Album Details

May 02, 2000
Pop/Rock, Rockabilly, Traditional Country, Rock & Roll

Album Review

While there's a ton of great stuff here by some of the most legendary artists of the 20th century -- and Johnny Cash continued into the 21st century, as well -- there are far too few "hits" here for this double-disc collection to be definitive. There were jukebox hits, like those for Howlin' Wolf, there were regional and national smashes, too, but not one tune from Elvis Presley's Sun sessions is here, despite the fact that all the producers needed to do was license the material from an all too willing Sony/BMG. That said, there is a great wealth of actual Sun material here that is not often heard, with tracks by Bill Justis, Rufus Thomas, Charlie Rich and Charlie Feathers, and many others. If you are looking for some tremendous American roots music recorded by Sun in Memphis, this is a terrific collection to own, but it is far from being the only one that matters.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  2. I Walk the Line
  3. Matchbox
  4. Lonely Weekends
  5. Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  6. Mystery Train
  7. Honey Don't
  8. High School Confidential
  9. Mona Lisa
  10. Red Headed Woman
  11. College Man
  12. Roll Over Beethoven
  13. Unchained Melody
  14. Red Hot
  15. Go! Go! Go!
  16. Folsom Prison Blues
  17. What'd I Say
  18. Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll
  19. Just Walking in the Rain
  20. Bear Cat (The Answer to Hound Dog)
  21. Jailhouse Rock
  22. Sweet and Easy to Love
  23. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
  24. Hey Porter
  25. Break Up
  26. Blue Suede Shoes
  27. Great Balls of Fire
  28. Raunchy
  29. Tiger Man
  30. Hound Dog
  31. Feelin' Good
  32. Guess Things Happen That Way
  33. Rock & Roll Ruby
  34. Ooby Dooby
  35. Red Hot
  36. Who Will the Next Fool Be?
  37. Come on Little Mama
  38. Peepin' Eyes
  39. Boppin' the Blues
  40. Breathless
  41. Ubangi Stomp
  42. Sitting by My Window
  43. Pretend
  44. The Chicken
  45. The Ways of a Woman in Love
  46. Invitation to Your Party
  47. Love My Baby
  48. Right Behind Your Baby
  49. Rock House
  50. Rock Island Line