Complete Sun Singles, Vol. 5

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
The fifth volume in Bear Family's exhaustive assembling of every single issued by Sam Phillips picks up the story of the end of Sun Records and the beginnings of its Phillips International subsidiary. This follows Sun releases from 1962 to 1968 and the first two years of the P.I. imprint, beginning in 1957. By the early 1960s, Sun was back to being a small, local label with little -- if any -- impact on the national scene. Its final 13 releases drifted out over a period of three years to scant acclaim and little promotion. Disc one kicks off with the pop stylings of teen idol wannabe Tony Rossini and instrumentals fromthe Four Upsetters. Other highlights include selections ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
The fifth volume in Bear Family's exhaustive assembling of every single issued by Sam Phillips picks up the story of the end of Sun Records and the beginnings of its Phillips International subsidiary. This follows Sun releases from 1962 to 1968 and the first two years of the P.I. imprint, beginning in 1957. By the early 1960s, Sun was back to being a small, local label with little -- if any -- impact on the national scene. Its final 13 releases drifted out over a period of three years to scant acclaim and little promotion. Disc one kicks off with the pop stylings of teen idol wannabe Tony Rossini and instrumentals fromthe Four Upsetters. Other highlights include selections from Billy Adams, Bill Yates, Jerry Lee Lewis including "Teenage Letter", a reissue of Smokey Joe's "Signifying Monkey," and the final record from Johnny Cash. Disc two finds the label responding to the British Invasion in their own unique Memphian way with sides from Randy and the Radiants and the Jesters' "Cadillac Man" and "My Babe," possibly the last great Sun single. There are also diverse selections from Billy Adams, Bill Yates including two issued under the pseudonym of Gorgeous Bill, Johnny Cash clone Dane Stinit, a reissue of David Houston's Phillips International single "Sherry's Lips," soul music from the Climates, gospel from Brother James Anderson, the final Sun issue from Load of Mischief and the final Sun record from Jerry Lee "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia". Disc three begins the chronicling of Sam's Phillips International label. Phillips International began in 1957 as somewhat of a "pop" alternative to the rockabilly fare that was the bread and butter of the Sun label, but quickly showed an all-over-the-road approach that eventually short-circuited the operation. Kicking off with the country-pop of Buddy Blake's "You Pass Me By," the first 11 singles in the catalog were a delightful collection of unreconstructed rockabilly, commercial rock & roll including Bill Justis' mega-hit "Raunchy", hot Memphis hybrid music and straight up pop-rockers. The final disc kicks off with Barbara Pittman's "Everlasting Love" and continues chronicling the rest of the label's output from 1958 and the first three singles from 1959. Among the many high spots are Ernie Barton's first single for the label "Stairway to Nowhere", a pair of great singles from Cliff Thomas, Ed and Barbara, Bill Justis searching for a follow-up to "Raunchy," Ken Cook's "Crazy Baby," and Charlie Rich's first single "Philadelphia Baby".
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/1998
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127158055
  • Catalog Number: 15805
  • Sales rank: 198,349

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Make It Sound So Easy - Tony Rossini and the Chippers (2:17)
  2. 2 New Girl in Town - Tony Rossini and the Chippers (2:49)
  3. 3 Midnight Soiree - The Four Upsetters (2:31)
  4. 4 Crazy Arms - The Four Upsetters (2:12)
  5. 5 Good Golly Miss Molly - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:19)
  6. 6 I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore) - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:15)
  7. 7 Seasons of My Heart - Jerry Lee & Linda Gail Lewis (3:01)
  8. 8 Teenage Letter - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:22)
  9. 9 Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees) - Linda Gail Lewis (2:01)
  10. 10 Sittin' and Thinkin' - Linda Gail Lewis (2:48)
  11. 11 Surfin' Calliope - The Four Upsetters (3:07)
  12. 12 Wabash Cannonball - The Four Upsetters (2:04)
  13. 13 Moved to Kansas City - Tony Rossini (2:03)
  14. 14 Nobody - Tony Rossini (2:24)
  15. 15 Ain't Gonna Let You (Break My Heart) - Teenangels (2:34)
  16. 16 Tell Me My Love - Teenangels (2:52)
  17. 17 Betty and Dupree - Billy Adams (2:40)
  18. 18 Got My Mojo Workin' - Billy Adams (2:27)
  19. 19 Don't Step on My Dog - Bill Yates (2:15)
  20. 20 Stop, Wait and Listen - Bill Yates (2:45)
  21. 21 Lookin' for My Mary Ann - Billy Adams (2:35)
  22. 22 Trouble in Mind - Jesse Carter (2:40)
  23. 23 Wide Open Road (2:40)
  24. 24 Belshazzar (2:26)
  25. 25 Signifying Monkey - Smokey Joe (3:20)
  26. 26 Listen to Me Baby - Smokey Joe (2:31)
  27. 27 Reconsider Baby - Billy Adams (2:53)
  28. 28 Ruby Jane - Billy Adams (2:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mountain's High - Randy & the Radiants (2:38)
  2. 2 Peek-A-Boo - Randy & the Radiants (2:13)
  3. 3 Carry Me Back to Old Virginia - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:22)
  4. 4 I Know What It Means - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:42)
  5. 5 Too Late to Right My Wrong - Gorgeous Bill (2:42)
  6. 6 Carleen - Gorgeous Bill (2:49)
  7. 7 My Way of Thinking - Randy & the Radiants (2:33)
  8. 8 Truth from My Eyes - Randy & the Radiants (2:21)
  9. 9 Big Big World - Bill Yates (3:11)
  10. 10 I Dropped My Mandm's - Bill Yates (2:13)
  11. 11 My Babe - The Jesters (2:17)
  12. 12 Cadillac Man - The Jesters (2:19)
  13. 13 Open the Door, Richard - Billy Adams (2:32)
  14. 14 Rock Me Baby - Billy Adams (2:47)
  15. 15 Don't Knock What You Don't Understand - Dane Stinit (2:19)
  16. 16 Always on the Go - Dane Stinit (1:53)
  17. 17 Sherry's Lips - David Houston (2:20)
  18. 18 Miss Brown - David Houston (2:36)
  19. 19 No You for Me - Climates (2:25)
  20. 20 Breaking Up Again - Climates (2:43)
  21. 21 Sweet Country Girl - Dane Stinit (2:13)
  22. 22 The Muddy Ole River (Near Memphis, Tennessee) - Dane Stinit (2:00)
  23. 23 I'm Gonna Move in the Room With the Lord - Br. James Anderson (2:40)
  24. 24 My Soul Needs Resting - Br. James Anderson (2:25)
  25. 25 I'm a Lover - Load of Mischief (2:37)
  26. 26 Back in My Arms Again - Load of Mischief (2:46)
Disc 3
  1. 1 You Pass Me By - Buddy Blake (2:32)
  2. 2 Please Convince Me - Buddy Blake (2:16)
  3. 3 Love My Baby - Hayden Thompson (2:12)
  4. 4 One Broken Heart - Hayden Thompson (2:27)
  5. 5 Two Young Fools in Love - Barbara Pittman (2:25)
  6. 6 I'm Getting Better All the Time - Barbara Pittman (2:55)
  7. 7 Raunchy - Bill Justis (2:23)
  8. 8 The Midnite Man - Bill Justis (2:10)
  9. 9 That's the Way I Love - Johnny Carroll (2:35)
  10. 10 I'll Wait - Johnny Carroll (2:31)
  11. 11 Treat Me Right - Cliff Thomas (2:00)
