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Memphis Days: The Definitive Edition Vol. 1
This is where is all began for Chester Burnett. These are his first recordings produced by the legendary Sam Phillips at the famed Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The deluxe booklet includes extensive liner notes by Col... more »
This is where is all began for Chester Burnett. These are his first recordings produced by the legendary Sam Phillips at the famed Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The deluxe booklet includes extensive liner notes by Colin Escott, rare photos and a discography of his Memphis recordings by Dave Sax.
"Where the soul of man never dies" Sam Phillips
blindmowin | 01/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sam Phillips was devistated by the news that the Wolf was going to move to Chicago. It just spoiled all his plans to back Howlin' Wolf as the main man from Sun records (Memphis,Ten). After the Wolf left, Sam decided to back the young trucker named Elvis. Howlin' Wolf had a hat full of tunes pooring out of his head years before he ever recorded, some tunes we will never hear. You will find a lot of the available CDs carry the same cuts, except for this one. THUNDERING music from the source. When Sam Phillips said of the Wolf, "this is where the soul of man never dies" these were the recordings he spoke of. The two voices from his throat, the terrible piano runs, the dirty guitar, and the drums like popping balloons. You will be able to listen to these cuts a million times over and always find yourself startled to your foundation."
You'll want Volume 2 as well...
Edwin Graf Diemer | Red Bank, NJ USA | 03/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great to see this back in print! Nothing more to add to the above, except it is just magnificent in every way, and the documentation is a music course in itself. Save time and grab the other volume while you're at it-you'll want it anyway! The two disks really should have been packaged together because the documentation at times refers to material in the other set. Essential!"