ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis



Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby wolfgangguhl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:14 pm

Very interesting. Thanks, Tore.
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby matt gilliam » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:48 pm

This album was the first i had ever heard of JLL. I loved and still do "Rockin My Life Away". I was in High School and it became my theme song and still is today.
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby PeterC » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:41 pm

matt gilliam wrote:This album was the first i had ever heard of JLL. I loved and still do "Rockin My Life Away". I was in High School and it became my theme song and still is today.


Although I'd heard and owned several others, this was the first new album of Jerry's that I bought as soon as it was released. Prior to this my albums were either old or reissues (I think the most recent album I owned in 1979 prior to this was 'Southern Roots', which I didn't like much at the time).
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Postby Akiller » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:08 pm

bluesinc. wrote:I like & I love this LP. Everyday I have to cry is one of my favourite songs but the whole LP is such a pleasure to listen. No weak spots, no fillers and his voice is in a tune I really like, a warm & rough voice. The Elektra years were his last great period, after them it wen´t downhill (recordwise) imo.

Billie Jo Spears´bravure suits to Jerry well, even though its´s country. I listened once again this album from my computer. I would say that James Burton´s
guitar playing on Every day i have to cry and Rita May ( Bob Dylan composer ?) is best of all Jerry´s guitarists. Kenny L. plays fiddle also super well.
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby PeterC » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:26 pm

Is James Burton on 'Everyday I Have To Cry'? I don't think he is.

The weakest track for me is probably 'Personality', a song that doesn't really suit him.
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby Akiller » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:37 pm

PeterC wrote:Is James Burton on 'Everyday I Have To Cry'? I don't think he is.

The weakest track for me is probably 'Personality', a song that doesn't really suit him.

I had this album as a vinyl way back in80s , never seen as a cd. On Youtube is Jerry´s "Milkcow Blues Boogie", which I never seen or heard before. The guitarist must be James Burton, his style has stayed coherently same from the Ricky Nelson Imperial recordings.
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby PeterC » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:14 pm

What Ricky Nelson recordings does James Burton play acoustic guitar solos on?

I seem to recall reading that it's Tim May playing the solo (does it say so on the back of the vinyl LP? It's years since I've seen it!).
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby martin bates » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:23 pm

there is a CD Rockin My Life Away that combines the fist 2 Elektra albums, I think.
On the original album of course James is in the credits; & Jimmy Guterman's book said the recordings were done in 4 days ,with the assumption the musicians are there for the duration. I don't know for sure if James is on 'Every Day', but I don't know why it wouldn't be James. Regardless, it's one of my favourite tracks. As always,at his best, Jerry drives the song & he sets the pace ,improvises ,but the musicians rise to the occasion & deliver as well.
I probably agree about 'Personality' & Jerry himself seems to get bored as it goes on....throwing away the yodel/hiccup type delivery I think.
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PeterC wrote:Is James Burton on 'Everyday I Have To Cry'? I don't think he is.

The weakest track for me is probably 'Personality', a song that doesn't really suit him.

I had this album as a vinyl way back in80s , never seen as a cd. On Youtube is Jerry´s "Milkcow Blues Boogie", which I never seen or heard before. The guitarist must be James Burton, his style has stayed coherently same from the Ricky Nelson Imperial recordings.
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby PeterC » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:32 pm

martin bates wrote:there is a CD Rockin My Life Away that combines the fist 2 Elektra albums, I think.


No, it was the full 1st album (minus a few ad-libs!) + a few tracks from both the 2nd & 3rd albums.

Can anyone here check the credits on the first album? I seem to recall James Burton only being on 3 or 4 songs.
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby PeterC » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:37 pm

PeterC wrote:
martin bates wrote:there is a CD Rockin My Life Away that combines the fist 2 Elektra albums, I think.


No, it was the full 1st album (minus a few ad-libs!) + a few tracks from both the 2nd & 3rd albums.

Can anyone here check the credits on the first album? I seem to recall James Burton only being on 3 or 4 songs.


I've just found it online:

James Burton only appears on 'Rockin' My Life Away', 'Number One Lovin' Man', 'I Like It Like That' and ' Who Will The Next Fool Be'; and the acoustic guitar solo on 'Every Day I Have To Cry' is by Kenny Lovelace!

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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby martin bates » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:45 pm

well, you'll always be 'the expert' to me :)
I'm pleased it's our Kenny doing that great work; but just being curious - on the album it doesn't break down track credits does it ? did you find another source online ?

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PeterC wrote:
martin bates wrote:there is a CD Rockin My Life Away that combines the fist 2 Elektra albums, I think.


No, it was the full 1st album (minus a few ad-libs!) + a few tracks from both the 2nd & 3rd albums.

Can anyone here check the credits on the first album? I seem to recall James Burton only being on 3 or 4 songs.


I've just found it online:

James Burton only appears on 'Rockin' My Life Away', 'Number One Lovin' Man', 'I Like It Like That' and ' Who Will The Next Foll Be'; and the acoustic guitar solo on 'Every Day I Have To Cry' is by Kenny Lovelace!

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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby PeterC » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:51 pm

James Burton has a very distinctive (and overrated imo) style, and even without reading the back cover of the album I can tell which solos he does or doesn't play... just as I can listen to live audio tapes from the early 80s and tell you whether it's Ronnie or Elton on drums, or whether it's Duke or Randy on bass.
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby paperboy » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:01 am

PeterC wrote:Is James Burton on 'Everyday I Have To Cry'? I don't think he is.


He definately is. Quite prominently.
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Re: ELEKTRA Jerry Lee Lewis

Postby paperboy » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:03 am

Akiller wrote: On Youtube is Jerry´s "Milkcow Blues Boogie", which I never seen or heard before. The guitarist must be James Burton, his style has stayed coherently same from the Ricky Nelson Imperial recordings.


Yes, it's J.B. :)
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