The Many Sounds of Jerry Lee



Postby Bobby McGee » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:34 pm

Logan wrote: the sinus operation


When was that?
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Postby Amadeu » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:36 pm

peterchecksfield wrote:
Logan wrote:When did Jerry's voice start get worse again after the sinus operation


That's a matter of opinion; everyone has a different idea of what's "worse" or "better". For instance after his 1981 illness his voice got weaker but he could also hit the high notes better than in the previous few years. So was it better or worse?


I think 1974 ,for instance, its worse..
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Postby peterchecksfield » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:37 pm

Bobby McGee wrote:
Logan wrote: the sinus operation


When was that?


As I said, February 1976. See also my blog:

http://themargatemusicman.blogspot.com/ ... years.html
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Postby peterchecksfield » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 pm

Amadeu wrote:I think 1974 ,for instance, its worse..


I'm sure that the shows during this time were more fun "in person" (or on film) than just on audio, as he still had his full stage act then & was at his most unpredictable. Check out 'In Concert' (January '74) & 'All You Need Is Love' (summer '75) to see how exciting he was then.
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Postby Logan » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:47 am

peterchecksfield wrote:
Logan wrote:When did Jerry's voice start get worse again after the sinus operation


That's a matter of opinion; everyone has a different idea of what's "worse" or "better". For instance after his 1981 illness his voice got weaker but he could also hit the high notes better than in the previous few years. So was it better or worse?




I guess you could go either way. IMO worse
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Postby tchr » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:11 pm

peterchecksfield wrote:
giulianoms wrote:Who is the owner of these footage ?


I don't know.


According to Hallway Productions Inc who produced the I am what I am documentary, the following additional footage were used:

Steve Allen
Dick Clark Media Archives
Lyle Jackson
Multimedia Entertainment
HBO / Cinemax / Fats & Friends Inc.
David Burnett
Austin City Limits
WREG – TV Memphis
Charles Rasteri
Fabulous Footage Inc

I guess it would be reasonable to suggest that the owner of the "The Many Sounds" are among these.
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Postby thrund » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:54 pm

Tore Christensen wrote:
peterchecksfield wrote:
giulianoms wrote:Who is the owner of these footage ?


I don't know.


According to Hallway Productions Inc who produced the I am what I am documentary, the following additional footage were used:

.....


Produced (and directed) was the Many Sounds by Rita Gillespie.
....but I don't know whether she is the owner of the copyrights.
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Postby peterchecksfield » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:55 pm

thrund wrote:Produced (and directed) was the Many Sounds by Rita Gillespie.
....but I don't know whether she is the owner of the copyrights.


Or was: she sadly died some years ago. She also produced the 1971 TV special of course.
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Postby thrund » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:05 pm

peterchecksfield wrote:
thrund wrote:Produced (and directed) was the Many Sounds by Rita Gillespie.
....but I don't know whether she is the owner of the copyrights.


Or was: she sadly died some years ago. She also produced the 1971 TV special of course.


She could apart from that be still the owner (via executor or so), or anyone took over these, maybe the owner of the '71 TV show too.
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Postby peterchecksfield » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:57 pm

Still looking for the "5th" episode of this series!
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Postby Tony Papard » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:37 pm

peterchecksfield wrote:Still looking for the "5th" episode of this series!


I bet some American fan has it, but is too lazy/selfish to share it. Can't believe the 5 episodes weren't shown on Outlaw TV and that the 5th episode wasn't recorded by someone.

Probably a fan who isn't on the Forums.
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The Many Sounds of Jerry Lee DVD

Postby tchr » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:46 am

I guess most of you have already seen this, but anyway from Peter Checkfield (and Perk):

Please feel free to post this review elsewhere…




DVD Review: JERRY LEE LEWIS – ‘The Many Sounds of Jerry Lee’, 1969


Jerry Lee Lewis’ ‘The Many Sounds of Jerry Lee’ TV specials from 1969 have in recent years been (quite rightly) often cited as his greatest filmed performances – particularly by myself! Capturing him at his vocal & creative peak & during his so-called “comeback” when he was having giant hit after hit in the U.S. country charts, it also shows him at his most versatile – performing rock ‘n’ roll, country, pop, standards, soul, rhythm ‘n’ blues & gospel, as well as playing both guitar & drums in addition to some of his most inspired piano work.



