Last Man Standing



Postby Amadeu » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:20 pm

Best..

Before the Night is over
Pink Cadillac
Twilight
"Irish Song"
Sweet Little Sixteen
Evening Gown
The Pilgrim
Rock and Roll

In the Middle:

Honky Tonk Woman
Hadacol Boogie
That Kind of Fool
Old Glory
A Couple More years
I Saw Her standing There
Lost Highway

Worst (but even Good Songs)

Just Bummin Around
Dont be Ashamed ....
You dont have to go
Trouble in Mind
Whats Made Milwaukee famous
Travellin Band
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Postby thrund » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:20 am

Sad that is 'You Belong To Me' is not realized on the officially CD.
Would good be for the last song.
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Postby dcarrizosa » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:36 am

ROCK AND ROLL - good one, not great
BEFORE THE NIGHT IS OVER - i like this one
PINK CADILLAC - ok
EVENING GOWN - one of the best
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO - i can live without that one
TWILIGHT - the best cut
TRAVELIN' BAND - not really good, much better with Fogerty
THAT KIND OF FOLL - good one
SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN - i always skip this one, one of the worst
JUST BUMMIN' AROUND - ok, i don't care too much about this one
HONKY TONK WOMAN - ok, but much better with the Stones
MILWAUKEE FAMOUS - i don't like this version, much better the original or the palomino club version
DON'T BE ASHAMED OF YOUR AGE - ok
OL' GLORY - nothing to exciting
TROUBLE IN MIND - musically good, but i prefer the old version
I SAW HER STANDING THERE - another pretty bad, little richard sounds awful
LOST HIGHWAY - i like this track
HADACOL BOOGIE - one of the best in this album
IRISH HEARTBEAT - i hate the irish sound, is good with van morrison but not with JLL
PILGRIM - ok song

I think is a much better effort than Young Blood but just that. it was good to see jerry lee's alive but not his greatest album or his greatest body of songs
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Postby peterchecksfield » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:02 am

'Honky Tonk Women' (the correct title) is possibly my least favourite JLL recording ever!!! I cringe every time I hear it.
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Postby bailbath » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:25 am

Bobby McGee wrote:
bailbath wrote:
Ps My fave track is Honky Tonk Woman on LMS


I don´t know why, but I like the slow songs on LMS more than the fast.

Cause it's fun!
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Postby Andrew McRae » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:18 am

is possibly my least favourite JLL recording ever!!!


Is that a cue? Always a good topic...

C'mon, nothing's so excrutiating as "Love Made A Fool Of Me"!

Andrew :shock:
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Postby Tony Papard » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:53 am

Andrew McRae wrote:
is possibly my least favourite JLL recording ever!!!


Is that a cue? Always a good topic...

C'mon, nothing's so excrutiating as "Love Made A Fool Of Me"!

Andrew :shock:


The Sun track 'Baby Baby Bye Bye', largely due to the Gene Lowry singers, but never a great number anyway.
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Postby peterchecksfield » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:26 am

Fortunately Jerry didn't duet with a "singer" as bad as Boy Pop in those days (give me Charlie Rich anyday!!!).
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Postby W_Skinner » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:39 am

# Rock and Roll - Great one, I like it. Rock & Rooooooll!
# Before the Night Is Over - Good song, although for some reason I like the electric piano sound on the old Mercury version much better. ;)
# Pink Cadillac - One of my favourites. Groovy. Fun to drive with this blasting out loud.
# Evening Gown - Nice song. Fun to drink and smoke to.
# You Don't Have to Go - It's good. I like the bluesy feeling.
# Twilight - Great one. One of my favourites again.
# Travelin' Band - Yeah, rock & rooooll. It's too short but rockin'. I like it.
# That Kind of Fool - It's ok. Better than the Mercury version.
# Sweet Little 16 - A classic. I love that song.
# Just a Bummin' Around - Good one.
# Honky Tonk Women - I like it. It's just too short. Kid Rock knows to rock ;)
# What's Made Milwaukee Famous - I miss the harp. Really. Smash version is miles better for me.
# Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age - Funny shorty. Good.
# A Couple More Years - Usually I'm not into slow songs, but this a good, moody one.
# Old Glory - Again, a good slow one.
# Trouble in Mind - Mercury version is better, but I don't like the song.
# I Saw Her Standing There - Yeah. Finally a rocker again. Good!
# Lost Highway - Class! I love it! The part with the accoustic guitar strumming and the drums coming in followed by piano, yeah... Very well produced!
# Hadacohl Boogie - Good! Nice solo with JLL's trademark lick.
# What Makes the Irish Heart Beat - Hm, why not? It's a nice song, but it's just a slow one again...
# The Pilgrim Ch. 33 - It's good. I listen to it rarely, though.

