Various Artists - Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

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AYEP 2453
UPC: 634457245310
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Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 3


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Triple LP set plus album download that includes 10 bonus tracks

Lavish 2015 collection of 55 original rock'n'roll / Blues classics spanning 1950-1961

"Sun Records and Sam Phillips himself created the most crucial, uplifting and powerful records ever made." — Bob Dylan

The new anthology is here: Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll, a companion to Peter Guralnick's forthcoming biography of the same name, and a personal, idiosyncratic survey of one of the most important bodies of work in recording history. The 3LP set features songs hand-selected by Guralnick, who also wrote an exclusive track-by-track essay for the release. Mostly spanning the years 1950-1961, the set shines a light on Phillips' unique approach to recording, his cosmic genius, and revolutionary role in the evolution of blues, country, R&B, gospel and the birth of rock 'n' roll.

Sam Phillips was not just one of the most important record producers in rock history, but a leading contributor to 20th century American culture.  As owner of Sun Records and frequent producer of discs at his Memphis-based Sun Studios he was vital to launching the careers of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Rufus Thomas and numerous other significant artists.

Featuring big hits, near misses, and never-even-close tracks by Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and scores of other singular artists, Sam Phillips delivers, in his own words, "individualism in the extreme."

"Sam believed most of all in perfect imperfection," Guralnick writes, adding "every track on this collection celebrates, whether intentionally or not, the diversity and beauty and rawness, the grandness and intimacy and comic and tragic drama of the human experience."

Side 1
Jerry Lee Lewis Hello Hello Baby
Howlin’ Wolf Moanin’ at Midnight
The Prisonaires Just Walkin’ in the Rain
Howlin’ Wolf How Many More Years
Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats (Ike Turner) Rocket 88
The Jones Brothers Every Night
Howard Seratt Troublesome Waters

Side 2
Jimmy and Walter Easy
Willie Nix Lonesome Bedroom
Johnny Cash Big River
Doctor Ross The Boogie Disease
Elvis Presley Baby Let’s Play House
Roy Orbison Ooby Dooby
Little Junior’s Blue Flames Love My Baby
Carl Perkins Matchbox

Side 3
Billy Riley Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll
Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
B.B. King She’s Dynamite
Howlin’ Wolf Mr. Highway Man (Cadillac Daddy)
Joe Hill Louis Dorothy Mae
Charlie Rich Who Will the Next Fool Be?
Elvis Presley Mystery Train
John Prine How Lucky

Side 4
Little Junior’s Blue Flames Feelin’ Good
Jerry Lee Lewis You’re the Only Star in My Blue Heaven
Carl Perkins Turn Around
Jimmy DeBerry Time Has Made a Change
Willie Nix Seems Like a Million Years
Rufus Thomas Tiger Man
Billy “the Kid” Emerson When It Rains It Pours

Side 5
Elvis Presley That’s All Right
Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again
Sleepy John Estes Rats in My Kitchen
D.A. Hunt Lonesome Ol’ Jail
Ernie Chaffin Feelin’ Low
Charlie Rich Sittin’ and Thinkin’
Carl Perkins Movie Magg
Roscoe Gordon Booted

Side 6
Joe Hill Louis Gotta Let You Go
Little Junior’s Blue Flames Mystery Train
Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes
James Cotton Cotton Crop Blues
Sonny Burgess Red-Headed Woman
Warren Smith Rock and Roll Ruby
Jerry Lee Lewis Settin’ the Woods on Fire
Million Dollar Quartet I Shall Not Be Moved
Elvis Presley Tryin’ to Get to You

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