- BEAR FAMILY RECORDS -
Sun Records Reissues

Contains
 
The Sun Years 1956 - 1958 (BCB 15461) Roy Orbison
The Definitive Sun Recordings (BCD 15420) Jerry Lee Lewis
The Definitive Edition - Volume 1 (BCD  15460) Howlin' Wolf
Memphis Days (BCD 15515) Narvel Felts
The Classic Carl Perkins (BCD 15494) Carl Perkins
The Man In Black 1954 - 1958 (BCD 15517) Johnny Cash
Just Walkin' In The Rain (BCD 15523) The Prisonaires
The Definitive Edition - Volume 2 (BCD 15500) Howlin' Wolf
The Classic Recordings 1956 - 1960 (BCD 15444) Billy Riley
Onie's Bop (BCD 15542) Onie Wheeler
The Classic Sun Recordings 1956 - 1959 (BCD 15525) Sonny Burgess
The Classic Sun Recordings 1956 - 1959 (BCD 15514) Warren Smith
Mona Lisa (BCD 15713) Carl Mann
The Be-Bop Boy (BCD 15524) Joe Hill Louis
Rockin' Daddy (BCD 15708) Eddie Bond
Rock Baby, Rock It 1955 - 1960 (BCD 15928) Johnny Carroll
Did You Tell Me (BCD 16220) Narvel Felts
The Rock And Roll Years 1956 - 1964 (BCD 16112) Conway Twitty
That'll Flat Git It! - Volume 14 (BCD 16210) Various Artists
The Sun Years 1958 - 1962 (BCD 16152) Charlie Rich
That'll Flat Git It! - Volume 16 (BCD 16311) Various Artists
That'll Flat Git It! - Volume 17 (BCD 16405) Various Artists
Sun Gospel (BCD 16387) Various Artists
Orbison 1955 - 1965 (BCD 16423) Roy Orbison
The Women Of Sun Records (BCD16609) Various Artists
The Sun Years Plus (BCD 16757) Malcolm Yelvington
The Sun Years (BCD 16780) Ernie Chaffin
The Sun Years Plus (BCD 16519) Mack Self
The Sun Years Plus (BCD 16758) Gene Simmons
The Sun Outtakes 1954 - 1958 (BCD 16325) Johnny Cash
The Sun Years Plus (BCD 16797) Tommy Blake
The Sun Years Plus (BCD 16131) Hayden Thompson
The Sun Years Plus (BCD16695) Rufus Thomas
The Sun Years Plus (BCD 16937) Billy Emerson
The Sun Years Plus (BCD 16936) Ray Smith
The Sun Years Plus (BCD 16935) Jack Earls
The Sun Outtakes (BCD 17122) Billy Riley
Let's Get Wild (BCD 16837) Rudy Grayzell
The Sun Years Plus (BCD 17149) Billy Red Love
Only Believe... (BCD 16893) The Prisonaires
Sun Ballads (BCD 17213) Various Artists
The Sun Era Outtakes (BCD 17240) Carl Perkins
The Sun Country Box 1950 - 1959 (BCD 17311) Various Artists
The Sun Blues Box 1950 - 1958 (BCD 17310) Various Artists
The Sun Rock Box 1950 - 1959 (BCD 17313) Various Artists
Juke Box Boogie, The Sun Years Plus (BCD 16939) Doctor Ross
Blues Like Midnight, The Sun Years Plus (BCD 17277) Bill Yates
Rock Me Baby, The Sun Years Plus (BCD 17116) Billy Adams
The Collected Works (BCD 17254) Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Guitars At Sun (BCD 16148) Various Artists
Drums At Sun (BCD 16273) Various Artists
 

Roy Orbison - The Sun Years 1956 - 1958

 
1989 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15461 mono digital
ROY ORBIDON - THE SUN YEARS 1956 - 1958

Compact disc. Bear Family Special Product. 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.  Bear Family logo and catalog number on the disc left at center. On the back cover, Bear Family logo right on bottom. Catalog number in upper right. Contains the complete Sun recordings with 19 unissued or rare masters for the first time. Also included an 12-page booklet with liner notes and Orbison's complete Session Files by Colin Escott.

Contains
Ooby Dooby
Go! Go! Go!
Rockhouse
You're My Baby
Sweet And Easy To Love
Devil Doll
Chicken Hearted
I Like Love
Ooby Dooby
Trying To Get To You
Domino
It's Too Late
You're Gonna Cry
This Kind Of Love
Mean Little Mama
I Never Knew
Problem Child
Fools Hall Of Fame
The Cause Of It All
A True Love Goodbye
I Was A Fool (Ken Cook)
Lovestruck
You Tell Me
I Give Up
One More Time
The Clown
Claudette (Guitar Demo)
Claudette (Group Demo)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Classic Jerry Lee Lewis - The Definitive Sun Recordings 1956 - 1963

 
September 1989 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15420 mono digital
CLASSIC JERRY LEE LEWIS
THE DEFINITIVE SUN RECORDINGS 1956 - 1963

8 Compact disc boxed set, LP-sized. An Bear Family Special Products. 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.  Bear Family and catalog number left from the center on the disc. On the back cover, Bear Family logo right from the center, catalog number in upper right. Complete edition of Jerry Lee Lewis 246 seminal Sun recordings, contains the original Sun singles, 30 unissued performances, 56 performances in stereo - most for the first time. Also included an 36-page DeLux booklet with many previously unpublished photographs and illustrations with liner notes by Colin Escott. Also included in the booklet, Lewis' complete session files. First, and most crucial, in these sets contains everything Jerry Lee Lewis ever recorded at Sun Records, all of the hits, alternate takes of virtually every song, with all of the false starts, aimless jams and the famed argument with Sam Phillips over playing the devil's music, rounding out the proceedings. It is as good a look into the inner-workings of a famous studio and legendary performer as can be found. Musically speaking, the previously unreleased cuts are astonishing to hear and will more than justify Lewis's vaunted reputation, something evident on the very first session when he ran through songs of every style and source, all with supreme confidence and total originality. The dynamic playing of his studio cohorts, Roland Janes on guitar and J.M. Van Eaton on drums, stand out no matter how varied the material was, and together with Lewis on piano they make a convincing case that they were the original power trio in rock.

Disc 1 Contains
Crazy Arms
End Of The Road
You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
Born To Loose
Silver Threads Among The Gold
I'm Throwing Rice
I Love You So Much It Hurts
Deep Elem Blues
Goodnight Irene
Goodnight Irene
Honey Hush
Crawdad Song
Dixie
The Marines Hymn
That Lucky Old Sun
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
Lewis Boogie
I Love You Because
I Can't Help It
Cold Cold Heart
Shame On You
I'll Keep On Loving You
You Are My Sunshine
Tomorrow Night
Sixty Minute Man
It All Depend
I Don't Love Nobody
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
It'll Be Me
It'll Be Me
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
False Start to It'll Be Me
It'll Be Me
Ole Pal Of Yesterday
You Win Again
Love Letters In The Sand
Little Green Valley
Lewis Boogie
Pumpin' Piano Rock
It'll Be Me
All Night Long
Old Time Religion
When The Saint Go Marching In
My Carolina Sunshine Girl
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-Dee
Singing The Blues
Snatch Of Keep Your Hands Off Of It And Rockin' With Red
Matchbox
Matchbox
Ubangi Stomp
Rock And Roll Ruby
So Long I'm Gone
Ooby Dooby
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
You Win Again
I'm Feeling Sorry
I'm Feeling Sorry
I'm Feeling Sorry
I'm Felling Sorry
Mean Woman Blues
Turn Around
Great Balls Of Fire
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Chatter To Great Balls Of Fire
Why Should I Cry Over You
Religious Discussion
Great Balls Of Fire
You Win Again
Down The Line
False Starts & Down The Line
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
Down The Line
Sexy Ways
Cool, Cool Ways
Milkshake Mademoiselle
Breathless
Milkshake Mademoiselle
Breathless
False Start to High School Confidential
Breathless
High School Confidential
High School Confidential
High School Confidential
Put Me Down
Good Rockin' Tonight
Pink Pedal Pushers
Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Don't Be Cruel
Someday
Jambalaya
Friday Nights
Big Legged Woman
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 4 Contains
Hello, Hello Baby
Frankie And Johnny
Your Cheatin' Heart
Lovesick Blues
Goodnight Irene
When The Saint Go Marching In
Matchbox
It All Depend
Put Me Down
Fools Like Me
Carrying On
False Start & Crazy Heart
Put Me Down
Put Me Down
False Start & High School Confidential
High School Confidential
Slippin' Around
I'll See You In My Dreams
Real Wild Child
Let The Good Times Roll
Fools Like Me
Settin' On The Woods Of Fire
Memory Of You
Come What May
Break Up
Crazy Arms
Live And Let Live
False Start & I'll make It All Up To You
Crazy Arms
Johnny B. Goode
False Start & Settin' The Woods On Fire
Break Up
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 5 Contains
Return Of Jerry Lee
Break Up
I'll make It All Up To You
Johnny B. Goode
Break Up
I'll Make It All Up To You
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
I'll Sail My Ship Alone
Chatter & It Hurts Me So
You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
It Hurts Me So
Lovin' Up A Storm
Big Blon' Baby
Lovin' Up A Storm
Sick And Tired
Shanty Town
Release Me
False Start & I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
Near You
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
Hillbilly Fever
My Blue Heaven
My Blue Heaven
False Start & Let's Talk About Us
Little Queenie
Home
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Ballad Of Billy Joe
Sail Away
False Start & Am I To Be The One
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 6 Contains
Night Train To Memphis
I'm The Guilty One
Let's Talk About Us
The Wild Side Of Life
Charming Billy
My Bonnie
Mexicali Rose
Mexicali Rose
Getting In The Mood
In The Mood
I Get The Blues When It Rains
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Don't Drop It
Great Speckled Bird
Great Speckled Bird
Bonnie B.
Baby, Baby Bye Bye
Baby, Baby Bye Bye
False Start & I Can't Help It
Old Black Joe
Your Cheatin' Heart
Old Black Joe
Bonnie B.
As Long As I Live
What'd I Say
Keep Your hands Off Of It
Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
John Henry
What'd I Say
C.C. Rider
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 7 Contains
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Lewis Workout
When My Blue Moon Turn To Gold Again
When I Get Paid
Love Made A Fool Of Me
No More Than I Get
Livin' Lovin' Wreck
What'd I Say
Cold Cold Heart
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
It Won't Happen With Me
C.C. Rider
I Love You Because
Save The Last Dance For Me
Hello Josephine
High Powered Woman
My Blue Heaven
My Blue Heaven
Sweet Little Sixteen
Ramblin' Rose
Money
Rockin' The Boat Of Love
Ramblin' Rose
I've Been Twistin'
Whole Lotta Twistin' Goin' On
I've Been Twistin'
I Know What It Means
High Powered Woman
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 8 Contains
Sweet Little Sixteen
My Girl Josephine
Set My Mind At Easy
Waiting For A Train
Sweet Little Sixteen
Waiting For A Train
How's My Ex Treating You
Good Rockin' Tonight
Be Bop A Lula
My Girl Josephine
How's My Ex Treating You
Good Golly Miss Molly
I Can't Trust Me
Good Golly Miss Molly
My Pretty Quadroon
Waiting For A Train
Teenage Letter
Seasons Of My Heart
Your Lovin' Ways
Just Who Is To Blame
Just Who Is To Blame
Hong Kong Blues
Love On Broadway
One Minute Past Eternity
False Start & Invitation To Your Party
Invitation to Your Party
I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye
Carry My Back To Old Virginia
False Start to Carry My Back To Old Virginia
Carry Me Back To Old Virginia
Original Sun Recordings
 

Memphis Days - The Definitive Edition - Volume 1

 
1989 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15460 mono digital
MEMPHIS DAYS - THE DEFINITIVE EDITION - VOLUME 1
 
Compact disc. An Bear Family Special Products. 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.  Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo left from the center, catalog number in upper right. For the first time, the complete Howlin' Wolf Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter, demos, false starts. Also included in the box, an inlay booklet biography with liner notes by Colin Escott. The inlay also features a detailed Session File information by Colin Escott.

Contains
Oh Red (Take 1)
My Last Affair (Take 1)
Come Back Home (Take 1)
California Boogie
California Blues
Loo-A-Here Baby
Smile At Me
My Baby Walked Off
Drinkin' CV Wine (CV Wine Blues)
My Troubles And Me
Chocolate Drop
Mr. Highway Man (Cadillac Daddy)
Bluebird Blues
Color And Kind
(Everybody's) In The Mood
Dorothy Mae (Number 2)
I Got A Woman (Sweet Woman)
Decoration Day Blues
(Well) That's All Right
How Many More Years
Baby Ride With Me (Ridin' In The Moonlight)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Narvel Felts - Memphis Days

Recording Published in Historical Reasons
Sonic Studio Recordings

1990 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15515 mono digital
NARVEL FELTS - MEMPHIS DAYS
 
Narvel Felt's early 1960s recordings for Roland Janes labels. Times were changing but Narvel Felts and Roland Janes were still intent on making good old Memphis rock and roll. The 26 titles include rock and roll classics like ''Your True Love'', ''Night Creature'', ''Lola Did A Dance'', ''Lovelight Man'', ''Slippin' And Slidin'', ''Get On The Right Track Baby'', ''Private Detective'' and ''Mountain Of Love'', as well country ballads like ''Blue Darlin'' and ''Welcome Home Mr. Blues'''. All are delivered with Narvel's heartstopping sense of drama. It's classic Memphis small group rock and roll and country, and until now all these titles were hidden on unreleased tapes or on rare singles. Also included an 12-page booklet with liner notes by Howard Cockburn, photo's and the Sonic studio discography by Howard Cockburn, Narvel Felts, and Roland Janes.

Contains
Night Creature
Your True Love
Blue Darlin'
What You're Doing To Me
Sad And Blues
She's In Your Heart To Stay
Return
Welcome Home, Mister Blues
Love Is Gone
Tear Down The Wall
The Four Seasons Of Love
Come What May
Lola Did A Dance
Lovelight Man
Mr. Pawnshop Broker
Tongue Tied Jill
All That Heaven Sent
I Had A Girl (What's Wrong With Me)
Slippin' And Slidin'
Larry And Joellen
You Were Mine
Get On The Right Track, Baby
Sweet, Sweet Loving
Mountain Of Love
Private Detective
One Man At A Table
Original Roland Janes Recordings
 

The Classic Carl Perkins

 
 
1990 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15494 mono digital
THE CLASSIC CARL PERKINS
 
5 compact disc boxed set, LP-sized. An Bear Family Special Products. 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.  Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo at bottom, catalog number in upper right. For the first time, the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter, demos, false starts, and home recordings, and as well as his Columboa recordings from 1958-1962, and everything he cut for Decca between 1963 and 1965. Also included in the boxed set, 24-page booklet biography, with liner notes by Bill Millar. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Colin Escott.

Disc 1 Contains
Honky Tonk Babe (Gal)
Movie Magg
Honky Tonk Gal
Movie Magg
Turn Around
Dialogue Bill Cantrell & Carl Perkins
Turn Around
Let The Jukebox Keep Playing On
What You Doin' When You're Crying
Let The Jukebox Keep Playing On
You Can't Make Love To Somebody
Gone, Gone, Gone
Gone, Gone, Gone
Dixie Bop/Perkins Wiggle
Blue Suede Shoes (Take 1)
Blue Suede Shoes (Take 2)
Blue Suede Shoes (Take 3)
Honey Don't (Take 1)
Honey Don't (Take 2)
Honey Don't (Take 3)
Tennessee
Sure To Fall
All Mama's Children
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
Boppin' The Blues
Put Your Cat Clothes On
Boppin' The Blues
Only You
You Can't Make Love To Somebody
Right String, Wrong Yo Yo
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
False Start & All Mama's Children
All mama's Children
Dixie Fried
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
Put Your Cat Clothes On
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
False Start To Dixie Fried
Dixie Fried
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
That Don't Move Me
Lonely Street
Drink Up And Go Home
Pink Pedal Pushers
The Way You're Living Is Breaking My Heart
Take Back My Love
Somebody Tell Me
Instrumental - 1
Instrumental - 2
Red Wing
Down By The Riverside
Her Love Rubbed Off
Caldonia
You Can Do No Wrong
Sweethearts Or Strangers
Be Honest With Me
Sweethearts Or Strangers
Your True Love (Original Tempo)
Matchbox
Your True Love
Put Your Cat Clothes On
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Matchbox
Put Your Cat Clothes On
Keeper Of The Key
Roll Over Beethoven
Try My Heart Out
That's Right
Forever Yours
That's Right
Y.O.U.
I Care
Y.O.U. (With Narration)
Pink Pedal Pushers
Pink Pedal Pushers
Lend Me Your Comb
Look At That Moon
Lend Me Your Comb
Look At That Moon
Glad All Over
Tutti Frutti
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
That's All Right
Where The Rio De Rosa Flows
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Long Tall Sally
I Got A Woman
Hey Good Lookin
Sittin' On Top Of The World
Good Rockin' Tonight
1-18 Original Sun Recordings
19-28 Original Columbia Recordings

Disc 4 Contains
Jive After Five
Rockin' Record Hop
Pink Pedal Pushers
Just Thought I'd Call
Ready Teddy
Jenny, Jenny
You Were There
Because You're Mine
Pop, Let Me Have The Car
Levi Jacket (And A Long Tail Shirt)
When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain
Sister Twister
Hambone
This Life I Live
Please Say You'll Be Mine
Honey, 'Cause I Love You
Y.O.U.
I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore
Highway Of Love
Pointed Toe Shoes
One Ticket To Loneliness
The Drifter
To Much For A Man To Understand
L-O-V-E-V-I-L-L-E
Original Columbia Recordings

Disc 5 Contains
Blue Suede Shoes
Big Bad Blues
Say When
Lone Heart
A Love I'll Never Win
Let My Baby Be
Monkey Shine
Mama Of My Song
One Of These Days
I Wouldn't Have You
Help Me Find My Baby
After Sundown
For A Little While
Just For You
When The Right Times Comes Along
The Fool I Used To Be
Forget Me (Next Time Around)
Hollywood City
I've Just Got Back From There
Too Much For A Man To Understand
Turn Around
Unhappy Girls
Someday, Somewhere Someone Waits For Me
Anyway The Wind Blows
1-13 Original Decca Recordings
14-24 Original Columbia Recordings
 

Johnny Cash - The Man In Black 1954 - 1958

 
1990 Bear family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15517 mono digital
JOHNNY CASH - THE MAN IN BLACK 1954 - 1958
 
5 Compact boxed set, LP-size. 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.  Bear Family logo left from the hole. This is the complete edition of Johnny Cash's Sun recordings. You can find the most of these titles endlessly duplicated and often overdubbed on countless compilations, undubbed and in premium sound quality for the first time. There are even some unissued sides. The set is rounded out with Johnny's first recordings for Columbia, false starts, chatter and outtakes. Also included in the boxed-set a 36-page booklet with session and liner notes by Colin Escott.

Disc 1 Contains
Wide Open Road
You're My Baby
My Treasure
My Treasure
Hey Porter
Folsom Prison Blues
Wide Open Road
My Two Timin' Woman
Hey Porter
Cry! Cry! Cry!
Wide Open Road
Port Of Lonely Hearts
Couldn't Keep From Crying
New Mexico
Folsom Prison Blues
So Doggone Lonesome
Mean Eyed Cat
Luther Played The Boogie
Rock And Roll Ruby
I Walk The Line
Brakeman's Blues (Incomplete)
Get Rhythm
Get Rhythm
I Walk The Line
Train Of Love
Train Of Love
There You Go
One More Ride (Incomplete)
I Love You Because
Straight As In Love
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Don't Make Me Go
Next In Line
Don't Make Me Go
Don't Make Me Go
Home Of The Blues (Undubbed Master)
Rock Island Line
Wreck Of The Old '97
Belshazzar
Country Boy
Leave That Junk Alone
Doin' My Time
Country Boy
If The Good Lord's Willing
I Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow
I was Here When It Happened
Remember Me
I Was There When It Happened
Big River
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Goodnight Irene
Big River
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Come In Stranger
Guess Things Happen That Way (Undubbed Master)
Come In Stranger
Oh, Lonesome Me (Undubbed Master)
Guess Things Happen That Way
Oh, Lonesome Me (Overdubbed Master)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Sugartime
Born To Lose (Undubbed Master)
You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
Born To Lose
Sugartime (Overdubbed Master)
Story Of A Broken Heart
Always Alone (Incomplete)
Always Alone
False Starts To Story Of A Broken Heart
Story Of A Broken Heart
You Tell Me
Life Goes On
You Win Again
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
Hey Good Lookin'
I Can't Help It
Cold Cold Heart
Blue Train
Katy Too
The Ways Of A Woman In Love
Fools Hall Of Fame
The Ways Of A Woman In Love
Thanks A Lot
It's Just About Time
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I Just Thought You'd Like To Know
It's Just About Time
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Down The Street To 301
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 4 Contains
Oh What A Dream
I'll Remember You
Drink To Me
What Do I Care
Suppertime
It Was Jesus
Oh What A Dream
I'll Remember You
Mama's Baby
The Troubador
Run Softly Blue River
All Over Again
That's All Over
Frankie's Man Johnny
Fools Hall Of Fame
Walkin' The Blues
Lead Me Father
That's Enough'
I Still Miss Someone
One More Ride
Pickin' Time
Don't Take Your Guns To Town
I'd Rather Die Young
The Shepherd Of My Heart
Cold Shoulder
Original Columbia Recordings

Disc 5 Contains
Lead Me Father (Takes 1-4)
Lead Me Father (Takes 5-9)
Lead Me Father (Takes 10-12)
Lead My Father (Master Take 13)
That's Enough (Takes 1-3)
That's Enough (Master Take 4)
I Still Miss Someone (Takes 1-5)
I Still Miss Someone (Takes 6-8)
I Still Miss Someone (Takes 9-10)
I Still Miss Someone (Master Take 11)
One More Ride (Takes 1-4)
One More Ride (Takes 5-11)
One More Ride (Master Take 12)
Pickin' Time (Takes 1-2)
Pickin' Time (Master Take 3)
Don't Take Your Guns To Town (Takes 1-4)
Don't Take Your Guns To Town (Takes 5-6)
Don't Take Your Guns To Town (Master)
I'd Rather Die Young (Take 1 and Master Take 2)
The Shepherd Of My Heart (Takes 1-2 and Master Take 3)
Cold Shoulder (Takes 1-2 and Master Take 2)
Original Columbia Recordings
 

The Prisonaires - Just Walkin' In The Rain

 
1990 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15523 mono digital
THE PRISONAIRES - JUST WALKIN' IN THE RAIN
 
Compact disc boxed set. An Bear Family Special Products. Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. T he letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.  Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo at bottom, catalog number in upper right. For the first time, the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter. Also included in the boxed set, 26-page booklet biography with liner notes by Colin Escott. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Colin Escott.

Contains
Just Walkin' In The Rain
Baby Please
Dreaming Of You
That Chick's Too Young To Fry
Just Walkin' In The Rain
Baby Please
Softly And Tenderly
My God Is Real
A Prisoner's Prayer
No More Tears
I Know
No More Tears
If I Were King
I Wish
Don't Say Tomorrow
No More Tears
What'll You Do Next
There Is Love In You
What'll You Do Next
Two Strangers
What About Frank Clement (A Mighty Man)
Friends Call Me A Fool
Lucille, I Want You
Surleen
All Alone And Lonely
Rockin' Horse
Original Sun Recordings
 

Memphis Days - The Definitive Edition - Volume 2

 
1990 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15500 mono digital
MEMPHIS DAYS - THE DEFINITIVE EDITION - VOLUME 2
 
Compact disc. An Bear Family Special Products. Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear.  The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.  Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo left from the center, catalog number in upper right. The Howlin' Wolf Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued from acetate demos, complete with studio chatter. Also included in the box, an 8-page booklet biography with liner notes by Colin Escott. The booklet also features a detailed. Session File information by Colin Escott.

