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ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS - FIRST TIME ON VINYL , 1-LP, 180 gram ,Vinyl-LP, 14 tracks,... more

Jerry Lee Lewis: In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl)

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS - FIRST TIME ON VINYL ,

1-LP, 180 gram ,Vinyl-LP, 14 tracks, Total playing time approx. 33:10 minutes.

  • NEW to LP – never released before 12'' vinyl albums!
  • For the first time in more than a generation: two entirely new vinyl Jerry Lee Lewis Sun LPs to celebrate!
  • A total of 28 stunningly different recordings, never been pressed onto vinyl before!
  • Containing different versions of songs such as It’ll be Me, Put Me Down, and Good Golly Miss Molly.
  • Plus ’alternates’ of his million selling rock hits from the ’50s.
  • Plus the top ten Sun International ’country comeback’ releases from the ’60s.
  • Perfectly mastered for vinyl reproduction.
  • Liner notes by Jerry Lee Lewis expert, Andrew McRae.

Sixty years in the making - and worth waiting for!

For the first time in more than a generation there are two entirely new vinyl Jerry Lee Lewis Sun LPs to celebrate!

Whilst many of the song titles may be well known, each album features no fewer than fourteen recordings which, until now, have never been pressed onto vinyl. The LPs include stunningly different versions of songs such as It’ll be Me, Put Me Down, and Good Golly Miss Molly, together with remarkable 'alternates' of Jerry Lee's million selling rock hits from the 1950s and the 'country comeback' top ten Sun International releases from a decade later.

Here is an opportunity to enjoy an authentic 'parallel' listening experience, to complement those precious original LP releases of more than fifty years ago. The twenty-eight tracks on two volumes selected for these new releases are quality recordings previously overlooked in re-issue programmes throughout the ensuing decades. They represent the very best of the newly discovered material featured in ’’Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Records: The Collected Works - What the hell else do you need?’’, Bear Family's comprehensive 18CD box set issued in November 2015, and all have now been further re-mastered specifically for vinyl.

The two LPs will also have a reassuringly familiar look to keen collectors of historic vinyl, with sleeve and label designs which echo those of Jerry Lee's classic original LP releases in Germany.

The first of the two albums, "From The Beginning", will be available late June, with "I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye" to follow in September 2017.

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS - FIRST TIME ON VINYL ,

TITELLISTUNG:

Side 1 ,

1 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On Version 1, Take 3 (Williams/David) ,2:45 ,
2 It'll Be Me Take 3 (Clement) 2:38 ,
3 Little Green Valley Take 3 (Robinson) 1:55 ,
4 Great Balls Of Fire Version 1, Take ,6 (Hammer/Blackwell) 1:52 ,
5 Down The Line Take 8 (Orbison) 2:05 ,
6 Breathless Take 5 (Blackwell) 2:39 ,
7 Put Me Down Take 5 (Janes) 2:02 ,

Side 2 ,

1 High School Confidential Version 1, Take 3 (Hargrave/Lewis) 2:22 ,
2 Sexy Ways (Carryin' On) Version 2, Take 1 (Ballard) 2:01 ,
3 Break Up Version 1, Take 7 (Rich) 2:27 ,
4 I'll Make It All Up To You Version 1, Take ,5 (Rich) 2:45 ,
5 I'll Sail My Ship Alone Take 2 (MuIlican/Mann/Glover/Thurston) 2:11 ,
6 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You Version 1, Take 1 (Williams) 2:14 ,
7 Lovin' Up A Storm Take 2 (Khent/Oixon) 1:54 ,

Article properties: Jerry Lee Lewis: In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl)

  • Interpret: Jerry Lee Lewis

  • Album titlle: In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2017
  • Price code BAF
  • Label Bear Family Productions

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 5397102180255

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Lewis, Jerry Lee - In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl) LP 1
01 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (alt. version 1, take 3)
02 It'll Be Me (alt. take 3)
03 Little Green Valley (alt. take 3)
04 Great Balls Of Fire (alt. version 1, take 6)
05 Down The Line (alt. take 8)
06 Breathless (alt. take 5)
07 Put Me Down (alt. take 5)
08 High School Confidential (alt. version 1, take 3)
09 Sexy Ways (Carryin' On) (alt. version 2, take 1)
10 Break Up (alt. version 1, take 7)
11 I'll Make It All Up to You (alt. version 1, take 5)
12 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (alt. take 8)
13 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (alt. version 1, take 1)
14 Lovin' Up A Storm (alt. take 2)
Jerry Lee Lewis rocks. Well, of course he does. "I come out feet first and been jumpin'... more
"Jerry Lee Lewis"

Jerry Lee Lewis rocks.

