Rockabilly multi-instrumentalist Billy Lee Riley first rose to fame as a member of the Sun Records house band. He then struck out on his own and became a much-in demand session guitarist. But Riley's most powerful work could still be heard on the cuts he made early in his career at Sun Records, which are included here.
3.Flying Saucers Rock And Roll
4.Baby Please Don't Go
6.Betty & Dupree
8.Wouldn't You Know
10.Got The Water Boiling Baby
11.I Want You Baby
12.Swannee River Rock
13.Rock With Me Baby
14.Open The Door Richard
15.No Name Girl
17.Down By The Riverside
18.Come Back Baby (One More Time)
19.Lookin' For My Baby
21.Workin' On The River
Personnel includes: Billy Lee Riley; Jerry Lee Lewis (piano).
Though he never achieved the renown of first-generation rockabilly contemporaries like Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Billy Lee Riley was one of the rawest, wildest, most intense rock-&-rollers to come out of the magic music factory that was Sun Studio in the 1950s. This 22-track anthology presents a comprehensive, well balanced view of Riley's career. Naturally, the signature songs are here, like the fiery, much-covered "Red Hot" and the extraterrestrial rave-up, "Flying Saucers Rock and Roll," but there are also less iconic (though no less intriguing) cuts like Riley's swinging, bluesy take on the Louis Jordan jump-blues hit "Open the Door Richard" and a rocking update of the spiritual standard "Down By the Riverside." All in all, it's a first-rate introduction to Riley's work.
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