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With His Hot and Blue Guitar (LP 1220) Johnny Cash
Dance Album of.... (SLP 1225) Carl Perkins
Jerry Lee Lewis (SLP 1230) Jerry Lee Lewis
Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous (SLP 1235) Johnny Cash
Greatest (SLP 1240) Johnny Cash
Sings Hank Williams and Other Favorite Tunes (SLP 1245) Johnny Cash
Million Sellers... (SLP 1250) Various Artists
Now Here's.... (SLP 1255) Johnny Cash
At the Rockhouse (SLP 1260) Roy Orbison
Jerry Lee's Greatest (SLP 1265) Jerry Lee Lewis
All Aboard the Blue Train (SLP 1270) Johnny Cash
Original Sun Sound (SLP 1275) Johnny Cash
Elvis Presley (LPM-1254) Elvis Presley
Good Rockin' Tonight (130.252) Elvis Presley
Elvis For Everyone (LPM/LSP-3450) Elvis Presley
The Blues Came Down From Memphis (HAS 8265) Various Artists
Let's Go Down South (Neshoba N-11) Various Artists
Doctor Ross His First Recordings (Arhoolie 1065) Doctor Ross
Blue In The Morning (Polydor 2383 214) Joe Hill Louis & Willie Nix
A Legendary Performer Volume 1 (CPL1-0341) Elvis Presley
Good Rockin' Tonight (Bopcat LP-BF-100) Various Artists
The Sun Collection (HY-1001) Elvis Presley
Lowdown Memphis Harmonica Jam 1950-1955 (Nighthawk 103) Various Artists
Elvis The Sun Sessions (APM1-1675) Elvis Presley
The Sun Years - Interviews And Memories (Sun 1001) Elvis Presley
Don't Step On My Blue Suede Shoes (CR 30119) Various Artists
The Best Of Sun Rockabilly - Volume 1 (CR 30123) Various Artists
The Best Of Sun Rockabilly - Volume 2 (CR 30124) Various Artists
The Legendary Sun Performers (CR 30130) Carl Mann
The Legendary Sun Performers (CR 30131) Billy Riley
The Legendary Sun Performers (CR 30132) Warren Smith
The Legendary Sun Performers (CR 30133) Rosco Gordon
The Legendary Sun Performers (CR 30134) Howlin' Wolf
The Legendary Sun Performers (CR 30135) Junior Parker & Billy Love
The Legendary Sun Performers (CR 30136) Sonny Burgess
The Sun Story - Volume 1 (9330-901A) Johnny Cash
Rockabilly Rules OK (CR 30138) Various Artists
Sun Sound Special - Raunchy Rockabilly (CR 30147) Various Artists
Sun Sound Special - Shoobie Oobie (CR 30148) Various Artists
Sun Sound Special - Memphis Beat (CR 30149) Various Artists
Sun Sound Special - Tennessee Country (CR 30150) Various Artists
Sun Sound Special - Billy Riley (CR 30151) Billy Riley
Rockabilly's Main Man (CR 30161) Charlie Feathers
Tough Stuff - Sun's Instrumental Gold (CR 30186) Various Artists
Rebel Rockabilly (CR 2015) Various Artists
The Million Dollar Quartet (Charly Sun 1006) Various Artists
The Sun Box (Sunbox 100) Various Artists
The Sun Years (Sunbox 101) Carl Perkins
The Sun Years (Sunbox 102) Jerry Lee Lewis
A Legendary Performer - Volume 4 (CPL1-4848) Elvis Presley
The Sun Years - (Sunbox 103) Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two
A Golden Celebration (CPM6-5172) Elvis Presley
Red Hot Riley ( CDX 9) Billy Riley
Memphis Blues - Unissued Titles From The 1950s (KK 7427) Various Artists
Reconsider Baby (PL85418) Elvis Presley
Original Hits & Midnight Demos (CDX 10) Charlie Rich
Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950 - 1956 (Sunbox 105) Various Artists
Sun Records - The Country Years - 1950 - 1959 (BFX 15211) Various Artists
Rockabilly Guy 1954 - 1962 (CR 30262) Hayden Thompson
The Sun Story (RNDA 71103) Various Artists
Sun Records - The Rocking Years (Sunbox 106) Various Artists
Sun Records - Rock Boppin' Baby - (BFX 151949) Ed Bruce
The Complete Sun Sessions (PL 86414(2) Elvis Presley
The One Million Dollar Quartet (SP 5001) Various Artists
A Teen's Way (BFX 15242) Narvel Felts
Real Memphis Rock And Roll (CDX 23) Warren Smith
Original Sun Recordings (BFX 15337) Dane Stinit
Problem Child (Z-2006) Roy Orbison
More Sundown Rockers (LP 1036) Various Artists
The Sound Of Sun (SAM 103) Various Artists
Sun Records Into The 60s (Sunbox 109) Various Artists 
I Need A Man (BFX 15359) Barbara Pittman
The Great Performances (PL-82227) Elvis Presley
Let's Bop (BFX 15237) Jack Earls
Memphis Bop - Volume 1 (Boot 706) Various Artists
Memphis Bop - Volume 2 (Boot 706) Various Artists
Elvis At Sun (82876 61205) Elvis Presley
The Sun Records Story (LDS9670) Various Artists

 
 
October 11, 1957 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm LP 1220 mono
JOHNNY CASH WITH HIS HOT AND BLUE GUITAR!
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar is the debut album of country singer Johnny Cash, released on October 11, 1957. The album contained four of his hit singles: "I Walk The Line'', "Cry! Cry! Cry!'', "So Doggone Lonesome'', and "Folsom Prison Blues''. It was re-issued on July 23, 2002 as an expanded edition, under the label Varese Vintage, containing five bonus tracks, three being alternate versions of tracks already present on the original LP. This was the first LP ever issued on Sam Phillips' Sun Records label.

Only five of the twelve songs came from his pen. He recorded a cover version of ''Rock Island Line'' then a hit for Lonnie Donegan, and another train song, ''Wreck Of The Old 97'', that had been one of the first country million sellers some thirty years earlier for Vernon Dalhart. There was a token nod towards Hank Williams, ''I Heard That Lonesome Whistle'', a revival of Stuart Hamblen/Ernest Tubb hit from 1950, ''Remember Me'', and a song from a very young Jerry Reed, ''If The Good Lord's Willing''. Cash even managed to sneak a religious song on the album, ''I Was There When It Happened''. It was a varied collection and represented the only album that Cash specifically recorded for Sun - the other five were cobbled together after he left. It also carried no hint of what was to follow.

On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that read: ''Johnny Cash and his music are one- blending to produce the kind of songs that bridge the gap from heart to heart. As Johnny says, ''There are three things you can't get away from. Loneliness, that certain kind of woman, and God''. And so the songs in this album echo the sincerity of Johnny's words and the universal truth of his experience.

When it comes to loneliness, you'd think Johnny Invented the word. Naturally endowed with a range, bit, hollow voice, Johnny's melancholy mood comes through strong on such blues ballads as his composition, ''So Doggone Lonesome'' or the old railroad folk song, ''I Heard That Lonesome Whistle''.

If there's an answer to man's loneliness, it's Woman. A woman can change a man's life completely. This is what Johnny says - a hit teasingly - in ''I Walk The Line'' (another Cash tune). This record, on single release, hit the top in the country and western field and also made ''Top 20 in the Nation'' in the pop field. Of course, you have to take the bitter with the sweet - hence, ''Cry, Cry, Cry''.

Coming to the third inescapable element, Johnny in this album sings one song of a spiritual nature. There's religious conviction in the strong, sensitive voice of Johnny Cash when he sings ''I Was There When It Happened''. Those who know him say that Johnny's religion to him is a very real thing, source of the peace he sings of so knowingly.

How does a young man of 23 get to be so serious, so soon? In Johnny's case, it was a matter of facing hard, cold facts from childhood. Brought up on a 40-acre cotton farm at Dyess Colony, Ark., Johnny was one of six children. The Cash family, though of necessity hard-working, always had time to sing together, and it was at home Johnny acquired his love of music.

At 18, Johnny enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. It was while serving ''three long, miserable years'' in Germany that he bought a guitar and taught himself to play. It went a long way in combatting blues and boredom, and to Johnny it was fun to work out original melodies now and then.

Service life completed, Johnny enrolled in a Memphis radio school, determined to become an announcer. On an impulse, he went into Sun Records Company one day and rather shyly asked Sun Records President Sam Phillips to audition him.

That was perhaps the most fateful day in Johnny's life, because he was immediately signed by Sun and his musical career was launched. That was in late '55, and one year later, Johnny was named the most promising country and western artist of the year separate polls.

Johnny writes nearly all his songs ''when I'm on the road, feeling homesick.... When an idea comes into my head, I jot it down. Later at home, I fish out maybe 40 or 50 scraps of paper and see what I've got''.

Backing up Johnny are two long-time friends, electric guitarist Luther Perkins and bass player Marshall Grant. They supply a strong country beat that never lags.

To hear Johnny Cash Album is to know Johnny Cash - the man, the lonely dreamer with a stubborn streak of realism which makes for strong and unforgettable conversation in song''.

Side 1 SU-119 Contains
 Rock Island Line
I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
Country Boy
If The Good Lord's Willing
Cry! Cry! Cry!
Remember Me
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 SU-120 Contains
So Doggone Lonesome
I Was There When It Happened
I Walk The Line
Wreck Of The Old '97
Folsom Prison Blues
Doin' My Time
Original Sun Recordings
 

Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar!


 
 
1958 Sun Records 33rpm SLP-1225 mono
DANCE ALBUM OF CARL PERKINS
 
Cover issued years later.  Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.   

Among the great early rock and roll albums, Dance Album, Carl Perkins' first LP for Sun Records, tends to get the short end of the stick. There's a reason for that. Sam Phillips rushed the album out after Perkins left Sun for Columbia in 1958, which was two years after "Blue Suede Shoes" was a hit, so Perkins not only didn't have a big single in the charts, "Pink Pedal Pushers," his last for Sun, stalled at number 91 on the pop charts, but the label released it more as a cash-in than anything, and it never made much of an impact on the charts. These details fade into the past as the years go by, and what stands is the album itself, which is as good as rock and roll gets. First and foremost, the disc is a virtual greatest-hits album, containing most of Perkins' anthems, "Blue Suede Shoes'', "Movie Magg'', "Gone, Gone, Gone'', "Honey''. Note: 2 different covers available. Reissued with different sleeve as ''Teen Beat'' (August 1960). 

On the back cover, the liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that read:  ''This album could almost be described as ''Carl Perkins sings Carl Perkins''! With the exception of ''Only You'' and ''Wrong Yo Yo'', each of the titles included are Perkins tunes.

For the most part, they're happy songs, light, toe-tapping rhythm numbers that just naturally make you feel a little gayer.

Unquestionably, the best known Carl Perkins composition is ''Blue Suede Shoes''. This is the record that sky-rocketed Perkins fame in 1956. This plain, unassuming newcomer was the first country and western star to have a record (''Blue Suede Shoes'') on top in all three categories listed by Billboard magazine, popular, country and western, rhythm and blues.

In addition to ''Blue Suede Shoes'' you'll find here such carefree tunes as ''Boppin' The Blues'' and ''Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby''. Carl's enthusiasm is contagious, and it he doesn't make you feel like dancing, well, there's something wrong somewhere!

Carl Perkins, when he's not doing personal appearances on the road, still lives near his hometown of Jackson, Tennessee. Members of the household include his pretty wife, Valda and three rollicking youngsters.

And if feeling good is therapcutically good then listening to Carl Perkins is what the Doctor ordered... Carl from an instinctive knack for making you ''feel good'' and happy and ready for a frolic even if you are just by yourself listening to records. Carl on stage is an outstanding showman. On practically every return engagement throughout the country he packs the house with return customers plus enthusiastic people, young and old alike, who have heard about the Perkins magic on stage. This exuberance carries thru his records which makes recording Carl a treat instead of a job.

Carl, at 23, is not only young in years, he's young at heart. On hearing his records, you can instantly sense his vitality and friendliness. It's a safe bet that all you young 'uns - whatever your age, will enjoy Carl Perkins album''.

Side 1 SU-121 Contains
 Blue Suede Shoes
Movie Magg
Sure To Fall
Gone,  Gone, Gone
Honey Don't
Only You
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 SU-122 Contains
Tennessee
Wrong Yo Yo
Everybody's Trying To Be My  Baby
Matchbox
Your True Love
Boppin' The Blues
Original Sun Recordings
 

Dance Album Of Carl Perkins



May 1958 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm SLP 1230 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS

Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

This album featured Lewis's hit "High School Confidential", but for some reason producer Sam Phillips did  not include Lewis's bigger hits such as "Great Balls of Fire". Although widely regarded as the headline track,  the title "High School Confidential" was not applied to the album. In keeping with an occasional record  industry practice of the time (1958) the album was also released in 45rpm format, the twelve songs being  divided over a series of three Extended Play (EP) records, Sun EP 108, EP 109 and EP 110 all pictured.  The back cover of the LP feature a large picture of Sun Records President Sam Phillips admiring Lewis at the  piano in the famous studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. Phillips, then working to promote  his latest star Lewis and also wrote the liner notes for the album noting that Lewis "is regarded as the very  epitome in rock and roll". The album is currently available on CD, featuring bonus tracks from his first EP,  "The Great Ball of Fire" (Sun EP 107).

On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:  ''It Probably seems a little unusual for a record manufacturer to write his own liner notes for an artist's album.  But in this case, Jerry Lee Lewis's first LP, I want to express personally how proud Sun Record Company is  to present this fabulous showman in his interpretations of a variety of songs.

Jerry Lee, of course, is regarded as the very epitome in rock and roll. His biggest single sellers ''Whole Lotta  Shakin' Goin' On'', ''Great Balls Of Fire'', ''Breathless'', etc., have been characterized by the big beat and Jerry  Lee's natural, uninhibited vocal style. This is the kind of singing which brought him back to the Steve Allen  show for an encore one week after his first appearance in the summer of 1957. And it's magnetic  performances of tunes like these that make the kids get beside themselves when Jerry Lee plays personal  appearances.

But even so – Jerry Lee Lewis is very versatile. You'll see what I mean when you listen to this LP. He goes  from a wild ''High School Confidential'' (which is from his MGM movie of the same name) to a tender ballad  such as ''Fools Like Me'' with no difficulty whatsoever.

In fact, Jerry Lee sings a mean ballad. He gives the old folk tune ''Goodnight Irene'' a bluesy shuffle  interpretation I'd be willing to bet you've never heard before. Likewise, ''It All Depends'' is given the full  Lewis treatment – and if it doesn't move you, you've just got no sentimentality.

Jerry Lee's version of ''When The Saints Go Marching In'' will probably strike you as something quite out of  the ordinary. Only a southerner, who has attended camp meetings or other revival-type gatherings, can fully  appreciate the quality of fervor and abandonment that Jerry Lee gives this selection. Whereas ''When The  Saints Go Marching In'' is thought of now mostly as a Dixieland standard, this version goes back to its origin  as an authentic fundamentalist religious song.

I believe this is one of the finest albums ever assembled – truly showing the limitless versatility and talent of  Jerry Lee.

Playing and singing for you – here is Jerry Lee Lewis''.

Sam C. Phillips
       President, Sun Record Company

May, 1958
Memphis, Tenn.

Side 1 SU-123 Contains
Don't Be Cruel
Goodnight Irene
Put Me Down
It All Depends
Ubangi Stomp
Crazy Arms
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 SU-123 Contains
Jambalaya
Fools Like Me
High School Confidential
When The Saints Go Marching In
Matchbox
I'll Be Me
Original Sun Recordings
 

Jerry Lee Lewis



November 13, 1958 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm SLP 1235 mono
JOHNNY CASH SINGS THE SONGS THAT MADE HIM FAMOUS

Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

''Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous'' is the second album by singer Johnny Cash, and  later re-issued in 2003, under the label Varèse Sarabande, with four different versions of tracks already  present on the original LP as a bonus, but on the back cover, the liner notes tell the full story.

''Even as a little boy, Johnny Cash had a feeling he was going to be famous one day. It wasn't the kind of  premonition he could go about telling people. They'd have thought dreams of fame and riches pretty far  removed from Cash's barely-productive 40-acre cotton farm in Arkansas. Especially since Johnny had no  idea of how he was going to make his mark.

Johnny left the farm to go into the Air Force – and in his travels he acquired first, a wife – and secondly, a  guitar. Assigned to Germany and forced to leave his wife behind, Johnny found a faithful companion in his  guitar. The boys in the barracks seemed to like this ''pickin' and singin''' and gradually the plan for a career  began to take shape. He would be a singer , a country singer.

When he got back from service, Johnny was not so modest about his plans for the future. He let his Memphis  friends know he was going to be a singer – a good singer, a famous singer – a singer who would  revolutionize country music. No manor how long it took – he was determined?

As it happened, Lady Luck inclined her face toward Johnny almost immediately. His releases on the Sun  label were instantly acclaimed, and in 1956, one year after Johnny Cash launched his recording career, he  was named the most promising country and western artist of the year in four separate polls.

After the success of ''I Walk The Line'' as a simultaneous country and western and popular hit, it was  indicated the course Johnny's career should take. Though always identifying himself as a singer for the  country fans, a favorite entertainer on the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash with ''Ballad Of A Teen-Age Queen''  came to be a top selling artist in the pop recording field.

Almost reluctantly, Johnny evolved a pop-country style in arrangement and instrumentation, evident in such  hits as ''Guess Things Happen That Way'' and ''The Ways Of A Woman In Love'' to supply the demand for  Cash records by fans of both types of music. It is ironic that Johnny Cash caused more of a revolution in pop  music than in country music, as was his aim, by being one of the first country and western artists exposed on  national ''general entertainment'' TV shows, and the first country and western artist to capture the LP market  with one great release (Sun 1220).

Johnny Cash, in his voice, looks and demeanor, carries a certain aura of ''specialness''. He is a very dramatic  figure, tall, muscular, with blue-black hair. He looks the part of a folk singer, a 20th century wandering  minstrel. And his fatalistic style, both in composing and singing, has a quality of monotone, but of
''emotional monotone'' that defies analysis, but which is genuinely powerful.

Johnny Cash is one of those persons endowed with an exceptional talent which had to express itself. And  being expressed, his talent has been uniquely recognized and applauded by many loyal fans, who will enjoy  the reminiscent album of the songs which to date are landmarks in the career of the one and only Johnny  Cash''.

Liner notes by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes

Side 1: SU-125 Contains
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
There You Go
I Walk The Line
Don't Make Me Go
Guess Things Happen That Way
Train Of Love
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: SU-126 Contains
The Ways Of A Woman In Love
Next In Line
You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
I Can't Help It
Home Of The Blues
Big River
Original Sun Recordings
 

Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous


 
January 12, 1959 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm SLP-1240 stereo
JOHNNY CASH - GREATEST!
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

Greatest! is the fourth album by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Sun Records in 1959. It was Cash's third record on the label, which he had left the previous year to join Columbia Records. By the time the album was released, Cash had already recorded ''The Fabulous Johnny Cash'', his first album with Columbia. The tracks on Greatest! were recorded between July 1955 and July 1958. Six out of the twelve songs became singles, with "Get Rhythm" topping the country charts and becoming the most successful one. The album was re-released on Varèse Sarabande on May 6, 2003 with four additional tracks, two of them being alternate versions of songs already on the record. And of course, on the back cover liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes.

''The 1950s, as they go down in musical history, have been marked by a revolution in the record business which has brought to the public attention an unprecedented number of new artists. Now that we're looking toward the 1960s, it's plain that a few of these overnight sensation have endured, and Sun Records is justifiably proud that one of their discoveries, Johnny Cash, has earned an abiding place in the hearts of the music lovers of the United States and the entire world.

Call it personality, style, individuality, whatever you choose, that quality which endears a performer to his public is an asset which cannot be duplicated. Johnny Cash's personality pervades each selection on this album. The listener senses his warmth, his sincerity, his humor, and most of all his sense of loneliness, which perhaps is his strongest bond with the man or woman who pauses to listen to his singing.

Included in the selection on this LP are numbers which have soared high in the nation's popularity charts as single releases: ''Kathy, Too'' and ''Luther's Boogie'', to mention just a couple. Also found here are three tunes penned by another great of the music world, Hank Williams. ''You Win Again'', ''Hey, Good Lookin''', and ''I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You'' represent the best of Hank Williams, the writer, and Johnny Cash, the artist.

Johnny Cash, just a few years ago an Arkansas farmboy has matured to an entertainment figure with the magic to endear his total personality to his fans. His records, his frequent TV appearances, and his road tours are bringing him increasingly closer to his fans. Audiences like not only his singing and playing, they like him as a person. They trust him and they sense that Johnny is their friends.

It is for these loyal followers that Sun Records presents GREATEST - JOHNNY CASH.

Side 1 SU-127 Contains
Goodbye Little Darlin'
I Just Thought You'd Like To Know
You Tell Me
Just About Time
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Katy Too
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 SU-128 Contains
Thanks A Lot
Luther's Boogie
You Win Again
Hey Good Lookin'
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
Get Rhythm
 
Original Sun Recordings
 

Johnny Cash - Greatest!



