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Various Artists: Great Guitars at Sun

You can think of this as a companion disc to Great Drums at Sun which I recently reviewed. Great Guitars at Sun features tracks by such luminaries as Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Dick Penner and many others. As you may have surmised the guitar is the focus this time and as such this is quite the rocking album.

Some of the highlights include the blistering guitar work of Al Hopson in the Warren Smith sung "Miss Froggie", the honkytonk piano and fiery chord progressions in the rocking "We Wanna Boogie" and the pure blues of "Cotton Crop Blues" where the guitar of Pat Hare is really quite stunning considering the year was 1954. Cash's country romp "Folsom Prison Blues" and Howlin' Wolf's "Come Back Home" featuring the guitar work of Willie Johnson are more great tracks. That is just a small sampling of what you will find here.

Classic rock and roll, blues and rockabilly just makes one feel good and Great Guitars at Sun combines some great tracks for your listening pleasure. As with Great Drums at Sun this one earns my heartfelt recommendation.

Track Listing:
1. Warren Smith Got Love If You Want It (2:08)
2. James Cotton Cotton Crop Blues (2:57)
3. Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues (2:48)
4. Sonny Burgess We Wanna Boogie (2:23)
5. Billy Riley Trouble Bound (2:42)
6. Warren Smith Miss Froggie (2:23)
7. Little Junior's Blue Flames Mystery Train (2:24)
8. Elvis Presley Mystery Train (2:26)
9. Ray Smith You Made A Hit (2:21)
10. Carl Perkins - Matchbox (2:07)
11. Gene Simmons I Done Told You (2:19)
12. Sammy Lewis I Feel So Worried (2:34)
13. Dick Penner Cindy Lou (2:18)
14. Rufus Thomas Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog) (2:50)
15. Ernie Chaffin Laughin' And Jokin' (2:05)
16. Earl Hooker The Hucklebuck (3:04)
17. Little Milton Rode That Train (Lookin' For My Baby) (2:47)
18. Warren Smith Dear John (1:53)
19. Howlin' Wolf Come Back Home (2:08)
20. Carl Perkins Tennessee (3:05)
21. L.B. Lawson & James Scott's Blues Rockers Scott's Boogie (2:22)
22. Billy Riley Red Hot (2:28)
23. Edwin Bruce Sweet Woman (2:42)
24. Carl Mann Mona Lisa (2:27)
25. Tommy Hodge & Ike Turner Down & Out (aka How Long Will It last) (2:42)
26. Roy Orbison Ooby Dooby (2:11)
27. Little Junior Parker Love My Baby (2:35)
28. Bill Justis Bop Train (2:01)

Added: May 17th 2017
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
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Related Link: Label's Official Site
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Language: english

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