The original home of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, Sun Records ranks as one of the most influential record labels in music history. The foundations for Rock and Roll as well as Rockabilly were laid in these Memphis studios owned by the legendary Sam Phillips. Among the masterworks included in this sensational Sun set are Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line", and Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't".
Sun Records: The Definitive Hits, Vol. 1 is yet another reissue containing classic late-'50s material from Sun Records. These 25 tracks have been reissued numerous times throughout the years, making them easily obtainable and, in the case of this Collectables disc, affordable. Assembled are the tried and true original versions of "Whole Lot of Shaking Goin On" (Jerry Lee Lewis), "I Walk the Line" (Johnny Cash), "Honey Don't" (Carl Perkins), and "Red Hot" (Billy Lee Riley). Similar high-quality material is also included from Sonny Burgess, Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas, and Charlie Rich. This is essential material for newcomers to classic rockabilly; however, there isn't anything here the dedicated fan of early rock & roll doesn't already own. ~ Al Campbell