Contains
Baby Ride With Me
How Many More Years
Moanin' At Midnight
Howlin' Wolf Boogie
The Wolf Is At Your Door
Mr. Highway Man
Getting Old And Grey
Worried All The Time
Saddle My Pony
Oh Red
My Last Affair
Come Back Home (Take 2)
Dorothy Mae
Oh Red (Take 2)
Come Back Home (Take 3)
How Many More Years
How Many More Years
Baby Ride With Me
Baby Ride With Me
Original Sun Recordings
 

Billy Riley - The Classic Sun Recordings 1956 - 1960

 
1990 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15444 mono digital
BILLY RILEY - THE CLASSIC SUN RECORDINGS 1956 - 1960
 
2 Compact disc boxed set. An Bear Family Special Products. 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.  Bear Family logo and catalog number left from the center on the disc. On the front cover photo from Billy Riley performed at the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis. On the back cover Bear Family logo at bottom left on bottom. Catalog number below center. For the first time, the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter, demos, false starts. Also included in the boxed set, 40-page booklet biography, with liner notes by Rob Bowman, Ross Johnson, and Colin Escott. The booklet also features photos and a detailed session file information by Colin Escott.

Disc 1 Contains
Rock With Me Baby
Trouble Bound
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll
I Want You Baby
Red Hot
Pearly Lee
Wouldn't You
Baby Please Don't Go
Rockin' On The Moon
Is That All To The Ball
Itchy
Thunderbird
Down By The Riverside
No Name Girl
Come Back Baby (One More Time)
Got The Water Boilin
Dark Muddy Bottom
Repossession Blues
That's What I Want To Do
Too Much Woman For Me
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll
I Want You
She's My Baby (Red Hot)
Pearly Lee
She's My Baby (Red Hot)
Pearly Lee
Red Hot
Rock With Me Baby
Wouldn't You
That's Right
Searchin'
Chatter & College Man
Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash
Down By The Riverside
Swanee River Rock
Betty And Dupree
Let's Talk About Us
Got The Water Boiling
Saturday Night Fish Fry
Folsom Prison Blues
Billy's Blues
Dark Muddy Bottom
When A Man Gets The Blues
Sweet William
Red Hot
Mud Island
My Baby's Got Love
That's What I Want To Do
Original Sun Recordings
 

Onie Wheeler - Onie's Bop

 
1991 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15542 mono digital
ONIE WHEELER - ONIE'S BOP
 
Compact disc. An Bear Family Special Product. Red label. 3 Bear Family logo's left and right from center. Catalog number on the disc left at center. On the back cover, Bear Family logo left at bottom. Catalog number in upper right. Contains the Okeh, Columbia, and Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued. Also included in the box, 22-page booklet biography with liner notes by Colin Escott. The booklet also features previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Richard Weize and Colin Escott.

Contains
Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox
Tell'em Off (Master)
I Wanna Hold My Baby
Onie's Bob
A Booger Gonna Getcha
Going Back To The City
Long Gone
Steppin' Out
I'll Love You For A Lifetime
A Begger For Your Love
Walkin' Shoes (Take 2
That's All
Cut It Our
That's What I Like
She Wiggled And Gliggled
I'm Satisfied With My Dreams
No, I Don't Guess I Will
Would You Like To Wear A Grown
I Saw Mother With God Last Night
My Home Is Not A Home At All
Little Mama
Hazel
Closing Time
I Tried And I Tried
I'll Swear You Don't Love Me
Love Me Like You Used To Do
When We All Get There
Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep
A Million Years In Glory
Run 'Em Off
Bonaparte's Retreat

 
1, 2, 11, 12, 31 Original Sun Recordings
3-10, 13-30 Original Columbia Recordings
 

Sonny Burgess - The Classic Sun Recordings 1956 - 1959

 
1991 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15525 mono digital
SONNY BURGESS - THE CLASSIC SUN RECORDINGS 1956 - 1959
 
2 compact disc boxed set. An Bear Family Special Product. 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.  Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo left at bottom. Catalog number in upper right. Contains the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter, demos, false starts. Also included in the boxed set, 32-page booklet biography with liner notes by Colin Escott. The booklet also features previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Colin Escott.

Disc 1 Contains
We Wanna Boogie
Red Headed Woman
The Prisoner's Song
We Wanne Boogie
Red Headed Woman
The Prisoner's Song
All Night Long
Life's Too Short To Live
Restless
Ain't Got A Thing
Daddy Blues
Fannie Brow
You
Onie Broken Heart
Ain't Gonna Do
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Please Listen To Me
Gone
Please Listen To Me
My Babe
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Sweet Misery
Whatcha' Gonna Do
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Sweet Misery
Oh Mama
Truckin' Down The Avenue
So Glad You're Mine
Whatcha' Gonna Do
Feelin' Good
So Glad You're Mine
One Night
Always Will
Little Town Baby
You're Not The One For Me
Mr. Blues
Find My Baby For Me
Tomorrow Nigh
Tomorrow Never Comes
Skinny Ginny
So Soon
Mama Loochie
Mama Loochie
Itchy
Thunderbird
A Kiss Goodbye
Sadie's Back In Town
Smoochin' Jill
 A Kiss Goodbye
My Baby Loves Me
Original Sun Recordings
 

Warren Smith - The Classic Sun Recordings 1956 - 1959

 
1992 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15514 mono digital
WARREN SMITH - THE CLASSIC SUN RECORDINGS 1956 - 1959
 
Compact disc boxed set. An Bear Family Special Products. 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.  Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo at bottom, catalog number in upper right. For the first time, the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter, demos, false starts. Also included in the box, 32-page booklet biography, with liner notes by Colin Escott. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Colin Escott.

Contains
Rock "N" Roll Ruby
I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry
Rock "N" Roll Ruby
Black Jack David
Ubangi Stomp
The Darkest Cloud
So Long I'm Gone
So Long I'm Gone
Who Took My Bab
I Couldn't Take The Chance
So Long I'm Gone
 Miss Froggie
Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache
Stop The World
I Fell In Love
Got Love If You Want It
Old Lonesome Feeling (Incomplete)
Tell Me Who
Tonight Will Be The Last Night
Dear John
Hank Snow Medley
Do I Love You
Uranium Rock
Goodbye Mr. Love
Uranium Rock
Sweet, Sweet Girl
Goodbye Mr. Love
Sweet, Sweet Girl
Dear John
I Like Kind Of Love
My Hanging Day
Original Sun Recordings
 

Carl Mann - Mona Lisa

 
1993 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713 mono digital
CARL MANN - MONA LISA
 
4 Compact disc boxed set, LP-size. An Bear Family Special Products. 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.  Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear family logo and catalog number at the bottom. Here are Carl Mann's complete Sun-Phillips recordings complete for the first time, many of them previously unissued. Also his first record for Jaxon, and later record for Monument and ABC. Also included in the boxed set, 20-page booklet biography and features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Colin Escott and Richard Weize. Liner notes and music notes by Hank Davis.

Disc 1 Contains
Gonna Rock And Roll Tonight
Rockin' Love
Mona Lisa
Foolish One
Rockin' Love
Pretend
I Can't Forget You
Some Exchanted Evening
I'm Coming Home
South Of The Border
Ain't Got No Home
If I Ever Needed You
Island Of Love
Walkin' And Thinkin'
Baby I Don't Care
I'm Blue That Anyone Can Be
The Wayward Wind
Born To Be Bad
Ain't Got No Home
If I Could Change You
When I Grow To Old To Dream
Mountain Dew
Mona Lisa
Look At That Moon
Rockin' Love
Too Young
Take These Chains From My Heart
I Can't Forget You
South Of The Border
Kansas City
Today Is Christmas
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
The Wayward Wind
Crazy Fool
Mountain Drew
Blueberry Hill
I'll Always Love You Darling
Ain't You Got No Lovin' For Me
Then I Turned And Walked Slowly Away
Serenade Of The Bells
It Really Doesn't Matter No
Sentimental Journey
Born To Be Bad
I Love You, I Adore You
Are You Teasing Me
Stop The World And Let Me Off
Don't Care
I'm Walking The Dog
Ubangi Stomp
Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
Long Black Veil
If I Could Change You
Blueberry Hill
Canadian Sunset
Even Tho'
Chinatown, My Chinatown
Because Of You
Till The End Of Forever
Mexicali Rose
Hey Doll Baby (Eddie Bush)
Baby I Don't Care (Eddie Bush)
Vanished (Eddie Bush)
Walkin' And Thinkin' (Eddie Bush)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Serenade Of The Bells
Down To My Last Forgive You
Blue River
Yesterday Id Gone
Burnin' Holes In The Eyes Of Abraham Lincoln
German Town
She Was Young
Paying For The Crimes
Met Her In Alaska
Funny Way Of Getting Over Someone Else
When The Leaves Turn Brown
Everyday Growns Sweet With The Wine
More To Life
Going To Church With Mama
It Really Matters
Toast To A Fool
I'm Married Friend
My Favorite Bunch Of Roses
Burnin' Holes In The Eyes Of Abraham Lincoln
The Ballad Of Johnny Clyde
Cheatin' Time
Keep Feeding Her The Wine
Let's Turn Back The Pages
If I Ever Love Again
Make A Man Want To
Neon Lights
Licensed by Carl Mann

Disc 4 Contains
I'm Just About Out Of My Mind
Neon Lights
It's Not The Coffee That's Keeping Me Awake
No Easy Way To Say Goodbye
Back Lovin'
Annie Over Time
Somebody Has To Booze
Is There No End To Lovin' You
Back Lovin'
Annie Over Time
I've Got Feelings Too
Twilight Time
Eighteen Yellow Roses
Belly Rubbin' Country Soul
Tennemonk, Georgia
She Loves To Love For The Feeling
Love Died A Long Time Ago
Darling Of Atlanta
Country Was The Song
Mona Lisa
Second Guessing
One Last Goodbye
On The Back Streets Of Dallas
Tripping On Teardrops
I Love You Too Much
Licensed by Carl Mann
 

Joe Hill Louis - The Be-Bop Boy

 
1992 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15524 mono digital
JOE HILL LOUIS - THE BE-BOP BOY
 
Compact disc. An Bear Family Special Product. 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.  Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo left at bottom, catalog number in upper right. Contains Joe Hill Louis, Walter Horton, and Mose Vinson's Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued. Also included in the box, 24-page booklet biography with liner notes by Stephen C. LaVere. The booklet also features unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Dave Sax, Steve LaVere, and Colin Escott.

Contains
She Treats Me Mean And Evil
Dorothy Mae
Sweetest Gal In Town
Keep Your Arms Around Me
Got A New Woman
I'm A Poor Boy
In The Mood (Walter Horton)
West Winds Are Blowing (Walter Horton)
Little Walter's Boogie (Walter Horton)
We All Got To Go (Sometime) (Walter Horton)
We All Gotta Go Sometime
Little Walter's Boogie (Walter Horton)
Tiger Man  (Mose Vinson)
44 Blues (Mose Vinson)
My Love Has Gone
Mistreatin' Boogie (Mose Vinson)
My Love Has Gone (Mose Vinson)
Worry You Off My Mind (Mose Vinson)
Reap What You Sow (Mose Vinson)
Walter's Instrumental (Walter Horton)
Hydramatic Woman
Tiger Man
Keep Your Arms Around Me
She Comes To See Me Sometime
We All Gotta Go Sometime
Shine Boy
Original Sun Recordings
 

Eddie Bond - Rockin' Daddy

 
1993 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15708 mono digital
EDDIE BOND - ROCKIN' DADDY
 
2 Compact disc boxed set. An Bear Family Special Product. 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.  Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo at bottom, catalog number in upper right. Contains the complete Ekko and Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued with studio chatter. Also included in the boxed set, 18-page booklet biography, with liner notes by Howard Cockburn. The booklet also features previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Howard Cockburn, Colin Escott and Richard Weize.

Disc 1 Contains
Double Duty Lovin' Talking Off The Wall
Love Makes A Fool (Everyday)
Your Eyes
I Got A Woman
Rockin' Daddy
Slip, Slip Slippin' In
Baby, Baby, Baby (What Am I Gonna Do)
Flip, Flop Mama
Boppin' Bonnie
You're Part Of Me
King On Your Throne
They Say We're Too Young
Backslidin'
Love, Love, Love
Loving' You, Lovin' You
Hershet Bar
One Step Close To You
Show Me (Without Sax)
Broke My Guitar
This Old Heart Of Mine
Show Me (With Sax)
1-4 Original Ekko Recordings
5-18 Original Mercury Recordings
19-22 Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
One More Memory
I Can't Quit
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Back Home In Indiana (Instrumental)
They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
The Day I Found You
Standing In The Window
Back Street Affair
Our Secret Rendezvous
Your Eyes
Double Duty Lovin'
I'd Just Be Fool Enough
You Nearly Lose Your Mind
I Thought I Heard You Call My Name
Big Boss Man
Rockin' Daddy
In My Solitude
Most Of All I Want To See Jesus
Where They Ring Those Golden Bells
If We Never Meet Agai
Will I Be Lost Or Will I Be Saved
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Saviour
I Saw The Light
Letter To God
Precious Memories
Hallelujah Way
Original Sun Recordings
 

Johnny Carroll - Rock Baby, Rock It 1955 - 1960


April 16, 1996 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15928 mono digital
JOHNNY CARROLL - ROCK BABY, ROCK IT 1955 – 1960

Johnny Carroll's 1956 recording of "Wild Wild Women'', with its lean rockabilly arrangement and exciting  vocal performance that owes little debt to Elvis Presley, is one of the greatest early rock and roll singles.  Unfortunately, the record wasn't a hit and Carroll bounced from label to label without much success, making  a little rockabilly and several Gene Vincent-style rockers along the way. Rock Baby Rock It: 1955-1960 is a  complete summary of Carroll's early career, beginning with a generous helping of hot but rough demos made  in 1955 and continuing through his complete recordings for Decca, Warner Bros., and Sun Records. The  collection wraps up with a novelty single recorded by his backing band, the Spinners; a pair of indie label  waxings; and the four songs Carroll performed in the 1957 film ''Rock, Baby, Rock It''. The half-dozen Decca  recordings, including "Wild Wild Women'', are the essential cuts and have been anthologized elsewhere, but  exemplary rockers are scattered throughout the track list. It is a shame that Decca didn't record Carroll more,  but the work he did in those two days has given him a reputation among rockabilly aficionados that has only  grown.

Contains
Hearts Of Stone
Why Cry
Love Is A Merry-Go-Round
Stingy Thing
Crazy Little Mama
Sexy Ways
Cut Out
You Two-Timed Me Two Times Too Often
You Made Me Love You
Hot Rock
Rock 'N' Roll Ruby
Wild Wild Women
Corrine, Corrina
Crazy, Crazy Lovin'
Tryin' To Get To You
That's The Way I Love
I'll Wait
Rock Baby, Rock It
You Made Me Love You
The Swing
Bandstand Doll
Sugar
Lost Without You
Rag Mop
Little Otis
Trudy
Run Come See
The Sally Ann
Run Come See
Crazy Crazy Lovin
Wild Wild Women
Rockin' Maybelle
Sugar Baby
Original Decca, Warner Bros., Duchess, WA and Sun Recordings
 

Narvel Felts - Did You Tell Me

 
1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16220 mono digital
NARVEL FELTS - DID YOU TELL ME
 
Compact disc. 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.

Contains 1-10 original Sun recordings and demos many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter; 11-24 original Mercury recordings, and 32-34 original MGM recordings.  Also included in the box, 20-page booklet biography, rare photo's and liner notes by Narvel Felts, and Howard Cockburn. The 1957-1960 discography by Narvel Felts, Howard Cockburn, and Richard Weize.

Contains
Did You Tell Me
My Babe
Cry Baby Cry
Tour Touch
Foolish Thoughts
Kiss-A-Me Baby
Lonesome Feeling
Lonely River
A Fool In Paradise
A Teen's Way
Kiss-A-Me Baby
A Fool In Paradise
Cry Baby Cry
Your Touch
Foolish Thoughts
Lonely River
A Teen's Way
I'm Headin' Home
Lonesome Feeling
Little Girl Step This Way
Your First Broken Heart
Vada Lou
Dream World
Rocket Ride
Three Thousand Miles
Cutie Baby
Honey Love
Genavee
Tony
Darling Sue
Cindy Lou
Why Don't You Love Me
Come Back Baby
Remember Me(I'm The One Who Loves You)

1-10 Original Sun Recordings
11-24 Original Mercury Recordings
32-34 Original MGM Recordings
 

Conway Twitty - The Rock And Roll Years 1956 - 1964

 
1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16112 mono digital
CONWAY TWITTY - THE ROCK AND ROLL YEARS 1956 - 1964
 
8 Compact disc boxed set. Yellow label. The letters Bear Family pressed on the top of the label. Catalog number and Bear Family logo left from the hole. Contains original unissued Sun recordings, Mercury recordings in 1957, included the MGM and ABC recordings. All these classic recordings are complete, included more than 40 unissued recordings that have never been officially available before. Also included in the boxed set includes a 60-page book with extensive biographical information, and a wealth of unpublished photos and a newly researched biography by Colin Escott.

Disc 1 Contains
Rock House
Crazy Dreams
Give Me Some Love
I Need Your Lovin' Kiss
Just In Time
Born To Sing The Blues
Maybe Baby
Shake It Up
I Need Your Lovin'
Born To Sing The Blues
Golly Gosh Oh Gee
Double Talk Baby
Why Can't I Get Through To You
Crazy Dreams
Give Me Some Love
Born To Sing The Blues
Born To Sing The Blues
Born To Sing The Blues
Born To Sing The Blues
Crazy Dreams
Crazy Dream
Crazy Dreams
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
It's Only Make Believe
I'll Try
I Vibrate
Will You Love Me Then, As You Love Me Now
The Story Of My Love
Don't You Know
When I'm Not With You
Judge Of Hearts
Yea, Yea, Boo Hoo
Heavenly
Come On Home
Nobody
Sputnick
Easy To Fall In Love
Goin' Home
Big Train
Teenage Heart
One And Only You
When I'm Not With You
Don't You Know
The Story Of My Love
My One And Only You
Goin' Home
Make Me Know You're Mine
Judge Of Hearts
First Romance
I Need You So
Original MGM Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Mona Lisa
Sentimental Journey
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
You'll Never Wal Alone
Hey Little Lucy
Halfway To Heaven
Just Because
Cry Jane Cry
Blueberry Hill
Heartbreak Hotel
You Win Again
Danny Boy
Hey Miss Ruby
Restless
She's Mine
Lonely Kind Of Love
Beach Comber
Easy To Fall In Love
Because You Love Me
Leonora My Love
Rosaleena
My Adobe Hacienda
Hey Little Lucy
Restless
Because You Love Me
My Adobe Hacienda
Original MGM Recordings

Disc 4 Contains
Star Spangled
A Huggin' And A Kissin'
Can't We Go Steady
Lonely Blue Boy
Sorry
Blue Moon
Eternal Tears
Foggy River
Platinum High School
Trouble In Mind
Pretty Eyed Baby
Rebound
The Hurt In My Heart
Maybe Tomorrow We'll Know
Tell Me One More Time
What Am I Living For
A Fallen Star
I'd Still Play The Fool
Betty Lou
Knock Three Times
What A Dream
Is A Blue Bird Blue
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
My Heart Cries
Sweet Georgia Brown
Lonely Blue Boy
Betty Lou
Original MGM Recordings

Disc 5 Contains
That's Where My Lovin' Goes
Don't You Dare Let Me Down
Send Her To Me
The Flame
C'Est Si Bon
Long Black Train
Blue Suede Shoes
Great Balls Of Fire
Jailhouse Rock
Treat Me Nice
Handy Man
The Girl Can't Help It
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Diana
Splish Splash
Reelin' And Rockin'
A Million Teardrops
The Next Kiss
A Tree In The Meadow
Above And Beyond
I'm In A Blue Blue Mood (With Roy Orbison)
Live Fast, Love Hard, Fie Young
Man Alone
Donna's Dream
Tower Of Tears
I Can Hear My Heart Break
A Million Teardrops
Original MGM Recordings

Disc 6 Contains
Prosiner's Of Love
Unchained Melody
Sweet Sorrow
A Little Bird Told Me
It's Driving Me Wild
Turn Around
Walk On By
Portrait Of A Fool
There Is Something On Your Mind
Don't Cry No More
Mister Jones
Hang Up The Phone
A Little Piece Of My Heart
She Knows Me Like a Book
Comfy 'N Cozy
Lookin' Back
Pledging My Love
Prisoner's Of Love
Unchained Melody
Unchained Melody
Sweet Sorrow
It's Driving Me Wild
Walk On By
Mister Jones
A Little Piece Of My Heart
A Little Peace Of My Heart
Original MGM Recordings

Disc 7 Contains
It's Too Late
I Almost Lost My Mind
I Got A Woman
My Babe
Let The Good Times Roll
Fever
Boss Man
Don't Cry No More
City Lights
Faded Love
Don't Let The Stars In Your Eyes
Ages And Ages Ago
I Hope, I Think, I Wish
The Pickup
Hound Dog
She Ain't No Angel
Got My Mojo Working
Long Tall Texan
Go On And Cry
She Loves Me
I'm Sorry Heart
Talkin' About You
Walk Proud
Such A Night
My Baby Left Me
Original MGM Recordings

Disc 8 Contains
Where Your Love Leadeth Me
Big Town
This Road That I Walk
Bad Man
Ever Since You Went Away
Blue Is The Way I Feel
Turn The Other Cheek
Treat Me Mean, Treat Me Cruel
I'm Checkin' Out
Heartache Just Walked In
I Wonder If You Told Her About Me
The Girl At The Bar
You Made Me What I Am
I'll Get Over Losing You
Have I Been Away Too Long
Let Me Be The Judge
Sound Of An Angel's Wings
Highland Rock (Al Bruno)
Midnite Creep (Al Bruno)
Original MGM Recordings
 

That'll Flat Git It! - Volume 14

 
August 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16210 mono digital
THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT! - VOLUME 14
 
Compact disc. 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 recordings and demos many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter. Also included in the box, 40-page booklet biography with liner notes by Colin Escott. Contain tracks from the guys who wanted to get a deal but couldn't get Sam Phillips' interested in their new stuff. In the chaos and confusion of Sun in the mid-1950s, their tapes were just marked and tossed into the back room. On this volume, features all great unknowns such as Ray Harris, Curley Money, Jesse Lee Turner, Roger Fakes, plus two completely unidentified artists.

Contains
Rock All Night (Glenn Honeycutt)
Move Baby, Move (Dick Penner)
Pop And Mama (Gene Simmons)
Rock Me Baby (Jimmy Haggett)
Take Me (Garden Of Evil) (Jimmy Wages)
Hula Bop (Smokey Joe)
Drive-In (Mack Vickery)
Somehow We'll Find A Way (Roger Fakes)
Christine (Roy Hall)
Problem Child (Ken Cook)
Chain Gang Charlie (Curley Money)
My One Desire (Jimmy Williams)
Touch, Touch, Touch (Andy Anderson)
Gonna Give A Party (James Wood)
Wampus Cat (Howard Chandler)
Take Me To That Place (Jack Earls)
That's The Way I Feel (Jimmy Pritchet)
Apron Strings (Curtis Hoback)
Miss Pearl (Jimmy Wages)
Lonely Wolf (Ray Harris)
Me And My Rhythm Guitar (Johnny Powers)
Don't You Worry (Hayden Thompson)
Got Me A Trumpet (Malcolm Yelvington)
She's Gonna Away (Ernie Barton)
Peroxied Blonde And A Hopped Up Model Ford (Gene Simmons)
Uh Huh, Oh Yeah (Tracy Pendarvis)
Put Me Down (Jesse Lee Turner)
What A Beat (Unknown Artist)
Red Hen Hop (Unknown Artist)
Rakin' And Scrapin' (Dean Beard)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Charlie Rich - Lonely Weekends - The Sun Years 1958 - 1962

 
1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16152 mono digital
CHARLIE RICH - LONELY WEEKENDS - THE SUN YEARS 1958 - 1962
 
3 Compact disc boxed set, LP-sized. Blue label with geographic distortions, a subdued blue map of the world (with most of Europe and all of Asia conspicuously missing). Phillips International logo on top of the label that reads: Sam C. Phillips International Corp. and is printed between the red-white-blue pennant. The fine print on the bottom of the label restricted its reach to New York, Memphis and Hollywood. The most in-depth look at Charlie Rich's earliest recordings for Sun reveals a startling talent only hinted-at in previous reissues and greatest hits. More than 90 recordings, many of them previously unissued. Some recordings are in stereo for the first time, some are remixed to remove the choral overdubs. CD 1 includes all 31 originally issued Sun/Phillips singles and LP tracks. CD 2 features 29 unissued, fully-realized Phillips recordings, including alternate takes. CD 3 includes 33 rare or previously unissued demo's.

