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Presenting The Sun Rockabilly Legends Series! 10 of the wildest artists on 10 coloured vinyl

CHARLY RE-ISSUES 10 UNFORGETTABLE RECORDS FROM THE LEGENDARY SUN RECORDS

Celebrating the explosion of Tennessee's wild rockabilly music and culture in the '50s with Sun Records' formidable roster, Charly are reviving ten of the fundamental records that defined a decade, with: Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Simmons, Billy Lee Riley, Carl Perkins, Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith, Ray Smith, Malcom Yelvington, Those Rockin' Girls and Carl Mann.

Newly-remastered from the original tapes and pressed on audiophile-quality 10-inch vinyl, the first 1,000 copies of each on limited edition coloured vinyl, and with definitive career-spanning sleeve notes by Adam Komorowski, Sun Records presents an important genre to today's generation of music lovers.

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Sonny Burgess - Sonny's Back in Town

"His voice resembles a banshee wail, the sound of a man tormented by a thousand devils..." ADAM KOMOROWSKI

Some of the wildest records cut on Sam Phillips' Sun label bear the legend Sonny Burgess. Sonny's Back In Town fully illustrates the singer-songwriter's hard-rocking, manic style, which owed just as much to R&B as it did to rockabilly. A true rockabilly trailblazer and one of the last-surviving Sun recording stars whose career continues to this day, Sonny is fully involved in the album and will be promoting it during selected interviews and live performances. Sonny's Back In Town includes the classics 'Red Headed Woman', 'We Wanna Boogie', 'Restless', 'Ain't Got A Thing'.

Warren Smith - Rockin' with Mr. Uranium

"He was probably the best pure singer for country music I ever heard..." SAM PHILLIPS

Warren Smith was one of the greatest talents signed to Sam Phillip's Sun Records. Possessing one of the label's most heartfelt voices, Smith was equally adapt singing emotional country ballads as he was out-and-out rock 'n' roll. Rockin' With Mr. Uranium contains Smith's storming debut single for Sun, 'Rock 'n' Roll Ruby' (written by Johnny Cash), the Roy Orbison-penned hit single 'So Long, I'm Gone', 'Ubangi Stomp', the barnstorming 'Miss Froggie' and his version of Slim Harpo's 'Got Love If You Want It', recognised as a rockabilly classic.



60th Anniversary of legendary jam session! Limited edition 10” vinyl

THMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Featuring: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash

OUT NOW!

2016 marks the 60th Anniversary of a one-off meeting of rock’n’roll giants at Sun Studios on December 4th 1956. Consequently the recordings made on that day by the so-called Million Dollar Quartet really do have legendary status, and now they have been newly-remastered and pressed as a heavyweight audiophile-quality double LP on 10" vinyl.

Carl Perkins was completing a recording session at which Jerry Lee Lewis had been playing piano for him when Elvis Presley dropped by to visit his old friends at Sun, where he had made his first seminal recordings a couple of years earlier. The scene was set for an extraordinary, impromptu jam session which was fortunately recorded for posterity by Sam Phillips. Supported by Carl Perkins' band, Elvis, Carl and Jerry spontaneously run through a mixture of popular songs of the day, country favourites as well as old country-gospel tunes which so influenced the  trio.

BUY THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET 10" 2LP FROM AMAZON 



The Late Great Townes Van Zandt with bonus tracks

Following on the heels of our vinyl reissue, Charly is delighted to present The Late Great Townes Van Zandt, the latest in our critically acclaimed reissue programme of the singer/songwriter’s enduring catalogue.  Released in an attractive sleeve pac, the CD comes complete with booklet and four bonus tracks. 

Produced by Jack Clement and regarded by many as the Texan troubadour’s definitive work, the album includes such Van Zandt classics as ‘No Lonesome Tune’, ‘If I Needed You’ and ‘Pancho And Lefty’, the latter going on to become his most commercial success, while oblique and mysterious ballads such as ‘Sad Cinderella’ and ‘Silver Ships of Andilar’ bear testament to the artist’s intention to write songs so strange that “nobody knows what they mean, not even me.”

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