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Sun Ballads 1953-1962 Box set, Import


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Audio CD, Box set, Import, April 19, 2011
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  • Audio CD (April 19, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Bear Family
  • ASIN: B004L21EC6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,120 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. RUFUS THOMAS: Walking In The Rain
2. THE PRISONAIRES: Just Walking In The Rain
3. LITTLE MILTON: Beggin' My Baby
4. CHARLIE FEATHERS: I've Been Deceived
5. BONNIE TURNER: Old Brother Jack
6. WILLIE NIX: Seems Like A Million Years
See all 26 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. SLIM RHODES BAND (vocal: SANDY BROOKS): Take And Give
2. GLENN HONEYCUTT: I'll Wait Forever
3. CARL PERKINS: Only You
4. JOHNNY CASH: Don't Make Me Go
5. SONNY BURGESS: Restless
6. ROY ORBISON: Fool's Hall Of Fame
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Disc: 3
1. BILLY RILEY: One More Time
2. JOHNNY CASH: Port Of Lonely Hearts
3. EDWIN BRUCE: Part Of My Life
4. JERRY LEE LEWIS: I'll Make It All Up To You
5. VERNON TAYLOR: Breeze
6. WARREN SMITH: Goodbye Mr. Love
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Editorial Reviews

(3-CD + booklet) SUN RECORDS earned its widespread fame as the Memphis-based birthplace of rock 'n' roll pioneers like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Billy Riley, as well as icons of American music such as Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Charlie Rich. SUN was also home to blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, Rufus Thomas, Jr. and Rosco Gordon. Label owner Sam Phillips truly did it all with his little Memphis label, and built a legend in the process. Although SUN is best known for rockers and rockin' music, it turns out that even rockers had their mellow moments. SUN managed to record a surprising number of them and built a very effective library of ballads as well. This side of SUN's legacy has never been examined in depth - until now.

Sun Ballads surveys a 10 year period of SUN's history from the earliest blues and hillbilly days to the Golden Era of rockabilly and beyond, into the early 1960s. This collection combines some of SUN's best known recording pioneers with a few truly obscure artists and rarely reissued titles; it contains a lavishly illustrated book with detailed track by track commentary by SUN historian Hank Davis. This 3-CD set is an unprecedented treasure trove for SUN fans and collectors.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neil G. Johnston on August 14, 2011
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As a collector of all things Sun , this was a must have.....few real big hits here on this 3 disc collection , but a few demos & alt. takes to add to the collection . A nice booklet with some interesting photos , but the 4 section gatefold album is not really up to Bear Family standards & a bit flimsy ! Still nice to have a package that is not a reissue of all Sun's frantic rockers & some of the lesser known artists . This may be only for collectors & while I have most , if not all of Bear Family's Sun output , I highly recommend it . Another recent purchase of Sun material , the Miller Sisters Sun output from 1954 -57 from Charly is another nice set for the avid Sun collector ! Rock on & keep up the good work Bear Family ! NJ.
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