Albout take-outs:

# Bright Lights, Big City - Yeah. I like! Bluesy! Should definately been on the album, e.g. instead of "Trouble In Mind"
# The Last Cheater's Waltz - It's good, but too slow. I'd prefer the Last Cheater's boogie :D
# Why You Been Gone Too Long - Great! Should been on the album! Lively and diversifying.
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Postby Ulli » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:57 pm

C'mon, nothing's so excrutiating as "Love Made A Fool Of Me"!

Oh yes, that song makes a fool out of everyone.
The Sun track 'Baby Baby Bye Bye',

Surely comes next and then the Sun Duets with Linda Gail!!!!

But to the topic: I still hear LMS from time to time. I especially like Couple of more years, Sweet Little 16 and Hadacol Boogie.

Trouble in mind (only because I love the far better version from The Session) and Travelin' Band I don't like too much...
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Postby Alvin » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:11 pm

Anyone else noticed that Kris K sings "he's a LIAR" on JLL's version of the Pilgrim...but not on his own original!

Bro'
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Postby Tony Papard » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:11 am

Andrew McRae wrote:
is possibly my least favourite JLL recording ever!!!


Is that a cue? Always a good topic...

C'mon, nothing's so excrutiating as "Love Made A Fool Of Me"!

Andrew :shock:


I'd completely forgotten that song! Must have played the flip to 'When I Get Paid' about once back in the 1960s or whenever I got hold of the Sun original, and never played it ever again. It is pretty dire. It doesn't even sound like Jerry playing the piano, and those awful backing singers.
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Postby martin bates » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:18 pm

Alvin wrote:Anyone else noticed that Kris K sings "he's a LIAR" on JLL's version of the Pilgrim...but not on his own original!

Bro'


I've been listening to a 2 CD set 'The Essential KK' on Columbia/Legacy.
Most tracks are originals with an informative booklet; 'Pilgrim' however is a live version & Kris changes it to Liar in the 2nd chorus, same as LMS...so Jerry shouldn't read too much into it !

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Postby BigMugs » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:51 pm

I gotta admit, I've been going back and listening more to the older stuff since the initial excitement died down around the release of LMS. It's so easy to get lost in all that great music he made with such ferosity and swagger back in the day. But now, with reading all the discussion on here about LMS, I'm now going back and finding new appreciation for the entire project. That's why I joined this group - so I could see other people's ideas and opinions about my all time favorite piano man. So thanks guys, for giving me new eyes to look at JLL's latest - it's ALL good!
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Re: Last Man Standing

Postby bailbath » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:30 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis
Last Man Standing

(Artist First)

First Appeared in The Music Box, September 2006, Volume 13, #9

Written by John Metzger



Given the Grammy possibilities — and hence, the sales potential — that star-studded affairs designed to resurrect the careers of faded rock stars typically have, it would be easy to dismiss Jerry Lee Lewis’ latest offering Last Man Standing as nothing more than an attention-grabbing publicity stunt. Throughout the 21-track collection, Lewis is paired with a diverse array of well-established artists — Little Richard, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Merle Haggard — and he is asked to perform a song for which they — not he — are known. Whatever the intentions behind Last Man Standing were, however, it’s clear that Lewis had other plans. Neither he nor his collaborators resort to run-of-the-mill deference; instead they take inspiration from each other and find ways of delivering the material with the sense of urgency it deserves.

There’s no denying that Last Man Standing is carried by Lewis rather than by his accompanists, and although hints of Robbie Robertson and The Band lurk beneath the surface of Twilight; Willie Nelson’s Latin-tinged twang filters through A Couple More Years; and That Kind of Fool encapsulates the boozy swagger of Keith Richards’ work with the Rolling Stones, the outing is remarkably devoid of pretense. Without the clash of egos that typically undermines such similarly constructed collections, the music is given plenty of room to breathe. Stripped bare and recast as a Memphis-born, rockabilly classic, Led Zeppelin’s Rock and Roll showcases the exuberantly joyous give-and-take that occurred between Lewis and guitarist Jimmy Page; while the ragged and raw treatment that is applied to Bruce Springsteen’s Pink Cadillac significantly improves upon its original incarnation. Elsewhere, Lewis and Neil Young revel in the barroom blues of Jimmy Reed’s You Don’t Have to Go; he and B.B. King sufficiently ignite Ben Peters’ Before the Night Is Over; and with the help of John Fogerty, he rips into Travelin’ Band with a vengeance.

For the record, Lewis’ voice isn’t quite what it once was, and as a result some of the slower selections — such as a cover of Evening Gown with Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood; a rendition of Hank Williams’ Lost Highway with Delaney Bramlett; and an interpretation of What’s Made Milwaukee Famous with Rod Stewart — are a little rougher around the edges than they need to be. Even so, the enthusiasm that both he and his collaborators brought to the project not only marks Last Man Standing as one of the more successful star-studded sets, but it also proves that Lewis can still rock with the same fiery intensity as he did 50 years ago. ½



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