Complete Sun Singles, Vol. 4

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
By the time the singles on this four-disc set were released 1959 into 1962, Sun was a much different label than the one that discovered Elvis Presley just a few years earlier. Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison had moved to other labels, and Jerry Lee Lewis was in the middle of trying to reassemble the pieces of his career. Label owner Sam Phillips was in the midst of leaving his fabled 706 Union Memphis Recording Service for a new studio across town, never again finding the warm intimacy that graced his early recorded efforts. The label also pursued trends that seemed to be selling at that moment, and largely gone was that anarchic spirit that made all the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
By the time the singles on this four-disc set were released 1959 into 1962, Sun was a much different label than the one that discovered Elvis Presley just a few years earlier. Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison had moved to other labels, and Jerry Lee Lewis was in the middle of trying to reassemble the pieces of his career. Label owner Sam Phillips was in the midst of leaving his fabled 706 Union Memphis Recording Service for a new studio across town, never again finding the warm intimacy that graced his early recorded efforts. The label also pursued trends that seemed to be selling at that moment, and largely gone was that anarchic spirit that made all the early Sun issues so legendary. But there was still a pronounced regional flavor and inherent sound to a Sun record -- even the ones cut in Nashville during this period -- that emerged from the grooves, no matter how much the original master tape was embalmed in chirping female choruses and syrupy strings. Disc one sports more than a few classic sides -- including Rayburn Anthony's "Alice Blue Gown" and Tracy Pendarvis' double-sided blast from Sun's past, "A Thousand Guitars"/"Is It Too Late" -- amid the commercial dross. There were other stray nods to Sun's rockin' past with Sonny Wilson's "The Great Pretender" sporting one of the most confused guitar breaks ever released on the label and "I'm Gonna Take a Walk," but perhaps even more interesting was the continual mining of the vaults for more Johnny Cash sides. Disc two follows this pattern, with a pair of Jerry Lee Lewis 45s and Cash singles standing alongside Tracy Pendarvis' "Is It Me" as musical high points, but these were severely undercut by the issuance of pop-inspired crossover material. Disc three kicks off with a major surprise, a two-sided Charlie Rich instrumental issued under the name Bobby Sheridan. More Cash material from the vaults is aboard, along with Jerry Lee's back-to-the-charts hit, "What'd I Say." The final disc illustrates what a hit record did to Jerry Lee's stock at the label, as Sun issued one single after another in its wake, scoring another hit with "Money" alongside "Sweet Little Sixteen," the last Sun chart entry. Harold Dorman's "Uncle Jonah's Place," Johnny Cash's "Blue Train" and Don Hosea's "Uh Huh Huh" actually Willie Cobb's "You Don't Love Me" complete the list of listenable items on this set. Sun was nearing the end of the line as well as changing its musical direction, but there was still great stuff to be found in their release schedule, and this box nicely collects it all up in one place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/1997
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127158048
  • Catalog Number: 15804
  • Sales rank: 322,402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You're My Kind - Will Mercer (2:32)
  2. 2 Ballad of St. Marks - Will Mercer (2:17)
  3. 3 Little Queenie - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:25)
  4. 4 I Could Never Be Ashamed of You - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:26)
  5. 5 You Tell Me - Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two (1:20)
  6. 6 Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye - Tennessee Riders (2:17)
  7. 7 What a Life - Jimmy Isle (2:23)
  8. 8 Together - Jimmy Isle (2:20)
  9. 9 Alice Blue Gown - Ray Anthony (2:01)
  10. 10 St. Louis Blues - Ray Anthony (2:20)
  11. 11 Straight A's in Love - Tennessee Riders (2:17)
  12. 12 I Love You Because - Gene Lowery (2:27)
  13. 13 A Thousand Guitars - Tracy Pendarvis (2:41)
  14. 14 Is It Too Late - Tracy Pendarvis (2:11)
  15. 15 Walkin' and Talkin' - Mack Owen (2:11)
  16. 16 Somebody Just Like You - Mack Owen (2:22)
  17. 17 Old Black Joe - Gene Lowery (2:06)
  18. 18 Baby Baby Bye Bye - Gene Lowery (2:01)
  19. 19 The Legend of the Big Steeple - Paul Richey (3:10)
  20. 20 Broken Hearted Willie - Paul Richey (2:42)
  21. 21 Whose Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet - Rayburn Anthony (3:13)
  22. 22 There's No Tomorrow - Rayburn Anthony (1:51)
  23. 23 Bobaloo - Bill Johnson (1:58)
  24. 24 Bad Times Ahead - Bill Johnson (2:30)
  25. 25 The Great Pretender - Sonny Wilson (2:57)
  26. 26 I'm Gonna Take a Walk - Sonny Wilson (2:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 You Burned the Bridges - Bobbie Jean (2:10)
  2. 2 Cheaters Never Win - Bobbie Jean (2:02)
  3. 3 The Story of a Broken Heart - Tennessee Riders (2:11)
  4. 4 Down the Street to 301 - Tennessee Riders (2:06)
  5. 5 John Henry - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:30)
