Billy Lee Riley

The Sun Years

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This is an excellent compilation featuring 25 Billy Lee Riley original Sun recordings from 1956-1962. His classic Sun sides feature hot rockabilly along the lines of Jerry Lee Lewis and Warren Smith at their most frantic. Besides Riley's essential songs, "Red Hot" and "Flyin' Saucers Rock'n'Roll," this collection includes "Trouble Bound" (covered by the Blasters in 1985), "Let's Talk About Us," "Searchin'," and "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' but Trash." Also recommended is the single-disc Classic Recordings, 1956-1960 on Bear Family.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:34
2 2:11
3 3:17
4 1:01
5
2:17
6 2:15
7 1:56
8 1:38
9 2:33
10 2:47
11 2:39
12 2:21
13
1:58
14 2:27
15 2:10
16 2:37
17 2:27
18
2:04
19 2:30
20 1:35
21
3:39
22 2:15
23 2:18
24 1:55
25 2:03
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