Instant Sun Rock 'n' Roll 2-CD
Fantastic double-CD collection featuring 40 of Sun Records' rockinest recordings. Classic original 1950s Memphis Rock 'n' Roll and Rockabilly at it's very best.
Featuring: Elvis Presley - Roy Orbison - Johnny Cash - Jerry Lee Lewis - Carl Perkins - Billy Lee Riley - Jimmy Wages - Gene Simmons - Wade and Dick - Ray Harris - Kenneth Parchman - Warren Smith - Tracy Pendarvis - Glenn Honeycutt - Hayden Thompson - Roy Orbison - Ray Smith - Sonny Burgess - Carl Mann - Charlie Rich - Macy Skipper - Dean Beard - Johnny Carroll.
Review by Derrick Phillips
This is a superb collection of vintage rockabilly music from Sam Phillips' legendary Sun Records Studio. Key tracks by the well-known heavyweights (Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Charlie Rich) are here, and they're all great, but the tracks by the lesser known artists are especially revelatory. Now and again, you'll hear a missed or added beat due to some of the singers and players not having a very good sense of timing, but that just adds to the raw honesty of this highly influential music. If you love rockabilly and are looking for a good comprehensive low budget anthology, this 2 CD set is a winner! Sounds really good on a Saturday night.