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The Country Store Collection (CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: The Country Store Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCST39

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​(Castle Communication) 14 tracks Phonogram 1964 -1969
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Mit Siebzehn am Abgrund - High School Confidential (DVD) Jerry Lee Lewis: Mit Siebzehn am Abgrund - High School... Art-Nr.: DVD512288

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Movie - USA 1958 Sprache: German, English, Dolby Digital 2.0, Widescreen Director: Jack Arnold Darsteller: Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Landon Original title: High School Confidential! (1958)...
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Rockin' Rhythm And Blues (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Rockin' Rhythm And Blues (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBI1593

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(Bellaphon) 11 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1969 'Sun' LP compilation album
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Country Store Collection - The Very Best Of Jerry Lee Lewis (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Country Store Collection - The Very Best Of... Art-Nr.: LPCST039

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(Starblend) 14 tracks - 'Mercury' and 'Smash' recordings, made between 1964 and 1969, feat. two duets with Linda Gail Lewis
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I Am What I Am (CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am (CD) Art-Nr.: CDINS5008

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(1998/Instant) 14 tracks
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Jerry Lee's Greatest (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee's Greatest (LP) Art-Nr.: LPRUM2011023

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(2012/Rumble) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1961 'Sun' album
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Jerry Lee Lewis (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee Lewis (LP) Art-Nr.: LPORGM471001

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(2016/ORG Music) 12 tracks, black vinyl, SUN labels, Limited Edition. - Jerry Lee Lewis' 1958 debut album , produced by Jack Clement and Sam Phillips.
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Jerry Lee's Greatest (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee's Greatest (LP) Art-Nr.: LPORGM470257

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(2017/ORG) 12 tracks - Jerry Lee's Greatest! is the second album from rock & roll's first great wild man, originally released in 1961 by the legendary Sun Record Company. The album includes Lewis's biggest hit, "Great Balls of Fire,"...
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Rock Right Now With the Piano (2-CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock Right Now With the Piano (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDTIM220401

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(2001/GEMINI) 32 tracks
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Heartbreak (CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: Heartbreak (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCP8175

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(1996/Charly) 14 tracks, recorded live at the Palomino, Van Nuys
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Lewis Boogie - Return Of Jerry Lee (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: Lewis Boogie - Return Of Jerry Lee (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45COL3334

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Two Rockabilly 'Sun' Classics on one 45rpm record
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Great Balls Of Fire - High School Confidential (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls Of Fire - High School Confidential... Art-Nr.: 45COL3089

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Two Rockabilly 'Sun' Classics on one 45rpm record
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Crazy Arms - Good Golly Miss Molly (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: Crazy Arms - Good Golly Miss Molly (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45COL3335

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Two Rockabilly 'Sun' Classics on one 45rpm record
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Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Break-Up (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Break-Up (7inch,... Art-Nr.: 45COL3091

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Two Rockabilly 'Sun' Classics on one 45rpm record
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I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye - Waiting For A Train (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye - Waiting For A... Art-Nr.: 45SUN69

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Originally recorded 1970 - Sun Golden Treasure Series
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Break-Up - I'll Make It All Up To You (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: Break-Up - I'll Make It All Up To You (7inch,... Art-Nr.: 45SUN31

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Originally recorded 1959 - Sun Golden Treasure Series
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Save The Last Dance For Me - Long As I Live (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: Save The Last Dance For Me - Long As I Live... Art-Nr.: 45SUN51

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Originally recorded 1961 - Sun Golden Treasure Series
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Old Black Joe - Baby, Baby, Bye, Bye (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: Old Black Joe - Baby, Baby, Bye, Bye (7inch,... Art-Nr.: 45SUN42

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Originally recorded 1960 - Sun Golden Treasure Series
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Money - Bonnie Bee (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: Money - Bonnie Bee (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45SUN52

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Originally recorded 1961 - Sun Golden Treasure Series
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Lovin' Up A Storm - Big Blonde baby (7inch, 45rpm) Jerry Lee Lewis: Lovin' Up A Storm - Big Blonde baby (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45SUN36

