Cash’s Sun Master Recordings Won’t Be Sold

Master recordings by Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis will not be sold at an auction after a federal judge permanently blocked the sale, according to The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. Sun Entertainment Corp., which claimed ownership of the recordings via the Sun Records label, sued to prevent the sale at an auction early next year, and the Sun recordings were pulled from the auction by Ocean Tomo, a Chicago-based firm described on its Web site as “an intellectual capital merchant banc.” The tapes were intended to be sold by Creative Sounds Inc., as part of a larger catalog of 30,000 master recordings. The judge’s decision was made in July and announced on Thursday (Aug. 16) by Sun Entertainment Corp.