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1-CD (Digipak) with 24-page booklet, 27 tracks. Total playing time approx. 72 minutes.... more

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Ballads Of Jerry Lee Lewis (CD)

1-CD (Digipak) with 24-page booklet, 27 tracks. Total playing time approx. 72 minutes.

  • With 'Ballads' Bear Family presents the soulful and sentimental side of the Killer.
  • 27 beautiful Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country ballads recorded between 1956 and 1963 for Sun Records.
  • Songs by Charlie Rich, Hank Williams and others as well as selected favorites from the Tin Pan Alley catalogue.
  • Elegant digipak with extensive booklet and detailed liner notes by Chicago music expert Bill Dahl.

No certified 1950s legend rocked harder than Jerry Lee Lewis. His immortal Sun Records hits stand among the cornerstones of rock 'n' roll, and Bear Family has spotlighted those classics on plenty of seminal LP and CD packages over the years. But the Killer loved country and rock ‘n’ roll ballads too—tears-in-your-beer weepers that he delivered with the same swaggering panache that he brought to his pulverizing rockers. 

He revived his career in 1968 by re-embracing that side of his persona, but even during his Sun glory years, Lewis prolifically delivered quality ballads—as this new collection, spanning 1956-1963, generously underscores. Jerry Lee rolls through gems by Hank Williams (one of his primary heroes), in-house bard Charlie Rich, a couple of Tin Pan Alley chestnuts and a taste of the blues, and anything else that might have struck his free-wheeling fancy during his unbeatable Sun tenure. 

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  • Interpret: Jerry Lee Lewis

  • Album titlle: The Ballads Of Jerry Lee Lewis (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Preiscode AR
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5397102175442

  • weight in Kg 0.115
Lewis, Jerry Lee - The Ballads Of Jerry Lee Lewis (CD) CD 1
01 Crazy Arms Jerry Lee Lewis
02 Invitation To Your Party Jerry Lee Lewis
03 Born To Lose Jerry Lee Lewis
04 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You Jerry Lee Lewis
05 Tomorrow Night Jerry Lee Lewis
06 I'm The Guilty One Jerry Lee Lewis
07 Fools Like Me Jerry Lee Lewis
08 Will The Circle Be Unbroken Jerry Lee Lewis
09 Sail Away (with Charlie Rich) Jerry Lee Lewis
10 Set My Mind At Ease (Stereo) Jerry Lee Lewis
11 I'll Make It All Up To You Jerry Lee Lewis
12 It Hurts Me So Jerry Lee Lewis
13 Love Letters In The Sand Jerry Lee Lewis
14 How's My Ex Treating You Jerry Lee Lewis
15 You Win Again Jerry Lee Lewis
16 I Know What It Means Jerry Lee Lewis
17 Turn Around Jerry Lee Lewis
18 The Balad Of Billy Joe Jerry Lee Lewis
19 It All Depends Jerry Lee Lewis
20 Love On Broadway Jerry Lee Lewis
21 Seasons Of My Heart (with Linda Gail Lewis) Jerry Lee Lewis
22 Someday Jerry Lee Lewis
23 That Lucky Old Sun Jerry Lee Lewis
24 Cold Cold Heart Jerry Lee Lewis
25 Love Made A Fool Of Me Jerry Lee Lewis
26 Goodnight Irene Jerry Lee Lewis
27 I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis - Obituary  The Pumping Piano Man will rock the... more
"Jerry Lee Lewis"

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - Obituary 

The Pumping Piano Man will rock the house no more.

Jerry Lee Lewis, whose youthful wildhair ways defined rock and roll as indelibly as his leering, lascivious vocals and thundering skills on the 88s, died October 28, 2022 at the age of 87. Against all odds, he was one of the last legends standing from the days when Sam Phillips built an astonishing talent roster for his Sun Records. When Lewis appeared on his doorstep in 1956, determined to show the folks in charge precisely what he could do to a defenseless piano, the Memphis label had already bid adieu to Elvis and was riding high thanks to Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and a posse of other raucous rockabillies. 

Still, Jerry Lee would captivate Sam—and the world--like no other, despite suffering monumental damage from a 1958 scandal involving his precocious child bride (who also happened to be his cousin) that would have ended any other performer’s career permanently. Jerry Lee, like Old Man River, just kept on rolling along, regenerating his popularity first with the rock and roll crowd and then veering into the country field with tremendous success. Long after he achieved senior citizen status (who would have ever foreseen that happening to the hard-living Lewis?), the Killer insisted on rocking as hard as his health would allow.

Born September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana, Lewis grew up with a pair of piano-playing cousins, Mickey Gilley (who followed in Jerry Lee’s rocking footsteps) and future evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Lewis cited country greats Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams as primary influences, along with a little bit of Al Jolson and some of the sweaty blues that he snuck into hear at Haney’s Big House, Ferriday’s top black juke joint. He mostly refused to admit to any pianists as role models, although his 88s-playing cousin Carl McVoy impressed him. So did sightless piano wizard Paul Whitehead when the two played together in Natchez circa 1952. A brief stint at a Texas bible college ended when Jerry Lee transformed My God Is Real into a heathenous boogie, but gospel music always remained close to his heart. 