Disc 1 Contains
Whirlwind (Undubbed Version)
Philadelphia
Big Man
Rebound
Everything I Do Is Wrong
Lonely Weekends (Master)
School Days (Undubbed)
Gonna Be Waitin'
Stay
On My Knees
Who Will The Next Fool Be
Caught In The Middle
It's Too Late (Undubbed)
Just A Little Bit Sweet
Midnite Blues
Easy Money
Sittin' And Thinkin'
Finally Found Out
There's A Another Place I Can't Go
I Need Your Love
Red Man
Juanita
Break Up
That's How Much I Love You
Apple Blossom Time
C.C. Rider
Come Back (Undubbed)
Sad News (Instrumental)
Whirlwind (Mono)
It's Too Late (Mono)
School Days (Mono)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Rebound (Intro)
Rebound - 1
Time And Again
Stop Thief
Lonely Hurt Within
Big Man (Alternate Take)
Stay
Goodbye Mary Ann
My Heart Cries For You
Unchained Melody
Lonely Weekends
Sail Away
My Baby Done Left Me
That's Rich
Everything I Do Is Wrong (Alternate Take)
Too Many Years
Rebound - 2
I've Lost My Heart To You
What's My Name
You Made A Hit
Stay
Now Everybody Knows
Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair
Everyday
Popcorn Polly
Cloud Nine
Gentle As A Lamb
The Wedding Is Over
I Need Your Love (Alternate Take)
Lonely Weekends (Alternate Take)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Little Woman Friend Of Mine (Intro)
Little Woman Friends Of Mine
Ain't It A Shame
Stop Fakin' Your Love (Alternate Take)
It Hurt Me So
Juicehead Baby
The Loneliest Days
Baby I Need You
I Said Baby
Give In
There Won't Be Anymore
Charlie's Boogie
Every Day
Yes Ma'Am
Don't Put No Headstone On My Grave
My Baby Done Left Me
Sail Away
Graveyardville (Instrumental)
Time's A-Wasting
I Love No One But You
The Ways Of A Woman In Love
Deep Freeze
How Blue Can You Be
Blue Suede Shoes
Sittin' And Thinkin'
Untitled Instrumental
Thanks A Lot
Right Behind You Baby
Baby I Need You
Oh Lonely Days
Life Is A Flower
Portrait Of My Love
I'm Making Plans
Donna Lee
Original Sun Recordings
 

That'll Flat Git It! - Volume 16

 
1999 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16311 mono digital
THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT! - VOLUME 16
 
Compact disc. 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 recordings and demos many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter. Also included in the box, 28-page booklet biography with liner notes by Colin Escott. Contain tracks from the guys who wanted to get a deal but couldn't get Sam Phillips' interested in their new stuff. In the chaos and confusion of Sun in the mid-1950s, their tapes were just marked and tossed into the back room. On this volume great unknown artists , plus hidden gems by better-known artists such as Billy Riley, Warren Smith, Sonny Burgess, Narvel Felts, and Conway Twitty.

Contains
My Baby Don't Rock (Luke McDaniel)
You Better Believe It (Tommy Blake)
What's The Reason (Kenny Parchman)
I Need Your Loven' Kiss (Harold Jenkins)
Drinkin' Scotch (Gene Simmons)
Between Here And There (Unknown Artist)
Sentimental Fool (Barbara Pittman)
Slewfoot Sue (Unknown Artist)
Cry Baby Cry (Narvel Felts)
Rabbit Action (Jimmy Haggett)
Rockin' With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Waiting For You (Johnny Powers)
Tennessee Zip (Kenneth Parchman)
Everybody's Trying To Kiss My Baby (Gene Ross)
I'll Be Rock (Unknown Artist)
Got Rockin' On My Mind (Curley Griffin)
My Gal Mary-Ann (Jack Earls)
Go Ahead Baby (Luke McDaniel)
I Fell In Love (Ken Cook)
How Come You De Me Like You Do (Jimmy Haggett)
Prisoner Of The Blues (Tommy Ruick)
Bop Pills (Macy Skipper)
Stop The World (Warren Smith)
Love Crazy Baby (Kenneth Parchman)
Ain't Gonna Do It (Sonny Burgess)
Mad Man (Jimmy Wages)
Me And My Blues (Teddy Reidel)
I Vibrate (Mack Self)
Two Timin' Baby (Unknown Artist)
Rock-A-Bye Baby (Jimmy Williams)
Original Sun Recordings
 

That'll Flat Git It! - Volume 17

 
August 2000 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16405 mono digital
THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT! - VOLUME 17
 
Compact disc. 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 recordings and demos many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter. Also included in the box, 34-page booklet biography with liner notes by Colin Escott. Contain tracks from the guys who wanted to get a deal but couldn't get Sam Phillips' interested in their new stuff. In the chaos and confusion of Sun in the mid-1950s, their tapes were just marked and tossed into the back room. On this volume, great unknown artists like Fred Prentiss, Alan Wingate, Ray Scott, and John Tolleson, alongside classic Sun rockabilly from the likes of Slim Rhodes, Jimmy Wages, Carl McVoy, Charlie Rich, and Sonny Burgess.

Contains
Jungle Queen (Fred Prentiss)
All I Want (Jimmy Williams)
Little Woman Fried Of Mine (Chatter) (Charlie Rich)
Greenback Dollar (Ray Harris)
What Else Could I Do? (Alan Wingate)
Searchin' For My Baby (John Tolleson)
Do What I Do (Slim Rhodes Band)
If You Need Me (Unknown Artist)
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (Ray Scott)
Chains Of Love (Gene Simmons)
Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (Warren Smith)
Snake Dance (Unknown Artist)
Little Girl (Ray Smith)
It Makes No Different Now (Johnny Bernero)
Hickory Nut Mountain (John Tolleson)
No More Crying The Blues (Alton & Jimmy)
Should Be You (Alan Wingate)
I'll Satisfied (Carl McVoy)
Take And Give (Slim Rhodes Band)
Goodbye Mary Ann (Charlie Rich)
Little Boy Blue (Jerry Arnold)
That's All (Onie Wheeler)
Tonight Will Be The Last Night (Ray Scott)
Red Hot (Billy Riley)
Rocky Road Blues (John Tolleson)
Find My Baby For Me (Sonny Burgess)
Big River (Johnny Cash)
Lazy River (Fred Prentiss)
Rainin' The Blues (Alan Wingate)
Life's Too Short To Live (Joe Lewis)
High Class Baby (Jerry Arnold)
Driving Home (Unknown Artist)
Don't Sweetheart Me (John Tolleson)
Unknown Tapes Fragment (Jimmy Wages)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Sun Gospel

 
2000 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16387 mono digital
SUN GOSPEL
 
Compact disc. 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 left. Considering that Sam Phillips tried to steer his artists away from gospel music because he thought it wouldn't sell, he nonetheless recorded some truly incredible sacred music. Here Sun recordings and demos many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter and Sam Phillips himself narrating ''Would Anybody Care''. Also included in the box, 36-page booklet biography with liner notes by Hank Davis.

Contains
Just A Little Talk With Jesus (The Million Dollar Quartet)
Softly And Tenderly (The Prisonaires)
Troublesome Waters (Howard Seratt)
Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Eddie Bond)
Sermon (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I'm Working On A Building (Unknown Male Quartet)
I Was There When It Happened (Johnny Cash)
When The Saints Go Marching In (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Until I Pray For You (Rudi Richardson)
Big Man (Charlie Rich)
Rainbow Of Love (Evans Family Singers)
Gospel Train (Jones Brothers)
All My Sins Been Taken Away (Sonny Burgess)
Round-Up In Glory (Sun Spot Quartet)
House Of God (Unknown Female Trio)
Lord Lead Me Home (George Klein)
Forgive Me Lord (Southern Jubilee Singers)
Nobody's Looking Back (Wally Fowler)
Where Can I Go? (Bother James Anderson)
Will I Be Lost (Eddie Bond)
There's A Man In Jerusalem (Southern Jubilee Singers)
Can't Find Time To Pay (Cast King & The Millers Sisters)
Night Train To Memphis (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I Need Jesus (Song Fellows)
My God Is Real (The Prisonaires)
When I Walk On Streets Of Gold (Evans Family Singers)
Gonna Make Myself At Home (Wally Fowler)
Amazing Grace (Jones Brothers)
 My Heart Is A Chapel (Mary Johnson)
Where Shall I Be? (The Brewsteraires)
Jesus Means All To Me (Howard Serail)
Would Anybody Care? (Sam Phillips)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Orbison 1955 - 1965


2001 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16423 mono digital
ORBISON 1955 - 1965
 
7 CD boxed set, LP-sized. Between 1955 and 1965 Roy Orbison revolutionised popular music and these are the recordings that did it! This boxed set includes every recording from his golden decade! Beginning his career as a rockabilly singer on Jew-Wel and Sun Records , Roy scored one hit, ''Oooby Dooby'', and left many great early rare and rockin' sides behind, ''Problem Child'', ''Down The Line'', ''Rockhouse'', ''Cat Called Domino'', as well as songs he wrote for Buddy Holly, like ''An Empty Cup'' and ''You've Got Love''. Then Roy's song ''Claudette'' (both early demo's included here for the first time) became a hit for the Everly Brothers, and Roy went to Nashville to record first for RCA, then Monument. At Monument Records, Roy made the most perfectly realised pop music of the early-to-mid sixties. Bruce Springsteen spoke of its "mysterious sense of longing''. As Roy's contemporaries fell to the British Invasion, he went from strength to strength. All of his Monument recordings are complete here for the first time. All The hits, ''Uptown'', ''Only The Lonely'', ''Blue Angel'', ''I'm Hurtin'', ''Running Scared'', ''Crying'', ''Candy Man'', ''Dream Baby'', ''In Dreams'', ''Falling'', ''Mean Woman Blues'', ''Blue Bayou'', ''Pretty Paper'', ''It's Over'', ''Oh Pretty Woman'', and more! All the B-sides, including songs that became big hits for other artists, like ''Today's Teardrops'', ''Love Hurts'', and ''Distant Drums''. And all the album tracks from all the Monument LPs, plus previously unissued alternate takes and rare demos. This set concludes with Roy's first MGM hit, ''Ride Away'' from 1965, closing out incredible 10 years, 10 years that changed the way popular music was made. Altogether, this set includes more than 150 recordings, as well as an LP-sized book that includes many previously unseen photographs, a newly researched biography by Colin Escott, and a complete discography. 

Disc 1 Contains
Ooby Dooby (Teen Kings)
Trying To Get To You (Teen Kings)
Ooby Dooby (Sun Master)
Go! Go! Go!
Trying To Get To You
You're My Baby
Rock House
Sweet And Easy To Love
Devil Doll
Love Dumb Baby (Fragment)
Fool's Hall Of Fame
A True Love Goodbye
Chicken Hearted
I Like Love
Mean Little Mama
Problem Child
Cat Called Domino
You Tell Me
I Give Up
One More Time
Lovestruck
The Clown
Claudette
The Cause Of It All
You're Gonna Cry
This Kind Of Love
It's Too Late
I Never Know
Claudette  
1-2 Original Je-Wel Recordings Licensed by Barbara Orbison Production
1-2 Original Je-Wel Recordings
3-29 Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Ooby Dooby (Take 1)
Ooby Dooby (Take 2)
Ooby Dooby (Take 3)
Trying To Get To You (Alternate Take)
Chicken Hearted (Semi Spoken)
Problem Child (Alternate Take)
The Clown (Alternate Take)
This Kind Of Love
It's Too Late (Alternate Take)
I Was A Fool (Roy Orbison & Ken Cook)
Seem To Me
Sweet And Innocent
I'll Never Tell
Almost Eighteen
Jolie
Paper Boy
With The Bug
Ooby Dooby (Wink WEsterners)
Hey! Miss Fannie (Wink Westerners)
A True Love Goodbye (Teen Kings)
An Emty Cup
Cat Called Domino
I Guess I'm Lopnely (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson)
You Fool You (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson)
Velveteen Doll (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson)
She's Okay (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson)
1-10 Original Sun Recordings
11-17 Original RCA Victor Recordings
18-26 Licensed from Barbara Orbison Production

Disc 3 Contains
Ooby Dooby
Racker Tacker
Blue Suede Shoes
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
St. Louis Blues
All By Myself
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Jam
Rock House
Singing The Blues
 Pretend
Rip It Up
Trying To Get To You
TK Blues
Go! Go! Go!
Bo Diddley
Do You Remember (Billy Pat Ellis & Jack Kennelly
About The Teen Kings
Fall 1956, TV Station Recordings

Disc 4 Contains
Paper Boy
Double Date
With The Bug
Up Town
Raindrops
Pretty One
Blue Avenue
Only The Lonely
Here Comes That Song Again
Today's Teardrops
Blue Angel
I'll Say It's My Fault
Come Back To Me (My Love)
(I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
Bye Bye Love
Twenty Two Day
Cry
I Can't Stop Loving You
I'm Hurtin'
Drakness
Let's Make A Memory
Love Hurts
Running Scared
Nightlife (with Semi Spoken)
Summer Song
Dance
Original Monument Recordings

Disc 5 Contains
Lana
Dance
She Wears My Ring
Crying
Sunset
The Great Pretender
Candy Man
House Without Windows
(They Call You) Gigolette
 How Are Things In Paradise
(They Call You) Gigolette
Wedding Day
Yes
 Let The Good Times Roll
Blue Bayou (2)
Part Heart
Evergreen
Love Star
 Dream Baby
The Actress
No One Will Ever Know
The Crowd (2)
Mama
(I Get So) Sentimental
Leah
Working For The Man
Borne On The Wind
Distant Drums
Original Monument Recordings

Disc 6 Contains
Falling
Shahdaroba
I Dreams
Dream
My Prayer
Lonely Wine
Beautiful Dreamer
All I Have To Do Is Dream
Mean Woman Blues
What'd I Say
San Fernando (German)
Mama (German)
Pretty Paper
Almost
It's Over
Indian Wedding
O Pretty Woman (Single Version)
Yo Te Amo Maria
Only With You
Goodnight
(Say) You're My Girl (Fast)
(Say) You're My Girl (Slow)
Sleepy Hollow
Ride Away
1-23 Original Monument Recordings
24 Original MGM Recording

Disc 7 Contains
Oh Pretty Woman (LP Version)
Twenty Two Days
Love Hurts
Nightlife
(They Call You) Gigolette
Borne On The Wind
Pretty Paper
Indian Wedding
Blue Avenue
Here Comes That Song Again
It's Over
Today's Teardrops
Blue Angel
I'll Say It's My Fault
With The Bug
Double Date (Takes 1, 2)
Double Date (Take 5)
Double Date (Take 6)
Paper Boy (Takes 14, 16)
Paper Boy (Take 17)
Paper Boy (Take 18)
Paper Boy (Take 19)
With The Bug (Take 1)
With The Bug (Take 2)
With The Bug (Take 3)
With The Bug (Take 4)
With The Bug (Take 9)
The Roy Orbison Coca Cola Ad
Let's Get Together For A Coke
Stayed Out Too Late (1 & 2)
Things Go Better With Coke
Life Is Fun When You're Refr
C.O.C.A. C.O.L.A (1 & 2)
1-28 Original Monument Recordings
 

Memphis Belles - The Woman Of Sun Records

 
August 2002 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16609 mono digital
MEMPHIS BELLES - THE WOMEN OF SUN RECORDS
 
6 compact disc boxed set. Yellow label.  The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.  Modern white rooster on the label left the hole. Catalog number and Bear Family logo on bottom. Contains original Sun recordings. The boxed set includes every originally released single by a female singer, plus over 100 alternate takes and originally unissued tracks. Also included in the boxed set includes a 120-page book with extensive biographical information on both known artist and discoveries, and a wealth of unpublished photos of the women whose recordings for Sun Records have remained unknown or underestimated until now.

Disc 1 Contains -  Rock And Roll
Everlasting Love (Barbara Pittman)
What Are You Gonna Do Now (Charlotte Smith)
Blond In Red Velvet (Kirby Sisters)
Rock 'N Roll Simmon Tree (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
Voice Of A Fool (Barbara Pittman)
Five Minutes More (Gloria Brady)
Someone To Love (Patsy Holcomb)
Handsome Man (Barbara Pittman)
Sentimental Fool (Barbara Pittman)
While I'm Trying (Mikki Milan)
Sweetest Guy (Mikki Milan)
Chains Of Love (Millers Sisters)
Miracle Of You (Hannah Fay)
Talk Baby Talk (Gloria Brady)
Chilly Bones (Gloria Brady)
Diamond Mine (Dotty Abbott)
I Just Discovered Boys (Bobbie Jean Barton)
To Tell The Truth (Bobbie & The Boys)
C.C. Rider (Linda Gail Lewis)
Ten Cats Down (Miller Sisters)
I Need A Man (Barbara Pittman)
Sentimental Fool (Barbara Pittman)
Love Is A Stranger (The Sunrays)
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Unknown Singer)
Sittin' And Thinkin' (Linda Gail Lewis)
I Wanna Rock (Patsy Holcomb)
Oo That's Good (Patsy Holcomb)
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Barbara Pittman)
The Eleventh Commandment (Barbara Pittman)
I Just Discovered Boys (Charlotte Smith)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains - Rock And Roll
I Wanna Rock (Patsy Holcomb
Ten Cats Down (Miller Sisters)
The Titles Will Tell (Barbara Pittman)
Baby (Mikki Milan)
Sentimental Fool (Barbara Pittman)
Ain't Got A Worry (Wanda Ballman)
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Barbara Pittman)
Oo That's Good (Patsy Holcomb)
Chains Of Love (Miller Sisters)
Ain't Nothing Shakin' (Linda Gail Lewis)
These Silly Blues (Bobbie & The Boys)
Love Is A Stranger (The Sunrays)
Rock 'N Roll Simmon Tree (Maggie Sue Wimberly
I'm On My Way (Gloria Brady)Miracle Of You (Hannah Fay)
I Won't Worry (Bobbie Jean Barton)
Take A Tip (Bobbie Jean Barton)
You're Free To Go (Patsy Holcomb)
Mexican Rock 'N Roll (Unknown Singer)
Blond In Red Velvet (Kirby Sisters)
Nothing To Compare (Mikki Milan)
Got You On My Mind (Miller Sisters)
Just One Day (Barbara Pittman)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Barbara Pittman)
What Are You Gonna Do Now (Bobbie Jean Barton)
I Just Discovered Boys (Bobbie Jean Barton)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains - Country
The House Of Sin (Dusty & Dot Rhodes)
A Honky Tonk Girl
Heartbreak Girl
Honey, Tell Me Some More (Wanda Ballman)
I've Got The Graziest Feeling
You'll Always Belong To Me (Kirby Sisters)
Gonna Romp And Stomp
I've Never Been So Blue
Uncertain Love (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
There's No Right Way
You Can Tell Me
Woody
Someday You Will Pay
You Didn't Think I Would
Chatter
Look What You've Done
I Know I Can't Forget You (Miller Sisters)
I've Never So Blue (Dusty & Dot Rhodes)
No Letter Today (Sterling Sisters)
How's The World Treading You (Unknown Singer)
I've Got The Graziest Feeling (Kirby Sisters)
I Saw A Man (Sterling Sisters)
Bound For That Kingdom (Jean Hornbeck)
House Of Gold
Do You Know Jesus
More Like Jesus (Unknown Singers)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 4 Contains - Blues
24 Hours Every Day (Hannah Fay)
Old Brother Jack (Bonnie Turner)
Love Is A Gamble (Bonnie Turner)
So Tired (Bette Kirby)
Call Me Anything (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight (Jean Chapel)
I Know What It Means
I Know What It Means
Willing And Waiting (Mikki Wilcox)
Two Blue Devils (Jeannie McFadden & Dusty Brooks)
Nothing Down (Jean Dee)
Handsome Man (Barbara Pittman)
Handsome Man (Alice Leslie)
Baby No! No! (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
Listen (Gloria Brady)
Welcome To The Club (Jean Chapel)
You Send Me
Good To Me (Unknown Singers)
Way Down In The Congo
Love Is A Gamble (Bonnie Turner)
So Tired (Betty Kirby)
St. Louis Blues (Sterling Sisters)
24 Hours Every Day (Hannah Fay)
Heaven Or Fire (Juanita Brown)
I'd Rather Hurt (Bobbie Jean Barton)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 4 - Contains - Pop
It Only Hurts For a Little While (Miller Sisters)
Got Nothin' But The Blues (Mikki Wilcox)
Have You Ever Been Lonely (Dottie Abbott)
The Lonely Hours (The Sunrays)
My Blue Heaven (Mikki Milan)
The Picture (Mikki Milan)
River Of No Return (Mary Johnson)
No Matter Who's To Blame (Barbara Pittman)
Sentimental Journey (Mikki Wilcox)
Steady Freddie (Gwen McEwan)
My Greatest Hurt (Jeannie Dee)
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie (Mikki Wilcox)
Finders Keepers (Miller Sisters)
My Heart Is A Chapel (Mary Johnson)
Tell Me, My Love (The Teenangels)
All Right, Ok, You Win (Mikki Wilcox)
Somehow Without You (Mikki Milan)
So Many Beautiful Man (Mikki Wilcox)
Finders Keepers (Miller Sisters)
We'll Have A Ball (Gwen McEwan)
That's When I'll Stop Loving You (Juanita Brown)
Where Are You? (Mikki Wilcox)
No Matter Who's To Blame (Barbara Pittman)
I Feel So Blue (Magel Priesman)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 6 Contains - Pop
Cold Cold Heart
No Matter Who's To Blame (Barbara Pittman)
Mood Indigo (Mary Johnson)
Two Young Fools In Love
Two Young Fools In Love (Barbara Pittman)
Two Young Fools In Love
Thanks A Lot (Jeannie Newman)
Burned The Bridges
You Burned The Bridges (Bobbie Jean Barton)
The Boy I Met Today (Jeannie Newman)
The Whole Night Through (The Townsel Sisters)
Cheaters Never Win (Bobbie Jean Barton)
Cheaters Never Win (Jeannie Newman)
Take My Sympathy (Barbara Pittman)
I'll Wait Forever
I Can't Show How I Feel (Anita Wood)
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Barbara Pittman)
Your Cheatin' Heart (Mary Johnson)
Danny's Dream
Yellow Roses
Paper Of Pins (Jeannie Newman)
Memories Of You
Memories Of You (Magel Priesman)
Willie Willie
Winnie The Parakeet (Sherry Crane)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Malcolm Yelvington - It's Me Baby - The Sun Years Plus

 
2006 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16757 mono digital
MALCOLM YELVINTON - IT'S ME BABY - THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
Compact disc. A Bear Family Special product. 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 of the box, Bear Family logo at bottom, catalog number in upper right. For the first time, the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with, demos, false starts. Also included in the box, 32-page booklet biography, with liner notes by Martin Hawkins. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Richard Weize and Martin Hawkins.

