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Locust Years...And the Return to the Promised Land
     

The Locust Years...And the Return to the Promised Land

by Jerry Lee Lewis
 
Picking up where the eight-CD set Classic left off, the eight-CD box The Locust Years...and the Return to the Promised Land rivals its predecessor in musical quality. Tracing Jerry Lee Lewis' '60s career at Smash Records, the first two discs find the pianist trying to replicate his rock & roll success; while the performances were good, it was clear he

Overview

Picking up where the eight-CD set Classic left off, the eight-CD box The Locust Years...and the Return to the Promised Land rivals its predecessor in musical quality. Tracing Jerry Lee Lewis' '60s career at Smash Records, the first two discs find the pianist trying to replicate his rock & roll success; while the performances were good, it was clear he was out of touch with the times. During the third disc, he begins to concentrate on country music. The fourth, fifth, and sixth discs match his Sun recordings for consistently brilliant performances; several of the songs became big hits on the country charts, establishing him as a country star. The seventh disc chronicles an exciting unreleased show, while the eighth disc is an unexceptional interview. For dedicated Jerry Lee Lewis fans, The Locust Years is every bit as essential as Classic.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/29/1994
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127157836
catalogNumber:
15783
Rank:
312701

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  2. Crazy Arms
  3. Great Balls of Fire
  4. High School Confidential
  5. I'll Make It All up to You
  6. Break Up
  7. Down the Line
  8. Hit the Road Jack
  9. End of the Road
  10. Your Cheatin' Heart
  11. Wedding Bells
  12. Just Because
  13. Breathless
  14. He Took It Like a Man
  15. Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee
  16. Johnny B. Goode
  17. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
  18. You Went Out of Your Way (To Walk on Me)
  19. Pen and Paper
  20. The Hole He Said He'd Dig for Me
  21. The Hole He Said He'd Dig for Me
  22. You Win Again
  23. Fools Like Me
  24. Hit the Road Jack
  25. I'm on Fire
  26. I'm on Fire
  27. She Was My Baby (He Was My Friend)
  28. Bread and Butter Man
  29. I Bet You're Gonna Like It

Disc 2

  1. Got You on My Mind
  2. Mathilda
  3. Corrine, Corrina
  4. Sexy Ways
  5. The Wild Side of Life
  6. Flip Flop and Fly
  7. Don't Let Go
  8. Maybelline
  9. Roll over Beethoven
  10. Just in Time
  11. I Believe in You
  12. Herman the Hermit
  13. Baby, Hold Me Close
  14. Skid Row
  15. This Must Be the Place
  16. Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
  17. Seasons of My Heart
  18. Big Boss Man
  19. Too Young
  20. Danny Boy
  21. Crazy Arms
  22. City Lights
  23. Funny How Time Slips Away
  24. North to Alaska
  25. Walk Right In
  26. Wolverton Mountain
  27. King of the Road
  28. Detroit City

Disc 3

  1. Ring of Fire
  2. Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
  3. Green, Green Grass of Home
  4. Sticks and Stones
  5. What a Heck of a Mess
  6. Lincoln Limousine
  7. Rockin' Jerry Lee
  8. Memphis Beat
  9. The Urge
  10. Whenever You're Ready
  11. She Thinks I Still Care
  12. Memphis Beat
  13. Memphis Beat
  14. Twenty Four Hours a Day
  15. Twenty Four Hours a Day
  16. Swinging Doors
  17. Swinging Doors
  18. If I Had It All to Do Over
  19. If I Had It All to Do Over
  20. Just Dropped In
  21. It's a Hang Up Baby
  22. Holdin' On
  23. Hey! Baby
  24. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
  25. Treat Her Right
  26. Turn on Your Love Light
  27. Shotgun Man

Disc 4

  1. All the Good Is Gone
  2. Another Place, Another Time
  3. Walking the Floor over You
  4. I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
  5. Break My Mind
  6. Play Me a Song I Can Cry To
  7. Before the Next Teardrop Falls
  8. All Night Long
  9. We Live in Two Different Worlds
  10. What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)
  11. On the Back Row
  12. Slipping Around
  13. She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left of Me)
  14. Today I Started Loving You Again
  15. Louisiana Man
  16. There Stands the Glass
  17. I Can't Have a Merry Christmas, Mary (Without You)
  18. Out of My Mind
  19. I Can't Get over You
  20. Listen, They're Playing My Song
  21. Echoes
  22. Release Me
  23. Let's Talk About Us
  24. To Make Love Sweeter for You

