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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
At eight discs, including numerous alternate takes all presented in sequential order, Bear Family's thorough retrospective of Jerry Lee Lewis' Sun recordings on Classic is a monumental, even exhausting experience, even for those serious listeners prepared to immerse themselves in this music. Not that the music itself is taxing; it's among the very finest music of its time, probably of the 20th century. The key is the presentation: When these takes are strung together in the sequence of their recording (which can mean that the master is sandwiched between alternates), it may be possible to hear Lewis' approach develop, but the impact of his Sun recordings -- the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
At eight discs, including numerous alternate takes all presented in sequential order, Bear Family's thorough retrospective of Jerry Lee Lewis' Sun recordings on Classic is a monumental, even exhausting experience, even for those serious listeners prepared to immerse themselves in this music. Not that the music itself is taxing; it's among the very finest music of its time, probably of the 20th century. The key is the presentation: When these takes are strung together in the sequence of their recording (which can mean that the master is sandwiched between alternates), it may be possible to hear Lewis' approach develop, but the impact of his Sun recordings -- the core mastertakes -- becomes diffuse because it's impossible to hear those, as a body of work, without significant tweaking. Of course, this approach does enhance appreciation of Jerry Lee's music (there was serious craft behind it, as well as a staggering amount of raw talent), but it does make it the province of scholars and dedicated fans. Even with these problems -- the fact that this does not make for easy listening -- it's still an essential part of a comprehensive rock & roll, country, or American music collection, because Jerry Lee's music is that good. As he said, he was one of the master stylists, and years later, that is more evident than ever.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127154200
  • Catalog Number: 15420
  • Sales rank: 101,607

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crazy Arms (2:46)
  2. 2 End of the Road (1:50)
  3. 3 You're the Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (2:40)
  4. 4 Born to Lose (2:42)
  5. 5 Silver Threads (Amongst the Gold) (2:06)
  6. 6 I'm Throwing Rice (2:16)
  7. 7 I Love You So Much It Hurts (2:20)
  8. 8 Deep Elem Blues (2:46)
  9. 9 Goodnight Irene (3:07)
  10. 10 Goodnight Irene (2:56)
  11. 11 Honey Hush (2:06)
  12. 12 Crawdad Song (1:49)
  13. 13 Dixie (1:33)
  14. 14 The Marines' Hymn (2:26)
  15. 15 That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) (3:10)
  16. 16 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane (2:19)
  17. 17 You're the Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (2:30)
  18. 18 Lewis Boogie (2:01)
  19. 19 I Love You Because (3:04)
  20. 20 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You) (2:54)
  21. 21 Cold, Cold Heart (3:07)
  22. 22 Shame on You (2:10)
  23. 23 I'll Keep on Loving You (1:51)
  24. 24 You Are My Sunshine (2:12)
  25. 25 Tomorrow Night (2:57)
  26. 26 Sixty Minute Man (1:51)
  27. 27 It All Depends (On Who Will Buy the Wine) (3:01)
  28. 28 I Don't Love Nobody (2:10)
  29. 29 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (2:43)
  30. 30 It'll Be Me (2:30)
  31. 31 It'll Be Me (2:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (2:55)
  2. 2 False Starts To (0:39)
  3. 3 It'll Be Me (2:37)
  4. 4 It'll Be Me (2:47)
  5. 5 Ole Pal of Yesterday (2:38)
  6. 6 You Win Again (2:09)
  7. 7 Love Letters in the Sand (2:04)
  8. 8 Little Green Valley (2:07)
  9. 9 Lewis Boogie (2:02)
  10. 10 Pumpin' Piano Rock (2:05)
  11. 11 It'll Be Me (2:15)
