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

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

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

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

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

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

Side 1: EP-24-25 Contains
1 - Mean Woman Blues
2 - I'm Feelin' Sorry

Side 2: EP-26-27 Contains
3 - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
4 - Turn Around
 
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Jerry Lee Lewis
© June 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 108 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.
 
Jerry Lee Lewis second  Extended Play album and has a blue paper picture sleeve with  three photos of Jerry Lee Lewis. On the back cover, photo with Jerry Lee and Sam Phillips working in the studio.   On the label, Presley is credited with writing ''Don't Be Cruel'', but Otis Blackwell is the sole writer. No writing credit is given for ''It All Depends''.
 
Liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads: ''The four sides recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis in this album reflect the versatility of Jerry Lee Lewis, the singer and pianist.
 
First, there's a rocking version of ''Don't Be Cruel'' in the vein of Jerry Lee's many souped-up, high-powered hits. On reverse side, ''Put Me Down'' is also in the rock and roll style, belted as only Jerry Lee Lewis can!
 
Nevertheless, Jerry Lee shines on ballads. He gives the old folk tune, ''Goodnight Irene'' a blues-y shuffle interpretation you've never heard before. The fourth number here is ''It All Depends'' given the full Lewis treatment. If it doesn't move you, you've just got no sentimentality.
 
You will surely enjoy Jerry Lee Lewis, his pumping piano, and four great numbers from this sensational artist's wide and varied repertoire''.
 
Side 1: EP-28 Contains
1 - Don't Be Cruel
2 - Goodnight Irene
 
Side 2: EP-29 Contains
3 - Put Me Down
4 - It All Depends
 
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Jerry Lee Lewis
© June 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 109 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.
 
Jerry Lee Lewis third  Extended Play album and has a yellow paper picture sleeve with  three photos of Jerry Lee Lewis. On the back cover, photo with Jerry Lee and Sam Phillips working in the studio.  Liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:
 
''Jerry Lee Lewis - Ferriday, Louisiana's favorite son - is enough of a Cajun to deliver ''Jambalaya'' in an unforgettable interpretation. And the remainder of the album is a veritable ''Jambalaya'' of material.
 
Those who like their music ballad-style will be delighted by Jerry Lee's successful rendition of ''Fools Like Me''
 
If rock-and-roll is the other order of the day, ''Ubangi Stomp'' will fill the bill. Jerry Lee Lewis and his pumping piano are all steamed up on this number. Finally, there's ''Crazy Arms'' - a favorite of Lewis's fans, because this is the number that focused the national spotlight on Sun Records' brillant star.
 
All in all, this album is unexcelled as an example of Jerry Lee Lewis' versatility and talent.
 
Side 1: EP-30 Contains
1 - Ubangi Stomp
2 - Crazy Arms
 
Side 2: EP-31 Contains
3 - Jambalaya
4 - Fools Like Me
 
For Biography of Jerry Lee Lewis see: > The Sun Biographies <
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Jerry Lee Lewis
© June 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 110 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.
 
Jerry Lee Lewis Fourth  Extended Play album and has a red paper picture sleeve with  three photos of Jerry Lee Lewis. On the back cover, photo with Jerry Lee and Sam Phillips working in the studio.  Liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:
 
''Jerry Lee Lewis scored heavily with movie fans in MGM's ''High School Confidential'' and the title song recorded here will serve as a permanent reminder of Jerry Lee's magnetic performance.
 
Next comes ''When The Saints Go Marging In'', interpreted by Jerry Lee in a manner that will no doubt strike you as something quite out of the ordinary. Only a person who has attended Southern religious camp meetings can fully appreciate the quality of fervor and abandonment that Jerry Lee gives this selection. Whereas ''Saints'' is now thought of mostly as a Dixieland standard, this version goes back to its origin as an authentic fundamentalist religious songs.
 
Rounding out the foursome are a rocking number ''Matchbox'' and an original and delightful novelty, ''It'll Be Me''. 
 
Side 1: EP-32 Contains
1 - High School Confidential
2 - When The Saint Go Marching In
 
Side 2: EP-33 Contains
3 - Matchbox
4 - It'll Be Me
 
For Biography of Jerry Lee Lewis see: > The Sun Biographies <
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Johnny Cash
© June 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 111 mono
JOHNNY CASH SINGS HANK WILLIAMS
 
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Johnny Cash's first Extended Play album and has a blue paper picture sleeve with photo of Johnny Cash live  on stage. On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:
 
''Only a few years have elapsed since Hank Williams was living - and singing his heart-touching songs. But  already he has been accorded that type of immortality which comes to men who have lived unique and  important lives. The little people who enjoyed his music were important to Hank - and this is probably why  they in turn idolized this man who was the symbol of all the warmth and sincerity and genuine emotion that  country music possesses.
 
Johnny Cash, whose career with Sun Records has zoomed in recent months, is a singer who makes the same  type pf appeal which Hank Williams did. Audiences like not only his singing and playing - they like him as a  person. They trust him and they sense that Johnny is their friend.
 
It is very appropriate that Johnny Cash should keep alive the music and memory of Hank Williams through  this album. Hank Williams fans are almost sure to be Johnny Cash fans, and vice versa. The numbers  recorded here are representative of the best of Hank Williams as a songwriter and the best of Johnny Cash as  an artist.
 
Side 1: EP-34 Contains
1 - I Can't Help It
2 - You Win Again
 
Side 2: EP-35 Contains
3 - Hey Good Looking
4 - I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
 
Producer - Jack Clement
Recorded May 15 1958 at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Johnny Cash (vocal & guitar)
Luther Perkins (guitar)
Marshall Grant (bass)
 
Overdubbed on May 20, 1958 at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Billy Riley (guitar)
Stan Kesler (bass)
Jimmy M, Van Eaton (drums)
Gene Lowery Singers - Vocal Chorus
 
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Johnny Cash
© 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 112 mono
COUNTRY BOY
 
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Johnny Cash's second Extended Play album and has a paper picture sleeve with photo of Johnny Cash on the front.  On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:
 
''How do you feel a country boy from any other boy. Well, a Country Boy - likely as not - runs barefoot all summer, works hard by day, goes courtin' at night, fishing when the family gets a yen for trout, hasn't the money to buy the gadgets which makes life complicated.
 
A Country Boy grows up amid folklore and old-old ballads. Because most every Country Boy sings, he knows railroad songs and such. Without giving it another thought, he runs through all the literary devices in a Ph.D.'s notebook - creating images and the like, to recreate an amusing incident.
 
A Country Boy has alert senses. He taste and smells and sees and hears the real things of life. A city boy is likely to perceive a lonesome train whistle through his mind. A Country Boy hears - and feels a train whistle.
 
A Country Boy is so simple he's almost sophisticated.
 
Side 1: EP-13 Contains
1 - Country Boy
2 - If The Good Lord's Willing
 
Side 2: EP-12 Contains
3 - Rock Island Line
4 - I Heard That Lonesome Whistle 
 
Recorded August 4 1957 at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Johnny Cash (vocal & guitar)
Luther Perkins (guitar)
Marshall Grant (bass)
 
''Rock Island Line'' probably recorded earlier the same year. This was the last Cash session produced by Sam Phillips.
 
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Johnny Cash's Sun EPA 112 recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <
 
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Johnny Cash
© 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 113 mono
I WALK THE LINE
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.
 
Johnny Cash's third Extended Play album and has a paper picture sleeve with photo of Johnny Cash on the front.  On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads:
 
''Here's America's favarite Country Boy, singing the sang that brought him into the national spotlight, ''I Walk The Line''. The other three selections have been chosen for their enduring popularity with Johnny's fans - and the arrangements are oldtime Cash stylings, featuring The Tennessee Two, Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant.
 
