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Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis
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Jerry Lee Lewis Sun Essentials 4CD Boxset Sun
4CD Set From Rock'n'roll Legend - In Clam Box Packaging 
 
 
One of the few serious contenders to Elvis' title of the King of Rock'n'Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis made his finest recordings during his early years with Sun Records. Whilst there he recorded prolifically, encompassing the diverse musical styles, including country, gospel, blues, hillbilly and R&B, which he had grown up listening to.
 
This deluxe 4-CD set distils the cream of Lewis' peerless recordings made for Sun Records between 1956 and 1963 when he was at his creative peak. These 128 cuts from 'The Killer' changed the face of both Rock'n'Roll and Country Music.
 
Each of the set's four themed discs has been meticulously compiled and sequenced, each one being split into two contrasting musical genres to provide listening variety.
 
Discs one and two both feature a selection of scorching Rock'n'Roll sides contrasted with country classics, whilst disc three concentrates on Lewis' country side and includes, both rockers and ballads. The final disc comprises R&B standards and a pot pourri of other musical styles.
 
The set's 36-page, illustrated booklet contains a detailed biography of Lewis' career to date along with an illuminating track-by-track commentary from compiler Clive Anderson.
 
This set is an essential purchase for anyone seeking a comprehensive overview of Lewis' historic years at Sun.
 
Disc One - Rockin' Rollin' Country Boy Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On:
 
1. Great Balls Of Fire
2. High School Confidential
3. Be Bop A Lula
4. Good Golly Miss Molly (Alternate Take)
5. Down The Line
6. Lovin' Up A Storm
7. Wild One
8. Ooby Dooby
9. Pumping Piano Rock
10. Let The Good Times Roll
11. End Of The Road
12. All Night Long
13. Put Me Down
14. Don't Be Cruel
15. I'm Feeling Sorry
16. Home
17. The Wild Side Of Life
18. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
19. I Love You Because
20. Born To Lose
21. I'm Throwing Rice
22. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
23. Lovesick Blues
24. Crazy Heart
25. You Win Again
26. Cold, Cold Heart
27. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
28. Your Cheatin' Heart
29. Settin' The Woods On Fire (undubbed Version)
30. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
31. Walk That Lonesome Valley (with Elvis presley)
 
 
Disc 2 - The Country Boy Rocks On Big Blon' Baby:
 
1. Rock'n'Roll Ruby
2. Pink pedal pushers
3. Breathless
4. I'm Sorry, I'm Not Sorry
5. Ubangi Stomp
6. Friday Night
7. It'll Be Me
8. Milkshake Mademoiselle
9. Baby, Baby, Bye, Bye
10. Break Up
11. Just Who Is To Blame
12. Charming Billy (Billy Boy)
13. It Won't Happen With Me
14. Bonnie B
15. Livin' Lovin' Wreck
16. Your Lovin' Ways
17. Crazy Arms
18. I'll Make It All up To You (Alternate Take)
19. Let's Talk About us
20. It Hurt Me So
21. As Long As I Live
22. How's My Ex Treating You?
23. I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye
24. Shame On You
25. I'll Sail My Ship Alone
26. Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
27. Set My Mind At Ease
28. Seasons Of My Heart
29. It All Depends (On Who Will Buy The Wine)
30. Slippin' Around
31. Night Train To Memphis
 
 
Disc Three - Hillbilly Blues Big Legged Woman:
 
1. Rockin' With Red
2. Sixty Minute Man
3. So Long, I'm Gone
4. I've Been Twistin'
5. Teenage Letter
6. Mean Woman Blues
7. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
8. Keep Your Hands Off It (Birthday Cake)
9. Money
10. Sick And Tired
11. Hound Dog
12. Cool, Cool Ways (Sexy Ways)
13. Hello, Hello, Baby
14. I Know What It Means
15. It'll Be Me (L.P. Version)
16. Hillbilly Music
17. Turn Around
18. Love's Made A Fool Of Me
19. Fools Like Me
20. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
21. I Can't Trust Me
22. I'm The Guilty One
23. Memory Of You
24. Don't Drop It
25. Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
26. Crawdad Song
27. Crazy Arms (Remake)
28. Ramblin' Rose (Extended Version)
29. Rockin' The Boat Of Love: Whole Lotta Twistin' Goin' On
 
 
Disc Four - Something Old, Something Blue:
 
1. What'd I Say
2. Honey Hush 
3. Tomorrow Night
4. Carryin' On (Sexy Ways)
5. Good Rockin' Tonight
6. Come What May
7. Hello, Josephine
8. Little Queenie
9. Johnny B. Goode
10. Hang Up My Rock'n'Roll Shoes
11. Sweet Little Sixteen
12. Matchbox (Alternate Master)
13. C C Rider
14. Lewis Boogie
15. The Ballad Of Billy Joe
16. My Pretty Quadroon
17. Hong Kong Blues (Down In Old Hong Kong)
18. That Lucky Old Sun
19. Goodnight Irene (undubbed Master)
20. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
21. The Great Speckled Bird
22. John Henry
23. Frankie And Johnny
24. You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
25. Waiting For A Train (All Around Watertank)
26. Old Pal Of Yesterday
27. Mexicali Rose (Slow Version)
28. Deep Elem Blues
29. You Are My Sunshine
30. The Marine's Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma)
31. That's My Desire
32. Just A Little Talk With Jesus (with Elvis presley)
33. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia