Killer Live (1964-1970)

The Killer Live (1964-1970)

by Jerry Lee Lewis
     
 
Hip-O Select's triple-disc 2012 set The Killer Live (1964-1970) fills a bit of a gap in Jerry Lee's archival discography by rounding up his four officially released live albums for Smash and Mercury: Live at the Star Club, Hamburg and The Greatest Live Show on Earth, both released in 1964; By Request: More of the Greatest Live Show on Earth

Overview

Hip-O Select's triple-disc 2012 set The Killer Live (1964-1970) fills a bit of a gap in Jerry Lee's archival discography by rounding up his four officially released live albums for Smash and Mercury: Live at the Star Club, Hamburg and The Greatest Live Show on Earth, both released in 1964; By Request: More of the Greatest Live Show on Earth from 1966; and Live at the International, Las Vegas in 1970. The Killer Live expands these four LP by adding 16 bonus tracks, ten of which are previously unreleased, all of which are equally as good as the finished albums -- and that means they're terrific, as good as rock & roll music gets. That is particularly true of Live at the Star Club, by many measures a serious contender for the best live album ever made, and if the other three records aren't quite as galvanizing as this furious set -- so heated that the Killer berates his backing band the Nashville Teens for not quite keeping up -- well, that's an unfair comparison as so few sets could measure up. The two Greatest Live Show on Earth LPs and Live at the International showcases are different affairs. The Greatest Live Show LPs are a shade less frenzied but in a similar vein to Star Club -- they're hard rock & roll albums tempered with a bit of R&B and country. Conversely, the Vegas LP appropriately showcases a Killer with a bit more showbiz pizzazz, rooted in country -- his big hits are bypassed in favor of his honky tonk late-'60s hits and his covers, both classic ("San Antonio Rose") and contemporary (Tom T. Hall's "The Ballad of Forty Dollars"), are country -- but given a slightly splashy rocking spin, all sounding unmistakably like Jerry Lee, just like the harder-rocking boogie of a few years earlier does. There's not a bad performance here -- it's all on a sliding scale from great to transcendent, so don't let the transportive stuff let you overlook the merely excellent music. Just bask in the glory of the Killer and enjoy every precious note on this superb set.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2012
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0602527993140
catalogNumber:
001674902

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Mean Woman Blues
  2. High School Confidential
  3. Money
  4. Matchbox
  5. What'd I Say
  6. Great Balls of Fire
  7. Good Golly Miss Molly
  8. Lewis Boogie
  9. Your Cheatin' Heart
  10. Hound Dog
  11. Long Tall Sally
  12. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On
  13. Down the Line
  14. Jenny Jenny
  15. Who Will the Next Fool Be
  16. Memphis
  17. Houng Dog
  18. Mean Woman Blues
  19. High Heel Sneakers
  20. No Particular Place to Go
  21. Together Again
  22. Long Tall Sally
  23. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Disc 2

  1. Introduction
  2. Little Queenie
  3. How's My Ex Treating You
  4. Johnny B. Goode
  5. Green Green Grass of Home
  6. What's I Say, Pt. 2
  7. You Win Again
  8. I'll Sail My Ship Alone
  9. Cryin' Time
  10. Money
  11. Roll Over Beethoven
  12. She Even Woke Me to Say Goodbye
  13. Jambalaya
  14. She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left of Me)
  15. Drinkin' Champagne
  16. San Antonio Rose
  17. Once More with Feeling
  18. Band Introductions
  19. When You Wore a Tulip
  20. Take These Chains from My Heart
  21. The Ballad of Forty Dollars
  22. Flip, Flop and Fly

Disc 3

  1. Blue Suede Shoes
  2. Crazy Arms
  3. Lovin' Up a Storm
  4. Mean Woman Blues
  5. What I'd Say, Pts. 1-2
  6. Down the Line/I'm Movin' On
  7. Shoeshine Man
  8. Invitation to Your Party
  9. San Antonio Rose
  10. Homecoming
  11. Once More with Feeling
  12. Stagger Lee
  13. Got You on My Mind Again
  14. Great Balls of Fire
  15. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Lee Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano
Charlie Freeman   Guitar
John Hanken   Drums
Herman Hawkins   Bass
Kenny Lovelace   Fiddle,Guitar,Background Vocals
Ray Phillips   Bass
Morris "Tarp" Tarrant   Drums
Edward DeBruhl   Bass
Linda Gail Lewis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter Shannon   Guitar
John Allen   Guitar
Jerry Lee Lewis   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Neil Gail Davis   Steel Guitar
Larry Allan Nichols   Organ
James Albert "Buck" Hutcheson   Guitar
David "Dan" Daniels   Organ

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Mickey Newbury   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Charlie Rich   Composer
Shel Silverstein   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Lloyd Price   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Henry Bernard   Composer
Roy Dea   Producer
Mike Fink   Art Direction
Doug Gilmore   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Jack Hammer   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
Jerry Kennedy   Producer
Stan Kesler   Composer
Ralph Mooney   Composer
Curly Putman   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Glenn Sutton   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Mitchell Cohen   Liner Notes
Luther Dixon   Composer
Linda Gail Lewis   Duet
Richard Penniman   Composer
Nick Tosches   Source Material
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Janie Bradford   Composer
Claude Demetrius   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Harold Logan   Composer
Jack Mahoney   Composer
Lois Mann   Composer
Vic McAlpin   Composer
Henry Thurston   Composer
Lou Willie Turner   Composer
Morry Burns   Composer
Robert Gordon   Source Material
Ron Hargrave   Composer
Michele Horie   Producer,Art Direction
Bill Taylor   Composer
Clarence E. "Hank" Snow   Composer
David "Curly" Williams   Composer
Siggi Loch   Producer
Jo Almeida   Photo Coordination
Charles Calhoun   Composer
Bill Mack Smith   Composer
Teresa Tsuzaki   Licensing
Joe Bonomo   Source Material
Charles Seals   Composer
Sujata Murthy   Publicity
Allyson Khant   Composer
Sonny David   Composer
Percy Wenricht   Composer

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