Lewis honed his act in clubs from Natchez to Nashville prior to the auspicious trip to Memphis that landed Lewis his audition with Sun producer Jack Clement. Jack was impressed, and before long he rolled tape when Jerry Lee launched into his hot-rodded treatment of Ray Price’s recent country hit Crazy Arms. Sun pressed it up, and Lewis was on the musical map. Phillips knew he’d found someone truly special, and let tape roll whenever Jerry Lee found his way to 706 Union Avenue to pump Phillips’ studio piano. One of the many disparate songs Lewis waxed for Sun was the rip-roaring Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On, already waxed elsewhere by fellow piano man Roy Hall and mountainous blues belter Big Maybelle. Jerry Lee tightened up his rafter-rattling version during a long night at the Twin Gables in Blytheville, Arkansas. Then he cut it for Sun with guitarist Roland Janes, drummer J.M. Van Eaton, and Jerry Lee’s cousin, J.W. Brown, on electric bass.  

Issued as his encore single, Whole Lot Of Shakin’ was an across-the-board juggernaut during the summer of 1957. Lewis was suddenly starring on network television, headlining star-studded package shows, and raising hell wherever he went, playing pianos with his feet, kicking their benches, standing atop them and tearing them apart with the sheer ferocity of his performances. Things escalated to a fever pitch with his next Sun single, the flammable Otis Blackwell-penned smash Great Balls Of Fire. Lewis went right back to Blackwell for Breathless, another major hit. High School Confidential, the title song to the movie of the same name (in which Lewis memorably appeared on a flatbed truck under the opening credits), was on its way to similar blockbuster status when news hit of his betrothal to his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gail, bassist Brown’s daughter. Jerry Lee was instantly toxic, his career in tatters. 

Slowly but surely, he came back. Sam never gave up on him, continuing to issue a stream of Lewis platters until Jerry exited the fading label in 1963 to sign with Mercury’s Smash subsidiary. At first, Jerry Lee continued relentlessly rocking, but in ’68 he switched to country music and proved every bit as sensational as he was a decade earlier in the rock arena, posting an avalanche of hits and completing his comeback. Lewis would alternate between rock and country in decades to come, ferociously stoking his own outsized legend with seven wives, a 1989 movie based rather loosely on his life, and enough insane antics both offstage and on to fill the pages of several highly entertaining biographies. Bear Family has compiled a series of lavish boxed sets over the years covering much of the Killer’s amazing career.

No pianist ever rocked a boogie-woogie with more single-minded panache than the Killer. He was truly one of a kind.       --Bill Dahl

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2 Nov 2020

Eine der wohl ungewöhnlichsten Veröffentlichungen rund um den „Killer“ und zugleich die Rock'n'Roll-Legende JERRY LEE LEWIS

Eine der wohl ungewöhnlichsten Veröffentlichungen rund um den „Killer“ und zugleich die Rock'n'Roll-Legende JERRY LEE LEWIS legt mal wieder Bear Family Records vor, indem sie seine ruhigen Songs und alle Balladen, jenseits von „Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On“ und „Great Balls Of Fire“, der Jahre 1956 bis 1963 zusammentrugen und auf diesem über 70 Minuten langen und 27 Songs sowie ein 34-seitiges Booklet umfassenden Sampler veröffentlichten. „The Ballads Of JERRY LEE LEWIS“ offenbart uns die ungewöhnlich ruhige Seite eines „killer“mäßigen Rock'n'Rollers.

19 Oct 2020

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Der Killer mochte ebenfalls gefühlvolle Rock ‘n’ Roll- und Country-Balladen, tränenreiche, bierselige Songs, die er mit dem gleichen überschwänglichen Elan, der seinen wuchtigen Rockern innewohnt, rüberbrachte

14 Oct 2020

Tolle Balladen von Jerry Lee Lewis

Die Soundqualität ist überragend!

7 Sep 2020

A lovely compilation - shows what a great voice Jerry Lee had back in those days!

Jerry Lee Lewis really has a great ballad voice and my personal fave was and is always 'I'll Make It Up To You' and 'It Hurts Me So'! It's really worth checking on the softer sides of artists like Jerry Lee Lewis and it really proofs what a great musician he was and is!

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Tracklist
Lewis, Jerry Lee - The Ballads Of Jerry Lee Lewis (CD) CD 1
01 Crazy Arms
02 Invitation To Your Party
03 Born To Lose
04 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
05 Tomorrow Night
06 I'm The Guilty One
07 Fools Like Me
08 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
09 Sail Away (with Charlie Rich)
10 Set My Mind At Ease (Stereo)
11 I'll Make It All Up To You
12 It Hurts Me So
13 Love Letters In The Sand
14 How's My Ex Treating You
15 You Win Again
16 I Know What It Means
17 Turn Around
18 The Balad Of Billy Joe
19 It All Depends
20 Love On Broadway
21 Seasons Of My Heart (with Linda Gail Lewis)
22 Someday
23 That Lucky Old Sun
24 Cold Cold Heart
25 Love Made A Fool Of Me
26 Goodnight Irene
27 I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye