Complete Sun Singles, Vol. 3

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
The third entry into this six-volume series chronicling the entire Sun singles catalog begins in the fall of 1957. The tiny label -- which had been essentially a two-person operation in the beginning and through its early gestation -- was now a major independent with national hits in pop, country, and rhythm & blues. Sun was not only the little label that could, but also a major force in shaping rock'n'roll and the boundaries of pop music overall. Sun was no longer a regional label making strange, quirky music for a small chunk of the Southern demographic, but a part of the national marketplace. As this installment in the series clearly illustrates by its chronological end...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
The third entry into this six-volume series chronicling the entire Sun singles catalog begins in the fall of 1957. The tiny label -- which had been essentially a two-person operation in the beginning and through its early gestation -- was now a major independent with national hits in pop, country, and rhythm & blues. Sun was not only the little label that could, but also a major force in shaping rock'n'roll and the boundaries of pop music overall. Sun was no longer a regional label making strange, quirky music for a small chunk of the Southern demographic, but a part of the national marketplace. As this installment in the series clearly illustrates by its chronological end in the summer of 1959, Sun wanted to be a part of that marketplace and would change their trademark sound accordingly. Backup singers, tenor sax solos, overdubs, a taming of the raw excitement -- these were all stylistic notions unthinkable of a Sun record only a couple of years back. But for every pop teen idol experiment gone awry, for every slicker concession to the marketplace, Sun Records still rocked harder than any label on the planet and made much original music in the bargain. In the A- and B-sides of these 50 singles, we hear the changes in Sun and, indeed, rock'n'roll itself. Disc one features one of the most cathartic moments in Sun history: Jerry Lee Lewis' two-sided classic, "Great Balls of Fire" and "You Win Again." Both sides of the Johnny Cash coin the cool and the cloying are well represented; Roy Orbison was being moved into similarly commercial fish-out-of-water territory, and Carl Perkins' last single for the label also appears. Disc Two features sides from the man responsible for much of the new bent toward mainstream commercialism -- producer/songwriter/musician Jack Clement, who wrote pop fluff like "Ballad of a Teenage Queen," played the acoustic guitar riff on "Big River," and produced sessions for Phillips. The third disc has numerous highlights from the first track to the last; the final disc takes us up to the summer of 1959, a fallow time for rock'n'roll, although there's still much great music to be heard. However, even the gradual taming of rockabilly and the sweetening of the hillbilly sounds the label was noted for couldn't possibly prepare the listener for eleven-year-old chalk-on-a-blackboard moppet Sherry Crane; "Winnie the Parakeet" and its flip side "Willie Willie" is simply the worst Sun record of all time, no contest. Along with these 101 sides including a Jerry Lee interview track is a sumptuous, bound 68-page booklet, chock full of label photos, excellent track-by-track text from Hank Davis, and rare photos of everybody from Johnny Cash to the sickly sweet Sherry Crane.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/1996
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051580322
  • Catalog Number: 15803

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Home of the Blues - Johnny Cash (2:40)
  2. 2 Give My Love to Rose - Johnny Cash (2:46)
  3. 3 Good Lovin' (2:55)
  4. 4 Memories Never Grow Old (2:20)
  5. 5 Great Balls of Fire (1:53)
  6. 6 You Win Again (2:58)
  7. 7 Cindy Lou - Dick Penner (2:20)
  8. 8 Your Honey Love - Dick Penner (2:14)
  9. 9 Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash (2:12)
  10. 10 Big River - Johnny Cash (2:33)
  11. 11 Chicken Hearted (2:17)
  12. 12 I Like Love (2:34)
  13. 13 My Bucket's Got a Hole in It (2:19)
  14. 14 Sweet Misery (2:11)
  15. 15 I've Got Love If You Want It - Warren Smith (2:11)
  16. 16 I Fell in Love (2:42)
  17. 17 Lend Me Your Comb (1:58)
  18. 18 Glad All Over (1:43)
  19. 19 Breathless (2:44)
  20. 20 Down the Line (2:15)
  21. 21 Baby Please Don't Go - Billy Lee Riley (2:08)
  22. 22 Wouldn't You Know - Billy Lee Riley (2:50)
  23. 23 Judy (2:05)
  24. 24 I Think of You (2:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ten Years (2:18)
  2. 2 Your Lover Boy (2:18)
  3. 3 Sweet Woman - Edwin Bruce (2:45)
  4. 4 Part of My Life - Edwin Bruce (2:16)
  5. 5 Love Is a Stranger - Sunrays (3:01)
  6. 6 The Lonely Hours - Sunrays (2:55)
  7. 7 I Feel So Blue - Magel Priesman (2:34)
  8. 8 Memories of You - Magel Priesman (2:37)