  12. 12 I'm on My Way Home - Cliff Thomas (2:11)
  13. 13 College Man - Bill Justis & His Orchestra (2:31)
  14. 14 The Stranger - Bill Justis (2:34)
  15. 15 Point of View - Wayne Powers (2:48)
  16. 16 My Love Song - Wayne Powers (2:13)
  17. 17 After the Hop - Bill Pinky and the Turks (2:08)
  18. 18 Sally's Got a Sister - Bill Pinky and the Turks (2:29)
  19. 19 Wild Rice - Bill Justis & His Orchestra (2:05)
  20. 20 Scroungie - Bill Justis (1:57)
  21. 21 You Are My Sunshine - Carl McVoy (2:16)
  22. 22 Tootsie - Carl McVoy (2:29)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Everlasting Love - Bill Justis & His Orchestra (1:59)
  2. 2 Cold, Cold Heart - Bill Justis & His Orchestra (2:37)
  3. 3 Stairway to Nowhere - Ernie Barton (2:17)
  4. 4 Raining the Blues - Ernie Barton (2:44)
  5. 5 Cattywampus - Bill Justis & His Orchestra (2:40)
  6. 6 Summer Holiday - Bill Justis (2:06)
  7. 7 The Frog - Lee Mitchell and the Curly Money Combo (1:51)
  8. 8 A Little Blue Bird Told Me - Lee Mitchell and the Curly Money Combo (2:16)
  9. 9 Sorry I Lied - Cliff Thomas (2:17)
  10. 10 Leave It to Me - Cliff Thomas (2:03)
  11. 11 Whirlwind - Charlie Rich (2:07)
  12. 12 Philadelphia Baby - Charlie Rich (2:05)
  13. 13 Somehow Without You - Mickey & Bill Justis Milan (2:04)
  14. 14 The Picture - Mickey & Bill Justis Milan (2:28)
  15. 15 Crazy Baby - Ken Cook (2:37)
  16. 16 I Was a Fool - Ken Cook (2:25)
  17. 17 Bop Train - Bill Justis & His Orchestra (2:03)
  18. 18 String of Pearls/Cha Hot Cha - Bill Justis (2:30)
  19. 19 The Minstrel Show - Clement Travelers (1:56)
  20. 20 Three Little Guitars - Clement Travelers (1:38)
  21. 21 Hopeless Love - Jimmy Demopoulos (2:00)
  22. 22 If I Had My Way - Jimmy Demopoulos (2:48)
  23. 23 I'm the Only One - Cliff Thomas & Barbara (2:27)
  24. 24 Tidewind - Cliff Thomas & Barbara (1:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Track Performer
David Houston Track Performer
Charlie Rich Track Performer
The Jesters Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis Track Performer
Johnny Carroll Track Performer
Wayne Powers Track Performer
Billy Adams Track Performer
Ken Cook Track Performer
Hayden Thompson Track Performer
Tennessee Three Track Performer
The Four Upsetters Track Performer
Linda Gail Lewis Track Performer
Carl McVoy Track Performer
Randy & the Radiants Track Performer
Barbara Pittman Track Performer
Ernie Barton Track Performer
Cliff Thomas Track Performer
Smokey Joe Track Performer
Bill Justis & His Orchestra Track Performer
Dane Stinit Track Performer
Bill Yates Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Jones Composer
Charlie Rich Composer
Hank Thompson Composer
Hank Davis Text
Jerry Lee Lewis Composer
Grover Mitchell Illustrations
Bill Justis Producer
Scotty Moore Producer
A.P. Carter Composer
Jack Clement Producer
Colin Escott Reissue Producer, Illustrations
David Mayo Illustrations
Knox Phillips Producer
Billy Sherrill Producer
Eddie Thomas Composer
Charles Underwood Producer
Eddie Fontaine Composer
William Pittman Illustrations
Diane Lampert Composer
Sam Phillips Producer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Illustrations, Tape Research
Dave Sax Reissue Producer, Tape Comparison, Tape Research
Hans Peter Zdrenka Illustrations
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell Composer
Darrell Edwards Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Vic McAlpin Composer
Renald Richard Composer
Fred Burch Composer
Cirino Colacrai Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer Artwork
Traditional Composer
Johnny Gluck Composer
Gerald Nelson Composer
James Kendis Composer
Lou Klein Composer
Steve Richards Illustrations
Tommy Certain Composer
Red West Composer
David Kelly Composer
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