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The COMPLETE Million Dollar Quartet CD

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On and off Sun Records, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins played an inestimable role in shaping popular music during the Fifties and beyond. But Sun Records was where they found their voice. All four were only in the same place at the same time on one occasion, and it was at Sun's storefront studio in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, during the afternoon of Tuesday, December 4, 1956.

Elvis Presley was home for Christmas. Thirteen months earlier, Sun president Sam Phillips had peddled Elvis' contract to RCA, and invested the proceeds in Cash and Perkins. 1956 had been a year of redemption for them all. Elvis was the most celebrated, vilified, and polarizing personality in American entertainment. One out of every two records that RCA had pressed that year was an Elvis record. Carl Perkins was trying to recapture the success he'd found in the early months of 1956 with "Blue Suede Shoes."

Johnny Cash had given up his job selling home appliances shortly before Christmas 1955, and his early records, like "I Walk the Line," had become pop and country smashes. Jerry Lee Lewis' first record had been out just three days on December 4, 1956, and he was desperate to join the company in which he now found himself He was certain that he would soon eclipse them all.

Sam Phillips was at the controls for a Carl Perkins session during the early afternoon of December 4. Jerry Lee Lewis was the session pianist, trying to earn a little money. Sun's notoriously sloppy record-keeping means that we don't really know what Carl recorded, although "Matchbox" and a "Blue Suede Shoes" sequel, "Put Your Cat Clothes On," seem a good bet. As the session wound down, Elvis appeared with an entourage that included a girlfriend, Marilyn Evans...

Track Listing

  1. Instumental
  2. Love Me Tender
  3. Jingle Bells
  4. White Christmas
  5. Reconsider Baby
  6. Don't Be Cruel
  7. Don't Be Cruel
  8. Paralyzed
  9. Don't Be Cruel
  10. There's No Place Like Home
  11. When The Saints Go Marchin' In
  12. Softly And Tenderly
  13. When God Dips His Love In My Heart
  14. Just A Little Talk With Jesus
  15. Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley
  16. I Shall Not Be Moved
  17. Peace In The Valley
  18. Down By The Riverside
  19. I'm With A Crowd But So Alone
  20. Farther Along
  21. Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand)
  22. On The Jericho Road
  23. Just Can't Make It By Myself
  24. Little Cabin Home On The Hill
  25. Summertime Is Past And Gone
  26. I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
  27. Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
  28. Keeper Of The Key (Carl Lead)
  29. Crazy Arms
  30. Don't Forbid Be
  31. Too Much Monkey Business
  32. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  33. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
  34. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  35. Don't Forbid Me
  36. You Belong To My Heart
  37. Is It So Strange
  38. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
  39. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  40. Rip It Up
  41. I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
  42. Crazy Arms
  43. That's My Desire
  44. End Of The Road
  45. Black Bottom Sheep
  46. You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
  47. (Elvis Says Goodbye)

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  1. Great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 13, 2018

    I really enjoyed hearing this jam session of these stars early in their carreers

  2. Where's Johnny 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

    A great remastered recording from one microphone.
    It is disappointing that Johnny Cash is not heard. If he was there he didn't make it onto the tape.

  3. Million Dollar Quartet 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 14, 2014

    Great C D

  4. Million Dollar Quartet 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 14, 2014

    Great C D

  5. Great Histric 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 24, 2014

    This is a great CD. A person really not into music may not appreciate it for what it is.
    Listen to it, let your imagination go.

  6. I didn't hear it 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 23, 2013

    This issue seems to be great, so far I can evaluate it looking to what I see: The historic re-issue, images, and track selection. After listening to sound quality, I'll be able to say more about.

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