  12. 12 All Night Long (2:04)
  13. 13 Old Time Religion (1:56)
  14. 14 When the Saints Go Marching In (2:12)
  15. 15 My Carolina Sunshine Girl (1:53)
  16. 16 Long Gone Lonesome Blues (2:04)
  17. 17 Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee (2:37)
  18. 18 Singing the Blues (2:08)
  19. 19 Snatch of Keep Your Hands Off of It and Rockin' With Red (2:09)
  20. 20 Matchbox (1:53)
  21. 21 Matchbox (1:51)
  22. 22 Ubangi Stomp (1:48)
  23. 23 Rock & Roll Ruby (1:59)
  24. 24 So Long, I'm Gone (2:11)
  25. 25 Ooby Dooby (1:59)
  26. 26 I Forgot to Remember to Forget (2:39)
  27. 27 You Win Again (2:58)
  28. 28 I'm Feeling Sorry (3:07)
  29. 29 I'm Feeling Sorry (2:25)
  30. 30 I'm Feeling Sorry (2:40)
  31. 31 I'm Feeling Sorry (2:41)
  32. 32 Mean Woman Blues (2:27)
  33. 33 Turn Around (2:49)
  34. 34 Great Balls of Fire (1:49)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Great Balls of Fire (2:53)
  2. 2 Why Should I Cry over You? (2:35)
  3. 3 Religious Discussion (4:01)
  4. 4 Great Balls of Fire (1:54)
  5. 5 You Win Again (2:57)
  6. 6 Down the Line (2:03)
  7. 7 False Starts & Down the Line (2:55)
  8. 8 I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry (2:38)
  9. 9 Down the Line (2:14)
  10. 10 Sexy Ways (0:31)
  11. 11 Cool, Cool Ways (Sexy Ways) (2:34)
  12. 12 Milkshake Mademoiselle (2:21)
  13. 13 Breathless (2:39)
  14. 14 Milkshake Mademoiselle (2:03)
  15. 15 2 False Starts & Milkshake Mademoisell (2:40)
  16. 16 Breathless (2:45)
  17. 17 False Start & High School Confidential (2:48)
  18. 18 High School Confidential (2:37)
  19. 19 High School Confidential (2:34)
  20. 20 High School Confidential (2:47)
  21. 21 Put Me Down (2:10)
  22. 22 Good Rockin' Tonight (2:43)
  23. 23 Pink Pedal Pushers (2:09)
  24. 24 Jailhouse Rock (1:58)
  25. 25 Hound Dog (1:27)
  26. 26 Don't Be Cruel (2:01)
  27. 27 Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You) (2:45)
  28. 28 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (2:01)
  29. 29 Friday Nights (1:44)
  30. 30 Big Legged Woman (2:25)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Hello, Hello Baby (3:23)
  2. 2 Frankie and Johnny (2:33)
  3. 3 Your Cheatin' Heart (2:12)
  4. 4 Lovesick Blues (2:11)
  5. 5 Goodnight Irene (2:55)
  6. 6 When the Saints Go Marching In (2:11)
  7. 7 Matchbox (1:45)
  8. 8 It All Depends (On Who Will Buy the Wine) (3:00)
  9. 9 Put Me Down (2:24)
  10. 10 Fools Like Me (2:53)
  11. 11 Carrying On (Sexy Ways) (2:00)
  12. 12 False Start & Crazy Heart (3:09)
  13. 13 Put Me Down (1:59)
  14. 14 Put Me Down (2:10)
  15. 15 High School Confidential (0:29)
  16. 16 High School Confidential (2:32)
  17. 17 Slipping Around (2:26)
  18. 18 I'll See You in My Dreams (2:34)
  19. 19 Real Wild Child (Wild One) (1:56)
  20. 20 Let the Good Times Roll (2:15)
  21. 21 Fools Like Me (2:52)
  22. 22 Settin' the Woods on Fire (2:27)
  23. 23 Memory of You (2:10)
  24. 24 Come What May (2:04)
  25. 25 Break Up (2:25)
  26. 26 Crazy Heart (3:23)
  27. 27 Live and Let Live (0:37)
  28. 28 False Start & I'll Make It All up to You (2:56)
  29. 29 Crazy Arms (2:42)
  30. 30 Johnny B. Goode (1:56)
  31. 31 Settin' the Woods on Fire (2:34)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Return of Jerry Lee (2:34)
  2. 2 Break Up (2:42)
  3. 3 I'll Make It All up to You (3:00)
  4. 4 Break Up (2:29)
  5. 5 Johnny B. Goode (2:43)
  6. 6 Break Up (2:39)
  7. 7 I'll Make It All up to You (3:06)
  8. 8 Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee (2:37)
  9. 9 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (2:10)
  10. 10 It Hurt Me So (3:22)
  11. 11 You're the Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (1:51)
  12. 12 It Hurt Me So (2:39)
  13. 13 Lovin' up a Storm (1:56)
  14. 14 Big Blon' Baby (1:43)
  15. 15 Lovin' up a Storm (1:54)
  16. 16 Sick and Tired (2:46)
  17. 17 (Just a Shanty in Old) Shanty Town (2:32)
  18. 18 Release Me (2:10)
  19. 19 False Start & I Could Never Be Ashamed of You (2:49)
  20. 20 Near You (3:08)
  21. 21 I Could Never Be Ashamed of You (2:26)
  22. 22 Hillbilly Fever (2:08)
  23. 23 My Blue Heaven (1:59)
  24. 24 My Blue Heaven (1:46)
  25. 25 False Start Let's Talk About Us (3:07)
  26. 26 Little Queenie (2:26)
  27. 27 Home (2:00)
  28. 28 Will the Circle Be Unbroken (2:25)
  29. 29 Ballad of Billy Joe (2:59)
  30. 30 Sail Away (2:27)
  31. 31 False Starts & Am I to Be the One (2:14)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Night Train to Memphis (2:11)
  2. 2 I'm the Guilty One (2:10)
  3. 3 Let's Talk About Us (2:10)
  4. 4 The Wild Side of Life (2:49)
  5. 5 Charming Billy (Billy Boy) (2:20)
  6. 6 My Bonnie (2:37)
  7. 7 Mexicali Rose (2:57)
  8. 8 Mexicali Rose (1:46)
  9. 9 Gettin' in the Mood (2:29)
  10. 10 In the Mood (3:01)
  11. 11 I Get the Blues When It Rains (1:11)
  12. 12 I Get the Blues When It Rains (2:19)
  13. 13 Don't Drop It (1:55)
  14. 14 Great Speckled Bird (3:00)
  15. 15 Great Speckled Bird (1:46)
  16. 16 Bonnie B. (2:42)
  17. 17 Baby Baby Bye Bye (2:04)
  18. 18 Baby Baby Bye Bye (2:19)
  19. 19 False Starts & I Can't Help It (2:25)
  20. 20 Old Black Joe (2:15)
  21. 21 Bonnie B. (1:47)
  22. 22 Old Black Joe (2:07)
  23. 23 Bonnie B. (2:22)
  24. 24 As Long as I Live (2:26)
  25. 25 Hound Dog (2:06)
  26. 26 As Long as I Live (2:28)
  27. 27 What'd I Say (2:25)
  28. 28 Keep Your Hands Off It (Birthday Cake) (2:32)
  29. 29 Hang up My Rock & Roll Shoes (2:59)
  30. 30 John Henry (2:33)
  31. 31 What'd I Say (3:23)
  32. 32 C.C. Rider (2:50)
Disc 7
  1. 1 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again (2:35)
  2. 2 Lewis Workout (3:15)
  3. 3 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again (2:18)
  4. 4 When I Get Paid (3:27)
  5. 5 Love Made a Fool of Me (2:32)
  6. 6 No More Than I Get (2:26)
  7. 7 Livin' Lovin' Wreck (2:04)
  8. 8 What'd I Say (2:26)
  9. 9 Cold, Cold Heart (3:07)
  10. 10 I Forgot to Remember to Forget (2:16)
  11. 11 It Won't Happen With Me (3:00)
  12. 12 C.C. Rider (2:28)
  13. 13 I Love You Because (1:54)
  14. 14 Save the Last Dance for Me (1:52)
  15. 15 Hello Josephine (1:45)
  16. 16 High Powered Woman (2:02)
  17. 17 My Blue Heaven (2:01)
  18. 18 My Blue Heaven (2:36)
  19. 19 Sweet Little Sixteen (2:40)
  20. 20 Ramblin' Rose (3:23)
  21. 21 Money (That's What I Want) (2:40)
  22. 22 Rockin' the Boat of Love (2:43)
  23. 23 Ramblin' Rose (3:02)
  24. 24 I've Been Twistin' (3:18)
  25. 25 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (3:20)
  26. 26 I've Been Twistin' (3:22)
  27. 27 I Know What It Means (2:40)
  28. 28 High Powered Woman (1:45)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Sweet Little Sixteen (2:38)
  2. 2 My Girl Josephine (2:21)
  3. 3 Set My Mind at Ease (1:44)
  4. 4 Waiting for a Train (1:53)
  5. 5 Sweet Little Sixteen (2:55)
  6. 6 Waiting for a Train (1:42)
  7. 7 How's My Ex Treating You (2:02)
  8. 8 Good Rockin' Tonight (2:47)
  9. 9 Be-Bop-A-Lula (2:28)
  10. 10 My Girl Josephine (2:40)
  11. 11 How's My Ex Treating You (2:39)
  12. 12 Good Golly Miss Molly (2:23)
  13. 13 I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore) (2:16)
  14. 14 Good Golly Miss Molly (2:21)
  15. 15 My Pretty Quadroon (2:57)
  16. 16 Waiting for a Train (1:48)
  17. 17 Teenage Letter (2:22)
  18. 18 Seasons of My Heart (3:06)
  19. 19 Your Lovin' Ways (2:40)
  20. 20 Just Who Is to Blame (2:40)
  21. 21 Just Who Is to Blame (2:37)
  22. 22 Hong Kong Blues (2:32)
  23. 23 Love on Broadway (2:32)
  24. 24 One Minute Past Eternity (2:06)
  25. 25 Fals Start & Invitation to Your Party (2:46)
  26. 26 Invitation to Your Party (1:58)
  27. 27 I Can't Seem to Say Goodbye (2:36)
  28. 28 Carry Me Back to Old Virginia (2:27)
  29. 29 False Start & Carry Me Back to Old Virginia (3:48)
  30. 30 Carry Me Back to Old Virginia (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Lee Lewis Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Ed Bruce Vocals
