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The Great Ball Of Fire (EPA 107) Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis (EPA 108)  Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis (EPA 109)  Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis (EPA 110)  Jerry Lee Lewis
Sings Hank Williams (EPA 111) Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash (EPA 112)  Johnny Cash
I Walk The Line (EPA 113)  Johnny Cash
His Top Hits (EPA 114)  Johnny Cash
Blue Suede Shoes (EPA 115) Carl Perkins
Home Of The Blues (SEP 116)  Johnny Cash
So Doggone Lonesome (SEP 117)  Johnny Cash
 
Janis And Elvis (RCA 130 253)  Janis Martin & Elvis Presley
Good Rockin' Tonight (HMV 7EG 8256) Elvis Presley


Jerry Lee Lewis
September 1957 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 107 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS - THE GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

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.

Jerry Lee Lewis first seven-inch Sun 45rpm Extended Play album and has a paper picture sleeve in red and featuring the image of  Jerry Lee Lewis with his burning piano. On the back cover liner notes, written by Sun's promotion  assistant Barbara Barnes:

You've just got hear Jerry Lee Lewis to know what he's like! He defies comparison to any other singerpianist  in the history of show business, because his way of getting into the heart of a song and interpreting it  from the inside out is uniquely Jerry Lee.

This 21-year-old, originally from Ferriday, La., and now from Memphis, is absolutely spontaneous in hos  showmanship. When he sings, it's with abandon and enthusiasm, and the way he gives himself to a song  makes the outcome so personal it's almost embarrassing.

Whether he is performing for the microphone alone, or thousands of people, Jerry Lee on a fantastic  performance! He likes to play and sing almost anything – from rock and roll to spirituals and in each type  song his magnetism is inescapable. This electrifying element that pulls and holds audiences was given
witness to by a fan, who wrote, ''I play your record over and over until the record player gets too hot. Then I  take it over to a neighbor's house, and we play it some more''.

Jerry Lee's individuality as an utterly natural almost native, singer is most strongly felt in this album on  ''Mean Woman Blues''. Rounding out the foursome are Jerry Lee's biggest hits to date, ''A Whole Lotta  Shakin' Goin' On'' and two blues ballads, ''I'm Feeling Sorry'' and ''Turn Around''.

Side 1: EP-24 Contains
Mean Woman Blues
I'm Feelin' Sorry

Side 2: EP-26 Contains
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Turn Around
 

The Great Balls Of Fire


 
Jerry Lee Lewis
June 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 108 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.

Jerry Lee Lewis second  Extended Play album and has a blue paper picture sleeve with  three photos of Jerry Lee Lewis. On the back cover, photo with Jerry Lee and Sam Phillips working in the studio.   On the label, Presley is credited with writing ''Don't Be Cruel'', but Otis Blackwell is the sole writer. No writing credit is given for ''It All Depends''.

Liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads: ''The four sides recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis in this album reflect the versatility of Jerry Lee Lewis, the singer and pianist.

First, there's a rocking version of ''Don't Be Cruel'' in the vein of Jerry Lee's many souped-up, high-powered hits. On reverse side, ''Put Me Down'' is also in the rock and roll style, belted as only Jerry Lee Lewis can!

Nevertheless, Jerry Lee shines on ballads. He gives the old folk tune, ''Goodnight Irene'' a blues-y shuffle interpretation you've never heard before. The fourth number here is ''It All Depends'' given the full Lewis treatment. If it doesn't move you, you've just got no sentimentality.

You will surely enjoy Jerry Lee Lewis, his pumping piano, and four great numbers from this sensational artist's wide and varied repertoire''.

Side 1: EP-28 Contains
Don't Be Cruel
Goodnight Irene

Side 2: EP-29 Contains
Put Me Down
It All Depends
 

Jerry Lee Lewis


 
Jerry Lee Lewis
June 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 109 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.

Jerry Lee Lewis third  Extended Play album and has a yellow paper picture sleeve with  three photos of Jerry Lee Lewis. On the back cover, photo with Jerry Lee and Sam Phillips working in the studio.  Liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:

''Jerry Lee Lewis - Ferriday, Louisiana's favorite son - is enough of a Cajun to deliver ''Jambalaya'' in an unforgettable interpretation. And the remainder of the album is a veritable ''Jambalaya'' of material.

Those who like their music ballad-style will be delighted by Jerry Lee's successful rendition of ''Fools Like Me''

If rock-and-roll is the other order of the day, ''Ubangi Stomp'' will fill the bill. Jerry Lee Lewis and his pumping piano are all steamed up on this number. Finally, there's ''Crazy Arms'' - a favorite of Lewis's fans, because this is the number that focused the national spotlight on Sun Records' brillant star.

All in all, this album is unexcelled as an example of Jerry Lee Lewis' versatility and talent.

Side 1: EP-30 Contains
Ubangi Stomp
Crazy Arms

Side 2: EP-31 Contains
Jambalaya
Fools Like Me
 

Jerry Lee Lewis


 
Jerry Lee Lewis
June 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 110 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.

Jerry Lee Lewis Fourth  Extended Play album and has a red paper picture sleeve with  three photos of Jerry Lee Lewis. On the back cover, photo with Jerry Lee and Sam Phillips working in the studio.  Liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:

''Jerry Lee Lewis scored heavily with movie fans in MGM's ''High School Confidential'' and the title song recorded here will serve as a permanent reminder of Jerry Lee's magnetic performance.

Next comes ''When The Saints Go Marging In'', interpreted by Jerry Lee in a manner that will no doubt strike you as something quite out of the ordinary. Only a person who has attended Southern religious camp meetings can fully appreciate the quality of fervor and abandonment that Jerry Lee gives this selection. Whereas ''Saints'' is now thought of mostly as a Dixieland standard, this version goes back to its origin as an authentic fundamentalist religious songs.

Rounding out the foursome are a rocking number ''Matchbox'' and an original and delightful novelty, ''It'll Be Me''.
 
 

Side 1: EP-32 Contains
High School Confidential
When The Saint Go Marching In

Side 2: EP-33 Contains
Matchbox
I'll Be Me
 

Jerry Lee Lewis



Johnny Cash
June 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 111 mono
JOHNNY CASH SINGS HANK WILLIAMS

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

Johnny Cash's first Extended Play album and has a blue paper picture sleeve with photo of Johnny Cash live  on stage. On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:

''Only a few years have elapsed since Hank Williams was living - and singing his heart-touching songs. But  already he has been accorded that type of immortality which comes to men who have lived unique and  important lives. The little people who enjoyed his music were important to Hank - and this is probably why  they in turn idolized this man who was the symbol of all the warmth and sincerity and genuine emotion that  country music possesses.

Johnny Cash, whose career with Sun Records has zoomed in recent months, is a singer who makes the same  type pf appeal which Hank Williams did. Audiences like not only his singing and playing - they like him as a  person. They trust him and they sense that Johnny is their friend.

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

Side 1: EP-34 Contains
I Can't Help It
You Win Again

Side 2: EP-35 Contains
Hey Good Looking
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You

Producer - Jack Clement
Recorded May 15 1958 at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Johnny Cash (vocal & guitar)
Luther Perkins (guitar)
Marshall Grant (bass)

Overdubbed on May 20, 1958 at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Billy Riley (guitar)
Stan Kesler (bass)
Jimmy M, Van Eaton (drums)
Gene Lowery Singers - Vocal Chorus
 

Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams


 
Johnny Cash
1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 112 mono
COUNTRY BOY
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.

Johnny Cash's second Extended Play album and has a paper picture sleeve with photo of Johnny Cash on the front.  On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:

''How do you feel a country boy from any other boy. Well, a Country Boy - likely as not - runs barefoot all summer, works hard by day, goes courtin' at night, fishing when the family gets a yen for trout, hasn't the money to buy the gadgets which makes life complicated.

A Country Boy grows up amid folklore and old-old ballads. Because most every Country Boy sings, he knows railroad songs and such. Without giving it another thought, he runs through all the literary devices in a Ph.D.'s notebook - creating images and the like, to recreate an amusing incident.

A Country Boy has alert senses. He taste and smells and sees and hears the real things of life. A city boy is likely to perceive a lonesome train whistle through his mind. A Country Boy hears - and feels a train whistle.

A Country Boy is so simple he's almost sophisticated.
 

Side 1: EP-13 Contains
Country Boy
If The Good Lord's Willing

Side 2: EP-12 Contains
Rock Island Line
I Heard That Lonesome Whistle


Recorded August 4 1957 at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Johnny Cash (vocal & guitar)
Luther Perkins (guitar)
Marshall Grant (bass)

''Rock Island Lin''' probably recorded earlier the same year. This was the last Cash session produced by Sam Phillips.
 

Country Boy


 
Johnny Cash
1959 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 113 mono
I WALK THE LINE

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

Johnny Cash's third Extended Play album and has a paper picture sleeve with photo of Johnny Cash on the front.  On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:

''Here's America's favarite Country Boy, singing the sang that brought him into the national spotlight, ''I Walk The Line''. The other three selections have been chosen for their enduring popularity with Johnny's fans - and the arrangements are oldtime Cash stylings, featuring The Tennessee Two, Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant.

This exclusive Sun Extended Play album deserves a place of honor in your collection of all-time American hits''.

Side 1: EP-16 Contains
I Walk The Line
Wreck Of The Old '97

Side 2: EP-17 Contains
Folsom Prison Blues
Doin' My Time
 

I Walk The Line


 
Johnny Cash
1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 114 mono
HIS TOP HITS
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.

The liner notes on the back cover, written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that read:  '' The cover photo shows America's favorite Country Boy, Johnny Cash, flanked by The Tennessee Two. Luther Perkins (left) plays his unique kind of lead guitar, and Marshall Grant (right) shines on bass. They've been with Johnny throughout his fabulous career, and lend the perfect setting for Johnny Cash's unique and memorable conversation in song''.

