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TIME's 100 Greatest Albums (100 items)
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Description: In 1954 a young Elvis Presley made musical and cultural history when he, lead guitarist Scotty Moore, and bassist Bill Black got together via Sam Phillips in Phillips's Memphis-based Sun Studios...and basically invented rock & roll. What you hear in these raw, wonderful '50s-era recordings is a perfect blend of American musical idioms, including country, blues, R&B, and Tin Pan Alley pop, all rolled into one delicious new sound. These tracks are now all legendary--and Sunrise is yet another repackaging of these tunes (making previous Sun compilations obsolete), this one supposedly featuring every outtake and "altern ... (more)
Manufacturer: RCA Victor Europe
Release date: 9 February 1999
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0078636767529 UPC: 078636767529
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JxSxPx added this to a list 5 years, 10 months ago
RS 500: Part 1 (100 music items)

""Many believe Rock & Roll was born on July 5th, 1954, at Sun Studios in Memphis. Elvis Presley, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black were horsing around with "That's All Right," a tune by bluesman Arthur Crudup, when producer Sam Phillips stopped them and asked, "What are you doing?" "We don't know," they said. Phillips told them to "back up and do it again." The A side of Presley's first single (backed with a version of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky"), "That's All Right" was iss"

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TIME's 100 Greatest Albums (100 music items)

"“On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley walked into Sam Phillips' Sun Studios in Memphis and invented rock and roll. The moment when Presley, 19, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black first started messing around with Arthur (Big Boy) Crudup's "That's All Right"—making it faster, more exuberant—is captured here, and it still sounds audacious, as if the players themselves can't believe what they're doing. The same originality animates "Good Rockin' Tonight," "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "Mys"

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