- CHARLY RECORDS -
Sun Records Reissues

Contains
Dixie Fried (Charly 2) Carl Perkins
The Best Of Sun Rockabilly - Volume 1 (Charly 16) Various Artists
The Best Of Sun Rockabilly - Volume 2 (Charly 36) Various Artists
The Blues Came Down From Memphis (Charly 67) Various Artists
We Wanna Boogie (Charly 29) Sonny Burgess
Rock With Me Baby (Charly 53) Billy Riley
Black Music Originals - Volume 1-4 (Sun 1-4-7-10) Various Artists
The Sound Of Sun (CDSAM 103) Various Artists
The Sun Story Volume 1 - Sunrise (INS 5039) Various Artists
The Sun Story Volume 2 - Rockabilly Rhythm (INS 5040) Various Artists
Rockin' With Ray (Sun 32) Ray Smith
The Sun Blues Archives - Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Sun 36) Various Artists
Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 1 (MID 8099) Various Artists
Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 2 (MID 8118) Various Artists
Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 3 (MID 8161) Various Artists
Shake Around (CD 8117) Ray Smith
Hey Slim, Let's Bop (CPCD 8197) Jack Earls
Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950 - 1958 (Sunbox 7) Various Artists
Unissued Sun Masters (CPCD 8137) Various Artists
Rockabilly Legend (SNAP 182) Warren Smith
Sun Hillbilly (CPCD 8181) Various Artists
Hillbilly Fillies & Rockin' Chicks (CPCD 8182) Various Artists
Rockin' Mann (CPCD 8234) Carl Mann
Sun Rock 'N' Roll - Volume 1 (CPCD 8277) Various Artists
706 Union Instrumentals ( CPCD 8302) Various Artists
Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 4 (CPCD 8236) Various Artists
Getting Better All The Time (SROLLCD816X) Barbara Pittman
Sun Rock 'N' Roll - Volume 2 (CPCD 8318) Various Artists
Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 5 (CPCD 8317) Various Artists
Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 6 (CPCD 8352) Various Artists
Sun Rock 'N' Roll - Volume 3 (CPCD 8353) Various Artists
The Sun Records Story (SNAJ 713) Various Artists
Gone Gone Gone (SNAP 230) Charlie Feathers
Selected Hits (Internet MP3) The Four Upsetters
Rock 'N' Roll Legend (CRR 010) Sonny Burgess
Sun Rockabilly Meltdown (SNAJ 743) Various Artists

Some Charly releases feature material that was re-engineered and edited in the 1980s.

Carl Perkins - Dixie Fried


1986 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CD Charly 2 mono digital
CARL PERKINS – DIXIE FRIED

Compact disc. An Charly Record Special Product. Yellow label. SUN logo pressed in black at top of the label. Catalog number right from center. On the back cover Sun logo at left at bottom.

This collection from one of rockabilly's toughest, edgiest rockabilly singers. This release compiles a variety of the great rock and roll and rockabilly recordings Perkins made for Sun Records between 1954 and 1957, including Perkins' biggest hits like ''Blue Suede Shoes'', ''Gone Gone Gone'', ''Honey Don't '', ''Boppin' The Blues'', ''Matchbox'' as well as a host of tunes that missed the charts but match his signature songs for infectious energy. Every effort has been made to replicate the incredible vibrancy of the original Sun records.  Also included in the box, 8-page booklet biography information and liner notes by Adam Komorowski. 

Contains
Honey Don't
Boppin' The Blues
Blue Suede Shoes
Put Your Cat Clothes On
Dixie Fried
Matchbox
Pink Pedal Pushers
That's Right
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
Roll Over Beethoven
Glad All Over
Right String Baby But The Wrong Yo Yo
Everubody's Trying To Be My Baby
Gone, Gone, Gone
Lend Me Your Comb
All Mama's Children
Sweetheart Or Strangers
Your True Love
Movie Magg
Tennessee
Sure To Fall
Honky Tonk Gal
Turn Around
Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing
Original Sun Recordings

The Best Of Sun Rockabilly - Volume 1


1986 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm Charly 16 mono digital
THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY - VOLUME 1

Compact disc. An Charly Record Special Product. Silver label. SUN logo pressed in black at top of the label. Catalog number right from center. On the back cover Sun logo at left at bottom. Contains original Sun Masters.

Rockabilly is a musical genre revered by the enthusiasts, yet the word started out more as a derogatory term than a compliment, a reference to hillbillies who put a beat to their music. In its purest form rockabilly only existed for about two years before it was obliterated by the commercial considerations of the music business moguls. And yet, because it was a music that came from the soul it lived on in the hearts of those who were captivated by its magic. This small band of worshippers kept it alive until new generations discovered the basic appeal of rockabilly, and youngsters started listening to and playing the music a quarter of a century after its original mayfly existence. Since the mid seventies more rockabilly music has been issued in Europe than was ever released in the mid fifties.

It may not be strictly true to say that rockabilly was born in the Sun studios at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee (more like the cotton fields of Tennessee, Mississippi and the hills of Arkansas) but it was certainly first recorded there. The Sun studio was instituted by Sam Phillips to record the blues artists that Memphis and its Beale Street is so justly famous for, but it was Sam's vision of a white boy who could capture the beat of the blues that led to the emergence of rockabilly. The vehicle that converted Sam's dreams to reality was a local boy, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, one Elvis Presley. It was who combined the white man's country music with the black man's blues and came up with the hybrid rockabilly.

What other independent record company could boast of a roster that included Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, let alone those who never fully achieved their potential like Sonny Burgess, Billy Riley, Carl Mann and Hayden Thompson.

Small wonder then that the Sun label has been shrouded in a mystique that bestows upon its artists a legendary status. For rockabilly enthusiasts that their Mecca, and all bow reverentially towards Union Avenue. Sun Rockabilly, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz: these are words that just naturally come together. When you listen to this CD you are listening to the ultimate rockabilly sound.  For the complete rockabilly story you read that in the  8-page booklet with session notes by Adam Komorowski, Editor of New Kommotion.

Contains
Love My Baby (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Red Hit (Billy Riley)
We Wanna Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Right Behind You Baby (Ray Smith)
Ubangi Stomp (Warren Smith)
Let's Bop (Jack Earls)
Rabbit Action (Junior Thompson)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Carl Perkins)
Rockin' With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Ten Cats Down (The Miller  Sisters)
Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox (Onie Wheeler)
Gonna Romp And Stomp (Slim Rhodes)
Domino (Roy Orbison)
Rakin' And Scrapin' (Dean Beard)
Slow Down (Jack Earls)
Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (Warren Smith)
Break Up (Ray Smith)
Greenback Dollar (Ray Harris)
Red Headed Woman (Sonny Burgess)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Billy Riley)
Crawdad Hole (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Original Sun Recordings

The Best Of Sun Rockabilly - Volume 2


1986 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm Charly 36 mono digital
THE BEST OF SUN ROCKABILLY - VOLUME 2

Compact disc. An Charly Record Special Product. Silver label. SUN logo pressed in black at top of the label.  Catalog number right from center. On the back cover Sun logo at left at bottom. Contains original Sun  Masters. Also included in the box, 8-page booklet with session notes by Adam Komorowski, Editor New  Kommotion.

Rockabilly's rough image can be traced to both Sam Phillips' lo-fi production ethic at Sun Records and the  dangerous look of the many Elvis wannabes on the label's roster; it continued as a symbol of defiance thanks  to the nouveau rockabilly look British teddy-boys sported in the 1960s (greased hair, rolled-up pant leg) and  the makeshift music the reconfigured teddies of punk rock made in the late 1970s. Charly Records 25-song  sampler The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Volume 2 is a fine document of rockabilly's charged, mid-1950s  beginnings, and includes tracks from original punks Jerry Lee Lewis "Wild One" and Carl Perkins "That  Don't Move Me", as well as contributions by less-popular, but equally idiosyncratic figures like Warren  Smith and Sonny Burgess. Burgess shows the frenetic and, at times, goofy side of rockabilly on his Little  Walter-inspired blues stomper "Itchy" and with lyrics like "I got a cracker/ain't got no cheese" from "Ain't  Got a Thing"; some of the music's more pop-flavored moments are heard on Andy Anderson's teen Romeo  number "Johnny Valentine" (sung in the classic hiccup and baritone style) and Barbara Pittman's Wanda  Jackson-style tune "Sentimental Fool." The package is made complete with schizo-rockers like Mack Self's  "Vibrate" and Jimmy Wages' "Mad Man," along with swamp-bred cuts like Smith's "Miss Froggie"  (apparently his girl is shaped like a frog). Like other fine rockabilly compilations (Columbia's hits-oriented  rockabilly stars for one), Charly's Best Of Sun Rockabilly, Volume Two is no longer in print, but definitely  worth looking through the used bins for.

Contains
I've Got Love If You Want It (Warren Smith)
That Don't Move Me (Carl Perkins)
Itchy (Sonny Burgess)
Drinkin' Wine (Gene Simmons)
How Come You Do Me (Version 1) (Jimmy Haggett)
Give Me Some Love (Alternate) (Harold Jenkins)
Johnny Valentine (Version 1) (Andy Anderson)
Baby Please Don't Go (Billy Riley)
Sentimental Fool (Barbara Pittman)
Rebound (Charlie Rich)
Miss Froggie (Warren Smith)
Rock Around The Town (Dean Beard)
Wild One (Jerry Lee Lewis)
My Baby Don't Rock (Luke McDaniel)
Find My Baby For Me (Version 1) (Sonny Burgess)
My Gal Mary-An (Jack Earls)
Me And My Rhythm Guitar (Johnny Powers)
All Night Rock (Version 1) (Glenn Honeycutt)
Your Lovin' Man (Vewrsion 1) Vernon Taylor)
Mad Man (Jimmy Wages)
Vibrate (Version 1) (Mack Self)
Fairlane Rock (Hayden Thompson)
I Need Your Lovin' Kiss (Harold Jenkins)
Perkins Wiggle (Carl Perkins)
Ain't Got A Thing (Sonny Burgess)
Original Sun Recordings

The Blues Came Down From Memphis


1987 Charly Records International (CD) 500/200rpm Charly 67 mono digital
THE BLUES CAME DOWN FROM MEMPHIS

Compact disc. An Charly Record Special Product. Silver label. SUN logo pressed in black at top of the label. Catalog number right from center. On the back cover Sun logo at left at bottom. Contains original Sun recordings. 

Prior to his entry into the record business, Sam Phillips had been a band promotor and disk jockey. In the late 1940s he set up his own studio, recording solely Negro artists. Most of this material was released on the Bihari brothers labels, Modern, RPM and Meteor. Some was leased to the Chess brothers in Chicago, involving records by Howlin' Wolf, Doctor Ross, Harmonica Frank, Rufus Thomas and Walter Horton.

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

Other singers less well-known to the majority of the record-buying public, but of perhaps greater interest to blues collectors, also contributed to the early success of Sun Records: Joe Hill Louis, the legendary one-man-band, whom Phillips had previously recorded for Modern; Willie Nix, the singer/drummer who later recorded for Checker and Chance; Jimmy DeBerry, who had recorded for Vocalion in 1939; Doctor Ross, here featured as a singer/harmonicanist, later to become another one-man-band; James Cotton, now a mainstay of the Muddy Waters Blues Band, whose records on Chess are among the finest example of Postwar blues.  Also included in the box, 8-page booklet with session notes by Bez Turner, Co-Editor, Juke Blues.

Contains
We All Gotta Go Sometime
She May Be Yours (But She Comes To See Me Sometimes)
Keep Your Arms Around Me (Joe Hill Louis)
Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) (Rufus Thomas)
Come Back Baby (Doctor Ross)
That Ain't Right (Doctor Ross)
Easy (Jimmy & Walter)
West Winds Are Blowing (Walter Horton)
Walter's Instrumental (Walter Horton)
Seems Like A Million Years (Willie Nix)
Baker Shop Boogie (Willie Nix)
Take A Little Walk With Me (Willie Nix)
Bear Cal (Rufus Thomas)
Cotton Crop Blues (James Cotton)
Feelin' Good   (Little Junior Blue's Flames)
Mystery Train   (Little Junior Blue's Flames)
Love My Baby (Little Junior Blue's Flames)
Carry My Business On (Houston Stokes)
I Feel So Worried (Sammy Lewis)
So Long Baby Goodbye (Willie Johnson)
Original Sun Recordings

Sonny Burgess - We Wanna Boogie


1987 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm Charly 92 mono digital
SONNY BURGESS - WE WANNA BOOGIE

This collection from one of rockabilly's toughest, edgiest singers. This release compiles a variety of the great rock and roll and rockabilly recordings Sonny Burgess made for Sun Records between 1956 and 1959, including Burgess' biggest hits as well as a host of tunes that missed the charts but match his signature songs for infectious energy. Every effort has been made to replicate the incredible vibrancy of the original Sun records.

