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Jerry Lee Lewis: Original Classic Albums 1965-1969

Audio Samples

>Memphis Beat
>Pen and Paper
>I'm on Fire
>She Was My Baby (He Was My Friend)
>This Must Be the Place
>What a Heck of a Mess
>Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
>If I Had It All to Do Over
>Hit the Road Jack
>Hole He Said He'd Dig for Me
>Bread and Butter Man
>Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
>I Believe in You
>Maybelline
>Flip Flop and Fly
>Roll Over Beethoven
>Don't Let Go
>Herman the Hermit
>Baby, Hold Me Close
>You Went Back on Your Word
>Corine, Corina
>Sexy Ways
>Johnny B. Goode
>Got You on My Mind
>Memphis Beat
>Mathilda
>Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
>Hallelujah, I Love Her So
>She Thinks I Still Care
>Just Because
>Sticks and Stones
>Whenever You're Ready
>Lincoln Limousine
>Big Boss Man
>Too Young
>Urge, The
>Turn on Your Love Light
>It's a Hang-Up Baby
>Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
>Just Dropped In
>Wedding Bells
>He Took It Like a Man
>Hey Baby
>Treat Her Right
>Holdin' On
>Shotgun Man
>I Bet You're Gonna Like It
>Milwaukee, Here I Come
>Jackson
>Don't Take It Out on Me
>Cryin' Time
>Sweet Thang
>Secret Places
>Don't Let Me Cross Over
>Gotta Travel On
>We Live in Two Different Worlds
>Earth Up Above (Grand Ole Moon Up Above)
>Roll Over Beethoven

Track List

>Memphis Beat
>Pen and Paper
>I'm on Fire
>She Was My Baby (He Was My Friend)
>This Must Be the Place
>What a Heck of a Mess
>Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
>If I Had It All to Do Over
>Hit the Road Jack
>Hole He Said He'd Dig for Me
>Bread and Butter Man
>Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
>I Believe in You
>Maybelline
>Flip Flop and Fly
>Roll Over Beethoven
>Don't Let Go
>Herman the Hermit
>Baby, Hold Me Close
>You Went Back on Your Word
>Corine, Corina
>Sexy Ways
>Johnny B. Goode
>Got You on My Mind
>Memphis Beat
>Mathilda
>Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
>Hallelujah, I Love Her So
>She Thinks I Still Care
>Just Because
>Sticks and Stones
>Whenever You're Ready
>Lincoln Limousine
>Big Boss Man
>Too Young
>Urge, The
>Turn on Your Love Light
>It's a Hang-Up Baby
>Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
>Just Dropped In
>Wedding Bells
>He Took It Like a Man
>Hey Baby
>Treat Her Right
>Holdin' On
>Shotgun Man
>I Bet You're Gonna Like It
>Milwaukee, Here I Come
>Jackson
>Don't Take It Out on Me
>Cryin' Time
>Sweet Thang
>Secret Places
>Don't Let Me Cross Over
>Gotta Travel On
>We Live in Two Different Worlds
>Earth Up Above (Grand Ole Moon Up Above)
>Roll Over Beethoven

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Keith Glass.

Raven's 2012 double-disc set Original Classic Albums 1965-1969 rounds up five of the Killer's LPs for Smash: The Return of Rock from 1965, Memphis Beat from 1966, Soul My Way from 1967, 1969's I'm on Fire, and the Linda Gail Lewis duet album Together from the same year. Although the music here has shown up on Bear Family's complete Smash box set, it has not been reissued in an original album format, so this set is certainly worthwhile in that respect and, when they're presented as a set, it's possible to hear these five albums as the transitional period they are, finding Jerry Lee slowly moving from rock & roll and R&B toward the hardcore country that gave him a commercial revival in the late '60s. Not the greatest music Jerry Lee made in the '60s, but there is plenty of wonderful stuff here that's well worth investigating. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine



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