  6. 6 Hang up My Rock & Roll Shoes - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:38)
  7. 7 Southbound Line - Tracy Pendarvis (2:29)
  8. 8 Is It Me? - Tracy Pendarvis (2:06)
  9. 9 Señorita - Texas Bill Strength (2:56)
  10. 10 Guess I'd Better Go - Texas Bill Strength (2:15)
  11. 11 Port of Lonely Hearts - Tennessee Riders (2:35)
  12. 12 Mean Eyed Cat - Tennessee Riders (2:30)
  13. 13 The Good Guy Always Wins - Lance Roberts (2:19)
  14. 14 The Time Is Right - Lance Roberts (2:25)
  15. 15 I Gotta Know (Where I Stand) - Tony Rossine (2:39)
  16. 16 Is It Too Late (To Say I'm Sorry) - Tony Rossine (2:29)
  17. 17 The Rockin' Stockin' - Yuleville USA (2:44)
  18. 18 The Rockin' Stockin' - Rockin' Stockin' (2:11)
  19. 19 You Don't Love Me Anymore - Ira Jay (2:33)
  20. 20 More Than Anything (In the World) - Ira Jay (2:20)
  21. 21 When I Get Paid - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:47)
  22. 22 Love Made a Fool of Me - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:48)
  23. 23 Sweet and Easy to Love - Roy Orbison (2:13)
  24. 24 Devil Dol - Roy Orbison (2:09)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Red Man - Bobby Sheridan (2:18)
  2. 2 Sad News - Bobby Sheridan (2:13)
  3. 3 Oh, Lonesome Me - Gene Lowery (2:30)
  4. 4 Life Goes On - Tennessee Riders (2:00)
  5. 5 What'd I Say - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:29)
  6. 6 Livin' Lovin' Wreck - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:05)
  7. 7 U T Party, Pt. 1 - George Klein (2:26)
  8. 8 U T Party, Pt. 2 - George Klein (2:35)
  9. 9 Belle of the Suwannee - Tracy Pendarvis (2:34)
  10. 10 Eternally - Tracy Pendarvis (2:16)
  11. 11 Groovy Train - Wade Cagle (2:30)
  12. 12 Highland Rock - Wade Cagle (2:16)
  13. 13 I Can't Show How I Feel - Anita Wood (2:05)
  14. 14 I'll Wait Forever - Anita Wood (3:05)
  15. 15 I'll Stick by You - Harold Kenneth Dorman (2:15)
  16. 16 There They Go - Harold Kenneth Dorman (2:03)
  17. 17 Sugartime - Tennessee Riders (1:50)
  18. 18 My Treasurer - Tennessee Riders (1:18)
  19. 19 It Won't Happen With Me - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:58)
  20. 20 Cold, Cold Heart - Jerry Lee Lewis (3:08)
  21. 21 I Forgot to Remember to Forget - Shirley Sisk (2:38)
  22. 22 Other Side - Shirley Sisk (2:17)
  23. 23 Well I Ask Ya - Tony Rossini (2:14)
  24. 24 Darlena - Tony Rossini (2:39)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Save the Last Dance for Me - Jerry Lee Lewis (1:53)
  2. 2 As Long as I Live - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:29)
  3. 3 Since I Met You - Don Hosea (2:41)
  4. 4 Uh Huh Unh - Don Hosea (2:33)
  5. 5 Human Emotions - Bobby Wood (2:38)
  6. 6 Everybody's Searching - Bobby Wood (2:16)
  7. 7 Uncle Jonah's Place - Harold Kenneth Dorman (1:42)
  8. 8 Just One Step - Harold Kenneth Dorman (2:28)
  9. 9 Money (That's What I Want) - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:24)
  10. 10 Bonnie B. - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:23)
  11. 11 Travlin' Salesman - Ray Smith (3:08)
  12. 12 I Won't Miss You (Till You Go) - Ray Smith (2:09)
  13. 13 How Well I Know - Rayburn Anthony (2:11)
  14. 14 Big Dream - Rayburn Anthony (2:18)
  15. 15 I've Been Twistin' - Jerry Lee Lewis (3:17)
  16. 16 Ramblin' Rose - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:59)
  17. 17 Candy Doll - Ray Smith (2:29)
  18. 18 Hey, Boss Man (Twist) - Ray Smith (2:02)
  19. 19 Blue Train - Tennessee Riders (2:04)
  20. 20 Born to Lose - Tennessee Riders (2:12)
  21. 21 In the Beginning - Harold Kenneth Dorman (2:09)
  22. 22 Wait Til Saturday Night - Harold Kenneth Dorman (2:22)
  23. 23 (Meet Me) After School - Tony Rossini (2:32)
  24. 24 Just Around the Corner - Tony Rossinin (2:27)
  25. 25 Sweet Little Sixteen - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:55)
  26. 26 How's My Ex Treating You - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Vocals
Jerry Lee Lewis Piano, Vocals
Ray Anthony Track Performer
Ray Smith Track Performer
Tony Rossine Track Performer
Technical Credits
Willie Cobbs Composer
Stephen Foster Composer
Gene Autry Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Charlie Rich Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Hank Davis Introduction, Text
Charlie Feathers Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis Composer
Roy Orbison Composer, Contributor
W.C. Handy Composer
Scotty Moore Producer
Billy Smith Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Bobby Wood Contributor
Otis Blackwell Composer
Jack Clement Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Illustrations, Tape Research
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Stan Kesler Composer, Producer
Junior Parker Composer
Harold Shedd Composer
Billy Sherrill Producer
Huey "Piano" Smith Composer
Brad Suggs Composer
Charles Underwood Composer, Producer
Hank Williams Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
Rayburn Anthony Contributor
Johnny Marvin Composer
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Dave Sax Tape Research
Shirley Sisk Contributor
Janie Bradford Composer
Vic McAlpin Composer
Don Scaife Composer
Tony Austin Composer
Wade Cagle Contributor
Benny Joy Contributor
Wolfgang Taubenauer Artwork
Traditional Composer
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