Side 1: EP-38 Contains
Guess Things Happened That Way
Train In Love

Side 2: EP-39 Contains
The Ways Of A Woman In Love
Next In Line
 

His Top Hits


 
Carl Perkins
1961 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 115 mono
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
 
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.

Carl Perkins's first Extended Play album and has a blue paper picture sleeve with photo of Carl Perkins on the front.  On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads: ''If this exclusive Extended Play album had a sub-title, it would be Carl Perkins sings Carl Perkins, because here Sun Records presents this outstanding songwriter and singer in interpretations of four of his most popular tunes.

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

It's a safe bet that all you youngúns, whatever your age, will enjoy this Carl Perkins, grouping. For carefree listening, or for dancing, Carl Perkins delivers the exuberant beat that made ''Blue Suede Shoes'' one of the favorite all-time hits of our time.

 
Side 1: EP-18 Contains
Blue Suede Shoes
Movie Magg

Side 2: EP-19 Contains
Sure To Fall
Gone, Gone, Gone
 

Blue Suede Shoes


 
Johnny Cash
1961 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single SEP 116 mono
HOME OF THE BLUES
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.  

Johnny Cash's fifth Extended Play album and has a blue paper picture sleeve with photo of Johnny on the front.  On the back cover several advertising for Johnny Cash albums.

 
Side 1: EP-40 Contains
You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
I Can't Help It

Side 2: EP-41 Contains
Home Of The Blues
Big River
 

Home Of The Blues


 
Johnny Cash
April 1960 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single SEP 117 mono
SO DOGGONE LONESOME

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

Johnny Cash's six and final Extended Play album, has a red/brown paper picture sleeve with a photo of Johnny sits smoking on a bar stool.  On the back cover several advertising for Johnny Cash albums.
 

Side 1: EP-14 Contains
Cry! Cry! Cry!
Remember Me

Side 2: EP-15 Contains
So Doggone Lonesome
I Was There When It Happened
 

So Doggone Lonesome



Janis Martin and Elvis Presley
1957 RCA France (10-inch EP) 33rpm RCA 130 253 mono
JANIS AND ELVIS

Black label. The circular RCA Victor logo at the top of the label is silver. On the cover  catalog number in upper right. On the back cover, stage pictures of Janis and Elvis. Originally released in South Africa in 1957 is the sought after ''Janis And Elvis'' E.P. that was deleted shortly after its in itial release. It is available again in a limited edition (300 copies) modern format. Teal Records Company. The Dutch ''Elvis Corner'' shop celebrated its second anniversary with the reissue of the sought after ''Janis And Elvis'' E.P. A fantastic colour photo graces the cover of this beauty. "Janis And Elvis" was originally released as a 33 1/3 RPM 10-inch EP (RCA 31077) by RCA South Africa. Janis Martin was an artist RCA promoted for two years (1956-1958) as "The Female Elvis Presley". She charted just one single in that period, "Will You, Willyum", peaking at number 35.

She was promoted as the “Female Elvis” (although she had more of Patsy Cline) and RCA South Africa decided to really promote her releasing this double feature which featured alternating Elvis and Janis cuts, four on each side. The Elvis cuts were "Baby Let's Play House", "You're A Heartbreaker", "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone", and "Milkcow Blues Boogie". Janis' contributions were "Ooby-Dooby", "Let's Elope Baby", "One More Year To Go", and "Barefoot Baby". All songs that capture the boy - girl issues from the mid fifties very well, fun to hear these lyrics compared to the explicit lyrics of today's music.

The 1995 bootleg edition of this release featured the additional ''My Boy Elvis'' . According to history it was withdrawn the day after its original release on Colonel Tom Parker's instructions: "My boy don't share no record with a woman". Janis disappeared pretty quickly too. By the time she was 16 (she was signed to the label aged 15) she was married and pregnant … that ended a career real quickly in those days.

Side 1: Contains
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Elvis Presley)
Ooby Dooby (Janis Martin)
Milckow Blues Boogie (Elvis Presley)
Let's Eloppe Baby (Janis Martin)

 
Side 2: Contains
Baby, Let's Play House (Elvis Presley)
One More Year To Go (Janis Martin)
You're A Heartbreaker (Elvis Presley)
Barafoot Baby (Janis Martin)
Elvis Original Sun Recordings
Janis Original RCA Recordings
 

Janis and Elvis


 
Elvis Presley
1957 His Master Voice (EP) 45rpm HMV 7EG 8256 mono
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
 
UK release. Blue label. His Master Voice on top of the label. ''Good Rockin' Tonight" was also in 1956 a "Hit Of The Month" EP released by the Motion Picture Service. Note: ''Milkcow Blues Boogie'' is misspelled on EP release. Probably the first time these Sun recordings were made available in Britain.

Side 1: Contains
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Good Rockin' Tonight

 
Side 2: Contains
Milkcow Blues Boogie
Just Because
 

Good Rockin' Tonight


 
 
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