Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Blues, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
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An Essential Collection of Sun Classics
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 01/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sam Phillips and his Sun Records played an integral role during the formative years of rock 'n' roll and artists like Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lewis, and Roy Orbison belong in any serious music collector's library. What makes this CD of interest to more than merely the casual fan is the inclusion of some of Sun's lesser known artists.Billy Lee Riley was a session player for Sun, but also recorded with his band The Little Green Men. "Red Hot" is a rambunctious number and with Jerry Lee Lewis on piano, "Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll" is an equally raucus number. The version of "Mystery Train" included here is not Presley's souped-up classic, but a slowed down number by Herman "Junior" Parker with a soulful vocal delivery.Carl Mann gives the rockabilly treatment to Nat King Cole's 1950 No. 1 hit "Mona Lisa." Mann's version stalled at No. 25Warren Smith's "Ubangi Stomp" is rockabilly in the Carl Perkins mold. In fact, when I first head this, I thought it WAS Perkins.So if you're looking for a single disc to illustrate the importance of Sam Phillips and Sun Records, this will do the job more than adequately. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
Good but not Great
John Y. Ritz | Texas | 05/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fours Stars because it is the Sun Story but... I have the vinyl and there are 8 songs that were left off the CD. They left off My Bucket's Got A Hole In It and High School Confidential, which are the two most egregious errors. A guy at Rhino Records told me they didn't get the clearances for the CD. Didn't make sense. Why didn't they get them for all formats? However this is a good start. If you can find the vinyl get it."
This CD's RED HOT!
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 04/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the good stuff that put the rock in rockabilly! Hard driving, hard pumping gritty poor-White Rhythm and Blues that is still a lot of fun to listen to nearly 50 years later. All the classics are here. Elvis, Bill, and Scotty doing "That's All Right Mama" (with apologies to Arthur Crudup), Warren Smith's "Ubangi Stomp," Charlie Rich's lovely "Lonely Weekends." Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't," and (to me), best of all, Billy Riley's underground classic "My gal is Red Hot/Your gal ain't doodely squat!" So is this CD! FUN FUN FUN! I DEFY anyone to sit still while listening to this!"