Drinkin' Wine-Sun Years Plus[CD]
An underrated Sun legend finally gets his due! Rare Sun classics in pristine, digitally restored sound! Many un-issued. Rockabilly at it's very finest from a guy who grew up in Elvis' home town! Finally, this collection brings together all the essentials of Gene's recording career at Sun Records. Every title he cut at 706 Union Avenue is here, many in multiple takes. From his earliest Tupelo demos to more polished studio work, these tapes reveal as never before the heavy influence of southern blues on Gene Simmons' music. They also showcase the distinctive lead guitar work provided by Gene's brother, Carl. New interview material by Sun historian Hank Davis helps to round out the fullest picture yet of this underrated artist. As a bonus, we also present the first three recordings Gene made across Memphis at the Hi Records Studio in 1959, two of which appeared on the Checker label. All in all, this is the most comprehensive look yet at one of Sun's most enthusiastic rockabilly performers.
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