Sun Records: The Definitive Hits

Sun Records: The Definitive Hits


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While there's a ton of great stuff here by some of the most legendary artists of the 20th century -- and Johnny Cash continued into the 21st century, as well -- there are far too few "hits" here for this double-disc collection to be definitive. There were jukebox hits, like those for Howlin' Wolf, there were regional and national smashes, too, but not one tune from Elvis Presley's Sun sessions is here, despite the fact that all the producers needed to do was license the material from an all too willing Sony/BMG. That said, there is a great wealth of actual Sun material here that is not often heard, with tracks by Bill Justis, Rufus Thomas, Charlie Rich and Charlie Feathers, and many others. If you are looking for some tremendous American roots music recorded by Sun in Memphis, this is a terrific collection to own, but it is far from being the only one that matters.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2000
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431004128
catalogNumber: 41

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Cash   Track Performer
Charlie Rich   Track Performer
Sonny Burgess   Track Performer
Charlie Feathers   Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Track Performer
Roy Orbison   Track Performer
Carl Perkins   Track Performer
Warren Smith   Track Performer
Rufus Thomas   Track Performer
Bill Justis   Track Performer
Carl Mann   Track Performer
Ray Harris   Track Performer
Billy Lee Riley   Track Performer
Leslie West   Track Performer
Billy "The Kid" Emerson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Sonny Burgess   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Sunny David   Composer
Jack Hammer   Composer
Billy Lee Riley   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Billy Pat Ellis   Composer
Dave Williams   Composer
Sam Phillips   Composer
Ray Scott   Composer
Ron Hargrave   Composer
Fichera   Liner Notes
Bill Taylor   Composer
Howard Griffin   Composer

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