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18 Original Sun Greatest Hits

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18 Original Sun Greatest Hits

9 years ago at Oct 15 0:04
Jerry Lee Lewis played a countrified piano with a hard-rocking edge (for the β€˜50s). He pounded on the piano to the point of it sounding like it was nearly breaking. It’s obvious to hear why he has become such a living legend. All of the Sun Records artists – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Lewis being the three most famous – helped create new textures and attitudes in rock & roll music. His... read more
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Description: While Lewis's Sun sessions between 1956 and 1963 are legendarily eclectic (everything from Stephen Foster to Hank Williams to a rewrite of the Midnighters' "Sexy Ways"), this single-disc distillation sticks mainly to rock and country veins. The records that made the Killer a short-lived yet serious challenger to Elvis--"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire"--are here, in addition to lesser known but equally hot sides such as "It'll Be Me" and the blindingly dirty-minded "Big Legged Woman." A key collection from one of America's greatest recorded talents. --Rickey W ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rhino / Wea
Release date: 5 July 1989
EAN: 0081227025540 UPC: 081227025540
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