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Sun Records-25 All-Time Greate CD 1 of 1

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Sku: 60332599
UPC: 030206604825
UPC 14: 00030206604825
Release Date: 3/29/2013
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas ~ Various Artists
2. Feelin' Good - Little Junior's Blue Flames ~ Various Artists
3. Mystery Train - Little Junior's Blue Flames ~ Various Artists
4. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash/The Tennessee Two ~ Various Artists
5. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins ~ Various Artists
6. Honey Don't - Carl Perkins ~ Various Artists
7. I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash/The Tennessee Two ~ Various Artists
8. Ooby Doobie - Roy Orbison/Teen Kings ~ Various Artists
9. Boppin' The Blues - Carl Perkins ~ Various Artists
10. Dixie Fried - Carl Perkins ~ Various Artists
11. Matchbox - Carl Perkins ~ Various Artists
12. Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Various Artists
13. Red Hot - Billy Lee Riley & His Little Green Men ~ Various Artists
14. Raunchy - Bill Justis & His Orchestra ~ Various Artists
15. Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Various Artists
16. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash/The Tennesse Two ~ Various Artists
17. Breathless - Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping Piano ~ Various Artists
18. Guess Things Happen That Way - Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two ~ Various Artists
19. High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping Piano ~ Various Artists
20. Ways Of A Woman In Love, The - Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two ~ Various Artists
21. Mona Lisa - Carl Mann ~ Various Artists
22. Lonely Weekends - Charlie Rich ~ Various Artists
23. What'd I Say - Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping Piano ~ Various Artists
24. Who Will The Next Fool Be - Charlie Rich ~ Various Artists
25. Cinnamon Girl - The Gentrys ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recorded between 1953 & 1970. Includes liner notes by Allen J. Wiener.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote There's no Elvis on Sun Records: 25 All-Time Greatest Hits (for copyright reasons, presumably), and the fact that the collection focuses purely on chart hits means that many album classics are neglected while some amusing but slight novelties (like Rufus Thomas' "Bear Cat") are included. Still, for sheer gritty classic old-school rock & roll, it's hard to beat this set. Even many years later, the sheer energetic crudity of a cut like Little Junior's"Feelin' Good" sounds revelatory (imagine what it must have sounded like back in 1953), and there's nothing like hearing the likes of Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis at their rawest and most unleashed. In addition to several classics, there are some lesser-known cuts that are equally fascinating. Little Junior's version of "Mystery Train" actually sounds more polished and restrained than Elvis', believe it or not, while Billy Riley's ferocious "Red Hot" almost makes Lewis seem sedate. By the same token, Lewis' cover of Ray Charles' "What I'd Say" is definitely a welcome addition, not to mention Carl Mann's amusing rockabilly version of "Mona Lisa." In fact, there is a wealth of great music here, even if the set contains some real clunkers, most notably the Gentrys' turgid cover of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl," which was the last chart hit Sun enjoyed in 1970. Still, when confronted which such classics as "Ooby Dooby" and "Matchbox," such misfires can be easily forgiven. Some fans might want to spring for the full three-CD The Sun Records Collection box set, from which this disc distills the best moments, but on its own, Sun Records: 25 All-Time Greatest Hits is a must for anyone interested in the roots of rock & roll. ~ Victor W. Valdivia

Producer: Cary E. Mansfield

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/24/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 066 048
Music Label Name Label : Var?se Vintage
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00030206604825

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