This exclusive Sun Extended Play album deserves a place of honor in your collection of all-time American hits''.
 
Side 1: EP-16 Contains
1 - I Walk The Line
2 - Wreck Of The Old '97
 
Side 2: EP-17 Contains
3 - Folsom Prison Blues
4 - Doin' My Time
 
For Biography of Johnny Cash see: > The Sun Biographies <
Johnny Cash's Sun EPA 113 recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <
 
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Johnny Cash
© 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 114 mono
HIS TOP HITS
 
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The liner notes on the back cover, written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that read:  '' The cover photo shows America's favorite Country Boy, Johnny Cash, flanked by The Tennessee Two. Luther Perkins (left) plays his unique kind of lead guitar, and Marshall Grant (right) shines on bass. They've been with Johnny throughout his fabulous career, and lend the perfect setting for Johnny Cash's unique and memorable conversation in song''.
 
Side 1: EP-38 Contains
1 - Guess Things Happened That Way
2 - Train In Love
 
Side 2: EP-39 Contains
3 - The Ways Of A Woman In Love
4 - Next In Line
 
For Biography of Johnny Cash see: > The Sun Biographies <
Johnny Cash's Sun EPA 114 recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <
 
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Carl Perkins
© 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single EPA 115 mono
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
 
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Carl Perkins's first Extended Play album and has a blue paper picture sleeve with photo of Carl Perkins on the front.  On the back cover, liner notes written by Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes that reads: ''If this exclusive Extended Play album had a sub-title, it would be Carl Perkins sings Carl Perkins, because here Sun Records presents this outstanding songwriter and singer in interpretations of four of his most popular tunes.
 
Unquestionably, the best known Carl Perkins composition is ''Blue Suede Shoes''. This is the record that sky-rocketed Perkins to fame in 1956. This plain, unassuming boy from Jackson, Tenn., was the first country and western star to have a record (''Blue Suede Shoes'') on top in all three categories listed by The Billboard - popular, country and western, rhythm and blues.
 
It's a safe bet that all you youngúns, whatever your age, will enjoy this Carl Perkins, grouping. For carefree listening, or for dancing, Carl Perkins delivers the exuberant beat that made ''Blue Suede Shoes'' one of the favorite all-time hits of our time.
 
Side 1: EP-18 Contains
1 - Blue Suede Shoes
2 - Movie Magg
 
Side 2: EP-19 Contains
3 - Sure To Fall
4 - Gone, Gone, Gone
 
For Biography of Carl Perkins see: > The Sun Biographies <
Carl Perkins' Sun EPA 115 recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on 
> YouTube <
 
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Johnny Cash
© 1958 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single SEP 116 mono
HOME OF THE BLUES
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with excepted of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appear. The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.  
 
Johnny Cash's fifth Extended Play album and has a blue paper picture sleeve with photo of Johnny on the front.  On the back cover several advertising for Johnny Cash albums.
 
Side 1: EP-40 Contains
1 - You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
2 - I Can't Help It
 
Side 2: EP-41 Contains
3 - Home Of The Blues
4 - Big River
 
For Biography of Johnny Cash see: > The Sun Biographies <
Johnny Cash's Sun EPA/SEP 116 recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <
 
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Johnny Cash
© April 1960 Sun Records (EP) 45rpm standard single SEP 117 mono
SO DOGGONE LONESOME
 
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Johnny Cash's six and final Extended Play album, has a red/brown paper picture sleeve with a photo of Johnny sits smoking on a bar stool.  On the back cover several advertising for Johnny Cash albums.
 
Side 1: EP-14 Contains
1 - Cry! Cry! Cry!
2 - Remember Me
 
Side 2: EP-15 Contains
3 - So Doggone Lonesome
4 - I Was There When It Happened
 
For Biography of Johnny Cash see: > The Sun Biographies <
Johnny Cash's Sun EPA/SEP 117 recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <
 
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