The mighty BIG JIM SULLIVAN was by far the most innovative, influential guitarist of the first generation of British Rock & Rollers.
He carved out a big reputation leading Marty Wilde's celebrated Wildcats at the age of only seventeen, and was established as the UK's first-choice session guitarist before he was twenty-one.
This unique compilation presents thirty-three killer sides recorded between 1960-62, on which Jim played lead guitar, either as an ensemble group member or session player.
Groups include the Big Jim Sullivan Combo, The Krew Kats, The Tom Cats and The Nashville Five, while some of the big names he can be found backing include the aforementioned Wilde, Billy Fury, Johnny Kidd, Gene Vincent, Adam Faith, Eden Kane, Alexis Korner, Shane Fenton, Mike Berry, Michael Cox, Danny Rivers and The Allisons.
Also included is an exceptionally rare live solo instrumental, taken from a 'Saturday Club' broadcast.
Several of these will be a surprise to collectors who are not fully au fait with Big Jim's extra-curricular career.
1. THE BIG JIM SULLIVAN COMBO - YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT
2. THE KREW KATS - TRAMBONE
3. BILLY FURY - COLLETTE
4. THE TOM CATS - TOM TOM CAT
5. MARTY WILDE - TOMORROW'S CLOWN
6. THE FABULOUS FLEE-RAKKERS - GREEN JEANS
7. JIMMY POWELL - SUGAR BABE (Part 2)
8. THE KREW KATS - SAMOVAR
9. EDEN KANE - I DON'T KNOW WHY
10. JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN - DIAMONDS
11. JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES - PLEASE DON'T BRING ME DOWN
12. TONY HATCH - OUT OF THIS WORLD
13. MICHAEL COX - SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN
14. THE KREW KATS - PEAK HOUR
15. GERRY TEMPLE - NO MORE TOMORROWS
16. THE NASHVILLE FIVE - MORE LIKE NASHVILLE
17. MARTY WILDE - JEZEBEL
18. THE KREW KATS - THE BAT
19. MIKE BERRY & THE OUTLAWS - TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY
20. THE NASHVILLE FIVE - LIKE NASHVILLE
21. DANNY RIVERS - CAN'T YOU HEAR MY HEART
22. THE KREW KATS - JACK'S GOOD
23. ADAM FAITH - LONESOME
24. JET HARRIS - BESAME MUCHO
25. GENE VINCENT & THE WILDCATS - SUMMERTIME (live)
26. BIG JIM SULLIVAN - BIG GUITAR (live)
27. SHANE FENTON & THE FENTONES - IT'S ALL OVER NOW
28. THE NASHVILLE FIVE - STAND UP AND SAY THAT
29. THE ALLISONS - LESSONS IN LOVE
30. JOHNNY KEATING - THEME FROM Z CARS
31. CRAIG DOUGLAS - OH LONESOME ME
32. ALEXIS KORNER'S BLUES INCORPORATED - GOTTA MOVE
33. THE BIG JIM SULLIVAN COMBO FEATURING JACKIE ATOM - HOT HISS OF STEAM