Sun Rock Box 1954-59 / Various
(Boxed Set, Special Packaging, 8PC)
EU-only eight CD box set with 224-page hardcover book. Between 1950 and 1960, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips discovered and produced B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich and Roy Orbison - artists who changed the way popular music was made. With a staff of no more than one or two people, he did this from a small storefront studio in Memphis, Tennessee. New audio, new photos, new information, and new interviews make this box into a very special companion to the other two Sun genre boxes. And once again the story is not just the big artists, like Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, or Roy Orbison, it's in wild men like Billy Riley, Sonny Burgess, Mack Vickery, Jesse Lee Turner, and many more. Even Charley Pride, who became the first and only African American country superstar, made his first recordings as a Rock 'N' Roll singer at Sun!