Essential Jerry Lee Lewis: The Sun Sessions

Essential Jerry Lee Lewis: The Sun Sessions

by Jerry Lee Lewis
     
 

RCA/Legacy's 2013 collection The Essential Jerry Lee Lewis: The Sun Sessions digs deep into the Killer's earliest years, offering 40 peerless sides from his time at Sam Phillips' legendary Memphis studio. Anybody just looking for the hits -- "Crazy Arms," "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On," "Great Balls of Fire," "Breathless," "HighSee more details below

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RCA/Legacy's 2013 collection The Essential Jerry Lee Lewis: The Sun Sessions digs deep into the Killer's earliest years, offering 40 peerless sides from his time at Sam Phillips' legendary Memphis studio. Anybody just looking for the hits -- "Crazy Arms," "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On," "Great Balls of Fire," "Breathless," "High School Confidential" -- will find this to be too much, but their needs are well-served elsewhere in the countless compilations of these basics. This does something better: it offers a detailed portrait of Jerry Lee's immense talents as an interpreter and song stylist, illustrating how he could bend country, gospel, blues, R&B, and even Elvis tunes to sound like he was the guy who sang the song first. Yes, this could be heard on Bear Family's seminal 1989 box Classic, but that eight-disc box demands effort. At 40 songs and two discs, The Essential Jerry Lee Lewis speeds on by, dazzling listeners with the depth and breadth of the Killer's classic work. This doesn't tell his whole story -- his Smash/Mercury sides are wonderful in a very different way -- but there was a real need for a collection that explored the Sun sessions in a thorough yet invigorating fashion, which this essential Essential surely does.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2013
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0888837060929
catalogNumber:
370609
Rank:
24388

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Crazy Arms
  2. End Of The Road
  3. Goodnight Irene
  4. Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
  5. Sixty Minute Man
  6. Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On
  7. It'll Be Me
  8. Lewis Boogie
  9. When The Saints Go Marchin' In
  10. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
  11. Ubangi Stomp
  12. You Win Again
  13. Mean Woman Blues
  14. Great Balls Of Fire
  15. Milkshake Mademoiselle
  16. Breathless
  17. Good Rockin' Tonight
  18. Jailhouse Rock
  19. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
  20. Big Legged Woman

Disc 2

  1. Hello, Hello Baby
  2. Fools Like Me
  3. Put Me Down
  4. High School Confidential
  5. Wild One (Real Wild Child)
  6. Breakup
  7. Big Blon' Baby
  8. Lovin' Up A Storm
  9. Hillbilly Fever
  10. Let's Talk About Us
  11. Old Black Joe
  12. What'd I Say
  13. It Won't Happen With Me
  14. Cold Cold Heart
  15. Waiting For A Train
  16. One Minute Past Eternity
  17. Invitation To Your Party
  18. I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye
  19. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  20. Setting The Woods on Fire

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Lee Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano
Ed Bruce   Background Vocals
Hank Garland   Guitar
Charlie Rich   Background Vocals
Roy Orbison   Background Vocals
Scotty Moore   Guitar
Cliff Acred   Bass
Jack Clement   Background Vocals
Buddy Harman   Drums
Herman Hawkins   Bass
Kelso Herston   Guitar
Roland Janes   Guitar,Background Vocals
Leo Lodner   Bass
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Billy Lee Riley   Guitar
Brad Suggs   Guitar
J.M. Van Eaton   Drums
Marvin Hughes   Organ
Al Jackson   Drums
Bob Moore   Bass
J.W. Brown   Bass
Bobby Thompson   Background Vocals
Bob Strong   Background Vocals
Lee Holt   Background Vocals
Shirley Sisk   Organ
Alice Rumple   Background Vocals
Gene Lowery Singers   Background Vocals
Morris Tarrant   Drums
Vernon Drake   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ray Charles   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Colin Escott   Photo Courtesy
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Ralph Mooney   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Mark Wilder   Mastering
Hank Williams   Composer
Mark Larson   Art Direction
Claude Demetrius   Composer
Robert Gordon   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
J.L. Lewis   Arranger,Composer
V. Horton   Composer
Hurshel Wiginton   Director

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