The Sun Records Collection [Rhino]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
There have been a lot of Sun compilations over the years; this three-CD, 74-song compilation strikes the medium ground between abridged single-disc highlights and overkill ten-album box sets. What this means is that you get virtually all the key sides of this vastly influential blues, country, and rockabilly label, including the biggest Sun hits cut by Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, and Roy Orbison. There's also a lot of the pioneering electric blues cut by label head Sam Phillips before he made rockabilly Sun's focus, including sides by Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Junior Parker, and James Cotton. Then there are the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
There have been a lot of Sun compilations over the years; this three-CD, 74-song compilation strikes the medium ground between abridged single-disc highlights and overkill ten-album box sets. What this means is that you get virtually all the key sides of this vastly influential blues, country, and rockabilly label, including the biggest Sun hits cut by Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, and Roy Orbison. There's also a lot of the pioneering electric blues cut by label head Sam Phillips before he made rockabilly Sun's focus, including sides by Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Junior Parker, and James Cotton. Then there are the interesting small hits and flops by minor rockabilly figures like Warren Smith, Billy Lee Riley, Malcolm Yelvington, Onie Wheeler, and Carl Mann. There aren't any previously unreleased songs, so the Sun specialist most likely already has everything here; it's a better buy for the avid, knowledgeable fan who isn't a completist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/1994
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227178024
  • Catalog Number: 71780

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gotta Let You Go - Joe Hill Louis (2:43)
  2. 2 Rocket 88 (2:47)
  3. 3 B.B. Blues - B.B. King (2:31)
  4. 4 Swamp Root - Harmonica Frank Floyd (2:34)
  5. 5 Moanin' at Midnight - Howlin' Wolf (2:55)
  6. 6 How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf (2:41)
  7. 7 There's a Man in Jerusalem - Southern Jubilee Singers (2:23)
  8. 8 Rats in My Kitchen - Sleepy John Estes (3:06)
  9. 9 She May Be Yours (But She Comes to See Me Sometimes) - Joe Hill Louis (3:03)
  10. 10 Baker Shop Boogie - Willie Nix (2:47)
  11. 11 Easy - Big Walter Horton (2:57)
  12. 12 Bear Cat (2:51)
  13. 13 Take a Little Chance - Jimmy DeBerry (2:19)
  14. 14 Just Walkin' in the Rain - The Prisonaires (2:40)
  15. 15 Make Room in the Lifeboat for Me - Howard Serratt (2:35)
  16. 16 Feelin' Good - Little Junior's Blue Flames (2:58)
  17. 17 Tiger Man (King of the Jungle) (2:48)
  18. 18 Mystery Train - Little Junior's Blue Flames (2:23)
  19. 19 Come Back Baby - Doctor Ross (2:48)
  20. 20 Gospel Train - The Jones Brothers (2:20)
  21. 21 My Kind of Carryin' On - Doug Poindexter (1:58)
  22. 22 I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare (3:05)
  23. 23 Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton (2:56)
Disc 2
  1. 1 That's All Right - Scotty & Bill (1:55)
  2. 2 Good Rockin' Tonight - Scotty & Bill (2:12)
  3. 3 Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Malcolm Yelvington (2:50)
  4. 4 Turn Around - Carl Perkins (2:59)
  5. 5 Baby Let's Play House - Scotty & Bill (2:17)
  6. 6 Someday You Will Pay - Miller Sisters (2:19)
  7. 7 Red Hot - Billy "The Kid" Emerson (2:25)
  8. 8 Lookin' for My Baby - Little Milton (2:53)
  9. 9 Cry Cry Cry - Johnny Cash (2:28)
  10. 10 Sitting by My Window - The Five Tinos (3:25)
  11. 11 Mystery Train - Scotty & Bill (2:29)
  12. 12 Let the Jukebox Keep on Playing - Carl Perkins (2:55)
  13. 13 Defrost Your Heart - Charlie Feathers (2:27)
  14. 14 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash (2:49)
  15. 15 Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins (2:14)
  16. 16 Honey Don't - Carl Perkins (2:49)
  17. 17 Let's Get High - Rosco Gordon (2:37)
