In 1952, Sam Phillips founded the legendary Sun Record Company and throughout the '50s changed the course of music with artists like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. In 1969, Shelby Singleton, a music executive who ran, with his brother John, a stable of labels in Nashville, took ownership of Sun and the Singleton family continues to guide the legacy of Sun Record Company to this day. To mark the golden anniversary of Sun Record Company's move to Nashville with the Singletons, we're happy to present this RSD3 special collection of iconic tracks from the Sun vault, sized just right for a hit of rock 'n' roll!
Johnny Cash, born J. R. Cash, (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. "Cry! Cry! Cry!" was originally released in 1955 as the b-side to "Hey, Porter."
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. An early pioneer of rock and roll music, Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. "Great Balls of Fire" was originally released in 1957.
Carl Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) is best known as the writer and original singer of rockabilly anthem "Blue Suede Shoes". Perkins was one of the seminal rockabilly artists on Sun Record Company, creating a body of work that has been both critically acclaimed and extremely influential. "Honey, Don’t!" was originally released in 1956 as the b-side to Blue Suede Shoes.
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known for his emotive singing style, earning him nicknames like "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O". Orbison was signed to Sun Record Company in 1956 by Sam Phillips. "Devil Doll" was originally released in 1957 as the b-side to "Sweet And Easy To Love."THIS SUN RECORD RELEASE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SINGLES