© 1990 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15494 (1-5) mono digital
THE CLASSIC CARL PERKINS

5 compact disc boxed set, LP-sized. An Bear Family Special Products. Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label. Bear Family logo left from the center on the disc. On the back cover Bear Family logo at bottom, catalog number in upper right. For the first time, the complete Sun recordings, many of them previously unissued complete with studio chatter, demos, false starts, and home recordings, and as well as his Columbia recordings from 1958-1962, and everything he cut for Decca between 1963 and 1965. Also included in the boxed set, 24-page booklet biography, with liner notes by Bill Millar. The booklet also features rare and previously unpublished photos and a detailed session file information by Colin Escott. 

Produced: Sam Phillips (Sun), Don Law (Columbia),
Owen Bradley (Decca Nashville), Mike Smith (Decca London)
Re-Issue Produced:

Mastered: Bob Jones

3-Track Mix: Mark Wilder (Columbia) and John Strother (Decca)
Liner notes: Colin Escott (Sun), Richard Weize (Columbia and Decca)
Discography: Colin Escott (Sun), Richard Weize (Columbia and Decca)
Handlettering: De Blancoos, Amsterdam
Artwork: Hoffmann Nienburg

Photos and illustrations courtesy of
Colin Escott Martin Hawkins, Diethold Leu, Jo Mangiaracina,
Michael Ochs Archives, Showtime (Toronto) Archives,
Brian L. Smith (1964 Decca Pictures),
Richard Weize, Collection H.P. Zdrenka. 

Special thanks:
Carl Perkins. Tony Byworth and Richard Wootton of Byworth and
Wootton International, Colin Escott, Martin Hawkins,
Bill Millar and Ger J. Rijff

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Disc 1 Contains
1 - Honky Tonk Babe (Gal) (1:53)
2 - Movie Magg (2:06)
3 - Honky Tonk Gal (1:58)
4 - Movie Magg (2:11) (1955) > Flip 501-A <
5 - Turn Around (3:02)
6 - Dialogue Bill Cantrell & Carl Perkins (0:48)
7 - Turn Around (3:00) (1955) > Flip 501-B < 
8 - Let The Jukebox Keep Playing On (2:53) (1955) > SUN 224-A <
9 - What You Doin' When You're Crying (2:52)
10 - Let The Jukebox Keep Playing On (2:54)
11 - You Can't Make Love To Somebody (2:36)
12 - Gone, Gone, Gone (2:57)
13 - Gone, Gone, Gone (2:40) (1955) > SUN 224-B <
14 - Dixie Bop/Perkins Wiggle (2:39)
15 - Blue Suede Shoes (Take 1) (2:02)
16 - Blue Suede Shoes (Take 2) (2:17) (1955) > SUN 234-A < 
17 - Blue Suede Shoes (Take 3) (2:18)
18 - Honey Don't (Take 1) (2:09)
19 - Honey Don't (Take 2) (2:36)
20 - Honey Don't (Take 3) (2:52) (1955) > SUN 234-B < 
21 - Tennessee (3:05) > SUN 235-B < Unissued
22 - Sure To Fall (2:54) > SUN 235-A < Unissued
23 - All Mama's Children (2:11)
24 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (2:15)
25 - Boppin' The Blues (2:34)
26 - Put Your Cat Clothes On (2:48)
27 - Boppin' The Blues (2:50) (1956) > SUN 243-A < 
28 - Only You (3:22)
29 - You Can't Make Love To Somebody (2:25)
30 - Right String, Wrong Yo Yo (2:34)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
1 - False Start & All Mama's Children (2:50)
2 - All Mama's Children (2:08) (1956) > Sun 243-B <
3 - Dixie Fried (2:43)
4 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (1:57)
5 - Put Your Cat Clothes On (2:42)
6 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (2:14)
7 - False Start To Dixie Fried (1:05)
8 - Dixie Fried (2:27) (1956) > Sun 249-B < 
9 - I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry (2:28) (1956) > Sun 249-A < 
10 - That Don't Move Me (2:08)
11 - Lonely Street (2:46)
12 - Drink Up And Go Home (3:38)
13 - Pink Pedal Pushers (2:17)
14 - The Way You're Living Is Breaking My Heart (3:05)
15 - Take Back My Love (3:37)
16 - Somebody Tell Me (4:21)
17 - Instrumental (1) (1:28)
18 - Instrumental (2) (1:34)
19 - Red Wing (2:20)
20 - Down By The Riverside (1:27)
21 - Her Love Rubbed Off (2:21)
22 – Caldonia (2:05)
23 - You Can Do No Wrong(2:24)
24 - Sweethearts Or Strangers (2:44)
25 - Be Honest With Me (2:28)
26 - Sweethearts Or Strangers (2:21)
27 - Your True Love (Original Tempo) (3:04)
28 – Matchbox (2:29)
29 - Your True Love (2:46) (1957) > Sun 261-B < 
30 - Put Your Cat Clothes On (2:45)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains
1 – Matchbox (2:10) (1957) > Sun 261-A <
2 - Put Your Cat Clothes On (2:52)
3 - Keeper Of The Key (3:24)
4 - Roll Over Beethoven (2:53)
5 - Try My Heart Out (2:53)
6 - That's Right (2:48)
7 - Forever Yours (2:38) (1957) > Sun 274-A < 
8 - That's Right (2:48) (1957) > Sun 274-B <
9 – Y.O.U. (2:40)
10 - I Care (2:19)
11 - Y.O.U. (With Narration) (3:20)
12 - Pink Pedal Pushers (2:38)
13 - Pink Pedal Pushers (2:28)
14 - Lend Me Your Comb (1:57)
15 - Look At That Moon (1:59)
16 - Lend Me Your Comb (1:58) (1957) > SUN 287-B <
17 - Look At That Moon (2:22)
18 - Glad All Over (1:42) (1957) > Sun 287-A < 
19 - Tutti Frutti (2:07)
20 - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (2:01)
21 - That's All Right (2:36)
22 - Where The Rio De Rosa Flows (2:06)
23 - Shake, Rattle And Roll (3:29)
24 - Long Tall Sally (3:00)
25 - I Got A Woman (3:13)
26 - Hey Good Lookin (2:43)
27 - Sittin' On Top Of The World (2:12)
28 - Good Rockin' Tonight (2:20)
1-18 Original Sun Recordings
19-28 Original Columbia Recordings 