  9. 9 Guess Things Happen That Way - Johnny Cash (1:52)
  10. 10 Come in Stranger - Johnny Cash (1:45)
  11. 11 High School Confidential (2:31)
  12. 12 Fools Like Me (2:53)
  13. 13 Dreamy Nights (2:32)
  14. 14 Fool, Fool, Fool (2:33)
  15. 15 Right Behind You Baby (2:26)
  16. 16 So Young (2:27)
  17. 17 Drinkin' Wine - Gene Simmons (2:42)
  18. 18 I Done Told You - Kiss (2:22)
  19. 19 I Dig You Baby (2:14)
  20. 20 Sweetie Pie (2:06)
  21. 21 The Return of Jerry Lee (2:33)
  22. 22 Lewis Boogie (2:02)
  23. 23 The Ways of a Woman in Love - Johnny Cash (2:17)
  24. 24 You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven - Johnny Cash (2:41)
  25. 25 Break Up (2:40)
  26. 26 I'll Make It All up to You (3:06)
  27. 27 Jerry Lee Lewis Talks About High School Confidential (2:18)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Itchy (2:19)
  2. 2 Thunderbird (2:21)
  3. 3 Sally Jo (2:06)
  4. 4 Torro (2:46)
  5. 5 Diamond Ring - Jimmy Isle (2:19)
  6. 6 I've Been Waitin' - Jimmy Isle (2:01)
  7. 7 Born to Lose - Ernie Chaffin (2:59)
  8. 8 My Love for You - Ernie Chaffin (2:26)
  9. 9 You Made a Hit (2:24)
  10. 10 Why Why Why (2:21)
  11. 11 It's Just About Time - Johnny Cash (2:09)
  12. 12 I Just Thought You'd Like to Know - Johnny Cash (2:25)
  13. 13 Breeze (2:08)
  14. 14 Today Is a Blue Day (2:04)
  15. 15 The Black Haired Man (2:00)
  16. 16 Wrong (1:58)
  17. 17 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (2:10)
  18. 18 It Hurt Me So (2:41)
  19. 19 Down by the Riverside - Billy Lee Riley (2:17)
  20. 20 No Name Girl - Billy Lee Riley (1:55)
  21. 21 Sweet, Sweet Girl (2:23)
  22. 22 Goodbye Mr. Love (2:41)
  23. 23 Jump Right out of This Jukebox (2:22)
  24. 24 Tell 'em Off (1:59)
  25. 25 Thanks a Lot - Johnny Cash (2:38)
  26. 26 Luther Played the Boogie - Johnny Cash (2:02)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Lovin' up a Storm (1:53)
  2. 2 Big Blon' Baby (1:42)
  3. 3 Without a Love (2:03)
  4. 4 Time Will Tell (2:23)
  5. 5 Rockin' Bandit (2:12)
  6. 6 Sail Away (2:30)
  7. 7 Don't Ever Leave Me - Ernie Chaffin (2:22)
  8. 8 Miracle of You - Ernie Chaffin (2:21)
  9. 9 Katy Too - Johnny Cash (1:57)
  10. 10 I Forgot to Remember to Forget - Johnny Cash (1:54)
  11. 11 Got the Water Boiling - Billy Lee Riley (2:11)
  12. 12 One More Time - Billy Lee Riley (2:16)
  13. 13 No More Crying the Blues (2:03)
  14. 14 Have Faith in My Love (2:25)
  15. 15 Let's Talk About Us (2:10)
  16. 16 The Ballad of Billy Joe (2:59)
  17. 17 Mystery Train (2:32)
  18. 18 Sweet and Easy to Love (2:31)
  19. 19 Lovestruck (2:06)
  20. 20 I Wanna Make Sweet Love (2:23)
  21. 21 With Your Love, with Your Kiss - Johnny Powers (2:40)
  22. 22 Be Mine, All Mine - Johnny Powers (2:25)
  23. 23 Winnie the Parakeet - Sherry Crane (2:24)
  24. 24 Willie Willie - Sherry Crane (1:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Track Performer
Sonny Burgess Track Performer
Rosco Gordon Track Performer
Kiss Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis Track Performer
Roy Orbison Track Performer
Carl Perkins Track Performer
Warren Smith Track Performer
Onie Wheeler Track Performer
Rudy Grayzell Track Performer
Johnny Powers Track Performer
Jack Clement Track Performer
Dickey Lee Track Performer
Billy Lee Riley Track Performer
Ray Smith Track Performer
Vernon Taylor Track Performer
Tommy Blake Track Performer
Jerry McGill Track Performer
Alton & Jimmy Track Performer
Sunrays Track Performer
Technical Credits
Slim Harpo Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Don Gibson Composer
Charlie Rich Composer
Hank Davis Liner Notes
Jerry Lee Lewis Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Onie Wheeler Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Danny Taylor Composer
Roy Bennett Composer
Jack Clement Composer, Producer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Colin Escott Reissue Producer, Illustrations, Tape Research
Joe Goodwin Composer
Jack Hammer Composer
Joe Hanley Composer
Bob Jones Mastering
Stan Kesler Producer
Leroy Kirkland Composer
Douglas Lichterman Composer
Ballard MacDonald Composer
Billy Lee Riley Composer
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Jesse Stone Composer
Sid Tepper Composer
Ben Weisman Composer
Fred Wise Composer
Al Hopson Composer
William Pittman Illustrations
Bert Russell Composer
Sam Phillips Composer, Producer
Luther Dixon Composer
Kerry Jacobson Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Sylke Holtrop Artwork
Dave Sax Reissue Producer, Tape Comparison, Tape Research
Gerd Weiler Artwork
Clive Blewchamp Contributor
Hans Peter Zdrenka Illustrations
James "Jimmy" Atkins Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Jerry McGill Composer
Lee Stevens Composer
Rhoda Roberts Composer
Kay Twomey Composer
Allyson R. Khent Composer
Ron Hargrave Composer
Dick Penner Composer, Illustrations
Gene Simmons Composer
Hoyt Johnson Composer
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