  18. 18 Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby - Carl Perkins (2:13)
  19. 19 Rock & Roll Ruby - Warren Smith (2:52)
  20. 20 I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash (2:43)
  21. 21 Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash (2:13)
  22. 22 Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison (2:12)
  23. 23 Red Headed Woman - Sonny Burgess (2:10)
  24. 24 Dixie Fried - Carl Perkins (2:26)
  25. 25 Ubangi Stomp - Warren Smith (1:58)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Crazy Arms (2:44)
  2. 2 End of the Road - Jerry Lee Lewis (1:49)
  3. 3 Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll - Billy Lee Riley (2:03)
  4. 4 Matchbox - Carl Perkins (2:09)
  5. 5 Down by the Riverside - The Million Dollar Quartet (2:21)
  6. 6 Devil Doll - Roy Orbison (2:10)
  7. 7 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:52)
  8. 8 So Long, I'm Gone - Warren Smith (2:12)
  9. 9 Red Hot - Billy Lee Riley (2:31)
  10. 10 Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache - Warren Smith (2:40)
  11. 11 Raunchy - Bill Justis (2:22)
  12. 12 You Win Again (2:56)
  13. 13 Great Balls of Fire (1:51)
  14. 14 Claudette - Roy Orbison (1:57)
  15. 15 Breathless (2:42)
  16. 16 Guess Things Happen That Way - Johnny Cash (1:49)
  17. 17 High School Confidential (2:29)
  18. 18 Right Behind You Baby - Ray Smith (2:24)
  19. 19 Jump Right out of This Jukebox - Onie Wheeler (2:21)
  20. 20 Lovin' up a Storm (1:51)
  21. 21 Mona Lisa - Carl Mann (2:28)
  22. 22 Lonely Weekends - Charlie Rich (2:08)
  23. 23 Who Will the Next Fool Be? - Charlie Rich (2:24)
  24. 24 Jack's Jump (2:14)
  25. 25 Don't Put No Headstone on My Grave - Charlie Rich (4:18)
  26. 26 Cadillac Man - The Jesters (2:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Cotton Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Sleepy John Estes Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Frank Frost Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Big Walter Horton Harmonica
Big Jack Johnson Guitar
Joe Hill Louis Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Johnny Cash Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Hank Garland Guitar
Charlie Rich Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Willie Neal Johnson Guitar
Sonny Burgess Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Charlie Feathers Spoons, Track Performer
Rosco Gordon Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
The Jesters Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Roy Orbison Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Carl Perkins Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Elvis Presley Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Warren Smith Guitar, Vocals
Rufus Thomas Vocals, Track Performer
Eddie Henderson Bass (Vocal)
Onie Wheeler Track Performer
Bill Black Bass, Track Performer
Doctor Ross Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Bill Justis Tenor Saxophone
Carl Mann Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Scotty Moore Guitar, Track Performer
Laverne Smith Vocals
The Million Dollar Quartet Track Performer
The Prisonaires Track Performer
Bill Emerson Piano, Vocals
Danny Taylor Tenor (Vocal)
Mose Vinson Piano
Kenneth Banks Bass
Joe Baugh Piano
Johnny Bernero Drums
Johnny Bragg Tenor (Vocal)
Jackie Brenston Baritone Saxophone, Vocals
Jewel Briscoe Tenor Saxophone
Howlin' Wolf Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Eddie Bush Guitar
Little Milton Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Bill Cantrell Fiddle
Sam Carr Drums
Don Carter Background Vocals
Quinton Claunch Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jimmy DeBerry Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
James Luther Dickinson Piano, Vocals
Reese Fleming Piano
Harmonica Frank Floyd Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Bob Garner Piano
Marshall Grant Bass
Pat Hare Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Buddy Harman Drums
Lonnie Hayes Drums
Kelso Herston Guitar
Raymond Hill Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Holobaugh Guitar
Ike Turner Piano
Roland Janes Bass
William Johnson Piano
