Wild! Wild! Wild!

Wild! Wild! Wild!

by Linda Gail Lewis

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Overview

Linda Gail Lewis grew up as the little sister and occasional sidekick of one of the strongest personalities in the history of rock & roll, Jerry Lee Lewis, and while she certainly has the talent to stand center-stage, the many years she spent working for her brother seem to have conditioned her to collaborating with others. Lewis' best and most successful work has found her performing alongside other artists, most notably her 2000 project with Van Morrison, You Win Again, and she's found an especially good recording partner in singer, songwriter, and alt-country wiseacre Robbie Fulks. Released in 2018, Wild! Wild! Wild! was produced and mostly written by Fulks, and he's crafted the material to suit Lewis' rollicking piano style, strong vocals, and feisty persona. The result is a thoroughly enjoyable set of piano-driven rockabilly, classic boogie-woogie, and vintage country numbers that's full of fire and heart in equal measure. Maybe Linda Gail didn't write "Round Too Long," but it's a more than fitting anthem for her, and throughout this album her piano work shines, whether she's burning up the keys in the Lewis fashion or playing in a gentler, more countrypolitan style. Lewis and Fulks trade off on lead vocals throughout Wild! Wild! Wild!, and she can sound as sweet ("Who Cares") or as sassy ("Till Death") as she wants to, while his full-bodied approach fits the rueful "Just Lived a Country Song" and the revved-up "It Came from the South" equally well. Fulks put together a top-notch studio band for these sessions (including stellar guitarists Scott Ligon, Redd Volkaert, and Danny B. Harvey), and the audio is clear, loud, and suitably unfussy. Linda Gail Lewis may share top billing on Wild! Wild! Wild! with Robbie Fulks, but she's not playing second fiddle to anyone; they both deliver the goods here, and if you don't believe a 71-year-old woman can make a great rock & roll record, this album will show just how wrong you are.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/2018
Label: Bloodshot Records
UPC: 0744302026329
catalogNumber: 263
Rank: 29058

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Gail Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Yvonne Gage   Background Vocals
Eric Schneider   Clarinet
Tom Bartlett   Trombone
Danny B. Harvey   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Kelly Hogan   Background Vocals
Hank Singer   Fiddle
Redd Volkaert   Electric Guitar
Robbie Fulks   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Joan Collaso   Background Vocals
Tommy Detamore   Pedal Steel Guitar
Kevin Smith   Bass
Scott Ligon   Organ,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Electric Tenor)
Art Davis   Trumpet
Alex Hall   Piano,Accordion,Drums,Background Vocals
Casey McDonough   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Don Gibson   Composer
Bill Lloyd   Composer
Anderson   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Linda Gail Lewis   Arranger,Composer
Robbie Fulks   Composer,Producer
Don S. McCrossan   Composer
Alex Hall   Engineer
Arlyn Austin   Engineer

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