Contains
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
Just Rolling Along
Yakety Yak
A Gal Named Jo
Rockin' With My Baby
It's Me Baby
I've Got The Blues (Blues In The Bottom Of My Shoes)
Yakety Yak
Gonna Have Myself A Ball
Rockin' With My Baby
It's Me Baby
It's My Trumpet (And I'm Gonna Blow It)
Mr. Blues
Did I Ask You To Stay
First And Last Love
It's My Trumpet (And I'm Gonna Blow It)
Goodbye Marie
Ocean (Goin' To The Sea)
Let The Moon Say Goodnight
I've Got The Blues (Blues In The Bottom Of My Shoes)
Yakety Yak
Goodbye Marie
It's My Trumpet (And I'm Gonna Blow It)
Mr. Blues
Did I Ask You To Stay
Rockin' With My Baby (Demo)
It's Me Baby (Demo)
Rockin' With My Baby
Original Sun Recordings
 

Ernie Chaffin - Laughin' & Jokin' - The Sun Years

 
2006 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16780 mono digital
ERNIE CHAFFIN - LAUGHIN' & JOKIN' - THE SUN YEARS
 
Compact disc. An Bear Family Special Product. 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 of the box Bear Family logo at bottom, catalog number in upper right. For the first time, the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with demos, false starts. Also included in the box, 44-page booklet biography, with liner notes by Hank Davis. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed. Session File information by Hank Davis and Colin Escott.

Contains
Feelin' Low
Lonesome For My Baby
I'm Lonesome
Laughin' And Jokin'
Born To Lose
(Nothing Can Change) My Love For You
Don't Ever Leave Me
Miracle Of You
The Heart Of Me
Linda
I Walk Alone
Born To Lose (Alternate 1)
Feelin' Low (Alternate 1)
My Heart Tells Me
No Fool Like An Old Fool
Be Faitful To Me
I'm Lonesome (Alternate 1)
Laughin' And Jokin' (Alternate)
Miracle Of You (Undubbed Master)
I Walk Alone (Alternate)
Got You On My Mind
The Heart Of Me (Alternate)
My Love For You (Undubbed Master)
Lonesome For My Baby (Alternate)
Born To Lose (Undubbed Master)
I'm Lonesome (Alternate 2)
Feelin' Low (Alternate 2)
Interview
Original Sun Recordings
 

Mack Self - Easy To Love - The Sun Years Plus

 
2007 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16519 mono digital
MACK SELF – EASY TO LOVE - THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
Compact disc. 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 bottom right. Sun and Phillips International recordings, unissued takes during the period 1955 to 1960. It includes his original Sonic and Hi recordings, included unissued ones. Also included in the box, 31-page booklet biography with liner notes by Hank Davis. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Hank Davis, Richard Weize and Colin Escott.

Tracks 1 to 23 original Sun recordings
Tracks 24 to 30 licensed from Ridgetop Music

Contains
Goin' Crazy
Everyday
Vibrate
Easy To Love
Lovin' Memories
Mad At You
Willie Brown
Little One (False Start)
Little One
Goin' Crazy
Everyday
Vibrate
Easy To Love
Lovin' Memories
Mad At You
Willie Brown
Goin' Crazy
Everyday
Easy To Love
Got You On My Mind
Lovin' Memories
Jody McClain
Folsom Prison Blues
Yesterday's Gone
That Mexicanm Limbo
Breaking New Ground
You Put These Tears In My Eyes
Bridges
Interview
 
1-23 Original Sun Recordings
24-30 Licenced by Ridgetop Music
 

Gene Simmons - Drinkin' Wine - The Sun Years Plus

 
2007 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16758 mono digital
GENE SIMMONS - DRINKIN' WINE - THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
Compact disc. A Bear Family Special Product. 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 of the box, Bear Family logo at bottom, catalog number in upper right. For the first time, the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with demos, false starts and interview. Also included in the box, 36-page booklet biography, with liner notes by Hank Davis. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Hank Davis and Richard Weize.

Contains
I Don't Love You Baby
I Done Told You
Drinkin' Wine
Juicy Fruit
If I'm Not Wamted
Peroxide Blonde And A Hopped Up Model Ford
Mom And Pop
Blues At Midnight
Down On The Border
Crazy Woman
You Can't Break The Chains Of Love
Shake Rattle And Roll
Drinkin' Wine
Money, Money, Money
I Done Told You
Juicy Fruit
If I'm Not Wanted
Guitar Boogie
Mom And Pop
 Drinkin' Scotch
I Done Told You
Money, Money, Money
Down On The Border
Crazy Woman
Juicy Fruit
The Shape You Left Me In
Bad Boy Willie
Goin' Back To Memphis
Out Of This World
You Love Me Too
Prowlin'
Boo Doo
Gene Simmons Interview with Hank Davis
 
1-25 Original Sun Recordings
 

Johnny Cash - The Sun Outtakes 1954-1958

2007 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-3 mono digital
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES 1954-1958
 
3 Compact disc boxed set. A Bear Family Special product. Photo of original Scotch tape pressed on disc. For the first time, the complete rest material of the complete Sun recordings previously unissued complete with studio chatter, false starts. Also included in the boxed set, booklet biography, with liner notes by Richard Weize. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed Session File information by Colin Escott. The package includes a lavishly illustrated booklet containing rare and previously unpublished photos of the Johnny Cash-Johnny Horton fishing trip.

Disc 1 Contains
Wide Open Road
You're My Baby (Little Woolly Booger) (False Start & Complete Take)
My Treasure (False Start & Complete Take)
Hey Porter
Folsom Prison Blues
Folsom Prison Blues
Folsom Prison Blues
Folsom Prison Blues
Wide Open Road
My Two Timin' Woman
Cry, Cry, Cry (Extended Version)
Rock And Roll Ruby
I Walk The Line
Brakeman's Blues Incomplete Take)
Get Rhythm (False Start & Complete Take
Get Rhythm
Get Rhythm (Microphone Test)
Get Rhythm
Train Of Love
Train Of Love
One More Ride (Incomplete Take)
I Love You Because
Don't Make Me Go (Incomplete Take)
Don't Make Me Go (False Start)
Don't Make Me Go (False Start & Complete Take)
Don't Make Me Go
Don't Make Me Go
Don't Make Me Go (False Start)
Don't Make Me Go
Don't Make Me Go
Don't Make Me Go
Don't Make Me Go
Don't Make Me Go
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Home Of The Blues (False Start & Undubbed Master)
Give My Love To Rose
Give My Love To Rose
Give My Love To Rose (False Start & Complete Take)
Country Boy
Leave That Junk Alone
 Doin' My Time
Country Boy
If The Good Lord's Willing
I Heard That Lonesome Whisle Blow (False Start)
I Heard That Lonesome Whisle Blow
I Was There When It Happened
Big River
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Goodnight Irene
Come In Stranger
Guess Things Happen That Way (Undubbed Master)
Guess Things Happen That Way (Alternate Vocal Overdub)
Guess Things Happen That Way (Alternate Vocal Overdub)
Oh Lonesome Me (Undubbed Master)
Sugartime
Born To Lose (Incomplete Take)
Born To Lose (False Start)
Born To Lose (Undubbed Master)
You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
The Story Of A Broken Heart (False Start)
The Story Of A Broken Heart (Complete Take & False Start)
Always Alone (False Start & Incomplete Take)
Always Alone (Incomplete Take)
You Tell Me (False Start)
You Tell Me (False Start)
You Tell Me (Master)
You Win Again
You Win Again (False Start *Undubbed Master)
I Could Never Be Ashames Of You
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (Undubbed Master)
Hey Good Lookin'
Hey Good Lookin' (Undubbed Master)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
I Can't Help It
I Can't Help It (Undubbed Master)
Cold, Clod Heart
Cold, Cold, Heart
Katy Too (False Start)
Katy Too
Katy Too
Katy Too
The Ways Of A Woman In Love
Fools Hall Of Fame
Fools Hall Of Fame (False Start & Complete Take)
Thanks A Lot
Thanks A Lot (False Start)
Thanks A Lot
Thanks A Lot
Thanks A Lot (Undubbed Master)
Thanks A Lot (Vocal Overdub)
Thanks A Lot (Vocal Overdub)
Thanks A Lot (Vocal Overdub Ending Only)
Thanks A Lot (Vocal Overdub Ending Only)
Thanks A Lot (Vocal Overdub Ending Only)
Thanks A Lot (Vocal Overdub Ending Only)
It's Just About Time (Incomplete Take)
It's Just About Time
It's Just About Time
It's Just About Time
It's Just About Time (Incomplete Take)
It's Just About Time
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Incomplete Take)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (False Start)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I Just Thought You'd Like To Know (Incomplete Take)
I Just Thought You'd Like To Know
I Just Thought You'd Like To Know (Incomplete Take)
I Just Thought You'd Like To Know
Down The Street To 301
Down The Street To 301 (False Start & Complete Take)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Tommy Blake - Koolit - The Sun Years Plus

 
2007 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16797 mono digital
TOMMY BLAKE – KOOLIT - THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
Compact disc. A Bear Family Special Product. 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 of the box, Bear Family logo at bottom, catalog number in upper right. For the first time, the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with demos, and false starts. Included are previously undiscovered sides from his first recording session at KWKH in Texas and RCA recordings in 1957. Also included in the box, 35-page booklet biography, with liner notes by Colin Escott. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Shane Hughes. Tracks 1 to 25 original Sun recordings.

Contains
Flat Foot Sam
Honky Tonk Mind (The Woman I Need)
Koolit
Freedom
All Night Long
Shake Around
I Dig You Baby
Ballad Of A Broken Heart
You Better Believe It
Mister Hoody
Sweetie Pie
Diesel Truck
Shake Around
I Dig You Baby
$ Folding Money
Window Of My Heart
You Better Believe It
Shake Around
Chuckie
If I'm A Fool
Lordy Hoody
You Better Believe It
Little Lovelight
Cool Alligator
I Still Love You
My Alice Faye
I'll Be Free
You Better Believe It
The Hanging Judge
1-25 Original Sun Recordings
 

Hayden Thompson - Rock-A-Billy Gal - The Sun Years Plus

 
2008 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16131 mono digital
HAYDEN THOMPSON – ROCK-A-BILLY GAL - THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
Compact disc. 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 pressed in light brown at top of the label. On the back cover Bear Family logo left at bottom. Catalog number in bottom right. Sun and Phillips International recordings, unissued takes during the period 1956 to 1957. It includes his original Von, Rolando, Beat, Profile and Arlen recordings, included unissued ones. Also included in the box, 46-page booklet biography with liner notes by Martin Hawkins. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Martin Hawkins.

Contains
Love My Baby
Rock-A-Billy Gal
Fairlane Rock
One Broken Heart
Blues Blues Blues
Oh Mama
You Are My Sunshine
Don't You Worry
Congratulations To You, Joe
Call Me Shorty
I'll Hold You In My Heart
Goin' Steady
Kansas City
Frankie And Johnny
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
They Key To My Kingdom
Your True Love
Kansas City
I Guess I'd Better Be Moving Along
This Old Windy City
Lonely For My Baby
I Wanna Get Home
Train From Chicago (16:88)
Act Like You Love Me
I Feel The Blues Coming On
Love My Baby
One Broken Heart
Dream Love
Tom Thumb
Whatcha Gonna Do
Summers Almost Over
Queen Bee
Pardon Me
Love My Baby
Rock-A-Billy Gal

1-9, 26, 27, 34, 35 Original Sun Recordings
10-16, 24, 25, 30-34 Licensed from Dave Travis
17-23 Original Rolando Recordings
 

Rufus Thomas - The Sun Years Plus

 
2008 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16695 mono digital
RUFUS THOMAS – THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
Compact disc. 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 bottom right. This CD collects together all the known surviving recordings Rufus made between 1949 and 1956 – his pre-Stax days, pre-Walking The Dog. Included are two previously undiscovered sides from his first recording session, for Star Talent. All the eight of his original 78rpm singles are here, as are all his other - not originally issued - songs recorded by Sam Phillips at the Memphis Recording Service. The original versions of three of Rufus' recordings, by Rosco Gordon, Big Mama Thornton and Joe Hill Louis, are included alse as interesting comparisons. Included other bonus items, extracts from Rufus on radio WDIA, a disc by Rufus' fellow disc jockey, Moohah, and parts of an illuminating radio interview Rufus gave to Dave Booth in 1986. Also included in the boxset, 67-page booklet biography with liner notes by Martin Hawkins. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Martin Hawkins.

Contains
I'll Be A Good Boy
I'm So Worried
Who's That Chick
Double Trouble
Beer Bottle Boogie
Gonna Bring My Baby Back
Night Workin' Blues
Why Did You Deegee?
Crazy About You Baby
No More Dogging Around
Decorate The Counter (Rosco Gordon)
Decorate The Counter
Juanita
Married Woman (1)
Married Woman (2)
I'm Off That Stuff
Hound Dog (Big Mama Thorton)
Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog)
Walkin' The Rain
Tiger Man (Joe Hill Louis)
Tiger Man
Save That Money
Intro Patter To Sepia Swing Club
Pink Pussycat Wine
All Shook Out (Moohah)
Candy (Moohah)
The Easy Livin' Man
I'm Steady Holdin' On
Rufus Thomas on Daddy Cool Show

5-6 Original Bullet Recordings
7-10 & 12-13 Original Chess Recordings
Original Starmaker Recordings
11, 14-16 & 18-22 Original Sun Recordings
27-28 Original Meteor Recordings
17 Original Peacock Recording
Original Radio, WDIA, Memphis, Tennessee
 

Billy The Kid Emerson - Red Hot - The Sun Years Plus

 
2009 Bear family Records (CD) 500/200rom BCD 16937 mono digital
BILLY THE KID EMERSON – RED HOT - THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
Compact disc. 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 bottom right. This CD is all about Emerson's own recording career. More specifically, his 1950s recordings, made at a time when he had something seriously good and individualistic to contribute to the blues and the development of rhythm and blues. Here collected all his recordings for Sun, Vee-Jay and Chess Records - and added his 1960 recordings for the MAD label. Also included in the box, 43-page booklet biography with liner notes by Martin Hawkins. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed Session File information by Martin Hawkins.

Contains
If Lovin' Is Believing
No Tessing Around
Hey Little Girl
When My Baby Quit Me
The Woodchuck
I'm Not Going Home
Move Baby Move
When It Rains It Pours
Shim Sham Shimmy
Red Hot
No Greater Love
Satisfied
Cherry Pie
Little Fine Healthy Thing
Something For Nothing
Don't Start Me To Lyin'
If You Won't Stay Home
Every Woman I Know (Crazy 'Bout Automobiles)
Tomorrow Never Comes
Somebody Show Me
The Pleasure Is All Mine
Do The Chicken
Don't Be Careless
Do Yourself A Favor
You Never Miss Your Water
Give Me A Little Love
Woodchuck
Believe Me
Holy Mackerel Baby
I'll Get You Too
Um Hum My Baby
When It rains It Pours
I Never Get Enough

Tracks 1-15 Original Sun Recordings
Tracks 16-25 Original Vee Jay Recordings
Tracks 26-31 Original Chess Recordings
Tracks 32-33 Original Mad Recordings
 

Ray Smith - Rockin' Little Angel - The Sun Years Plus

 
2009 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16936 mono digital
RAY SMITH – ROCKIN' LITTLE ANGEL - THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
Compact disc. 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 bottom right. Sun and Jude recordings during the period 1958 to 1962. It includes all his original single and LP releases, included ten unissued ones. Also included in the box, 54-page booklet biography with liner notes by Martin Hawkins. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Martin Hawkins. Tracks 7-14 & 30-34 original Judd recordings.

Contains
So Young
Right Behind You Baby
Why Why Why
You Made A Hit
Rockin'Bandit
Sail Away
That's All Right
Rockin' Little Angel
Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
Maria Elena
One Wonderful Love
It Makes Me Feel Good
Blonde Hair, Blue EyesYou Don't Want Me
Travlin' Salesman
I Won't Miss You (Till You Go)
Candy Doll
Hey Boss Man
I Want To Be Free
Forever Yours
Little Girl
Two Pennies And A String
Break Up
I'll Try
Sail Away
Rebound
Baby Just Because
Little Miss Blue
Speak Low
I'll Be Coming Home
Original Sun Recordings
4-14 & 30-34 Original Judd Recordings
 

Jack Earls - Slow Down - The Sun Years Plus

 
2010 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16935 mono digital
JACK EARLS – SLOW DOWN - THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
2 Compact Disc. 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 bottom right. Disc 1 all original Sun recordings, unissued takes during the period 1955 to 1957. On disc 2 it includes his later Olympic and Detroit recordings, included unissued ones. Also included in the boxset, 47-page booklet biography with liner notes by Craig Bones Maki. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Colin Escott, Stefan Kohne and Craig Bones Maki.

Disc 1 Contains
Hey Jim (1/2)
Let's Bop (3)
Take Me To That Place (2)
They Can't Keep Me From You (1)
Slow Down
A Fool For Loving You
Sign On The Dotted Line (2)
Hey Jim (1/1
Crawdad Hole (2/1)
Crawdad Hole (2/2)
When I Dream (1)
Mt Gal Mary Ann
If You Don't Mind
Let's Bop (2)
Hey Jim (2/1)
They Can't Keep Me From You (2/2)
Crawdad Hole (1)
Take Me To That Place (1)
When I Dream (2)
Let's Bop (1)
Sign On The Dotted Line (1)
Hey Slim
A Fool For Loving You (Alternate Take)
Crawdad Hole (2/3)
Take Me To That Place (3)
They Can't Keep Me From You (2/1)
Hey Jim (2/2)
Let's Bop (4) (Incomplete Take)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Flip, Flop And Fly
Crawdad Hole (Alternate Take)
Mississippi Man
Call Me Shorty
Take Me To That Place
She Sure Can Rock Me
Roll Over Beethoven
Comin' Back Home
Crawdad Hole
Be Bop A Lula
Rock Bop
Memories
I Started Rockin' A Long Time Ago (Un-Edited Complete Session)
Licenced from Stompertime Records
 

Billy Riley - The Sun Outtakes

 
2010 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200 rpm BCD 17122 mono digital
BILLY RILEY - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
2 Compact disc boxed set. A Bear Family Special product. Photo of original Scotch tape pressed on disc. The set contains outtakes of every one of Billy Riley's Sun singles. 78 tracks with studio chatter and previously unreleased recordings. It includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with previously unpublished photos, revised and expanded Sun discography and track-by-track commentaries, a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at recording in the Sun studio during the 1950s. The most complete and detailed look at Billy Riley's Sun career. This unprecedented boxed set brings together virtually every Billy Riley outtake of the 12 sides originally released by the Sun label in the 1950s. It offers the deepest look yet at Billy Riley's recording activity in the historic Memphis studio. This boxed set also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet featuring never-before seen photos of Riley at work in the studio and on tour with his backup group, the Little Green Men. It also includes a revised and expanded Sun discography, detailed track-by-track commentaries, and new interview material by Sun historian Hank Davis. Its 78 tracks include revealing studio chatter and offer a deep, behind-the- scenes look at life in the Sun studio. The booklet also features detailed session file information by Colin Escott, Martin Hawkins, Scott Parker, Hank Davis and Richard Weize.

Disc 1 Contains
Rock With Me Baby False Start 1)
Rock With Me Baby (Alternate Take 1)
Rock With Me Baby (False Start 2)
Rock With Me Baby (Alternate Take 2)
Rock With Me Baby(False Start 3)
Rock With Me Baby (False Start 4)
Rock With Me Baby (Alternate Take 2)
Trouble Bound (Alternate Take 1)
Trouble Bound (Alternate Take 2)
Trouble Bound (False Start 1)
Trouble Bound (Alternate Take 3)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Alternate Take 1)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Alternate Take 2)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Alternate Take 3)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Alternate Take 4)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Alternate Take 5)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Alternate Take 6)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Alternate Take 7)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Chatter & Alternate take 8)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Alternate Take 9)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (False Start 1)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Alternate Take 10)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 1)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 2)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 3)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 4)
I Want You Baby (False Start 1)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 5)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 6)
I Want You Baby (False Start 2)
I Want You Baby (Chatter & Alternate Take 7)
I Want You Baby (Chatter & False Start 3)
I Want You Baby (False Start 4 & Chatter)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 8)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 9)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 10)
I Want You Baby (Alternate Take 11)
I Want You Baby (Alkternate Take 12)
Pearly Lee (Alternate Take 1)
Pearly Lee (Alternate Take 2)
Pearly Lee (Alternate Take 3)
Pearly Lee (Alternate Take 4)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
She's My Baby (Red Hot) (Alternate Take 1)
She's My Baby (Red Hot) (Alternate Take 2)
Red Hot (Alternate Take 3)
Red Hot (Alternate Take 4)
Red Hot (Alternate Take 5)
Red Hot (Alternate Take 6)
Red Hot (Alternate Take 7)
Red Hot (Alternate Take 8)
Red Hot (Alternate Take 9)
Wouldn't You Know (Alternate Take 1)
Baby Please Don't Go (Incomplete Alternate Take 1)
No Name Girl (Alternate Take 1)
No Name Girl (Alternate Take 2)
No Name Girl (Alternate Take 3)
No Name Girl (False Start 1)
No Name Girl (False Start 2 & Alternate Take 4)
No Name Girl (False Start 3, 4, 5 & Alternate Take 5)
Down By The Riverside (Alternate Take 1)
Down By The Riverside (Chatter & Alternate Take 2)
Down By The Riverside (False Start 1)
Down By The Riverside (Chatter & Alternate Take 3)
Down By The Riverside (False Start 2)
Down By The Riverside (False Start 3, 4 & Alternate Take 4)
Down By The Riverside (False Start 5 & Alternate Take 5)
One More Time (Alternate Take 1)
One More Time (Alternate Take 2)
One More Time (Alternate Take 3)
Got The Water Boiling (Chatter & Alternate Take 1)
Got The Water Boiling (False Start 1)
Got The Water Boiling (Chatter & False Start 2 & Alternate Take 2)
Got The Water Boiling (Alternate Take 3)
Got The Water Boiling (Chatter & False Start 3)
Got The Water Boiling (False Start 4)
Got The Water Boiling (Chatter & Alternate Take 4)
Got The Water Boiling (Alternate Take 5)
Got The Water Boiling (Alternate Take 6)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Rudy Grayzell - Let's Get Wild

 
2010 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16837 mono digital
RUDY GRAYZELL - LET'S GET WILD

''Let's Get Wild'' is the first comprehensive anthology of one of the original legendary rockabilly stars, Rudy Grayzell. It includes the previously unissued complete version of ''Let's Get Wild'', plus four other unreleased recordings. The original version of ''Duck Tail'' is now widely regarded a rockabilly classic. Rudy's Grayzell's story is told in the liner notes of the accompanying 52 page booklet by Colin Escott and a complete discography session notes by Andrew Brown and Richard Weize. This superb 32 track set includes his complete recordings for the Abbott, Capitol, Starday, Sun, and Award labels.

Contains
Let's Get Wild (Complete Version)
I Love You So
You're Gone
Duck Tail
Jag Ga Lee Ga
You Hurt Me So
Please Big Mama
Yes Daddy Yes
There's Gonna Be A Ball
You Better Believe It
Ca-razy
My Spirit Is Willing
Hearts Made Of Stone
Be Mine Forever
Judy (Sun Take 2)
Remember When (Sun)
Judy (Sun Take 3)
I Won't Be The Fool (Sun)
Judy (Sun Master)
I Think Of You (Sun)
You'll Be Mine
It Ain't My Baby (And I Ain't Gonna Rock It)
The Moon Is Up
Ocean Paradise
Bonita Chiquita
I'm Gone Again
The Heart That Once Was Mine
Looking At The Moon And Wishing On A Star
Day By Day
Should I Ever Love Again
Jag-Ga-Lee-Ga
F.B.I. Story
Original Starday Recordings
Original Award Recordings
Original Abbott Recordings
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 Original Sun Recordings
 

Billy Red Love - Gee I Wish - The Sun Years Plus

 
2011 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17149 mono digital
BILLY RED LOVE – GEE I WISH - THE SUN YEARS PLUS
 
Compact disc. A Bear Family products. Yellow label. Hart's Bread logo pressed on disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo left at bottom. Catalog number in bottom right. Contains all the known recordings of Billy ''Red'' Love, 26 high glass boogie, blues, and rhythm and blues sides recorded between 1951 and 1954 by Sam Phillips at the Memphis Recording Services. Here are all four Billy Love sides issued by Chess Records in 1952 including the extreme rarity Chess 1516, never before reissued. Also includes the rare promotional recording for the Hart's bakery in Memphis, and in all there are ten tracks not originally issued in the 1950s and ten more tracks issued here for the first time. Also included in the box, 50-page booklet biography with liner notes by Martin Hawkins. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Martin Hawkins.

