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Sun Records: Collectors Edition Box set, Collector's Edition

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(2008/MADACY/SUN) 30 tracks with 16 page booklet

Medium 1
Folsom Prison Blues - CASH, Johnny
Ooby Dooby - ORBISON, Roy
Blue Suede Shoes - PERKINS, Carl
Raunchy - JUSTIS, Bill
Great Balls Of Fire - LEWIS, Jerry Lee
Mona Lisa - MANN, Carl
Mystery Train - PARKER, Little Junior & BLUE
I Walk The Line - CASH, Johnny
Fool's Hall Of Fame - ORBISON, Roy
Lonely Weekends - RICH, Charlie

Medium 2
Cry, Cry, Cry - CASH, Johnny
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - LEWIS, Jerry Lee
Boppin' The Blues - PERKINS, Carl
So Long I'm Gone - SMITH, Warren
Give Me Some Love - TWITTY, Conway
Flip Flop And Bop - JUSTIS, Bill
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen - CASH, Johnny
Red Hot - RILEY, Billy Lee
Trying To Get To You - ORBISON, Roy
High School Confidential - LEWIS, Jerry Lee

Medium 3
Guess Things Happen That Way - CASH, Johnny
Breathless - LEWIS, Jerry Lee
Dixie Fried - PERKINS, Carl
Pretend - MANN, Carl
Flyin' Saucers Rock'N'Roll - RILEY, Billy Lee & LITTLE GRE
Claudette - ORBISON, Roy
Rockin' Bandit - SMITH, Ray
Ways Of A Woman In Love - CASH, Johnny
Bear Cat - THOMAS, Rufus
CC Rider - RICH, Charlie

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Johnny Cash-Folsom Prison blues
  2. Roy Orbison-Ooby Dooby
  3. Carl Perkins-Blue suede shoes
  4. Bill Justis-Raunchy
  5. Jerry Lee Lewis-Great balls of fire
  6. Carl Mann- Mona Lisa
  7. Little Junior Parker & the Blue Flames-Mystery train
  8. Johnny Cash-I walk the line
  9. Roy Orbison- Fools hall of fame
  10. Charlie Rich- Lonely weekends

Disc: 2

  1. Johnny Cash- Cry, cry, cry
  2. Jerry Lee Lewis- Whole lotta shakin' goin' on
  3. Carl Perkins- Boppin' the blues
  4. Warren Smith- So long, I'm gone
  5. Conway Twitty-Give me some love
  6. Bill Justis-Flip, flop and bop
  7. Johnny Cash- Ballad of a teenage queen
  8. Billy Lee Riley-Red hot
  9. Roy Orbison- Trying to get to you
  10. Jerry Lee Lewis- High school confidential

Disc: 3

  1. Johnny Cash- Guess things happen that way
  2. Jerry Lee Lewis-Breathless
  3. Carl Perkins-Dixie fried
  4. Carl Mann- Pretend
  5. Billy Lee Riley- Flyin' saucers rock & roll
  6. Roy Orbison- Claudette
  7. Ray Smith- Rockin' bandit
  8. Johnny Cash- Ways of a woman in love
  9. Rufus Thomas- Bear Cat
  10. Charlie Rich- CC Rider


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 24, 2008)
  • collectors_edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Collector's Edition
  • 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: Madacy Records
  • ASIN: B0016KJS1K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #379,336 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Alfred Johnson on November 9, 2010
Format: Audio CD
One of the purposes of this space is to review various cultural trends that drove American popular culture in the 20th century. More specifically in the post-Word War II, the lifetimes of many of today's baby boomers. A seminal point, musically at least, was the breakout of the mid-1950s fueled by a strange and sometimes contradictory mix of black-based rhythm and blues, Arkie, Okie, Appalachian "hillbilly" rock-a-billy and plain old jazz and show tune Tin Pan Alley. The mix of course we now know as rock `n' rock, sadly for this aging reviewer now called the age of classic rock 'n' roll. No sadly that it does not exist except in CDs such as the one under review, The Sun Gods, but that frenetic fury to change the musical direction of popular culture seems to have lost steam along the aging process. But take heart. While we have all probably slowed down a step or seven we will always have Sun Records CD memories to carry us.

And there is no question, no question at all that, pound for pound, the music that came out of Sam Phillips' Memphis-based Sun Records for about a decade in the 1950s was central to the mix that created rock 'n' roll. Think Elvis, Jerry Lee and Chuck Berry to name just three of the more famous singers to come out of that label. And as this CD demonstrates beyond doubt, highlighted by the work of Sonny Burgess and Warren Smith here, also a whole tribe of lesser lights, one hit Johnnies and Janies, and those who never made it that formed the background milieu that drove the others forward and created this musical chemistry that can boggle the mind. If you want to find, in one spot, a CD set that rediscovers the roots of rock `n' roll, especially the contributions from the rock-a-billy side well here you are.
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Great mix of yesterday artists, the presentation is unique - loved the tin can case which I didn't expect. Worth having for the history along, but still great just to the listen too.
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