The Million Dollar Quartet

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
One of the most important things to remember about this album is it's really just four guys in a room shooting the breeze, goofing around, and stumbling through a few old songs. This wouldn't be especially interesting under most circumstances, but the three guys in question happen to be Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, which, as you might imagine, makes quite a difference. Perkins was doing a recording session at the Sun Records studio in Memphis on December 4, 1956, with Lewis playing piano on the date, when Elvis, back in Memphis after a stretch on the road following his breakthrough as a major star, stopped by to say hello. Elvis, Perkins, and Lewis ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
One of the most important things to remember about this album is it's really just four guys in a room shooting the breeze, goofing around, and stumbling through a few old songs. This wouldn't be especially interesting under most circumstances, but the three guys in question happen to be Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, which, as you might imagine, makes quite a difference. Perkins was doing a recording session at the Sun Records studio in Memphis on December 4, 1956, with Lewis playing piano on the date, when Elvis, back in Memphis after a stretch on the road following his breakthrough as a major star, stopped by to say hello. Elvis, Perkins, and Lewis began casually jamming -- mostly on old gospel tunes they remembered from a shared Baptist upbringing -- and Sam Phillips had the presence of mind to record the proceedings. (A famous picture taken that day shows Johnny Cash with the group, but if he stuck around to sing a few tunes, he stayed far enough away from the mike to be absent on these recordings.) To call the performances "casual" taxes understatement, and if you were expecting the ultimate rockabilly moment from these guys, be aware it's about halfway through the session before rock & roll begins to rear its head, and even then it's obvious these guys can play "Down by the Riverside" off the top of their heads far more easily than "Too Much Monkey Business." But half the fun of this album is the playful casualness of the performances (and hearing three of rock's great legends in such non-legendary form). And their personalities certainly manifest themselves right off the bat: Elvis is effortlessly authoritative, and at once amused and perplexed by his sudden fame, while Lewis harmonizes like a wildman, determined to show he's the star of the show, and Perkins displays his characteristic modesty, content to add churchy harmonies and the occasional signature guitar break. It's also fun to hear Elvis imitate Jackie Wilson imitating him, and Perkins marveling at the genius of Chuck Berry. Million Dollar Quartet is really just three guys goofing off -- but from these three guys, "goofing off" is really something to hear. [In 2006, the British Charly label issued a "50th Anniversary Special Edition" version of the Million Dollar Quartet session as a two-disc set, but no new recordings from the historical singalong were unearthed (sorry, Johnny Cash's portion of the program is still missing). Instead, Charly included a bonus disc of period-appropriate Sun recordings from Presley, Lewis, Perkins, and (oh glorious irony) Cash. There are a few surprises -- some rare and unreleased sides from Cash (stripped-down versions of "You're My Baby" and "Belshazar") and Lewis (a great solo take of "That Lucky Old Sun" and a version of "The Marine Hymn" for rockabilly leathernecks everywhere). However, the audio quality is uneven (especially on the Presley numbers, which have generally sounded better in the past), and while the bonus disc is fun listening, it doesn't add much at all to the package.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2002
  • Label: Import [generic]
  • UPC: 666629122822
  • Catalog Number: 91228

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Belong to My Heart (0:45)
  2. 2 When God Dips His Love in My Heart (0:18)
  3. 3 Just a Little Talk With Jesus (4:20)
  4. 4 Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley (3:19)
  5. 5 I Shall Not Be Moved (3:51)
  6. 6 Peace in the Valley (1:38)
  7. 7 Down by the Riverside (2:15)
  8. 8 I'm with a Crowd But So Alone (1:34)
  9. 9 Farther Along (1:48)
  10. 10 Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand) (1:25)
  11. 11 As We Travel Along on the Jericho Road (0:54)
  12. 12 I Just Can't Make It by Myself (1:03)
  13. 13 Little Cabin on the Hill (0:44)
  14. 14 Summertime Is Past and Gone (0:12)
  15. 15 I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling (0:35)
  16. 16 Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong (0:44)
  17. 17 Keeper of the Key (1:48)
  18. 18 Crazy Arms (0:31)
  19. 19 Don't Forbid Me (1:02)
  20. 20 Too Much Monkey Business (0:09)
  21. 21 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (1:11)
  22. 22 Out of Sight, out of Mind (0:39)
  23. 23 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:24)
  24. 24 Don't Be Cruel (3:03)
  25. 25 Don't Be Cruel (1:13)
  26. 26 Paralyzed (2:36)
  27. 27 Don't Be Cruel (0:52)
  28. 28 There's No Place Like Home (3:20)
  29. 29 When the Saints Go Marching In (2:30)
  30. 30 Softly and Tenderly (2:31)
  31. 31 Is It So Strange (1:37)
  32. 32 That's When Your Heartaches Begin (4:41)
  33. 33 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (0:23)
  34. 34 Rip It Up (0:20)
  35. 35 I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye (0:55)
  36. 36 Crazy Arms (3:20)
  37. 37 That's My Desire (1:27)
  38. 38 End of the Road (1:50)
  39. 39 Black Bottom Stomp (0:56)
  40. 40 You're the Only Star (In My Blue Heaven) (1:13)
  41. 41 Elvis (0:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Lester Flatt Composer
Bill Monroe Composer
Billy Hill Composer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Paul Barnes Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Annotation
Ralph Mooney Composer
Charlie Singleton Composer
John Snyder Producer
Mike Stoller Composer
Don Wardell Digital Series Coordination
Norman Moore Art Direction
Joe Lopes Engineer
Colin Scott Liner Notes
M. Christian Composer
W.S. Stevenson Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell Composer
Fred Fisher Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Chuck Seals Composer
Traditional Composer
Homer Morris Composer
William Raskin Composer
George Brown Composer
C. Derricks Composer
Javier H. Gomez Composer
Lance Guynes Composer
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