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Sam Phillips Biography Bundle [Book + CD]

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The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll:

The author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records. The music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all thelegendary Sun Records artists, Guralnick gives us an ardent, unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, or Thomas Edison.

Compilation CD

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll was curated by Peter Guralnick (Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley) and accompanies his landmark Sam Phillips biography of the same title. These tracks are a hand-picked selection of Sam Phillips productions that illustrate Phillips’ unique (sounds and sense) approach to recording and his cosmic genius. A celebration of the period (1950 - 1961) in which Sam played a revolutionary role in the music business, this collection includes big hits, near misses and never-was tracks that encompass blues, country, gospel, r&b,  and the birth of rock & roll. 

Track Listing:

Disc 1

  1. "Hello Hello Baby" - Jerry Lee Lewis
  2. "Moanin' at Midnight" - Howlin' Wolf
  3. "Just Walkin' in the Rain" - The Prisonaires
  4. "How Many More Years" - Howlin' Wolf
  5. "Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats
  6. "Gotta Let You Go" - Joe Hill Louis
  7. "Every Night" - The Jones Brothers
  8. "Troublesome Waters" - Howard Seratt
  9. "Easy" - Jimmy and Walter
  10. "Before Long" - Jimmy and Walter
  11. "Lonesome Bedroom" - Willie Nix
  12. "Big River" - Johnny Cash
  13. "Boppin' the Blues" - Carl Perkins
  14. "The Boogie Disease" - Doctor Ross
  15. "Baby Let's Play House" - Elvis Presley
  16. "Ooby Dooby" - Roy Orbison
  17. "Love My Baby" - Little Junior's Blue Flames
  18. "Matchbox" - Carl Perkins
  19. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" - Jerry Lee Lewis
  20. "Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll" - Billy Riley
  21. "She's Dynamite" - BB King
  22. "Mr. Highway Man" - Howlin' Wolf
  23. "Tiger Man" - Rufus Thomas
  24. "Red Headed Woman" - Sonny Burgess
  25. "End of the Road" - Jerry Lee Lewis
  26. "Who Will the Next Fool Be" - Charlie Rich
  27. "Mystery Train" - Elvis Presley
  28. "How Lucky" - John Prine

Disc 2

  1. "Feelin' Good" - Little Junior's Blue Flames
  2. "You're the Only Star in My Blue Heaven" - Jerry Lee Lewis
  3. "Turn Around" - Carl Perkins
  4. "Time Has Made a Change" - Jimmy DeBerry
  5. "Miss Froggie" - Warren Smith
  6. "Seems Like A Million Years" - Willie Nix
  7. "When It Rains It Pours" - Billy The Kid Emerson
  8. "That's All Right" - Elvis Presley
  9. "You Win Again" - Jerry Lee Lewis
  10. "I've Been Deceived" - Charlie Feathers
  11. "Rats In My Kitchen" - Sleepy John Estes
  12. "Lonesome Ol' Jail" - DA Hunt
  13. "Feelin' Low" - Ernie Chaffin
  14. "Sittin' and Thinkin'" - Charlie Rich
  15. "Hey Porter" - Johnny Cash
  16. "Movie Magg" - Carl Perkins
  17. "Rockin' Chair Daddy" - Harmonica Frank
  18. "Booted" - Roscoe Gordon
  19. "Cotton Crop Blues" - James Cotton
  20. "Dorothy Mae" - Joe Hill Louis
  21. "Mystery Train" - Little Junior's Blue Flames
  22. "Blue Suede Shoes" - Carl Perkins
  23. "Rock and Roll Ruby" - Warren Smith
  24. "Go Go Go" - Roy Orbison
  25. "Settin' the Woods on Fire" - Jerry Lee Lewis
  26. "I Shall Not Be Moved" - Million Dollar Quartet
  27. "Tryin' to Get to You" - Elvis Presley

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    Posted by on May 07, 2018

    I recently visited the Sun Studio in Memphis and was overwhelmed with the history of Rock and Roll starting out of this little building. The best part of the tour was getting to pose with the original microphone that so many sang through. Our tour guide (a guy, can't remember his name) was topnotch with knowledge and humor and showmanship.

    For some reason I did not pick up and product but was able to order through the website and it arrived within a day. The book is a great read and the CD is a great companion.

  2. Only in Memphis 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

    Have been a fan of Rockabilly for many years as a 71 year old Babyboomer.
    This is an excellent package with great Sun Records tracks to accompany Gurlanick's bio on Sam Phillips.
    Do yourself a favour and buy this one.

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