The Sun Rock Box 1950-1959 (8-CD + Book)
by Various Artists

The Sun Rock Box 1950-1959 (8-CD + Book)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 8
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Bear Family Germany

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.That's All Right - Elvis Presley
  • 2.Good Rockin' Tonight - Elvis Presley
  • 3.Baby Let's Play House - Elvis Presley
  • 4.Mystery Train - Elvis Presley
  • 5.Carl Perkins - In Memphis (Advertising Spot) Carl Perkins
  • 6.Blue Suede Shoes (Test Acetate) - Carl Perkins
  • 7.You Can't Make Love To Somebody - Carl Perkins
  • 8.Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby - Carl Perkins
  • 9.Dixie Fried - Carl Perkins
  • 10.Put Your Cat Clothes On 1 - Carl Perkins
  • 11.Put Your Cat Clothes On 2 - Carl Perkins
  • 12.That Don't Move Me - Carl Perkins
  • 13.Only You - Carl Perkins
  • 14.Pink Pedal Pushers - Carl Perkins
  • 15.That's Right - Carl Perkins
  • 16.Crawdad Hole - Jack Earls
  • 17.If You Don't Mind - Jack Earls
  • 18.Slow Down - Jack Earls
  • 19.A Fool For Loving You - Jack Earls
  • 20.Sign It On The Dotted Line - Jack Earls
  • 21.Rock All Night - Glenn Honeycutt
  • 22.I'll Be Around - Glenn Honeycutt
  • 23.I'll Wait Forever - Glenn Honeycutt
  • 24.Be Wise, Don't Cry - Glenn Honeycutt
  • 25.Come On Litte Mama 1 - Ray Harris
  • 26.Where'd You Stay Last Night - Ray Harris
  • 27.Come On Litte Mama 2 - Ray Harris
  • 28.Love Dumb Baby - Ray Harris
  • 29.Green Back Dollar, Watch And Chain 1 - Ray Harris
  • 30.Foolish Heart - Ray Harris
  • 31.Lonely Wolf - Ray Harris
  • 32.Green Back Dollar, Watch And Chain 2 - Ray Harris

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Cotton Pickin' - Boogie Johnny Bernero Band
  • 2.Rockin' At The Woodchopper's Ball - Johnny Bernero Band
  • 3.It Makes No Difference Now - Johnny Bernero Band
  • 4.Bernero's Boogie - Johnny Bernero Band
  • 5.I Don't Mind - Johnny Bernero Band
  • 6.The Blond In Red Velvet - Kirby Sisters
  • 7.You'll Always Belong To Me - Kirby Sisters
  • 8.So Tired - Kirby Sisters
  • 9.Sentimental Fool - Barbara Pittman
  • 10.I Need A Man - Barbara Pittman
  • 11.Voice Of A Fool - Barbara Pittman
  • 12.I'm Getting Better All The Time - Barbara Pittman
  • 13.Everlasting Love - Barbara Pittman
  • 14.Bop Bop Baby Wade & Dick (The College Kids)
  • 15.Don't Need Your Lovin' 1 - Wade & Dick (The College Kids)
  • 16.Don't Need Your Lovin' 2 - Wade & Dick (The College Kids)
  • 17.Wild Woman - Wade & Dick (The College Kids)
  • 18.Cindy Lou - Dick Penner
  • 19.Honey Love - Dick Penner
  • 20.Fine Little Baby - Dick Penner
  • 21.Move Baby Move - Dick Penner
  • 22.Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison
  • 23.Go! Go! Go! - Roy Orbison
  • 24.Rockhouse - Roy Orbison
  • 25.Domino - Roy Orbison
  • 26.Rock-A-Billy Gal - Hayden Thompson
  • 27.Rakin' And Scapin' - Dean Beard
  • 28.Long Time Gone - Dean Beard
  • 29.That's The Way I Love - Johnny Carroll
  • 30.Rock Baby, Rock It - Johnny Carroll

