Southern Roots

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Masterminded by fellow Louisiana wildman Huey P. Meaux, Southern Roots wasn't a hit but it turned into a legend, roundly acknowledged as the Killer's last great stand, which is why it's been reissued many times over the years. Bear Family, which included the album as part of its massive 2000 box Mercury Smashes…And Rockin' Sessions, assembled the deepest excavation of the Southern Roots sessions in 2013 with their double-disc set Southern Roots: The Original Sessions, which contains the original ten-track LP and nine further completed outtakes from the sessions, plus an additional CD of studio chatter and alternate takes. Almost all of this second disc consists ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Masterminded by fellow Louisiana wildman Huey P. Meaux, Southern Roots wasn't a hit but it turned into a legend, roundly acknowledged as the Killer's last great stand, which is why it's been reissued many times over the years. Bear Family, which included the album as part of its massive 2000 box Mercury Smashes…And Rockin' Sessions, assembled the deepest excavation of the Southern Roots sessions in 2013 with their double-disc set Southern Roots: The Original Sessions, which contains the original ten-track LP and nine further completed outtakes from the sessions, plus an additional CD of studio chatter and alternate takes. Almost all of this second disc consists of Jerry Lee alone at the piano, running through songs then either bitching about them or finding some other manner of distraction. Some of the asides are funny and it's enjoyable to hear him so stripped down, but it's also a bit of a slog; then again, it's quite clearly not meant for general consumption -- you're eavesdropping on a session, which is appealing enough for diehards to hear once. For the rest of us, the real treasure on Southern Roots: The Original Sessions are those nine extra cuts on disc one, all but one a song not present on the finished album (there's also a fast version of "Hold On I'm Coming," taken at a slower speed on the finished product). A couple of these have trickled out elsewhere but most have not, and they're all of considerably high quality, capable of slipping onto the finished album without anybody being the wiser. Perhaps it's not a revolutionary revelation, but it is more of the Killer surfing a latter-day prime, and that is enough to warrant either a listen or a purchase from the devoted.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2013
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5397102173127
  • Catalog Number: 0217312
  • Sales rank: 60,559

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Lee Lewis Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Steve Cropper Guitar
Carl Perkins Guitar
Augie Meyers Harmonica, Vocals, Vox Organ
Tony Joe White Guitar
James Brown Organ
Paul Cannon Guitar
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
Jack Hale Trombone
Herman Hawkins Bass
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Mark Lindsay Saxophone
Ed Logan Trombone
Andrew Love Saxophone
Kenneth Lovelace Guitar
James Mitchell Horn
Jimmy Tarbutton Guitar
Morris "Tarp" Tarrant Drums
William Taylor Trumpet
Joel Williams Drums
J.L. "Marty" Morrison Organ
Sugar Sweets Choir, Chorus
Tommy Cathy Bass
Ali Jackson Jr. Drums
Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. Percussion
Charles Owens Steel Guitar
Rus Carlton Saxophone
Technical Credits
Rosco Gordon Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis Composer
Doug Sahm Composer
Tony Joe White Composer
Richard Carpenter Composer
Charlie Daniels Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Al Lewis Composer
Huey P. Meaux Composer, Producer
David Porter Composer
Vincent Rose Composer
Larry Stock Composer
Jimmy Tarbutton Engineer
James West Composer
Andrew Wright Composer
Jerry Moore Composer
Mack Vickery Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Tape Research
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Calvin Lewis Composer
Lou Willie Turner Composer
Earl "Kit" Carson Composer
Robert Geddins Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Churchill Kohlman Composer
Mychael Gerstenberger Artwork
Hank Davis Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Hart Pease Danks Composer
Ronnie Capone Engineer
Sam Malbuch Photo Restoration
Chris Zwarg Mastering
E.E. Rexford Composer
Lonnie Bice Engineer
Dennis "Crash" Collins Engineer
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