Long overdue – and now finally compiled and released by Bear Family: the comprehensive tribute to a great pioneer of rock ’n’ roll, Sonny Burgess.
He came into the world May 28, 1929 as Albert Austin Burgess in Little Rock, Arkansas, and remained active well into the new millennium.
His studio career as an independent artist began in the 1950s with Sun Records in Memphis and took him across the U.S. to Nashville, Chicago, Arkansas and New England over the next fifty years.
Our CD compilation is not content with reissuing his early Sun rockers. We’ve culled the best numbers from that era, some in excellent alternate versions, from the Sun archives. But we continue Sonny’s story with, among other things, the outstanding recordings featuring Dave Alvin of the Blasters, and and and … Throughout his life, Sonny Burgess was synonymous with the power of rockabilly and rock ’n’ roll; he became an icon for several generations of rockabilly fans worldwide. With our CD album you can go on an exciting time travel through several rock eras. We Wanna Boogie!