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The Sun Essentials

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Folsom Prison Blues
Artist: Johnny Cash
2:56
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Blue Suede Shoes
Artist: Carl Perkins
2:15
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Get Rhythm
Artist: Johnny Cash
2:19
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I Walk the Line
Artist: Johnny Cash
2:48
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Ooby Dooby
Artist: Roy Orbison
2:14
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Boppin' the Blues
Artist: Carl Perkins
2:52
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Red Headed Woman - Sonny Burgess
2:14
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Dixie Fried
Artist: Carl Perkins
2:27
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Ubangi Stomp - Warren Smith
2:03
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Flying Saucer Rock & Roll - Billy Lee Riley
2:08
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Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis
2:55
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Red Hot - Billy Lee Riley
2:34
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Great Balls of Fire
Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis
1:55
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Raunchy - Bill Justis
2:28
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Ballad of a Teenage Queen
Artist: Johnny Cash
2:15
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Big River
Artist: Johnny Cash
2:36
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Breathless
Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis
2:45
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Guess Things Happen That Way
Artist: Johnny Cash
1:53
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High School Confidential
Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis
2:35
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Mona Lisa - Carl Mann
2:33
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Lonely Weekends
Artist: Charlie Rich
2:10
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Who Will the Next Fool Be
Artist: Charlie Rich
2:27
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Total Tracks: 22   Total Length: 53:22

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John Morthland

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John Morthland has been writing about music since the days of electronically rechanneled stereo and duophonic sound. His name has darkened the mastheads of Roll...more »

04.22.11
Various Artists - Sun Records, The Sun Essentials
Label: Sun Records

Despite its storied history and massive influence on generations of rock, Sun Records claimed just five Top Ten pop hits in its 16 years of existence. Three of those singles — "Whole Lotta Shakin 'Goin 'On," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless" — were by Jerry Lee Lewis; the others were Carl Perkins '"Blue Suede Shoes" and saxman Bill Justis 'instrumental "Raunchy." Shockingly, Sun never did achieve a pop Number One, though the epochal "Blue… read more »

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the sunn shines

brkndrms

Great to hear the best of the best together. Taleena- The Legend of Johnny Cash 2005

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You'll like it!

henry_chinaski

Essential music; where it all started!

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Billy Lee Alone is Worth It

oal913

Red Hot is such joy. Billy Lee Riley is one of the tragically underrated artists of the rock era.

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Johnny Cash remakes

apweiss

To the reviewer looking for the NIN remake: it's on "American IV: The Man Comes Around". "Hurt" is pretty good, but the title track is bone-chilling good. For my money, "Unchained" is a better album w/ a great remake of Tom Petty's "SOuthern Accents" & his version of "unchained" is my fav song by him.

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Help!!!!

Taleena

How can I find a song redone by johnny cash?? He did a remake of nine inch nails called "hurt"!!!! You know, " I hurt myself today"

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Fantastic

tonka

Great to hear original recordings. This is where it all started and the old songs are great just the way they were originally recorded. Just hate all the remakes which are on Emusic

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The roots

darbybyrd

Here is where it all started !

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Absolutely essential!

SmokingSteve

Everything rotates around Sun... this is mandatory listening. Guitars, bass, sometimes drums or a piano - the basic genetic material of all American roots music is here. Unfortunately eMusic has not included the Elvis material - a little deceptive, but you've heard all of that anyway, right?