Contains
Gee I Wish (Take 6)
Juiced
You're Gonna Cry
Drop Top
There's No Use
A Dream
My Teddy Bear Baby
Poor Man
Gee I Wish (Take 2)
You Could Have Loved Me
Early In The Morning (Take 2)
If You Want To Make Me Happy (Take 2)
Hey Now (Take 1)
Way After Midnight (Take 1)
Gee I Wish (Take 3)
Blues Leave Me Alone (Take 2)
Hart's Bread Boogie (Take 2)
Early In The Morning (Take 3)
Hey Now (Take 2)
Way After Midnight (Take 3)
The News Is All Around Town (Take 1)
If You Want To Make Me Happy (Take 1)
Blues Leave Me Alone (Take 1)
Hart's Bread Boogie (Take 3)
Gee I Wish (Take 7)

Original Sun Recordings except 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 25
 

The Prisonaires - Only Believe...

 
 
2011 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16893 mono digital
THE PRISONAIRES - ONLY BELIEVE...
 
Compact disc. 1 digipac, 4-plated, with comprehensive booklet, 28 tracks. This exciting CD reveals a completely unknown chapter in the already implausible, though true, story of the Prisonaires, the prison inmates from Nashville who got onto Sun Records in Memphis in 1953 and whose best song, ''Just Walkin' In The Rain'', became an international pop hit for Johnny Ray. In this CD, eleven astonishing songs from an unissued concert recorded at the Tennessee State Penitentiary, featuring several Prisonaires members never heard until now! Fascinating spoken introductions to the songs by second tenor Alfred Brooks, and a message from the penitentiary warden Lynn Bomar! Six alternative versions of songs recorded for Sun Records. All eleven vocal group tracks by The Solotones and the Marigolds (renamed versions of the Prisonaires led by Johnny Bragg). A comprehensive booklet by Sun Records expert Martin Hawkins containing many new interviews and insights into the story of the Prisonaires, one of the first rhythm and blues vocal groups to record and have hits in the South. It explains the background to the unissued recordings, and contains many rare and fascinating photos and illustrations. The new Prisonaires titles reveal an even wider range of vocal harmonies and musical abilities, influences and styles than the Sun recordings. The Prisonaires rock with ''Caldonia'' and ''Bony Moronie'', they sing sincere versions of ''Suppertime'' and ''Gentle Hands'', they reprise their best-known songs including ''Just Walkin' In The Rain'', and they make fun with ''The Boastin' Texan'' and other titles. This CD and hear the Prisonaires as never before; you'll have completed your Prisonaires collection; and you'll have the complete story of the Marigolds/Solotones. This CD is one of three discs telling the complete story of the Prisonaires and of their lead singer, Johnny Bragg.

Contains
The Prisonaires
When The Saints Go Marching In
In The Garden
Bony Moronie
Suppertime
Caldonia
Gentle Hands
Just Walkin' In The Rain
The Boastin' Texan
Message From Prison Warden Lynn Bomar
A Prisoner's Prayer
Only Believe
Senor Siskin 
Live Recordings

The Marigolds
Rollin' Stone
Why Don't You
Don't Say Tomorrow
Rollin' Stone (Alternate Take) 
Original Excello Recordings

The Solotones
Front Page Blues
Pork And Beans
Two Strangers
Love You, Love You, Love You
Juke Box Rock And  Roll
It's You Darling, It's You
Original Excello Recordings

The Prisonaires
Baby Please
What'll You Do Next
There Is Love In You
Rockin' Horse
Two Strangers
Lucy You Know I Want You
Original Sun Recordings
 




Sun Ballads - Various Artists 1953 - 1962

 
April 26, 2011 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17213 mono digital
SUN BALLADS - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 1953-1962
 
3 CD digipac. The first-ever in-depth look at the ballad side of the Sun Records legacy. Surveys a 10-year period from the earliest blues and hillbilly days to the golden age of rockabilly and into the early 1960s. Contains 78 tracks featuring Sun's best-known artists, as well as obscure and rarely reissued artists and titles. Contains in-depth historical material and detailed track-by-track commentaries.

A must-have for all music historians, as well as die-hard Sun fans and collectors. Sun Records earned its widespread fame as the Memphis-based birthplace of rock and roll pioneers like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Billy Riley, as well as icons of American music such as Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Charlie Rich. Sun was also home to blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, Rufus Thomas, Jr. and Rosco Gordon. Label owner Sam Phillips truly did it all with his little Memphis label, and built a legend in the process.

Although Sun is best known for rockers and rockin' music, it turns out that even rockers had their mellow moments. Sun managed to record a surprising number of them and built a very effective library of ballads as well. This side of Sun's legacy has never been examined in depth, until now. Sun Ballads surveys a 10 year period of Sun's history from the earliest blues and hillbilly days to the golden era of rockabilly and beyond, into the early 1960s. This collection combines some of Sun's best known recording pioneers with a few truly obscure artists and rarely reissued titles; it contains a lavishly illustrated book with detailed track by track commentary by Sun historian Hank Davis. This 3-CD set is an unprecedented treasure trove for Sun fans and collectors.

Disc 1 Contains
Walking In The Rain (Thomas, Rufus)
Just Walking In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
Beggin' My Baby (Little Milton)
I've Been Deceived (Charlie Feathers)
Old Brother Jack Bonnie Turner)
Seems Like A Million Years (Willie Nix)
No Teasin' Around (Billy Emerson)
Turn Around Carl Perkins)
There Is Love In You (The Prisonaires)
Before Long (Jimmy & Walter)
The House Of Sin (Slim Rhodes Band)
Sitting By My Window (The Five Tinos)
Daydreams Come True (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Elvis Presley)
No Greater Love (Billy Emerson)
My Treasure (Johnny Cash)
You Can Tell Me (The Miller Sisters)
Bad Girl (Slim Rhodes Band)
Wedding Gown Of White (Charlie Feathers)
Sure To Fall (Carl Perkins Brothers Band)
No More (Jimmy Haggett)
I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry (Warren Smith)
A Fool For Loving You (Jack Earls)
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
Finders Keepers (The Miller Sisters)
No Matter Who's To Blame (Barbara Pittman)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Take And Give (Slim Rhodes Band)
I'll Wait Forever (Glenn Honeycutt)
Only You (Carl Perkins)
Don't Make Me Go (Johnny Cash)
Restless (Sonny Burgess)
Fool's Hall Of Fame (Roy Orbison)
Just In Time (Harold Jenkins)
That Depends On You (Jimmy Williams)
Two Young Fools In Love (Barbara Pittman)
Foolish Heart (Ray Harris)
I'm Lonesome (Ernie Chaffin)
It All Depends (Jerr Lee Lewis)
Easy To Love (Mack Self)
More Than Yesterday (Edwin Bruce)
Forever Yours (Carl Perkins)
Your Cheating Heart (Mary Johnson)
Give My Love To Rose (Johnny Cash)
It Only Hurts For A
Little While (The Miller Sisters)
I Fell In Love (Warren Smith)
Love Is A Stranger (The Sunrays)
Trying To Get To You (Roy Orbison)
You Win Again (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I Was A Fool (Ken Cook)
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Demo) (Barbara Pittman)
Sweet Misery (Sonny Burgess)
Ain't It A Shame (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
One More Time (Billy Riley)
Port Of Lonely Hearts (Johnny Cash)
Part Of My Life (Edwin Bruce)
I'll Make It All Up To You (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Breeze (Vernon Taylor)
Goodbye Mr. Love (Warren Smith)
Blossom Time (Undubbed) (Charlie Rich)
Sail Away (Ray Smith)
The Miracle Of You (Hannah Fay)
Please Don't Ever Leave Me (Ernie Chaffin)
Why Why Why (Ray Smith)
I'm Bluer Than Anyone Can Be (Carl Mann)
To Tell The Truth (Bobbie & The Boys)
River Of No Return (Mary Johnson)
How's My Ex Treating You (Jerry Lee Lewis)
How Well I Know (Rayburn Anthony)
Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues (Mikki Wilcox)
Stay (Alternate Take) (Charlie Rich)
Cheaters Never Win (Bobbie Jean)
I Can't Forget You (Undubbed Version) (Carl Mann)
Is It Too Late (Tracy Pendarvis)
I'll Wait Forever (Anita Wood)
Fools Like Me (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I Know What It Means (Mikki Wilcox)
The Quiet Look (Thomas Wayne)
Who Will The Next Fool Be (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Carl Perkins - The Sun Era Outtakes

 
April 26, 2011 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17240-5 mono digital
CARL PERKINS – THE SUN ERA OUTTAKES
 
5-CD Mini-Box Set (CD-format) with 132-page booklet, 152 tracks. Playing time approx. 360 minutes, 152 tracks and 45 separate songs. Outtakes from all of Carl's Sun era recordings. Everything from Carl's earliest hillbilly titles through his final recording for the film ''Jamboree''! Contains previous unissued titles and outtakes of almost all known songs. Lavishly illustrated booklet contains previously unpublished vintage photos. Complete up-to-date discography, detailed track-by-track music commentary with liner notes of Hank Davis and Scott Parker. The book includes rare photos, and previously unpublished interviews with Carl's son Stan Perkins, and drummer WS Holland. Carl Perkins was the best guitar player who ever set foot in the Sun studio. He was no slouch as a singer and song writer also. Until Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis became megastars, nobody, and that includes Elvis - sold more records at Sun than Carl Perkins. Carl was so much more than ''Blue Suede Shoes''. In addition to eight singles and an album's worth of material, Carl left behind a treasure trove of recorded material consisting of unissued titles and studio outtakes. Many of these tracks have appeared over the years but, incredibly, there were still vintage recordings awaiting discovery. Here for the first time, along with every known Carl Perkins outtake from the Sun era. Finally, it's all here in one place, along with some delicious moments of studio chatter, false starts and song fragments. You've never heard Carl like this before. Also offer some memorable home recordings from the Sun era, some of them previously unissued. They show Carl playing and singing in the privacy of his own living room.

Disc 1 Contains
Honky Tonk Gal / Babe (Take 1)
Honky Tonk Gal / Babe (Take 2)
Honky Tonk Gal / Babe (Take 3)
Honky Tonk Gal / Babe (Take 4)
Honky Tonk Gal / Babe (Take 5)
Turn Around (Fragment 1)
Turn Around (Take 1)
Turn Around (Fragment 2)
Movie Magg (Take 1)
You Can't Make Love To Somebody (Take 1)
You Can't Make Love To Somebody (False Start 1, Take 2)
You Can't Make Love To Somebody (Take 3)
You Can't Make Love To Somebody (Take 4)
You Can't Make Love To Somebody (Take 5)
Gone Gone Gone  (Take 1)
 Gone Gone Gone (Take 2)
Gone Gone Gone (Take 3)
Let the Jukebox Keep On Playing (Take 1)
What You Doing When You're Crying (Take 1)
What You Doing When You're Crying (Take 2)
Dixie Bop/Perkins Wiggle (Take 1)
Dixie Bop/Perkins Wiggle (Take 2)
Dixie Bop/Perkins Wiggle (Take 3)
Tennessee (Fragment 1)
Sure To Fall (Take 1)
Sure To Fall (Take 2)
Sure To Fall (Take 3)
Blue Suede Shoes (Take 1)
Blue Suede Shoes (Take 2)
Honey Don't (Take 1)
Honey Don't (Take 2)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Boppin' the Blues (False Start 1)
Boppin' the Blues (Fragment 1)
Boppin' the Blues (Take 1)
All Mama's Children (Take 1)
All Mama's Children (Take 2)
All Mama's Children (Take 3)
All Mama's Children (False Start 1)
All Mama's Children (Take 4)
All Mama's Children (Take 5)
All Mama's Children (Take 6)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (False Start 1)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Fragment 1)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Take 1)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (False Start 2)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (False Start 3)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Take 2)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Take 3)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Take 4)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Take 5)
Dixie Fried (Fragment 1)
Dixie Fried (Take 1)
Dixie Fried (Take 2)
Dixie Fried (Take 3)
Dixie Fried (Take 4)
Dixie Fried (Take 5)
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry (Take 1)
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry (False Start 1)
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry (False Start 2)
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry (Take 2)
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry (False Start 3, False Start 4
False Start 5, Take 3)
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry (Take 4)
Caldonia (Take 1)
Caldonia (Take 2)
Sweethearts Or Strangers (Take 1)
Sweethearts Or Strangers (Take 2)
Sweethearts Or Strangers (Take 3)
Be Honest With Me (Take 1)
Be Honest With Me (Take 2)
Be Honest With Me (Take 3)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 1)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 2)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 3)
Put  Your Cat Clothes On (Take 4)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 5)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 6)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 7)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 8)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 9)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 10)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 11)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (False Start 1, Take 12)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 13)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 14)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 15)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 16)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (False Start 2, Take 17)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Take 18)
Matchbox (Take 1)
Her Love Rubbed Off (Take 1)
Her Love Rubbed Off (Take 2)
Her Love Rubbed Off (Take 3)
Her Love Rubbed Off (Rake 4)
Her Love Rubbed Off (Take 5)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 4 Contains
Your True Love (Fragment 1)
Your True Love (Take 1)
Your True Love (Take 2)
Your True Love (False Start 1)
Your True Love (Take 3)
Your True Love (Take 4)
Your True Love (Take 5)
That Don't Move Me (Take 1)
That Don't Move Me (Take 2)
That Don't Move Me (Take 3)
That Don't Move Me (False Start 1)
That Don't Move Me (Take 4)
That Don't Move Me (Take 5)
You Can Do No Wrong (Take 1)
You Can Do No Wrong (Take 2)
You Can Do No Wrongs (Take 3)
You Can Do No Wrong (Take 4)
You Can Do No Wrong (Take 5)
Forever Yours (Take 1)
Forever Yours (Take 2)
That's Right (Take 1)
That's Right (Take 2)
That's Right (Take 3)
That's Right (Take 4)
I Care (Take 1)
I Care (Take 2)
Y-O-U (Take 1)
Y-O-U (Take 2)
Y-O-U (Take 3)
Lend Me Your Comb (False Start 1)
Lend Me Your Comb (Take 1)
Lend Me Your Comb (Take 2)
Lend Me Your Comb (Take 3)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 5 Contains
Look At That Moon (Take 1)
Look At That Moon (Take 2)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Take 1)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Take 1)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Take 2)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Take 3)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Take 4)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Take 5)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Take 6)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Fragment 1)
Keeper Of The Key (Take 1)
Listen To The Mockingbird (Take 1)
The Way That You're Living (Take 1)
The Old Spinning Wheel (Take 1)
Try Mu Heart Out (Take 1)
Try My Heart Out (Take 2)
The Poor People Of Paris (Take 1)
Roll Over Beethoven (Take 1)
Take Back My Love (Take 1)
Silver Bell (Take 1)
Somebody Tell Me (Take 1)
Lonely Street (Take 1)
Lonely Street (Take 2)
Lonely Street (Take 3)
Lonely Street (Take 4)
Drink Up And Go Home (Take 1)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Country Box 1950 - 1959


February 15, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17311 mono digital
THE SUN COUNTRY BOX 1950 - 1959

Sun Records was rock and roll and blues... and country music. When Sam Phillips opened is studio in 1950,  he began with country music, and continued recording country music until the end. In the years between, he  discovered one of the greatest country stars of all time, Johnny Cash. 
 
These recordings, made at the original Sun studio between 1950 and 1959, capture the changing complexion  of country music. Many of those changes were ushered in by Sun Records itself. Elvis Presley began on Sun  as a country artist, working with Scotty Moore and Bill Black, recruited from another Sun country band. Carl  Perkins came to Sun as a country artist, as did Jerry Lee Lewis.
 
This set includes 6 CDs and a total of 208 songs. Elvis Presley, Johnny cash, and Carl Perkins are here... and  so much more. There's Harmonica Frank – a country musician playing blues and medicine show tunes,  Charlie Feathers making his greatest ever records, Malcolm Yelvington blending western swing and  rockabilly, The Miller Sisters whose pure country harmony never found the audience it deserved, Cast King,  whose stellar recordings weren't even issued in the 1950s, Warren Smith – one of the greatest-ever country  voices from Sun Records, Ernie Chaffin singing the great Pee Wee Maddux's songs, Nashville's resident  genius Jack Clement, and many more.
 
First released on LP in 1986, The Sun Country Box, includes all the original recordings and more. It also  features new essays and newly-discovered photos in a 148-page, LP-sized hardcover book authored by Hank  Davis, Colin Escott, and Martin Hawkins.  

Disc 1 Contains
The Slim Rhodes Show (WMC Radio Extracts (Slim Rhodes)
Skunk Hollow Boogie (Slim Rhodes)
Save A Little Love For Me (Slim Rhodes)
Memphis Bounce (Slim Rhodes)
Sixty Days (Slim Rhodes)
Hotfoot Rag (Slim Rhodes)
Time Marches On (Slim Rhodes)
Ozark Boogie (Slim Rhodes)
Red, White And Blue (Slim Rhodes)
Don't Believe (Slim Rhodes)
Uncertain Love (Slim Rhodes)
House Of Sin (Slim Rhodes)
Are You Ashamed Of Me (Slim Rhodes)
Bad Girl (Slim Rhodes)
Gonna Romp And Stomp (Slim Rhodes)
Take And Give (Slim Rhodes)
Do What I Do (Slim Rhodes)
I've Never Been So Blue (Slim Rhodes)
Swamp Root (Harmonica Frank)
Goin' Away Walkin' (Harmonica Frank Floyd)
Step It Up And Go (Harmonica Frank Floyd)
Howlin' Tomcat (1) (Harmonica Frank Floyd)
She Done Moved (Harmonica Frank Floyd)
Howlin' Tomcat (2) (Harmonica Frank Floyd)
The Great Medical Menagerist (Harmonica Frank Floyd)
Rockin' Chair Daddy (Harmonica Frank Floyd)
How Can It Be (Bob Price)
Sticks And Stones (Bob Price)
Tennessee Drag (Red Hadley)
If I Had As Much Money (As I Had Time) (Red Hadley)
Boogie Ramble (Red Hadley)
Blues Waltz (Ripley Cotton Choppers)
Silver Bell (Ripley Cotton Choppers)
Roses And Sunshine (Ripley Cotton Choppers)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 2 Contains
In The Dark (Earl Peterson)
Boogie Blues (Earl Peterson)
Nothing To Lose But My Heart (Earl Peterson)
I'm Leaving My Heart Up To You (Earl Peterson)
Make Room In The Lifeboat For Me (Howard Seratt)
Jesus Means All To Me (Howard Seratt)
Troublesome Waters (Howard Seratt)
I Must Be Saved (Howard Seratt)
Now She Cares No More For Me (Doug Poindexter)
My Kind Of Carryin' On (Doug Poindexter)
How Do You Think I Feel (Scotty Moore & Elvis Presley)
Instrumental Medley (Carl Perkins)
Honky Tonk Babe (Carl Perkins)
Gone Gone Gone (Carl Perkins)
Dixie Bop (Carl Perkins)
Sure To Fall (Carl Perkins)
Tennessee (Carl Perkins)
Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins)
Forever Yours (Carl Perkins)
The Way You're Living (Is Breakin' My Heart) (Carl Perkins)
Try My Heart Out (Carl Perkins)
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Malcolm Yelvington)
Just Rollin' Along (Malcolm Yelvington)
Lonely Sweetheart (Bill Taylor)
Split Personality (Bill Taylor & Smokey Joe Baugh)
Hula Bop (Smokey Joe Baugh)
She's A Woman (Smokey Joe Baugh)
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Smokey Joe Baugh)
Listen To Me (Smokey Joe Baugh)
The Signifying Monkey (Smokey Joe Baugh)
We're Getting Closer To Being Apart (Stan Kesler)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 3 Contains
Red Hair And Green Eyes (Johnny Bernero)
Yakety Yak (Malcolm Yelvington)
Way Down Blues (Malcolm Yelvington)
Rockin' With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
It's Me Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Goodbye Marie (Malcolm Yelvington)
Mr. Blues (Malcolm Yelvington)
 First And Last Love (Malcolm Yelvington)
Did I Ask You To Stay  (Malcolm Yelvington)
Trumpet (Malcolm Yelvington)
Ocean (Going To The Sea) (Malcolm Yelvington)
Runnin' Around (Charlie Feathers)
I've Been Deceived (1) (Charlie Feathers)
Peepin' Eyes (Charlie Feathers)
I've Been Deceived (2) (Charlie Feathers)
We're Getting Closer To Being Apart (Charlie Feathers)
Defrost  Your Heart (Charlie Feathers)
Wedding Gown Of White (Charlie Feathers)
Bottle To The Baby (Charlie  Feathers)
Man In Love (Charlie Feathers)
How Long (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
Daydreams Come True  (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
No More (Jimmy Haggett)
They Call Our Love A Sin (Jimmy Haggett)
They Who  Condemn (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
Call Me Anything (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
Rock And Roll 'Simmon Tree  (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
How Come You Do Me (Jimmy Haggett)
Rhythm Called Rock And Roll (Jimmy  Haggett)
Rock Me Baby (Jimmy Haggett)
Rabbit Action (Jimmy Haggett)
Someday You Will Pay (Miller  Sisters)
You Didn't Think I Would (Miller Sisters)
Look What You've Done (Miller Sisters)
I Know I Can't  Forget You (Miller Sisters)
There's No Right Way (Miller Sisters)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 4 Contains
You Can Tell Me (Miller Sisters)
Woody (Miller Sisters)
Finders Keepers (Miller Sisters)
My Isle Of Golden Dreams (Miller Sisters)
Ten Cats Down (Miller Sisters)
It Only Hurts For A Little While (Miller Sisters)
Got You On My Mind (Miller Sisters)
Chains Of Love (Miller Sisters)
I Can't Find Time To Pray (Miller Sisters & Cast King)
When You Stop Loving Me (Cast King)
Like Aweed In A Garden (Cast King)
Satisfied With Me (Cast King)
Please Believe Me (Cast King)
Round And Round (Cast King)
Destiny (Cast King)
Baby Doll (Cast King)
Rock 'N' Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry (Warren Smith)
Black Jack David (Warren Smith)
Ubangi Stomp (Warren Smith)
Tonight Will Be The Last Night (Warren Smith)
Tell Me Who (Warren Smith)
I Couldn't Take The Chance (Warren Smith)
I Had A Dream (Warren Smith)
So Long I'm Gone (1) (Warren Smith)
So Long I'm Gone (2) (Warren Smith)
So Long I'm Gone (3) (Warren Smith)
Who Took My Baby (Warren Smith)
Miss Froggie (Warren Smith)
Stop The World (Warren Smith)
Red Cadillac And S Black Moustache (Warren Smith)
Got Love If You Want It (Warren Smith)
I Fell In Love (Warren Smith)
Hank Snow Medley (Warren Smith)
Do I Love You (Warren Smith)
I Like Your Kinda Love (Warren Smith)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 5 Contains
Uranium Rock (Warren Smith)
Goodbye Mr. Love (1) (Warren Smith)
Sweet Sweet Girl (Warren Smith)
Dear John (Warren Smith)
Goodbye Mr. Love (2) (Warren Smith)
Feelin' Low (Ernie Chaffin)
Lonesome For My Baby (Ernie Chaffin)
I'm Lonesome (Ernie Chaffin)
Laughin' And Jokin' (Ernie Chaffin)
Linda (Ernie Chaffin)
Heart Of Me (Ernie Chaffin)
I'll Walk Alone (Ernie Chaffin)
Be Faithful Tome (Ernie Chaffin)
Got You On My Mind (Ernie Chaffin)
Born To Lose (Ernie Chaffin)
(Nothing Can Change) My Love For You (Ernie Chaffin)
Miracle Of You (Ernie Chaffin)
Please Don't Ever Leave Me (Ernie Chaffin)
Easy To Love (Mack Self)
Goin' Crazy (Mack Self)
Everyday (Mack Self)
Easy To Love (2) (Mack Self)
Mad At You (Mack Self)
Vibrate (Mack Self)
Little One (Mack Self)
Lovin' Memories (Mack Self)
Willie Brown (Mack Self)
I'm Feelin' Sorry (1) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I'm Feelin' Sorry (2) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I'm The Guilty One (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox (1) (Onie Wheeler)
Walkin' Shoes (Onie Wheeler)
That's All (Onie Wheeler)
Tell 'Em Off (Onie Wheeler)
Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox (2) (Onie Wheeler)
Bonaparte's Retreat (Onie Wheeler)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 6 Contains
Train of Love O Home of the Blues (Johnny Cash)
Ballad Of A Broken Heart (Tommy Blake)
Story Of A Broken Heart (Johnny Cash)
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Jack Clement)
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Johnny Cash)
Quench My Thirst (Jack Clement)
Ten Years (Jack Clement)
Your Lover Boy (Jack Clement)
The Black Haired Man (Jack Clement)
Wrong (Jack Clement)
Alimony Blues (Joe Manuel)
Daisy Bread Boogies (Joe Manuel)
Try Doin' Right (Mississippi Slim)
Fallen Angel (Hardrock Gunter)
Gonna Dance All Night (Hardrock Gunter)
Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby (Rhythm Rockers)
Fiddle Bop (Rhythm Rockers)
Honky Tonk Girl (Wanda Ballman)
I'm Gonna Find Her (Dixieland Drifters)
Maybe Tomorrow (Dixieland Drifters)
Honky Tonk Gals (Carl Perkins)
Perkins Wiggle (Carl Perkins)
Y.O.U (Carl Perkins)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
If The Good Lord's Willing (Johnny Cash)
I Was There When It Happened (Johnny Cash)
Goodnight Irene (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Ole Pal Of Yesterday (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Fools Like Me (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I'll Sail My Ship Alone (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Settin' The Woods On Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
So Ashamed (Charlie Feathers)
Honky Tonk Kind (Charlie Feathers)
Frankie And Johnny (Charlie Feathers)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Blues Box 1950 - 1958


March 8, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17310 mono
THE SUN BLUES BOX 1950 – 1958
 

The greatest-ever blues box now significantly upgraded! During the 1950s Sun Records founder Sam  Phillips captured many of the finest post-War blues artists of all time, including B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf,  Little Milton, Rufus Thomas, Junior Parker, Rosco Gordon, Sleepy John Estes, Earl Hooker, Walter Horton,  James Cotton, and Ike Turner. Among the noteworthy original recordings are Jackie Brenston-Ike Turner's  ''Rocket 88'', Junior Parker original ''Mystery Train'', Rufus Thomas's ''Bear Cat'', B.B. King's ''She's  Dynamite'', Walter Horton's ''Easy'', Howlin' Wolf's ''Moanin' At Midnight'', Rosco Gordon's ''Booted'', and  Honeyboy Edwards' early Robert Johnson-styled recording of ''Sweet Home Chicago''. All of them are here  in newly restored sound, together with many other rare and collectible songs by now-classic Fifties blues  singers like Doctor Ross, Joe Hill Louis, Willie Nix, Billy Love, and Charlie Booker who brought the ageless  soul of the Delta into modern times. As the electric guitar came to fore, it became the predominant sound of  post-War blues, and Phillips knew how to record it like no other producer ever had. Here are blues guitar  titans Pat Hare, Willie Johnson, and Floyd Murphy, and of course B.B. King, Little Milton, Earl Hooker and  Ike Turner at the dawn of their careers.

