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Sun Records-- the ultimate blues collection 75 essential recordings.
Thomas, Rufus, 1917-2001.
Publication Information:
Studio City, CA : Varèse Sarabande, [2003]

Physical Description:
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Compact discs.
Disc 1. We all gotta go sometine / Joe Hill Louis -- Baker shop boogie / Willie Nix, The Memphis Blues Boy -- Easy / Jimmy DeBerry & Walter Horton -- Bear cat (The answer to hound dog) / Rufus Thomas -- Feelin' good / Little Junior's Blue Flames -- Tiger man (King of the jungle) / Rufus Thomas Jr. -- Pinetops's boogie woogie / Pinetop Perkins -- Hydramatic woman / Joe hill Louis -- The Hucklebuck / Earl Hooker -- Mystery train / Little Junior's Blue Flames -- Come back baby / Doctor Ross -- Somebody told me / Little Milton -- Straighten up baby / James Cotton -- The boogie disease / Doctor Ross -- When it rains it pours / Billy (The Kid) Emerson -- I feel so worried / Sammy Lewis with Willie Johnson -- Red Hot / Billy (The Kid) Emerson -- Lookin' for my baby / Little Milton -- Ain't that right / Eddie Snow -- Go ahead on / Guitar Red -- The chicken (Dance with you) / Rosco Gordon -- Jelly Roll king / Frank Frost.

Disc 2. She may be yours (But she comes to see me sometimes) / Joe Hill Louis -- Seems like a million years / Willie Nix -- Walked all night / Charlie Booker -- Baby's gone and left me / Houston Stokes -- Walking in the rain / Rufus Thomas, Jr. -- Talkin' off the wall / Walter Horton -- Fussin and fightin blues / Little Junior's Blue Flames -- Save that money / Rufus Thomas, Jr. -- Razorback / Earl Hooker -- Believe I'll settle down / Boyd Gilmore -- My love has gone / Mose Vinson -- Chicago breakdown / Doctor Ross -- Sittin' at the bar / Little Junior's Blue Flames -- High / Kenneth Banks -- Harmonica jam / Hot Shot Love -- My baby / James Cotton -- Gee I wish / Bill Red love -- Satisified / (The Kid) Emerson -- Hold in me your arms / James Cotton -- Juke box boogie / Doctor Ross -- Move baby move / Billy (The Kid) Emerson -- So long baby goodbye / Sammy Lewis with Willie Johnson -- Bring your love back home / Eddie Snow -- Trouble down the road / Frank Ballard -- Everything's alright / Frank Frost.

Disc 3. Keep your arms around me / Joe Hill Louis -- Married woman / Rufus Thomas Jr. -- I'm a good man / Elven Parr's in the Groove Boys with Eddie Snow -- Policy man blues / Sleepy John Estes -- Last time / Woodrow Adams -- Prison bound blues / Willie Nix -- I'm back pretty baby / Raymond Hill -- In the mood / Walter Hooker -- Before long / Jimmy and Walker -- We're all gonna do some wrong / Houston Stokes -- Blue guitar / Earl Hooker -- Rhumba children / Albert Williams -- Sweet home Chicago / Honeyboy Edwards -- Sittin' drinkin' and thinkin' / Little Junior's Blue Flame -- Move on down the line / Earl Hooker -- 44 blues / Moss Vinson -- Carry my business on / Houston Boines -- Feelin' bad / Little Junior's Blue Flame -- Wolf call boogie / Hot Shot Love -- Lookin' for my baby / Little Milton -- Hart's bread boogie / Billie love -- Bonus pay / Pat Hare -- Little fine healthy thing / Billy (The Kid) Emerson -- Hey hey girl / Rosco Gordon -- Just come on home / Frank Frost.
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Although Sam Phillips' Sun Records is generally remembered as the rockabilly label that launched the recording career of one Elvis Presley, as well as the careers of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, there is a whole lot more to the story than that. Phillips recorded a good deal of straight blues in his studio, and that patented slap-back, room echo feel that permeates his more rockabilly fare is well in evidence on the blues tracks that are collected here in this three-disc, 75-track set. This is exciting stuff, with an intangible freshness to the sound that is still very much in evidence all these years later. Among the many highlights are Rufus Thomas' answer to Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog," the derivative but oh so infectious "Bear Cat," Frank Frost's classic "Jelly Roll King," a marvelous version of "Sweet Home Chicago" by Honeyboy Edwards, as well as several sides from one-man bands Joe Hill Louis ("Keep Your Arms Around Me," "She May Be Yours (But She Comes to See Me Sometime)") and Doctor Ross ("Come Back Baby," "Chicago Breakdown," "Juke Box Boogie"). A delight from start to finish, this decently priced collection is a must for serious modern blues fans as well as essential listening for anyone interested in one of the key labels in the history of American pop music. ~ Steve Leggett