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The Complete Million Dollar Quartet
The 50th anniversary edition of this historic jam session with featuring elvis presley, johnny cash, jerry lee lewis and carl perkins; for the first time ever containing the complete recorded session in the original sequence with 12 more minutes than any previous release!. during the afternoon of tuesday december 4, 1956, the world's first superstar jam session took place and the million dollar quartet was born! Elvis, john, jerry lee, and carl sang and performed their favourite songs at the famous sun studio in downtown memphis, tennessee. includes an informative new essay by sun label expert colin escott.
Purchase direct from Sun Records, the label that started Rock 'N Roll.
Fully licensed and authentic.
|Audio CD Release Date:
||September 19, 2006|
||Bmg / Elvis|
|Number Of Discs:
||Import, Original recording remastered|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 73 reviews|
|2. ||Love Me Tender (Instrumental)|
|3. ||Jingle Bells (Instrumental)|
|4. ||White Christmas (Instrumental)|
|5. ||Reconsider Baby|
|6. ||Don't Be Cruel|
|7. ||Don't Be Cruel|
|9. ||Don't Be Cruel|
|10. ||There's No Place Like Home|
|11. ||When The Saints Go Marchin' In|
|12. ||Softly And Tenderly|
|13. ||When God Dips His Love In My Heart|
|14. ||Just A Little Talk With Jesus|
|15. ||Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley|
|16. ||I Shall Not Be Moved|
|17. ||Peace In The Valley|
|18. ||Down By The Riverside|
|19. ||I'm With A Crowd But So Alone|
|20. ||Farther Along|
|21. ||Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand)|
|22. ||On The Jericho Road|
|23. ||I Just Can't Make It By Myself|
|24. ||Little Cabin Home On The Hill|
|25. ||Summetime Is Past And Gone|
|26. ||I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling|
|27. ||Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong|
|28. ||Keeper Of The City (Carl Lead)|
|29. ||Crazy Arms|
|30. ||Don't Forbid Me|
|31. ||Too Much Monkey Business|
|32. ||Brown Eyed Handsome Man|
|33. ||Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind|
|34. ||Brown Eyed Handsome Man|
|35. ||Don't Forbid Me|
|36. ||You Belong To My Heart|
|37. ||Is It So Strange|
|38. ||That's When Your Heartaches Begin|
|39. ||Brown Eyed Handsome Man|
|40. ||Rip It Up|
|41. ||I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye|
|42. ||Crazy Arms|
|43. ||That's My Desire|
|44. ||End Of The Road|
|45. ||Black Bottom Stomp|
|46. ||You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven|
|47. ||Elvis Says Goodbye|
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56 of 56 found the following review helpful:
The best ever representation of this historic jam!Sep 27, 2006
By Bill Porter
Stunning sound quality makes this disc a must for all Elvis fans. This material simply never sounded better (due to new tapes they found) and in addition is complete and in the correct sequence.
32 of 32 found the following review helpful:
ExcellentOct 21, 2006
By Paul Jones
Just want to agree with the previous reviewer. Although this session has been released many times before, this version is complete and in very good quality. it's worth the price just to hear Elvis talking on the Don't Be Cruel track about a fellow singers approach to that song - magic!
34 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Raw Nostalgia, like finding the Dead Sea Scrolls of Music!Feb 15, 2007
By Jeffrey K. Myers
I'm a Keyboard Player and a 33 year Musician, and an Elvis fan! A devoted follower of Jerry Lew Lewis and ALL the Sun Family. Sam Philips was smart enough to put an open mic in the room when this Jam Session happened. Elvis sings like he's in church on Sunday morning, wit so much feeling. Jerry Lee can't be lost no matter how many times Elvis switches songs. He grew up the same way.Carl Perkins thumbstyles that Guitar like the Lead Man he was! They stop and start, like it was all for fun (which it was). No formed up songs, no perfect clean things, Just raw gospel and country with a Rockabilly flair. I swear I didn't know these tapes existed, and I'm a music history idiot. Thank you for selling them amazon!! Any Elvis fan needs this one!! BUY IT!!
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Jerry Lee, Elvis, Carl and Johny Just JammingMar 21, 2009
By M. Hollander
I bought this CD after seeing an amazing musical based on this real-life Jam session in Chicago. The musical was fantasic, but somehow I had trouble believing that Johny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis actually hung out one Christmas and played music together in the little studio (once an autoparts store/ garage) where they got there start. Picture yourself and 3 friends enjoying some Holiday cheer and deciding to take out a few instraments and sing. Now imagine that you just happen to be Elvis and your friends are the forefathers of rock and roll. That's pretty much what this is about. And it's not just their well know hits that you're eavesdropping on, but rather a lot of music from their roots. Gospel - church music and of course rock-a -billy. Unpretentious, pre-mega stardom, talent in its early days.
The sound quality is amazingly good considering that the session was secretly recorded back in the 50's.
Worth every penny.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
A piece of musical history!Jun 04, 2012
By Cap'n Ned
This recording is the result of Sam Phillips having the foresight to recognize a piece of history in the making on December 4, 1956. There are no complete songs, some only snippets and a good bit of talking. It's just a few guys messin' around in the studio really - a few guys who would become musical legends.
After reading many of the "reviews" it absolutely amazes me that some people have no idea, and I mean NO idea whatsoever, what this recording actually is, and even after they listened to it! "No music heard...", "Very poor sound quality", "...sound is not up to today's standards", "a rip off". One even wrote, "I don't think elvis meant this cd to be released." HUH?!?! Pay no attention to these "reviews". These were made by the likes who would undoubtedly discard a Babe Ruth baseball card because it was bent.
If you're looking for a pristine live performance of various songs by these four men, then you should look elsewhere. But if you are looking to be a fly on the wall during a particular historical Tuesday that captures four very young future musical superstars just being themselves and having fun, then buy this disc.
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