"Carl Perkins changed the face of popular music when he recorded 'Blue Suede Shoes'..." - Adam Komorowski
Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" released on Sam Phillips' Sun label in 1955 became a milestone in Rock & Roll history as the first rockabilly record to make the national Top 10, as well as being the first to make the pop, country and R&B charts and sell over a million copies.
As well as being a highly successful songwriter, Perkins also wrote hits for the likes of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and The Judds. He was also a phenomenal guitarist whose playing style came to epitomise rock & roll and inspired George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds and many other guitarists. Carl Perkins went on to record a string of rock & roll classics which have both influenced and been covered by many of the rock greats, from Elvis Presley to The Beatles.
Newly-remastered from the original Sun tapes and pressed on audiophile-quality 10-inch vinyl with definitive career-spanning sleeve notes by Sun Records authority Adam Komorowski, the first 1,000 copies only are on scarlet vinyl.
This fifth release in the Sun Rockabilly Legends Series has been personally overseen by Sun Entertainment Corporation president John Singleton in Nashville and Charly Records founder Jean-Luc Young and continues the long relationship between the companies begun by Shelby Singleton and Young almost 50 years ago.
- 10" Vinyl
- First 1000 copies pressed on Limited Edition Scarlet Vinyl
- Remastered from the original Sun tapes by Peter J Reynolds at Reynolds Mastering
- Career-spanning sleeve notes by Sun Records authority Adam Komorowski
- Sun Rockabilly Legends Series - Volume 5
- Made in Germany
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