Country Songs for City Folk/Memphis Beat

Country Songs for City Folk/Memphis Beat

by Jerry Lee Lewis


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A really cool pairing of two relatively obscure and always overlooked early- to mid-'60s LPs by Jerry Lee Lewis that, respectively, capture him as a country crooner (and quite a good one) and a high-energy country-rocker with a bluesy edge. The original albums never sold any significant numbers to speak of, with the result that the material will essentially be new to all but the most hardcore fans. None of it is bad and a large portion of it is not only good but impressive, showing some sides to Lewis' talent that weren't always obvious amid the rippling ivories of the Sun Records hits. What's more, the harder stuff on this CD slots right in as direct evolutionary successors to those Sun sides (as well as repeating and improving upon one or two of the latter), so even the most conservative of Lewis' fans will find quite a bit to love about this CD. The annotation is also extremely thorough, and between that and the fact that the 2005-vintage digital transfer runs circles around the old vinyl copies (the pressings of which were mostly pretty poor), there are about 27 compelling reasons (counting the 24 songs) for owning this CD.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2005
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261206589
catalogNumber: 658
Rank: 38536

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Lee Lewis   Primary Artist
Charlie Freeman   Guitar
Herman Hawkins   Bass
Morris "Tarp" Tarrant   Drums
Danny Daniels   Organ

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Claude King   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Erik Darling   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Composer
Titus Turner   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Robert C. Smith   Composer
Arlie Carter   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Sticks McGhee   Composer
Ralph Mooney   Composer
Allen Reynolds   Composer
William Warren   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Huey Thierry   Composer
Danny Dill   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
Bob Shelton   Composer
Joe Shelton   Composer
George Khoury   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Chuck Seals   Composer
Sidney Lippman   Composer
Dickey Lee Lipscomb   Composer
Willard Hooker Svanoe   Composer
D. Lee   Composer
Steve Duffy   Composer
Cecil Harrelson   Composer
Milton Addington   Composer
Andrew McRae   Liner Notes

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