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Sun Records: Ultimate Blues Collection
     

Sun Records: Ultimate Blues Collection

 
Although Sam Phillips' Sun Records is generally remembered as the rockabilly label that launched the recording career of one Elvis Presley, as well as the careers of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee

Overview

Although Sam Phillips' Sun Records is generally remembered as the rockabilly label that launched the recording career of one Elvis Presley, as well as the careers of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, there is a whole lot more to the story than that. Phillips recorded a good deal of straight blues in his studio, and that patented slap-back, room echo feel that permeates his more rockabilly fare is well in evidence on the blues tracks that are collected here in this three-disc, 75-track set. This is exciting stuff, with an intangible freshness to the sound that is still very much in evidence all these years later. Among the many highlights are Rufus Thomas' answer to Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog," the derivative but oh so infectious "Bear Cat," Frank Frost's classic "Jelly Roll King," a marvelous version of "Sweet Home Chicago" by Honeyboy Edwards, as well as several sides from one-man bands Joe Hill Louis ("Keep Your Arms Around Me," "She May Be Yours (But She Comes to See Me Sometime)") and Doctor Ross ("Come Back Baby," "Chicago Breakdown," "Juke Box Boogie"). A delight from start to finish, this decently priced collection is a must for serious modern blues fans as well as essential listening for anyone interested in one of the key labels in the history of American pop music.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
Label:
Varese Fontana
UPC:
0030206647822
catalogNumber:
066478
Rank:
57219

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

James Cotton   Composer
Robert Cray   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Sleepy John Estes   Composer
Frank Frost   Composer
Earl Hooker   Composer
Big Walter Horton   Composer
Joe Hill Louis   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
Rosco Gordon   Composer
Rufus Thomas   Composer
Brown   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Andy Gibson   Composer
Pinetop Smith   Composer
Doctor Ross   Composer
Frank Ballard   Composer
Big Maceo Merriweather   Composer
Mose Vinson   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Kenneth Banks   Composer
Charley Booker   Composer
Milton Campbell   Composer
G. Clark   Composer
Jimmy DeBerry   Composer
Joe Garland   Composer
Auburn Hare   Composer
Raymond Hill   Composer
Ike Turner   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Billy "Red" Love   Composer
Coy Love   Composer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Willie Nix   Composer
Junior Parker   Composer
Pinetop Perkins   Composer
Houston Stokes   Composer
Dennis Walker   Composer
Albert Williams   Composer
Vincent Duling   Composer
Willie Johnson   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Herman "Little Junior" Parker   Composer
Bill Dahl   Producer,Liner Notes
Sam Phillips   Composer
Isaiah Ross   Composer
Woodrow Wilson Adams   Composer
William Robert Emerson   Composer
Boyd Gilmore   Composer
Billy "The Kid" Emerson   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Eddie Snow   Composer
Milton Love   Composer
Lou Willie Turner   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Sam Burns   Composer
Taylor   Composer
Houston Boines   Composer
Rufus Thomas   Composer
Herman Parker   Composer

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