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Tennessee Zip - Kenny Parchman
  • 2.I Feel Like Rockin' - Kenny Parchman
  • 3.Love Crazy Baby - Kenny Parchman
  • 4.Treat Me Right - Kenny Parchman
  • 5.Get It Off Your Mind - Kenny Parchman
  • 6.What's The Reason - Kenny Parchman
  • 7.You Call Everybody Darlin' - Kenny Parchman
  • 8.Two Timin' Baby - Bill Bowen
  • 9.Go Ahead Baby - Luke McDaniel
  • 10.Huh Babe - Luke McDaniel
  • 11.High High High - Luke McDaniel
  • 12.My Baby Don't Rock - Luke McDaniel
  • 13.That's What I Tell My Heart - Luke McDaniel
  • 14.Rockhouse - Harold Jenkins
  • 15.Crazy Dreams - Harold Jenkins
  • 16.Give Me Some Love - Harold Jenkins
  • 17.I Need Your Lovin' Kiss - Harold Jenkins
  • 18.Born To Sing The Blues - Harold Jenkins
  • 19.Goin' Crazy - Mack Self
  • 20.Mad At You - Mack Self
  • 21.Good Lookin' Woman - Jimmy Williams
  • 22.Rock-A-Bye Baby - Jimmy Williams
  • 23.Sweet Rocking Mama - Jimmy Williams
  • 24.Sonny Boy - Jimmy Williams
  • 25.Fire Engine Red - Jimmy Williams
  • 26.Tomorrow - Jimmy Williams
  • 27.Please Don't Cry Over Me - Jimmy Williams
  • 28.That Depends On You - Jimmy Williams
  • 29.All I Want Is You - Jimmy Williams
  • 30.My One Desire - Jimmy Williams

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Down On The Border - Gene Simmons
  • 2.Don't Let Me Down - The Miller Trio
  • 3.Shake Rattle And Roll - Gene Simmons
  • 4.It's Me Baby - Malcolm Yelvington
  • 5.Rockin' With My Baby - Malcolm Yelvington
  • 6.Trumpet - Malcolm Yelvington
  • 7.Ten Cats Down - Miller Sisters
  • 8.The Fools Hall Of Fame - Rudi Richardson
  • 9.Cheese And Crackers - Rosco Gordon
  • 10.Sally Jo - Rosco Gordon
  • 11.We Wanna Boogie - Sonny Burgess
  • 12.Red Headed Woman - Sonny Burgess
  • 13.Life's Too Short To Live (vocal by Joe Lewis) - Sonny Burgess
  • 14.Ain't Got A Thing - Sonny Burgess
  • 15.Feelin' Good - Sonny Burgess
  • 16.Truckin' Down The Avenue - Sonny Burgess
  • 17.Restless - Sonny Burgess
  • 18.Find My Baby For Me - Sonny Burgess
  • 19.Sadie Brown - Sonny Burgess
  • 20.Thunderbird - Sonny Burgess
  • 21.Rock 'n' Roll Ruby - Warren Smith
  • 22.Stop The World - Warren Smith
  • 23.Uranium Rock - Warren Smith
  • 24.Dear John - Warren Smith
  • 25.Trouble Bound - Billy Riley
  • 26.Rock With Me Baby - Billy Riley
  • 27.Flyin' Saucer Rock And Roll - Billy Riley
  • 28.I Want You Baby - Billy Riley
  • 29.Red Hot - Billy Riley
  • 30.No Name Girl - Billy Riley
  • 31.One More Time - Billy Riley
  • 32.Got Your Water Boiling - Billy Riley

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Blues At Midnight - Gene Simmons
  • 2.Pop And Mama - Gene Simmons
  • 3.The Chains Of Love - Gene Simmons
  • 4.Juicy Fruit - Gene Simmons
  • 5.Drinkin' Wine - Gene Simmons
  • 6.I Done Told You - Gene Simmons
  • 7.Crazy Woman - Gene Simmons
  • 8.I Don't Love You Baby - Gene Simmons
  • 9.Money Money Money - Gene Simmons
  • 10.If I'm Not Wanted - Gene Simmons
  • 11.Love My Baby 1 - Hayden Thompson
  • 12.One Broken Heart - Hayden Thompson
  • 13.Fairlane Rock - Hayden Thompson
  • 14.Blues Blues Blues - Hayden Thompson
  • 15.Love My Baby 2 - Hayden Thompson
  • 16.Mad Man 1 - Jimmy Wages
  • 17.Heartbreakin' Love - Jimmy Wages
  • 18.Miss Pearl - Jimmy Wages
  • 19.Take Me From This Garden Of Evil - Jimmy Wages
  • 20.Mad Man 2 - Jimmy Wages
  • 21.Miracle Of You - Hannah Fay
  • 22.It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) - Hannah Fay
  • 23.Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 24.You Win Again - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 25.High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 26.Crazy Heart - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 27.Breakup - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 28.Put Me Down - Jesse Lee Turner
  • 29.Whirlwind - Charlie Rich
  • 30.Charlie's Boogie - Charlie Rich
  • 31.Blue Suede Shoes - Charlie Rich
  • 32.My Baby Done Left Me - Charlie Rich
  • 33.Rebound - Charlie Rich
  • 34.Lonely Weekends - Charlie Rich