September 15, 1960 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm SLP 1245 mono
JOHNNY CASH SINGS HANK WILLIAMS

Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

''Sings Hank Williams'' is the seventh album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released under Sun  Records in 1960. The album was reissued on Varèse Sarabande on June 17, 2003 as ''Sings Hank Williams  and Other Favorites'' with five bonus tracks, two of them being alternate recordings of numbers already  available on the album. Contrary to what the title might suggest, only the first four out of the twelve tracks  on the album were written by Williams himself, with most of the others being versions of Cash's self-penned  songs. Liner notes written on the back cover by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes.

''If there is one man who can fill the void left in the hearts of music lovers by the untimely death of Hank Williams, he is Johnny Cash. Only a few years have elapsed since Hank Williams was living, and singing his heart-touching songs. But already he had been recorded that type of immortality which comes to performers who are truly ''great''. The little people who enjoyed his music were important to Hank, and this is probably why they in turn idolized this man who was the symbol of all the warmth and sincerity and genuine emotion that country music possesses.

Johnny Cash is a singer who makes the same type of appeal which Hank Williams did. Audiences like not only his singing and playing, they like him as a person. They trust him and they sense that Johnny Cash is their friend.

It is very appropriate that Johnny Cash should keep alive the music and memory of Hank Williams through this album. Hank William fans are almost sure to be Johnny Cash fans, and vice versa. The numbers recorded here are representative of the best of Hank Williams as a songwriter and the best of Johnny Cash as an artist.

Included in the album also are some of ''Johnny's million sellers'', the choice records that are most in demand by the collectors of Cash records. The popular Gene Lowery Singers provide an added element on several of the selections in the album.  
Barbara Barnes

Side 1 SU-129 Contains
I Can't Help It
You Win Again
Hey Good Lookin'
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
Next In Line
Straight A's In Love
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 SU-130 Contains
Folsom Prison Blues
Give My Love To Rose
I Walk The Line
I Love You Because
Come In Stranger
Mean Eyed Cat
Original Sun Recordings

This album (SLP 1245 ''Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams'') had made a great deal of money. So Barbara  Barnes convinced Sam Phillips that for this fourth one, which chiefly featured songs by Hank Williams, they  should go to full color. The problem was, they had run out of decent photos of Johnny Cash to use for the  cover, and they had none in color. They decided the best thing to do was to use a model to pose for a  riverscape to suggest a lonesome guitar picker. On of the young hopefuls who hung around the Sun studio  had Johnny's height, black hair, and overall proportions, Bill Justis and Joy Webb met one day at sunset and  shot this musician. He was posed standing by a barbed-wire fence overlooking a river, a narrow stretch of the  Mississippi or the Wolf River. In his brown fringed jacket and holding his guitar, the musicians was standing  in the foreground with only part of his profile showing, but the emphasis in the shot was a beautiful glowing  sunset reflected in the water. When Sun issued the album it sold just as well as if they had Johnny Cash on  the cover, and no one ever asked is that was Johnny Cash. They left put the Sun logo on the front, putting it  on the back instead, and it was the only Johnny Cash LP on which to sign Barbara Barnes name. In the liner  notes she began, ''If there is one man who can fill the void left in the hearts of music lovers by the untimely  death of Hank Williams, he is Johnny Cash''.
 

Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams


 
1961 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm SLP-1250 mono
SUN'S GOLD HITS - VOLUME 1
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.  Note: Reissued with different jacket as Sun's Golden Hits, Volume 1. Liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes.

''The small Sun studio at 706 Union in Memphis was variously described. It was called ''a chicken coop with echo chamber'', or ''a hole in the wall completely surrounded by Cadillacs''. It was not an impressive-looking place, granted. But this studio truly was the home of rock and roll.

It was a rectangle - 18' by 30'. There was a door at either ens, one leading into the control room, where mixers, echo chambers, and other gadgets known only to the few who did weird and wonderful trhings with sound.

By way of prologue, one should mention Elvis Presley. Though his Sun masters were sold to another label, and therefore do not have a place in this album, it was he who became the Grandaddy of rock and roll, cutting here at 706 Union his startlingly new rendition of what was then known as rhythm and blues, a province formerly reserved for Negro singers.

After Presley came a succession of discoveries who individually set definite patterns in popular music, and collectively established the reputation of Sun Records as one of the hottest and most creative labels in the country and Memphis as the rock and roll capital in the world.

Each ''had his own kick going'', as another illustrious Tennessean has phrased it. Carl Perkins, carefree and light, with the simple, infectious rhythm of the new dance: ''Blue Suede Shoes'' and ''Boppin' The Blues''.

Johnny Cash - tall, dark, and moody. A dramatic figure who somehow has the gift of communicating to others his understanding of the loneliness, the longing for something more, basic in all of us. A true folk singer, in the best sense of the word.

Jerry Lee Lewis, wild blond mane flying, beating it out at his ''pumping piano'' - singing, shouting, moaning, with complete abandon. Who could forget ''Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On''?

Then came Bill Justis, a balding, cat-talking bandleader and arranger who popularized the instrumental, which had been in limbo since the 40s. ''Raunchy'' was an instant smash - and another Memphian's name was added to the list of popular music greats.

Carl Mann was only 16, shy and unsure, when he wandered in with an arrangement of ''Mona Lisa'' that put him up in the charts with the big boys. His trend-setting style was widely copied by amateurs and also by some of the established stars of the recording field.

Finally, there was Charlie Rich, coming into his own as an artist after a long stretch as songwriter and pianist for most of Sun's big names. Charlie Rich, versatile as an artist, unpredictable as a personality-composing and singing everything from gut-bucket blues to uptown pop.

And behind it all has been the guiding genius of a man whose daring innovations have set the pace for our popular music almost a decade, Sam Phillips, founder and owner of Sun Records. Which company, by the way, is now recording in two ultra-modern facilities: 639 Madison, Memphis, Tennessee, and 319 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee.
Barbara Barnes

 
Side 1 SU-131 Contains 
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis) EPA 107
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash) LP 1220
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) SLP 1225
You Win Again (Jerry Lee Lewis) EPA 111
Mona Lisa (Carl Mann) PLP 1960
Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich) PLP 1970
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 SU-132 Contains
Raunchy (Bill Justis) PLP 1950
Guess Things Happen That Way (Johnny Cash) SLP 1235
Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis) Sun 288
Stay (Charlie Rich) PLP 1970
I'm Coming Home (Carl Mann) PLP 1960
Boppin' The Blues (Carl Perkins) SLP 1225
 
Original Sun Recordings
 

Sun's Gold Hits - Volume 1


 
October 21, 1961 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm SLP-1255 stereo
NOW HERE'S JOHNNY CASH
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

One of the many Johnny Cash compilations released by Sun Records proprietor Sam Phillips after the singer's 1958 departure from the label, NOW HERE'S JOHNNY CASH contains several rarely heard songs, notably a version of "Sugartime," later to become a hit for the McGuire Sisters, and "My Treasure," one of Cash's earliest Sun recordings. In addition there's a pop-oriented "Oh Lonesome Me," heard here both with and without vocal sweetening, and, as a counterpoint, the earthy "So Doggone Lonesome," which displays Cash at his world-weary best. Bonus tracks also include a bare-bones version of "Home of the Blues" and alternate takes of "My Treasure" and "Sugartime."

The material on ''Now Here's Johnny Cash'' was recorded between 1954 and 1958 and was released by Sun Records in 1961. By then, of course, Johnny had been a Columbia artist for two years, but Sun was never a label to let an opportunity to ride along on the coat tails of another if there was a record to sell. Indeed, it must have been confusing for record buyers at the time with Sun and Columbia seemingly taking it in turns to release albums by Johnny Cash. 

The liner notes on the back cover tells: 

''America has seen many fine folk singers, apparently beginning with the pilgrims, but seldom, if ever has it seen the equals of Johnny Cash.

His style, earthy in approach, melancholy in mood and unique in presentation and sound make J. Cash truly a tradition in American folk and country music. 

Sun Records has put together this album with mainly ''Mood'' for Cash fans in mind. From ''Sugartime'' through ''Home Of The Blues'' you'll hear Johnny at his best''.

Be sure also to pick up all of Johnny's Sun Albums... if you already have 'em be sure to replace them whom worn and if so, beat it to your nearest record dealer''.

Side 1 SU-133 Contains
Sugartime
Down The Street To 301
Life Goes On
Port Of Lonely Hearts
Cry! Cry! Cry!
My Treasure
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 SU-134 Contains
Oh Lonesome Me
So Doggone Lonesome
You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
Story Of A Broken Heart
Hey Porter
Home Of The Blues
Complete Sun Recordings
 

Now Here's Johnny Cash


 
1961 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm Sun Records SLP 1260 mono
ROY ORBISON AT THE ROCK HOUSE
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

Roy Orbison at the Rock House is the first album by Roy Orbison. It was released in 1961 by Sun Records at a time when Orbison had already moved to the Monument label but had not yet put out an album. Sun Records owner Sam Phillips had a collection of songs Orbison had recorded at Sun between 1956 and 1958. Phillips capitalized on the national recognition Orbison had achieved at Monument through three major hit singles in 1960 and 1961 that had gone to the top of the Billboard charts. Most of the songs on Roy Orbison at the Rock House were written by Orbison but the songwriting credits were assigned to Sam Phillips, and are in the traditional rockabilly style the Sun label was known for. Notable exceptions are compositions by other Sun artists Harold Jenkins (better known as "Conway Twitty") and Johnny Cash. "Rock House" was written by Harold Jenkins.

On the back cover of this LP, liner notes says; ''Roy Orbison, a guy with a real taste for work when it comes to music, has provid that he has what it takes. Roy has been in the music business a long time, to be a young man, and has had a reasonable degree of success from the beginning both as an artist and writer.

Between his first success, ''Ooby Dooby'', ''Go Go Go'', ''Devil Doll'', etc., and his present spiral to the gold record orbit, Roy, lost no time in writing good material for other artists. I'm sure you will hear more of this side of him in the future - a real talented young man.

Roy was born in West Texas. He cut his teeth on the Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash early era and has steadily progressed along this category that has so richly enhanced the music industry of today.

You will find in this album a collection of Roy's adventures on the Sun label. We believe you'll find it to be a real ''Rock'' house for dancing and listening. It gives us great pride to present a real talent great, along with a real fine boy - Roy Orbison''!

Side 1 SU-135 Contains
This Kind Of Love
Devil Doll
You're My Baby
Trying To Get To You
It's Too Late
Rockhouse
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 SU-136 Contains
You're Gonna Cry
I Never Knew
Sweet And Easy To Love
Mean Little Mama
Ooby Dooby
Problem Child
 
Original Sun Recordings
 

Roy Orbison At The Rock House


 
December 1961 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm SLP-1265 stereo
JERRY LEE'S GREATEST!
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

The second album by Jerry Lee Lewis on the Sun Records label using a mix of songs including "Great Balls of Fire". It was the second of only two albums released during Lewis's time at Sun Records.

On the back cover of the LP, the liner notes tell you: ''Jerry Lee - one of the world's greatest showmen truly a pro in every phase of his profession has another great album demonstrating his versatility.

All the way from ''Money'', the opening selection on this collection of Lewis' interpretations, through ''Frankie And Johnny'' should give you an album for ''movin' to'' and I do mean movin'!

Jerry Lee was born in Ferriday, Louisiana one of three children. Two younger sisters both which are gifted musically. Although they have not made records yet could certainly do so when and if they get the ''bug''.

Jerry spent most of his professional music career playing shows and dances in and around Ferriday. From the time he was big enough to reach the keyboard he has been playing and singing.

An interesting bit on Jerry Lee is that he gets as much out of performing for a record session as for the public. He thoroughly enjoys music and can run the gamut from negro spirituals to a straight laced pop rendition with equal fervour for each category.

Please note that he is working with the ''big brass sound'' on ''Money'' and see if you and this Company will appreciate your comment. Just a postal card will suffice and it would be great to hear from all of you.

In case you don't have his other great album, please check your nearest record dealer - It's great too. It's titled ''Jerry Lee Lewis'' - It's a gasser!

Side 1 SU-137 Contains
Money
As Long As I Live
Country Music Is Here To Stay
Frankie And Johnny
Home
Hello, Hello Baby
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 SU-138 Contains
Let's Talk About Us
What'd I Say
Beak Up
Great Balls Of Fire
Cold Cold Heart
Hello Josephine
Original Sun Recordings
 

Jerry Lee's Greatest!


 
November 15, 1962 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm SLP-1270 stereo
ALL ABOARD THE BLUE TRAIN WITH JOHNNY CASH
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

''All Aboard The Blue Train'' is album by singer Johnny Cash. It was originally released in 1962 by Sun Records, and later re-issued in 2003 under the label Varèse Sarabande, with six bonus tracks. In 1962 Johnny Cash had already signed with Columbia Records, but Sun was still cashing in on him by releasing this album with 12 prior released tracks.

The original liner notes on the back cover tells you: ''At the request of many hundreds of Johnny's loyal fans and followers, we have been asked to put one Sun album all of Johnny's train and related songs.

This has been a distinct pleasure to do, as we feel Cash has proven himself to be one of the greatest singers of Country and Folk songs of this or any other generation.

One of his instinctive and intuitional qualities is his love of ''train'' songs. To Johnny the live and the magic of our heritage is best brought to a climax in us all by the many nostalgie sentiments brought to our minds eye by great romantic tradition of the early of the train.

Hardship, joy, love, loneliness and adventure are all a part of this romantic age of the ''big black wheel''. Johnny Cash brings many of these great songs to you in one of his best albums, ''Blue Train''. Our hope is that you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together''.

Side 1: 70-1 Contains
Blue Train
There You Go
Train Of Love
Goodbye Little Darlin'
I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow
Come In Stranger
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: 70-2 Contains
Rock Island Line
Give My Love To Rose
Hey Porter
Folsom Prison Blues
The Wreck Of The Old '97
So Doggone Lonesome
Original Sun Recordings
 

All Aboard The Blue Train With Johnny Cash


 
December 1964 Sun Records (LP) 33rpm SLP-1275 stereo
THE ORIGINAL SUN SOUND OF JOHNNY CASH
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. 

On the back cover liner notes written by Neil Lewis: ''One of the greatest compliments a record company can receive is to have the record buying public buy its product because they recognize its ability to develop a sound that ''shows off'' the true capabilities of the artists it records.

Sun Records has always believed that any artist is only as great as he is given the opportunity to be ''himself'' at the microphone. Sun has done with many artists - Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and many more including one of the greatest, Johnny Cash.

In this album, Johnny has another of his series of ''Sun Sound'' performances that is sure to be one of the biggest selling releases to date. This album, along with the six previously released Sun albums (listed on this cover), will give the record buying public one of the best collections of a truly great performer.

Johnny has  met all new trends in contemporary music with his unchanged style, which is displayed in one of his best ''record date showings'' in this album, the ''Original Sun Sound Of Johnny Cash''.

Side 1: Contains
Always Alone
Country Boy
Goodnight Irene
Wide Open Road
Thanks A Lot
Big River
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Belshazah
Born To Lose
New Mexico
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Two Timin' Woman
Story Of A Broken Heart
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Originale Sun Sound Of Johnny Cash


 
March 13, 1956 RCA Victor(LP) 33rpm LPM-1254 mono
ELVIS PRESLEY
 
Black label. Trademark Gramophone 1898 and Nipper on top. Label reads "Long 33 1/3 Play" at bottom. On the cover the catalog number is under the RCA logo in upper right. Elvis Presley's first album, consisted of five tracks recorded at Sun Records and seven tracks recorded in January 1956 at the New York City and Nashville studios of RCA. The cover photo was credited to Popsie, a pseudonym of photographer William S. Randolph. Four photos of Elvis Presley graced the back cover. First copies of the jacket had "Elvis" in light pink letters; in later pressings the letters were dark pink. "Elvis Presley" was the first album in history to sell one million copies. Certification as a million-seller was made by the RIAA on November 1, 1966. The album spawned a record five EPs. "Elvis Presley" entered Billboard's Best-Seller Pop Album chart on March 31, 1956 at #11. Within six weeks, it reached number one, remaining at the top 10 consecutive weeks. The total stay on the chart was 49 weeks.

Side 1: Contains
Blue Suede Shoes
I'm Counting On You
I Got A Woman
One Sided Love Affair
I Love You Because
Just Because
5, 6 Original Sun Recordings
1, 2, 3, 4, Original RCA Recordings

Side 2: Contains 
Tutti Frutti
Tryin' To Get To You
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry
I'll Never Let You Go
Blue Moon
Money Honey
2, 4, 5 Original Sun Recordings
1, 3, 6 Original RCA Recordings
 

Elvis Presley


 
1961 RCA France (LP) 33rpm 130.252 mono
ELVIS PRESLEY - GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
 
Yellow label. RCA logo on top. This extremely rare French 8-track 10-inch LP contained both sides of Elvis's first four Sun Records releases. "Good Rockin' Tonight" is significant because it didn't have the echo that RCA added to all of the Sun material. What you have here is the basic Sun sound in all its glory.

Side 1: Contains
Good Rockin' Tonight
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Baby Let's Play House
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You're A Heartbreaker
Original Sun Recordings
 

Elvis Presley - Good Rockin' Tonight


 
August 1965 RCA Victor (LP) 33rpm LPM/LSP-3450 mono/stereo
ELVIS FOR EVERYONE
 
Included Sun master with overdubbing. Black label. Trademark Gramophone 1898 and Nipper on top. Label reads "Monaural". On the cover the catalog number in lower left. RCA logo and Nipper in lower right. Since LaVern Baker's recording hadn't yet been released, it was Lonnie Johnson's version that Elvis influenced his styling. This overdubbed version of "Tomorrow Night" was released nine years after Elvis recorded it. For several years it was feared the original master of "Tomorrow Night" was either lost or destroyed. That fear provide to be unfounded, as RCA released the original version in 1985 on the "Reconsider Baby" (AFL1-5418) album, Sun master. "Elvis For Everyone" was originally going to be called "Elvis' Anniversary Album" to commemorate Elvis' tenth year with RCA. Tracks on the album were primarily unreleased songs from recording sessions dating back as far as February 24, 1957. The cover featured Elvis behind a sales counter with the following five LPs displayed: "Elvis Presley", "Elvis", "Elvis' Golden Records", "G.I. Blues", and "Blue Hawaii". "Elvis For Everyone" reached number 10 on Billboard's Top LPs chart. It had a 27-week stay on the chart.

Side 1: Contains
Your Cheatin' Heart
Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
In My Way
Tomorrow Night (Overdub Sun Unissued)
Memphis, Tennessee
5 Original Sun Recording (Overdub)
1-4, 6 Original RCA Recordings

Side 2: Contains
For The Millionth And The Last Time
Forget Me Never
Sound Advice
Santa Lucia
I Met Her Today
When It Rains, It Really Pours
Original RCA Recordings
 

Elvis For Everyone



March 1966 London Records (LP) 33rpm London HAS 8265 mono
THE BLUES CAME DOWN FROM MEMPHIS

A good selection of Sun's blues material, including representative cuts by Doctor Ross and James Cotton, Willie Nix, Jimmy DeBerry, Sammy Lewis, Little Milton as well as Rufus Thomas's ''Bear Cat'' and ''Tiger Man''. 

On the back cover of the album liner notes and biography written by Michael Vernon. ''Through the efforts of one man, Sam C. Phillips, the Sun Record Company has been, and still is, one of the major ''small'' labels of America. His seemingly unerring eye for talent was responsible for the discovery of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. But this was only the second half of a success story which last nearly twenty years. Prior to his entry into the record business, Phillips had been a band promotor and disk jockey. In the late 1940s he set up his own studio, recording solely Negro artists. Most of this material was released on the Bihari brothers labels, Modern, RPM and Meteor. Some was leased to the Chess brothers in Chicago, involving records by Howlin' Wolf, Doctor Ross, Harmonica Frank, Rufus Thomas and Walter Horton.

His venture proved so successful that Phillips soon realized the possibilities for forming his own record company. Having already recorded just about blues singers in and around Memphis, it was not hard to found material. Most of the first thirty releases on Sun were by blues artists, most of whom have since achieved fame of one sort or another. Probably the two most well-known to the world of popular blues music are Rufus Thomas and Little Junior Parker, whose Sun records bear for more resemblance to the blues than do their current output. Another singer who has recently gained a measure of hit parade success is Little Milton Cambell, though once again his present efforts are in rather different context to those he recorded for Sun.

Other singers less well-known to the majority of the record-buying public, but of perhaps greater interest to blues collectors, also contributed to the early success of Sun Records: Joe Hill Louis, the legendary one-man-band, whom Phillips had previously recorded for Modern; Willie Nix, the singer/drummer who later recorded for Checker and Chance; Jimmy DeBerry, who had recorded for Vocalion in 1939; Doctor Ross, here featured as a singer/harmonicanist, later to become another one-man-band; James Cotton, now a mainstay of the Muddy Waters Blues Band; Harmonica Frank, whose records on Chess are among the finest example of Postwar blues.