Contains
We Wanna Boogie
Red Headed Woman
Feelin' Good
Ain't Got A Thing
Restless
Truckin' Down the Avenue
Fannie Brown
Goin' Home
Sadie Brown
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Sweet Misery
All My Sins Are Taken Away
My Babe
Tomorrow Night
Daddy Blues
So Glad You're Mine
Hoochie Coochie
Find My Baby for Me
One Night
Itchy
Thunderbird
Little Town Baby
A Kiss Goodnight
Sadie's Back In Town
Original Sun Recordings

Billy Lee Riley - Rock With Me Baby


1987 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CD Charly 53 mono digital
BILLY LEE RILEY – ROCK WITH ME BABY

Compact disc. An Charly Record Special Product. Silver label. SUN logo pressed in black at top of the label. Catalog number right from center. On the back cover Sun logo at left at bottom.

While many of the artists who passed through 706 Union Avenue found fame on the Sun label, others had to wait for a change of stable before scaling the heights of stardom. Billy Lee Riley falls into neither category: at Sun he recorded a number of rockabilly classics without achieving prominent hit status, and on a host of other labels he came close several times to breaking through to the big time (most notably with ''Thing About You Baby'' on Entrance in the early 1970s), but somehow fate always conspired to deny him his just dues. However his lack of commercial success has not precluded him from gaining legendary status amongst the rockabilly cognoscenti. Along with several other Sun artists, and here the names of Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith and Charlie Feathers most readily spring to mind, Riley is recognised as one of the pioneers of the Sun sound, and artistically seen to be on a par with some of the more famous names spawned by Sam Phillips. Lend an ear to this CD for instant verification of that fact. Here then is the best of Billy Lee Riley, a man instrumental in more senses than one in putting the Sun label in the rockabilly hall of fame.  Also included in the box, 8-page booklet with biography information and liner notes by Adam Komorowski, Editor New Kommotion.

Contains
Rock With Me Baby
Trouble Bound
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll
I Want You Baby
Red Hot
Pearly Lee
Wouldn't You Know
Baby Please Don't  Go
Dance With Me Honey (Tock With Me Baby – 2)
Open The Door Richard
That's Right
Searchinn'
College Man
Down By The Riverside
No Name Girl
Swannee River Rock
Saturday Night Fish Fry (They Was Rockin')
Dark Muddy Bottom
When Aan Gets The Blues
Betty And Dupree
(Come Back Baby) One More Time
Got The Water Boiling
Original Sun Recordings

The Sun CD Collection - Black Music Originals - Volume 1-2-3-4


1987 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CD SUN 1-4-7-10 mono digital  
THE SUN CD COLLECTION - BLACK MUSIC ORIGINALS - VOLUME 1, 2, 3, 4

4 compact discs. An Charly Record Special Product. Silver label. Sun logo pressed in black at top of the label. Catalog number right from center. On the back cover Sun logo at left at bottom. Contains original Sun recordings.

For over three decades, Sun has been the ultimate record collectors label. Original 78s, 45s, EPs, LPs and countless reissues abound, some serving the mass market and other known to Sun collectors only.

It is therefore entirely appropriate that the Sun label should attract the ultimate tribute in the newest sound reproduction format. All the original singles that were issued between 1952 and 1968 on Sun and its sister labels Phillips International and Flip, are being reissued in this series of 26 compact discs. 

We now have two unique opportunities. One is to listen to all our favourite singles in the ''state of the art'' format of CD - those old Sun 45s are great to have but they never were the greatest pressings in the world, were they? Some of the older tracks have been had to be dubbed from acetate or disc where no master tape exists, but the vast majority of songs are taken directly from masters.

The other very interesting opportunity is that of fellowing the development of recorded popular music in Memphis through the output of the Sun studios. Blues gave way to country and to Elvis Presley. Rockabilly developed and then merged into other forms of rock music. Then a variety of styles mingled with one another into the 1960s as Sun came to terms with soul and other musical developments.

It is probably true that there are enough Sun collectors to justify issuing every record in numerical order irrespective of style. However, we felt that most people would rather follow the three separate strands of Sun music in separate sub-series: Black music 1952-1956; Country music 1953-1967; and the mainstream series taking in Rock and Roll and associated styles.

The essence of much of Sun's music was the integration of differing musical influences. This naturally makes it sometimes hard to define what is country and what is rock, what is blues and what is not. It is certainly arguable that some of the discs in our country series could have been in the rock series and vice-versa. The advantages of using the three series within a series, however, seemed to make the occasional difficult stylistic judgement worthwhile.

Each of the three series is organised according to the date of issue of each record and not the recording date. Issues on Sun, Flip and Phillips International have been intermingled in exactly the way they were first released, thus reflecting exactly Sun's part in forming and reacting to trends in issued Memphis popular music.

Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Records, always strove to capture feeling in his music, and the worst 45 pressings always conveyed that. But first of all Sam was a recording engineer and this series gives us a clarity of sound as Sam first heard it. Included in each box es, 8-page booklet with session information of each track and liner notes by Martin Hawkins.

Volume 1 Contains
Gotta Let You Go (Joe Hill Louis) (The Phillips 9001)
Boogie In The Park (Joe Hill Louis) (The Phillips 9002)
Drivin' Slow (Johnny London) (Sun 175)
Flat Tire (Johnny London) (Sun 175)
Got My Application Baby (Handy Jackson) (Sun 177)
Trouble Will Bring You Down (Handy Jackson) (Sun 177)
We All Gotta Go Sometime (Joe Hill Louis) (Sun 178)
She May Be Yours But She Comes To See Me Sometimes (Joe Hill Louis) (Sun 178)
Seems Like A Million Years (Willie Nix) (Sun 179)
Baker Shop Boogie (Willie Nix) (Sun 179)
Easy (Jimmy & Walter) (Sun 180)
Before Long (Jimmy & Walter) (Sun 180)
Bear Cat (Rufus Thomas) (Sun 181)
Walkin' In The Rain (Rufus Thomas) (Sun 181)
Heaven Or Fire (Dusty Brooks) (Sun 182)
Tears And Wine (Dusty Brooks) (Sun 182)
Lonesome Ol' Jail (D.A. Hunt) (Sun 183)
Greyhound Blues (D.A. Hunt) (Sun 183)
Call Me Anything But Call Me (Big Memphis Marainey) (Sun 184)
Baby No No (Big Memphis Marainey) (Sun 184)
Take A Little Chance (Jimmy DeBerry) (Sun 185)
Time Has Made A Change (Jimmy DeBerry) (Sun 185)
Original Sun Recordings

Volume 2 Contains
Baby Please (The Prisonaires) (Sun 186)
Just Walkin' In The Rain (The Prisonaires) (Sun 186)
Feelin' Good (Little Junior's Blue Flames) (Sun 187)
Fussin' and Fightin' Blues (Little Junior's Blue Flames) (Sun 187)
Tiger Man (Rufus Thomas) (Sun 188)
Save That Money (Rufus Thomas) (Sun 188)
My God is Real (The Prisonaires) (Sun 189)
Softly and Tenderly (The Prisonaires) (Sun 189)
A Prisoner's Prayer (The Prisonaires) (Sun 191)
I Know (The Prisonaires) (Sun 191)
Mystery Train (Little Junior's Blue Flames) (Sun 192)
Love My Baby (Little Junior's Blue Flames) (Sun 192(
Come Back Baby (Doctor Ross) (Sun 193)
Chicago Breakdown (Doctor Ross) (Sun 193)
Beggin' My Baby (Little Milton) (Sun 194)
Somebody Told Me (Little Milton) (Sun 194)
No Teasing Around (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 195)
If Lovin' Is Believing (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 195)
Wolf Call Boogie (Hot Shot Love) (Sun 196)
Harmonica Jam (Hot Shot Love) (Sun 196)
Original Sun Recordings

Volume 3 Contains
My Baby (James Cotton) (Sun 199)
Straighten Up, Baby (James Cotton) (Sun 199)
Alone and Blue (Little Milton) (Sun 200)
If You Love Me Baby (Little Milton) (Sun 200)
I'm Not Going Home (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 203)
The Woodchuck (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 203)
The Snuggle (Raymond Hill) (Sun 204)
Bourbon Street Jump (Raymond Hill) (Sun 204)
Cotton Crop Blues (James Cotton) (Sun 206)
Hold Me in Your Arms (James Cotton) (Sun 206)
What'll You Do Next (The Prisonaires) (Sun 207)
There Is Love in You (The Prisonaires) (Sun 207)
The Boogie Disease (Doctor Ross) (Sun 212)
Jukebox Boogie (Doctor Ross) (Sun 212)
When It Rains It Pours (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 214)
Move Baby Move (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 214)
Every Night (The Jones Brothers) (Sun 213)
Look to Jesus (The Jones Brothers) (Sun 213)
I Feel So Worried (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo) (Sun 218)
So Long Baby, Goodbye (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo) (Sun 218)
No Greater Love (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 219)
Red Hot (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 219)
Original Sun Recordings

Volume 4 Contains
Lookin' For My Baby (Little Milton) (Sun 220)
Homesick For My Baby (Little Milton) (Sun 220)
Don't Do That (The Five Tinos) (Sun 222)
Sitting By My Window (The Five Tinos) (Sun 222)
Ain't That Right (Eddie Arnold) (Sun 226)
Bring Your Love Back Home (Eddie Snow) (Sun 226)
Just Love Me Baby (Rosco Gordon) (Sun 227)
Weeping Blues (Rosco Gordon) (Sun 227)
Little Fine Healty Thing (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 233)
Something For Nothing (Billy The Kid Emerson) (Sun 233)
Love For You Baby (Rosco Gordon) (Sun 237)
The Chicken (Rosco Gordon) (Sun 237)
Cheese And Crackers (Rosco Gordon) (Sun 257)
Shoobie Oobie (Rosco Gordon) (Sun 257)
Why Should I Cry (Rudi Richardson) (Sun 271)
Fools Hall Of Fame (Rudi Richardson) (Sun 271)
After The Hop (Bill Pinky (PI 3524)
Sally's Got A Sister (Bill Pinky) (PI 3524)
Sallo Jo (Rosco Gordon) (Sun 305)
Torro (Rosco Gordon) (Sun 305)
Original Sun Recording

The Sound Of Sun


1988 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CD SAM 103 mono digital
THE SOUND OF SUN

Contains
Bear Cat (Rufus Thomas)
Just Walkin' In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
 Feelin' Good (Little Junior Blue Flames)
Tiger Man (Rufus Thomas)
Mystery Train (Little Junior Blue Flames)
Drinkin' Wine Spodee-O-Dee (Malcolm Yelvington)
The Boogie Disease (Doctor Ross)
Red Hot (Billy Emerson)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Rock And Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison)
Bobbin' The Blues (Carl Perkins)
Red Headed Woman (Sonny Burgess)
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Flying Saucers Rock And Roll (Billy Riley)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Raunchy (Bill Justis)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Right Behind Your Baby (Ray Smith)
Pretend (Carl Mann)
Lonely Weekend (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings

The Sun Story Volume 1 - Sunrise


1990 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm Instant INS 5039 mono digital
THE SUN STORY VOLUME 1 - SUNRISE

Compact disc. An Charly Record Special Product. White label. Instant logo pressed in black at top of the label. Catalog number right from center. On the back cover Instant logo at right at bottom. Contains original Sun recordings. 

There have been other independent record labels of comparable size which have produced more top-selling blues, country and rock artists, but none have had the cumulative influence upon the music world which Sun's Memphis rockabilly has had, and continues to have. And, of course, only Sam Phillips and Sun Record discovered Elvis Presley and crystallised the elements of the rockabilly sound.
 This is a retrospective of the very best of Sun Records and Phillips International, are approaching these sides for the first time then you will understand that these are not museum pieces that belong with 3-D glasses, portable bomb-shelters and the last Studebaker but vibrant and living music made by men who were in touch with hillbilly, blues and gospel, the lifesprings of American music.

The format chosen for the set is basically chronological. We have concentrated on the capturing of raw delta blues talent, on the development of an uptemp country style, and the genesis of southern rock and roll - rockabilly. These were the most vital, the most creative and ultimately the most important parts of the story.

The result is, hopefully, balanced and interesting. We hope it is as fine listening as it is a lasting tribute to Sam Phillips and to all those who made Sun Records shine.

Between 1952 and 1968 there were 226 singles issued on the label along with 71 on the sister label, Phillips International, formed in 1957, and 8 singles on the Flip label, formed as an experiment in 1955. I ncluded in this box, an 8-page booklet with track information and liner notes by Adam Komorowski.

Contains
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston & The Delta Cats)
T-Model Boogie (Rosco Gordon)
Howlin' For My Baby (Howlin' Wolf)
Mr. Highway Man (Howlin' Wolf)
Treat Me Mean And Evil (Joe Hill Louis)
Prison Bound Blues (Willie Nix)
Tiger Man (Joe Hill Louis)
My Baby Left Me (Raymond Hill)
Sweet Home Chicago (David "Honeyboy" Edwards)
Easy (Jimmy & Walter)
Bear Cat (Rufus Thomas)
Just Walking In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
Feelin' Good (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Mystery Train (Little Junior Blue Flames)
Cotton Crop Blues (James Cotton)
The Boogie Disease (Doctor Ross)
When It Rains It Pours (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
So Long Goodbye (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Rockin' Chair Daddy (Harmonica Frank)
My Kind Of Carryin' On (Doug Pointdexter & The Starlight Wranglers)
Cry! Cry! Cry! (Johnny Cash)
Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing (Carl Perkins)
Rock "N Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
Slow Down (Jack Earls)
Original Sun Recordings

The Sun Story Volume 2 - Rockabilly Rhythm


1990 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm Instant INS 5040 mono digital
THE SUN STORY VOLUME 2 – ROCKABILLY RHYTHM

Compact disc. An Charly Record Special Product. White label. Instant logo pressed in black at top of the label. Catalog number right from center. On the back cover Instant logo at right at bottom. Contains original Sun recordings. 

There have been other independent record labels of comparable size which have produced more top-selling blues, country and rock artists, but none have had the cumulative influence upon the music world which Sun's Memphis rockabilly has had, and continues to have. And, of course, only Sam Phillips and Sun Record discovered Elvis Presley and crystallised the elements of the rockabilly sound.
 This is a retrospective of the very best of Sun Records and Phillips International, are approaching these sides for the first time then you will understand that these are not museum pieces that belong with 3-D glasses, portable bomb-shelters and the last Studebaker but vibrant and living music made by men who were in touch with hillbilly, blues and gospel, the lifesprings of American music.

The format chosen for the set is basically chronological. We have concentrated on the capturing of raw delta blues talent, on the development of an uptemp country style, and the genesis of southern rock and roll - rockabilly. These were the most vital, the most creative and ultimately the most important parts of the story.

The result is, hopefully, balanced and interesting. We hope it is as fine listening as it is a lasting tribute to Sam Phillips and to all those who made Sun Records shine.

Between 1952 and 1968 there were 226 singles issued on the label along with 71 on the sister label, Phillips International, formed in 1957, and 8 singles on the Flip label, formed as an experiment in 1955. I  ncluded in this box, an 8-page booklet with track information and liner notes by Adam Komorowski.

Contains
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two)
It's Me Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Feelin' Low (Ernie Chaffin)
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two)
Boppin' The Blues (Carl Perkins)
Dixie Fried (Carl Perkins)
There You Go (Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two)
Home Of The Blues (Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two)
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two)
Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis)
The Way Of A Woman In Love (Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two)
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Flyin' Saucers Rock And Roll (Billy Riley & His Little Green Men)
Ain't Got A Thing (Sonny Burgess)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Carl Perkins)
Red Hot (Billy Riley & His Little Green Men)
Rock Baby Rock It (Johnny Carroll)
Love My Baby (Hayden Thompson)
Milkshake Mademoiselle (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Red Cadillac & A Black Mustache (Warren Smith)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison & The Teen Kings)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
So Long I'm Gone (Warren Smith)
Raunchy (Bill Justis & His Orchestra)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Guess Things Happen That Way (Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two)
Mona Lisa (Carl Mann)
Lonely Weekend (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings

Ray Smith - Rockin' With Ray


1991 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CD SUN 32 mono digital
RAY SMITH - ROCKIN' WITH RAY

Compact disc. An Charly Record Special Product. Silver label. SUN logo pressed in black at top of the label. Catalog number right from center. On the back cover Sun logo at left at bottom, catalog number in upper right. Original Sun recordings. 

Many artists failed to get on Sun Records, some were lucky enough to get a recordings session and a release, however not many had the opportunity of having two stabs at the cherry. One such was Ray Smith who came to Sun early in 1958 recorded a dozen sides or so went on the Judd label and had a national hit with ''Rockin' Little Angel'' and subsequently returned to Sun in 1961 to record a further couple of singles.  Also included in the box, an 8-page booklet with biography and liner notes by Adam Komorowski.

Contains
Right Behind You Baby
Shake Around
You Made A Hit
Rockin' Bandit
Life Is A Flower
Two Pennies And A String
Sail Away
I Wanna Be Free
The Girl Was Meant For Me
Little Girl
Forever Yours
Why Why Why
Break Up
Willing And Eager
So You
I Won't Miss You
Travellin' Salesman
Candy Doll
Hey Boss Man
Rockin' Bandit
Original Sun Recordings

The Sun Blues Archives - Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


1990-1992 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CD SUN 36 mono digital
THE SUN BLUES ARCHIVES - VOLUMES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

5 compact disc boxset. An Charly Records Special Products. Silver label. Sun logo pressed at top of the  label. On the back cover Sun logo and catalog number left at bottom.

Contains recently discovered and  alternate versions of black music recorded in Memphis in the 1950s by Sam Phillips. Also included in the  boxsets, 8-page booklet with liner notes by Hank Davis. The Sun Blues Archive is a CD compilation set to  the boxed LP set ''Sun Records – The Blues Years (Sunbox 105) – due out on CD shortly. They also include  the best of some now-deleted Charly LPs.

1990 Volume 1 Contains ''Blue Guitar''
The Hucklebuck (Earl Hooker)
Mexicali Hip Shake (Earl Hooker)
The Drive (Earl Hooker)
Razorback (Earl Hooker)
Blue Guitar (Earl Hooker)
Bed River variations (Earl Hooker)
Move On Down The Line (Earl Hooker)
Guitar Rag (Earl Hooker)
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (Pinetop Perkins)
Walked All Night (Charlie Booker)
Harping On It (Coy Hot Shot Love)
Wolf Call Boogie (Coy Hot Shot Love)
Flypaper Boogie (L.B. Lawson & James Scott Blues Rockers)
Got My Call Card (L.B. Lawson & James Scott Blues Rockers)
Scott's Boogie (L.B. Lawson & James Scott Blues Rockers)
Missing In Action (L.B. Lawson & James Scott Blues Rockers)
Can't Love Me And My Money Too (L.B. Lawson & James Scott Blues Rockers)
If You Don't Want Me (Woodrow Adams)
The Last Time (Woodrow Adams)
Baby Tell Me Your Name (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Gonna Leave You Baby (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
So Long Baby, Goodbye (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Feel So Worried (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Original Sun Recordings

1990 Volume 2 Contains ''Bootin' Boogie''
I Don't Like It (Rosco Gordon)
Don't Take It Out Of Me (Rosco Gordon)
If You Want Your Woman (Rosco Gordon)
You Been Cheatin' On Me (Rosco Gordon)
Hey Hey Girl (Rosco Gordon)
Mean Woman (Rosco Gordon)
Real Pretty Mama (Rosco Gordon)
Shoobie Oobie (Rosco Gordon)
Sally Jo (Rosco Gordon)
Go Ahead On (Guitar Red)
Baby Please Don't Go (Guitar Red)
Love My Baby (Junior Parker)
Sittin' In The Window (Junior Parker)
Feelin' Bad (Junior Parker)
Sittin' At The Bar (Junior Parker)
Love My Baby (Junior Parker)
Don't Dog Me Around ( Eddie Snow And Elven Parr's Band)
Mean Mean Woman ( Eddie Snow And Elven Parr's Band)
Skin And Bone-1 ( Eddie Snow And Elven Parr's Band)
Skin And Bone-2 ( Eddie Snow And Elven Parr's Band)
No Teasing Around (Billy Emerson)
When My Baby Quit Me (Billy Emerson)
I'm Not Going Home (Billy Emerson)
Hey, Little Girl (Billy Emerson)
Original Sun Recordings

1992 Volume 3 Contains ''Deep Harmony''
I Wonder Why (Hunki Dori)
I'd Like To Be There (Hunki Dori)
Why Don't You Use Your Head (Hunki Dori)
Baby Don't Leave Me (Hunki Dori)
This Misery (Hunki Dori)
Workin' On A Building (Hunki Dori)
I Hear The Saviour Calling (Hunki Dori)
Old Time Religion (Hunki Dori)
Down Home (Hunki Dori)
Why Don't You Use Your Head – 2 (Hunki Dory)
I Want My Baby Back (Hunki Dori)
Fire (The Veltones)
Did You (The Veltones)
Blessed Be The Name (Southern Jubilees)
What Do You Do Next (The Prisonaires)
There Is Love In You (The Prisonaires)
Dreaming Of You (The Prisonaires)
Friends Call Me A Fool (The Prisonaires)
I Wish (The Prisonaires)
Rocking Horse (The Prisonaires)
That Chick's Too Young (The Prisonaires)
Gonna Let You Go (The Five Tinos)
Trouble (Blue Nights) (Ed Kirby)
Mean Old Gin (Ed Kirby)
Original Sun Recordings

1992 Volume 4 Contains ''Way After Midnight''
Early In The Morning (Billy Love)
There's No Use (Billy Love)
If You Want To Make Me Happy (Billy Love)
You Could Have Loved Me (Billy Love)
Gee I Wish (Billy Love)
Hey Now (Billy Love)
Way After Midnight (Billy Love)
Blues Leave Me Alone (Billy Love)
Hart's Bread Boogie (Billy Love)
Somebody's Carryin' My Rollin' On (Raymond Hill)
My Baby Left Me (Raymond Hill)
Sittin' On Top Of The World (Raymond Hill)
I'm back Pretty Baby (Raymond Hill)
We're All Gonna Do Some Wrong (Houston Stokes)
4 O'Clock Blues (Houston Stokes)
Best Friend Blues (Houston Stokes)
Baby's Gone And Left Me (Houston Stokes)
Going Crazy (Houston Stokes)
The Hammer (Instrumental) (Houston Stokes)
Satisfied (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
When My Baby Quit Me (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Shim Sham Shimmy (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
No Greater Love (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Red Hot (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Original Sun Recordings

1992 Volume 5 Contains ''Back Country Boogie''
They Call Me Talking Boy – 1 (William Talking Boy Stewart)
Country Farm Blues (William Talking Boy Stewart)
Rattlesnake Mama (William Talking Boy Stewart)
I Love My Baby (William Talking Boy Stewart)
Hey Gal – 1 (William Talking Boy Stewart)
Hey Gal – 2 (William Talking Boy Stewart)
Black Snake (William Talking Boy Stewart)
Forty Four Blues (William Talking Boy Stewart)
Talking Boy – 2 (William Talking Boy Stewart)
Country Clown (Doctor Ross)
Cat Squirrel (Doctor Ross)
Shake-A-My Hand (Doctor Ross)
That Ain't Right (Doctor Ross)
Shake 'Em On Down (Doctor Ross)
My Be Bop Gal (Doctor Ross)
Terra Mae (Doctor Ross)
Turkey Leg Woman (Doctor Ross)
Feel So Sad (Doctor Ross)
Chicago Breakdown (Doctor Ross)
Jukebox Boogie (Doctor Ross)
Boogie Disease (Doctor Ross)
Dr. Ross Boogie (Doctor Ross)
Downtown Boogie (Doctor Ross)
Industrial Boogie (Doctor Ross)
Original Sun Recordings

Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 1


1995 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm MID 8099 mono digital
ESSENTIAL SUN ROCKABILLIES - VOLUME 1

Rockabilly is a musical genre revered by the enthusiasts, yet the word started out more as a derogatory term than a compliment, a reference to hillbillies who put a beat to their music. In its purest form rockabilly only existed for about two years before it was obliterated by the commercial considerations of the music business moguls. And yet, because it was a music that came from the soul it lived on in the hearts of those who were captivated by its magic. This small band of worshippers kept it alive until new generations discovered the basic appeal of rockabilly, and youngsters started listening to and playing the music a quarter of a century after its original mayfly existence. Since the mid seventies more rockabilly music has been issued in Europe than was ever released in the mid fifties.

It may not be strictly true to say that rockabilly was born in the Sun studios at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee (more like the cotton fields of Tennessee, Mississippi and the hills of Arkansas) but it was certainly first recorded there. The Sun studio was instituted by Sam Phillips to record the blues artists that Memphis and its Beale Street is so justly famous for, but it was Sam's vision of a white boy who could capture the beat of the blues that led to the emergence of rockabilly. The vehicle that converted Sam's dreams to reality was a local boy, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, one Elvis Presley. It was who combined the white man's country music with the black man's blues and came up with the hybrid rockabilly.

What other independent record company could boast of a roster that included Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, let alone those who never fully achieved their potential like Sonny Burgess, Billy Riley, Carl Mann and Hayden Thompson.

Small wonder then that the Sun label has been shrouded in a mystique that bestows upon its artists a legendary status. For rockabilly enthusiasts that their Mecca, and all bow reverentially towards Union Avenue. Sun Rockabilly, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz: these are words that just naturally come together. When you listen to this CD you are listening to the ultimate rockabilly sound. 

Contains
Put Your Clothes On (Carl Perkins)
Red Hot (Billy Lee Riley)
We Wanna Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
Tennessee Zip (Kenneth Parchman)
Rabbit Action (Jimmy Haggett)
Come On Little Mama (Hayden Thompson)
Mad Man (Jimmy Wages)
Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (Warren Smith)
Mama Mama Mama (Hayden Thompson)
Flat Foot Sam (Tommy Blake)
Crawdad Hole (Jack Earls)
Goin’ Crazy (Mack Self)
Crazy Woman (Gene Simmons)
Tough Tough Tough (Andy Anderson)
Huh Babe (Luke McDaniel)
Ten Cats Down (The Miller Sisters)
Rakin’ And Scrapin’ (Dean Beard)
Rockin’ With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Bottle To The Baby (Charlie Feathers)
This Ole Heart Of Mine (Eddie Bond)
Milkshake Mademoiselle (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Your Lovin’ Man (Vernon Taylor)
Me And My Rhythm Guitar (Johnny Powers)
Just In Time (Harold Jenkins)
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison)
Original Sun Recordings

Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 2


1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm MID 8118 mono digital
ESSENTIAL SUN ROCKABILLIES - VOLUME 2

Rockabilly is a musical genre revered by the enthusiasts, yet the word started out more as a derogatory term than a compliment, a reference to hillbillies who put a beat to their music. In its purest form rockabilly only existed for about two years before it was obliterated by the commercial considerations of the music business moguls. And yet, because it was a music that came from the soul it lived on in the hearts of those who were captivated by its magic. This small band of worshippers kept it alive until new generations discovered the basic appeal of rockabilly, and youngsters started listening to and playing the music a quarter of a century after its original mayfly existence. Since the mid seventies more rockabilly music has been issued in Europe than was ever released in the mid fifties.

It may not be strictly true to say that rockabilly was born in the Sun studios at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee (more like the cotton fields of Tennessee, Mississippi and the hills of Arkansas) but it was certainly first recorded there. The Sun studio was instituted by Sam Phillips to record the blues artists that Memphis and its Beale Street is so justly famous for, but it was Sam's vision of a white boy who could capture the beat of the blues that led to the emergence of rockabilly. The vehicle that converted Sam's dreams to reality was a local boy, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, one Elvis Presley. It was who combined the white man's country music with the black man's blues and came up with the hybrid rockabilly.

What other independent record company could boast of a roster that included Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, let alone those who never fully achieved their potential like Sonny Burgess, Billy Riley, Carl Mann and Hayden Thompson.

Small wonder then that the Sun label has been shrouded in a mystique that bestows upon its artists a legendary status. For rockabilly enthusiasts that their Mecca, and all bow reverentially towards Union Avenue. Sun Rockabilly, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz: these are words that just naturally come together. When you listen to this CD you are listening to the ultimate rockabilly sound. 

Contains
Go Ahead Baby (Luke McDaniel
Rock Me Baby (Jimmy Haggett)
Honky Tonk Babe (Carl Perkins)
Gonna Romp And Stomp (Slim Rhodes)
Tell 'Em Off (Onie Wheeler)
Love My Baby (Hayden Thompson)
That’s The Way I Love (Johnny Carroll)
Love Dumb Baby (Ray Harris)
Heart Breakin' Love (Jimmy Wages)
Shake Around (Tommy Blake)
Chains Of Love (Gene Simmons)
Slow Down (Jack Earls)
Foolish Thoughts (Narvel Felts)
That's The Way I Feel (Jimmy Pritchett)
Treat Me Right (Kenny Parchman)
Walkin' With My Best Friends (Curtis Hoback)
Fool Proof (Mack Vickery)
Rock Around The Town (Dean Beard)
This Kind Of Love (Vernon Taylor)
Judy (Rudy Grayzell)
Johnny Valentine (Andy Anderson)
Dear John (Waren Smith)
Huh Huh Oh Yeah (Tracy Pendarvis)
Christine (Roy Hall)
Bop Pills (Mace Skipper)
Original Sun Recordings

Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 3


1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8161 mono digital
ESSENTIAL SUN ROCKABILLIES - VOLUME 3

Rockabilly is a musical genre revered by the enthusiasts, yet the word started out more as a derogatory term than a compliment, a reference to hillbillies who put a beat to their music. In its purest form rockabilly only existed for about two years before it was obliterated by the commercial considerations of the music business moguls. And yet, because it was a music that came from the soul it lived on in the hearts of those who were captivated by its magic. This small band of worshippers kept it alive until new generations discovered the basic appeal of rockabilly, and youngsters started listening to and playing the music a quarter of a century after its original mayfly existence. Since the mid seventies more rockabilly music has been issued in Europe than was ever released in the mid fifties.

It may not be strictly true to say that rockabilly was born in the Sun studios at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee (more like the cotton fields of Tennessee, Mississippi and the hills of Arkansas) but it was certainly first recorded there. The Sun studio was instituted by Sam Phillips to record the blues artists that Memphis and its Beale Street is so justly famous for, but it was Sam's vision of a white boy who could capture the beat of the blues that led to the emergence of rockabilly. The vehicle that converted Sam's dreams to reality was a local boy, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, one Elvis Presley. It was who combined the white man's country music with the black man's blues and came up with the hybrid rockabilly.

What other independent record company could boast of a roster that included Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, let alone those who never fully achieved their potential like Sonny Burgess, Billy Riley, Carl Mann and Hayden Thompson.

Small wonder then that the Sun label has been shrouded in a mystique that bestows upon its artists a legendary status. For rockabilly enthusiasts that their Mecca, and all bow reverentially towards Union Avenue. Sun Rockabilly, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz: these are words that just naturally come together. When you listen to this CD you are listening to the ultimate rockabilly sound. 

Contains
The Prisoner's Song (Sonny Burgess)
Juice Fruit (Gene Simmons)
Do Me Like You Do (Jimmy Haggett)
Whast Can I Do (Version 1) (Dean Beard)
I Dig You Baby (Tommy Blake)
Rock Boppin' Baby (Edwin Bruce)
Rock It (Johnny Carroll)
I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight (Jean Chapel)
Let's Bop (Jack Earls)
Rock All Night (Glenn Honeycutt)
My Baby Don't Rock (Luke McDaniel)
The Man In Love (Charlie Feathers)
Sweet Love On My Mind (Roy Hall)
Lonely World (Carl McVoy)
My Girl In My Hometown (Tracy Pendarvis)
Thinkin' Of Me (Mickey Gilley)
Vibrate (Version 1) (Mack Self)
Rockhouse (Harold Jenkins)
For All I'm Worth (Curtis Hobock)
Spark Of Love (Harold Dorman)
You Don't Care (Narvel Felts)
Have Myself A Ball (Malcolm Yelvington)
Dixie Fried (Carl Perkins)
Slow Rock Andf Roll (Macy Skipper)
The Frog (Lee Mitchell)
Original Sun Recordings

Ray Smith - Shake Around


1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CD 8117 mono digital
RAY SMITH - SHAKE AROUND

Shake Around collects 21 of Smith's Sun recordings and two sides of a single on Veejay. His hit "Rockin' Little Angel" on Judd, a label run by Sam Phillips' brother, isn't included, but several revered rockabilly tracks are present, "Shake Around'', "Willing And Ready". Smith vacillated between teen-oriented pop and Elvis influenced rock and roll and was sometimes artistically successful with both. Many Charlie Rich compositions are featured, as are a handful of recordings by Ray Rockin' Smyth and the Rockin' Rockers, who may or may not be Ray Smith. Anyone hungry for vintage Sun recordings will enjoy at least some of this package, as will rockabilly collectors.

Contains
Break Up
Why, Why, Why
Willing And Ready
So Young
Right Behind You Baby
You Made A Hit
Shake Around
Rockin' Bandit (Undubbed)
Sail Away
Forever Yours
I Won'T Miss You ('Til You Go)
Travelin' Salesman
Candy Doll
Hey, Boss Man
Life Is A Flower
Little Girl
I Wanna Be Free
Two Pennies And A String
The Girl Was Meant For Me
Rockin' Bandit (Undubbed)
Why, Why, Why (Alternate)
Rockin' Robin
Robbin' The Cradle
Tracks 1-21 Original Sun Recordings
Tracks 22-23 Original VeeJay Recordings
Compiled by Adam Komorowski.
Remastered by Peter Rynston at Charly Studios, London.

Jack Earls - Hey Slim, Let's Bop!


1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8197-1 mono digital
JACK EARLS - HEY SLIM, LET'S BOP!

Compact disc. An Charly Records Special Products. Black label. Photo of Jack Earls pressed left from center. Charly logo pressed in red on top of the label. On the front cover, Sun logo left on top says "Stars On". On the back cover Charly logo on top. Catalog logo in upper right.  This collection contains all the Jack Earls important Sun titles and gives some indication of his talent.  Also included in the box, 12-page booklet with biography and liner notes by Adam Komorowsky. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos. Produced for release by Joop Visser. Digital remastering at Charly Studios, London, by Peter Rynston.

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

Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950 - 1958


1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDSUNBOX 7 mono digital
SUN RECORDS - THE BLUES YEARS 1950 - 1958

8 Compact disc boxed set. An Charly Records Special Products. Blue label. Charly logo on top. Sun logo left from the center. 202-track set, which includes 31 previously unreleased sides. Each disc contains comprehensive, track-by-track liner notes. On the front cover Sun logo. On the back cover, catalog number right on top. Also included in the boxed set, an 60-pages luxury booklet with foreword and introduction notes by Neil Slaven and Roger Dopson. Liner notes in the booklet by Martin Hawkins, Hank Davis, Colin Escott, Cila Huggins, and Bez Turner. The booklet also features interviews with Sam Phillips and many of the singers and musicians, plus biographical information on each artist, a detailed Session File, and a host of photographs and memorabilia. On the back cover of the disc, Charly logo on bottom.
Disc 1 Contains
Cool Down Mama (Lost John Hunter)
Schoolboy (Lost John Hunter)
Shorty The Barber (Charlie Burse)
Gotta Let You Go (Joe Hill Louis)
Boogie In The Park (Joe Hill Louis)
Walter's Instrumental (Walter Horton)
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston)
Independent Woman (Jackie Brenston)
I'm Lonesome Baby (Ike Turner)
Ridin' The Boogie (Lou Sargent)
Juiced (Billy Love)
My Real Gone Rocket (Jackie Brenston)
Tuckered Out (Jackie Brenston)
Booted (Rosco Gordon)
Sam's Drag (L.J. Thomas & His Louisiana Playboys)
Baby Take A Chance With Me (L.B. Thomas & His Louisiana Playboys)
Country Clown (Doctor Ross)
Dr. Ross Boogie (Doctor Ross)
Little Soldier Boy (Doctor Ross)
Drop Top (Billy Love)
You're Gonna Cry (Billy Love)
T-Model Boogie (Rosco Gordon)
Can't Love Me And My Money Too (L.B. Lawson & James Scott Jr.)
Flypaper Boogie (L.B. Lawson & James Scott Jr.)
Got My Call Card (L.B. Lawson & James Scott Jr.)
Scott's Boogie (L.B. Lawson & James Scott Jr.)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Highway Man  (Howlin' Wolf)
My Troubles And Me  (Howlin' Wolf)
Getting Old And Grey  (Howlin' Wolf)
My Baby Walked Off (Howlin' Wolf)
Decorate The Counter  (Rosco Gordon)
I Wade Through Muddy Water (Rosco Gordon)
Selling My Whiskey (Jackie Boy & Little Walter)
Drivin' Slow  (Johnny London)
Flat Tire (Johnny London)
When I'm Gone (She Treats Me Mean And Evil) (Joe Hill Louis)
Dorothy Mae (Joe Hill Louis)
Baby Child   (Elven Parr's The Groove Boys)
I'm A Good Man   (Elven Parr's The Groove Boys)
In The Groove Rhumba   (Elven Parr's The Groove Boys)
Skin And Bones (Elven Parr's The Groove Boys)
Everybody"s In The Mood  (Howlin' Wolf)
Decoration Day Blues  (Howlin' Wolf)
Bluebird Blues  (Howlin' Wolf)
Well That's Alright (Howlin' Wolf)
Married Woman  (Rufus Thomas)
Decorate The Counter (Rufus Thomas)
Registration Day Blues   (Sleepy John Estes)
Policy Man Blues   (Sleepy John Estes)
Rats In My Kitchen   (Sleepy John Estes)
Runnin' Around (Sleepy John Estes)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Midnight Showers Of Rain  (Willie Nix)
Prison Bound Blues  (Willie Nix)
Riding In The Moonlight  (Willie Nix)
Let's Talk A Little Walk (Willie Nix)
Ain't Gonna Tell You No Lie (Sweet Little Woman) (James Banister)
Love You Love You Baby (Dennis Binder)
Last Time (Woodrow Adams)
Train Is Comin'  (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
If You Don't Want Me  (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
Train Is Comin' (Woodrow Adams)
Reward For My Baby (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
Love For My Baby (Walter Bradford)
Lucy Done Moved (L.C. Hubert)
West Winds Are Blowing (Walter Horton)
In The Mood
Little Walter's Boogie
We All Gotta Go Sometime (Walter Horton)
Long Gone Raymond  (Raymond Hill)
My Baby Left Me  (Raymond Hill)
Somebody's Been Carryin' Your Rollin' On
I'm Back Pretty Baby (Raymond Hill)
Seems Like A Million Years
Bakershop Boogie (Walter Tang Smith)
Every Monday Morning (Walter Tang Smith)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 4 Contains
You'll Be Sorry  (Houston Stokes)
Blue And Lonesome   (Houston Stokes)
Baby's Gone And Left Me   (Houston Stokes)
We're All Gonna Do Some Wrong (Houston Stokes)
She Comes To See Me Sometime  (Joe Hill Louis)
We All Gotta Go Sometime  (Joe Hill Louis)
She May Be Yours (Sweetest Girl In Town) (Joe Hill Louis)
I'm A Poor Boy (Joe Hill Louis)
Left Job Boogie'   (Doctor Ross)
Shake 'Em On Down (Doctor Ross)
That Ain't Right (Henry Hill With Doctor Ross)
Down South Blues (Doctor Ross)
Sweet Home Chicago (Honeyboy Edwards)
Rhumba Chillen  (Albert Williams)
Hoodoo Man (Albert Williams)
Got My Application Baby  (Handy Jackson)
Trouble Will Bring You Down (Handy Jackson)
Easy  (Jimmy & Walter)
Before Long (Jimmy & Walter)
Bear Cat   (Rosco Gordon)
Walkin' The Rain (Rufus Thomas)
Walked All Night (Charlie Booker)
Baby I'm Comin' Home (Charlie Booker)
Juice Head (Rosco Gordon)
V.O. Baby (Rosco Gordon)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 5 Contains
Call Me Anything, But Ball Me  (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
Baby, No No! (Big Memphis Ma Rainey)
Greyhound Blues  (D.A. Hunt)
Lonesome Ol' Jail (D.A. Hunt)
Party Line Blues  (Jimmy DeBerry)
Take A Little Chance  (Jimmy DeBerry)
Time Has Made A Chance (Jimmy DeBerry)
Feelin' Good  (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Fussin' And Fightin' Blues (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Work With Her Boy  (Shy Guy Douglas)
Detroit Arrow Blues (Shy Guy Douglas)
Country Farm Blues   (William Stewart)
They Call Me Talking Boy   (William Stewart)
Rattlesnake Mama   (William Stewart)
Forty Four Blues (William Stewart)
Save That Money (Rufus Thomas)
Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) (Rufus Thomas)
Believe I'll Settle Down (Boyd Gilmore)
Move On Down The Line  (Earl Hooker)
Instrumental (The Drive)  (Earl Hooker)
The Hucklebuck  (Earl Hooker)
Blue Guitar (Earl Hooker)
Pinetop's Boogie-Woogie (Pinetop Perkins)
Off The Wall  (Walter Horton)
Off The Wall (Walter Horton)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 6 Contains
Beggin' My Baby  (Little Milton)
Somebody Told Me (Little Milton)
Dead Letter Blues  (Johnny O'Neal)
Lohnny's Dream  (Johnny O'Neal)
Ucly Woman (Johnny O'Neal)
Mistreating Boogie  (Mose Vinson)
Worry You Off My Mind (Mose Vinson)
Hydramatic Woman   (Joe Hill Louis)
Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) (Joe Hill Louis)
Shine Boy   (Mose Vinson)
Reap What You Sow   (Mose Vinson)
44 Blues   (Mose Vinson)
Come See Me (My Love Has Gone) (Mose Vinson)
Mystery Train  (Little Junior's Blue Flames
Love My Baby (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Tailor Mae (Terra Mae) (Doctor Ross)
Come Back Baby 
Texas Hop  (Doctor Ross)
Chicago Breakdown  (Doctor Ross)
Cat Squirrel (Doctor Ross)
My Baby  (James Cotton)
Straighten Up Baby (James Cotton)
Carry My Business On  (Houston Stokes)
Crying In The Courthouse (Houston Stokes)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 7 Contains
Heart's Bread Boogie (Billy Love)
Wolf Call Boogie  (Coy "Hot Shot" Love)
Harmonica Jam  (Coy "Hot Shot" Love)
Wolf Call Boogie  (Coy "Hot Shot" Love)
Harpin' On It (Coy "Hot Shot" Love)
Blue Man  (Kenneth Banks)
High (Kenneth Banks)
Way After Midnight
Hey Now  (Billy Love)
Gee I Wish  (Billy Love)
The News Is All Around Town (Billy Love)
Sittin' Drinkin' And Drinkin'   (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Sittin' At The Bar   (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Sittin' At The Window   (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Feelin' Bad (Little Junior's Blue Flames)
Alone And Blue   (Little Milton)
She's My Queen   (Little Milton)
Lookin' For My Baby   (Little Milton)
Homesick For My Baby   (Little Milton)
If You Love Me Baby   (Little Milton)
I Love My Baby (Little Milton)
The Snuggle  (Raymond Hill)
Bourbon Street Jump (Raymond Hill)
Cotton Crop Blues  (James Cotton)
Hold Me In Your Arms (James Cotton)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 8 Contains
I'm Gonna Murder My Baby  (Pat Hare)
Bonus Pay (Pat Hare)
When It Rains It Pours  (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Move Baby Move   (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Shim Sham Shimmy (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Gonna Leave You Baby  (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Feel So Worried  (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
So Long Baby Goodbye  (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Feel So Worried (Sammy Lewis & Willie Johnson Combo)
Red Hot  (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Satisfied (Billy "The Kid" Emerson)
Bring Your Love Back Home To MeAin't That Right  (Eddie Snow)
Don't Dog Me Around
Mean Mean Woman  (Eddie Snow)
Stay With Me Baby (Eddie Snow)
Something For Nothing
Little Fine Healthy Thing (Billy "The" Kid Emerson)
That's What You Do To Me  (Rosco Gordon)
I'm Gonna Shake ItLet's Get High  (Rosco Gordon)
New Orleans La. (Rosco Gordon)
Get It Over Babe  (Ike Turner)
How Long Will It Last  (Ike Turner)
I'm Gonna Forget About You (Matchbox)  (Ike Turner)
You Ain't The One For Me (Ike Turner)
Original Sun Recordings

Unissued Sun Masters


March 5, 1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8137 mono digital
UNISSUED SUN MASTERS

Contains
Wampus Cat (Howard Chandler)
This Chick (Ray Garden)
Little Red Hen (Unknown Artist)
Chain Gang Charlie (Curley Money)
Love Crazy Baby (Ken Parchman)
Treat Me Right (Ken Parchman)
Johnny Valentine (Andy Anderson)
Peroxide Blond And Hopped Up Model Ford (Gene Simmons)
Rabbit Action (Jimmy Hagget)
Put Me Down (Jesse Lee Turner)
Cry Baby Cry (Narvel Felts)
Did You Tell Me (Narvel Felts)
Teenage Way (Narvel Felts)
Campus Love (Glenn Honeycutt)
You’re The Only Star (Carl McVoy)
Little Girl (Carl Mcvoy)
Everybody’s Trying To Kiss My Baby (Gene Ross)
Nothing On My Mind (Jimmy Pritchett)
Right Behind You Baby (Ray Smith)
I’m Stepping Aside (Harold Dorman)
Dance Little Girl (Cliff Thomas)
The King Is Back (Curtis Hoback)
With My Best Friend (Curtis Hoback)
Stop (Teddy Reidel)
Tired Of Love (Teddy Reidel)
Someday Baby (Dick Penner)
Remember When (Rudy Grayzell)
Don’t Got Away (Johnny Powers)
But Now That It’s Over (Johnny Powers)
If I Can’t Have You (Lynn Pratt)
Original Sun Recordings

Warren Smith - Rockabilly Legend


1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm SNAP 182 mono digital
WARREN SMITH - ROCKABILLY LEGEND

This CD includes some previously unreleased material plus a 32 page booklet. Best known as the rockabilly rebel responsible for house-rocking Sun Records singles like "Ubangi Stomp'', Warren Smith isn't one of the genre's biggest names, but his best work is right on par with Carl Perkins, Billy Lee Riley. Over the course of its 30 tracks, including not only the most familiar material but alternate tracks and other ephemera, the definitive Smith collection ''Rockabilly Legend'', makes his case in no uncertain terms. This anthology features not only Warren's rockabilly gems but some classy country moments as well, painting a full picture of his talents.

Contains
Rock And Roll Ruby
I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry
Black Jack David
Ubangi Stomp
Tell Me Who
Tonight Will Be The Last Night
The Darkest Cloud
So Long, I'm Gone
Who Took My Baby
Miss Froggie
Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache
Stop The World
Got Love If You Want It
I Fell In Love
Dear John (Studio Talk & Master)
Hank Snow Medley (Alternate Take 4)
Do I Love You
Uranium Rock
Goodbye Mr. Love
Sweet, Sweet Girl (False Start & Master)
I Couldn't Take The Chance
I Like Your Kind Of Love
Uranium Rock (Alternate Take)
Goodbye Mr. Love (Alternate Take)
Stop The World
Rock And Roll Ruby (Alternate Take)
So Long, I'm Gone (Alternate Take 2)
Old Lonesome Feeling (Incomplete Take)
My Hanging Day
Sweet, Sweet Girl (Alternate Take)
Original Sun Recordings

Sun Hillbilly


1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8181 mono digital
SUN HILLBILLY

Sam Phillips started his Sun Records label in 1952 and recorded seemingly all comers in the Memphis area, tracking gospel, blues, country, boogie, and Western swing performers and as luck would have it, a fair amount of what were termed "hillbilly" artists, who recorded all sorts of variations on the above genres. Phillips and Sun hit it big in 1954, of course, with Elvis Presley, as well as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins, but this knack for cutting sides by obscure local eccentrics also produced little known records by the likes of Hardrock Gunter and Slim Rhodes, both of whom have interesting selections included on this collection. The biggest name here is probably Charlie Feathers, although only hardcore rockabilly fans are likely to know who he is, so this set is a fine history lesson in the roots of rockabilly and in the open-minded, fortunate expansiveness of Phillips' taste in recording projects. Rockabilly, and in turn that next logical step, rock and roll, didn't come out of nowhere, and the proof is here.

Contains
Take And Give (Slim Rhodes)
If I Had As Much Money As I Have Time (Red Hadley)
Just Rollin' Along (Malcolm Yelvington)
Boogie Blues (Earl Peterson)
My Kind Of Carryin' On (Doug Poindexter)
Daisy Bread Boogie (Gene Steele)
Peepin' Eyes (Charlie Feathers)
No More (Jimmy Haggett)
Finders Keepers (The Miller Sisters)
When You Stop Loving Me (Cast King)
My Heart Tells Me (Ernie Chaffin)
No Fool Like An Old Fool (Ernie Chaffin)
Try Doin' It Right (Mississippi Slim)
Gonna Dance All Night (Hardrock Gunter)
Fiddle Bop (The Rhythm Rockers)
Fallen Angel (Hardrock Gunter)
Golden Band (Howard Chandler)
I've Never Stopped Loving You (Ramsey Kearney)
You Can't Hurt Me Anymore (Bill Strength)
Feelin' Low (Ernie Chaffin)
Defrost Your Heart (Charlie Feathers)
Goin' Crazy (Mack Self)
Baby Doll (Cast King)
Runnin' Around (Charlie Feathers)
Wedding Bells (Ernie Barton)
Workin' Shoes (Onie Wheeler)
Satisfied With Me (Cast King)
Split Personality (Clyde Leopard Band)
This Train (O.C. Hunt)
My True Love Said Goodbye (Red Williams)
Train Of Memories (Wayne Perdle)
Original Sun Recordings

Hillbilly Fillies & Rockin' Chicks


1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8182 mono digital
HILLBILLY FILLIES & ROCKIN' CHICKS

The CD "Hillbilly Fillies & Rockin' Chicks" (Charly CPCD 8182, from 1996) includes two Wanda Ballman  tracks. The liner notes by Adam Komorowski tell us: "Wanda Ballman hailed from rural North East  Arkansas, and was inducted into performing by her music teacher mother, to such good effect that by the age  of 13 she was appearing on radio in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Marriage to Charles Ballman caused her to relocate  to Denver, Colorado, where she had a country music show at the Bandbox Ballroom. In 1955 she cut her first  record on the Starday custom label in Houston, Texas, "Think It Over (Before You Cast A Stone)"/"I'm  Gonna Keep My Eye On You". She then sent in her composition "I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry" to Sam Phillips at  Sun, and Carl Perkins duly recorded it. A minor country hit in September, 1956, it prompted thoughts of  recording for Sun herself. Sam was obviously interested for in May of the following year he had her  recording five titles in Memphis. Two of them, "Heartbreak Girl" and the rocking "Ain't Got A Worry" are  included here. After failing to get a release on Sun, Wanda moved to Mesa, Arizona and concentrated on her  writing. After meeting Roy Acuff she channeled her material through Acuff-Rose and had hits recorded by  Loretta Lynn ("If You're Not Gone Too Long"), Charley Pride ("Anywhere Just Inside Your Arms") as well  as Kitty Wells. During the early 1970's, Wanda moved to Nashville with husband Charles and became  involved with the country gospel scene. Review by Dik de Heer.

