I have this CD and it's a great one.
Short introduction: by now we probably all know about this MDQ Session. It was was taped by Sam Philips on December 4th, 1956, when Elvis decided to visit Sun Studios and met his friends: Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. It resulted in a jam of superstars for the very first time in history and these guys performed (or at least tried to) their favorite music: rock and roll and of course gospel.
Part of this music already got realeased on the Charly label in slightly lesser sound quality. To me this music presents us with some guys doing what they like best, it's great fun to hear them talk and fool around.
This new (2006) release gives us this historic jam in it's entirety and original sequence.
02. Love Me Tender (instrumental)
03. Jingle Bells (instrumental)
04. White Christmas (instrumental)
05. Reconsider Baby
06. Don't Be Cruel
07. Don't Be Cruel
09. Don't Be Cruel
10. There's No Place Like Home
11. When The Saint's Go Marching In
12. Softly And Tenderly
13. When God Dips His Love In My Heart
14. Just A Little Talk With Jesus
15. Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley
16. I Shall Not Be Moved
17. Peace In The Valley
18. Down By The Riverside
19. I'm With The Crowd But Oh So Alone
20. Farther Along
21. Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand)
22. On The Jericho Road
23. I Just Can't Make It By Myself
24. Little Cabin On The Hill
25. Summertime Is Past And Gone
26. I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
27. Sweetheart You've Done Me Wrong
28. Keeper Of The Key
29. Crazy Arms
30. Don't Forbid Me
31. Too Much Monkey Business
32. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
33. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
34. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
35. Don't Forbid Me
36. You Belong To My Heart
37. Is It So Strange
38. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
39. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
40. Rip It Up
41. I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
42. Crazy Arms
43. That's My Desire
44. End Of The Road
45. Black Bottom Stomp
46. You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
47. Elvis Says Goodbye
CD Released: 2006
Last edited by Sonny; 07-29-2009 at 08:18 AM.
I have this CD and it's a great one.
Some of you all never been down South too much...
I'm gonna tell you a little story, so you'll understand where I'm talking about
Thanks for the quick reply my friend!
It is a great one!
It is a very good cd! I Love it!
I did it my way.
I bought the Charly label CD, not realizing it was a different one. I wish I had known about this webpage at the time. I do enjoy that Cd, though, I love the chatter & fellowship. I wish that I could hear Johnny Cash, but he is included in the conversations. Thanks for your review.
Very good album and the sound is super
This is a very nice cd....I enjoy relax listening to it.....
"Elvis music is how feelings sounds like"
Overrated jam session. I listened a couple of times. Now it sits on my shelf.
I love this gospel sessions!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great recordings i dont want to miss them in my collection
I don't believe that the full recording has been released
they were supposed to be there for hours
Johnny Cash isn't on any of the recordings I've heard
I have three different versions of these tapes
I have to admit I was a little let down when I first heard some of the MDQ tapes I got a vinyl record of it in about 1983-84 it was an overseas release that somehow got into a Record Bar. I had expected a few more whole songs and not so much jumping around-but thats what a jam session is.
Work in Progress!
One of the greatest jam sessions ever recorded!!! It's a must have for everyone who's interested in the music of SUN, ELvis, etc.
The great mystery will ever be if Johnny Cash appeared or not. Carl Perkins said no, Johnny Cash himself said he did.
"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible.“
i have this Album in the new quality release and the sound is superb....it knocks the charly label version out of the water.
I have the Sony BMG release from about 10 years ago. Is this new version better fidelity?
"If you don't want me to be cold as ice......, treat me nice!"