The Early Years / The Memphis Sound

  • Collectables

  • Originally Released in album format in 1974 by Sun Records Sam Phillips, Bill Justis & Charles Underwood, producers

• Available from Tower Records

The Early Years/The Memphis Sound is another great 2-fer serving up tasty portions of Charlie Rich’s Sun Records output from the late 50’s and early 60’s. Charlie was fresh off of writing successes for Johnny Cash ("The Ways Of A Woman In Love") and Jerry Lee Lewis ("I’ll Make It All Up To You") when he took his turn in the studio with the the high octane "Whirlwind," and rockers "Philadelphia Baby" and "Rebound." Most of the songs were written by Charlie; though it is still early in his career, they already bear his painfully sweet lyricism.

The Early Years

  1. Easy Money *

  2. Graveyardville (Instrumental) *

  3. I’ve Lost My Heart To You *

  4. Philadelphia Baby *

  5. Right Behind You Baby *

  6. That’s Right

  7. Sad News (Instrumental) *

  8. Big Man

  9. Juanita

  10. My Heart Cries For You

The Memphis Sound

  1. C.C. Rider *

  2. Finally Found Out *

  3. I Need Your Love *

  4. It’s Too Late

  5. Little Bit Sweet *

  6. My Baby Done Left Me *

  7. Rebound **

  8. Stay *

  9. The Wedding’s Over *

  10. Whirlwind *

*written by Charlie Rich
**written by Charlie Rich and Bill Justis


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