The Sun Country Box
Country Music recorded by Sam Phillips, 1950-1959
BCD 17311 FK
6-CD Box with 148-page hardcover book
Between 1950 and 1960, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips discovered and produced B.B. KING, HOWLIN' WOLF, IKE TURNER, ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, CARL PERKINS, JERRY LEE LEWIS, CHARLIE RICH, and ROY ORBISON artists who changed the way popular music was made. With a staff of no more than one or two people, he did this from a small storefront studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
Others who made their first recordings at Sun include RUFUS THOMAS, BOBBY BLAND, JUNIOR PARKER, LITTLE MILTON, CONWAY TWITTY, CHARLEY PRIDE, and many more!
In 1952, after producing one of the biggest pre-rock 'n' roll hits, Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88, Sam Phillips launched Sun Records with one local release, and then folded the label for a year. In 1953, he relaunched Sun, releasing singles until he folded the label in 1968.
Bear Family has led the way in documenting Sam Phillips' incredible achievement with career-defining box sets on Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and definitive single or double CDs on every significant Sun artist. Plus, Bear Family has documented the original Sun singles in a series of six 4-CD sets
. every single, A and B side, in original stunning mono!
WORTH THE WAIT!
Now, in conjunction with Sun's sixtieth anniversary, Bear Family is releasing three genre-defining box sets.
THE COUNTRY BOX is the first. Bear Family issued the original 'Sun Country Years' in 1986, and now it's back. Few knew it, but Sam Phillips' original recordings after he started his studio were country not blues. Now the story of Phillips' involvement in country music from 1950 until 1959 is told in full. There's Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, of course, but the real story lies in artists like Ernie Chaffin, Slim Rhodes, Charlie Feathers, Warren Smith, and many others who didn't make it, but made fabulously underrated music. It's all here! Newly restored audio, newly discovered recordings, and newly unearthed photos make this an essential companion to the Blues box.
So don't believe that the story of Sun Records has been told until you hear a priceless audio fragment that might be Sun #176
the only Sun record that has never been heard, or seen the scrap of paper where Sam Phillips figured out his tiny income for 1952, or hear afro-american gay nightclub singer Rudi Richardson sing rock 'n' roll! This is the story of the most lauded record label of all time told as only Bear Family can tell it!
This is the story of ten years that changed the world of popular culture!
CD 1: MEMPHIS BOUNCE:
Slim Rhodes: The Slim Rhodes Show (WMC Radio Extracts) Skunk Hollow Boogie Save A Little Love For Me Memphis Bounce Sixty Days Hotfoot Rag Time Marches On Ozark Boogie Red, White And Blue Don't Believe Uncertain Love House Of Sin Are You Ashamed Of Me Bad Girl Gonna Romp And Stomp Take And Give Do What I Do I've Never Been So Blue Harmonica Frank Floyd: Swamp Root Goin' Away Walkin' Step It Up And Go Howlin' Tomcat (1) She Done Moved Howlin' Tomcat (2) The Great Medical Menagerist Rockin' Chair Daddy Bob Price: How Can It Be Sticks And Stones Red Hadley: Tennessee Drag If I Had As Much Money (As I Had Time) Boogie Ramble Ripley Cotton Choppers: Blues Waltz Silver Bell Roses And Sunshine
CD 2: BOOGIE BLUES:
Earl Peterson: In The Dark Boogie Blues Nothing To Lose But My Heart I'm Leaving My Heart Up To You Howard Seratt: Make Room In The Lifeboat For Me Jesus Means All To Me Troublesome Waters I Must Be Saved Doug Poindexter: Now She Cares No More For Me My Kind Of Carryin' On Scotty Moore & Elvis Presley: How Do You Think I Feel Carl Perkins: Instrumental Medley Honky Tonk Babe Gone Gone Gone Dixie Bop Sure To Fall Tennessee Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby Forever Yours The Way You're Living (Is Breakin My Heart) Try My Heart Out Malcolm Yelvington: Drinkin' Wine Spo Dee O Dee Just Rollin' Along Bill Taylor: Lonely Sweetheart Bill Taylor & Smokey Joe: Split Personality Smokey Joe Baugh: Hula Bop She's A Woman The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere Listen To Me The Signifying Monkey Stan Kesler: We're Getting Closer To Being Apart
CD 3: DEFROST YOUR HEART:
Johnny Bernero: Red Hair And Green Eyes Malcolm Yelvington: Yakety Yak Way Down Blues Rockin' With My Baby It's Me Baby Goodbye Marie Mr. Blues First And Last Love Did I Ask You To Stay Trumpet Ocean (Going To The Sea) Charlie Feathers: Runnin' Around I've Been Deceived (1) Peepin' Eyes I've Been Deceived (2) We're Getting Closer To Being Apart Defrost Your Heart Wedding Gown Of White Bottle To The Baby Man In Love Maggie Sue Wimberly: How Long Daydreams Come True Jimmy Haggett: No More They Call Our Love A Sin Maggie Sue Wimberly: They Who Condemn Call Me Anything Rock And Roll 'Simmon Tree Jimmy Haggett: How Come You Do Me Rhythm Called Rock And Roll Rock Me Baby Rabbit Action Miller Sisters: Someday You Will Pay You Didn't Think I Would Look What You've Done I Know I Can't Forget You There's No Right Way
CD 4: SO LONG, IM GONE:
Miller Sisters: You Can Tell Me Woody Finders Keepers My Isle Of Golden Dreams Ten Cats Down It Only Hurts For A Little While Got You On My Mind Chains Of Love Miller Sisters & Cast King: I Can't Find Time To Pray Cast King: When You Stop Loving Me Like A Weed In A Garden Satisfied With Me Please Believe Me Round And Round Destiny Baby Doll Warren Smith: Rock 'n' Roll Ruby I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry Black Jack David Ubangi Stomp Tonight Will Be The Last Night Tell Me Who I Couldn't Take The Chance I Had A Dream So Long I'm Gone (1) So Long I'm Gone (2) So Long I'm Gone (3) Who Took My Baby Miss Froggie Stop The World Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache Got Love If You Want It I Fell In Love Hank Snow Medley Do I Love You I Like Your Kinda Love
CD 5: JUMP RIGHT OUT OF THIS JUKEBOX:
Warren Smith: Uranium Rock Goodbye Mr. Love (1) Sweet Sweet Girl Dear John Goodbye Mr. Love (2) Ernie Chaffin: Feelin' Low Lonesome For My Baby I'm Lonesome Laughin' And Jokin' Linda Heart Of Me I'll Walk Alone Be Faithful To Me Got You On My Mind Born To Lose (Nothing Can Change) My Love For You Miracle Of You Please Don't Ever Leave Me Mack Self: Easy To Love Goin' Crazy Everyday Easy To Love (2) Mad At You Vibrate Little One Lovin' Memories Willie Brown Jerry Lee Lewis: I'm Feelin' Sorry (1) I'm Feelin' Sorry (2) I'm The Guilty One Onie Wheeler: Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox (1) Walkin' Shoes That's All Tell 'Em Off Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox (2) Bonaparte's Retreat
CD 6: I WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED:
Johnny Cash: Train Of Love Home Of The Blues Tommy Blake: Ballad Of A Broken Heart Johnny Cash: Story Of A Broken Heart Jack Clement: Ballad Of A Teenage Queen Johnny Cash: Ballad Of A Teenage Queen Jack Clement: Quench My Thirst Ten Years Your Lover Boy The Black Haired Man Wrong Joe Manuel: Alimony Blues Daisy Bread Boogie Mississippi Slim: Try Doin' Right Hardrock Gunter: Fallen Angel Gonna Dance All Night Rhythm Rockers: Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby Fiddle Bop Wanda Ballmann: Honky Tonk Girl Dixieland Drifters: I'm Gonna Find Her Maybe Tomorrow Carl Perkins: Honky Tonk Gal Perkins Wiggle Y.O.U. Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues If The Good Lord's Willing I Was There When It Happened Jerry Lee Lewis: Goodnight Irene Ole Pal Of Yesterday Fools Like Me I'll Sail My Ship Alone Settin' The Woods On Fire Charlie Feathers: So Ashamed Honky Tonk Kind Frankie And Johnny