Sam Phillips also recorded Southern gospel and vocal groups. In the 1950s, Memphis was home to many of  the finest Southern gospel groups, including the Brewsteraires, the Southern Jubilee Singers, and the Jones  Brothers. Their most enduring work is here. Among the vocal group classics is the Prisonaires' original  recording of ''Just Walkin' In The Rain''.

Several significant caches of unissued recordings have come to light since the 1980s LP edition of this set.  Among them are Sam Phillips' commercial for a cure-all patent medicine; a primitive John Lee Hookerstyles  singer named J.C. Cole; and never-heard recordings by Walter Bradford, the Jones Brothers, Billy  ''Red'' Love, and many more.

In all, there are 10 CDs featuring 306 recordings, 14 of them previously unissued. Additionally, renowned  experts Steve LaVere, David Evans, and Jim O'Neal have made decades of research available, including  biographical information and – above all – breathtaking photos from the golden era of Memphis blues. The  essays and photos are housed in a 184-page, hardbound book authored by Hank Davis, Colin Escott, and  Martin Hawkins.

 
CD 1 Contains
Cool Down Mamma (Lost John Hunter)
Schoolboy (Lost John Hunter)
Y-M And V Blues Lost John Hunter)
Boogie For Me Baby (Lost John Hunter)
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)
Doctor Ross Boogie (Doctor Ross)
Country Clown (Doctor Ross)
Cat Squirrel (Doctor Ross)
Little Soldier Boy (Doctor Ross)
Shake 'Em On Down (Doctor Ross)
Down South Blues (Doctor Ross)
Texas Hop (Doctor Ross)
Can't Love Me And My Money Too (L.B. Lawson & James Scott)
Flypaper Boogie (L.B. Lawson & James Scott)
Got My Call Card (L.B. Lawson & James Scott)
Scott's Boogie (L.B. Lawson & James Scott)
They Call Me (William Stewart)
County Farm Blues (William Stewart)
Forty-Four Blues (William Stewart)
Rattlesnakin' Mama (William Stewart)
Pretty Baby Blues (Woodrow Adams)
She's Done Come And Gone (Woodrow Adams)
If You Don't Want Me (Woodrow Adams)
Last Time (Woodrow Adams)
Train Time (Woodrow Adams)
Train Is Comin' (Woodrow Adams)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 2 Contains
Moanin' At Midnight (Howlin' Wolf)
How Many More Years (Howlin' Wolf)
Mr. Highway Man (Howlin' Wolf)
My Troubles And Me (Howlin' Wolf)
Getting Old And Grey (Howlin' Wolf)
My Baby Walked Off(Howlin' Wolf)
Everybody's In The Mood (Howlin' Wolf)
Decoration Day Blues (Howlin' Wolf)
Bluebird Blues (Howlin' Wolf)
Well That's Alright (Howlin' Wolf)
Come Back Home (Howlin' Wolf)
Little Walter's Instrumental (Walter Horton)
In The Mood (Walter Horton)
We All Gotta Go Sometime (Walter Horton)
West Winds Are Blowing (Walter Horton)
Little Walter's Boogie (Walter Horton)
Off The Wall (Walter Horton)
Party Line Blues (Jimmy DeBerry)
Midnight Showers Of Rain (Willie Nix)
Prison Bound Blues (Willie Nix)
Ridin' In The Moonlight (Willie Nix)
Take A Little Walk With Me (Willie Nix)
That Ain't Right (Henry Hill & Doctor Ross)
Deep Down In The Ground (Doctor Ross)
Ain't Gonna Tell You No Lie (James Banister)
Love You, Love You Baby (Dennis Binder)
Baby Child (Elven Parr & His In The Groove)
I'm A Good Man (Elven Parr & His In The Groove)
In The Groove Rumba (Elven Parr & His In The Groove)
Skin And Bones Woman (Elven Parr & His In The Groove)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 3 Contains
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats)
I'm Lonesome Baby (Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm)
Heartbroken And Worried (Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm)
B. B. Blues (B.B. King)
She's Dynamite (B.B. King)
Independent Woman (Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats)
Ridin' The Boogie (Lou Sargent)
My Real Gone Rocket (Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats)
Tuckered Out (Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats)
Juiced (Billy Love)
Booted (Rosco Gordon)
Sam's Drag (L.J Thomas & His Louisiana Playboys)
Baby Take A Chance With Me (L.J Thomas & His Louisiana Playboys)
Drop Top (Billy Love)
It Ain't No More (Billy Love)
T Model Boogie (Rosco Gordon)
Wade Through Muddy Water (Rosco Gordon)
Decorate The Counter (Rosco Gordon)
Decorate The Counter (Rufus Thomas)
Married Woman (Rufus Thomas)
You'll Be Sorry Someday (Houston Stokes)
We're All Gonna Do Some Wrong (Houston Stokes)
Hi-Tone Mama (Walter ''Tang'' Smith)
Every Monday Morning Blues (Walter ''Tang'' Smith)
Early In The Morning (Billy Love)
Early In The Morning, Baby (Tiny Kennedy)
Strange Kind Of Feeling (Tiny Kennedy)
Blues Disease (Tiny Kennedy)
Don't Lay This Job On Me (Tiny Kennedy)
Hot Fish (Sherman Johnson & His Clouds Of Joys)
Pretty Baby Blues (Sherman Johnson & His Clouds Of Joys)
Got Me A Horse And Wagon (Unknown Artist)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 4 Contains
Selling My Whiskey (Incomplete) Jackie Boy & Little Walter
Drivin' Slow (Johnny London)
Flat Tire (Johnny London)
Untitled Blues (Incomplete) Walter Bradford)
Got My Application Baby (Handy Jackson)
Trouble (Will Bring You Down) (Handy Jackson)
We All Gotta Go Sometime (Joe Hill Louis)
She May Be Yours (But She Comes To See Me Sometime) (Joe Hill Louis)
Seems Like A Million Years (Willie Nix)
Baker Shop Boogie (Willie Nix)
Easy (Jimmy DeBerry & Walter Horton)
Before Long (Jimmy DeBerry)
Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog) (Rufus Thomas Jr.)
Walkin' In The Rain (Rufus Thomas Jr.)
Greyhound Blues (D.A. Hunt)
Lonesome Old Jail (D.A. Hunt)
Call Me Anything (But Call Me) (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
Baby, No No! (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
Take A Little Chance (Jimmy DeBerry)
Time Has Made A Change (Jimmy DeBerry)
Baby Please (The Prisonaires)
Just Walkin' In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
Feelin' Good (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Fussin' And Fightin' Blues (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Save That Money (Rufus Thomas Jr.)
Tiger Man (King of the Jungle) (Rufus Thomas Jr.)
Mystery Train (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Love My Baby (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Come Back Baby (Doctor Ross)
Chicago Breakdown (Doctor Ross)
Wolf Call Boogie (Coy Hot Shot Love)
Harmonica Jam (Coy Hot Shot Love)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 5 Contains
Reward For My Baby (Walter Bradford)
Love For My Baby (Walter Bradford)
Too Blue To Cry (Walter Bradford)
Lucy Done Moved (Walter Bradford)
Sweet Home Chicago (Honeyboy Edwards)
Rumble Chillen (Albert Williams)
Hoo Doo Man (Albert Williams)
When I Am Gone (She Treats Me Mean And Evil) (Joe Hill Louis)
Dorothy Mae (Joe Hill Louis)
Keep Your Arms Around Me (Joe Hill Louis)
I'm A Poor Boy(Joe Hill Louis)
She May Be Yours (Sweetest Gal In Town) (Joe Hill Louis)
Hydramatic Woman (Joe Hill Louis)
Tiger Man (Joe Hill Louis)
Shine Boy (Joe Hill Louis)
Mistreatin' Boogie (Mose Vinson)
Worry You Off My Mind (Mose Vinson)
Reap What You Sow (Mose Vinson)
44 Blues (Mose Vinson)
Come See Me (aka My Love Has Gone) (Mose Vinson)
Feelin' Bad (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
My Baby (James Cotton)
Straighten Up Baby (James Cotton)
Cotton Crop Blues (James Cotton)
Hold Me In Your Arms(James Cotton)
Cheating And Lying Blues (aka I'm Gonna Murder My Baby) (Pat Hare)
Bonus Pay (Pat Hare)
Harpin' On It (Coy Hot Shot Love)
Blue And Lonesome (Houston Stokes)
Baby's Gone And Left Me (Houston Stokes)
High (Kenneth Banks)
Blue Man (Kenneth Banks)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 6 Contains
Long Gone (Raymond Hill)
My Baby Left Me (Raymond Hill)
I'm Back Pretty Baby (Raymond Hill)
Somebody's Been Carryin' Your Rollin' On (Raymond Hill)
Love Is A Gamble (Bonnie Turner)
Old Brother Jack (Bonnie Turner)
Blues Train (Tot Randolph)
Ugly Woman (Peg Leg Baby) (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)
I Love My Baby (Little Milton)
Carry My Business On (Houston Boines)
Standing In The Courthouse Crying (Houston Boines)
If You Love Me (Little Milton)
Alone And Blue (Little Milton)
She's My Queen (Little Milton)
Re-Beep (Previously issued as Re-Beat) (Little Milton)
Lookin' For My Baby (Little Milton)
Rode That Train (Lookin' For My Baby) (Little Milton)
Homesick For My Baby (Little Milton)
Steel Guitar Rag (Earl Hooker)
Blue Guitar (Earl Hooker)
The Drive (Earl Hooker)
Move On Down The Line (Earl Hooker)
The Hucklebuck (Earl Hooker)
Believe I'll Settle Down (Boyd Gilmore)
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (Pinetop Perkins)
Gonna Leave You Baby (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson)
I Feel So Worried -1 (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson)
I Feel So Worried -2 (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson)
So Long Baby Goodbye (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 7 Contains
Gee I Wish (Billy Love)
The News Is All Around Town (Billy Love)
Hey Now (Billy Love)
Way After Midnight (Billy Love)
Hart's Bread Boogie (Billy Love)
Sittin' At The Bar (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Sittin' At The Window (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Sittin' Drinkin' And Thinkin' (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
The Snuggle (Raymond Hill)
Bourbon Street Jump (Raymond Hill)
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)
Satisfied (Billy 'The Kid' Emerson)
Something For Nothing (Billy 'The Kid' Emerson)
Little Fine Healthy Thing (Billy 'The Kid' Emerson)
Baby I'm Coming Home (Charlie Booker)
Walked All Night (Charlie Booker)
Don't Dog Me Around (Eddie Snow)
Mean Mean Woman (Eddie Snow)
Stay With Me Baby (Eddie Snow)
Who's Been Drinking My Wine (Eddie Snow)
Sorry Little Baby (Eddie Snow)
Got To Put You Down (Eddie Snow)
Bring Your Love Back Home (Eddie Snow)
Ain't That Right (Eddie Snow)
That's What You Do To Me (Rosco Gordon)
I Found A New Love (Rosco Gordon)
I'm Gonna Shake It (Rosco Gordon)
Let's Get High(Rosco Gordon)
Go Ahead On (Guitar Red)
Baby Please Don't Go (Guitar Red)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 8 Contains
Just Walking In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
A Prisoner's Prayer (The Prisonaires)
Don't Say Tomorrow (The Prisonaires)
There Is Love In You (The Prisonaires)
Gonna Have To Let You Be (The Five Tinos)
Don't Do That (The Five Tinos)
Sitting By My Window(The Five Tinos)
New Orleans (Rosco Gordon)
Shoobie Oobie (Rosco Gordon)
Mean Old Gin (Ed Kirby)
Blue Nights (Ed Kirby)
Gonna Break That Lock (Big Lucky Carter)
I Want My Baby Back (Hunky Dory)
Baby Don't Leave Me (Hunky Dory)
I Wonder Why (Hunky Dory)
This Misery (Hunky Dory)
Where Shall I Be (When That First Trumpet Soul (The Brewsteraires)
(The Lord Gave Me) Wings For My Soul (The Brewsteraires)
There's A Man In (The Jerusalem Southern Jubilees)
Forgive Me Lord (The Jerusalem Southern Jubilees)
He Never Left Me Alone (The Jerusalem Southern Jubilees)
Blessed Be The Name (The Jerusalem Southern Jubilees)
Softly And Tenderly (The Prisonaires)
My God Is Real (The Prisonaires)
Amazing Grace (The Jones Brothers)
Gospel Train (The Jones Brothers)
Look To Jesus (The Jones Brothers)
Every Night (The Jones Brothers)
I'm Sealed (Brother Russell)
Every Night (The Jones Brothers)
A Lady Called Mother (Hunky Dory)
Workin' On A Building (Hunky Dory)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 9 Contains
(Have You Ever Had) Trouble -2 J(Handy Jackson)
You're Gonna Cry (Billy Love)
Runnin' Around -2 (Sleepy John Estes)
Skin And Bones Woman -2 (Elven Parr's In The Groove Boys)
Little Walter's Boogie -2 (Walter Horton)
That Ain't Right -2 Henry Hill & Doctor Ross)
She May Be Yours (But She Comes To See Me Some Time) (Joe Hill Louis)
Sweet Home Chicago -2 (Honeyboy Edwards)
Off The Wall -2 (Little Walker)
Believe I'll Settle Down -2 (Boyd Gilmore)
Ugly Woman -2 (Johnny O'Neal)
Dead Letter Blues -2 (Johnny O'Neal)
Johnny's Dream -2 (Johnny O'Neal)
Wolf Call Boogie -2 (Hot Shot Love)
Way After Midnight -2 (Billy Love)
Gee I Wish -2 (Billy Love)
The News Is All Around Town -2 (Billy Love)
Rode That Train/Lookin' For My Baby -3 (Little Milton)
I Feel So Worried -3 (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson)
So Long Baby Goodbye -2 (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson)
Left Job Boogie (Doctor Ross)
Walked All Night -2 (Charlie Booker)
Baby I'm Coming Home -2 (Charlie Booker)
(I Know) You Don't Love Me (Ike Turner & Tommy Hodge)
Down & Out (aka How Long Will It Last) (Ike Turner & Tommy Hodge)
You Ain't The One (Ike Turner & Tommy Hodge)
Matchbox (aka I'm Gonna Forget About You) (Ike Turner & Tommy Hodge)
Cheating And Lying Blues (aka I'm Gonna Murder (Pat Hare)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 10 Contains
John The Revelator (Unknown Gospel Group)
Tree Of Life (Advertising Spot) (Sam Phillips)
I Am Bound For Canaan Land (Unknown Gospel Group)
Play The Game Baby (Lost John Hunter)
Ida Mae (J.C. Cole)
South Side Blues (J.C. Cole)
Move Me No More (J.C. Cole)
No Right Blues (Deep Blue Sea Blues) (J.C. Cole)
Outside Friend (Willie Carr)
Beale St. Shuffle (The Four Cruisers)
On Account Of You (Joseph Dobbin & The Four Cruisers)
Juicehead (Unknown Artist)
V O Baby (Unknown Artist)
Detroit Arrow Blues (Shy Guy Douglas)
Work With Her Boy (Shy Guy Douglas)
Hip Shakin' Mama (Shy Guy's Back In Town) (Shy Guy Douglas)
Oh Baby (Unknown Vocal Group)
Lord Stop The War (Evangelist Gospel Singers Of Alabama)
Leaning On The Lord (Evangelist Gospel Singers Of Alabama)
Walk In The Light (Evangelist Gospel Singers Of Alabama)
Never Grow Old (Evangelist Gospel Singers Of Alabama)
I'll Search Heaven (Spiritual Stars)
Good Religion (Spiritual Stars)
Original Sun Recordings
 

The Sun Rock Box 1950 - 1959


May 27, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17313 mono digital
THE SUN ROCK BOX 1950 – 1959
 
 
 
''At Sun Records in the rock and roll days'', said Sun artist Mack Self, ''there would be the stars' pink  Cadillacs parked up front on Union Avenue. Out back, there would be the beat-up Fords and pickup trucks of  country boys like me trying to make it''.

Here on eight CDs and in the accompanying 224-page hardcover book authored by Hank Davis, Colin  Escott, and Martin Hawkins, is the story of rock and roll on Sun Records, the place where it all began. Here  are the mighta-beens, shoulda-beens, never-weres, fleeting stars, and forever stars. This is music from a  mythic place and time: the Sun Records studio at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, between 1954 and 1959.  This is the music that changed the world.

Here are Sun Records' great rock and roll stars, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy  Orbison, alongside Sun legends like Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith, Billy Riley, Ray Harris, Hayden  Thompson, Gene Simmons, Carl Mann, Bill Justis, and Ray Smith, together with all the great unknowns.  Here are future country stars Ed Bruce, Charley Pride, Dickey Lee, Mickey Gilley, Charlie Rich, and  Conway Twitty, shakin; it up for all they're worth! Above all, here is the sound of rock and roll at the  moment of creation. Listen to it unfold week-by-week, session-by-session!

This upgraded edition of the legendary 12-LP set from 1986 includes songs from that box together with 33  additional performances. The stories, photos, discography, and sound have all been substantially upgraded.
 
 

CD 1 Contains
That's All Right (Elvis Presley)
Good Rockin' Tonight (Elvis Presley)
Baby Let's Play House (Elvis Presley)
Mystery Train (Elvis Presley)
Carl Perkins In Memphis (Advertising Spot) (Carl Perkins)
Blue Suede Shoes (Test Acetate) (Carl Perkins)
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)
Only You (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 (Glenn Honeycutt)
Be Wise, Don't Cry (Glenn Honeycutt)
Come On Little Mama - 1 (Ray Harris)
Where'd You Stay Last Night (Ray Harris)
Come On Little Mama - 2 Harris, Ray
Love Dumb Baby (Ray Harris)
Green Back Dollar, Watch And Chain - 1 (Ray Harris)
Foolish Heart (Ray Harris)
Lonely Wolf (Ray Harris)
Green Back Dollar, Watch And Chain - 2 (Ray Harris)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 2 Contains
Cotton Pickin' Boogie (Johnny Bernero Band)
Rockin' At The Woodchopper's 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)
The Blond In Red Velvet (Kirby Sisters)
You'll Always Belong To Me (Kirby Sisters)
So Tired (Kirby Sisters)
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)
Everlasting Love (Barbara Pittman)
Bop Bop Baby (The College Kids)
Don't Need Your Lovin' - 1 (The College Kids)
Don't Need Your Lovin' - 2 (The College Kids)
Wild Woman (The College Kids)
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 Scapin' (Dean Beard)
Long Time Gone (Dean Beard)
That's The Way I Love (Johnny Carroll)
Rock Baby, Rock It (Johnny Carroll)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 3 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 (Kenny Parchman)
What's The Reason (Kenny Parchman)
You Call Everybody Darlin' (Kenny Parchman)
Two Timin' Baby (Bill Bowen)
Go Ahead Baby (Luke McDaniel)
Huh Babe (Luke McDaniel)
High High High (Luke McDaniel)
My Baby Don't Rock (Luke McDaniel)
That's What I Tell My Heart (Luke McDaniel)
Rockhouse (Harold Jenkins)
Crazy Dreams (Harold Jenkins)
Give Me Some Love (Harold Jenkins)
I Need Your Lovin' Kiss (Harold Jenkins)
Born To Sing The Blues (Harold Jenkins)
Goin' Crazy (Mack Self)
Mad At You (Mack Self)
Good Lookin' Woman (Jimmy Williams)
Rock-A-Bye Baby (Jimmy Williams)
Sweet Rocking Mama (Jimmy Williams)
Sonny Boy (Jimmy Williams)
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 (Jimmy Williams)
My One Desire (Jimmy Williams)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 4 Contains
Down On The Border (Gene Simmons)
Don't Let Me Down (The Miller Trio)
Shake Rattle And Roll (Gene Simmons)
It's Me Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Rockin' With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
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)
We Wanna Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
Red Headed Woman (Sonny Burgess)
Life's Too Short To Live (Joe Lewis)
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)
Thunderbird (Sonny Burgess)
Rock 'N' Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
Stop The World (Warren Smith)
Uranium Rock (Warren Smith)
Dear John (Warren Smith)
Trouble Bound (Billy Riley)
Rock With Me Baby (Billy Riley)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Billy Riley)
I Want You Baby (Billy Riley)
Red Hot (Billy Riley)
No Name Girl(Billy Riley)
One More Time (Billy Riley)
Got Your Water Boiling (Billy Riley)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 5 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 - 1 (Hayden Thompson)
One Broken Heart (Hayden Thompson)
Fairlane Rock (Hayden Thompson)
Blues Blues Blues (Hayden Thompson)
Love My Baby - 2 (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)
Miracle Of You (Hannah Fay)
It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) (Hannah Fay)
Whole Lot Of 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)
Put Me Down (Jesse Lee Turner)
Whirlwind (Charlie Rich)
Charlie's Boogie (Charlie Rich)
Blue Suede Shoes (Charlie Rich)
My Baby Done Left Me (Charlie Rich)
Rebound (Charlie Rich)
Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 6 Contains
Stairway To Nowhere (Ernie Barton)
She's Gone Away (Ernie Barton)
(Did You Tell Me) You Don't Care (Narvel Felts)
Cry Baby Cry (Narvel Felts)
I Wanta Rock (Patsy Holcomb)
Ooh That's Good (Patsy Holcomb)
Someone To Love (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)
Tough Tough Tough (Andy Anderson)
Sorry I Lied (Cliff Thomas)
To Tell The Truth (Bobbie & The Boys)
Flat Foot Sam (Tommy Blake)
Lordy Hoody (Tommy Blake)
I Dig You Baby - 1 (Tommy Blake)
You Better 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)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 7 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)
Breakup (Ray Smith)
Sandy Lee (Mack Allen Smith)
Mean Woman Blues (Mack Allen Smith)
Kansas City (Mack Allen Smith)
Young Dreams (Mack Allen Smith)
Mona Lisa (Carl Mann)
Rockin' Love (Carl Mann)
Pretend (Carl Mann)
Too Young (Carl Mann)
A Thousand Guitars (Tracy Pendarvis)
Is It Too Late (Tracy Pendarvis)
Is It Me (Tracy Pendarvis)
Southbound Line (Tracy Pendarvis)
Beat It (Tracy Pendarvis)
Your Lovin' Man (Vernon Taylor)
Today Is Blue Day (Vernon Taylor)
Breeze (Vernon Taylor)
Hey Little Girl (Vernon Taylor)
Mystery Train - 1 (Vernon Taylor)
This Kinda Love (Vernon Taylor)
Sweet And Easy To Love (Vernon Taylor)
Mystery Train - 2 (Vernon Taylor)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 8 Contains
Thinkin' Of Me (Mickey Gilley)
Have A Little Party (C'mon Baby) (Mickey Gilley)
Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (Mickey Gilley)
I'll Change My Ways (Danny Stewart)
This Old Heart Of Mine (Eddie Bond)
Love Is My Business (Cliff Gleaves)
What Are You Gonna Do Now (Charlotte Smith)
I Lost My Baby (Roy Hall)
Christene (Roy Hall)
Apron Strings (Curtis Hobock)
(There's My Baby) Walkin' (The Stroll) (Charlie Pride)
With Your Love, With Your Kiss (Johnny Powers)
No More Crying The Blues (Alton & Jimmy)
Raunchy (Bill Justis Orchestra)
The Midnight Man (Vocal by Roger Fakes & The Bill Justis Orchestra)
Somehow We'll Find A Way (Vocal by Roger Fake Bill Justis Orchestra)
Wild Rice (Bill Justis Orchestra)
College Man (Vocal by Billy Riley) (Bill Justis Orchestra)
Scroungie (Bill Justis Orchestra)
After The Hop (Vocal by Bill Pinky & The Turk Bill Justis Orchestra)
Sally's Got A Sister (vocal by Bill Pinky & T Bill Justis Orchestra
Bop Train (Bill Justis Orchestra)
Flip Flop And Bop (Bill Justis Orchestra)
Rolando (Roland Janes Band)
Little Bitty Pretty Girl (Vocal by Eddie Cash Roland Janes Band)
Hey Good Lookin' (Vocal by Eddie Cash) Roland Janes Band)
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 (Brad Suggs)
Original Sun Recordings