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Originally recorded 1959 - Sun Golden Treasure Series
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I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye (LP, 180gram Vinyl) Jerry Lee Lewis: I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye (LP, 180gram Vinyl) Art-Nr.: BAF18027

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ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS - FIRST TIME ON VINYL 1-LP, 180 gram Vinyl-LP, 14 tracks, Total playing time approx. 32:25 minutes. NEW to LP – never released before 12'' vinyl albums! For the first time in more than a generation: two entirely new...
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Sun Essentials (4-CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: Sun Essentials (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSNAJ737

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(2006/Charly) 128 Tracks - Four CDs of Jerry Lee's Sun recordings 1956-1963, plus 36-page color booklet incl. biograophy and track-by-track notes in a slipcase!
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The Platinum Collection (CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: The Platinum Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD740522

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(2006/Warner) 20 tracks
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Four Jerry Lee Lewis Albums (2-CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: Four Jerry Lee Lewis Albums (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO1276

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(2017/BGO) 43 Tracks - Smash and Mercury masters 1969-1978!
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Live From Austin,Tx (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Jerry Lee Lewis: Live From Austin,Tx (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPNW516315

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(2017/New West) 15 tracks, recorded October 17, 1983, 2-LP, 3-sides, gatefold cover, first time ever on vinyl. - Jerry Lee Lewis took black rhythm & blues, white gospel and other funky Mississippi sounds and turned them into rock and...
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His Own Story by Rick Bragg Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg Art-Nr.: 0012053

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Taschenbuch - 752 Seiten - HarperLuxe - Englisch "No one in rock and roll has ever made music and lived life with the ferocity of Jerry Lee Lewis, and no writer is better suited than Rick Bragg to tell Lewis's story." -RON RASH, AUTHOR...
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His Own Story by Rick Bragg Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg Art-Nr.: 0012052

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Gebundene - 512 - HarperLuxe - Englisch A LIFE IN ROCK AND ROLL The long-awaited story of "one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture" (Encyclopedia of Southern Culture) by the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl) Jerry Lee Lewis: In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl) Art-Nr.: BAF18025

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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...
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Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano (10inch LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano (10inch LP) Art-Nr.: BAF11008

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Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive limited collector's edition, order now from Bear Family's Shop and Mailorder - no terms and conditions for dealers! 10inch LP (limited edition - colored vinyl) 10...
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Down The Road With Jerry Lee (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) Jerry Lee Lewis: Down The Road With Jerry Lee (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPSUNSC1290

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(2017/Charly) 10 tracks - limited edition (1.000) - cyan vinyl. - When Jerry Lee Lewis walks on-stage, he provokes uproar just by standing still. And from the moment he hits the keyboard, hands raking and floating around the mic stand,...
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The Killer - Rock 'n' Roll (Picture-LP, 200g Vinyl) Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer - Rock 'n' Roll (Picture-LP, 200g... Art-Nr.: LPCLO017

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(2016/Cleopatra) 11 tracks - five studio - and six live recordings.
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I-40 Country - Odd Man In (CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: I-40 Country - Odd Man In (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO1216

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(2016/BGO) 22 tracks Digitally remastered containing a pair of fine Jerry Lee Lewis albums from 1974 and 1975 on one disc!
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Country Class - Country Memories (CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: Country Class - Country Memories (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO1222

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(2016/BGO) 22 tracks Digitally remastered containing a pair of fine Jerry Lee Lewis albums from 1976 and 1977 on one disc. The recordings produced the US Country hits 'Come On In', 'Let's Put It Back Together Again' and 'Middle Age...
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Rocket (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Rocket (LP) Art-Nr.: LPINS5023

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(1990/Instant) 12 tracks, recorded 1988! Rare 'Instant' LP album!
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Country Gold (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Country Gold (LP) Art-Nr.: LPOTD8018

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(1982/Sagittarius) 10 tracks - Rare 1982 album! Originally sealed! Sun recordings!
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Solid Gold (2-LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Solid Gold (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LPPDL21132

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(1986/Pair) 16 tracks - Smash/Mercury recordings! Originally sealed! Cut-out LP!
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I Am What I Am (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am (LP) Art-Nr.: LPINS5008