Well, of course he does. "I come out feet first and been jumpin' ever since," he has told interviewers for many years. He has been rocking for as long as most of us can remember, and now his face is a personal geography that speaks of the toll that rock 'n' roll can exact.

Rock 'n' roll music and the rock 'n' roll lifestyle; Jerry Lee has done as much as anyone to define both. The miles, the wives, the hits, the pills. He has lived and sung without compromise. Surely no one has damned the torpedoes more often, and lived to tell. He saw his career rise meteorically, plummet meteorically, and rise again.

True talent cannot be denied. "Other people," says Jerry, "they practice and they practice. These fingers of mine, they got brains in 'em. You don't TELL them what to do - THEY do it." There are but four stylists in music, he'll tell you: Jimmie Rodgers, Al Jolson, Hank Williams, and himself. It was a foregone conclusion that Jerry Lee Lewis would be a charter inductee to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

 

Jerry Lee Lewis & Sam Phillips

Fifty years ago as of this writing, Jerry Lee Lewis and his father, Elmo, drove up from Ferriday, Louisiana to see Mister Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Jerry Lee was sure that Phillips would understand him. He'd been turned away in Nashville, yet Phillips would see his potential. They were destined to come together: Lewis the former divinity student tortured by an unfathomable religion, and Phillips the former mortician's assistant who had persuaded unlettered country folk to give up their dead. Jerry Lee's indomitable mother, Mamie, had stopped him from listening to records because she didn't want him to sound like anyone else. Every day, Jerry Lee would pound the old Starck upright, slowly discovering something that was truly his.

A little boogie woogie, a little gospel, a little Hank Williams, and a little beerjoint blues. The Lewises lived in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Jerry Lee was born there on September 29, 1935. Six months after his cousin, Jimmy Swaggart. He was twenty-one when he arrived in Memphis. Telling the people at Sun Records that he played piano like Chet Atkins. Sam Phillips encouraged him to write songs, but the only tangible result was the B-side of his first record, End Of The Road.

Phillips copyrighted it without realizing that it had been loosely adapted from Ballard McDonald and James Handley's 1922 song At The End Of The Road. The only other song from Jerry Lee's pen on this collection is the monumentally egotistical Lewis Boogie. For Jerry, about Jerry, and by Jerry.  

 

SUN Records

Very quickly, Sam Phillips saw that, unlike Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis would interpret rather than write. He would reveal himself to us through the words of others. Phillips also understood that he must let Lewis plunder the musical reliquary in his head before encouraging him to return to the one song out of ten or twenty that held promise.

That's how Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On came to be recorded. Jerry Lee had probably heard Roy Hall play it at an after-hours club in Nashville (Hall claimed to be the mysterious co-writer 'Sunny David' although that seems very unlikely).

In the opening four bars, Jerry Lee Lewis and Sam Phillips made the piano into a percussion instrument. In feeding the signal back upon itself at just the right increment of tape delay. Phillips fattened the sound to the point that the record throbs with its own hypnotic life by the time J. M. Van Eaton's drums come in.

 

Jerry Lee's first hit

Van Eaton is exactly where he needs to be: it's textbook stuff, and Van Eaton wrote the textbook. In the two or so years that Jerry Lee had been fooling with Shakin', he had refashioned it in his image. Stripping away the opening couplet and inserting a half-spoken segment before storming back to close with a triumphant glissando. Wondrous and imperishable. It became Jerry Lee's second record and first hit. The record was pegging out half-way up the charts when Jerry made his first networked television appearance on 'The Steve Allen Show'. It was a landmark date in the history of rock 'n' roll; Sunday July 28, 1957.

He hammered the piano, eyes fixed above with messianic intensity. He glared at the camera with wild-eyed fury. "Whose barn? MAH barn!" Shakin' resumed its upward movement, eventually peaking at #3. The entertainment business realized that Jerry Lee was an up-and-coming act and he was offered a cameo movie appearance. It's a testament to his genius that he took a slight song manufactured for an equally slight movie, 'Jamboree,'and transformed it into one of the era's classics.

