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    Complete Million Dollar Quartet, The

    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.

    Tracklisting:

    01. Instrumental
    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
    08. Paralyzed
    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
    Essential: yes

    Content: 8.5
    Sound: 7.5
    Artwork: 7.5
    Last edited by Sonny; 07-29-2009 at 08:18 AM.

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    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

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    Thanks for the quick reply my friend!

    It is a great one!

    Sonny

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    It is a very good cd! I Love it!
    I did it my way.

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    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.

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    Very good album and the sound is super

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisarose View Post
    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.
    Its my understanding that Johnny Cash left pretty soon after the picture around the piano was taken. He actually missed most of the jam session.

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    I have the cd,is very original.

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    This is a very nice cd....I enjoy relax listening to it.....
    "Elvis music is how feelings sounds like"

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    Overrated jam session. I listened a couple of times. Now it sits on my shelf.

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    I love this gospel sessions!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    great recordings i dont want to miss them in my collection

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    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

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    Re: Complete Million Dollar Quartet, The

    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!

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    Re: Complete Million Dollar Quartet, The

    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.
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    i have this Album in the new quality release and the sound is superb....it knocks the charly label version out of the water.

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    Re: Complete Million Dollar Quartet, The

    I have the Sony BMG release from about 10 years ago. Is this new version better fidelity?
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