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Gold

by Jerry Lee Lewis
     
 
Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" had a powerful effect when it first hit the national airwaves in 1957. Elvis was one thing, but this was a dangerously deranged, lustful single from an absolute wild man who seemed to understand instinctively what rock & roll was really about -- sex and attitude -- and had the balls and fervor to

Overview

Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" had a powerful effect when it first hit the national airwaves in 1957. Elvis was one thing, but this was a dangerously deranged, lustful single from an absolute wild man who seemed to understand instinctively what rock & roll was really about -- sex and attitude -- and had the balls and fervor to give his performance plenty of both. Other songs Lewis released in this same period like "Breathless," "Great Balls of Fire," and "High School Confidential" were cut from the same combustible cloth, all delivered with gospel intensity and each one cut at Sam Phillips' now legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. All of these songs are here in this double-disc set, along with material from Lee's slightly more sedate post-Sun and more country-tinged period with Smash Records like "She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye" through later releases for the Mercury and Elektra imprints. The end result is a nice introduction to Lewis' fascinating mix of early rock & roll, piano boogies, blues pieces, sexed-up gospel, and straight-out country that runs from his here-I-am-folks "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On" Sun single from 1957 through a fine Smash LP cover version of Merle Haggard's "Workin' Man's Blues" from 1970 to his late Electra single "I'll Do It Again," which hit in the lower ends of the country charts in 1982. The most exciting stuff, obviously, hails from his incendiary start with Sun Records, which will always remain the heart of Lewis' legacy, but for including the rest of the story, as the saying goes, this set is well worth checking out at a decent price.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0602517676497
catalogNumber:
001115802

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. End of the Road
  2. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On
  3. It'll Be Me
  4. Great Balls of Fire
  5. You Win Again
  6. Breathless
  7. High School Confidential
  8. Lewis Boogie
  9. What'd I Say
  10. Your Cheatin' Heart
  11. Another Place Another Time
  12. What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser of Me)
  13. She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left of Me)
  14. To Make Love Sweeter for You
  15. Workin' Man's Blues
  16. Don't Let Me Cross Over
  17. One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)
  18. She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye

Disc 2

  1. Once More with Feeling
  2. There Must Be More to Love Than This
  3. Touching Home
  4. Me and Bobby McGee
  5. Would You Take Another Chance on Me
  6. Chantilly Lace
  7. Think About It Darlin'
  8. Drinking Wine Spo-Dee O'Dee
  9. No Headstone on My Grave
  10. Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough
  11. He Can't Fill My Shoes
  12. A Damn Good Country Song
  13. Let's Put It Back Together Again
  14. Middle Age Crazy
  15. Rockin' My Life Away
  16. Over the Rainbow
  17. Thirty Nine and Holding
  18. I'd Do It All Again

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Lee Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Linda Gail Lewis   Vocals

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Mickey Newbury   Composer
Charlie Rich   Composer
Shel Silverstein   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Eddie Dean   Composer
Hal Blair   Composer
Jerry Chesnut   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Tony Colton   Producer,Audio Production
Colin Escott   Source Material
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Doug Gilmore   Composer
Jack Hammer   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Bones Howe   Producer,Audio Production
Jerry Kennedy   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Stan Kesler   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Eddie Kilroy   Producer,Audio Production
Sticks McGhee   Composer
Andy McKaie   Producer
A.L. Owens   Composer
Bill Rice   Composer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Steve Rowland   Producer,Audio Production
Glenn Sutton   Composer
Sonny Throckmorton   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Sam Phillips   Producer,Audio Production
Frank Dycus   Composer
Jerry Foster   Composer
Mack Vickery   Composer
Joel Whitburn   Source Material
Martin Hawkins   Source Material
Nick Tosches   Source Material
Thomas LaVerne   Composer
Dearest Dean   Composer
Ron Hargrave   Composer
Larry Kingston   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Bill Taylor   Composer
Penny Jay   Composer
David "Curly" Williams   Composer
Siggi Loch   Audio Production

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