Side 1 Contains
The Boogie Disease (Sun 212) (Doctor Ross)
Cotton Crop Blues (Sun 206) (James Cotton)
Baker Shop Boogie (Sun 179) (Willie Nix)
Bear Cat (Sun 181) (Rufus Thomas)
Take A Little Chance (Sun 185) (Jimmy DeBerry)
Juke Box Boogie (Sun 212) (Doctor Ross)
I Feel So Worried (Sun 218) (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
If You Love Me (Sun 200) (Little Milton)
Time Has Made A Change (Sun 185) (Jimmy DeBerry)
Come Back Baby (Sun 193) (Doctor Ross)
So Long (Sun 218) (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Tiger Man (Sun 188) (King Of The Jungle) (Rufus Thomas)
Seems Like A Million Years (Sun 179) (Willie Nix)
Chicago Breakdown (Sun 193) (Doctor Ross)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Blues Came Down From Memphis



1966 Neshoba Records (LP) 33rpm NESHOBA N-11 mono
LETS GO DOWN SOUTH

Post War blues as sung from Memphis down to Dallas. The sad factor is that for most of the artistes here, the  few sides on this LP represent their total recorded output. A short session in a makeshift studio, ending in 3  or 4 sides, a few dollars paid, this was the beginning and end of their recording careers. Like their old 78's  details and information about these artistes is extremely hard to come by: no one wants to remember the  singer who 'never made it. What information there is available has been acquired by an extremely small  number of blues researchers, one of whom writes notes by John G. Allinson and Mike Leadbitter. A Limited  edition of 99 copies.

Side 1 Contains
Blue Serenade (Baby Face Turner)
Gonna Let You Go (Baby Face Turner)
Rabbit Blues (Charley Booker)
One Rainy Morning (Clarence London)
Going Back To Mama (Clarence London)
Cool Down Mama (Lost John Hunter)
School Boy (Lost John Hunter)
Goin' Down Slow (Joe Hill Louis)

Side 2 Contains
Lonesome Ol' Jail (D.A. Hunt)
Greyhound Blues (D.A. Hunt)
Country Clown (Doctor Ross)
Your Picture Done Fade (King 4517) (Country Paul)
Ain't It Sad (King 4517) (Country Paul)
Eyesight To The Blind (Joe Hill Louis)
Dollar Diggin' Woman Big (Charley Bradix)
Boogie Like You Wanna (Big Charley Bradix)
 

Let's Go Down South


 
1972 Arhoolie Records (S) 33rpm Arhoolie 1065 mono
DOCTOR ROSS HIS FIRST RECORDINGS
 
13-track vinyl LP, compiling a number of outstanding recordings by the Delta bluesman Doctor Ross, originally recorded for the Sun label and all featuring the Doc's unique guitar-and-harmonica style. Recorded 1951-1954 Memphis Recording Service and Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

Side 1: Contains
Shake 'Em On Down
Down South Blues
Shake A My Hand
Little Soldier Boy
Mississippi Blues
Going Back South
Dr. Ross Breakdown
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Going To The River
Good Thing Blues
Turkey Leg Woman
Country Clown
My BeBop Gal
Memphis Boogie
Original Sun Recordings
 

Doctor Ross His First Recordings



1973 Polydor Records (LP) 33rpm Polydor 2383 214 mono
BLUE IN THE MORNING

Side 1 Contains
Nappy Head Woman (Joe Hill Louis)
Cold Chills (Joe Hill Louis)
Mistreat Me Woman (Joe Hill Louis)
Key To The Highway (Joe Hill Louis)
Blue In The Morning (Joe Hill Louis)
Highway  (Joe Hill Louis)
Big Legged Woman (Joe Hill Louis)
Gotta Go Baby (Joe Hill Louis)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Eyesight To The Blind (Joe Hill Louis)
The Way You Treat Me (Joe Hill Louis)
Peace Of Mind (Joe Hill Louis)
At The Woodchopper's Ball (Joe Hill Louis)
I Love My Baby (Joe Hill Louis)
Western Union Man (Joe Hill Louis)
Lonesome Bedroom Blues (RPM 327) (Willie Nix)
Try Me One More Time (RPM 327) (Willie Nix)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Blue In The Morning


 
January 2, 1974 RCA Victor (LP) 33rpm CPL1-0341 mono
ELVIS - A LEGENDARY PERFORMER - VOLUME 1
 
Black label. Gold letters. Large die-cut hole in center. The previously unreleased "Tonight's All Right For Love" and an alternate take of "I Love You Because" were featured on this album. Until this album, "Tonight's All Right For Love" had been available only in non-English speaking countries. Also included were unreleased versions of "Love Me", Tryin' To Get To You", and "Are You Lonesome Tonight" from the 1968 TV special "Elvis"; two excerpts from the "Elvis Sails" EP; and seven previously released recordings. "Elvis A Legendary Performer, Volume 1" came with a 16-page booklet, "The Early Years". The album jacket had a die-cut window that allowed the photo on the cardboard innersleeve to be seen. Later pressings had the standard cover. In 1978 RCA released an experimental picture disc using the contents of this LP. Sales for "Elvis A Legendary Performer, Volume 1" exceeded #1 million and a Gold Record was certified by the RIAA on January 8, 1975. The album had a 14-week stay on Billboard's Top LPs chart, peaking at #43. After Elvis Presley's death, the album recharted for another 14 weeks, this time reaching #62.

Side 1: Contain
That's All Right
I Love You Because (Sun Unissued)
Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Sails Interview
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Tryin' To Get To You
1, 2 Original Sun Recordings
3-7 Original RCA Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Love Me Tender
Peace In The Valley
Elvis Sails Interview
A Fool Such As I
Tonight's All Right For Love
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Can't Help Falling In Love
Original RCA Recordings
 

Elvis - A Legendary Performer - Volume 1


 
1974 Bopcat Records (LP) 33rpm LP-BF-100 mono
GOOD ROCKING TONIGHT
 
Bootleg release. Alternate and unissued Sun recordings. Black label. Bopcat logo on top. Label reads "E. Aron" on top. On the back cover liner notes of discographical information.

Seven Sun recordings of Elvis Presley. All the rest of the selection Sun recordings of Jerry Lee Lewis, George Klein, Warren Smith, and Billy Riley. Also includes studio discussion with Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Phillips, Billy Riley, and James Van Eaton. The highlight of the record, however, has to be this studio discussion between Sam Phillips and Jerry Lee Lewis about religion. Lewis argues that rock and roll is not Christian and doesn't promote the Lord's work. Sam Phillips eventually persuades Lewis to record a rousing rendition of "Great Balls Of Fire". This album was limited to 500 copies and it is the best LP from the Sun years.

The track '' Savin' It All For You'' by Warren Smith is wrongly titled and credited to Warren Smith, it's in fact a track by Pee Wee Trahan titled ''Keepin' All My Lovin'''.

Side 1 Contains
Good Rockin' Tonight (Sun 210)
My Baby Is Gone (Alternate Take)
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Alternate Take)
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Alternate Take)
I'll Never Let You Go (Alternate Take)
Mystery Train (Sun 223)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Sun 223)
All tracks by Elvis Presley
 
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
The Return Of Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun 301)
(Narration by George Klein & Louis Pittman)
Savin' It All For You (Warren Smith)
Milkshake Mademoiselle (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Studio discussion between Sam Phillips, Jerry Lee Lewis,
James Van Eaton & Billy Riley
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Rock With Me Baby (Billy Riley)
Trouble Bound (Billy Riley)
 
Original Sun Recordings
 

Good Rocking Tonight


 
July 1975 Starcall RCA (LP) 33rpm HY-1001 mono
THE SUN COLLECTION
 
Green label. Two versions known to exist, one says "Starcall" whereas the other does not. On the cover, two versions known to exist, one has ads for other Starcall series LPs on the backcover, the other has the discography and Sun Records story, the same as the "The Sun Sessions". Fifteen songs recorded by Elvis Presley at Sun Records in 1954 and 1955, as well as an alternate take of "I Love You Because" were included in this English import LP. In 1976 the album gained wide distribution in the United States, prompting RCA release "The Sun Sessions".

The story about the sleeve notes for the Elvis Presley Sun Collection was one of the first writing gigs that Nigel Goodall undertook on special for an album. On hearing about the project, he approached Shaun Greenfield, then the RCA product manager in the United Kingdom, with his offer to submit some sleeve notes for the sixteen track compilation of recordings Elvis had made in the Sun studios in Memphis between 1954 and 1955. Although RCA had asked Roy Carr of the New Musical Express to write the notes, it was not one hundred percent settled if he would. It was under those conditions and the proviso that if Carr went ahead, they would be featured on the finished album, that Nigel proceeded with his notes, but by the time he had delivered them to RCA, Carr had already submitted his, which as RCA made clear from the outset ended up on the album. The only copy of the notes that Nigel retained was his own personal copy that were printed on a blank white record sleeve, and signed by Elvis Presley in 1976, but regrettably lost during a house move in the early 1990s.

Side 1 Contains
That's All Right (Sun 209)
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Sun 209)
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Sun 210)
Good Rockin' Tonight (Sun 210)
Milkcow Blues Boogie (Sun 215)
You're A Heartbreaker (Sun 215)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Sun 217)
Baby, Let's Play House (Sun 217)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Mystery Train (Sun 223)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Sun 223)
I'll Never Let You Go
I Love You Because
Tryin' To Get To You
Blue Moon
Just Because
I Love You Because (Take 2)
 
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Collection



1976 Nighthawk Records (LP) 33rpm Nighthawk 103 mono
LOWDOWN MEMPHIS HARMONICA JAM 1950 - 1955

This collection features nothing but "holy grail" status blues. All of these tracks were recorded by Sam Phillips at the Memphis Recording Service in the early 1950's and represent some of the rawest, most dynamic and primitive blues ever recorded. Discography and biography with liner notes by Leroy Pierson

Side 1 Contains
Harmonica Jam (Hot Shot Love)
Wolf Call Boogie (Hot Shot Love)
Street Walkin' Woman (Joe Hill Louis)
Walkin' Talkin' Blues (Joe Hill Louis)
Cadillac Blues (J. D. Horton)
Why Don't You Let Me Be (J. D. Horton)
Now Tell Me Baby (Mumbles)
Jumpin' Blues (Mumbles)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Gotta Let You Got )Joe Hill Louis)
Boogie In The Park (Joe Hill Louis)
Seems Like A Million Years (Willie Nix)
Bakershop Boogie (Willie Nix)
Wine Head Woman (Woodrow Adams)
Baby, You Just Don't Know (Woodrow Adams)
Love My Baby (Chicago Sunny Boy)
On The Floor (Chicago Sunny Boy)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Lowdown Memphis Harmonica Jam 1950 - 1955


 
March 22, 1976 RCA (LP) 33rpm APM1-1675 mono
ELVIS THE SUN SESSIONS
 
Tan label. RCA logo left at center. Victor logo right at center. On the cover the RCA logo in lower right. On the back cover RCA logo in upper right. Liner notes by Roy Carr. Innersleeve has ads for other Elvis LPs. The Sun Sessions is a compilation of Elvis Presley recordings at Sun Studios in 1954 and 1955. It was issued by RCA Records in 1976. It had been issued and charted as The Sun Collection in the United Kingdom the previous year. It features liner notes by Roy Carr of the New Musical Express. It features most of the tracks recorded at Sun studio by Sam Phillips, the head of Sun Studios. 

The LP it includes "That's All Right'' one of the few recordings regarded as "the first rock and roll record''. Phillips said that Presley was rehearsing with his band, Scotty Moore and Bill Black, when Presley started singing the song, a blues song written by Arthur Crudup. Phillips said that the version of the song was what he was looking for when he signed Presley, and turned the tape recorder on. Elvis recorded more than 20 songs at the Sun studio, including some private recordings. Of these, 15 appear on this album. The Sun Sessions was released in March 1976 and reached number 76 on the pop and number 2 on the country charts. The single "Baby, Let's Play House" combined with "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" reached number 5 on the country charts in 1955. The single "That's All Right" did not chart in the United States when released in 1954, and it was never issued as a single in Great Britain during Presley's lifetime. 

In 2004, the song became the focus of attention when it was the subject of a great deal of publicity because of the 50-year anniversary. There was a special ceremony on 6 July 2004 featuring Isaac Hayes, Justin Timberlake, more which was beamed live to 1200 radio stations. The song went top 5 in the United Kingdom and Canada and also charted in Australia. The Sun Sessions was also reissued in 2004 (in Japan only) to celebrate the anniversary. 

In 2003, the album was ranked number 11 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2001, the TV channel VH1 named it the 21st greatest album of all time. All music rates it as five stars, saying "it collects his first, and arguably most important, recordings into one convenient package. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll included two tracks from the album, "Mystery Train" and "That's All Right." 

In 2002 The Sun Sessions were chosen by the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress to be included in its archives given their importance to the development of American popular music. This album is the very first Elvis album to feature "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine", which was only previously issued as a single. After more than 20 years, "The Sun Sessions" marked the song's official debut on LP.

Side 1 Contains
That's All Right (Sun 209)
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Sun 209)
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Sun 210)
Good Rockin' Tonight (Sun 210)
Milkcow Blues Boogie (Sun 215)
You're A Heartbreaker (Sun 215)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone(Sun 217)
Baby, Let's Play House (Sun 217)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Mystery Train (Sun 223)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Sun 223)
I'll Never Let You Go
I Love You Because
Tryin' To Get To You
Blue Moon
Just Because
I Love You Because (Take 2)
 
Original Sun Recordings
 

Elvis The Sun Sessions


 
1977 Sun International (LP) 33rpm SUN 1001 mono
THE SUN YEARS - INTERVIEWS AND MEMORIES
 
Yellow label. Has the outer circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with exception of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appears. The cover is light yellow; cream colour. Printing is done in light brown. On the back cover liner notes by Max Needham. Some variations: Yellow label, same as shown above for Sun-1001 . Covers white with brown printing. No song on this album is sung in its entirety. In some cases, the edited version only lasts 15 or 20 seconds. Standard Sun releases and alternate takes make side 1, except for "Heartbreak Hotel", which is from Elvis Presley's third appearance on TVs "Stage Show" on February 11, 1956. Actual recording sessions with the voices of Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley can be heard. Side 2 features two more songs from February 11, 1956, and three from Elvis Presley's first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance. Interviews with Jay Thompson in Wichita Falls and Charlie Walker in San Antonio, Texas, can also be heard. Shortly after the release of this album, RCA took legal action to have the Shelby Singleton produced album removed from distribution. Later copies of the album were distributed by Charly Records of London, England. Gilbert Blasingame Jr. narrated "The Sun Years". As a result of successful legal action by RCA, Sun Records manufacture and distribution of this LP was halted shortly after its release.

Side 1: Contains
Parts from actual recording sessions with the voice of Sam Phillips,
the voice of Elvis Presley, plus excerpts of Elvis Presley's Sun recordings,
issued and unissued.
I Love You Because
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Good Rockin' Tonight
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You're A Heartbreaker
My Baby's Gone
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Baby, Let's Play House
Mystery Train
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Mystery Train
Heartbreak Hotel

Side 2: Contains
Two more songs from "Stage Show" - "Shake, rattle And Roll" (January 28, 1956)
and three from Elvis's first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance.
Interviews by Jay Thompson at Wichita Falls, Texas, Charlie Walker at
San Antonio, Texas, plus various other rare Elvis Presley talking intros
on stage and television.
Blue Suede Shoes
Radio Announcements

Shortly after the release of this album, RCA took legal action to have the Shelby Singleton - produced album removed from distribution. Later copies of the album were distributed by Charlie Records of London, England. Gilbert Blasingame Jr. narrated "The Sun Years".

Note: As a result of successful legal action by RCA, Sun Records manufacture and distribution of this LP was halted shortly after its release. Since there were never any second pressings, and since all of the variations appeared at about the same time, we have listed them all.
 

The Sun Years - Interviews And Memories


 
1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30119 mono
DON'T YOU STEP ON MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES
 
This record is a tribute to the lasting influence and continuing of popularity of the Rock And Roll sounds created by the artists who recorded at Sam Phillips Sun record label in the late fifties and has become known as the Sun Sound. On this album will found many of the Sun's greatest hits and others, which were not so successful at the time of their release. All are included due to their popularity today and we believe tomorrow.

This 16-tracks first issued in France in 1974, Charly Records was relocated to Britain a year later. They specialized in reissuing old material from Sun, Vee-Jay and other lesser United States labels. ''Don't You Step On My Blue Suede Shoes'' (CR 30119) is a 1977 various artists LP that contains 16 classic Sun Records sides. Includes release dates, plus peak Billboard Country and Western, Hit Top 100 and Rhythm and Blues charts positions (where applicable).
 

 
Side 1: Contains
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
Whirlwind (Charlie Rich)
Go! Go! Go! (Roy Orbison)
We Wanna Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
Honey Don't (Carl Perkins)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Red Hot (Billy Riley)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Mona Lisa (Carl Mann)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
'After The Hop (Bill Pinkney)
Rebound (1) (Charlie Rich)
Miss Froggie (Warren Smith)
High School Confidential (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Don't You Step On My Blue Suede Shoes


 
1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30123 mono
THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY - VOLUME 1
 
16-track compilation vinyl LP featuring tracks recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, includes Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison, picture sleeve.

Side 1: Contains
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Carl Perkins)
Rockin' Chair Daddy (Harmonica Frank)
Slow Down (Jack Earls)
Domino (Roy Orbison)
Come One Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Ten Cats Down (The Miller Sisters)
Ubangi Stomp (Warren Smith)
We Wanna Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Rock With Me Baby (Billy Riley)
Milkshake Mademoiselle (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Romp And Stomp (Slim Rhodes)
Drinking Wine (Gene Simmons)
Rockin' With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Love My Baby (Hayden Thompson)
Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache (Warren Smith)
Uranium Rock (Warren Smith)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Best Of Sun Rockabilly - Volume 1


 
1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30124 mono
THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY - VOLUME 2
 
16-track compilation vinyl LP featuring tracks recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, includes Sonny Burgess, Ray Harris, Carl Perkins, picture sleeve.

Side 1: Contains
Going Home (Sonny Burgess)
Fannie Brown (Sonny Burgess)
Were'd You Stay Last Night' (Ray Harris)
Sign On The Dotted Line (Jack Earls)
Let's Bop (Jack Earls)
Mad At You ((Mack Self)
It's Me Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Yakety Yak (Malcolm Yelvington)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Pink Pedal Pushers (Carl Perkins)
You Can Do No Wrong (Carl Perkins)
Sweet Woman (Edwin Bruce)
Right Behind You Baby (Ray Smith)
That's The Way I Love (Johnny Caroll)
Tootsie (Carl McVoy)
Rockin Daddy'(Eddie Bond)
Cadillac Man (The Jesters)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Best Of Sun Rockabilly - Volume 2



1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30139 mono
CARL MANN - THE LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS

 
During the 1950s, the Sun record label was the starting point for many people who were later become international famous. Some, like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, were immediate success for Sun, while others like Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison achieved success with other recording companies. There were many who were never achieve major status, whose Sun recordings have all the hallmarks of the above named. Among these unsung heroes are people like Warren Smith, Carl Mann, Billy Riley, and Sonny Burgess. Here 16-tracks  of compilation featuring Carl Mann recorded for Sun in the late fifties with picture sleeve painting by David Oxtoby. On the back cover of the album written liner notes and biography information of the artist.
 
Side 1 Contains
Mona Lisa
Rockin' Love'
Pretend
Kansas City
I'm Coming Home
Walkin' And Thikin'
If I Ever Needed Love
Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Ain't Got No Home
Look At That Moon
Baby I Don't Care
I'm Bluer Than Anyone Can Be
Mexicala Rose
Ubangi Stomp
Walkin' The Dog
Mountain Dew
Original Sun Recordings
 

Carl Mann - The Legendary Sun Performers


 
1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30131 mono
BILLY RILEY - THE LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS
 
 
During the 1950s, the Sun record label was the starting point for many people who were later become international famous. Some, like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, were immediate success for Sun, while others like Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison achieved success with other recording companies. There were many who were never achieve major status, whose Sun recordings have all the hallmarks of the above named. Among these unsung heroes are people like Warren Smith, Carl Mann, Billy Riley, and Sonny Burgess. Here 16-tracks  of compilation featuring Billy Riley recorded for Sun in the late fifties with picture sleeve painting by David Oxtoby. On the back cover of the album written liner notes and biography information of the artist.

 
Side 1 Contains
Red Hot
Rock With Me Baby (Version 1)
Flyin' Saucers Rock And Roll
No Name Girl
I Want You Baby
Wouldn't You Know
Got the Water Boilin'
Down The Riverside
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Rock With Me Baby (Version 2)
That's Right
Baby Please Don't Go
Open The Door Richard
Sun Goin' Down On Frisco
Workin' On The River
Lookin' For My Baby
Pilot Town Louisiana
Original Sun Recordings
 

Billy Riley - The Legendary Sun Performers


 
1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30132 mono
WARREN SMITH - THE LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS
 
During the 1950s, the Sun record label was the starting point for many people who were later become international famous. Some, like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, were immediate success for Sun, while others like Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison achieved success with other recording companies. There were many who were never achieve major status, whose Sun recordings have all the hallmarks of the above named. Among these unsung heroes are people like Warren Smith, Carl Mann, Billy Riley, and Sonny Burgess. Here 16-tracks  of compilation featuring Warren Smith recorded for Sun in the late fifties with picture sleeve painting by David Oxtoby. On the back cover of the album written liner notes and biography information of the artist.

Side 1 Contains
Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache
Rock And Roll Ruby
Ubangi Stomp
Miss Froggie
I've Got Love If You Want It
So Long, I'm Gone
Uranium Rock (Version 1)
Dear John (Version 1)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Hank Snow Medley
I Like Your Kind of Love
Sweet, Sweet Girl
Tonight Will Be the Last Night
Who Took My Baby
I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry
Black Jack David
Goodbye Mr. Love
Original Sun Recordings
 

Warren Smith - The Legendary Sun Performers


 
1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30133 mono
ROSCO GORDON - THE LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS
 
During the 1950s, the Sun record label was the starting point for many people who were later become international famous. Some, like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, were immediate success for Sun, while others like Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison achieved success with other recording companies. There were many who were never achieve major status, whose Sun recordings have all the hallmarks of the above named. Among these unsung heroes are people like Warren Smith, Carl Mann, Billy Riley, and Sonny Burgess. Here 16-tracks  of compilation featuring Rosco Gordon recorded for Sun in the early and mid-fifties with picture sleeve painting by David Oxtoby. On the back cover of the album written liner notes and biography information of the artist.

Side 1 Contains
Let's Get High
Real Pretty Mama
T-Model Boogie
Dr. Blues
Just Love Me Baby
Love With Me Baby
Bop With Me Baby
Decorate The Counter (Version 1)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Decorate The Counter (Version 2)
Love For You Baby
That's What You Do To Me
Tired Of Living
If You Don't Love Me Baby
Dream On Baby
Do The Bop
Sally Jo
Original Sun Recordings
 

Rosco Gordon - The Legendary Sun Performers


 
1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30134 mono
HOWLIN” WOLF - THE LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS
 
During the 1950s, the Sun record label was the starting point for many people who were later become international famous. Some, like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, were immediate success for Sun, while others like Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison achieved success with other recording companies. There were many who were never achieve major status, whose Sun recordings have all the hallmarks of the above named. Among these unsung heroes are people like Warren Smith, Carl Mann, Billy Riley, and Sonny Burgess. Here 16-tracks  of compilation featuring Hawlin' Wolf recorded for Sun in the early fifties with picture sleeve painting by David Oxtoby. On the back cover of the album written liner notes and biography information of the artist.

Side 1 Contains
My Baby Walked Off
Smile At Me
Bluebird
Everybody's In The Mood
Chocolate Drop
Come Back Home
Dorothy Mae
Highway Man
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Oh, Red
My Last Affair
Howlin' for My Baby
Sweet Woman
C.V. Wine Blues
Look-A-Here Baby
Decoration Day Blues
Well That's All Right
Original Sun Recordings
 

Howlin' Wolf - The Legendary Sun Performers


 
1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30135 mono
JUNIOR PERKER & BILLY LOVE - THE LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS
 
 
During the 1950s, the Sun record label was the starting point for many people who were later become international famous. Some, like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, were immediate success for Sun, while others like Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison achieved success with other recording companies. There were many who were never achieve major status, whose Sun recordings have all the hallmarks of the above named. Among these unsung heroes are people like Warren Smith, Carl Mann, Billy Riley, and Sonny Burgess. Here 16-tracks  of compilation featuring Junior Parker and Billy Love recorded for Sun in the early ifties with picture sleeve painting by David Oxtoby. On the back cover of the album written liner notes and biography information of the artist.

Side 1 Contains (Junior Parker)
Feelin' Good
Mystery Train
Love My Baby
Fussin' And Fightin' Blues
Sittin' At The Window
Sittin' At The Bar
Sittin' Drinkin' And Thinkin'
Feel So Bad
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains (Billy ''Red'' Love)
Gee I Wish
Hart's Dread Boogie
The News Is All Around Town
Blues Leave Me Alone
If You Want To Make Me Happy
There's No Use
Early In The Morning
A Dream
Original Sun Recordings
 

Junior Parker & Billy Love - The Legendary Sun Performers


 
1977 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30136 mono
SONNY BURGESS - THE LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS
 
During the 1950s, the Sun record label was the starting point for many people who were later become international famous. Some, like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, were immediate success for Sun, while others like Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison achieved success with other recording companies. There were many who were never achieve major status, whose Sun recordings have all the hallmarks of the above named. Among these unsung heroes are people like Warren Smith, Carl Mann, Billy Riley, and Sonny Burgess. Here 16 -tracks of compilation featuring Sonny Burgess recorded for Sun in the late fifties with picture sleeve painting by David Oxtoby. On the back cover of the album written liner notes and biography information of the artist.

Side 1 Contains
Red Headed Woman
Restless
Going Home
Ain't Got A Thing
Find My Baby For Me
Tomorrow Night
You're Not the One For Me
Thunderbird (Instrumental)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
We Wanna Boogie
Feel So Good
Y.O.U.
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
All My Sins Taken Away
Sally Brown
I Love You So
Sadie's Back in Town
Original Sun Recordings
 

Sonny Burgess - The Legendary Sun Performers



1977 Sunnyvale Records (LP) 33rpm 9330-901-A-B mono
THE SUN STORY VOLUME 1 - JOHNNY CASH
 
The Sun Story of the Sun Record label of Memphis, Tennessee is the story of rock and roll music. It is the story of how one man, label boss Sam C. Phillips, was able to create a legend out of the sound he discovered by putting together the music of black blues and white country music. The Sun label was formed in 1952, and Sam Phillips had been in the recording business less than two years. in that time, though, he learned that what the young people of the world wanted to hear was rhythm music and he knew that the rhythm of his own unknown black artists could provide the basis for a new sound in popular music.

In three years, between 1954 and 1956, Sam Phillips realized his dream by discovering many of the legendary performers in the music industry; first Elvis Presley, then Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. Finally, in 1958, he also introduced the listening public to Charlie Rich, the latest superstar to emerge from a career begun in Memphis, Tennessee during the 1950s.

The Sun label lasted for seventeen years under its original owner, Sam Phillips, and in that time it climbed from a one-man operation to a million dollar enterprise and then declined again during the 1960s when new forms of music took over. The music recorded by Sun was varied, including country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and soul, and all the successful artists from Memphis owe much to the existence of the Sun label.

But what really made the name of Sun was Rockabilly - a new music made by young white country singers who used a black beat. And they not only appealed to Southerners in the USA, they were good enough to carry their music all around the world and to present the universal language, rock music.

For the past seventeen years Johnny Cash has been the greatest worldwide ambassador for American country music. He stands alongside Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams as one of the truly original and formative artists in country music. His contribution to the fusion of country with popular music has been enormous, and has for the most part been achieved in the best possible way, with no loss in Cash's belief in the basic themes of country music. His love of the music stems from his early life in rural Arkansas, where he was born into the farming community of Kingsland in 1932.

Johnny Cash worked with Sun Records from the middle of 1955 until the middle of 1958, and during that time he contributed to the development of rock music by making country music respected as an integral part of it. Whiles doing this, he helped greatly to put Sun Records on the map. He left the label in 1958 as the top-selling country artist of the year and his old recordings continued to be released on the label for the next five years. The last ones were every bit as good as the first.

The world-famous ''Johnny Cash Sound'' was created at Sun Records. With its sparse rhythm from Cash's guitar and Marshall Grant's string bass playing allied to Luther Perkins' distinctive lead guitar style on the bass strings, a brooding, intense background was set up. This allowed Cash's deliberate, doleful and soulful voice to deliver his homespun country lyrics with great effectiveness. Later, during 1957, when Cash worked at Sun with producer Jack Clement, experiments were successfully made using drums, piano, vocal choruses and more popular lyrics.

The titles on this album show the full range of Johnny Cash's work with Sun Records, and they show the formation of his style which he has never altered or bettered. Like all country singers, the best work of Johnny Cash was captured in a small, primitive studio which matched the rugged atmosphere of his songs. More sophisticated recording equipment was not necessary.

Most of Cash's massive popular hits are included here, such as ''Ballad Of A Teenage Queen'' and ''The Ways Of A Woman In Love'', which made Johnny Cash an important artist throughout the USA and eventually the world. These songs were modern and talked to the new rock audience that was growing up, as did ''Get Rhythm'', perhaps the closet Cash came to recording rock and roll in the famous Sun style.

Other songs such as ''Next In Line'' and ''Home Of The Blues'' belong to a more traditional country approach. But in the hands of Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two they are blended into the newly formed ''Johnny Cash Sound'' which was part of the immortal Sun Sound. 
 
Martin Hawkins
 
 
Side 1: Contains
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Guess Things Happen That Way
Cold, Cold Heart
The Ways Of A Woman In Love
Just About Time
Katy Too
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Next In Line
Home Of The Blues
Come In Stranger
Down The Street to 301
Get Rhythm
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Story Volume 1 - Johnny Cash


 
1978 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30138 mono
ROCKABILLY RULES OK?
 
16-track compilation of previously released recordings mainly from 1956 - 1959, by Ray Harris, Carl Perkins, Mack Self, Billy Lee Riley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Warren Smith, Sonny Burgess, Charlie Feathers, and Hank Mizell, plus two 1977 tracks by Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers. 

Side 1 Contains
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Version 1) (Carl Perkins)
Vibrate (Version 1) (Mack Self)
Flying Saucers Rock And Roll (Billy Riley)
Lovin' Up A Storm (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Ubangi Stomp (Warren Smith)
Teddy Jive (Crazy Cavan)
Red Headed Woman (Sonny Burgess)
1-6, 8 Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Caldonia (Carl Perkins)
Country Music Is Here To Stay (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Tongue-Tied Jill (Charlie Feathers)
Red Hot (Billy Riley)
Lonely Wolf (Ray Harris)
Jungle Rock (Hank Mizell)
Sadie's Back In Town (Sonny Burgess)
Saturday Nite (Crazy Cavan)
1-5, 7 Original Sun Recordings
 

Rockabilly Rules OK?



1978 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30147 mono 
SUN SOUND SPECIAL - RAUNCHY ROCKABILLY
 
The Sun Sound is special. The Sun label is one of the very few to have developed a unique and immediately identifiable sound. As a result, its reputation and its fine music have come through undiminished to the present day from its humble origin's in the Memphis, Tennessee, of the blues. Sun was launched by radio announcer and recording engineer Sam C. Phillips in 1952, and this series of Sun Sound Special covers every aspect of Sun's music, from the rhythm and blues of the early fifties through country, rockabilly and rock and roll into the beat era. Sun folded in its original form in 1968 and was moved to Nashville. But instead of being forgotten over the last ten years, the Sun Sound has been revealed to have been among the best and most important developments in American music. 

Here 16-track vinyl LP compilation of some of the best Memphis rockabilly of the era. Artists include here Sonny Burgess, Hayden Thompson, Ray Smith and Don Hosea. Housed in a glossy picture sleeve with detailed album notes on the back cover.

Side 1 Contains
How Come You Do Me (Junior Thompson)
Juke Box Help Me Find My Baby (Rhythm Rockers)
Truckin'Down The Avenue (Sonny Burgess)
Dabby Blues (Sonny Burgess)
Listen To Me Baby (Smokey Joe Baugh)
Your Lovin' Man (Version 1) (Vernon Taylor)
Blues Blues Blues (Version 1) (Hayden Thompson)
Fairlane Rock (Hayden Thompson)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contans
Willing And Ready (Version 1) (Ray Smith)
Shake Around (Version 1) (Ray Smith)
Baby That's Good (Edwin Bruce)
Miss Pewarl (Jimmy Wages)
Fine Little Baby (Dick Penner)
I'll Change My Ways (Danny Stewart)
Never Did I (Don Hosea)
John Henry (Alternate) (Don Hosea)
Originally Sun Recordings
 

Sun Sound Special - Raunchy Rockabilly


 
1978 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30148 mono
SUN SOUND SPECIAL – SHOOBIE OOBIE
 
The Sun Sound is special. The Sun label is one of the very few to have developed a unique and immediately identifiable sound. As a result, its reputation and its fine music have come through undiminished to the present day from its humble origin's in the Memphis, Tennessee, of the blues. Sun was launched by radio announcer and recording engineer Sam C. Phillips in 1952, and this series of Sun Sound Special covers every aspect of Sun's music, from the rhythm and blues of the early fifties through country, rockabilly and rock and roll into the beat era. Sun folded in its original form in 1968 and was moved to Nashville. But instead of being forgotten over the last ten years, the Sun Sound has been revealed to have been among the best and most important developments in American music. 

Here 16-track vinyl LP compilation of some of the best Memphis rhythm and blues of the era. Artists include Billy Emerson, Rosco Gordon, Five Tinos, and The Prisonaires. Housed in a glossy picture sleeve with detailed album notes on the back cover.

Side 1 Contains
Shim Sham Shimmy (Billy Emerson)
Little Fine Healty Thind (Billy Emerson)
Something For Nithing (Billy Emerson)
When It Really Pours (Billy Emerson)
Move Baby Move (Billy Emerson)
The Chicken (Rosco Gordon)
Cheese And Crackers (Rosco Gordon)
Shoobie Oobie (Rosco Gordon)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Gonna Have To Let You Be (Five Tinos)
That Chick's To Young To Fry (The Prosonaires)
Surleen (The Prisonaires)
What About Frank Clement (The Prosonaires)
Rockin' Horse (The Prisonaires)
Baby Doll (Four Dukes)
Why Don't You Use Your Head (Hunki Dori)
I Want My Baby Back (Hunki Dori)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Sun Sound Special - Shoobie Oobie


 
1978 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30149 mono
SUN SOUND SPECIAL - MEMPHIS BEAT
 
The Sun Sound is special. The Sun label is one of the very few to have developed a unique and immediately identifiable sound. As a result, its reputation and its fine music have come through undiminished to the present day from its humble origin's in the Memphis, Tennessee, of the blues. Sun was launched by radio announcer and recording engineer Sam C. Phillips in 1952, and this series of Sun Sound Special covers every aspect of Sun's music, from the rhythm and blues of the early fifties through country, rockabilly and rock and roll into the beat era. Sun folded in its original form in 1968 and was moved to Nashville. But instead of being forgotten over the last ten years, the Sun Sound has been revealed to have been among the best and most important developments in American music. 

Here 16-track vinyl LP compilation of some of the best Memphis rockabilly of the era. Artists include Cliff Thomas, Ernie Barton, Charlie Rich, and Barbara Pittman. Housed in a glossy picture sleeve with detailed album notes on the back cover.

Side 1 Contains
Sorry I Lied (Cliff Thomas)
Staiway To Nowhere (Ernie Barton)
Treat Me Right (Cliff Thomas)
Raining The Blues (Ernie Barton)
I'm On My Way Home (Cliff Thomas)
Trouble In Mind (Billy Adams)
Betty And Dupree (Billy Adams)
Got My Mojo Working (Billy Adams)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
There Won't Be Anymore (Charlie Rich)
Bobaloo (Bill Johnson)
Honeybee (Don Hinton)
Fire (The Veltones)
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Barbara Pittman)
I Ain't Never (Jeb Stuart)
Uncle Jonah's Place (Harold Dorman)
Rockin' Bandit (Ray Smith)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Sun Sound Special - Memphis Beat


 
1979 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30150 mono
SUN SOUND SPECIAL - TENNESSEE COUNTRY
 
The Sun Sound is special. The Sun label is one of the very few to have developed a unique and immediately identifiable sound. As a result, its reputation and its fine music have come through undiminished to the present day from its humble origin's in the Memphis, Tennessee, of the blues. Sun was launched by radio announcer and recording engineer Sam C. Phillips in 1952, and this series of Sun Sound Special covers every aspect of Sun's music, from the rhythm and blues of the early fifties through country, rockabilly and rock and roll into the beat era. Sun folded in its original form in 1968 and was moved to Nashville. But instead of being forgotten over the last ten years, the Sun Sound has been revealed to have been among the best and most important developments in American music. 

Here 16-track vinyl LP compilation of some of the best Memphis rockabilly of the era. Artists include Earl Peterson, Doug Poindexter, Ernie Chaffin, and Onie Wheeler. Housed in a glossy picture sleeve with detailed album notes on the back cover. LP cover mistakenly lists "Rockin' With My Baby" in place of "Have Myself A Ball". 

Side 1 Contains
Boogie Blues (Earl Peterson)
In The Dark (Earl Peterson)
Now She Cares No More (Doug Poindexter)
I Must Be Saved (Howard Serrat)
It's Me Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
I've Got The Blues (Way Down Blues) (Malcolm Yelvington)
Goodbye Marie (Malcolm Yelvington)
Roclin' With Me Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
'I'm Lonesome (Ernie Chaffin)
Please Don't Ever Leave Me (Ernie Chaffin)
I'm Gonna Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox (Onie Wheeler)
Me And My Blues (Teddy Reddell)
Born To Lose (Carl McVoy)
I Guess I'd Better Go (Texas Bill Strenght)
Call Of The Wild (Texas Bill Strength)
Ghost Of Marylou (Dane Stinit)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Sun Sound Special - Tennessee Country


 
1979 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30151 mono
SUN SOUND SPECIAL - BILLY RILEY
 
The Sun Sound is special. The Sun label is one of the very few to have developed a unique and immediately identifiable sound. As a result, its reputation and its fine music have come through undiminished to the present day from its humble origin's in the Memphis, Tennessee, of the blues. Sun was launched by radio announcer and recording engineer Sam C. Phillips in 1952, and this series of Sun Sound Special covers every aspect of Sun's music, from the rhythm and blues of the early fifties through country, rockabilly and rock and roll into the beat era. Sun folded in its original form in 1968 and was moved to Nashville. But instead of being forgotten over the last ten years, the Sun Sound has been revealed to have been among the best and most important developments in American music. 

Here 16-track vinyl LP compilation of some of the best Billy Riley's rockabilly tracks recorded between 1956-1960. Housed in a glossy picture sleeve with detailed album notes on the back cover.

Side 1 Contains
Pearly Lee
Swanee River Rock
She's My Baby
Just One More Time
Let's Talk About Us
Searchin'
Betty And Dupree
Sweet William
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Trouble Bound
Wouldn't You Know
Itchy
Nitty Gritty Mississippi
Tallahassee
San Francisco Lady
Kay
Old Home Place
Original Sun Recordings
 

Sun Sound Special - Billy Riley


 
1979 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30161 mono
CHARLIE FEATHERS – ROCKABILLY'S MAIN MAN
 
12-track vinyl LP compilation of some of the best Charlie Feathers Sun recordings from 1955 and 1959. Housed in a glossy picture sleeve with detailed album notes on the back cover. 

Side 1 Contains
Peepin' Eyes
I've Been Deceived
Wedding Gown Of White
Mat At You
I Forget To Remember To Forget

Side 2 Contains
Uh Huh Honey
Mound Of Clay
Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On
Tongue Tied Jill
Gone Gone Gone
wo To Choose
Some of these recordings where by Redneck Records
The remainder where recorded at Sun Records
 

Charlie Feathers - Rockabilly's Main Man


 
May 1980 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30186 mono
TOUGH STUFF - SUN'S INSTRUMENTAL GOLD
 
These recordings on this LP were made by the Sun Record Company for his Sun and Phillips International labels between 1957 and 1962. Sun was the company that recorded all the blues talent of Memphis and Mississippi and that had gone on to-discovered Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and the rockabilly music. By 1957, Sun had begun to branch out into other forms of rock and roll, and in particular they issued a string of touch, rocking instrumentals. One instrumental ''Raunchy'' was a pop hit for Bill Justis who went on to produce several other bands playing in his own style, but the Sun instrumentals were more than just one man. They are a contribute to the  versatility  of the excellent clique of session musicians who had earlier played on the rockabilly titles. On this 2 sides, which features often the same musicians gives out the small combo sound. The rockabillies in a bluesy mood. Album compiled an annotated by Martin Hawkins. Tracks 1, 5, 6 on side two were previously unissued.

Side 1 Contains
Raunchy (Bill Justis)
College Man (Bill Justis)
Flip Flop And Bop (Bill Justis)
The Snuggle (Bill Justis)
Bop Train (Bill Justis)
706 Union (Brad Suggs)
Cloudy (Brad Suggs)
Groovy Train (Wade Cagle)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Bo Diddley (Jimmy Van Eaton)
Thunderbird (Sonny Burgess)
Itchy (Sonny Burgess)
In The Mood (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Lewis Workout (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Eddie's Blues (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Jacks Jump (Frank Frost)
Crawlback (Frank Frost)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Tough Stuff - Sun's Instrumental Gold


 
1981 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CRM 2015 mono
REBEL ROCKABILLY

Side 1: Contains
Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins)
Lone Wolf (Ray Harris)
Crazy Woman (Gene Simmons)
My Babe (Narvel Felts)
I Wanna Rock (Patsy Holcomb)
Dear John (Warren Smith)
Rakin' And Scrapin' (Dean Beard)
Flatfoot Sam (Tommy Blake)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Hillbilly Music (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Pearly Lee (Billy Riley)
Love Is My Business (Cliff Gleaves)
I Fell In Love (Ken Cook)
Rock It (Johnny Carroll)
Betty Abd Dupree (Billy Riley)
Ubangi Stomp (Carl Mann)
Sadie's Back In Town (Sonny Burgess)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Rebel Rockabilly



July 1981 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm Sun 1006 mono
THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

"Million Dollar Quartet" is a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee  Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash made on December 4, 1956, in the Sun Record Studios, 706 Union  Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. An article about the session was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar  under the title "Million Dollar Quartet". The recording was first released in Europe in July 1981 as The  Million Dollar Quartet with 17 tracks on the Charly label (Sun 1006). A few years later more tracks were  discovered and released as The Complete Million Dollar Session. In 1990, the recordings were released in  the United States as ''Elvis Presley - The Million Dollar Quartet''.