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(1989/Instant) 14 tracks - Sun recordings! Rare 'Instant' LP album!
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Great Balls Of Fire (CD Album Soundtrack, Japan Edition) Jerry Lee Lewis & Others: Great Balls Of Fire (CD Album Soundtrack, Japan... Art-Nr.: CDP25P20282

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(2001/Polydor-Japan) 12 tracks, original motion picture soundtrack as Japan edition! Rare item, few copies only!
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The Essential Tracks (2-LP, 180g Vinyl, Download Code) Jerry Lee Lewis: The Essential Tracks (2-LP, 180g Vinyl,... Art-Nr.: LPVVLP009

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(2014/Vintage Vinyl) 28 tracks, original SUN recordings, 1956-1962. Killer rocks vinyl! Including download code! MM/Bear Family Records
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Jerry Lee Lewis At Sun Records The Collected Works (18-CD & 2 Books) Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee Lewis At Sun Records The Collected... Art-Nr.: BCD17254

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18-CD boxed set (28 x 28 x 7 cms ) with 2 hardcover clothbound books (300 total pages) in a clothbound slipcase, 623 tracks, total playing time: approx. 23 hours and 30 minutes. , -- This is it! ...... No, really, THIS IS IT! ,...
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Coffee Mug - Kaffeetasse - Great Balls Of Fire (gelb - yellow) Jerry Lee Lewis: Coffee Mug - Kaffeetasse - Great Balls Of Fire... Art-Nr.: MUG12001

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This coffee mug features the label art for two of Jerry Lee Lewis' popular songs, "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On" and "Great Balls of Fire".
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Rockin' And Free - Previously Unissued Sun Sessions (Vinyl-LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Rockin' And Free - Previously Unissued Sun... Art-Nr.: LP6467029

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(1974/Sun Records) 22 tracks
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Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano - Sometimes A Memory Ain't Enough Jerry Lee Lewis: Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano - Sometimes A... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1174

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(2015/BGO) 22 tracks, slipcase packaging. Two Country albums for the Mercury label from 1972 and 1973. Both albums reached the top 10 US country charts and brought the hits ' ' No More Hanging On ', ' Sometimes A Memory Is not Enough ',...
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The Great Jerry Lee Lewis In Concert (2-CD Album + DVD) Jerry Lee Lewis: The Great Jerry Lee Lewis In Concert (2-CD... Art-Nr.: CDZYX45068

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(2015/ZYX Music) 60 tracks
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Jerry Lee's Greatest! (1961)...plus 180g Vinyl Limited Edition Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee's Greatest! (1961)...plus 180g Vinyl... Art-Nr.: LP772005

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(2015/Wax Time) 14 tracks plus free MP3 album download
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Rare Tracks (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Rare Tracks (LP) Art-Nr.: LPR170899-C

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(Rhino/Sun) 14 tracks - original sealed copy! Very popular LP with rare Sun recordings and a 'Killer' LP cover! Cut-Out LP with 1.5cm cut at cover edge
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Alabama Show (Vinyl LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Alabama Show (Vinyl LP) Art-Nr.: LP9808955

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(Universal France) 10 tracks - mono, limited edition, numbered re-release (Greatest Live Show On Earth, Birmingham 1964). Sealed stock copies!
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Monsters (1970) Jerry Lee Lewis: Monsters (1970) Art-Nr.: LP22013019

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(Bellaphon) 11 tracks (Sun) - rare german pressing with Star Club picture on back!
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Rock & Roll Time (LP) Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock & Roll Time (LP) Art-Nr.: LPWLK783341

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(2014/Welk Group) 11 tracks incl. free album download and a 27x27 cm picture inlay.
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Rock & Roll Time (CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock & Roll Time (CD) Art-Nr.: CDWLK783342

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(2014/Welk Group) 11 tracks (32:00) digisleeve w.36x24cm poster (folded) and introduction by Peter Guralnick. Outstanding new album with songs from Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Reed, Johnny Cash, Mack Vickery a.o.,...
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Who was/is Jerry Lee Lewis ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

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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