Sun Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1

Sun Rock'n'Roll Volume 1 is a treasure chest of curiosities for fans of Sun Records and early rock'n'roll in general. The 30 selections are mostly non-hits and obscurities from the late '50s and early '60s, including a track by Cliff Gleaves, a long-time member of Elvis Presley's Memphis Mafia. Some names will be familiar to many listeners: Dickey Lee, Thomas Wayne (his hit version of "Tragedy" is here), Mickey Gilley, Carl McVoy, and Ace Cannon ("Tuff"). The quality is high throughout, and some of the unknowns (Ernie Barton's "Shut Your Mouth," for one) rival the recordings of those who would later become famous. A photo- and text-filled 12-page booklet provides biographical info for each of the performers. ~ Greg Adams

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