Contains
Ten Cats Down (The Miller Sisters)
Welcome To The Club (Jean Chapel)
I Need A Man (Barbara Pittman)
I Wanna Rock (Patsy Holcomb)
I Won’t Be Rockin’ Tonight (Jean Chapel)
You Can’t Break The Chains Of Love (The Miller Sisters)
Sentimental Fool (Barbara Pittman)
Ain’t Got A Worry (Wanda Ballman)
Heartbreak Girl (Wanda Ballman)
Ooh That’s Good (Patsy Holcomb)
I’ll Wait Forever (Anita Wood)
I Can’t Show How I Fell (Anita Wood)
Red Velvet (The Kirby Sisters)
Craziest Feeling (The Kirby Sisters)
Two Young Fools In Love (Barbara Pitman)
Memories Of You (Magel Priesman)
Rock 'N' Roll Cinnamon Tree (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
Jumpin’ Jack (Cliff & Barbara Thomas)
Everlasting Love (Barbara Pittman)
Voice Of A Fool (Barbara Pittman)
Just One Day (Barbara Pittman)
No Matter Who’s To Blame (Barbara Pittman)
Call Me Anything But Call Me (Maggie Sue Wimberly)
Someday You Will Pay (The Miller Sisters)
There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong (The Miller Sisters)
Love Is A Stranger (The Sunrays)
Got You On My Mind (The Miller Sisters)
I Know I Can't Forget You But I'll Try (The Miller Sisters)
You Can Tell Me (The Miller Sisters)
How Long Can It Be ( Maggie Sue Wimberly)
Original Sun Recordings

Carl Mann - Rockin' Mann


1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8234 mono digital
CARL MANN - ROCKIN' MANN

''Rockin'' Man'' is a 28-track release featuring early Sun Records rocker Carl Mann, including the tracks ''Mona Lisa'', ''Pretend'', "Kansas City'', "Ain't Got No Home'', and "Blueberry Hill''. A comprehensive 28 track compilation of the best material recorded for the Sun subsidiary label, Phillips International in 1959 and 1960, at the close of the original rockabilly era.

One of the last discoveries on Sam Phillips' legendary Sun label, piano player Carl Mann was best known for his rockabilly reworking of the Nat "King" Cole pop standard "Mona Lisa." That million-selling hit positioned him as something of a softer, smoother Jerry Lee Lewis, possessed of a crooner's instincts and a velvety vibrato. Unfortunately, Mann was never able to land another hit on the level of "Mona Lisa," despite waxing a fair amount of high-quality rock and roll. Like many early rock vets, he eventually moved into country music when the rockabilly market dried up, but never successfully established himself in that arena, and gradually drifted out of music.

Contains
Mona Lisa
Foolish One
Rockin' Love
Pretend
Some Enchanted Evening
I Can't Forget You
Look At That Moon
Take These Chains From My Heart
Too Young
South Of The Border (AlternateTake)
Kansas City
The Wayward Wind
Ain't Got No Home
Blueberry Hill
I'll Always Love You, Darlin'
Baby, I Don't Care
I Don't Care
Ubangi Stomp
I'm Comin' Home
Born To Be Bad
Ain't You Got No Lovin' For Me
Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Mountain Dew
If I Could Change You
Even Tho'
Because Of You
Long Black Veil
Original Sun Recordings

Sun Rock 'N' Roll - Volume 1


January 1, 1997 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8277 mono digital
SUN ROCK 'N' ROLL - VOLUME 1

Sun Rock And Roll Volume 1 is a treasure chest of curiosities for fans of Sun Records and early rock and roll in general. The 30 selections are mostly non-hits and obscurities from the late 1950s and early 1960s, including a track by Cliff Gleaves, a long-time member of Elvis Presley's Memphis Mafia. Some names will be familiar to many listeners: Dickey Lee, Thomas Wayne (his hit version of "Tragedy" is here), Mickey Gilley, Carl McVoy, and Ace Cannon ("Tuff"). The quality is high throughout, and some of the unknowns (Ernie Barton's "Shut Your Mouth," for one) rival the recordings of those who would later become famous. A photo- and text-filled 12-page booklet provides biographical info for each of the performers.

Contains
You Better Dig It (Bill Johnson)
Walkin' And Talkin' (Mack Owen)
Diamond Ring (Jimmy Isle)
Ooh Wee (Brad Suggs)
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight (Carl McVoy)
More Pretty Girls Than One (Edwin Howard)
Hey Baby Doll (Eddie Bush)
You're Cheatin' Heart (Cliff Gleaves)
Let 'Em Talk (Harold Dorman)
Tuff (Ace Cannon)
Shut Your Mouth (Ernie Barton)
Hula Bop (Smokey Joe Baugh)
Shake 'Em Up Baby (Frank Ballard)
Hambone (Rayburn Anthony)
Bobaloo (Bill Johnson)
Belle Of The Suwanee (Tracy Pendarvis)
Wait 'Til Saturday Night (Harold Dorman)
I Wanna Make Sweet Love ( Jerry McGill And The Topcoats)
Mean Ol World (Cliff Thomas)
Rockin' History (Jimmy Williams)
I'm Lossing You (Red Williams)
Tragedy (Thomas Wayne)
C'Mon Baby, Have A Little Party (Mickey Gilley)
No More Crying The Blues (Alton & Jimmy)
Good Gragious (The Vel-Tones)
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Barbara Pittman)
Baby Doll (The Four Dukes)
All I Want Is You (Jimmy Williams)
Memories Never Grown Old (Dicvkey Lee)
Original Sun Recordings

706 Union Instrumentals


1997 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8302 mono digital
706 UNION INSTRUMENTALS

Compact disc. An Charly Records Special Products. Black disc. Charly logo on top. Catalog number in upper right. 4 photographs left the disc included Bill Justis, Sonny Burgess, Earl Hooker and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The Sun label of Memphis was renowned for its blues and rockabilly, but instrumentals have not featured prominently in its annals. There was of course Bill Justis who hit the big time with ''Raunchy'', Brad Suggs who had a few instrumental singles, and Ace Cannon was around, but his payday came on Hi. However, ever the years of dipping into the Sun vaults, the odd instrumentals has emerged here and there. Some from a bluesground, some from a rockabilly background, others plain pop. As many of these assorted non vocal tracks, as time allow, have been assembled in this package, which is in effect a digital successor to an earlier Charly LP, ''Tough Stuff'' (CD 30186) from 1980. Fifteen out of the sixteen sides on that album appear on this compilation, the sole exception being ''Eddie's Blues'' which credited to Carl Mann and Eddie Bush.

We suspect that it isn't what it purports to be: the sleeve notes refer to Carl's piano, but there is no trace of the 88 keys, nor does the guitar sound remotely like Eddie Bush to the ears. Finally, the track is not listed either under Carl Mann or Eddie Bush in the Sun Sessions Discography, apart from which it is a fairly dirgy offering, and has not therefore been included in this set.  Also included on the disc, 12-page booklet biography with liner notes by Adam Komorowki. Compiled produced for release by Joop Visser and the tracks are digital remastered at Charly Studios by Peter Rynston.

Contains
Bo Diddley (Jimmy Van Eaton)
Itchy (Sonny Burgess)
Bop Train (Bill Justis)
706 Union (Brad Suggs)
Raunchy (Bill Justis)
Groovy Train (Wade Caggle & Escorts)
Highland Rock (Wade Cagle & Excorts)
Flip Flop & Bop (Bill Justis)
Scuttlebut (Bill Justis)
Rockin' At The Woodchopper's Ball (Johnny Bernero Band)
Bernero's Boogie (Johnny Bernero Band)
Tuff (Ace Cannon)
Sugarfoot Rag (Martin Willis)
Rolando (Roland Janes)
Uncle Sam Rock (Roland Janes)
Thunderbird (Sonny Burgess)
The Hucklebuck (Earl Hooker)
The Razorback (Earl Hooker)
Red River Variations (Earl Hooker)
Jack's Jump (Fran Frost)
Crawlback (Frank Frost)
Cloudy (Brad Suggs)
Scroungieville (Bill Justis)
College Man (Bill Justis)
Times Sho' Getting Ruff (Quintones)
In The Mood (The Hawk)
Lewis Workout (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I Get The Blues When It Rains (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Original Sun Recordings

Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 4


1997 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8236 mono digital
ESSENTIAL SUN ROCKABILLIES - VOLUME 4

Rockabilly is a musical genre revered by the enthusiasts, yet the word started out more as a derogatory term than a compliment, a reference to hillbillies who put a beat to their music. In its purest form rockabilly only existed for about two years before it was obliterated by the commercial considerations of the music business moguls. And yet, because it was a music that came from the soul it lived on in the hearts of those who were captivated by its magic. This small band of worshippers kept it alive until new generations discovered the basic appeal of rockabilly, and youngsters started listening to and playing the music a quarter of a century after its original mayfly existence. Since the mid seventies more rockabilly music has been issued in Europe than was ever released in the mid fifties.

It may not be strictly true to say that rockabilly was born in the Sun studios at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee (more like the cotton fields of Tennessee, Mississippi and the hills of Arkansas) but it was certainly first recorded there. The Sun studio was instituted by Sam Phillips to record the blues artists that Memphis and its Beale Street is so justly famous for, but it was Sam's vision of a white boy who could capture the beat of the blues that led to the emergence of rockabilly. The vehicle that converted Sam's dreams to reality was a local boy, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, one Elvis Presley. It was who combined the white man's country music with the black man's blues and came up with the hybrid rockabilly.

What other independent record company could boast of a roster that included Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, let alone those who never fully achieved their potential like Sonny Burgess, Billy Riley, Carl Mann and Hayden Thompson.

Small wonder then that the Sun label has been shrouded in a mystique that bestows upon its artists a legendary status. For rockabilly enthusiasts that their Mecca, and all bow reverentially towards Union Avenue. Sun Rockabilly, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz: these are words that just naturally come together. When you listen to this CD you are listening to the ultimate rockabilly sound. 

Contains
Red Headed Woman (Sonny Burgess)
High High High (Luke McDaniel)
Lonely Wolf (Ray Harris)
I Feel Like Rockin' (Kenny Parchman)
You Better Believe It (Tommy Blake)
Don't Lie To Me (Dean Beard)
Pop And Mama (Gene Simmons)
Fairlane Rock (Hayden Thompson)
Miss Pearl (Jimmy Wages)
Lovin' Memories (Mack Self)
Blue Day Tomorrow (Vernon Taylor)
Drive In (Mack Vickory)
Oh Yeah (Carl McVoy)
I Need Your Lovin' Kiss (Harold Jenkins)
My Bonnie (Curtis Hoback)
Love Is My Business (Cliff Gleaves)
Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On (Mickey Gilley)
Cindy Lou (Dick Penner)
Donna Lee (Charlie Rich)
To Be With You (Harold Dorman)
A Thousand Guitars (Tracy Pendarvis)
Honey Bee (Don Hinton)
Heart Throb (Jack Frost)
Watch That Stuff (Macy Skipper)
My Girl And His Girl (Roy Hall)
Frankie And Johnny (Charlie Feathers)
Linda (Ernie Chaffin)
My Babe (Narvel Felts)
Original Sun Recordings

Barbara Pittman - Getting Better All The Time


1997 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm SROLLCD816X mono digital
BARBARA PITTMAN - GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME

Getting Better All the Time compiles most of Barbara Pittman's recordings for Sun and Phillips International, including her classic rockabilly cuts "I Need A Man'', "Sentimental Fool'', "Everlasting Love'', and the title cut. Other tracks veer toward country ("Cold Cold Heart") or teen-oriented pop ("Two Young Fools In Love"), and the collection is rounded out with both sides of a single she recorded with a vocal group as The Sunrays and many alternate takes and demos. Pittman is revered by rockabilly cultists as a pioneering woman of rock and roll, but her legacy mostly boils down to the few aforementioned rockabilly cuts; the remaining material is largely disposable, particularly the inferior alternate takes. This 27-song CD offers good value for its low import price, but there is too much mediocre music here to make it worthwhile for any but the most avid rockabilly and Sun Records collectors.

Contains
I Need A Man
No Matter Who's To Blame
Sentimental Fool (First Version)
Voice Of A Fool
Two Young Fools In Love
I'm Getting Better All The Time
Take My Sympathy (First Version)
Cold Cold, Heart
Everlasting Love
Eleventh Commandment
 Handsome Man
Just One Day
Love Is A Stranger (The Sunrays)
Lonely Hours (The Sunrays)
Sentimental Fool (Second Version)
 Cold, Cold, Heart (First Version Alternate)
Everlasting Love (First Version Alternate)
No Matther Who's To Blame (First Version Alternate)
I'm Getting Better All The Time (First Version)
 Take My Sympathy (Demo)
Two  Young Fools In Love (Demo)
I'm Getting Better All The Time (Demo)
Sentimental Fool (Demo)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I'm Getting Better All
The Time (Third Version Alternate)
Original Sun Recordings

Sun Rock 'N' Roll - Volume 2


1998 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8318 mono digital
SUN ROCK 'N' ROLL - VOLUME 2

The Best Of Sun Rock 'N' Roll, Volume 2 features a number of original historic cuts that made the label legendary but it also focuses on lesser-known obscurities that are, in many cases, just as enjoyable. Included alongside hits by Wade Cagle, Alton & Jimmy, Glenn Honeycutt, Charlie Rich, Curtis Hoback, and Ernie Barton.

Contains
Forty Days (Wade Cagle)
Owee, Owee (Wade Cagle)
Lovestruck (Jerry McGill & The Topcoats)
She's A Woman (Smokey Joe Baugh)
Trouble (Johnny Powers)
Gonna Give A Party (James Woods)
Lock You In My Heart (James Woods)
Hey Mr. Blues (James Woods)
Somehow We'll Find A Way (Roger Fakes)
Why Do I Love You (Alton & Jimmy)
I Just Don't Know (Alton & Jimmy)
What's The Use (Alton & Jimmy)
Don't Be Runnin' Wild (Ken Cook)
I Was A Fool (Roy Orbison)
Stairway To Nowhere (Ernie Barton)
Little Bitty Pretty Girl (Roland Janes)
Stop The World (And Let Me Off) (Carl Mann)
Without A Love (Jimmy Isle)
I'll Be Satisfied (Carl McVoy)
Born To Lose (Carl McVoy)
It Makes No Different Now (Carl McVoy)
Yes Ma' Am (Charlie Rich)
Trip Into Love (Curtis Hoback)
Bagpipe Rock (Glenn Honeycutt)
Hula Hula (Glenn Honeycutt)
Original Sun Recordings

Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 5


February 18, 1998 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8317 mono digital
ESSENTIAL SUN ROCKABILLIES - VOLUME 5

The fifth volume of Charly's Essential Sun Rockabillies series continues their collector-sanctioned mission to reissue every rockabilly inch of tape ever recorded or owned by Sun Records. There are a number of interesting items, including early recordings by future country and pop stars Dickey Lee, Conway Twitty (as Harold Jenkins), Ed Bruce (as Edwin Bruce), Jumpin' Gene Simmons, and Narvel Felts. Other artists are well known among Sun enthusiasts, including Malcolm Yelvington, Sonny Burgess, and Tracy Pendarvis. The Sun rockabilly tapes have been exhaustively reissued so, despite the obscurity of many of these tracks, none is previously unreleased. However, the assortment of alternate takes ensures that few collectors will already have every recording on offer. The sound quality is very good, the program is lengthy, and the liner notes informative, but most of these cuts were never released in their day because they were deemed unfit for one reason or another. Only serious rockabilly collectors will have need for them today. If you fall into that category, the Charly series and Bear Family's That'll Flat Git It! volumes devoted to Sun are recommended for their attention to detail and minimal overlap.

Contains
Greenback Dollar Watch And Chain (Alternate) (Ray Harris)
Take Me (First Version) (Jimmy Wages)
Rhythm Called Rock And Roll (Jimmy Haggett)
Get It Off Your Mind (Kenny Parchman)
Lonesome Feeling (Narvel Felts)
Money, Money, Money (First Version) (Gene Simmons)
I Need Your Love (Dean Beard)
Don't You Worry (Sid Watson)
Red Headed Woman (First Version) (Sonny Burgess)
Where'd You Stay Last Night (Ray Harris)
Sweetie Pie (Tommy Blake)
Doll Baby (Narvel Felts)
Lonely River (Narvel Felts)
Let 'Em Know (Tommy Ruick)
Hypnotized (Tracy Pendarvis)
Crazy Dreams (Second Version) (Harold Jenkins)
Please Don't Cry Over Me (Jim Williams)
I Lost My Baby (Roy Hall)
Don't Need Your Lovin' Baby (Dick Penner)
Good Lovin' (Dickey Lee)
Bop Bop Baby (Wade & Dick)
Mad At You (Alternate Version) (Mack Self)
Broke My Guitar (Eddie Bond)
That's What I Tell My Heart (Luke McDaniel)
Laughin' and Jokin' (Ernie Chaffin)
Yakety Yak (Malcolm Yelvington)
Original Sun Recordings

Essential Sun Rockabillies - Volume 6


July 1, 1999 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8352 mono digital
ESSENTIAL SUN ROCKABILLIES - VOLUME 6

Rockabilly is a musical genre revered by the enthusiasts, yet the word started out more as a derogatory term than a compliment, a reference to hillbillies who put a beat to their music. In its purest form rockabilly only existed for about two years before it was obliterated by the commercial considerations of the music business moguls. And yet, because it was a music that came from the soul it lived on in the hearts of those who were captivated by its magic. This small band of worshippers kept it alive until new generations discovered the basic appeal of rockabilly, and youngsters started listening to and playing the music a quarter of a century after its original mayfly existence. Since the mid seventies more rockabilly music has been issued in Europe than was ever released in the mid fifties.

It may not be strictly true to say that rockabilly was born in the Sun studios at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee (more like the cotton fields of Tennessee, Mississippi and the hills of Arkansas) but it was certainly first recorded there. The Sun studio was instituted by Sam Phillips to record the blues artists that Memphis and its Beale Street is so justly famous for, but it was Sam's vision of a white boy who could capture the beat of the blues that led to the emergence of rockabilly. The vehicle that converted Sam's dreams to reality was a local boy, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, one Elvis Presley. It was who combined the white man's country music with the black man's blues and came up with the hybrid rockabilly.

What other independent record company could boast of a roster that included Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, let alone those who never fully achieved their potential like Sonny Burgess, Billy Riley, Carl Mann and Hayden Thompson.

Small wonder then that the Sun label has been shrouded in a mystique that bestows upon its artists a legendary status. For rockabilly enthusiasts that their Mecca, and all bow reverentially towards Union Avenue. Sun Rockabilly, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz: these are words that just naturally come together. When you listen to this CD you are listening to the ultimate rockabilly sound. 

Contains
You Call Everybody Darlin' (Kenneth Parchman)
Flat Foot Sam (Tommy Blake)
Born To Sing The Blues (Alternate Version 5) (Harold Jenkins)
Drinkin' Scotch (Gene Simmons)
I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry (Warren Smith)
Take Me (Alternate Version Take 1) (Jimmy Wages)
Blues, Blues, Blues (Alternate Version 2) (Hayden Thompson)
Judy (Rudy Grayzell)
How Come You Do Me (Alternate Version 1) (Jimmy Haggett)
Foolish Heart (Ray Harris)
Huh Babe (Alternate Version Take 2) (Luke McDaniel)
Willie Brown (Mack Self)
Fine Little Baby (Dick Penner)
Be Honest  With Me (Carl McVoy)
Sweet Rockin' Mama (Jimmy Williams)
Baby That's Good (Ed Bruce)
Rockin' With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Rockin' Daddy (Eddie Bond)
Move Baby Move (Dick Penner)
Kiss Me Baby (Narvel Felts)
Mystery Train (Vernon Taylor)
Southbound Line (Tracy Pendarvis)
Rock All Night (Alternate Version Take 1) (Glenn Honeycutt)
Do Me Like You Do (Jimmy Haggett)
What's The Reason (Kenneth Parchman)
Long Time Gone (Dean Beard)
Original Sun Recordings

SUN ROCK 'N' ROLL - VOLUME 3


1999 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8353 mono digital
SUN ROCK 'N' ROLL – VOLUME 3

The third volume in Charly's Sun Rock 'N' Roll series unearths additional Sun and Phillips International rarities the compilers classify as rock rather than rockabilly. Only a few of the recordings were actually issued by Sun or Phillips International, the rest are unreleased masters, unfinished underdubs, or demos, some of which have surfaced on earlier compilations. Despite the obscurity of most of the cuts, only three are previously unreleased. Collectors of Sun rockabilly will recognize many of the artists here, from semilegendary Elvis Presley sound-alike Johnny Powers to Jerry Lee Lewis' cousin Carl McVoy, but others will be unknown even to those who make a point of accumulating Sun compilations. Sam Phillips originally chose not to release the majority of this material for reasons that are often readily apparent. For instance, Tony Austin's strange lounge version of "Blue Suede Shoes" is simply artistically unsuccessful, while other songs are roughly recorded and played. Anyone who routinely buys this sort of anthology knows what to expect, so the important thing is that there be a lot of tracks, detailed liner notes, and good sound quality.

Contains
Lord Hoody (Tommy Blake)
With Your Love, With Your Kiss (Johnny Powers)
Apron Strings (Curtis Hoback)
My One Desire (Jimmy Williams)
Tootsie (Carl McVoy)
Leave It To Me (Cliff Thomas)
Silly Blues (Bobbie And The Boys)
You're Just My Kind (Will Mercer)
Crazy Baby (Ken Cook)
Hey, Good Lookin' (Eddie Cash)
Open The Door Richard (Ernie Barton)
High School Rock (Bill Pinkney & The  Jerks)
Move On Down (Frank Ballard)
I'll Change My Ways (Danny Stewart)
Blue Suede Shoes (Tony Astin)
Wild Woman (Wade & Dick)
My And My Blues (Teddy Reidel)
Congratulations To You Joe (Sid Watson)
Have Faith In My Love (Alton & Jimmy)
Is It Too Late (Tracy Pendarvis)
Alice Blue Gown (Rayburn Anthony)
What Will I Do (Wayne Cogswell)
The Last Goodnight (Cliff Thomas)
Be Wise, Don't Cry (Glenn Honeycutt)
I'll Be Around (Jack Frost) 
Original Sun Recordings

The Sun Records Story


2002 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm SNAJ 713 mono digital
THE SUN RECORDS STORY

This three-disc, 84-track collection does a mostly good job of detailing the fabulous history of Sam Phillips' legendary Sun Records imprint, which was launched in 1952, but only mostly, because while it has a wonderful selection of artists and styles, from gospel, blues, and hillbilly to country, Western swing, and nascent rock and roll, from Harmonica Frank Floyd and Howlin' Wolf to Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis, it lacks tracks (save for a duet with Lewis on "Walk That Lonesome Valley") by the artist who really put Sun Records on the musical map, the one and only Elvis Presley. That's a bit like ignoring the huge, restless elephant in the living room, but other than that, this is a delightful and revealing set.

Disc 1 Contains
Cool Down Mama (Lost John Hunter)
Boogie In The Park (Joe Hill Louis)
Howling Tom Cat (Harmonica Frank Floyd)
Highway Man (Howlin' Wolf)
Juiced (Billy Love)
Juiced (Billy Love)
T. Model Boogie (Rosco Gordon)
iger Man (Rufus Thomas)
Love My Baby (Little Junior Parker)
Come Back Baby (Doctor Ross)
Cotton Crop (James Cotton)
I'm Gonna Murder My Baby (Pat Hare)
Time Has Made A Change (Jimmy DeBerry)
Red Hot (Billy 'The Kid' Emerson)
Look To Jesus (The Jones Brothers)
Dark Muddy Bottom (Billy Lee Riley)
Hello, Hello Baby (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Listen To Me, Baby (Smokey Joe Baugh)
Boogie Blues (Earl Peterson)
Troublesome Waters (Howard Serratt)
Gonna Dance All Night (Hardrock Gunter)
Don't Believe (Slim Rhodes)
Defrost Your Heart (Charlie Feathers)
Sure To Fall (Carl Perkins)
Fool Proof (Mack Vickery)
Now She Cares No More For Me (Doug Poindexter)
Jump Right Out Of This (Onie Wheeler)
You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven (Jerry Lee Lewis)
A Fool For Lovin' You (Jack Earls)
I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry (Warren Smith)
Come In Stranger (Johnny Cash)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Rockin' Daddy (Eddie Bond)
Crazy Arms (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Mean Little Mama (Roy Orbison)
Got Love If You Want It (Warren Smith)
Crawdad Song (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Her Love Rubbed Off (Carl Perkins)
Mad Man (Jimmy Wages)
Love My Baby (Hayden Thompson)
Miss Froggie ( Warren Smith)
Pearly Lee (Billy Lee Riley)
Deep Elem Blues (Jerry Lee Lewis)
That Don't Move Me (Carl Perkins)
All Night Rock (Glenn Honeycutt)
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Rock With Me Baby (Billy Lee Riley)
Fine Little Baby (Dick Penner)
Rockin' With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Baby That's Good (Edwin Bruce)
My Baby Don't Rock (Luke McDaniel)
Miss Pearl (Jimmy Wages)
That's Right (Carl Perkins)
So Glad You're Mine (Sonny Burgess)
Willing And Ready (Ray Smith)
Shake Around (Tommy Blake)
Crazy Woman (Gene Simmons)
Judy (Rudy Grayzell)
Good Rockin' Tonight (Jerry Lee Lewis)
A Woman's Love (Thrill Of Your Love) (Carl McVoy)
Tough, Tough, Tough (Andy Anderson)
(Take Me From This) Garden Of Evil (Jimmy Wages)
Have Faith In My Love (Alton & Jimmy)
Walk That Lonesome Valley (Elvis Presley)
Search For Me (Glenn Honeycutt)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brentson)
Just Walkin' In The Rain (The Prisonaires)
Bear Cat (Rufus Thomas)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
When It Rains It Pours (Billy 'The Kid' Emerson)
Mystery Train (Little Junior Parker)
Boppin' The Blues (Carl Perkins)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Flying Saucer Rock Anmd Roll (Billy Lee Riley)
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison)
We Wanna Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
Dixie Fried (Carl Perkins)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Red Hot (Billy Lee Riley)
Big River (Johnny Cash)
Rock And Roll Ruby (Warren Smith)
Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Honey Don't (Carl Perkins)
Red Headed Woman (Sonny Burgess)
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Johnny  Cash)
High School Confidential (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich)
I'm Coming Home (Carl Mann)
Who Will The Next Fool Be (Charlie Rich)
What'd I Say (Jerry Lee  Lewis)
Guess Things Happen That Way (Johnny Cash)
Raunchy (Bill Justis)
Mona Lisa (Carl Mann )
Whirlwind (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings

Charlie Feathers - Gone Gone Gone


2005 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm SNAP 230 mono digital
CHARLIE FEATHERS – GONE GONE GONE

Compact disc. An Charly Record Special Product. Yellow label. Charly logo pressed in red on top of the label. Photo of Charlie Feathers pressed on disc. Catalog number below Charly from center. On the back cover Charly right above. Contains original all the important Sun recordings. 

Forget the received wisdom about rebellious teenagers and the post-war rise of rock and roll because frankly it's a crock. Even when rock and roll in whiteface dominated singles sales courtesy of increasingly pretty, bland, anodyne middle American youth - delete according to taste - an alternative universe continued to flourish a wormhole away. The fifties were just as much about the jazzily proficient ministrations of the Four Freshmen, aided and abetted by guitarist Barney Kessel and bubbling, farting horn sections. They were about supremely talented saloon singers like Sinatra, Bennett, Greco and Torme, not to mention the supperclub delights wrought by Lena Horne or Abbe Lincoln poured into a sheath dress. There was breathless seduction from Peggy Lee, urbane lyrics courtesy of Sammy Cahn, the sheer exotica of Yma Sumac. To call them easy listening does them no service at all because they were the seriously accomplished cream of a long tradition and their audience was undeniably adult.

But back to the future with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, doo-wop and the achievement of youth, if you bought the myth, and the same incontrovertible fact loomed large - this revolutionary music was no such thing. It too had deep roots and was simply the latest slant on music a nation was intent on forgetting.

And there was no one less visible than Charlie Feathers, the Robert Johnson of rockabilly and a prince in his own cotton patch. But then no one in the record business had today's purchase on the possibilities of niche marketing and no one called anything Americana. This collection contains all the important Sun titles and gives some indication of the considerable talent of a man whose whole life was a work in progress.  Also included in the box, 8-page booklet with biography information and annotated by by Clive Anderson.

Contains
Peepin' Eyes
I've Been Deceived
Defrost Your Heart
Wedding Gown Of White
Bottle To The Baby (Early Demo)
We're Getting Closer To Being Apart
The Man In Love
Runnin' Around
So Ashamed
Honky Tonk Kind
Frankie And Johnny
Corrine, Corrina
Someday You Will Pay (with The Miller Sisters)
I've Been Deceived (Alternate Version)
Defrost Your Heart (Alternate Version)
Bottle To The Baby (Later Demo)
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Uh Huh, Honey
Mound Of Clay
Tongue-Tied Jill
Gone, Gone, Gone
Two To Choose
Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On
Folsom Prison Blues
1-16 Original Sun Recordings
17-24 Original Meteor/Redneck Recordings


June 12, 2006 Charly Records (iTunes) Internet mp3 (mono)
THE FOUR UPSETTERS SELECTED HITS

The Four Upsetters did a lot of recordings at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis during the first six months of  1963. Off the 19 tracks caught on tape, a total of four were originally released on the Sun label. Here included some  unreleased tracks recorded on the Sam Phillips Recording Studio at Madison Avenue, Memphis, sessions  respectively January 14, June 30, July 12, 1963.

The Four Upsetters was formed by leader and drummer John Guthrie and guitarplayer Luke Writht in  Middlesboro, Kentucky in 1959. They were signed by Sun Records in 1961 and recorded and toured with  Jerry Lee Lewis and Charlie Rich until l964 when John was drafted in the army along with label mate Carl  Mann. John Guthrie is currently playing piano in lounges and private parties.

Contains
You Can't Sit Down
Wabash Cannonball
Put Your Arms Around Me
Over The Waves
My Blue Heaven
Makin' Believe
Crazy Arms
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blueberry Hill
Big B
Lonely Weekends
I Got A Woman
I'm Coming Home
Honky Tonk
Draggin' The Ridge
Original Sun Recordings

Sonny Burgess - Rock 'N' Roll Legend


October 14, 2008 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CRR 010 mono digital
SONNY BURGESS - ROCK 'N' ROLL LEGEND

Sonny Burgess is one of the wildest rockers to record for the legendary Sun label in Memphis. He and his  band the Pacers came out of Newport, Arkansas, with a hard-rocking style that, unlike that of most  rockabillies, owed little to nothing in the way of a stylistic debt to country music. With his red-dyed hair,  matching stage suit and guitar, and wild stage performances, Burgess made mincemeat of the competition on  many of the early-1950s rock and roll package tours. Though his Sun releases never brought him much in the  way of commercial success, his recordings nonetheless remain landmarks of the early rockabilly style.  Burgess later toured and recorded with other Memphis alumni in the Sun Rhythm Section, and during the  new millennium hit the road and the studio under the moniker of Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers  (celebrating the Pacers' 50th anniversary in 2005). Burgess and the Legendary Pacers issued the Gijon  Stomp! album, a collection of new recordings, on the El Toro label in 2009. Clearly, the rockin' flame that is  Sonny Burgess refuses to be snuffed out. Liner notes by Cub Koda.

Contains
We Wanna Boogie
Red Headed Woman
Feelin Good
Aint Got A Thing
Restless
Truckin Down The Avenue
Fannie Brown
Goin Home
Please Listen To Me
My Buckets Got A Hole In It
Tomorrow Never Comes
All My Sins Are Taken Away
My Babe
Tomorrow Night
Daddy Blues
So Glad Youre Mine
Sweet Misery
Find My Baby For Me
One Night
Itchy
Thunderbird'
Little Town Baby
A Kiss Goodnight
Sadies Back In Town
Don't Be That Way
Youre Not The One For Me
Y.O.U.
Mama Loochie
Always Will One Broken Heart
Original Sun Recordings

Sun Rockabilly Meltdown

February 9, 2009 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rom SNAJ 743 mono digital
SUN ROCKABILLY MELTDOWN

3 compact disc set, 107 rockabilly classics from the vaults of Sun Records. Featuring Elvis Presley, Carl  Perkins, Roy Orbison and many more. Elvis Presley introduced the rockabilly sound to the world with the  seminal recordings he made in 1954 at Sun Records. These were to epitomise the famous Sun sound and set  the scene for the rock and roll explosion that was just around the corner. This raw and exciting sound, a  remarkable fusion of white country music and black rhythm and blues, quickly found an eager audience with  the youth of the day.

Rockabilly has endured the test of time and remains as popular as ever with listeners of all age groups. The  set is strikingly-packaged in a compact hard box and includes a 28-page lavishly illustrated colour booklet,  with each of its three discs housed in its own slipcase.

Disc 1 Contains
Mystery Train (Elvis Presley)
Milkshake Mademoiselle (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Dear John (Warren Smith)
We Wanna Boogie (Sonny Burgess)
Pink Pedal Pushers (Carl Perkins)
Walkin' Shoes (Onie Wheeler)
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Malcolm Yelvington)
Blues, Blues, Blues (Hayden Thompson)
Move, Baby, Move (Dick Penner)
Southbound Line (Tracy Pendarvis)
Baby, I Don't Care (Carl Mann)
Yes, Ma'am (Charlie Rich)
Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins)
Domino (Roy Orbison)
Break Up (Ray Smith)
Pearly Lee (Billy Lee Riley)
Rockin' With Red (She Knows How To Rock Me) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Slow Down (Jack Earls)
Gonna Romp And Stomp (Slim Rhodes)
I Lost My Baby (Roy Hall)
One Broken Heart (Hayden Thompson)
Drive-In (Mack Vickery)
Please Be Mine (Come To Me) (Tracy Pendarvis)
Love Dumb Baby (Ray Harris)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Wild One (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I'm Sorry, I'm Not Sorry (Carl Perkins)
Sonny Boy (Jimmy Williams)
Good Lovin' (Dickey Lee)
I Just Don't Know (Alton & Jimmy)
Hula Bop (Smokey Joe Baugh)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
If It Wasn't For Love (Glenn Honeycutt)
Try Doin' Right (Mississippi Slim)
I Don't Love Nobody (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Welcome To The Club (Jean Chapel)
Her Love Rubbed Off (Carl Perkins)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
Crawdad Hole (Jack Earls)
Mean Woman Blues (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I Want You Baby (Billy Lee Riley)
You Better Believe It (Tommy Blake)
To Be With You (Harold Dorman)
That's The Way I Feel (Jimmy Pritchett)
Is It Me (Tracy Pendarvis)
Whirlpool (Ernie Barton)
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Thinkin' Of Me (Mickey Gilley)
Little Town Baby (Sonny Burgess)
Who Took My Baby (Warren Smith)
Little Girl (Carl McVoy)
Why, Why, Why (Ray Smith)
Fairlane Rock (Hayden Thompson)
Don't Need Your Lovin' Baby (Dick Penner)
Have Myself A Ball (Malcolm Yelvington)
Go Ahead, Baby (Luke McDaniel)
Put Your Cat Clothes On (Carl Perkins)
Little Boy Blue (Jerry Arnold)
Bop A Cha-Cha Baby (Tracy Pendarvis)
Pretend (Carl Mann)
Friday Night (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Treat Me Right (Kenneth Parchman)
Two Timin' Woman (Johnny Cash)
Crazy Baby (Ken Cook & Roy Orbison)
Trying To Get To You (Elvis Presley)
Voice Of A Fool (Barbara Pittman)
On Mobile Bay (Glenn Honeycutt)
Wampus Cat (Howard Chandler)
Glad All Over (Carl Perkins)
Lewis Boogie (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Shake, Rattle And Roll (Gene Simmons)
Flying Saucer Rock And Roll (Billy Lee Riley)
Blue Suede Shoes (Charlie Rich)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
Milkcow Blues Boogie (Elvis Presley)
Cool, Cool Ways (Sexy Ways) (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Fire Engine Red (Jimmy Williams)
Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich)
I Dig You, Baby (Tommy Blake)
Rock Boppin' Baby (Edwin Bruce)
Your Cheatin' Heart (Cliff Gleaves)
Waitin' For You (Johnny Powers)
Hypnotized (Tracy Pendarvis)
Don't You Worry (Sid Watson)
Apron Strings (Curtis Hoback)
Dixie Fried (Carl Perkins)
Willing And Ready (Ray Smith)
Put Me Down (Jesse Lee Turner)
She's Gone Away (Ernie Barton)
This Old Heart Of Mine (Eddie Bond)
Rockin' With My Baby (Malcolm Yelvington)
Mama, Mama, Mama (Hayden Thompson)
Whole Lotta Twistin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Miss Pearl (Jimmy Wages)
Problem Child (Ken Cook)
I Love You, I Adore You (Carl Mann)
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Elvis Presley)
Come On Little Mama (Ray Harris)
Truckin' Down The Avenue (Sonny Burgess)
Caldonia (Carl Perkins)
I Want To Be Free (Ray Smith)
Come Back Baby) One More Time (Billy Lee Riley)
Corrine, Corrina (Charlie Feathers)
That's All (Onie Wheeler)
Cindy Lou (Dick Penner)
I Done Told You (Gene Simmons)
A Woman's Love (The Thrill Of You Love) (Carl McVoy)
Ooby Dooby (Jerry Lee Lewis)
It's Too Late (Roy Orbison)
Original Sun Recordings




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