The jam session seems to have happened by pure chance. Carl Perkins, who by this time had already met  success with "Blue Suede Shoes", had come into the studios that day, accompanied by his brothers Clayton  and Jay Parkins and by drummer W.S. ''Fluck'' Holland, their aim being to cut some new material, including  a revamped version of an old blues song, "Matchbox". Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, who wanted  to try to fatten this sparse rockabilly instrumentation, had brought in his latest acquisition, Jerry Lee Lewis,  still unknown outside Memphis, to play piano (at the time, a Wurlitzer Spinet) on the Perkins session.  Sometime in the early afternoon, 21-year-old Elvis Presley, a former Sun artist now at RCA, dropped in to  pay a casual visit accompanied by a girlfriend, Marilyn Evans.

After chatting with Phillips in the control room, Presley listened to the playback of Perkins’ session, which  he pronounced to be good. Then he went out into the studio and some time later the jam session began. At  some point during the session, Sun artist Johnny Cash, who had recently enjoyed a few hits on the country  charts, popped in. (Cash wrote in his autobiography Cash that he had been first to arrive at the Sun Studio  that day, wanting to listen in on the Perkins recording session.) Jack Clement was engineering that day and  remembers saying to himself "I think I'd be remiss not to record this" and so he did. After running through a  number of songs, Elvis and girlfriend Evans slipped out as Jerry Lee pounded away on the piano. Cash wrote  in Cash that "no one wanted to follow Jerry Lee, not even Elvis''.

During the session, Phillips called a local newspaper, the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Bob Johnson, the  newspaper’s entertainment editor, came over to the studios with UPI representative Leo Soroca and a  photographer. Johnson wrote an article about the session, which appeared the following day in the Memphis Press- Scimitar under the headline "Million Dollar Quartet". The article contained the now-famous photograph of  Presley seated at the piano surrounded by Lewis, Perkins and Cash (the uncropped version of the photo also  includes Evans, shown seated atop the piano).

Side 1 Contains
Just A Little Talk With Jesus
Walk That Lonesome Valley
I Shall Not Be Moved
(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Down By The Riverside
I'm With The Crowd But So Alone
Father Along
Blessed Jesus Hold My Hand
As We Travel Along On The Jericho Road
I Just Can't Make It By Myself
Little Cabin On The Hill
Summertime Has Passed And Gone
I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
And Now Sweetheart You've Done Me Wrong
Keeper Of The Key
Crazy Arms
Don't Forbid Me
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Million Dollar Quartet



1982 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm Sunbox 100 mono
THE SUN BOX - VARIOUS ARTISTS

3 LP compilation box set featuring 54 tracks of some of the finest rock and roll artists who recorded for the  Sun label, included Howlin' Wolf, The Prisonaires, Warren Smith, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny  Carroll and many others. Includes a booklet with release dates, plus peak Billboard country and western, Hot  100, and rhythm and blues chart positions were applicable.

Record 1 Contains
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston)
T-Model Boogie (Roscoe Gordon)
Howlin' For My Baby (Howlin' Wolf)
Mr. Highway Man (Howlin' Wolf)
Treat Me Mean And Evil (Joe Hill Louis)
Tiger Man (Joe Hill Louis)
Prison Bound Blues (Willie Nix)
My Baby Left Me (Raymond Hill)
Sweet Home Chicago ( Albert Williams)
Easy (Jimmy & Walter)
Bear Cat (Rufus Thomas)
Just Walkin' In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
Feelin' Good (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Mystery Train (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Cotton Crop Blues (James Cotton)
The Boogie Disease (Doctor Ross)
When It Rains It Really Pours (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
So Long Baby Goodbye (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 2 Contains
Rockin' Chair Daddy (Harmonica Frank)
My Kind Of Carryin' On (Doug Poindexter & Starlite Wranglers)
Cry Cry Cry (Johnny Cash)
Let The Juke Box Keep On Playing (Carl Perkins)
Defrost Your Heart (Charlie Feathers)
Rock ‘N' Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
Slow Down (Jack Earls & Jimbos)
It's Me Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Feelin' Low (Ernie Chaffin)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
Home Of The Blues (Johnny Cash)
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Johnny Cash)
The Ways Of A Woman In Love (Johnny Cash)
Boppin' The Blues (Carl Perkins)
Dixie Fried (Carl Perkins)
Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 3 Contains
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Flyin' Saucers Rock ‘N' Roll (Billy Riley)
Red Hot (Billy Riley)
Ain't Got A Thing (Sonny Burgess)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Carl Perkins)
Rock Baby Rock (Johnny Carroll)
Love Me Baby (Hayden Thompson)
Milkshake Mademoiselle (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (Warren Smith)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
So Long I'm Gone (Warren Smith)
Raunchy (Bill Justis)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Guess Things Happen That Way (Johnny Cash)
Mona Lisa (Carl Mann)
Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Box - Various Artists



March 1982 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm Sunbox 101 mono
THE SUN YEARS - CARL PERKINS

Inside this box, 3 individually sleeved LP's containing 54 recordings interspersed with many extracts of  fascinating session conversation and false starts. Each LP sleeve bears a detailed track by track analysis of  the enclosed recordings. Here an overview of Carl Perkins' recording career during the Sun years; a detailed  session discography. Each album has been mastered in mono.

Record 1 Contains
Honky Tonk Gal
Movie Magg
Turn Around
Movie Magg
Turn Around
You Can't Make Love To Somebody
Gone Gone Gone
Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing
What You Doin' When You're Crying
Drink Up And Go Home
Blue Suede Shoes
Blue Suede Shoes
Honey Don't
Blue Suede Shoes
Honey Don't
Sure To Fall
Tennessee
Perkins Wiggle
Boppin' The Blues
Original Sun Recordings

Record 2 Contains
Boppin' The Blues
All Mama's Children
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
Carl Perkins In Richmond
Somebody Tell Me
Carl Perkins In Memphis
Dixie Fried
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
Sweethearts Or Strangers
Keeper Of The Key
Be Honest With Me
That Don't Move Me
Lonely Street
Pink Pedal Pushers
Matchbox
Your True Love
Caledonia
Her Love Rubbed Off
You Can Do No Wrong
Original Sun Recordings

Record 3 Contains
Roll Over Beethoven
Matchbox
Your True Love
Put Your Cat Clothes On
Put Your Cat Clothes On
Only You
Pink Pedal Pushers
That's Right
That's Right
Forever Yours
I Care
Y.O.U.
Look At That Moon
Lend Me Your Comb
Lend Me Your Comb
Glad All Over
Right String Baby (But The Wrong Yo Yo)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Years - Carl Perkins



January 1983 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm Sunbox 102 mono
THE SUN YEARS – JERRY LEE LEWIS

Inside this presentation box set, 12 individually sleeved LPs containing 209 recordings interspersed with  many extracts of hokum and mayhem from the original Sun recording sessions of Jerry Lee Lewis; each LP  sleeve bearing a detailed track-by-track analysis of the enclosed recordings. A 36-page, LP-size booklet  containing introduction by Sam C. Phillips; overview of Jerry's career during The Sun Years; analysis of The  Sun Sound; detailed session discography of Jerry's Sun recordings; photos, cuttings and memorabilia. The  whole comprising a definitive compilation of the vital recordings of a vital man: The Killer - Jerry Lee  Lewis. The 209 recordings in this set are coded on this box as follows: 57 tracks as mastered and first issued  between 1956 - 1965 by Sam C. Phillips' original Sun Records. 7 tracks previously unissued raw tracks of  recordings that were issued on original Sun with overdubbed vocal/instrumental accompaniment. 77 tracks  first issued after the Sun catalogue was bought by Shelby S. Singleton in 1969. Many of the tracks, only  previously issued in simulated stereo, are first issued here in original mono. 60 tracks previously unissued  alternative takes of previously issued titles. 8 tracks previously unissued titles.

Record 1 Contains
End Of The Road
Crazy Arms
You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (Alternate Take)
Born To Lose
Tomorrow Night
Silver Threads (Amongst The Gold)
I'm Throwing Rice
I Love You So Much It Hurts
Deep Elm Blues
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
The Crawdad Song
Dixie
The Marines Hymn
Goodnight Irene (Alternate Take)
Goodnight Irene (Alternate Take)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Old Time Religion (Alternate Take)
When The Saints Go Marching In (Undubbed)
Original Sun Recordings

 
Record 2 Contains
Turn Around
That Lucky Old Sun
I Love You Because (Alternate Take)
I Can't Help It
Cold Cold Heart (Alternate Take)
Shame On You
I'll Keep On Loving You
You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Alternate Take)
Ole Pal Of Yesterday (Alternate Take)
It'll Be Me (Alternate Take)
Pumpin' Piano Rock
You Win Again (Alternate Take)
Love Letters In The Sand
Little Green Valley (Alternate Take)
It'll Be Me (Alternate Take)
It'll Be Me
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Original Sun Recordings 

 
Record 3 Contains
Lewis Boogie (Alternate Take)
It'll Be Me
All Night Long (Alternate Take)
Sixty Minute Man (Alternate Take)
I Don't Love Nobody
My Carolina Sunshine Girl
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
You Are My Sunshine
Lewis Boogie
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
Honey Hush
Singing The Blues
Rockin' With Red
Matchbox
Matchbox (Alternate Take)
Ubangi Stomp
Rock 'N' Roll Ruby
So Long I'm Gone
Original Sun Recordings

Record 4 Contains
Ooby Dooby (Alternate Take)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Alternate Take)
You Win Again (Undubbed)
I'm Feeling Sorry (Alternate Take)
I'm Feeling Sorry
Mean Woman Blues
Why Should I Cry Over You
Great Balls Of Fire (Alternate Take)
Great Balls Of Fire (Alternate Take)
Great Balls Of Fire
You Win Again
Cool Cool Ways (Sexy Ways)
Milkshake Mademoiselle (Alternate Take)
Down The Line (Alternate Take)
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
Down The Line (Alternate Take)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 5 Contains
Milkshake Mademoiselle (Alternate Take)
Milkshake Mademoiselle (Alternate Take)
Breathless (Alternate Take)
Down The Line
Breathless
High School Confidential (Alternate Take)
High School Confidential (Alternate Take)
High School Confidential (Alternate Take)
Good Rockin' Tonight (Alternate Take)
Pink Pedal Pushers
Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Don't Be Cruel
Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Friday Night
Big Legged Woman
Original Sun Recordings

Record 6 Contains
Hello Hello Baby
Frankie And Johnny
It All Depends (On Who Will Buy The Wine) (Undubbed)
Your Cheatin' Heart
Lovesick Blues
Goodnight Irene
Matchbox
Put Me Down (Alternate Take)
Fools Like Me (Undubbed)
Wild One (Real Wild Child)
Carrying On (Sexy Ways)
Crazy Heart (Alternate Take)
Put Me Down (Version 2)
Let The Good Times Roll
Slippin' Around
I'll See You In My Dreams
Put Me Down
High School Confidential (Undubbed)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 7 Contains
Memory Of You/Come What May
Live And Let Live
Break Up (Alternate Take)
Crazy Heart (Alternate Take)
I'll Make It All Up To You (Alternate Take)
Johnny B. Goode (Alternate Take)
Crazy Arms (Alternate Take)
Break Up (Alternate Take)
The Return Of Jerry Lee
Settin' The Woods On Fire (Alternate Take)
Break Up (Alternate Take)
Johnny B. Goode
Break Up
I'll Make It All Up To You
I'll Make It All Up To You (Overdub)
I'll Make It All Up To You
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Alternate Take)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 8 Contains
I'll Sail My Ship Alone (Alternate Take)
I'll Sail My Ship Alone
It Hurt Me So (Alternate Take)
It Hurt Me So (Alternate Take)
You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (Alternate Take)
Lovin' Up A Storm (Alternate Take)
Lovin' Up A Storm
Big Blon' Baby
Sick And Tired
(Just A Shanty In Old) Shanty Town
Release Me
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (Alternate Take)
Near You/I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
Hillbilly Music
Original Sun Recordings

Record 9 Contains
My Blue Heaven (Alternate Take)
My Blue Heaven (Alternate Take)
Let's Talk About Us (Alternate Take)
Home
Night Train To Memphis
The Ballad Of Billy Joe
Let's Talk About Us (Alternate Take)
Sail Away
Am I To Be The One (Alternate Take)
I'm The Guilty One
Let's Talk About Us
Little Queenie
Lewis Workout
The Wild Side Of Life
Billy Boy 
Mexicali Rose
I Get The Blues When It Rains
In The Mood
Original Sun Recordings

Record 10 Contains
Old Black Joe
Baby Baby Bye Bye
As Long As I Live
Bonnie B.
What'd I Say (Alternate Take)
C.C. Rider
Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
John Henry
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
When I Get Paid
Love Made A Fool Of Me
No More Than I Get
My Bonnie
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Cold Cold Heart
Livin' Lovin' Wreck
What'd I Say
Original Sun Recordings

 
Record 11 Contains
It Won't Happen With Me
C.C. Rider (Alternate Take)
I Love You Because
Save The Last Dance For Me
Hello Josephine (My Girl Josephine)
High Powered Woman
Ramblin' Rose (Alternate Take)
Rockin' The Boat Of Love
Money
I've Been Twistin (Alternate Take)
Whole Lotta Twistin' Goin' On (Alternate Take)
High Powered Woman
I Know What It Means (Alternate Take)
Sweet Little Sixteen
Sweet Little Sixteen
Hello Josephine (My Girl Josephine)
Set My Mind At Ease
Waiting For A Train
Original Sun Recordings

Record 12 Contains
Waiting For A Train
Good Rockin' Tonight
Be Bop A Lula
How's My Ex Treating You
Good Golly Miss Molly
I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore)
My Pretty Quadroon
Seasons Of My Heart
Teenage Letter
Your Lovin' Ways
Just Who Is To Blame
Just Who Is To Blame
Hong Kong Blues
Love On Broadway
One Minute Past Eternity
Invitation To Your Party
I Can't Seem To Say Good Bye
Carry Me Back To Old Virginia
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Years - Jerry Lee Lewis


 
November 1983 RCA Victor (LP) 33rpm CPL1-4848 mono
ELVIS - A LEGENDARY PERFORMER - VOLUME 4
 
Black label. White and gold letters. RCA logo at center. Booklet inside the cover. On the back cover RCA logo lower right. Finally, after 20 years, RCA released the Elvis Presley/Ann-Margret duet, "The Lady Loves Me". The tune had previously appeared only on bootleg LPs. "Plantation Rock" also was officially released for the first time. Also on this album, an unreleased Sun master, "When It Rains, It Really Pours", acquired from Sun Records with extras from the recording session. "I'm Beginning To Forget You" and "Mona Lisa" were newly discovered at Graceland. Alternate and unreleased versions of eight other songs and Elvis Presley interviews with Ray and Norma Pillow, a 12-page booklet completed the album. "Elvis A Legendary Performer, Volume 4" did not chart.

Side 1: Contains
When It Rains, It Really Pours (Unissued Sun Master)
Interviews By Ray And Norma Pillow
One Night
I'm Beginning To Forget You
Mona Lisa
Plantation Rock
Swing Down Sweet Chariot
1 Original Sun Recording
2-7 Original RCA Recordings

Side 2: Contains
The Lady Loves Me
Wooden Heart
That's All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Reconsider Baby
I'll Remember You
Original RCA Recordings
 

Elvis - A Legendary Performer - Volume 4



1984 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm Sunbox 103 mono
THE SUN YEARS – JOHNNY CASH AND THE TENNESSEE TWO

Inside this presentation box: 5 individually sleeved LP's containing 82 recordings interspersed with many  extracts of fascinating session conversation and false starts. Each LP sleeve bears a detailed track by track  analysis of the enclosed recordings. There is an LP-size booklet containing an introduction by Sam Phillips;  an overview of Johnny Cash's recording career during the Sun years; a detailed session discography; photos,  cuttings and memorabilia. Each album has been mastered in mono.

Record 1 ''Wide Open Road'' Contains
Wide Open Road (Alternate Take)
You're My Baby
Folsom Prison Blues (Alternate Take)
Wide Open Road
Two Timin' Woman
Goodnight Irene
Port Of Lonely Hearts
My Treasure (Alternate Take)
My Treasure
Wide Open Road
Cry Cry Cry
Hey Porter
Folsom Prison Blues
Luther Played The Boogie
So Doggone Lonesome
Mean Eyed Cat
I Couldn't Keep From Crying
New Mexico
Original Sun Recordings

Record 2 ''I Walk The Line'' Contains
Rock 'N' Roll Ruby
Get Rhythm (Alternate Take)
I Walk The Line (Alternate Take)
Train Of Love (Alternate Take)
Get Rhythm
I Walk The Line
There You Go
Train Of Love
One More Ride
Goodbye Little Darling
I Love You Because
Straight As In Love
Don't Make Me Go (Alternate Take)
Nex In Line
Don't Make Me Go
Original Sun Recordings

Record 3 ''Country Boy'' Contains
Give My Love To Rose (Alternate Take)
Home Of The Blues
Give My Love To Rose
The Wreck Of The Old 97
Rock Island Line
Belshazar
Leave That Junk Alone
Country Boy (Alternate Take)
Country Boy
Doin' My Time
If The Good Lord's Willing
I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow
Remember Me
I Was There When It Happened
Come On Stranger
Big River
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Original Sun Recordings

Record 4 ''Always Alone'' Contains
Come In Stranger
Oh Lonesome Me
Guess Things Happen That Way
Oh Lonesome Me
You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven (Alternate Take)
Sugartime
Born To Lose
You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
Always Alone (Alternate Take)
The Story Of A Broken Heart (Alternate Take)
The Story Of A Broken Heart
You Tell Me
Life Goes On
Original Sun Recordings

Record 5 ''Thanks A Lot'' Contains
You Win Again'I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
Cold Cold Heart
Hey Good Lookin'
I Can't Help
Blue Train
Katy Too
The Ways Of A Woman In Love (Alternate Take)
Thanks A Lot
The Fool's Hall Of Fame
The Ways Of A Woman In Love
Thanks A Lot
It's Just About Time
I Just Thought You'd Like To Know
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Alternate Take)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Down The Street Of 301
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Years - Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two


 
October 1984 RCA Victor (LP) 33rpm CPM6-5172 mono
A GOLDEN CELEBRATION
 
6 LP Box set. Gold label with white letters. RCA logo left at center. On the back cover RCA logo in upper left. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth, RCA release this fabulous six-record boxed set. Included were Sun sessions outtakes; complete "Stage Show" appearances; complete Milton Berle and Steve Allen appearances; two performances at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show on September 26, 1956; complete "Ed Sullivan Show" appearances; songs from the June 27, 1968, taping of the "Elvis" TV special; and nine newly discovered home recordings (five songs were never known to have been recorded by Elvis Presley). Liner notes by Colin Escott. "A Golden Celebration" peaked at number 80 on Billboard's Top LPs chart, remaining on the chart for 19 weeks. On the Hot Country LPs chart, the boxed set reached number 55 and had a seven-week stay.

Side 1: Contains
The Sun Sessions Outtakes
Harbor Lights
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
My Baby Is Gone
I'll Never Let You Go
 When It Rains, It Really Pours
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
The Dorsey Brothers "Stage Show"
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Flip, Flop And Fly
I Got A Woman
Baby, Let's Play House
Tutti Frutti
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Original RCA Recordings

Side 3: Contains
The Dorsey Brothers "Stage Show" Continued
Tutti Frutti
I Was The One
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Money Honey
Heartbreak Hotel
Original RCA Recordings

Side 4: Contains
The Milton Berle Show
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Dialogue
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
The Steve Allen Show
Dialogue
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Introduction And Hound Dog
Original RCA Recordings

Side 5: Contains
The Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Introduction And Presentation
I Was The One
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
I Got A Woman
Original RCA Recordings

Side 6: Contains
The Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show Continued
Don't Be Cruel
Ready Teddy
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Interviews Vernon And Gladys Presley
Nick Adams
A Fan
Elvis
Original RCA Recordings

Side 7: Contains
The Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show Continued
Love Me Tender
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
Don't Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Baby, L et's Play House
Hound Dog
Announcements
Original RCA Recordings

Side 8: Contains
The Ed Sullivan Show
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Ready Teddy
Hound Dog
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Love Me
Hound Dog
Original RCA Recordings

Side 9: Contains
The Ed Sullivan Show Continued
Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Peace In The Valley
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Heartbreak Hotel
Don't Be Cruel
Too Much
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gols Again
Original RCA Recordings

Side 10: Contains
Elvis At Home
Danny Boy
Soldier Boy
The Fool
Earth Angel
He's Only A Prayer Away
Original RCA Recordings

Side 11: Contains
Collectors Treasures
Excerpts From An Interview For TV Guide
My Heart Cries For You
Dark Moon
Write To Me From Naple
Suppose
Original RCA Recordings

Side 12: Contains
Elvis
Blue Suede Shoes
Tiger Man
That's All Right
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Monologue
Love Me
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Monologue
Blue Christmas
Monologue
One Night
Tryin' To Get To You
Original RCA Recordings
 

A Golden Celebration


 
1985 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm 2 LP Set CDX 9 mono
BILLY RILEY – RED HOT RILEY
 
34 song double album collects together for the first time all of the classics rock and roll recordings Billy Riley made for the legendary Sun Records of Memphis during 1956-1959. All the original singles, all the titles later  issued on albums, five alternate takes, and seven previously unissued titles.