 


 

 

 

Doctor Ross - Juke Box Boogie - The Sun Years Plus


June 14, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rom BCD 16939 mono digital
DOCTOR ROSS – JUKE BOX BOOGIE - THE SUN YEARS PLUS

1 CD digipak, with 44-page booklet, 32 tracks. Playing time approx. 88 minutes. High quality sides  by one of the iconic singers and musicians of Memphis blues and boogie, recorded when he was part of the  small group scene, renowned for his prowess as a harmonica player and vocalist! Contains all the Chess and  Sun singles and the unissued songs recorded by Sam Phillips in the early 1950s, including the famed  ''Chicago Breakdown''! Also contains all the DIR, Fortune and Hi-Q singles made in Michigan, including the  equally renowned ''Cat Squirrel''! The booklet contains rare photographs, and liner notes by Martin Hawkins!

Isaiah Ross was born in Mississippi, made his reputation as a bluesman in Memphis, then moved to  Michigan emerging occasionally to perform as a one-man band. Ross was not the first to use the theme of the  musical medic come to help you feel better, but Ross was one of the very best at creating highly rhythmic  back country dance music and at recycling folk blues couplets mainly drawn from the recordings of Sonny  Boy Williamson to which he added some of his own wry humour and wit. From the beginning with Sam  Phillips in Memphis, his style on Chess and Sun had a freshness that sounded current and he made a  surprisingly wide range of blues recordings on the Detroit labels DIR, Fortune, and Hi-Q. Sam Phillips once  said: ''Doctor Ross had a very special sound. He had a great command of his music and a real instinct for  what was going on around him. 'Chicago Breakdown' is one of the better records I think I ever heard in my  life''.

Contains
Doctor Ross Boogie
Country Clown
Come Back Baby
Chicago Breakdown
The Boogie Disease
Jukebox Boogie
Cat Squirrel (Mississippi Blues)
Shake A My Hand
Little Soldier Boy
Shake Em On Down
Polly Put The Kettle On
Down South Blues
My Be Bop Gal
Texas Hop
Deep Down In The Ground
Turkey Leg Woman
1953 Jump
Doctor Ross Boogie
Downtown Boogie
Feel So Sad
Going To The River
Good Thing Blues
Industrial Boogie
Thirty-Two Twenty
Cat Squirrel
The Sunnyland
Cannonball
Numbers Blues
Call The Doctor
New York Breakdown
I'd Rather Be A Young Woman's Baby
Sugar Mama
Original Sun, Chess and Michigan Recordings
 

Bill Yates - Blues Like Midnight - The Sun Years Plus


June 14, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17277 mono digital
BILL YATES - BLUES LIKE MIDNIGHT – THE SUN YEARS PLUS

1 CD digipak, with 48-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time approx. 87:27 minutes. High quality sides all  the singles made by Bill Yates in Memphis at the turn of the 1960's and an astonishing collection of unknown  and unissued sides! Includes the three renowned Sun singles by one of the very best, bluesy and soulful,  white vocalists ever to appear on that label together with 12 unissued tracks! Plus the three very rare singles  on IST and Pixie Records! In addition, there are seven unissued sides made for the Home Of The Blues  label! In a 48- page booklet, Martin Hawkins brings together the untold story of Bill Yates and his music  with rare photographs!

Bill Yates had a background in gospel music and was an exceptional vocalist and a good pianist. During his  time in Memphis, he worked on the edge between the emerging rhythm and blues/soul sound of the city and  the late night blues and ballads of the day. His story is told here for the first time. Apart from his three  renowned Sun singles, this music is incredibly rare and a welcome addition to the picture of Memphis music  at the turn of the 1960s.

Bill Yates worked a lot with the Billy Adams band, and there is a companion CD (BCD 17116) containing  Billy Adams' part in the story. Note: There are other artists named Bill Yates in the rock & roll history books,  principally a bluegrass player, but in Memphis music there was only one Bill Yates.

Contains
Mojo
All I Need Is You
Blues Like Midnight (1)
Fool Around With Love (1)
Don't Step On My Dog
Stop, Wait And Listen
Carleen (1)
Too Late To Right My Wrong
Big Big World (1)
I Dropped My M&MS (1)
Signs In The Sand
Albuquerque
Blues Like Midnight (2)
Fool Around With Love (2)
I'm So Lonely Without You
I Believe To My Soul
World Of Make Believe
Before I Lose My Mind
Boom Boom
Every Night About This Time
Before I Lose My Mind (2)
High On The Hill (Instrumental)
Recipe For Love
Tiny Tears
Share Your Love  With Me
Carleen (2)
You Seem Like A Stranger To Me
Two Can Play The Game
I Dropped My M&MS ( 2)
Big Big World (2)
Popcorn Polly
She's Still Got A Hold On Me (2)
Bill's Jazz (Instrumental)
Original Sun, Home Of The Blues, IST and Pixie Recordings
 

Billy Adams - Rock Me Baby - The Sun Years Plus


June 14, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17116 mono digital
BILLY ADAMS - ROCK ME BABY – THE SUN YEARS PLUS

1-CD digipak, with 48-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx. 80 minutes. containing all the fabulous  rocking rhythm and blues music Billy Adams made for Sun Records, and all the little-known sides he made  for Home Of The Blues and Pixie Records. Adams led one of Memphis' best working bands from the turn of  the 1960s, captured here in its heyday by a number of local record labels! His band features prominent  Memphis session players including Lee Adkins, Jesse Carter, and Russ Carlton. Here are all four of his Sun  singles, three unissued alternative takes, and an astonishing 14 unissued songs recorded by Sam Phillips in  the early 1960s, including the renowned versions of ''Betty And Dupree'' and ''Rock Me Baby''. Plus: three  very rare singles on the Home Of The Blues and Pixie labels and two previously unissued songs. The booklet  by Martin Hawkins brings together all that is known about Adams and his music from a myriad of sources,  new and old. The booklet also contains rare photographs !

Billy Adams and his recording partner Bill Yates had as many or more singles issued on Sun Records as most  of the major names associated with the label. The fact that they recorded in the early 1960s rather than the  rockabilly 1950s has tended to overshadow the music they made. That, and the fact that they were white  musicians spearheading Sun's sporadic attempts to capture the soulful developments in black music and the  blues tradition that were coming out of Hi, Stax, and other labels in Memphis and beyond.

Billy Adams was a bandleader and organiser, a drummer of some note, and a very decent singer. Apart from  his four Sun singles, this music is incredibly rare and a welcome addition to the picture of Memphis music at  the turn of the 1960s. There is a companion CD (BCD 17277) containing Bill Yates' part in the story.

Note: There are other artists named Billy Adams in the rock and roll history books, principally the guitarist  from Kentucky who recorded for Quincy and Nau-Voo, but in Memphis, there was only one real Billy  Adams.

Contains
Had The Blues (Twist)
Looking For My Baby (Mary Ann)
Big M (Instrumental)
My Happiness (Instrumental)
Betty And Dupree
Got My Mojo Working
Trouble In Mind
Looking For Mary Ann
Reconsider Baby
Ruby Jane
Open The Door Richard
Rock Me Baby
Adam And Eve (In The Garden)
Dudley (The Do Right King)
Fee Bee (Instrumental)
Memphis Twist
Send Me Some Lovin' (Instrumental)
I'm Like Poison Ivy
Raining In My Heart
Love Me, Love Me, Cherry
Just Look Over Your Shoulder
Same Thing
Just Plain Hurt
'Til Your Memory Goes Away
Ruby Jane (2)
Trouble In Mind (2)
Reconsider Baby (2)
Love Me, Love Me, Cherry (2)
Big M (2) (Instrumental)
Memphis Twist (2)
Billy's Jazz (Instrumental)
Original Sun, Home Of The Blues, and Pixie Recordings
 

Jerry Lee Lewis At Sun Records The Collected Works


October 30, 2015 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17254 mono digital
JERRY LEE LEWIS AT SUN RECORDS THE COLLECTED WORKS

A Bear Family Records Product. 18-CD boxset with 2 hardcover clothbound books, 300 pages, in a  clothbound slipcase. The story began at Sun Records almost 60 years ago. Now every surviving song and  every surviving take that Jerry Lee Lewis recorded for Sun is here. All other sets are obsolete! Years of  painstaking comparisons and tape vault research! 18 generously full CDs, 623 tracks, more than 100  previously unheard versions! All mono versions! All stereo versions! All original Sun era overdubs! Two  comprehensive hardbound books: one with the discography and commentary, and another of photos, many of  them previously unpublished!

These 18 CDs place you in the studio as Jerry Lee Lewis records one epochal session after another for Sun  Records between 1956 and 1963. In the history of recorded music, no one created such an incredible and  indelible body of work in such a short time. Jerry Lee spanned the breadth of American music: gospel,  rhythm and blues, blues, country, pop, and of course rock 'n' roll. Incredibly, he only recorded one LP during  the course of his career at Sun. Another LP mixed some older and some newer recordings, and that was it  before Sun was sold. The floodgates opened after the sale in 1969. There have been countless Jerry Lee  Lewis anthologies since then, more than anyone could possibly tabulate, many of them drawing on the  incredible wealth of unissued songs. But now you can get rid of them all. This is the guaranteed ultimate  Jerry Lee Lewis on Sun listening experience. You can hear recordings created in the studio. Some were done  in one take. If that's all it needed, that's all it took. Some were painstakingly recorded and re-recorded  through days and sometimes weeks. It's all here. Every complete take, every incomplete take, every piece of  chatter. It took two years of analysis to compare all the sources, but now it's done. And it took years of  research to find rare and published photos, and date them properly.

Producers
Andrew McRae, Pierre Pennone, Valeriy 'Valerik' Orlov & Willem Moerdijk
Mastering
Christian Zwarg
Cover Illustration
Reinhard Kleist
Layout
Mychael Gerstenberger

CD 1 Contains 1956-1957
1 Crazy Arms (1) Master)
2 End Of The Road (Master)
3 Born To Lose
4 You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (1.1)
5 You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (1.2)
6 Deep Elem Blues (1)
7 Deep Elem Blues (2)
8 Silver Threads Among The Gold
9 Crawdad Song
10 Singing The Blues
11 Honey Hush
12 Goodnight Irene (1)
13 Goodnight Irene (2)
14 Goodnight Irene (3) (Undubbed Master)
15 Goodnight Irene (4)
16 The Marines' Hymn
17 Dixie
18 It'll Be Me (1.1) (Chatter & Take)
19 It'll Be Me (1.2) (4 False Starts)
20 It'll Be Me (1.3)
21 It'll Be Me (1.4) Chat, Take, Chat)
22 It'll Be Me (1.5)
23 It'll Be Me (1.6) (Single Master)
24 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (1.1) (Fragment)
25 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (1.2)
26 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (1.3)
27 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (1.4)
28 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (1.5)
29 Ole Pal Of Yesterday (1)
30 Ole Pal Of Yesterday (2)
31 Ole Pal Of Yesterday (3)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 2 Contains 1957
1 It'll Be Me (2.1)
2 It'll Be Me (2.2) (3 False Starts)
3 It'll Be Me (2.3)
4 It'll Be Me (2.4)
5 It'll Be Me (2.5) (4 False Starts)
6 It'll Be Me (2.6)
7 It'll Be Me (2.7)
8 It'll Be Me (2.8) LP Master)
9 It'll Be Me (2.9)
10 All Night Long (1) (Chatter & Take)
11 All Night Long (2)
12 Old Time Religion (1)
13 Old Time Religion (2)
14 When The Saints Go Marching In (Undubbed master)
15 It All Depends (1) (Undubbed Master)
16 You Are My Sunshine (1) (2 False Starts)
17 You Are My Sunshine (2)
18 You Are My Sunshine (3)
19 I Don't Love Nobody (1)
20 I Don't Love Nobody (2)
21 Long Gone Lonesome Blues
22 It'll Be Me (3)
23 Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On (2) (Master)
24 My Carolina Sunshine Girl
25 Shame On You
26 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1)
27 Pumping Piano Rock
28 Little Green Valley (1)
29 Little Green Valley (2)
30 Little Green Valley (3)
31 Little Green Valley (4)
32 Little Green Valley (5)
33 Little Green Valley (6)
34 Little Green Valley (7)
35 Little Green Valley (8)
36 Little Green Valley (9)
37 Tomorrow Night
38 Love Letters In The Sand
Original Sun Recordings

CD 3 Contains 1957
1 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
2 You Win Again (1.1)
3 You Win Again (1.2)
4 You Win Again (1.3) (False Start & Take)
5 You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (2.1) (Chord & Take)
6 You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (2.2)
7 You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (2.3)
8 Sixty Minute Man (1)
9 Sixty Minute Man (2)
10 Sixty Minute Man (3)
11 I'll Keep On Loving You
12 Lewis Boogie (1)
13 Lewis Boogie (2) (Master)
14 I'm Feelin' Sorry (1.1)
15 I'm Feelin' Sorry (1.2)
16 I'm Feelin' Sorry (1.3) (Fragment)
17 I'm Feelin' Sorry (1.4) (Master)
18 Turn Around (Master)
19 Great Balls Of Fire (1.1)
20 Great Balls Of Fire (1.2)
21 Great Balls Of Fire (1.3)
22 Great Balls Of Fire (1.4)
23 Great Balls Of Fire (1.5)
24 Great Balls Of Fire (1.6)
25 Great Balls Of Fire (1.7) (3 False Starts)
26 Great Balls Of Fire (1.8)
27 Religious Discussion
28 Great Balls Of Fire (1.9) )Movie Version)
29 You Win Again (2) (Chatter & Undubbed Master)
30 It All Depends (2)
31 I Forgot To Remember To Forget (1.1) (4 False Starts)
32 I Forgot To Remember To Forget (1.2) (Chatter & Take)
33 I Forgot To Remember To Forget (1.3) (False Start & Take)
34 I Forgot To Remember To Forget (1.4)
35 I Forgot To Remember To Forget (1.5) (False Start)
36 I Forgot To Remember To Forget (1.6)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 4 Contains 1957-1958
1 Ooby Dooby (1)
2 Ooby Dooby (2)
3 Why Should I Cry Over You
4 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.1)
5 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.2) (Chatter & Take)
6 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.3)
7 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.4) (Chatter & Take)
8 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.5)
9 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.6) (Distorted)
10 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.7) (Distorted)
11 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.8)
12 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.9)
13 I'm Feelin' Sorry (2.10)
14 Mean Woman Blues (Master)
15 Great Balls Of Fire (2.1) (2 False Starts & Take)
16 Great Balls Of Fire (2.2)
17 Great Balls Of Fire (2.3) (False Start & take)
18 Studio Chatter
19 Great Balls Of Fire (2.4)
20 Great Balls Of Fire (2.5) (Chatter & Take)
21 Great Balls Of Fire (2.6) (Master)
22 I Love You Because (1)
23 I Love You So Much It Hurts
24 I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
25 Sexy Ways (1.1) (False Start)
26 Sexy Ways (Cool Cool Ways) (1.2)
27 Down The Line (1)
28 Down The Line (2) (2 False Starts)
29 Down The Line (3) (Chatter, Take, Chatter)
30 Down The Line (4)
31 Down The Line (5)
32 Down The Line (6)
33 Down The Line (7)
34 Down The Line (8)
35 Down The Line (9) (Master)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 5 Contains 1958
1 Jambalaya (Master)
2 Milkshake Mademoiselle (1)
3 Milkshake Mademoiselle (2) (2 False Starts)
4 Milkshake Mademoiselle (3)
5 Milkshake Mademoiselle (4) (Chatter & Take)
6 Milkshake Mademoiselle [5) (4 False Starts)
7 Milkshake Mademoiselle (6) (Fragment)
8 Milkshake Mademoiselle (7)
9 Milkshake Mademoiselle (8)
10 Breathless (1)
11 Breathless (2)
12 Breathless (3)
13 Breathless (4)
14 Breathless (5)
15 Breathless (6)
16 Breathless (7)
17 Breathless (8)
18 Breathless (9) (Master)
19 Cold Cold Heart (1)
20 Someday
21 Don't Be Cruel (Master)
22 Pink Pedal Pushers
23 Good Rockin' Tonight (1)
24 Hound Dog (1)
25 Jailhouse Rock
26 High School Confidential (1.1)
27 High School Confidential (1.2)
28 High School Confidential (1.3)
29 High School Confidential (1.4) (False Start & Take)
30 High School Confidential (1.5)
31 High School Confidential (1.6)
32 High School Confidential (1.7)
33 High School Confidential (1.8) (False Start & Take)
34 High School Confidential (1.9)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 6 Contains 1958
1 High School Confidential (1.10) (False Start & Take)
2 High School Confidential (1.11)
3 High School Confidential (1.12)
4 High School Confidential (1.13)
5 High School Confidential (1.14) (2 False Starts)
6 High School Confidential (1.15)
7 High School Confidential (2.1)
8 Keep Your Hands Off Of It (1) (False Start)
9 Rockin' With Red
10 Matchbox (1) (Chatter & Undubbed Master)
11 Matchbox (2)
12 Ubangi Stomp (Master)
13 Rock And Roll Ruby
14 So Long I'm Gone (Fragment & Take)
15 Sexy Ways (Carryin' On) (2.1)
16 Sexy Ways (Carryin' On) (2.2)
17 Fools Like Me (1) (Fragment & 4 False Starts)
18 Fools Like Me (2)
19 Fools Like Me (3) (Undubbed Master)
20 Put Me Down (1)
21 Put Me Down (2)
22 Put Me Down (3)
23 Put Me Down (4)
24 Put Me Down (5) (Chatter & Take)
25 Put Me Down (6)
26 Put Me Down (7) (Master)
27 I'm Throwing Rice
28 Your Cheatin' Heart (1)
29 Crazy Heart (1.1) (False Start & Take)
30 Crazy Heart (1.2)
31 Crazy Heart (1.3)
32 Crazy Heart (1.4)
33 Crazy Heart (1.5)
34 Hello Hello Baby (Master)
35 Slippin' Around (1) (False Start)
36 Slippin' Around (2) (Chatter & Take)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 7 Contains 1958
1 Wild One (1)
2 Wild One (2)
3 Let the Good Times Roll
4 Sexy Ways (Carryin' On) (3)
5 High School Confidential (3.1) [(False Start)
6 High School Confidential (3.2)
7 High School Confidential (3.3) (2 False Starts)
8 High School Confidential (3.4) (Chatter & Take)
9 High School Confidential (3.5)
10 High School Confidential (3.6)
11 High School Confidential (3.7)
12 I'll See You In My Dreams (False Start & Take)
13 Break Up (1.1)
14 Break Up (1.2) (Fragment)
15 Break Up (1.3) (Chatter & Take)
16 Break Up (1.4)
17 Break Up (1.5) (Chatter & Take)
18 Break Up (1.6) (False Start)
19 Break Up (1.7)
20 Break Up (1.8)
21 Break Up (1.9) (Fragment)
22 Break Up (1.10) (Fragment)
23 Break Up (1.11)
24 Break Up (1.12)
25 Memory Of You
26 Come What May
27 Johnny B Good (1)
28 That Lucky Old Sun
29 Crazy Arms (2) (Chatter & Take)
30 Live And Let Live (Chatter & Take)
31 Crazy Heart (2) (Chatter & Take)
32 Settin' The Woods On Fire
33 Break Up (2.1) (False Start to ''Settin' The Woods On Fire'' & Take)
34 Break Up (2.2)
35 Break Up (2.3) (Chatter & Take)
36 Break Up (2.4) (Fragment)
37 Break Up (2.5)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 8 Contains 1958
1 I'll Make It All Up to You (1.1) (Fragment)
2 I'll Make It All Up to You (1.2) (False Start & Take)
3 I'll Make It All Up to You (1.3) (Chatter & Take)
4 I'll Make It All Up to You (1.4) (Fragment of False Start)
5 I'll Make It All Up to You (1.5)
6 I'll Make It All Up to You (2.1)
7 I'll Make It All Up to You (2.2)
8 I'll Make It All Up to You (2.3) (False Start, Fragment & Take)
9 I'll Make It All Up to You (2.4) (Fragment)
10 I'll Make It All Up to You (2.5)
11 I'll Make It All Up to You (2.6) (Undubbed Master)
12 Break Up (3.1) (Chatter & Take)
13 Break Up (3.2) (Chatter & Take)
14 Break Up (3.3) (Fragment)
15 Break Up (3.4) (Fragment)
16 Break Up (3.5)
17 Break Up (3.6) (Fragment)
18 Break Up (3.7)
19 Break Up (4) (Master)
20 Big Legged Woman
21 Johnny B Good (2)
22 I Can't Help It (1)
23 Lovesick Blues
24 Studio Chatter
25 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (2.1)
26 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O+Dee (2.2)
27 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (1)
28 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (2) (False Start & Take)
29 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (3)
30 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (4) (Chatter & Take)
31 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (5) (Chatter & Take)
32 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (6) (Master)
33 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (7)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 9 Contains 1958-1959
1 You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (3.1) (3 False Starts)
2 You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (3.2) (Chatter & Take)
3 You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (3.3) (Chatter & Take)
4 Studio Chatter (1)
5 It Hurt Me So (1)
6 Studio Chatter (2)
7 It Hurt Me So (2)
8 It Hurt Me So (3)
9 It Hurt Me So (4)
10 It Hurt Me So (5)
11 It Hurt Me So (6) (Undubbed Master)
12 Lovin' Up A Storm (1) (Chatter & Take)
13 Lovin' Up A Storm (2) (False Start & Take)
14 Lovin' Up A Storm (3) (4 False Starts)
15 Lovin' Up A Storm (4) (Fragment)
16 Lovin' Up A Storm (5) (False Start & Take)
17 Lovin' Up A Storm (6) (False Start & Take)
18 Lovin' Up A Storm (7) (Master)
19 Frankie and Johnny (Master)
20 Big Blon' Baby (1) (Master)
21 Big Blon' Baby (2) (Fragment)
22 Studio Chatter
23 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (1.1)
24 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (1.2)
25 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (1.3) (Master
26 Shanty Town (Unfinished)
27 Release Me
28 Sick And Tired
29 Hillbilly Music (Master)
30 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (2.1)
31 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (2.2) (2 False Starts)
32 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (2.3) (2 False Starts & Take)
33 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (2.4) (False Start & Take)
34 Near You (1) (Chatter & False Start)
35 Near You (2) (Chatter & Take)
36 Near You (3)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 10 Contains 1959-1960
1 My Blue Heaven (1.1)
2 My Blue Heaven (1.2)
3 My Blue Heaven (1.3) (Chatter & Take)
4 My Blue Heaven (1.4)
5 Let's Talk About Us (1.1) (Chatter & Take)
6 Let's Talk About Us (1.2) (Chatter & Take)
7 Let's Talk About Us (1.3) (3 False Starts)
8 Let's Talk About Us (1.4)
9 Let's Talk About Us (1.5) (False Start & Take)
10 Let's Talk About Us (1.6)
11 Let's Talk About Us (1.7)
12 Let's Talk About Us (1.8)
13 Let's Talk About Us (1.9)
14 Let's Talk About Us (1.10)
15 Let's Talk About Us (1.11) (Chatter & Take)
16 Let's Talk About Us (1.12)
17 Let's Talk About Us (1.13) (Chatter & Take)
18 Let's Talk About Us (1.14)
19 Little Queenie (Master)
20 Home (Master)
21 Friday Night
22 I'm The Guilty One (Chatter & Take)
23 Let's Talk About Us (2.1) (Undubbed Master)
24 Let's Talk About Us (2.2)
25 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
26 Night Train To Memphis
27 The Ballad Of Billy Joe (Master)
28 Sail Away (1)
29 Sail Away (2)
30 Am I To Be The One (1)
31 Am I To Be The One (2) (False Start & Take)
32 Am I To Be The One (3) (3 False Starts)
33 Am I To Be The One (4)
34 Am I To Be The One (5)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 11 Contains 1960
1 Mexicali Rose (1) (Chatter, Slate #1, False Start)
2 Mexicali Rose (2) (Part 1)
3 Mexicali Rose (3) (Chatter, Slate #2, Part 2)
4 In The Mood (1) (Chatter & Take)
5 Studio Chatter
6 In The Mood (2) (Master)
7 I Get The Blues When It Rains (1) (Chatter & Take)
8 I Get The Blues When It Rains (2) (False Start & Master)
9 Don't Drop It (1) (Chatter, Slate, Take 1)
10 Don't Drop It (2) (Chatter & Take)
11 Great Speckled Bird (1) (Slate #1 & 5 False Starts)
12 Great Speckled Bird (2) (Take 1)
13 Great Speckled Bird (3) (Chatter & Take)
14 Bonnie B (1) (Chatter, Slate, Take 1)
15 Studio Chatter #1 & Slate #1-Channel B
16 Bonnie B (2) (Take 1 Channel B)
17 Studio Chatter #2 & Slate #2-Channel B
18 Bonnie B (3) (Take 2 Channel B)
19 Bonnie B (4) (Chatter, Slate, Take 3 Channel B)
20 Studio Chatter #3
21 Bonnie B (5) (Master)
22 Bonnie B (6) (Fragment)
23 Bonnie B (7) (Chatter & Take)
24 As Long As I Live (1) (Slate & Take 1)
25 As Long As I Live (2) (Slate & Take 2)
26 As Long As I Live (3) (Slate, False Start, Take 3)
27 As Long As I Live (4) (Chatter, Slate, Take 4)
28 As Long As I Live (5) (Slate #5 & False Start)
29 As Long As I Live (6) (Slate & Take 5)
30 As Long As I Live (7) (Chatter, Slate, Take 6)
31 As Long As I Live (8) (Chatter, Slate (Wrongly 6), Take 7)
32 As Long As I Live (9) (Slate #1-track B & 3 False Starts)
33 As Long As I Live (1.0) (Take 1 Track B)
34 As Long As I Live (1.1) (Slate, False Start, Master Take 3 Track B)
35 I Can't Help It (You Can't Help It) (2.1) (Slate & Take 1 Channel B)
36 I Can't Help It (You Can't Help It) (2.2) (Slate & Take 2)
37 I Can't Help It (You Can't Help It) (2.3) (Slate #3 & 3 False Starts)
38 (Hank Williams) I Can't Help It (You Can't Help It) (2.4) (Take 3)
39 Studio Chatter & Slate #4
40 I Can't Help It (You Can't Help It) (2.5) (Take 4)
41 Your Cheatin' Heart (2)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 12 Contains 1960
1 Baby Baby Bye Bye (1) (Slate & take 1)
2 Baby Baby Bye Bye (2) (Slate & Take 2)
3 Baby Baby Bye Bye (3) (Chatter, Slate, Take 3)
4 Baby Baby Bye Bye (4) (Chatter, Slate, Take 4 Channel B)
5 Baby Baby Bye Bye (5) (Unfinished)
6 Baby Baby Bye Bye (6) (Chatter, Slate, Take 6)
7 Baby Baby Bye Bye (7) (Chatter & Take)
8 Studio Chatter #1 & Slate #8Ttrack B
9 Baby Baby Bye Bye (8) (Take 8 Track B)
10 Studio Chatter #2 & Slate #9-Track B-Take 2)
11 Baby Baby Bye Bye (9) (Take 9-Track B-Take 2)
12 Studio Chatter #3 & Slate #10
13 Baby Baby Bye Bye (10) (Take 10 Unfinished)
14 Studio Chatter #4 & Slate #11
15 Baby Baby Bye Bye (1.1) (Undubbed Master Take 11)
16 Old Black Joe (1) (Slate, Take 1, Chatter)
17 Old Black Joe (2) (Slate #2 & False Start)
18 Old Black Joe (3) (Take 2)
19 Old Black Joe (4) (Slate & Undubbed Master Take 3)
20 Old Black Joe (5) (Slate & Take 1 Track B)
21 Hound Dog (2) (Slate & Take 8)
22 What'd I Say (1.1) (Slate & Take 1)
23 What'd I Say (1.2) (Slate & Take 2)
24 Keep Your Hands Off Of It (2) (Chatter, Slate, Take 1)
25 The Wild Side Of Life
26 Billy Boy (Slate & Take 7)
27 My Bonnie (Slate & Take 4)
28 Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (False Start, Slate, Master Take 1)
29 John Henry (Extended Master)
30 What'd I Say (2)
31 C C Rider (1)
32 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (1)
33 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2) (Slate & 2nd Series Take 1)
34 No More Than I Get
35 When I Get Paid (Extended Master)
36 Love Made A Fool Of Me (Extended Master)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 13 Contains 1961-1962
1 I Forgot To Remember To Forget (2)
2 Cold Cold Heart (2) (Slate & Master Take 5)
3 Livin' Lovin' Wreck (Master)
4 What'd I Say (3) (Master)
5 It Won't Happen With Me (1)
6 It Won't Happen With Me (2) (Master)
7 C C Rider (2)
8 I Love You Because (2)
9 Save The Last Dance For Me (Master)
10 Lewis Workout
11 Hello Josephine (1) (Slate & Master Take 10)
12 High Powered Woman (1) (Slate & Take 5)
13 My Blue Heaven (2.1)
14 My Blue Heaven (2.2) (Slate & Take 4)
15 Sweet Little Sixteen (1) (Slate & Take 2)
16 Ramblin' Rose (1) (Extended Master)
17 Ramblin' Rose (2)
18 Money (Extended Master)
19 Rockin' The Boat Of Love
20 I've Been Twistin' (1)
21 I've Been Twistin' (2) (Slate & Take 4)
22 Whole Lotta Twistin' Going On (3)
23 I Know What It Means (1) (Master)
24 I Know What It Means (2)
25 High Powered Woman (2)
26 Sweet Little Sixteen (2.1) (Slate & Take 1)
27 Sweet Little Sixteen (2.2)
28 Sweet Little Sixteen (2.3)
29 Sweet Little Sixteen (2.4) (Slate & Master Take 4)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 14 Contains 1962-1963
1 Hello Josephine (2)
2 Set My Mind At Ease (1)
3 Set My Mind At Ease (2)
4 Set My Mind At Ease (3)
5 Waiting For A Train (1.1)
6 Waiting For A Train (1.2)
7 How's My Ex Treating You (1) (Master)
8 How's My Ex Treating You (2)
9 How's My Ex Treating You (3)
10 Good Rockin' Tonight (2) (Slate, Take 2, Chatter)
11 Be-Bop-a-Lula
12 Hello Josephine (3) (Slate, Chatter, Take)
13 Good Golly Miss Molly (1) (Chatter & Take)
14 Good Golly Miss Molly (2) (False Start & Rehearsal)
15 Good Golly Miss Molly (3) (Chatter, Take, Chatter)
16 Good Golly Miss Molly (4) (Chatter, False Start, Chatter)
17 Good Golly Miss Molly (5) (Slate, Chatter, Take 4)
18 Studio Chatter (snippet of 'Good Golly Miss Molly'')
19 Good Golly Miss Molly (6) (Master)
20 I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore) (1) (Slate & Take 1)
21 I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore) (2) (Slate & Take 2)
22 I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore) (3) (Master)
23 My Pretty Squadron
24 Waiting For A Train (2.1) (Take 1 & Chatter)
25 Waiting For A Train (2.2) (Slate, Take 2, Chatter)
26 Waiting For A Train (2.3) (Slate, False Start, Take 4)
27 Waiting For A Train (2.4) (Back Vocal Tune, Slate, Take 5)
28 Waiting For A Train (2.5) (Slate #6 & False Start)
29 Waiting For A Train (2.6) (Chatter & Take 6)
30 Waiting For A Train (2.7) (Chatter, False Start, Slate #9)
31 Waiting For A Train (2.8)
32 Seasons Of My Heart (Slate & Master Take 1)
33 Teenage Letter (Slate, False Start, Master Take 2)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 15 Contains 1963
1 Your Lovin' Ways (Slate & Take 8)
2 Just Who Is To Blame (1) (False Start & Take)
3 Just Who Is To Blame (2) (Slate & Take 12)
4 Just Who Is To Blame (3)
5 Hong Kong Blues (1) (Slate & Take 2)
6 Hong Kong Blues (2) (Slate #4 & False Start)
7 Hong Kong Blues (3) (Take 4)
8 Love On Broadway (Chatter & Take)
9 One Minute Past Eternity (1) (Slate & Take 12)
10 One Minute Past Eternity (2)
11 One Minute Past Eternity (3)
12 Invitation To Your Party (1) (Slate #2 & False Start)
13 Invitation To Your Party (2) (Take 2)
14 Invitation To Your Party (3) (Slate, Chatter & Chords)
15 Invitation To Your Party (4)
16 Invitation To Your Party (5) (Slate #5, 2 False Starts, Slate #6)
17 Invitation To Your Party (6) (Take 6)
18 Invitation To Your Party (7) (Slate & Take 7)
19 Invitation To Your Party (8) (Slate #8, False Start, Chatter)
20 Invitation To Your Party (9)
21 I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye (1) (Slate #1, False Start, Take 1, Chatter)
22 I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye (2)
23 Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (1) (Slate & Take 1)
24 Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (2) (False Start, Slate, Take 2)
25 Studio Chatter (Fragment, Slate #3)
26 Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (3) (Take 3)
27 Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (4) (Chatter, Slate #4, False Start, Chatter)
28 Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (5) (Take 4)
29 Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (6) (Slate #5, Chatter, False Start, Slate #6, False Start, Chatter)
30 Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (7) (Extended Master)
31 The Wild Side Of Life (Stereo)
32 Billy Boy (Stereo)
33 My Bonnie (Stereo) (Slate & Take 4)
34 Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (Stereo) (Master)
35 John Henry (stereo) (Extended Master)
36 What'd I Say (2 Stereo)
37 C C Rider (1 Stereo)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 16 Contains Stereo Tracks 1960-1962
1 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (1 Stereo)
2 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2 Stereo)
3 No More Than I Get (Stereo)
4 When I Get Paid (Stereo) (Master)
5 Love Made A Fool Of Me (Stereo) (Master)
6 I Forgot To Remember To Forget (2 Stereo)
7 Cold Cold Heart (2 Stereo) (Master)
8 Livin' Lovin' Wreck (Stereo) (Master)
9 What'd I Say (3 Stereo) (Master)
10 It Won't Happen With Me (2 Stereo) (Master)
11 C C Rider (2 Stereo)
12 I Love You Because (2 Stereo)
13 Save The Last Dance For Me (Stereo) (Master)
14 Lewis Workout (Stereo)
15 Hello Josephine (1 Stereo) (Slate & Master Take 1)
16 High Powered Woman (1 Stereo)
17 My Blue Heaven (2.1 Stereo)
18 My Blue Heaven (2.2 Stereo)
19 Sweet Little Sixteen (1 Stereo)
20 Ramblin' Rose (1 Stereo) (Extended Master)
21 Ramblin' Rose (2 Stereo)
22 Money (Stereo) (Master)
23 Rockin' The Boat Of Love (Stereo)
24 I've Been Twistin' (2 Stereo) (Slate & Take 4)
25 Whole Lotta Twistin' Going On (3 Stereo)
26 High Powered Woman (2 Stereo)
27 Sweet Little Sixteen (2.1 Stereo) (Slate & Take 1)
28 Sweet Little Sixteen (24 Stereo) (Master)
29 Hello Josephine (2 Stereo)
30 Set My Mind At Ease (1 Stereo)
31 Set My Mind At Ease (2 Stereo)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 17 Contains Stereo Tracks 1960-1962
1 Waiting For A Train (11 Stereo) (Chatter & Take)
2 Waiting For A Train (12 Stereo)
3 How's My Ex Treating You (2 Stereo)
4 Good Rockin' Tonight (2 Stereo)
5 Be-Bop-A-Lula (Stereo)
6 Hello Josephine (3 Stereo)
7 Good Golly Miss Molly (3 Stereo)
8 Good Golly Miss Molly (4 Stereo) (False Start)
9 Good Golly Miss Molly (5 Stereo)
10 Good Golly Miss Molly (6 Stereo) (Master)
11 I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore) (1 Stereo)
12 I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore) (2 Stereo)
13 I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore) (3 Stereo) (Master)
14 My Pretty Squadron (Stereo)
15 Waiting For A Train (2.1 Stereo) (Take 1)
16 Waiting For A Train (2.2 Stereo) (Take 2)
17 Waiting For A Train (2.3 Stereo)
18 Waiting For A Train (2.4 Stereo) (Back Vocal Tune, Slate & Take 5)
19 Waiting For A Train (2.6 Stereo) (Take & False Start)
20 Waiting For A Train (2.8 Stereo)
21 Seasons Of My Heart (Stereo) (Master)
22 Teenage Letter (Stereo) (False Start & Master Take 2)
23 Your Lovin' Ways (Stereo)
24 Just Who Is To Blame (1 Stereo)
25 Just Who Is To Blame (2 Stereo)
26 Just Who Is To Blame (3 Stereo)
27 Hong Kong Blues (1 Stereo)
28 Hong Kong Blues (3 Stereo) (False Start & take 4)
29 Love On Broadway (Stereo)
30 One Minute Past Eternity (1 Stereo)
31 One Minute Past Eternity (2 Stereo)
32 Invitation To Your Party (9 Stereo)
33 I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye (2 Stereo)
34 Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (7 Stereo) (Master)
Original Sun Recordings

CD 18 Contains Re-Engineered Tracks
1 Great Balls Of Fire (2.6) (Master Take with Alternate Drum Overdub)
2 You Win Again (2d) (Master)
3 High School Confidential (3.8) (Master 3.5 & 3.2 Spliced)
4 Fools Like Me (3d) (Master)
5 Goodnight Irene (3d) (Master)
6 When The Saints Go Marching In (d) (Master)
7 It All Depends (1d) (Alternate Overdub)
8 It All Depends (1d) (Master)
9 Matchbox (1d) (Master)
10 I'll Make It All Up To You (2.6d) (Guitar Overdub)
11 I'll Make It All Up To You (2.6d) (Master)
12 It Hurt Me So (6d) (Master)
13 Let's Talk About Us (2.1d) (Chorus Rehearsal & Alternate Chorus Overdub)
14 Let's Talk About Us (2.1d) (Master)
15 Baby Baby Bye Bye (1.1d) (Master)
16 Baby Baby Bye Bye
(Backing Vocals by Gene Lowery Singers) (1.1ds) (Fully Dubbed Master Take 11)
17 Old Black Joe (4d) (Master)
18 Old Black Joe (Backing Vocals by Gene Lowery Singers) (4ds) (Fully Dubbed Master Take)
19 I've Been Twistin' (3) (Master 1 & 2 Spliced)
20 Settin' The Woods On Fire (d) (Instrumental Overdub)
21 Break Up (1.8d) (Chorus Overdub)
22 Break Up (2.1d1) (Chat & Overdub #1)
23 Break Up (2.1d2) (False Start to ''Settin' The Woods On Fire'' & Overdub #3)
24 Break Up (2.1d3) (False Start to ''Settin' The Woods On Fire'' & Overdub #5)
25 Break Up (3.5d) (Chorus Overdub & Fragment)
26 I'll Make It All Up To You (1.3d) (Chatter & Chorus Overdub)
27 I'll Make It All Up To You (1.5d) (Chorus Overdub)
28 Let's Talk About Us (1.5d) (Female Chorus Overdub)
29 High School Confidential (2.2d) (Movie Version)
30 The Return Of Jerry Lee
31 Two unidentified Snippets of Unknown ''Lost Tracks''
Original Sun Recordings
 

Great Guitars At Sun

February 2017 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16148 mono digital
GREAT GUITARS AT SUN

1-CD Digipak (6-sided) with 60-page booklet, 28 tracks. Total playing time approx. 70:19 minutes Compilation presenting the most exciting guitar playing on Sun putting the musicians at the center of attention. From stylists like Luther Perkins to legends like Scotty Moore and Little Milton. Track-by track notes, liner notes by Sun historians, Hank Davis and Scott Parker.

Sam Phillips’ legendary Sun Records is famous for guitar-toting stars like Elvis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. But dazzling string work at Sun was not limited to records by these three famous artists. This is a CD for musicians as well as record collectors. We’ve saved you the trouble of going through hundreds of original sources to find the best of the best. It’s all here, in one place, culled from hundreds of hours of listening. Whether you want to bask in it or learn from it, this truly is the definitive collection of Great Guitars at Sun.

''Great Guitars at Sun'' includes some breath-taking playing: from legends like Scotty Moore to stylists like Luther Perkins. Some, like Carl Perkins, Little Milton and Roy Orbison, were far better known as singers. Other guitarists we selected - men like Eddie Bush and Pat Hare and Roland Janes - worked in near obscurity, but their brilliant playing illuminated recordings by better known vocalists. Sam Phillips, the founder and guiding hand of Sun Records, knew how to listen and he knew how important the musicians were.

Contains

I've Got Love If You Want It (Warren Smith)
Cotton Crop Blues (James Cotton)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
We Wanne Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
Trouble Bound (Billy Riley)
Miss Froggie (Warren Smith)
Mystery Train (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Mystery Train (Elvis Presley)
You Made A Hit (Ray Smith)
Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
I Done Told You (Gene Simmons)
I Feel So Worried (Sammy Lewis)
Cindy Lou (Dick Penner)
Bear Cat (Rufus Thomas)
Laughin' And Jokin' (Ernie Chafin)
The Hucklebuck (Earl Hooker)
Rode That Train ( Lookin' For My Baby ) (Little Milton)
Dear John (Warren Smith)
Come Back Home (Howlin' Wolf)
Tennessee (Carl Perkins)
Scott's Boogie (L B Lawson And James Scott's Blues Rockers)
Red Hot (Alternate Take 4) (Billy Riley)
Sweet Woman (Edwin Bruce)
Mona Lisa - Carl Mann)
How Long Will It Last (Tommy Hodge & Ike Turner)
Ooby Dooby (Alternate Take) (Roy Orbison)
Love My Baby (Little Junior Parker)
Bob Train (Bill Justis)
Original Sun Recordings
 

Great Drums At Sun

February 2017 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16273 mono digital
GREAT DRUMS AT SUN

1-CD Digipak (6-sided) with 60-page booklet, 28 tracks. Total playing time approx. 64:48minutes. Compilation presenting the most exciting drumming on Sun Records. From legends like W.S. Holland, Billy Weir and Jimmy Van Eaton to one-of-a-kinds like Joey Riesenberg. Track by track notes and liner notes by Sun historians Hank Davis and Scott Parker.

Sam Phillips’ legendary Sun Records is famous for guitar-toting stars like Elvis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, and a wild piano man named Jerry Lee Lewis. But along with those hot guitar licks and piano solos was some solid and often memorable drumming that made Sun records even more special. This is a CD for musicians as well as record collectors. We’ve saved you the trouble of going through hundreds of original sources to find the best of the best. It’s all here, in one place, culled from hundreds of hours of listening. Whether you want to bask in it or learn from it, this truly is the definitive collection of Great Drums at Sun.

Great Drums at Sun includes some breath-taking playing: from legends like WS Holland, Billy Weir and Jimmy Van Eaton to one-of-a-kinds like Joey Riesenberg, whose story has never been told before. Other drummers we selected - men like Bobby Crafford, Johnny Bernero and Houston Stokes - worked in near obscurity, but their brilliant playing illuminated recordings by better known vocalists.

Try to imagine ''Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On'' or ''Ubangi Stomp'' without the drums and you’ll see what we mean. Sam Phillips, the founder and guiding hand of Sun Records. He knew how to listen and he knew how important the musicians were. He went so far as to create a ''house band'' during Sun's Golden Era.

A group of wonderful instrumentalists he would routinely call upon to play at vocalists’ recording sessions. We'll listen to these records like Sam Phillips did. To get a deeper appreciation of the music that came out of the Sun studio.

Contains

Lovin' Up A Storm (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Forgot To Remember To Forgot (Elvis Presley)
Today Is A Blue Day (Unissued Alternate) (Vernon Taylor)
Tiger Man (Rufus Thomas)
You're My Baby(Roy Orbison)
Red Hot (Billy Riley)
Everything I Do Is Wrong (Charlie Rich)
Crazy Arms (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Ubangi Stomp (Warren Smith)
Drinkin' Wine (Gene Simmons)
Foolish One (Carl Mann)
Give Me Some Love (Harold Jenkins)
What You Gonna Do (Sonny Burgess)
Green Back Dollar ,Watch And Chain (Ray Harris)
You Can't Make Love To Somebody (Alternate Take 5)  (Carl Perkins)
It I'll Be Me (LP Master) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Lonely Weekends (Undubbed Alternate)  (Charlie Rich)
Boppin' The Blues (Alternate Take 1)  (Carl Perkins)
Fire Engine Red (Unissued Alternate) (Jimmy Williams)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Right Behind You Baby (Ray Smith)
I'm Coming Home (Carl Man)
Your Lovin' man (Unissued Alternate) (Vernon Taylor)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Billy Riley)
That Don't Move Me (Carl Perkins)
So Long I'm Gone (Warren Smith)
Big Man (Charlie Rich)
Red Man (Billy Sheridan)
Original Sun Recordings
 


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