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7-inch Vinyl Box Sets

Elvis Presley – “The Sun Singles, Memphis, Tennessee” Box set cover photo (front)

Elvis Presley The Sun Singles Collection on Limited Edition Import 5 x 7″ 45RPM Vinyl Box Set (2000)

The Sun Singles Collection features reproductions of Elvis Presley’s five highly sought after Sun Records singles on limited edition 7″ 45RPM vinyl including: “That’s All Right Mama”/”Blue Moon of Kentucky”; “I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine”/”Good Rockin’ Tonight”; “Milkcow Blues Boogie”/”You’re A Heartbreaker”; “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone”/”Baby Let’s Play House”; “Mystery Train”/”I Forgot To Remember To Forget.” These songs were all recorded with Sam Phillips at Sun Records and released between 1954 and 1955.

“Elvis’ five Sun singles pioneered the blend of R&B and C&W that would characterize rockabilly music. For quite a few scholars, they remain not only Elvis’ best singles, but the best rock & roll ever recorded. Claiming that Elvis made blues acceptable for the white market is not the whole picture; the singles usually teamed blues covers with country and pop ones, all made into rock & roll (at this point a term that barely existed) with the pulsing beat, slap-back echo, and Elvis’ soaring, frenetic vocals. “That’s All Right Mama,” “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “Baby Let’s Play House,” and “Mystery Train” remain core early rock classics.

“The singles sold well in the Memphis area immediately, and by 1955 were starting to sell well to country audiences throughout the South. Presley hit the road with a stage show that grew ever wilder and more provocative, Elvis’ swiveling hips causing enormous controversy. The move to all-out rock was hastened by the addition of drums. The last Sun single, “I Forgot to Remember to Forget”/”Mystery Train,” hit #1 on the national country charts in late 1955. Presley was obviously a performer with superstar potential, attracting the interest of bigger labels and Colonel Tom Parker, who became Elvis’ manager. In need of capital to expand the Sun label, Sam Phillips sold Presley’s contract to RCA in late 1955 for $35,000; a bargain, when viewed in hindsight, but an astronomical sum at the time.” – All Music

Elvis Presley The Sun Singles Collection Contents:

Disc 1 – July/1954
1. That’s All Right Mama
2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Disc 2 – September/1954
1. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
2. Good Rockin’ Tonight

Disc 3 – December/1954
1. Milkcow Blues Boogie
2. You’re A Heartbreaker

Disc 4 – March/1955
1. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
2. Baby Let’s Play House

Disc 5 – July/1955
1. Mystery Train
2. I Forgot To Remember To Forget

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