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Stairway To Nowhere - Ernie Barton
  • 2.She's Gone Away - Ernie Barton
  • 3.(Did You Tell Me) You Don't Care - Narvel Felts
  • 4.Cry Baby Cry - Narvel Felts
  • 5.I Wanta Rock - Patsy Halcomb
  • 6.Ooh That's Good - Patsy Halcomb
  • 7.Someone To Love - Patsy Halcomb
  • 8.Memories Of You - Magel Priesman
  • 9.Judy - Rudy Grayzell
  • 10.Drive-In - Mack Vickery
  • 11.Have You Ever Been Lonely - Mack Vickery
  • 12.Fool Proof - Mack Vickery
  • 13.Tough Tough Tough - Andy Anderson
  • 14.Sorry I Lied - Cliff Thomas
  • 15.To Tell The Truth - Bobbie & The Boys
  • 16.Flat Foot Sam - Tommy Blake
  • 17.Lordy Hoody - Tommy Blake
  • 18.I Dig You Baby 1 - Tommy Blake
  • 19.You Better Believe It 1 - Tommy Blake
  • 20.Sweetie Pie - Tommy Blake
  • 21.I Dig You Baby 2 - Tommy Blake
  • 22.Shake Around - Tommy Blake
  • 23.You Better Believe It 2 - Tommy Blake
  • 24.Rock Boppin' Baby - Edwin Bruce
  • 25.Eight Wheel Driver - Edwin Bruce
  • 26.Sweet Woman - Edwin Bruce
  • 27.Baby That's Good - Edwin Bruce
  • 28.King Of Fools - Edwin Bruce
  • 29.Memories Never Grow Old - Dickey Lee
  • 30.Good Lovin' - Dickey Lee
  • 31.Fool Fool Fool - Dickey Lee
  • 32.Dreamy Nights - Dickey Lee
  • 33.Hey Heart - Dickey Lee

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Right Behind You Baby - Ray Smith
  • 2.So Young - Ray Smith
  • 3.Why Why Why - Ray Smith
  • 4.You Made A Hit - Ray Smith
  • 5.Sail Away - Ray Smith
  • 6.Rockin' Bandit - Ray Smith
  • 7.Willing And Ready - Ray Smith
  • 8.Forever Yours - Ray Smith
  • 9.Shake Around - Ray Smith
  • 10.Breakup - Ray Smith
  • 11.Sandy Lee - Mack Allen Smith
  • 12.Mean Woman Blues - Mack Allen Smith
  • 13.Kansas City - Mack Allen Smith
  • 14.Young Dreams - Mack Allen Smith
  • 15.Mona Lisa - Carl Mann
  • 16.Rockin' Love - Carl Mann
  • 17.Pretend - Carl Mann
  • 18.Too Young - Carl Mann
  • 19.A Thousand Guitars - Tracy Pendarvis
  • 20.Is It Too Late - Tracy Pendarvis
  • 21.Is It Me - Tracy Pendarvis
  • 22.Southbound Line - Tracy Pendarvis
  • 23.Beat It - Tracy Pendarvis
  • 24.Your Lovin' Man - Vernon Taylor
  • 25.Today Is Blue Day - Vernon Taylor
  • 26.Breeze - Vernon Taylor
  • 27.Hey Little Girl - Vernon Taylor
  • 28.Mystery Train 1 - Vernon Taylor
  • 29.This Kinda Love - Vernon Taylor
  • 30.Sweet And Easy To Love - Vernon Taylor
  • 31.Mystery Train 2 - Vernon Taylor

