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  • Various - Sun Shines On Hank Williams – Sun Artists Sing The Songs Of. (CD)

    18,00

    1-CD with 28-page booklet, 28 tracks. Total playing time approx. 58 minutes.

           Questions about ’Hank Williams On Sun’

          Q: Why should I buy this SUN Records compilation?
          A: This is a one of a kind theme compilation featuring Rockabilly & Country legends like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Mann, Eddie Bond, Warren Smith, Sonny Burgess    and many more.

          Q: Are there any rarities on this CD?
          A: Yes, you’ll find unbelievable eight never before releasesd original SUN recordings plus rarely heard versions of Hank Williams’ all time smash hits, all recorded in Memphis between 1957 and 1963.

          Q: Why are there still unreleased recording from the golden Memphis era?
          A:Producer Sam Phillips always used his tapes at SUN Records more often, so it’s possible you’ll work on a Johnny Cash or Roy Orbison mastertape and find an unreleased Jerry Lee Lewis track at the end, or sometimes even between takes!

          Q: Is there any Elvis Presley connection on this CD?
          A: Yes, although no track by Elvis has been found found yet, there is an unreleased alternate track of ’Your Cheatin’ Heart’ by Cliff Gleaves, an early member of the Memphis Mafia. A rare picture of Elvis and Cliff is featured in the booklet.
    Also included is a nice picture of Rockabilly Girl Barbara Pittman, which she claimed was shot by Elvis Presley during there days at the famous Memphis label.

          Q: How is the sound quality of the recordings on this CD?
          A: Bear Family uses original tapes or the best available sources for mastering and though some of the tracks were released on vinyl and cd before, the music lover will now  get the best quality on these outstanding recordings.

        A total of eight previously unreleased masters!

        Sun Records recording artists sing the songs of the great Hank Williams.
        A total of 26 country recordings from the years 1957 to 1963.
        Next to famous artists like Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis we present lesser known recordings by Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith or Carl Mann.
        Well-known titles combined with several unreleased alternate versions and demos!
        Carefully remastered for best possible sound, with extensive liner notes by Hank Davis.

    Hank Williams died too soon to know about Sun Records existence, but the folks at Sun surely knew about him. This CD collects for the first time the response to Hank Williams by Sun recording artists and producers.

    We present already issued records by major artists (Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis) as well as lesser known Sun lights (Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith, Carl Mann) along with originally unissued alternate takes, undubbed recordings and demos. It’s quite a range: male and female, black and white, they all took on Hank Williams. Sixteen different artists singing 16 different songs. Twenty-six tracks in all. The contrast is amazing.

    You’ll also hear some candid moments of Sam Phillips working as a producer in the studio. And there’s a memorable bit of egotistical comedy as Jerry Lee Lewis, in discussion with Phillips, takes credit for writing a Hank Williams song.

    A unique collection showing the impact of Williams on Sun Records in the ten years following the singer’s death in 1953.

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