Annotation

Inside this presentation box: 12 individually sleeved LPs containing 209 recordings interspersed with many extracts of hokum and mayhem from the original Sun recording sessions; each LP sleeve bearing a detailed track-by-track analysis of the enclosed recordings. A 36-page, LP-size booklet containing Introduction by Sam C. Phillips; overview of Jerry's career during The Sun Years; analysis of The Sun Sound; detailed session discography of Jerry's Sun recordings; photos, cuttings and memorabilia.
The whole comprising a definitive compilation of the vital recordings of a vital man: The Killer – Jerry Lee Lewis.
The 209 recordings in this set are coded on this box as follows:

  • A: 57 tracks (27%) – as mastered and first issued between 1956–1965 by Sam C. Phillips' original Sun Records Co.
  • B: 7 tracks (3,5%) – previously unissued raw tracks of recordings that were issued on original Sun with overdubbed vocal/instrumental accompaniment
  • C: 77 tracks (37%) – first issued after the Sun catalogue was bought by Shelby S. Singleton in 1969. Many of the tracks, only previously issued in simulated stereo, are first issued here in original mono
  • D: 60 tracks (28,5%) – previously unissued alternative takes of previously issued titles
  • E: 8 tracks (4%) – previously unissued titles.
Annotation last modified on 2012-07-15 07:36 .

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1: Dixie (1956)
12" Vinyl 2: Whole Lotta Shakin' (January – February 1957)
12" Vinyl 3: Lewis Boogie (Summer 1957)
12" Vinyl 4: Balls of Fire (September 1957 – January 1958)
12" Vinyl 5: Good Rockin' Tonight (January – March 1958)
12" Vinyl 6: Wild One (March – April 1958)
12" Vinyl 7: Live and Let Live (May – November 1958)
12" Vinyl 8: It Hurt Me So (November 1958 – March 1959)
12" Vinyl 9: The Guilty One (March 1959 – January 1960)
12" Vinyl 10: What'd I Say (January 1960 – February 1961)
12" Vinyl 11: Won't Happen With Me (June 1961 – June 1962)
12" Vinyl 12: Can't Seem to Say Goodbye (June 1962 – August 1963)

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