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Thinkin' Of Me - Mickey Gilley
  • 2.Have A Little Party (C'mon Baby) - Mickey Gilley
  • 3.Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On - Mickey Gilley
  • 4.I'll Change My Ways - Danny Stewart
  • 5.This Old Heart Of Mine - Eddie Bond
  • 6.Love Is My Business Gleaves, Cliff
  • 7.What Are You Gonna Do Now - Charlotte Smith
  • 8.I Lost My Baby - Roy Hall
  • 9.Christene - Roy Hall
  • 10.Apron Strings - Curtis Hobock
  • 11.(There's My Baby) Walkin' (The Stroll) - Charley Pride
  • 12.With Your Love, With Your Kiss - Johnny Powers
  • 13.No More Crying The Blues - Alton & Jimmy
  • 14.Raunchy - Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 15.The Midnight Man - Roger Fakes & The Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 16.Somehow We'll Find A Way - Roger Fakes & The Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 17.Wild Rice - Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 18.College Man - Billy Riley & The Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 19.Scroungie - Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 20.After The Hop - Bill Pinky & The T Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 21.Sally's Got A Sister - Bill Pinky & The T Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 22.Bop Train - Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 23.Flip Flop And Bop - Bill Justis Orchestra
  • 24.Rolando - Roland Janes Band
  • 25.Little Bitty Pretty Girl - Eddie Cash & The Roland Janes Band
  • 26.Hey Good Lookin' - Eddie Cash & The Roland Janes Band
  • 27.Sugarfoot Rag - Martin Willis
  • 28.Hey Bo Diddley - J.M. Van Eaton
  • 29.That's The Way I Feel - Jimmy Pritche & Johnny Cannon
  • 30.Tuff (Cattywampus) - Johnny Cannon
  • 31.That's Just Too Bad - Johnny Cannon
  • 32.706 Union - Brad Suggs

Product Description:

Liner Note Authors: Colin Escott; Bill Millar; Klaus Kettner; Hank Davis; Dave Booth; Bo Berglind; Tony Wilkinson; Martin Hawkins; Al Hopson; Craig Maki; Colin Davies; Roy Hobock; Rob Bowman; Ross Johnson.
Editors: Martin Hawkins; Evelyn Gerstenberger.
Illustrators: Colin Escott; R.A. Andreas; Hank Davis; Martin Hawkins.
Introduction bys: Colin Escott; Martin Hawkins.
Photographers: Colin Escott; R.A. Andreas; Hank Davis; Martin Hawkins.
Sam Phillips loved the blues and he recorded plenty of country at Sun Studios -- these two genres are documented on the appropriately titled The Sun Blues Box and The Sun Country Box, respectively -- but rock & roll is what made his legend. He wanted to find a white vocalist who sang with a black feel, convinced that he could find his fortune there, and when he found Elvis Presley, he found an artist who exceeded all his wildest dreams. Phillips released five Elvis singles on Sun before selling Presley's contract to RCA, thereby earning money that he needed badly to keep Sun afloat. Not long afterward, Elvis had his first smash hit on RCA with "Heartbreak Hotel," thereby kickstarting the rock & roll revolution of which Sun was a commercial beneficiary as Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" went all the way to number two in 1956.
The Sun Rock Box -- a greatly expanded eight-CD, 255-track version of the original Bear Family vinyl set of the same name that appeared in the mid-'80s -- documents the early years (aka the rise of Elvis) and all the rockabilly that came afterward, rounding up all the major movers and shakers and rockabilly cats Phillips recorded between 1954-1959. Those big names -- Presley and Perkins, along with Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Charlie Rich (there are none of Johnny Cash's rockabilly records here) -- are sometimes represented by alternate takes and do not have all their Sun hits here. In some ways, their presence is even downplayed: a cult figure like Ray Smith winds up with ten songs, which is just as many as Carl Perkins and twice as many as the Killer, but that isn't a flaw of the box, it's an attribute. This, more than either its Blues or Country cousins, digs deep into the wild, forgotten corners of Sun, placing such widely heralded but still relatively unknown acts like Sonny Burgess, Billy Riley, Carl Mann, Gene Simmons, and Warren Smith on equal level to the titans, then spending even more time with lesser-known rockers as Harold Jenkins, Kenny Parchman, and Vernon Taylor. If there are some very clear reasons why these singers never had a hit -- perhaps the singers are a little too bug-eyed, perhaps the music is a little too raw, perhaps the songs are just three-chord raves -- when they're combined here with the mythic Sun rockers, along with pretty wild one-shots from everyone from Mack Self to Mickey Gilley and Charley Pride (here doing a cool laid-back stroll), it's hard to deny the deep power of this rock & roll explosion. By concentrating so much on the lesser-known rockers in the Sun stable, The Sun Rock Box recaptures the kinetic thrill of the birth of rock & roll, so this winds up as history that seems alive. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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