By the end of 1957, the rockabilly heyday of Sun Records was virtually over. Ray Smith's importance to the legacy of the label is that his first Sun session in January 1958 heralded the new era of rock 'n' roll. Despite recording a string of excellent rocking singles for Sun, commercial success eluded Smith. A year after a series of outstanding concert performances in the UK and Holland during 1978, Ray Smith died tragically due to a shooting accident on 29 November 1979.
Shake Around Includes "So Young", "Rockin' Bandit" and "Break Up", which he recorded several months before labelmate and friend Jerry Lee Lewis made it a hit single.
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 yellow vinyl.
This third 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.
Nobody wanted recognition more than Ray. He was totally wrapped up in what he was doing. There was never a dry thread on him after a show!
- 10" Vinyl
- First 1000 copies pressed on Limited Edition Yellow 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 - Volum 3
- Made in Germany
- You Made A Hit
- Little Girl
- Rockin' Bandit
- Willing And Ready
- Right Behind You Baby
- So Young
- Shake Around
- Life Is A Flower
- Candy Doll