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The Sun Record Company of Memphis, Tennessee was one of the very few to develop a unique and immediately identifiable ''sound''; first in rhythm and blues and then more spectacularly with rockabilly music. As a result its music has
come through to the present with an ever expanding reputation. Sun was launched by radio announcer and recording engineer Sam Phillips in 1952. The Sun Box covers each aspect of Sun's music from the blues and rhythm and blues of the early fifties through country,
rockabilly and rock and roll into a totally different era of The Memphis Sound. Music in the city would not have been the same without the Sun label and its artists, neither would the story of rock and roll. Sun folded in its original form in 1968, to be regenerated
in Nashville the next year. Instead of being forgotten, the Sun sound has been revealed to have been among the most important developments in American popular music.
> CARL PERKINS - THE SUN YEARS (SUN BOX 101) 1982 <
A three individually sleeved LP's box set containing 54 recordings interspersed with many extracts of fascinating session conversation, alternate takes and false starts. Each LP sleeve bears
a detailed track by track analysis of the enclosed recordings. Here an overview of Carl Perkins' recording career during the Sun Records years; a detailed session discography and liner notes by Colin Excott, Hank Davis, and Martin Hawkins. Each album has been
mastered in mono. Album compiled by Martin Hawkins. Mastered by Bob Jones. Sleeve design by Adam Yeldman.
> JERRY LEE LEWIS - THE SUN YEARS (SUN BOX 102) 1983 <
Inside this presentation box: 12 individually sleeved LPs containing
209 recordings interspersed with many extracts of hokum and mayhem from the original Sun recording sessions; each LP sleeve bearing a detailed track-by-track analysis of the enclosed recordings. A 36-page, LP-size booklet containing introduction by Sam C.
Phillips; overview of Jerry's career during The Sun Years; analysis of The Sun Sound; detailed session discography of Jerry's Sun recordings with liner notes by Martin Hawkins; photos, cuttings and memorabilia.
The whole comprising a definitive compilation of the vital recordings of a vital man: The Killer - Jerry Lee Lewis.
> JOHNNY CASH AND THE TENNESSEE TWO - THE SUN YEARS (SUN BOX 103) 1984 <
Inside this presentation box: 5 individually sleeved
LP's containing 82 recordings interspersed with many extracts of fascinating session conversation and false starts. Each LP sleeve bears a detailed track by track analysis of the enclosed recordings. There is an LP-size booklet containing an introduction by
Sam Phillips; an overview of Johnny Cash's recording career during the Sun years; a detailed session discography; photos, cuttings and memorabilia. Each album has been mastered in Mono.
> SUN RECORDS - THE ROCKING YEARS (SUN BOX 106) 1987 <
12 album boxed set The Rocking Years an whole range of rock and roll music recorded in Sun's famous studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis. The set featuring issued, previously unissued, alternate versions of about nearly 200 songs including Carl Perkins, Jerry
Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Sonny Burgess, Gene Simmons, Billy Lee Riley, Barbara Pitman, Ray Smith, Bill Justis, Ace Cannon, Kenny Parchman, Ray Harris, Hayden Thomson and many more. Also included in the box set a glossy 50-page LP-size book with a feature on
Sam Phillips and every artist included on the discs with liner notes and session information. Compilation and liner notes by Martin Hawkins and Colin Escott. Each album has its own title (a song in the respective album).
> SUN RECORDS - INTO THE SIXTIES (SUN BOX 109) 1989 <
This boxed set of eight albums contains some of the best music made in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1960s. It represents the very finest issued and unissued music recorded by Sun Records and
associated labels during that period. It covers the full range of Memphis music from rock and roll and country to rhythm and blues, soul and gospel. It also contains recordings made for the Nashville-based Sun International Corporation after 1968. Following on from Sun Box 106, The Rocking Years, this box traces the Sun story through its unfashionable years. Nevertheless - and perhaps to the surprise of many - the quality of the music remains high. We are proud to present ''Sun:
Into The Sixties''. There are 131 recordings in this box. Of these, there are: 33 unissued recordings (never before issued in any form); 10 unissued takes (alternative performances
to those previously issued); 5 unissued versions (performances from different sessions to previously issued versions); 5 undubbed or remixed versions (recordings previously issued now presented in a different form); 21 not originally issued (recordings released
in the 1970s or 1980s but not on the original Sun label); 57 original issues (recordings exactly as issued on the original Sun, P.I., Sun International, Midnight Sun or Plantation labels).
> THE COMPLETE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION (BCD 15801-6) 1994-1998
six volume set chronicling the entire singles output of Sun Records, their subsidiaries Flip and Phillips International, run in strict chronological order. No alternate takes, no studio chitchat, no second-guessing decades after the fact, just the simple history
of some of the greatest American music that ever came from one man's vision, label owner and production genius Sam Phillips. Bear
Family Records, each box features four compact disc's both A- and B-sides
> SUN RECORDS
- THE SUN RECORDS COUNTRY YEARS 1950-1959 (BFX 15211-11) 1986 <
Sun Country 11 LP Boxed Set. An Bear Family Special Products. Black disc. Yellow label. Have circle
of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. Bear Family Records logo pressed in light brown at bottom. On the
back cover Bear Family logo left at bottom. Catalog number in upper right.
Original Sun country recordings and demos many of them
previously unissued complete with studio chatter. Also included in the box-set, 128-page booklet contains biographies of the artists, discographies with details of all recording sessions, and many rare and unpublished photo's. Also in the booklet a chronology
of information relevant to country music in Memphis and to the musicians included. Special songs Elvis (off mike singing) of ''How Doy You Think I Feel'' with Scotty Moore and Johnny Bernero. Two never before released Carl Perkins masters, ''Forever Yours''
and ''Breakin' My Heart''. The box contains 193 performances, inclusive 82 previously unissued masters. Liner notes and biographies by Colin Escott, Martin Hawkins and Hank Davis.
For Biographies of Artists See: > The Sun Biographies <
Most Sun tracks can be heard on the playlists
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