Disc 5

  1. Don't Let Me Cross Over
  2. Born to Lose
  3. You Belong to Me
  4. Oh, Lonesome Me
  5. Sweet Dreams
  6. Cold, Cold Heart
  7. Fraulein
  8. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?
  9. Four Walls
  10. It Makes No Difference Now
  11. I Love You Because
  12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  13. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  14. More and More
  15. One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)
  16. Burning Memories
  17. Mom and Dad's Waltz
  18. Pick Me up on Your Way Down
  19. Heartaches by the Number
  20. I Can't Stop Loving You
  21. My Blue Heaven
  22. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight

Disc 6

  1. Jackson
  2. Sweet Thang
  3. He'll Have to Go
  4. You've Still Got a Place in My Heart
  5. I Get the Blues When It Rains
  6. Gotta Travel On
  7. Milwaukee, Here I Come
  8. Cryin' Time
  9. Roll over Beethoven
  10. Secret Places
  11. Don't Take It out on Me
  12. Earth up Above (Grand Ole Moon up Above)
  13. Waiting for a Train
  14. Love for All Seasons
  15. She Even Woke Me up to Say Goodbye
  16. When the Grass Grows over Me
  17. Wine Me Up
  18. Since I Met You Baby
  19. Workin' Man Blues
  20. Once More with Feeling
  21. In Loving Memories
  22. You Went out of Your Way (To Walk on Me)
  23. My Only Claim to Fame
  24. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  25. In Loving Memories
  26. Once More with Feeling

Disc 7

  1. Intro
  2. Little Queenie
  3. Blue Suede Shoes
  4. How's My Ex Treating You
  5. Johnny B. Goode
  6. Crazy Arms
  7. Green, Green Grass of Home
  8. Lovin' up a Storm
  9. Mean Woman Blues
  10. What'd I Say, Pts. 1 & 2/Closing

Disc 8

  1. Interview

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Lee Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano,Electric Guitar,Harpsichord,Leader,Vocals
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Lloyd Green   Steel Guitar
Martin Katahn   Violin
Brenton Banks   Violin
George Binkley   Violin
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Larry Butler   Organ,Piano
Kenny Buttrey   Drums
Marvin Chantry   Viola
Gene Chrisman   Percussion,Drums
Dolores Edgin   Vocals
Solie Fott   Violin
Charlie Freeman   Guitar
Noel Gilbert   Violin
John Hanken   Drums
Herman Hawkins   Bass
Lillian Hunt   Violin
Jerry Kennedy   Guitar,Leader
Mike Leech   Bass
Kenneth Lovelace   Fiddle,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Vocals
June Page   Vocals
Ray Phillips   Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Organ,Piano
Pete Shannon   Guitar
Jerry Shook   Guitar
Morris "Tarp" Tarrant   Percussion,Drums
Reggie Young   Guitar
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Vocals
Herman Wade   Guitar
Marilyn Harman   Drums
Priscilla Ann Hubbard   Vocals
Bob Moore   Bass
Nino Ravarino   Violin
John Allen   Guitar
Edward DeBruhl   Bass
Joan Gilbert   Violin
Jerry Reed Hubbard   Guitar
Linda Gail Lewis   Vocals
William Guilford Wright   Vocals
Joseph T. Babcock   Vocals

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Paul Clayton   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Bruce Channel   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Jack Clement   Producer
Paul Craft   Composer
Sunny David   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Illustrations
A. Greisham   Composer
Lee Hays   Composer
Fred Hellerman   Composer
Jerry Kennedy   Producer
Eddie Kilroy   Producer
Dennis Lambert   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Allen Reynolds   Composer
Shelby Singleton   Composer,Producer
Hank Williams   Composer
Norris Wilson   Composer
Dave Williams   Composer
Sam Phillips   Composer
Glen Garrison   Composer
Linda Gail Lewis   Composer
Michael Ochs   Illustrations
Bill Millar   Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer,Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Jean Louis Rancurel   Illustrations
Hans Peter Zdrenka   Illustrations
Bo Berglind   Illustrations
Dave Lazar   Composer
Neil Levenson   Composer
Dickey Lee Lipscomb   Composer
Joseph Scott   Composer
Mary Jean Shurtz   Composer
Margaret Cobb   Composer
Larry Ehrlich   Composer
Marion Turner   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Charlie Williams   Composer
Ron Hargrave   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Marti Afflech   Illustrations
Chilton Price   Composer
Cecil Harrelson   Composer
Milton Addington   Composer
Russ Hull   Composer
Dottie Bruce   Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer

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