Side 1 Contains
Rock With Me Baby
Trouble Bound
Flying Saucers Rock And Roll
I Want You Baby
Red Hot
Pearly Lee
Wouldn't You Know
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Baby Please Don't Go
Itchy
Thunderbird
Down By The Riverside
No Name Girl
One More Time (Come Back Baby)
Got The Water Boiling
Original Sun Recordings

Side 3 Contains
Red Hot (Version 2)
She's My Baby
Flying Saucers Rock And Roll (Version 2)
Rock With Me Baby (Version 2)
Wouldn't You Know (Version 2)
Open The Door Richard
That's Right
Searchin'
College Man
Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash
Original Sun Recordings

Side 4 Contains
Sweet William
Folsom Prison Blues
The Was Rockin'
Dark Muddy Bottom
Billys Blues
Swannee River Rock
When A Man Gets The Blues
Come Back Baby (One More Time)
Betty And Dupree
Let's Talk About Us
Red Hot (Version 3)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Billy Riley - Red Hot Riley



1985 Krazy Kat Records (LP) 33rpm Krazy Kat KK 7427 mono
MEMPHIS BLUES - UNISSUED TITLES FROM THE 1950S

This album contains 16 unissued titles from the best Memphis blues from the early 1950s. Some tracks have been transferred from worn acetates. The last two tracks on the album are extremely noisy but no further improvement was possible. However, the music is such as to merit release. This album is released by special arrangement with Charly International AMS.

Side 1 Contains
The Last Time (Sun/Checker Unissued) (Woodrow Adams)
Cat Squirrel (Docor Ross)
That's Alright  (Doctor Ross)
Black Snake Boogie (William Stewart)
Outside Friends (Willie Carr)
Sittin' On Top Of The  World (Raymond Hill)
High (Kenneth Banks)
Original Sun/Checker Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Peg Leg Baby (Johnny O'Neal)
Oo-Wee Baby (Little Milton)
Stay With Me Baby (Eddie Snow)
I'm Off  That Stuff (Rufus Thomas)
I'm All Alone (Eddie Snow)
Blues Jumped A Rabbit (Sherman Blues Johnson)
Hello Pretty Baby (Sherman Blues Johnson)
Phineas' Boogie (Phineas Newborn Sr.)
The Joint Is Jumping  (Phineas Newborn Sr.)
Original Sun/Checker Recordings
 

Memphis Blues - Unissued Titles From The 1950s



1985 RCA Records (LP) 33rpmPL85418 mono
RECONSIDER BABY

A 12-song, budget-priced compilation of Elvis' most notable blues sides for the RCA label. A good place to  start digging Elvis' commitment to the music, always returning to it right up through the 1970s like an old  friend, whenever he needed a quick fix of the real thing, as he takes on everything from rhythm and blues  slices like Tommy Tucker's "High Heel Sneakers" to Percy May field’s "Stranger In My Own Home Town''.  Major highlights on this collection are Elvis playing acoustic rhythm guitar and driving the band through a  take of the Lowell Fulton title track, blistering versions of two Arthur Crud up songs, an unreleased Sun  recording of Lonnie Johnson's "Tomorrow Night," and the R-rated take of Smiley Lewis’s "One Night (Of  Sin)''. Included a 2-page booklet with liner notes by Peter Guralnick. The fine photograph on the cover was  taken by Lloyd Russell Sherman.

Side 1 Contains
Reconsider Baby
Tomorrow Night (Sun Recording)
So Glad You're Mine
One Night
When It Rains, It Really Pours
My Baby Left Me
Ain't That Loving You Baby

Side 2 Contains
I Feel So Bad
Down In The Alley
Hi-Heel Sneakers
Stranger In My Own Home Town
Merry Christmas Baby
 

Reconsider Baby


 

1985 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CDX 10 mono
CHARLIE RICH - ORIGINAL HITS AND MIDNIGHT DEMOS

This 39 song double-album collects together all the original singles Charlie Rich made for Phillips International in Memphis, Tennessee between 1957 and 1962. It also includes the most outstanding demos and unissued takes from that period. It contains 20 original tracks, 4 titles later issued on albums, 4 alternate takes, 11 previously unissued titles. Compiled and liner notes by Martin Hawkins and Hank Davis.

Side 1 Contains The Original Hits
Whirlwind
Philadelphia Baby
Rebound
Big Man
Lonely Weekends
Everything I Do Os Wrong
Schooldays
Gonna Be Waitin'
On My Knees
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains The Original Hits
Who Will The Next Fool Be
Caught In The Middle
It's Too Late
Just A Little Bit Sweet
Midnight Blues
Easy Money
Sittin' And Thinkin'
I Finally Found Outstanding
I Need Your Love
There's Another Place I Can't Go
Original Sun Recordings

Side 3 Contains Midnight Demos
Little Woman Friend Of Mine
Ain't It A Shame
Everything I Do Is Wrong (2)
Thanks A Lot
You Never Know About Love
My Baby Done Left Me
There Won't Be Anymore
Juicehead Baby
Everyday
Original Sun Recordings

Side 4 Contains Midnight Demos
You Made A Hit
Now Everybody Knows
Baby I Need You
Stop Thief
It Hurt Me So
Two Many Tears
Ways Of A Woman In Love
Sittin' And Thinkin'
Popcorn Polly
Original Sun Recordings

 

Charlie Rich - Original Hits And Midnight Demos


 
1986 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm SUNBOX 105 mono
SUN RECORDS - THE BLUES YEARS 1950 - 1956
 
Sun Blues Box was issued, on vinyl only. An impressive, state-of-the-art-9-LP set, comprising 151 tracks, including some fifty previously unreleased sides. Also included a comprehensive, illustrated, fully-annotated 44-page booklet with liner notes, session information of the blues reissues by Martin Hawkins.

Disc 1 Contains
Cool Down Mama (Lost John Hunter & The Blind Bats)
School Boy (Lost John Hunter & The Blind Bats)
Shorty The Barber (Charlie Burse)
Boogie In The Park (Joe Hill Louis)
Gotta Let You Go (Joe Hill Louis)
Registration Day Blues (Sleepy John Estes)
Policy Man (Sleepy John Estes)
Rats In My Kitchen (Sleepy John Estes)
Runnin' Around (Sleepy John Estes)
Highway Man (Howlin' Wolf)
My Troubles And Me (Howlin' Wolf)
Everybody's In The Mood (Howlin' Wolf)
Decoration Day Blues (Howlin' Wolf)
Bluebird Blues (Howlin' Wolf)
Well That's Alright (Howlin' Wolf)
My Baby Walked Off (Howlin' Wolf)
Come Back Home (Howlin' Wolf)
 
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
She's Dynamite (B.B. King)
B.B. Blues (B.B. King)
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats)
Ridin' The Boogie (Lou Sargent)
Juiced (Billy Love)
My Real Gone Rocket (Jackie Brenston)
Tuckered Out (Jackie Brenston)
Drop Top (Billy Love)
Sam's Drag (L.J. Thomas)
Baby Take A Chance With Me (L.J. Thomas)
T-Model Boogie (Rosco Gordon)
Decorate The Counter (Rosco Gordon)
Married Woman (Rufus Thomas)
You'll Be Sorry (Houston Stokes)
Blues And Lonesome (Houston Stokes)
Baby's Gone And Left Me (Houston Stokes)
Hi-Tone Mama (Walter "Tang" Smith)
 
Original Sun Recordings

 
Disc 3 Contains
Drivin' Slow (Johnny London)
Got My Application Baby (Handy Jackson)
Bear Cat (Rufus Thomas Jr)
Walking In The Rain (Rufus Thomas Jr)
Call Me Anything But Call Me (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
Baby No No (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
Save That Money (Rufus Thomas Jr.)
Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) (Rufus Thomas Jr.)
Feelin' Good (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Fussin' And Fightin' Blues (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Mystery Train (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Love My Baby (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Sittin' Drinkin' And Thinkin' (William Stewart)
Country Farm Blues (William Stewart)
Just Walkin' In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
Don't Say Tomorrow (The Prisonaires)
I Want My Baby Back (Hunki Dori)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 4 Contains
Where Shall I Be (When That First Trumpet Sounds) (The Brewsteraires)
(The Lord Gave Me) Wings For My Soul (The Brewsteraires)
There's A Man In Jerusalem (Southern Jubilees)
Forgive Me Lord (Southern Jubilees)
He Never Left Me Alone (Southern Jubilees)
A Prisoner's Prayer (The Prisonaires)
Amazing Grace (The Jones Brothers)
Gospel Train (The Jones Brothers)
Look To Jesus (The Jones Brothers)
That Ain't Right (Doctor Ross with Henry Hill)
Left Job Boogie (Doctor Ross)
Terra Mae (Doctor Ross)
Come Back Baby (Doctor Ross)
Gonna Leave You Baby (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
I Feel So Worried (Take1) (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
I Feel So Worried (Take 2) (Sammy Lewis &Willie Johnson Combo)
So Long Baby Goodbye (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 5 Contains
Walter's Instrumental (Walter Horton)
Selling My Whiskey (Jackie Boy & Little Walter)
West Winds Are Blowing (Walter Horton)
Little Walter's Boogie (Walter Horton)
Off The Wall (Walter Horton)
Easy (Walter Horton)
Before Long (Jimmy DeBerry)
Party Line Blues (Jimmy DeBerry)
Take A Little Chance (Jimmy DeBerry)
Time Has Made A Change (Jimmy DeBerry)
Midnight Showers Of Rain (Willie Nix)
Prison Bound Blues (Willie Nix)
Riding In The Moonlight (Willie Nix)
Take A Little Walk With Me (Willie Nix)
Seems Like A Million Years (Willie Nix)
Baker Shop Boogie (Willie Nix)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 6 Contains
Can't Love Me And My Money Too (L.B. Lawson)
Sweet Home Chicago (Honeyboy Edwards)
Rhumba Chillen (Albert Williams)
Hoo Doo Man (Albert Williams)
When I'm Gone (Joe Hill Louis )
We All Gotta Go Sometime (Joe Hill Louis)
She May Be Yours (Joe Hill Louis)
Keep Your Arms Around Me (Joe Hill Louis)
Mistreatin' Boogie (Mose Vinson)
Worry You Off My Mind (Mose Vinson)
Hydramatic Woman (Joe Hill Louis)
Tiger Man (Joe Hill Louis)
Shine Boy (Mose Vinson
Joe Hill Louis & Walter Horton)
Reap What You Sow (Mose Vinson)
44 Blues (Mose Vinson)
Come See Me (Mose Vinson)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 7 Contains
Greyhound Blues (D.A. Hunt)
Lonesome Ol' Jail (D.A. Hunt)
Steel Guitar Rag (Earl Hooker)
Believe I'll Settle Down (Boyd Gilmore)
Walked All Night (Charlie Booker)
Baby I'm Coming Home (Charlie Booker)
Reward For My Baby (Walter Bradford)
Love For My Baby (Walter Bradford)
Lucy Done Moved (Walter Bradford & L.C. Hubert)
My Baby (James Cotton)
Straighten Up Baby (James Cotton)
Cotton Crop Blues (James Cotton)
Hold Me In Your Arms (James Cotton)
I'm Gonna Murder My Baby (Pat Hare)
Bonus Pay (Pat Hare)
Wolf Call Boogie (Hot Shot Love)
Harmonica Jam (Hot Shot Love)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 8 Contains
Ain't Gonna Tell You No Lie (James Banister)
Love You Love You Baby (Dennis Binder)
Long Gone Raymond (Raymond Hill)
My Baby Left Me (Raymond Hill)
Blues Train (Tot Randolph)
Ugly Woman (Johnny O'Neal)
Dead Letter Blues (Johnny O'Neal)
Johnny's Dream (Johnny O'Neal)
Beggin' My Baby (Little Milton)
Somebody Told Me (Little Milton)
Carry My Business On (Houston Boines)
She's My Queen (Little Milton)
Rebeat (Little Milton)
Lookin' For My Baby (Little Milton)
Rode That Train (Looking For My Baby) (Little Milton)
Homesick For My Baby (Little Milton)
If You Love Me (Little Milton)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 9 Contains
Way After Midnight (Billy Love)
Hart's Bread Boogie (Billy Love)
Gee I Wish (Billy Love)
The News Is All Around Town (Billy Love)
Shim Sham Shimmy (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
When It Rains It Pours (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Move Baby Move (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Red Hot (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Bring Your Love Back Home (Eddie Snow)
Something For Nothing (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Little Fine Healthy Thing (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
That's What You Do To Me (Roscoe Gordon)
I Found A New Love (Roscoe Gordon)
I'm Gonna Shake It (Roscoe Gordon)
Let's Get High (Roscoe Gordon)
New Orleans (Roscoe Gordon)
Shoobie Oobie (Roscoe Gordon)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Sun Records - The Blues Years 19501-1956


 
November 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15211 mono
THE SUN COUNTRY YEARS 1950 - 1959
 
Sun Country 11 LP Boxed Set. An Bear Family Special Products. Black disc. Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.

On the back cover Bear Family logo left at bottom. Catalog number in upper right. Sun country recordings and demos many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter. Also included in the boxset, 130-page booklet contains biography of the artists, discography with details of all recording sessions. Also in the booklet a chronology of information relevant to country music in Memphis and to the musicians included in this box. Production team and liner notes by Colin Escott, Martin Hawkins and Hank Davis.

Record 1 Contains
(Slim Rhodes)
WNC Radio Extracts
Skunk Hollow Boogie
Save A Little Love For Me
Memphis Bounce
Sixty Days
Hotfoot Rag
Time Marches On
Ozark Boogie
Red White And Blue
Don’t Believe
Uncertain Love
House of Sin
Are You Ashamed Of Me
Bad Girl
Gonna Romp and Stomp
Take And Give
Do What I Do
I’ve Never Been So Blue
Original Sun Recordings

Record 2 Contains
(Harmonica Frank) 
Swamp Root
Goin’ Away Walkin’
Step It Up And Go
Howlin’ Tomcat (1)
She Done Moved
Howlin’ Tomcat (2)
The Great Medical Menagerist
 Rockin’ Chair Daddy
(Bob Price)
How Can It Be
Sticks And Stones
(Red Hadley)
Tennessee Drag
If I had As Much Money (As I Have Time)
Boogie Ramble
(Ripley Cotton Choppers)
Blues Waltz
Silver Bell
Roses and Sunshine
(Earl Peterson)
In The Dark
Boogie Blues
Nothing To Lose But My Heart
I’m Leaving My Heart Up To You
Original Sun Recordings

Record 3 Contains
(Howard Seratt)
Make Room In The Lifeboat For Me
Jesus Means All to Me
Troublesome Waters
I Must Be Saved
(Doug Poindexter)
Now She Cares No More For Me
My Kind Of Carryin’ On
(Carl Perkins)
Listen To The Mockingbird
Honky Tonk Gal
Gone, Gone, Gone
Dixie Bop
Sure To Fall
Tennessee
Everybody’s Tryin’ To Be My Baby
 Forever Yours
Breakin’ My Heart
Try My Heart Out
Original Sun Recordings

Record 4 Contains
(Malcolm Yelvington)
Drinkin’ Wine Spo Dee O Dee
Just Rollin’ Along’
(Bill Taylor)
Lonely Sweetheart
(Bill Taylore & Smokey Joe)
Split Personality
(Smokey Joe Baugh)
Hula Bop
She’s Woman
The Story Of Paul Revere
Listen To Me
The Signifying Monkey
(Therman Enlow)
The Girl With Green Eyes And Red Hair
(Malcolm Yelvington)
Yakety Yak
Way Down Blues
Rockin’ With My Baby
It’s Me Baby
Goodbye Marie
Mr Blues
First and Last Love
Did I Ask You To Stay
Trumpet
Goin’ To Sea
Original Sun Recordings

Record 5 Contains
(Charlie Feathes)
Runnin’ Around
I’ve Been Deceived (1)
Peepin’ Eyes
I’ve Been Deceived (2)
We’re Getting Closer To Being Apart
Defrost Your Heart
Wedding Gown of White
Bottle To The Baby
Man In Love
(Maggie Sue Wimberly)
How Long
Daydreams Come True
They Who Condemn
Call Me Anything
Rock and Roll Simmon Tree
(Jimmy Haggett)
No More
They Call Our Love A Sin
How Come You Do Me
Rhythm Called Rock and Roll
Rock Me Baby
Rabbit Action
Original Sun Recordings

Record 6 Contains
(Miller Sisters)
Someday You Will Pay
You Didn’t Think I Would
Look What You’ve Done To My Heart
I know I Can’t Forget You (But I’ll Try)
There’s No Right Way
You Can Tell Me
Woody
Finders Keepers
My Isle of Golden Dreams
Ten Cats Down
It Only Hurts For A Little While
Got You On My Mind
Chains of Love
(Millers Sisters & Cast King)
I Can’t Find Time To Pray
(Cast King)
When You Stop Loving Me
Like A Weed In A Garden
Satisfied With Me
Please Believe Me
Round and Round
Destiny
Baby Doll
Original Sun Recordings

Record 7 Contains
(Warren Smith)
Rock 'N' Roll Ruby
I’d Rather Be Safe Than Sorry
Black Jack David
Ubangi Stomp
Tonight Will Be The Last Night
Tell Me Who
I Couldn’t Take The Chance
The Darkest Cloud
So Long I’m Gone (1)
So Long I’m Gone (2)
So Long I’m Gone (3)
Who Took My Baby
Miss Froggie
Stop The World
Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache
Got Love If You Want It
I Fell In Love
Hank Snow Medley
Do I Love You
I Like Your Kinda Love
Original Sun Recordings

Record 8 Contains
(Warren Smith)
Uranium Rock
Goodbye Mr Love (1)
Sweet Sweet Girl
 Dear John
Goodbye Mr Love (2)
(Ernie Chaffin)
Feelin’ Low
Lonesome For My Baby
I’m Lonesome
Laughin’ And Jokin’
Linda
Heart Of Me
I’ll Walk Alone
Be Faithful To Me
Got You On My Mind
Born To Lose
Nothing Can Change My Love For You
Miracle of You
Please Don’t Ever Leave Me
Original Sun Recordings

Record 9 Contains
(Mack Self)
Easy To Love
Goin’ Crazy
 Everyday
Easy To Love (2)
Mad At You
Vibrate
Little One
Lovin’
Memories
Willie Brown
(Jerry Lee Lewis)
I’m Feelin’ Sorry (1)
I’m Feelin’ Sorry (2)
I’m The Guilty One
(Onie Wheeler)
Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox (2)
Walkin’ Shoes
That’s All
Tell ‘em Off
Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox (2)
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Original Sun Recordings

Record 10 Contains
(Johnny Cash)
Train Of Love
Home Of The Blues
(Tommy Blake)
Ballad Of A Broken Heart
(Johnny Cash)
Story of A Broken Heart
(Jack Clement)
Ballad Of A Teenage Qu een
(Johnny Cash)
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
(Jack Clement)
Quinch My Thirst
Ten Years
Your Lover Boy
The Black Haired Man
Wrong
(Gene Steele)
Alimony Blues
Daisy Bread Boogie
(Mississippi Slim)
Try Doin’ Right
(Hardrock Gunter)
Fallen Angel
Gonna Dance All Night
(Rhythm Rockers)
Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby
Fiddle Bop
(Wanda Ballman)
Honky Tonk Girl
(Dixieland Drifters)
I’m Gonna Find Her
Maybe Tomorrow
Original Sun Recordings

Record 11 Bonus LP Contains
(Carl Perkins)
Honky Tonk
Perkins Wiggle
Y.O.U
(Johnny Cash)
Folsom Prison Blues
If The Good Lords Willing
I Was There There When It Happened
I Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow
(Jerry Lee Lewis)
Goodnight Irene
Ole Pal Of Yesterday
Fools Like Me
I'll Sail My Ship Alone
Settin'The Woods On Fire
(Onie Wheeler)
 Hazel
Long Gone
I'll Love For A Lifetime
Original Sun Recordings
12-14 Original Columbia Recordings
 

The Sun Country Years 1950-1959


 
1986 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30262 mono
HAYDEN THOMPSON - ROCKABILLY GUY 1954-1962
 

18 tracks recorded for Sun, Phillips, Von and Arlen, including many unreleased tracks in tremendous quality! Liner nots by Adam Komorowski.

Side 1 Contains
I Feel The Blues Coming On
Act Like You Love Me
Rockabilly Gal
Love My Baby
One Broken Heart
Fairlane Rock
Blues, Blues, Blues
You're My Sunshine
Mama, Mama, Mama
1-2 Original Von Recordings
3-9 Original Sun Recordings
 
 
Side 2 Contains
Call Me Shorty
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Goin' Steady
I'll Hold You In My Heart
Kansas City Blues'
It Won't Be Long Until The Summer
Old Kris Kringle
Pardon Me (Alternate Version)
Queen Bee
1-7 Original Sunjay Recordings
8-9 Original Arlan Recordings

Hayden Thompson - Rockabilly Guy 1954-1962


 
August 1986 Rhino Records (LP) 33rpm RNDA 71103 mono
THE SUN STORY
 
2 LP Set. Summing up the history of one of America's most important record labels in 20 songs is a task that borders on the impossible, and The Sun Story is hardly the final or definitive word on the subject of Sam Phillips and the nearly seismic impact his label wrought on popular music. While Sun Records is usually cited for (a) giving birth to rock and roll, (b) creating a home for rockabilly, or (c) bringing Elvis Presley into the recording studio for the first time, producer and label founder Sam Phillips had a broader vision than any of those descriptions would imply, embracing in one way or another the full range of the music of the American South, blues, rhythm and blues, hard country, gospel, and even a dash of pop. Rhino Records' original two-LP vinyl edition of The Sun Story offered a solid introduction to the superb and eclectic roster of talent that recorded for Phillips' little label vitally important rhythm and blues recordings (Jackie Brenston, Roscoe Gordon, and the Prisonaires) in favor of the better-known rock and roll performers who followed them. But as a convenient and affordable collection of Sun's best-known hits and better-known also-rans, The Sun Story more than fills the bill, packed to the brim with great, groundbreaking music from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Billy Lee Riley, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, and many others. As is the norm with a collection from Rhino, the remastered audio is superb (something that hasn't always been the case with earlier Sun reissues), and the four-page booklet liner notes are informative, intelligent, and entertaining. The Sun Story is hardly the complete Sun story, but it's not bad as a starter, and if you're looking for a disc with some of the greatest and most satisfying American rock and roll ever committed to tape, this is just what you need.

