The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
All too often, the incredible legacy of Sun Records is boiled down to five names: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. There's good reason for that, of course, but they are far from the whole story. Several other box sets in various configurations have attempted to drive that point home, but this British three-disc summation does so in a clear and concise manner that ultimately serves to emphasize the others' contributions. Rather than lay out the history of Sam Phillips' label chronologically, the compilers broke Sun's output up into three categories that they dub "Rockin'," "Cotton Crop Country" and "Beale Street Blues." Three of ...
See more details below
This CD is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
All too often, the incredible legacy of Sun Records is boiled down to five names: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. There's good reason for that, of course, but they are far from the whole story. Several other box sets in various configurations have attempted to drive that point home, but this British three-disc summation does so in a clear and concise manner that ultimately serves to emphasize the others' contributions. Rather than lay out the history of Sam Phillips' label chronologically, the compilers broke Sun's output up into three categories that they dub "Rockin'," "Cotton Crop Country" and "Beale Street Blues." Three of the aforementioned rock & roll architects can be found on disc one (Elvis, unnamed on the packaging, and Cash turn up only as members of the Million Dollar Quartet), but some of the real stars are the ones whose names don't shine quite as brightly: Jackie Brenston, whose "Rocket 88" is considered by some to be the first rock & roll record; Charlie Rich, Bill Justis ("Raunchy") and the wild Billy Lee Riley ("Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll"). The second disc is given over to those mainstream honky-tonkers that found their way to 706 Union in Memphis, some of whom enjoyed greater fame elsewhere (Webb Pierce, Jeannie C. Riley, Dave Dudley, Cash), others whose moment in the sun, so to speak, began and ended right here. And then there's disc three, which spotlights the blues titans who Phillips championed, often when no one else would: most notably Howlin' Wolf, but also the great Rufus Thomas (who would soon be instrumental in establishing another crucial Memphis label, Stax), Little Milton and James Cotton. Even this set doesn't tell the entire Sun story, but it provides considerably more than a cursory glimpse.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2006
  • Label: Metro Music
  • UPC: 698458332325
  • Catalog Number: 823

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston (2:52)
  2. 2 When It Rains It Pours - Billy "The Kid" Emerson (3:07)
  3. 3 Booted! - Rosco Gordon (3:06)
  4. 4 Dixie Fried - Carl Perkins (2:28)
  5. 5 Whirlwind - Charlie Rich (2:07)
  6. 6 Red Hot - Billy Lee Riley (2:32)
  7. 7 Just Walkin' in the Rain - The Prisonaires (2:42)
  8. 8 Gospel Train - The Jones Brothers (2:20)
  9. 9 Walk That Lonesome Valley - The Million Dollar Quartet (2:45)
  10. 10 Drinkin' Wind Spo-Dee-O-Dee @@Malcom Yelvington (2:52)
  11. 11 Rockhouse - Roy Orbison (2:05)
  12. 12 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:54)
  13. 13 Flying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll - Billy Lee Riley (2:06)
  14. 14 Miss Froggie - Warren Smith (2:26)
  15. 15 Raunchy - Bill Justis (2:23)
  16. 16 Sitting by My Window - The Five Tinos (3:27)
  17. 17 Juiced - Billy "Red" Love (2:34)
  18. 18 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis (1:54)
  19. 19 Ubangi Stomp - Warren Smith (2:01)
  20. 20 Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison (2:15)
  21. 21 Don't Be Cruel - The Million Dollar Quartet (2:25)
  22. 22 Mona Lisa - Carl Mann (2:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Defrost Your Heart - Charlie Feathers (2:34)
  2. 2 Howlin' Tom Cat - Harmonica Frank Floyd (2:46)
  3. 3 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash (2:48)
  4. 4 Blackland Farmer - Sleepy LaBeef (2:22)
  5. 5 Runnin' Around - Charlie Feathers (2:08)
  6. 6 Pool Shark - Dave Dudley (3:01)
  7. 7 Who Will the Next Fool Be - Charlie Rich (2:25)
  8. 8 Thanks a Lot - Jeanne Newman (2:32)
  9. 9 Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins (2:18)
  10. 10 Girl Most Likely - Jeannie C. Riley (2:10)
  11. 11 Where the Old River Flows - Jimmie Davis (2:55)
  12. 12 Southbound Line - Tracy Pendarvis (2:26)
  13. 13 In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce (2:21)
  14. 14 Sweet Country Girl - Dane Stinit (2:13)
  15. 15 My Kind of Carryin' On - Doug Poindexter (2:01)
  16. 16 Jump Right out of This Jukebox - Onie Wheeler (2:22)
  17. 17 Two Young Fools in Love - Barbara Pittman (2:26)
  18. 18 I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash (2:45)
  19. 19 How Long @@Maggie Sue Wimberley (2:47)
  20. 20 Another - Roy Drusky (2:39)
  21. 21 Feelin' Low - Ernie Chaffin (2:35)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Mystery Train - Little Junior's Blue Flames (2:29)
  2. 2 Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas (2:53)
  3. 3 How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf (2:43)
  4. 4 The Boogie Disease @@Dr. Ross (2:36)
  5. 5 Easy - Jimmy & Walter (3:01)
  6. 6 Sweet Home Chicago - David Honeyboy Edwards (3:01)
  7. 7 Just Come on Home - Frank Frost (2:00)
  8. 8 Policy Man Blues - Sleepy John Estes (3:16)
  9. 9 Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton (3:01)
  10. 10 Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker (2:48)
  11. 11 We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis (2:44)
  12. 12 I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare (2:58)
  13. 13 Seems Like a Million Years - Willie Nix (2:44)
  14. 14 So Long Baby, Goodbye - Sammy Lewis (2:11)
  15. 15 Time Has Made a Change - Jimmy DeBerry (2:45)
  16. 16 She May Be Yours (But She Comes to See Me Sometimes) - Joe Hill Louis (3:02)
  17. 17 If You Love Me Baby - Little Milton (2:35)
  18. 18 Feelin' Good - Little Junior's Blue Flames (2:58)
  19. 19 Come Back Baby @@Dr. Ross (2:51)
  20. 20 The Wolf Is at Your Door - Howlin' Wolf (3:00)
  21. 21 The Last Time - Woodrow Wilson Adams (2:54)
  22. 22 Tiger Man (King of the Jungle) - Rufus Thomas (2:50)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Technical Credits
Joe Hill Louis Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Charlie Rich Composer
Roy Drusky Composer
Jackie Brenston Composer
Quinton Claunch Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Junior Parker Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
Isaiah Ross Composer
Herman Parker Composer
Traditional Composer
Dick Penner Composer
Wade Moore Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously