The Legendary Sun Classics
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Carl Perkins' legacy has long been defined by the Sun legends he is not: Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This shortchanges an artist who is every bit their equal. Seriously. In addition to helping invent rockabilly, Perkins was one of the earliest examples of the rock 'n' roll songwriter, something neither Presley nor Lewis can lay claim to. In the mid to late 1950s he penned a handful of stone-cold classics, including "Honey Don't," "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby," "Matchbox" and, of course, "Blue Suede Shoes." Crank this and bask in the glow of an American master.