Hank Garland Guitar
Charlie Rich Piano, Vocals
Roy Orbison Vocals
Jim Hall Saxophone
Ace Cannon Saxophone
Scotty Moore Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Fred Carter Guitar
Cliff Acred Bass
Ron Capone Horn
Floyd Chance Bass
Gene Chrisman Drums
Jack Clement Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Narrator
Jeff Davis Drums
Fred Ford Horn
Gene Lowery Choir, Chorus
Noel Gilbert Strings
Buddy Harman Drums
Herman Hawkins Bass
Roland Janes Guitar, Vocals
Stan Kesler Bass
Leo Lodner Bass
Wayne Moss Guitar
Larry Muhoberac Piano
Cam Mullins Horn
Boots Randolph Saxophone
Billy Lee Riley Bass, Guitar
Brad Suggs Guitar
Morris "Tarp" Tarrant Drums
Bobby Thompson Vocals
Jerry Tuttle Organ
J.M. Van Eaton Drums
George Webb Bass
John "Bucky" Wilkin Horn
Marvin Hughes Organ
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Sid Manker Bass
Bob Moore Bass
Anne Oldham Strings
J.W. Brown Bass
Milton Friedstand Strings
Karl Garvin Saxophone
Joan Gilbert Strings
Otis Jett Drums
Martin Willis Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Kelton Herston Guitar
Linda Gail Lewis Vocals
Bob Strong Vocals
Lee Holt Vocals
Jerry G. Kennedy Guitar
Robert Alexius Horn
William R. McElhiney Horn
Shirley Sisk Organ
W.S. Stevenson Bass
Ann Oldham Strings
Alice Rumple Vocals
George Klein Narrator
Luke Wright Saxophone
Technical Credits
Big Joe Turner Composer
Stephen Foster Composer
Red Foley Composer
Johnny Horton Composer
George Jones Composer
Charlie Rich Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Floyd Tillman Composer
Lawrence Welk Composer
Hank Ballard Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
James Williams Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Bill Justis Composer, Producer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Carl Mann Composer
Scotty Moore Producer
Carson Robison Composer
Ned Miller Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Owen Bradley Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Roy Carter Composer
Jack Clement Producer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Sunny David Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Jack Hammer Composer
Fred Howard Composer
Bob Jones Mastering
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Charles F. Kenny Composer
Sticks McGhee Composer
David Owens Composer
Junior Parker Composer
Billy Lee Riley Contributor
Fred Rose Composer
Harold Shedd Composer
Billy Sherrill Producer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Guy Smith Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Charles Underwood Composer, Producer
Hank Williams Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
J. Little Composer
Marvin Hughes Composer
Edward Nelson Composer
Gene Sullivan Composer
Dave Williams Composer
Billy Mize Composer
Sam Phillips Composer, Producer
Francis Craig Composer
Kerry Jacobson Composer
Wiley Walker Composer
John Greenham Composer
Hoffman Nienburg Artwork
Joe Young Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell Composer
Janie Bradford Composer
Claude Demetrius Composer
Darrell Edwards Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Fleecie Moore Composer
Ernie Barton Producer
Vic McAlpin Composer
Renald Richard Composer
Ira Schuster Composer
Harry Stoddard Composer
Franklin Tableporter Composer
Sam Theard Composer
Wanda Ballman Composer
Don Chapel Composer
Chester Conn Composer
Rhoda Roberts Composer
Nat Vincent Composer
Dub Williams Composer
Robert Yount Composer
Traditional Composer
Ron Hargrave Composer
Will Grosz Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
Johnny O'Keefe Composer
Dick Penner Composer
Nick Kenny Composer
Maurice Murray Composer
Jimmie Hodges Composer
James G. Liddle Composer
Bill Taylor Composer
Kermit Goell Composer
Marcy Klauber Composer
Wade Moore Composer
Robin Chilton Composer
Tommy Certain Composer
Alton Harkins Composer
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