Jerry Lee Lewis - Up Through The Years (Import) (CD)


Jerry Lee's distinctive version of Ray Price's "Crazy Arms" was his Sun debut, but it was his second single, a revival of Roy Hall's "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" in 1957 that propelled him to international fame. The record, which was initially banned as obscene, narrowly missed the top of the US chart. He stole the show from many other stars in the film Jamboree in which he sang the classic "Great Balls Of Fire." He kept up the barrage of rowdy and unadulterated rock with "Breathless," which, like its predecessor, had been written by Otis Blackwell. He arrived in Britain for a tour in 1958, accompanied by his third wife, Myra, who was also his 13-year-old second cousin. The tour had to be cancelled after only three concerts. The furor followed Lewis home and support for him in his homeland also waned. His last big hit of the 50s was the title song from his film High School Confidential. After a decade playing rock 'n' roll, Lewis decided to concentrate on country material in 1968. He also kept the rock 'n' roll flag flying by playing revival shows around the world. Lewis was one of the first people inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986. Tragedy, scandal and, above all, rock 'n' roll have seldom played such an intrinsic role in one musician's life.

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Jerry Lee's distinctive version of Ray Price's "Crazy Arms" was his Sun debut, but it was his second single, a revival of Roy Hall's "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" in 1957 that propelled him to international fame. The record, which was initially banned as obscene, narrowly missed the top of the US chart. He stole the show from many other stars in the film Jamboree in which he sang the classic "Great Balls Of Fire." He kept up the barrage of rowdy and unadulterated rock with "Breathless," which, like its predecessor, had been written by Otis Blackwell. He arrived in Britain for a tour in 1958, accompanied by his third wife, Myra, who was also his 13-year-old second cousin. The tour had to be cancelled after only three concerts. The furor followed Lewis home and support for him in his homeland also waned. His last big hit of the 50s was the title song from his film High School Confidential. After a decade playing rock 'n' roll, Lewis decided to concentrate on country material in 1968. He also kept the rock 'n' roll flag flying by playing revival shows around the world. Lewis was one of the first people inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986. Tragedy, scandal and, above all, rock 'n' roll have seldom played such an intrinsic role in one musician's life.

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Bear Family (Germany)

Release date

July 1991

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CD

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XGC-9T9-HLB-6

Tracks

Disk 1

  1. End Of The Road
  2. Crazy Arms
  3. It'll Be Me
  4. Whole Lot Of Shaking Goin' On
  5. You Win Again
  6. Mean Woman Blues
  7. Great Balls Of Fire
  8. Down The Line
  9. Breathless
  10. Don't Be Cruel
  11. Put Me Down
  12. Break Up
  13. I'll Make It All Up To You
  14. I'll Sail My Ship Alone
  15. Lovin' Up A Storm
  16. Big Blon' Baby
  17. Night Train To Memphis
  18. Little Queenie
  19. John Henry
  20. Livin' Lovin' Wreck
  21. What'd I Say
  22. Cold Cold Heart
  23. Sweet Little Sixteen
  24. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia



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