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Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
Various Artists

Wea/London/Sire
(US release date October 16, 2001)

  1. That's All Right Mama (Paul McCartney)
  2. Mystery Train (Jeff Beck & Chrissie Hynde)
  3. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It (Jimmy Page & Robert Plant)
  4. Blue Suede Shoes (Johnny Hallyday)
  5. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Elton John)
  6. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Tom Petty)
  7. Sitting on Top of the World (Van Morrison & Carl Perkins)
  8. Don't Be Cruel (Brian Ferry)
  9. Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache (Bob Dylan)
  10. Walkin' in the Rain (Eric Clapton)
  11. Lonely Weekend (Matchbox 20)
  12. Who Will the Next Fool Be? (Sheryl Crow)
  13. It Wouldn't Be the Same Without You (Chris Isaak)
  14. I Walk the Line (Live)
  15. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (The Howling Diablos & Kid Rock)
  16. You Win Again (Mandy Barnett with the Jordanaires)

Review by Bill Holdship:
Most of the artists on this tribute to Sam Phillips's legendary Memphis label have chosen to cover the rockabilly hits. It isn't until a genuine Sun rockabilly artist--the late Carl Perkins--makes an appearance, joining Van Morrison for Howlin' Wolf's "Sittin' on Top of the World," that things briefly get bluesy. Instead, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Chrissie Hynde, Tom Petty, and Bryan Ferry all offer up loving, note-for-note recreations of early Elvis tunes, even if it was Jerry Lee Lewis, not Elvis, who recorded a cover of "Don't Be Cruel" (Ferry's tune) for Sun.

But Elton John and Mandy Barrett both do The Killer (Lewis) proud here, as Sheryl Crow later does for Charlie Rich, and Led Zep's Page & Plant do for Sonny Burgess. Especially marvelous is Bob Dylan's subtle and, at times, hilarious take on Warren Smith's "Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache." It's a career highlight and every bit as enchanting as Robert Gordon's '70s cover version. Like the label itself, there are more hits than misses here.

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