That song, of course, was Great Balls Of Fire. Carl Perkins and the movie's other stars had already turned it down, but it became Jerry Lee's defining moment. His biggest pop hit. Some claim to hear a rhythm guitar, but it's essentially Jerry Lee Lewis and drummer J. M. Van Eaton. If there's a third instrument, it's Sam Phillips' reverberation, adding depth and presence.

Great Balls Of Fire

Two New York-based R&B songwriters, Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer, had written Great Balls Of Fire and were offered a chance at the follow-up. Blackwell came up with Breathless while Hammer presented Milkshake Mademoiselle. Blackwell got the nod, and Milkshake Mademoiselle was left for wideeyed European researchers to find some fifteen years later. Blackwell's submission was yet another 'exclamation' song, and Sam Phillips engineered a promotional tie-in between television.

Host Dick Clark and Beechnut chewing gum in which kids could send in 50 cents and five Beechnut wrappers to receive a 'free' autographed copy of Breathless. Everyone at Sun's tiny operation, including lesser artists, were put to work autographing and mailing Jerry Lee's records. The television appearances jump-started the single, and it eventually rose to #7. Jerry Lee's last Top 20 hit was the title song for another quickie exploitation movie, 'High School Confidential'. Starring Mamie Van Doren (whose website has to be visited to be believed).

It was supposed to be an exposé of the high school drug problem. (yes there was a high school drug problem in 1958) The song was written by Ron Hargrave, a struggling MGM recording artist and protégé of Lou Costello (Hargrave can be seen in Abbott & Costello's last movie, 'Dance With Me Henry'). Try as he might, Hargrave couldn't quite work the title into the song, and had to surrender half of his writer's share to Jerry Lee. In the movie, Jerry performed the song on the back of a flatbed truck. It was released just as he left for a tour of England in May 1958.

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Customer evaluation for "In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl)"
15 Oct 2017

Purer Stoff!

Oldiemarkt 9/17 "Ein Fest für alle Liebhaber der Rock 'n' Roll Musik, ganz egal wie alt sie sind. Das ist der pure Stoff, der in den Fünfzigern die Leute vom Hocker riss und eine Revolution auslöste."

20 Aug 2017

Erstaunlich homogen

MINT # 14 "Die Songs wurden neu gemastert und klingen ziemlich hervorragend und erstaunlich homogen. Modern : Der beigelegte Downloadcode!"

24 Jul 2017

Pflichtkauf.

Vinyl, 3-17 "In Anbetracht der alten Aufnahmen ist die Klangqualität bestechend. Offenbar wurde hier gekonnt gemastert. Pflichtkauf für alle Rock 'n' Roll- Begeisterten und für Jerry-Lee-Lewis-Fans sowieso."

22 Jul 2017

New Jerry Lee LP

Great LP with alternative takes. Great sound.
Superb cover in the style of the first 60s German London LP.
Indispensable for any fan of Jerry Lee.

29 Jun 2017

Erstklassige Songs.

InMusic 6-7/17 "Hervorragend klingende "Alternative Versions" von Jerry Lee Lewis, dem Pionier des Rock 'n Roll und Rockabilly. Erstklassige Songs aus dem Zeitraum 1956-63."

19 Jun 2017

neue Jerry Lee LP!

da haben die Killer Freaks ganze Arbeit geleistet
mann hört das wie ein komplett neues Album
sound ist auch super gruss nach Hambergen

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Tracklist
Lewis, Jerry Lee - In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl) LP 1
01 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (alt. version 1, take 3)
02 It'll Be Me (alt. take 3)
03 Little Green Valley (alt. take 3)
04 Great Balls Of Fire (alt. version 1, take 6)
05 Down The Line (alt. take 8)
06 Breathless (alt. take 5)
07 Put Me Down (alt. take 5)
08 High School Confidential (alt. version 1, take 3)
09 Sexy Ways (Carryin' On) (alt. version 2, take 1)
10 Break Up (alt. version 1, take 7)
11 I'll Make It All Up to You (alt. version 1, take 5)
12 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (alt. take 8)
13 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (alt. version 1, take 1)
14 Lovin' Up A Storm (alt. take 2)