Various Artists

Sun Country Collection

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This might be more country-oriented than the rockabilly the Sun label was most famous for, but it's not exactly straight country either. Hints of rockabilly abandon lie just below (and sometimes not even below) the surface of these 18 mid-'50s cuts. Includes country-oriented tracks by Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, as well as great country boogie by Hardrock Gunter, uniquely raw and goofy sounds by Harmonica Frank, a pre-Elvis appearance by Scotty Moore as part of Doug Poindexter & the Starlite Wranglers, and many other interesting obscurities.

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