Charles Jones Vocals
Melvin Jones Vocals
Raymond Jones Drums
Jack Kennelly Bass
Stan Kesler Steel Guitar
B.B. King Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Joe Lewis Guitar
Billy "Red" Love Piano
Reubin Martin Washboard
Gordon Mashburn Guitar
James Morrow Mandolin
Jack Nance Trumpet
Calvin Newborn Guitar
Willie Nix Drums, Vocals
Clayton Perkins Bass
Luther Perkins Guitar
Jerry Phillips Guitar
Moses Reed Tenor Saxophone
Billy Lee Riley Guitar, Vocals
Jack Ryles Bass
Richard Sanders Baritone Saxophone
Willie Sims Drums
Ray Smith Track Performer
Russell Smith Drums
Willie Steel Drums
Houston Stokes Drums
Brad Suggs Guitar
C.W. Tate Tenor Saxophone
Ed Thurman Tenor (Vocal)
Marcus Van Story Bass
J.M. Van Eaton Drums
Stanley Walker Guitar
James Webb Bass
Joe Willie Wilkins Guitar
Albert Williams Piano
Johnny Wilson Guitar
Miles Bubba Winn Steel Guitar
Malcolm Yelvington Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Lee Crisp Harmonica, Washboard Bass, Background Vocals, Washboard
John Murray Daley Drums
Tuff Green Bass
Solomon Hardy Saxophone
W.S. Holland Drums
E.A. Kemp Drums
Willie Kizart Guitar
Ford Nelson Piano
James Sanders Bass (Vocal), Baritone (Vocal)
Marcell Sanders Bass (Vocal), Vocals
Tommy Seals Fiddle
Howard Serratt Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
William Stewart Guitar, Vocals, Baritone (Vocal)
James Wheeler Saxophone
Willie Wilkes Saxophone
Charles Bishop Guitar
John Bowers Drums
John Drue Tenor (Vocal)
Billy Duncan Alto Saxophone
Billy Pat Ellis Drums
Israel Franklin Bass
William Gresham Vocals
Eddie Hollins Vocals
Al Hopson Guitar
Johnny Ray Hubbard Bass
William "Strutcher" Johnson Piano
Willie Johnson Guitar
Jan Ledbetter Bass
Jose Lee Vocals
Sid Manker Bass, Guitar
Jake McIntosh Vocals
Elsie Joe Miller Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Roy Miller Guitar
Floyd Murphy Guitar
Robert Oatsvall Bass
Teddy Paige Guitar
Herman "Little Junior" Parker Vocals
Marvin Pepper Bass
Jay Perkins Rhythm Guitar
Doug Poindexter Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Prye Vocals
James Rayford Vocals
Eddie Robertson Drums
The Roses Vocals
Clyde Rush Guitar
Jake Ryles Bass
Jose Lee Smith Vocals
Charles Taylor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Taylor Alto Saxophone
Mildred Wages Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Mel Walker Vocals
Foree Wells Guitar
Asa Wilkerson Background Vocals
Billy Wulfers Bass
Millard Yeow Steel Guitar
Bob Moore Bass
Otis Jett Drums
Martin Willis Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Lott Drums
Eddie Star Rhythm Guitar
Billy "The Kid" Emerson Track Performer
Miller Sisters Track Performer
Lee Holt Background Vocals
Jimmy Wilson Piano
Haywood Hebron Vocals
Sid Lapworth Bass
James Walker Bass
Jimmy & Walter Track Performer
The Jones Brothers Track Performer
Southern Jubilee Singers Track Performer
Nita Smith Background Vocals
Billy Lee Riley & His Little Green Men Track Performer
The Five Tinos Track Performer
Bill Justis & His Orchestra Track Performer
Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two Track Performer
Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Track Performer
Roy Orbison & Teen Kings Track Performer
Roy Orbison & the Roses Track Performer
Frank Frost & the Night Hawks Track Performer
Little Junior's Blue Flames Track Performer
Phineas Newborn Sr. Drums
Russell Smith Drums
Gary Diamond Drums
Dean Perkins Guitar
Technical Credits
Joe Hill Louis Contributor
Jerry Lee Lewis Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Bruce Springsteen Composer
Paul Barnes Composer
Jackie Brenston Contributor
Sunny David Composer
Riley King Composer
Knox Phillips Producer, Engineer
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Jimmy Guterman Liner Notes
Dave Williams Composer
Hayden Thompson Composer
Sam Phillips Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Jules Taub Composer
Lilly May Composer
Ron Hargrave Composer
Dick Penner Composer
Wade Moore Composer
Howard Griffin Composer
Alan Penner Composer
H. Parker Composer
Wayde Lee Moore Composer
Griffin Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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