Side 1: Contains
Good Rockin' Tonight (Elvis Presley)
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Mystery Train (Junior Parker)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Sitting By My Window (Five Tinos)
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash)
Devil Doll (Roy Orbison)
Just Walking In The Rain (Prisonaires)
Straight As In Love (Johnny Cash)
Ubangi Stomp (Warren Smith)
Bearcat (Rufus Thomas)
That's All Right (Elvis Presley)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 3: Contains
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Match Box (Carl Perkins)
My Bucket Got A Hole In It (Sonny Burgess)
Flyin' Saucers Rock And Roll (Billy Riley)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 4: Contains
Honey Don't (Carl Perkins)
High School Confidential (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Red Hot (Billy Riley)
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
Who Will The Next Fool Be (Charlie Rich)
Raunchy (Bill Justis)
Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Story


 
November 1986 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm Sunbox 106-12 mono
SUN RECORDS - THE ROCKING YEARS
 
An 12 album boxed set The Rocking Years an whole range of rock and roll music recorded in Sun's famous studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis. The set featuring issued, previously unissued, alternate versions of about nearly 200 songs including Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Sonny Burgess, Gene Simmons, Billy Lee Riley, Barbara Pitman, Ray Smith, Bill Justis, Ace Cannon, Kenny Parchman, Ray Harris, Hayden Thomson and many more. Also included in the box set a glossy book with a feature on Sam Phillips and every artist included on the discs with liner notes and session information.

Record 1 ''Put Your Cat Clothes On''  Contains
Carl Perkins In Memphis (Carl Pekins)
You Can't Make Love To Somebody (Carl Perkins)
Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins)
Dixie Fried (Carl Perkins)
Put Your Cat Clothes On -1 (Carl Perkins)
Put Your Cat Clothes On - 2 (Carl Perkins)
That Don't Move Me (Carl Perkins)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Carl Perkins)
That's Right (Carl Perkins)
Crawdad Hole (Jack Earls)
If You Don't Mind (Jack Earls)
Slow Down (Jack Earls)
A Fool For Loving You (Jack Earls)
Sign It On The Dotted Line (Jack Earls)
Rock All Night (Glenn Honeycutt)
I'll Be Around (Glenn Honeycutt)
I'll Wait Forever (Glen Honeycutt)
Be Wise, Don't Cry (Glenn Honeycutt)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 2 ''Come On Little Mama''  Contains
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Where'd You Stay Last Night (Ray Harris)
Love Dumb Baby (Ray Harris)
 Greenback Dollar, Watch And Chain – 1 (Ray Harris)
Foolish Heart (Ray Harris)
 Greenback Dollar, Watch And Chain - 2 (Ray Harris)
Cotton Pickin' Boogie (Johnny Bernero Band)
Rockin' At The Woodchoppers Ball (Johnny Bernero Band)
It Makes No Difference Now (Johnny Bernero Band)
Bernero's Boogie(Johnny Bernero Band
I Don't Mind(Johnny Bernero Band)
 Sentimental Fool (Barbara Pittman)
I Need A Man (Barbara Pittman)
 Voice Of A Fool (Barbara Pittman)
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Barbara Pittman)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 3 ''Oooby Dooby''  Contains
Bop Bop Baby (Wade And Dick)
 Don't Need Your Lovin' – 1 (Dick Penner)
Don't Need Your Lovin' – 2 (Wade And Dick)
Wild Woman (Wade And Dick)
Cindy Lou (Dick Penner)
Honey Love (Dick Penner)
Fine Little Baby (Dick Penner)
Move Baby Move (Dick Penner)
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison)
 Go Go Go (Roy Orbison)
 Rockhouse (Roy Orbison)
Domino (Roy Orbison)
 Rock-A-Billy Gal (Hayden Thompson)
Rakin' And Scrapin' (Dean Beard)
 Long Time Gone (Dean Beard)
That's The Way I Love (Johnny Carroll)
 Rock Baby, Rock It (Johnny Carroll)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 4 ''I Feel Like Rockin'''  Contains
Tennessee Zip (Kenny Parchman)
 I Feel Like Rockin' (Kenny Parchman)
Love Crazy Baby(Kenny Parchman) 
 Treat Me Right (Kenny Parchman)
Get It Off Your Mind
What's The Reason (Kenny Parchman)
You Call Everybody Darlin' (Kenny Parchman)
Go Ahead Baby (Luke McDaniels)
 Huh Babe (Luke McDaniels)
High High High (Luke McDaniels)
My Baby Don't Rock (Luke McDaniels)
That's What I Tell My Heart (Luke McDaniels)
 Born To Sing The Blues (Harold Jenkis)
I Need Your Lovin' Kiss (Harold Jenkins)
 Goin' Crazy (Mack Self)
Mad At You (Mack Self)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 5 ''Rockin' With My Baby''  Contains
Good Lookin' Woman (Jimmy Williams)
Rock-A-Bye-Baby (Jimmy Williams)
Sweet Rocking Mama (Jimmy Williams)
Sonny Boy
Fire Engine Red (Jimmy Williams)
Tomorrow (Jimmy Williams)
 Please Don't Cry Over Me (Jimmy Williams)
That Depends On You (Jimmy Williams)
All I Want Is You
My One Desire (Jimmy Williams)
Down On The Border (Gene Simmons)
Don't Let Me Down (The Miller Sisters)
Shake Rattle And Roll (Gene Simmons)
I'ts Me Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Rocking With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
 It's My Trumpet (Malcolm Yelvington)
Ten Cats Down (The Miller Sisters)
 The Fools Hall Of Fame (Rudy Richardson)
Cheese And Crackers (Rosco Gordon)
 Sally Jo (Rosco Gordon)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 6 ''We Wanna Boogie''  Contains
We Wanna Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
 Red Headed Woman (Sonny Burgess)
Ain't Got A Thing (Sonny Burgess)
 Feelin' Good (Sonny Burgess)
Truckin' Down The Avenue (Sonny Burgess)
 Restless (Sonny Burgess)
Find My Baby For Me(Sonny Burgess)
 Sadie Brown (Sonny Burgess)
Itchy (Sonny Burgess)
Rock 'N' Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
Stop The World (Warren Smith)
Uranium Rock (Warren Smith)
 Dear John (Warren Smith)
Flyin' Saucer Rock And Roll (Billy Riley)
 I Want You Baby Billy Riley)
Red Hot Billy Riley)
 No Name Girl (Billy Riley)
 Got Your Water Boiling (Billy Riley)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 7 ''The Chains In Love''  Contains
Blues At Midnight (Gene Simmons)
Pop And Mama (Gene Simmons)
The Chains Of Love (Gene  Simmons)
 Juicy Fruit (Gene Simmons)
Drinkin' Wine (Gene Simmons)
 I Done Told You (Gene Simmons)
Crazy Woman (Gene Simmons)
I Don't Love You Baby (Gene Simmons)
Money Money Money (Gene  Simmons)
 If I'm Not Wanted (Gene Simmons)
Love My Baby (Hayden Thompson)
 One Broken Heart (Hayden Thompson)
Fairlane Rock (Hayden  Thompson)
 Blues Blues Blues (Hayden Thompson)
Love My Baby (Hayden Thompson)
Mad Man – 1  (Jimmy Wages)
Heartbreakin' Love (Jimmy Wages
 Miss Pearl (Jimmy Wages
Take Me From This Garden  Of Evil (Jimmy Wages
Mad Man - 2 (Jimmy Wages
Original Sun Recordings

Record 8 ''Whole Lotta Shakin'''  Contains
Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
You Win Again (Jerry Lee Lewis)
High School  Confidential (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Crazy Heart (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Breakup (Jerry Lee Lewis)
 Charlie's Boogie  (Charlie Rich)
Blue Suede Shoes (Charlie Rich)
My Baby Done Left Me (Charlie Rich)
Rebound(Charlie  Rich)
Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich)
Stairway To Nowhere (Ernie Barton)
She's Gone Away (Ernie Barton)
You Don't Care (Narvel Felts)
Wanta Rock (Patsy Holcomb)
Memories Of You (Magel Priesman)
Judy (Rudy Grayzell)
Drive In (Mack  Vickery)
 Have You Ever Been Lonely (Mack Vickery)
Fool Proof (Mack Vickery)
Sorry I Lied (Cliff  Thomas)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 9 ''Shake Around''  Contains
Flat Foot Sam (Tommy Blake)
 Lordy Hoody (Tommy Blake)
I Dig You Baby - 1 (Tommy Blake)
 You  B etter Believe It - 1 (Tommy Blake)
Sweetie Pie  (Tommy Blake)
I Dig You Baby - 2 (Tommy Blake)
Shake Around (Tommy Blake)
You Better Believe It - 2 (Tommy Blake)
Rock Boppin' Baby (Edwin Bruce)
Eight Wheel Driver (Edwin Bruce)
Sweet Woman (Edwin Bruce)
 Baby  That's Good (Edwin Bruce)
King Of Fools (Edwin Bruce)
Memories Never Grow Old (Dickey Lee)
 Good Lovin' (Dickey Lee)
Fool Fool Fool (Dickey Lee)
 Dreamy  Nights (Dickey Lee)
Hey Heart (Dickey Lee)
Fool Fool Fool (Dickey Lee)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 10 ''Willing And Ready''  Contains
Right Behind You Baby (Ray Smith)
So Young (Ray Smith)
Why Why Why (Ray Smith)
You Made A Hit  (Ray Smith)
 Sail Away (Ray Smith)
Rockin' Bandit (Ray Smith)
Willing And Ready (Ray Smith)
Forever  Yours (Ray Smith)
 Shake Around (Ray Smith)
Breake Up (Ray Smith)
Mona Lisa (Carl Mann)
Rockin' Love (Carl Mann)
Pretend (Carl Mann)
Too Young (Carl Mann)
 A  Thousand Guitars (Tracy Pendarvis)
Is It To Late (Tracy Pendarvis)
 Is It Me (Tracy Pendarvis)
Southbound Line (Tracy Pendarvis)
 Beat It (Tracy Pendarvis)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 11 ''Your Lovin' Man''  Contains
Your Lovin' Man (Vernon Taylor)
Today Is Blue Day (Vernon Taylor)
Breeze (Vernon Taylor)
 Hey Little  Girl (Vernon Taylor)
Mystery Train (Vernon Taylor)
This Kinda Love (Vernon Taylor)
Sweet And Easy To  Love (Vernon Taylor)
Mystery Train - 2 (Vernon Taylor)
Thinkin' Of Me (Mickey Gilley)
 Have A Little Party (Mickey Gilley)
Whole Lotta Shakin' (Mickey Gilley)
I'll Change My Ways (Danny Stewart)
This Old Heart Of Mine (Eddie Bond)
Love Is My Business (Cliff  Gleaves)
I Lost My Baby (Roy Hall)
Walkin' (The Stroll) (Charlie Pride)
With Your Love, With Your Kiss  (Johnny Powers)
No More Crying The Blues (Alton & Jimmy)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 12 ''Raunchy''  Contains
Raunchy (Bill Justis Orchestra)
Midnight Man (Bill Justid Orchestra)
Somehow We'll Find A Way (Roger  Fakes)
Wild Rice (Bill Justios Orchestra)
College Man (Bill Justis Orchestra)
 Scroungie (Bill Justis  Orchestra)
After The Hop (Bill Justis Orchestra)
 Sally's Got A Sister (Bill Justis Orchestra)
Bop Train (Bill  Justis Orchestra)
 Flip Flop And Bop (Bill Justis Orchestra)
Rolando (Roland Janes)
Little Bitty Pretty Girl (Roland Janes) (Vocal Eddie Cash)
Hey Good Lookin' (Roland Janes) (Vocal Eddie Cash)
Sugarfoot Rag (Martin Willis)
Hey Bo Diddley (Jimmy M. Van Eaton)
That's The Way I Feel (Jimmy  Pritchett)
Tuff (Cattywampus) (Johnny Ace Cannon)
That's Just Too Bad (Johnny Ace Cannon)
706 Union  (Bradd Suggs)
Original Sun Recordings 
 

Sun Records - The Rocking Years

 


 

April 1986 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 151949 mono
ED BRUCE - ROCK BOPPIN' BABY

An impressive, state of the art LP of Ed Bruce comprising 14 tracks at Sun Records 1957/1959, including 10 unissued tracks plus two bonus RCA single sides (47-7842) from 1960. Also included a illustrated page with liner notes by Colin Escott and Hank Davis. Mastered by Sound Wizard Bob Jones at CTS Studio, Wembley. (with 'Rock Boppin' Bob' written in dead wax)

Side 1 Contains

Rock Boppin' Baby*
More Than Yesterday*
Eight Wheel Driver*
Ballad Of Ringo*
King Of Fools 1*
Just Being With You*
Alone With A Broken Heart*
You Come To Me*

Side 2 Contains

Sweet Woman 1*
Baby That's Good*
Part Of My Life*
Sweet Woman 2*
Doll Baby*
King Of Fools 2*
Flight 303**
Sun Gold**
*Original Sun Recordings
**Original RCA Recordings

 


 
June 1987 RCA BMG (LP) 33rpm PL 86414(2) mono
THE COMPLETE SUN SESSIONS
 
2 Record set. Black label. Trademark Gramophone 1898 and Nipper on top. This is the definitive Sun sessions set. Included on the two records were 16 Sun master recordings, 5 alternate takes of "I Love You Because", 7 alternate takes of "I'm Left, You're Right, She,s Gone", and outtakes of 6 other tunes. Extensive liner notes by Peter Guralnick relating Elvis Presley's months at Sun Records and background information on the songs. Perfect starting point to understanding how Elvis, as Howlin' Wolf so aptly put it, "made his pull from the blues''. All the source points are there for the hearing; Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right'', Roy Brown's "Good Rockin' Tonight'', Kokomo Arnold's "Milkcow Blues Boogie'', Arthur Gunter's "Baby, Let's Play House'', and Junior Parker's "Mystery Train''. Modern day listeners coming to these recordings for the first time will want to reclassify this music into a million subgenres, with all the hyphens firmly in place. But what we ultimately have here is a young Elvis Presley, mixing elements of blues, gospel and hillbilly music together and getting ready to unleash its end result, rock and roll, on an unsuspecting world.

Contains
Disc 1 Side A The Master Takes
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Good Rockin' Tonight
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You're A Heartbreaker
Baby, Let's Play House
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 1 Side B The Master Takes
Mystery Train
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I Love You Because
Blue Moon
Tomorrow Night
I'll Never Let You Go
Just Because
Tryin' To Get To You
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Side C The Outtakes
Harbor Lights
I Love You Because (Takes 1 & 2)
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
My Baby Is Gone (Take 9)
I'll Never Let You Go
When It Rains, It Really Pours
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Side D The Alternate Takes
Love You Because (Take 3)
I Love You Because (Take 4)
I Love You Because (Take 5)
My Baby Is Gone (Take 7)
My Baby Is Gone (Take 8)
My Baby Is Gone (Take 10)
My Baby Is Gone (Take 11)
 My Baby Is Gone (Take 13)
My Baby Is Gone (Take 12)
 
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Complete Sun Sessions


 
1987 S Records (LP) 33rpm SP 5001 mono
THE ONE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
 
Import release. Finally, after years of waiting, the entire Million Dollar Quartet session was released on this two-record bootleg set. A picture disc of the set was also available. After this release, Charly Records of Great Britain had its package of the session on sale in many record stores throughout the United States.

Side 1: Contains
You Belong To Me
 When God Dips His Love In My Heart
Just A Little Talk To Jesus
That Lonesome Valley
I Shall Not Be Moved
Peace In The Valley
Down By The Riverside
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
I'm With The Crowd
 Father Along
Jesus Hold My Hand
On The Jericho Road
I Just Can't Make It By Myself
Little Cabin On The Hill
Summertime Has Passed And Gone
I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
Keeper Of The Key
Crazy Arms
Don't Forbid Me
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Original Sun Recordings

Side 3: Contains
Don't Be Cruel
Don't Be Cruel
Paralyzed
Don't Be Cruel
There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)
When The Saints Go Marching In
Softly And Tenderly
Original Sun Recordings

Side 4: Contains
Is It So Strange
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Rip It Up
I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
Crazy Arms
That's My Desire
End Of The Road
Jerry's Boogie
You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
Elvis Farewell
Original Sun Recordings
 

The One Million Dollar Quartet


 
1987 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15242 mono
NARVEL FELTS - A TEEN'S WAY

Side 1 & 2 Contains
I'm Headin' Home
Foolish Thoughts
Cry, Baby Cry
Vada Lou
Little Girl Step This Way
Rocket Ride
Why Don't You Love Me
Remember Me
Come Back Baby
A Fool In Paradise
Lonely River
Kiss A Me Baby
Your Touch
Your First Broken Heart
A Teen's Way
Dream World
Lonesome Feeling
10, 11, 13, 15 Original Sun Recordings
 

Narvel Felts - A Teen's Way


 
1988 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm 2-LP Set CDX 23 mono
WARREN SMITH - REAL MEMPHIS ROCK AND ROLL

Compilation of 28 tracks of Warren Smith's Sun singles, and other songs recorded for Sun Records.

Record 1 Side A Contains
Rock And Roll Ruby (Sun 239)
I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry (Sun 239)
Rock And Roll Ruby (Version 2)
Black Jack David
Ubangi Stomp
So Long I'm Gone (Version 1)
Miss Froggie

Record 1 Side B Contains
So Long I'm Gone (version 2)
Got Love If You Want It
I Fell In Love
Goodbye Mr Love (Version 1)
Sweet Sweet Girl (Version 1)
Goodbye Mr Love (Version 2)
Sweet Sweet Girl (Version 2)

Record 2 Side C Contains
Tell Me Who
Tonight Will Be The Last Night
The Darkest Cloud
Who Took My Baby
Hank Snow Medley
I Couldn't Take The Chance
Dear John (Version 1)

Record 2 Side D Contains
Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache (Version 1)
Stop The World
Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (Version 2)
Do I Love You
Uranium Rock
Dear John (Version 2)
I Like Your Kinda Love
Original Sun Recordings
 

Warren Smith - Real Memphis Rock And Roll


 
1988 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15337 mono
DANE STINIT - ORIGINAL SUN RECORDINGS

Here the complete Sun recordings by Dane Stinit, 15 tracks, 12 different songs, on vinyl. The music has held up remarkably well and especially for Johnny Cash fans, there is a lot to enjoy.

Side 1 Contains
Don't Knock What You Don't Understand (Take 11)
Always On The Go
Don't Knock What You Don't Understand (Take 7)
Kilgore Jail
Mean Eyed Cat (1)
The Ghost Of Mary Lou
Flip Top Flipper

Side 2 Contains
Sweet Country Girl
Muddy Ole River (Near Memphis, Tennessee)
Heartache Catches Up With Me (Take 10)
Windy City
Heartache Catches Up With Me (Take 15)
Shot Out of the Saddle
I'm a Rounder
Mean Eyed Cat (2)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Dane Stinit - Original Sun Recordings



1988 Zu-Zazz Records (LP) 33rpm Z-2006 mono
ROY ORBISON – PROBLEM CHILD

Import issue record. This is a collection of Roy Orbison's sessions from 1956-1958 and featured undubbed, unissued and unbelievable tracks from his early Sun days. On the back cover biography and liner notes by Colin Escott.

Side 1 Contains
Problem Child (1) (Undubbed, Unissued)
This Kind Of Love (1) Undubbed
I Never Know (Undubbed)
It's Too Late (1) Undubbed
You're Gonna Cry (Undubbed)
Chicken Hearted (Instrumental)
(Previously Unreleased)

Side 2 Contains
Trying To Get To You (2) (Undubbed)
Problem Child (2) (Unedited, Undubbed)
It's Too Late (2) Previously Unissued)
Mean Little Mama Undubbed)
This Kind Of Love (2) (Previously Unissued)
Claudette (Alternate Version) (Previously Unissued)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Roy Orbison - Problem Child



1988 Sun England (LP) 33rpm LP1036 mono
MORE SUNDOWN ROCKERS

Compilation of 14 tracks by Kenny Parchman, Alton & Jimmy, Glenn Honeycutt, Ken Cook, Wanda  Ballman, James Wood, and Roger Fakes.

Side 1 Contains
I Was A Fool (Ken Cook) 
Why Do I Love You (Alton & Jimmy
I Just Don't Know (Alton & Jimmy)
Don't You Know (Kenny Parchman)
Treat Me Right (2) (Kenny Parchman)
Problem Child (Ken Cook)
I'll Wait Forever (Glenn Honeycutt)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Heartbreak's Girl (Wanda Ballman)
Ain't Got A Worry On My Mind (Wanda Ballman)
Hey Mister Blues (James Wood)
Somehow We'll Find A Way (Roger Fakes)
Gonna Give A Party (James Wood)
Lock You In My Heart (James Wood)
Be Wise Don't Cry (Glenn Honeycutt)
Original Sun Recordings
 

More Sundown Rockers



1988 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm SAM 103 mono
THE SOUND OF SUN

Side 1 Contains
Bear Cat (Rufus Thomas)
Just Walkin' In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
 Feelin' Good (Little Junior Blue Flames)
Tiger Man (Rufus Thomas)
Mystery Train (Little Junior Blue Flames)
Drinkin' Wine Spodee-O-Dee (Malcolm Yelvington)
The Boogie Disease (Doctor Ross)
Red Hot (Billy Emerson)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Rock And Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)

Side 2 Contains
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison)
Bobbin' The Blues (Carl Perkins)
Red Headed Woman (Sonny Burgess)
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Flying Saucers Rock And Roll (Billy Riley)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Raunchy (Bill Justis)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Right Behind Your Baby (Ray Smith)
Pretend (Carl Mann)
Lonely Weekend (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sound Of Sun


 
April 1989 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm Sunbox 109 mono
SUN RECORDS INTO THE 60S

This boxed set of eight albums contains some of the best music made in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1960s. It   represents the very finest issued and unissued music recorded by Sun Records and associated labels during   that period. It covers the full range of Memphis music from rock and roll and country to rhythm and blues,   soul and gospel. It also contains recordings made for the Nashville-based Sun International Corporation after   1968 (Record 8). Following on from Sunbox106, ''The Rockin' Years'', this box traces the Sun story through  its unfashionable years. Nevertheless, and perhaps to the surprise of many, the quality of the music remains   high.

There are 131 recordings in this box set. Of these, there are: 33 unissued recordings never before issued in   any form; 10 unissued takes, alternative performances to those previously issued; 5 unissued versions   performances from different sessions to previously issued versions; 5 undubbed or remixed versions,   recordings previously issued now presented in a different form; 21 not originally issued recordings released   in the 1970s or 1980s but not on the original Sun label; 57 original issues recordings exactly as issued on the   original Sun, Phillips International, Sun International, Midnight Sun or Plantation labels.

Record 1 ''Feel So Good'' Contains
As Long As I Live (Take 3) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Bonnie B (Take 4) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
What'd I Say (Take 4) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Don't Drop It (Take 2) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Great Speckled Bird (Take 1) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
You Can't Help It (I Can't Help) (Take 2) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Old Black Joe (Take 9)(Jerry Lee Lewis)
Baby Baby Bye Bye (Take 2) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
My Blue Haven (Take 3) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
My Blue Heaven (Take 4) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I Feel So Good (I've Been Twistin') (Take 4) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Good Golly Miss Molly (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Waitin' For A Train (Take 2) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I Can't Trust Me (Take 3) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye (Single Master) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (Take 5) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 2 ''The Jackson Connection'' Contains
Canadian Sunset (Carl Mann)
Chinatown My Chinatown (Carl Mann)
Because Of You (Carl Mann)
Baby I Don't Care (Eddie Bush)
Eddie's Blues (Eddie Bush)
Blue Suede Shoes (Tony Austin)
Hambone (Rayburn Anthony)
Girls Like You (Rayburn Anthony)
Alice Blue Gown (Rayburn Anthony)
St. Louis Blues (Rayburn Anthony)
There's No Tomorrow (Rayburn Anthony)
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet (Rayburn Anthony)
Big Dream (Rayburn Anthony)
How Well I Know (Rayburn Anthony)
Sun Original Recordings

Record 3 ''Keepers Of The Flame'' Contains
Travelin' Salesman (Ray Smith)
I Won't Miss You (Ray Smith)
Candy Doll (Ray Smith)
Hey Bossman (Ray Smith)
Raining The Blues (Ernie Barton)
Open The Door Richard (Ernie Barton)
Shut The Mouth (Ernie Barton)
Herd Of Turtles (Ernie Barton)
Little By Little (Charlie Rich)
Time And Again (Charlie Rich)
Midnite Blues (Charlie Rich)
I'm Wanna Make Sweet Love (Jerry McGill)
Honey Bee (Don Hinton)
Me And My Blues (Teddy Redell)
Belle Of The Suwanee (Tracy Pendarvis)
Wait Til Saturday Night (Harold Dorman)
Tragedy (Thomas Wayne)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 4 ''One More Memory'' Contains
Satisfied (Eddie Bond)
Rockin' Daddy (Eddie Bond)
Double Duty Lovin' (Eddie Bond)
Back Street Affair (Eddie Bond)
I Can't Quit (Eddie Bond)
You Nearly Lose Your Mind (Eddie Bond)
One More Memory (Eddie Bond)
They'll Take Her Love From Me (Eddie Bond)
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (Eddie Bond)
Guess I'd Better Go (Texas Bill Strength)
Call Of The Wild (Texas Bill Strength)
Drunken Gambler (Don Scaife)
Gone And Left Blues (Jimmy Louis)
I'll Wait Forever (Anita Wood)
Shot Out Of The Saddle( Dane Stinit)
Don't Knock What You Don't Understand (Dane Stinit)
Muddy Old River (Dane Stinit)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 5 ''Betcha Gonna Like It'' Contains
Bobaloo (Bill Johnson)
You Better Dig It (Bill Johnson)
Shake 'Em Up Baby (Frank Ballard)
No One To Call Your Own (Frank Ballard)
Move On Down The Line (Frank Ballard)
If That's The Way It Is (You Better Move On) (Frank Ballard)
I See Trouble Down The Road (Frank Ballard)
I Just Can't Help It (Frank Ballard)
Just Walkin' In The Rain (Jeb Stuart)
Coming Down With The Blues (Jeb Stuart)
I Betcha Gonna Like It (Jeb Stuart)
I'm In Love Again (Jeb Stuart)
I Ain't Never (Jeb Stuart)
Will I Ever Be Free (Jeb Stuart)
All My Weakness (The Climates)
No You For Me (The Climates)
Breakin' Up Again (The Climates)
Original Sun Recordings

Records 6 ''Cadillac Man'' Contains
Stop, Wait And Listen (Bill Yates)
Don't Step On My Dog (Bill Yates)
Poison Ivy (Billy Adams)
Too Late To Right My Wrong (Bill Yates)
Trouble In Mind (Billy Adams)
Reconsider Baby (Billy Adams)
Big Big World (Bill Yates)
Rock Me Baby (Billy Adams)
Cadillac Man - 1 (The Jesters)
My Babe (The Jesters)
Night Train From Chicago (The Jesters)
Jim Dandy And Sweet 16 (The Jesters)
Heartbreak Hotel (The Jesters)
Boppin' The Blues (The Jesters)
What’s So Good About Goodbye (Jimmie Day & The Jesters)
Cadillac Man – 2 (The Jesters)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 7 ''Frank, This It'' Contains
I'm Tired, My Soul Needs Resting (Brother James Anderson)
Gonna Move In The Room With The Lord (Brother James Anderson)
Workin' Diggin' Deeper (Brother James Anderson)
Hush Hush (Somebody Call My Name) (Brother James Anderson)
Nobody’s Bloodstains (Brother James Anderson)
What Can I Do? (Brother James Anderson)
Going Home With Jesus (Brother James Anderson)
On My Appointed Time (Brother James Anderson)
Jelly Roll King (Frank Frost)
Crawl Back (Frank Frost)
Take The Pain From My Heard (Arbee Stidham)
Please Let It Be Me (Arbee Stidham)
My Heart Belongs To You (Arbee Stidham)
Can't Live In This World By Myself (Arbee Stidham)
Nine Below Zero (Cliff Jackson
Frank, This Is It (Cliff Jackson & Jerrean Delk
Original Sun Recordings

Record 8 ''Sun International'' Contains
Kay (Billy Riley)
Lookin' For My Baby (Billy Riley)
Pilot Town, LA (Billy Riley)
Workin' On The River (Billy Riley)
Sun Goin' Down On Frisco (Billy Riley)
Nitty Gritty Mississippi (Billy Riley)
San Francisco Lady (Billy Riley)
Tallahassee (Billy Riley)
The Old Home Place (Billy Riley)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Jerry Dyke)
Blackland Farmer (Sleepy La Beef)
I'm Ragged But I'm Right (Sleepy La Beef)
Stormy Monday Blues (Sleepy La Beef)
There Ain't Much Left After Taxs (Sleepy La Beef)
Jennie Lee (Bobby Lee Trammell)
It's All Your Fault (Bobby Lee Trammell)
Memphis Sun (Murray Kellum)
Original Sun International Recordings
 

Sun Records Into The 60s



1989 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15359 mono
BARBARA PITTMAN – I NEED A MAN

An impressive, state of the art LP of Barbara Pittman comprising 19 tracks, including some previously unreleased  sides. Also included a illustrated page with liner notes by Hank Davis. Barbara Pittman's claim to fame is that  she was the only female artist signed to Sam Phillips' Sun Records, other women recorded for the label, but  only Pittman was given a contract. That alone would secure her place as a footnote in music history, but  Pittman also cut one exalted rockabilly classic during her Sun years: "I Need a Man''.

Pittman was one of 12 children born to a family in Memphis, Tennessee in 1943. Her mother was acquainted  with Gladys Presley, and Pittman attended the same school as Elvis. Pittman harbored musical ambitions  from an early age, and approached Sun Records before she was even a teenager. When she was turned away  because of her age, the dauntless Pittman found work with a local band (thanks to a recommendation by  Elvis, Pittman says) before touring with western star Lash Larou in 1955.

Returning to Memphis in 1956, Pittman began singing with Clyde Leoppard's Snearly Ranch Boys and found  work as a demo singer for Stan Kesler, who hoped that her acquaintance with Elvis Presley would give a  boost to a song he had earmarked for the popular rock and roller. The resulting demo of "Playing For Keeps"  convinced Presley to record the song and brought Pittman to the attention of Sam Phillips. She cut the classic  "I Need A Man" backed by members of Leoppard's band. The record was unsuccessful, but Pittman appeared  on Sun package tours and continued to make recordings for Sun, many of which were not released.

When other labels expressed an interest in Pittman in 1957, Phillips retaliated by offering her a contract,  making her the only female artist to be honored thusly. Phillips let her choose whether she wanted to record  for Sun or his new Phillips International subsidiary, and Pittman selected the latter because she thought it had  a more attractive label design. She recorded several sessions with Sun players like Billy Lee Riley and Bill  Justis, but her recordings ranged from teen-oriented pop to bluesy balladry, with little of the rockabilly and  rock and roll for which she later would be celebrated. A one-off single with the vocal group the Sunrays also  failed, and Pittman released her final Phillips single in 1960. Several radio stations deemed the flip-side,  "Eleventh Commandment'', blasphemous and banned it from airplay, further crippling an already doomed  record. Pittman left Phillips International for Del-Fi, but no recordings were issued.

Throughout the 1960s she performed on cruise ships and military bases, and sang on the soundtracks of  motorcycle movies such as Wild Wheels and Wild Angels. In the 1970s she married, and with the rockabilly  revival her reputation grew as her Sun recordings were reissued on compilation albums. In 1983 she formed  a band in Houston, Texas, and played at European rockabilly festivals. Pittman's legacy is built upon three or  four essential tracks, but the squandered opportunities surrounding this husky-voiced singer are nearly as  fascinating as the records she made. Liner notes biography Greg Adams.

Side 1: Contains
I Need A Man
No Matter Who's To Blame
I'm Getting Better All The Time
Two Young Fools In Love
Everlasting Love
Cold Cold Heart
Handsome Man
The Eleventh Commandment
Just One Day
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Sentimental Fool
Voice Of A Fool
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Version 2)
Sentimental Fool (Version 2)
Love Is A Stranger (The Sunrays 2)
Take My Sympathy
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Version 3)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Sentimental Fool (Version 3)
I'll Never Let You Go (Demo)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Barbara Pittman - A Need A Man


 
August 1990 RCA BMG (LP) 33rpm PL-82227 mono
THE GREAT PERFORMANCES
 
20-track LP with 1950s style black RCA label, including the previously unreleased ''My Happiness'', the legendary first recording ever made by Elvis Presley at Sun Studios in July 1953.

Side 1: Contains
My Happiness (Unissued Sun Recording)
That's All Right
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Flip, Flop And Fly
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Ready Teddy
Don't Be Cruel
Teddy Bear
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do
Jailhouse Rock
Treat Me Nice (Stereo Version)

Side 2: Contains
 King Creole
Trouble
Fame And Fortune
Return To Sender
Always On My Mind
American Trilogy
If I Can Dream
Unchained Melody
Memories
1 Original Sun Recording
2-21 Original RCA Recordings
 

The Great Performances

 


 

1990 Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15237 mono
JACK EARLS - LET'S BOP

An impressive, state of the art LP of Jack Earls comprising 14 tracks at Sun Records, included a illustrated back cover with liner notes by Colin Escott and Hank Davis. Produced by Sam Phillips. Re-issue produced by Colin Escott and Hank Davis. Licensed from Bellaphon Records Gmbh.℗ © 1990 Bear Family Records. Made in West Germany

Side 1 Contains
Let's Bop
Slow Down
My Gal Maryann
Sing On The Dotted Line
Crawdad Hole (1)
They Can't Keep Me From You (1)
Hay Slim
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Take Me To That Place
A Fool For Loving You
Hey Jim
When I Dream
Crawdad Hole (2)
If You Don't Mind
They Can't Keep Me From You (2)
Original Sun Recordings

 

Jack Earls - Let's Bop


 
1998 Sun International (LP) 33rpm Boot 706 1 mono
MEMPHIS BOP - VOLUME 1
 
Rare and unissued Sun rockabilly. Limited pressing of 500 copies.

Side 1 Contains
Wampes Cat (Alternate) (Howard Chandler)
Johnny Valentine (Alternate) (Andy Anderson)
Gonna Give A Party (James Wood)
What A Beat (Unknown Artist)
Flying Saucers Rock And Roll (Alternate) (Billy Riley)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
Little Red Hen (Unknown Artist)
Love My Baby (Alternate) (Hayden Thompson)
This Chick (Ray Garden)
Dear John (Alternate) (Warren Smith)
Rock House (Harold Jenkins)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Memphis Bop - Volume 1


 
1999 Sun International (LP) 33rpm Boot 706 2 mono
MEMPHIS BOP - VOLUME 2

All rare and unissued Sun rockabilly. Limited pressing of 500 copies.

Side 1 Contains
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Her Love Rubbed Off (Carl Perkins)
Slewfoot Sue (Unknown)
What's The Reason (Kenny Parchman)
Chain Gang Charlie (Curley Money)
Stop (Teddy Reidel)
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2 Contains
How Come You Do Me (Jimmy Haggett)
Two Timin' Baby (Unknown)
What's The Use (Alton & Jimmy)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Trumpet (Malcolm Yelvington)
Between Here A There (Unknown)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Memphis Bop - Volume 2


 
June 2, 2004 RCA BMG (LP) 33rpm 82876 61205 1 mono
ELVIS AT SUN
 
''Elvis At Sun'' is a stripped down version of the deluxe package ''Sunrise'' which was a remastered re-release of ''The Complete Sun Sessions'' which was a re-relase of the 70′s compilation ''The Sun Sessions''. ''Elvis At Sun'' boasts an impressive tracklist. All of Elvis Presley’s Sun Masters are present. It includes the usual out-takes ''Harbor Lights'', ''Tommorow Night'' and ''When It Rains It Really Pours''. And the slow version of ''I’m Left, Your Right, She’s Gone''. Over the years these tracks have become part of any complete Sun package. The vinyl itself seems to be nice quality and the useage of the Sun label on the record adds a nice touch. The Sun Masters not released during Presley’s tenure sound okay. They seem to have gone through many stages of mixing and mastering over the years, the sound varies greatly from record to record. The tracks originally issued as Sun singles, suffer from bad sound quality on this pressing. The high end is completely gone, and there is no echo or crispness. In a way, the record sounds like a sort of counterfit bootleg. On the back cover liner notes by Knox Phillips, the older son of Sun Records owner, Sam Phillips.

Side 1: Contains
Harbor Lights
I Love You Because
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blue Moon
Tomorrow Night
I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
Just Because
Good Rockin' Tonight
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Original Sun Recordings

Side 2: Contains
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You're A Heartbreaker
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Baby, Let's Play House
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Mystery Train
Trying To Get To You
When It Rains, It Really Pours
Original Sun Recordings
 

Elvis At Sun



2014 YEP ROC Records (LP) 33rpm LDS9670 mono
THE SUN RECORDS STORY

The ultimate compilation of the most important tracks as rescued from the Sun Records archives! This is  where everyone from B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash made their first musical steps -  impressively shown on 94 songs across 6 LPs. Everyone who's ever meant anything in the grand Rock And  Roll Hall of Fame, from Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison to Carl Perkins and Charlie Feathers, is on board  for this ride. Deluxe cardboard box with three double albums entitled Roots, Good Rockin' Daddies and Hits  & Then some pressed on 180g vinyl with gatefold covers and extensive liner notes. Analogue remastered  tracks guarantee an authentic sound and the best possible quality!

Record 1 ''Roots'' Contains
Cool Down Mama (Lost John Hunter)
Boogie In The Park (Joe Hill Louis)
Howling Tom Cat (Harmonica Frank)
Highway Man (Howlin' Wolf)
Juiced (Billy Love)
T. Model Boogie (Rosco Gordon)
Tiger Man (Rufus Thomas)
Love My Baby (Junior Parker Blue Flames)
Come Back Baby (Doctor Ross)
Cotton Crop Blues (James Cotton)
I'm Gonna Murder My Baby (Pate Hare)
Time Has Made A Change (Jimmy DeBerry)
Red Hot (Billy The Kid Emerson)
Look To Jesus (The Jones Brothers)
Dark Muddy Bottom (Billy Riley)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 2 ''Roots'' Contains
Hello, Hello Baby (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Listen To Me, Baby (Smokey Joe Baugh)
Boogie Blues (Earl Peterson)
Troublesome Waters (Howard Serratt)
Gonna Dance All Night (Hardrock Gunter)
Don't Believe (Slim Rhodes)
Defrost Your Heart (Charlie Feathers)
Sure To Fall (Carl Perkins)
Fool Proof (Mack Vickery)
Now She Cares No More For Me (Doug Poindexter)
Jump Right Out Of The Jukebox (Onie Wheeler)
You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven (Jerry Lee Lewis)
A Fool For Loving You (Jack Earls)
I'd Rather Be Safe Then Sorry (Warren Smith)
Come In Stranger (Johnny Cash)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 3 ''Good Rockin' Daddies'' Contains
Rockin´ Daddy (Eddie Bond)
Crazy Arms (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Mean Little Mama (Roy Orbison)
Got Love If You Want It (Warren Smith)
Crawdad Song (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Her Love Rubbed Off (Carl Perkins)
Mad Man (Jimmy Wages)
Love My Baby (Hayden Thompson)
Miss Froggie (Warren Smith)
Pearly Lee (Billy Riley)
Deep Elm Blues (Jerry Lee Lewis)
That Don´t Move Me (Carl Perkins)
All Night Rock (Glenn Honeycutt)
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Rock With Me Baby (Billy Riley)
Fine Little Baby (Dick Penner)
Rockin´ With Me Baby (Marcolm Yelvington)
O riginal Sun Recordings

Record 4 ''Good Rockin' Daddies'' Contains
Baby That´s Good (Edwin Bruce)
My Baby Don´t Rock (Luke McDaniel)
Miss Pearls (Jimmy Wages)
That´s Right (Carl Perkins)
So Glad You´re Mine (Sonny Burgess)
Willing And Ready (Ray Smith)
Shake Around (Tommy Blake)
Crazy Woman (Gene Simmons)
Judy (Rudy Grayzell)
Good Rockin´ Tonight (Jerry Lee Lewis)
A Womens Love (Thrill Of Your Love) (Carl McVoy)
Tough, Tough, Tough (Andy Anderson)
(Take Me From This) Garden Of Evil (Jimmy Wages)
Have Faith In My Love (Alton & Jimmy)
Walk The Lonesome Valley (Million Dollar Quartet)
Search For Me (Glenn Honeycutt)
Original Sun Recordings

Record 5 ''Hits & Then Some'' Contains
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston)
Bear Cat (Rufus Thomas)
Just Walkin In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
When It Rains It Pours (Billy The Kid Emerson)
Mystery Train (Junior Parker Blue Flames)
Boppin The Blues (Carl Perkins)
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Flyin Saucer Rock Roll (Billy Riley)
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison)
We Wanna Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
Dixie Fried (Carl Perkins)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Red Hot Billy Riley
Original Sun Recordings

Record 6 ''Hits & Then Some'' Contains
Big River (Johnny Cash)
Rock 'N' Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Honey Don't (Carl Perkins)
Red Headed Woman (Sonny Burgess)
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Johnny Cash)
High School Confidential (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich)
I'm Coming Home (Carl Mann)
Who Will The Next Fool Be? (Charlie Rich)
What'd I Say (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Guess Things Happen That Way (Johnny Cash)
Raunchy (Bill Justis)
Mona Lisa (Carl Mann)
Whirlwind (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Records Story


 
 
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