Disc 4 Contains
1 - Jive After Five (2:22)
2 - Rockin' Record Hop (2:21)
3 - Pink Pedal Pushers (2:37)
4 - Just Thought I'd Call (2:16)
5 - Ready Teddy (2:05)
6 - Jenny, Jenny (2:10)
7 - You Were There (2:36)
8 - Because You're Mine (3:07)
9 - Pop, Let Me Have The Car (2:46)
10 - Levi Jacket (And A Long Tail Shirt) (2:14)
11 - When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain (2:13)
12 - Sister Twister (2:52)
13 – Hambone (2:24)
14 - This Life I Live (2:26)
15 - Please Say You'll Be Mine (2:18)
16 - Honey, 'Cause I Love You (2:18)
17 – Y.O.U. (2:39)
18 - I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore (2:45)
19 - Highway Of Love (3:06)
20 - Pointed Toe Shoes (2:01)
21 - One Ticket To Loneliness (2:52)
22 - The Drifter (2:51)
23 - To Much For A Man To Understand (2:34)
24 – L-O-V-E-V-I-L-L-E (2:17)
Original Columbia Recordings 

Disc 5 Contains
1 - Blue Suede Shoes (2:15)
2 - Big Bad Blues (2:42)
3 - Say When (2:30)
4 - Lone Heart (1:57)
5 - A Love I'll Never Win (2:53)
6 - Let My Baby Be (2:29)
7 - Monkey Shine (3:03)
8 - Mama Of My Song (2:24)
9 - One Of These Days (2:27)
10 - I Wouldn't Have You (2:12)
11 - Help Me Find My Baby (1:56)
12 - After Sundown (2:41)
13 - For A Little While (2:29)
14 - Just For You (2:41)
15 - When The Right Times Comes Along (2:29)
16 - The Fool I Used To Be (2:25)
17 - Forget Me (Next Time Around) (2:39)
18 - Hollywood City (2:10)
19 - I've Just Got Back From There (2:15)
20 - Too Much For A Man To Understand (2:46)
21 - Turn Around (2:42)
22 - Unhappy Girls (2:41)
23 - Someday, Somewhere Someone Waits For Me (2:28)
24 - Anyway The Wind Blows (2:19)
1-13 Original Decca Recordings
14-24 Original Columbia Recordings

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