These were filmed at The Holiday Inn in Memphis Tennessee over several days during late September 1969, & (like the later 1971 one-off TV special) were produced by the late Rita Gillespie. According to the fan-club magazines at the time, these were compiled into five 30-minute TV specials (which in reality would probably equal around 20 minutes or so running time per show when allowing for advert breaks etc). Unfortunately they got just limited showings at the time (I believe it was just locally in the Memphis area + possibly in some parts of Canada), & for many years were almost forgotten.



I first heard (but didn’t see) a few songs from this via a poor-quality cassette in the early 80s; then in 1987 excerpts of 3 songs (‘What’d I Say’, ‘Green Green Grass Of Home’ & ‘What’s Made Milwaukee Famous’) were broadcast in great quality as part of the ‘I Am What I Am’ documentary (also released on VHS, & later on DVD). A snippet of a 4th song (‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’) via a 1990 UK country music documentary just fuelled fan’s excitement even more. Then, around 2002, a bootleg VHS tape finally surfaced with three complete 20-minute episodes (circulating also on bootleg DVDs within a year or two). These were broadcast on the U.S. ‘Outlaw Channel’ (probably at some point during the 90s), & further investigations by myself unearthed a fourth 20-minute episode, also broadcast by the ‘Outlaw Channel’. For years we’ve been searching for the 5th episode, though I now suspect that only 4 were re-broadcast…



Then, about a month ago fan & friend Per Kallin sent me this link:



http://www.classiccountrydvd.com/the-ma ... y-lew.html



I received the DVD today (thanks Andrew!).



My initial thoughts before viewing it are that this has the look & feel of a (good) bootleg rather than a full proper release: the cover artwork (though OK) features no barcode (& no song details either); the disc is not a proper “pressed” DVD but instead a computer-copy with a paper label; & the “menu” features just 4 thumbnails (1 for each show), with no full song chapters. On playing it I was fairly pleased with the quality; it’s certainly a considerable upgrade on our bootlegs (both visual & audio), though comparing it with the clips on the ‘I Am What I Am’ official DVD it looks slightly lesser picture quality: this may be because the documentary came from a superior source or it may have just had better mastering (the ‘I Am What I Am’ clips also seem to feature a little added reverb). The great news is that everything that circulates on bootleg DVDs (& YouTube) is included on the disc (though not all songs are listed on the link above); in addition, this includes a few additional songs:



‘He’ll Have To Go’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSHhkAylKfE



‘Swing Down Sweet Chariot’ and ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evs1DwDVvQY

Also an additional Linda Gail Lewis solo performance, with ‘Paper Roses’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WguYFLc55N8

Full track listing for the DVD is below:


Show 1:



Jerry Lee Lewis – Medley: I’m Movin On – Down The Line (with Linda Gail Lewis & others)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Green Green Grass Of Home
Conway Twitty – Johnny B. Goode
The Rust College Quintet – Peace In The Valley
Jerry Lee Lewis – Swing Low Sweet Chariot (with The Rust College Quintet)
Jerry Lee Lewis – Flip, Flop & Fly
Linda Gail Lewis – Son Of A Preacher Man
Conway Twitty – To See My Angel Cry
Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail Lewis – Gotta Travel On
Jerry Lee Lewis – What’d I Say


Show 2:



Jerry Lee Lewis - Jambalaya
The Finishing Touch - Rip It Up
The Settlers - Salty Dog
Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail Lewis - Roll Over Beethoven
Jerry Lee Lewis – What’s Made Milwaukee Famous
The Finishing Touch – Let The Good Times Roll
Linda Gail Lewis – South Side Soul Society Chapter No. 1
Roy Drusky – My Grass Is Green
Jerry Lee Lewis – Blue Suede Shoes
The Rust College Quintet – Seek & Yee Shall Find
Jerry Lee Lewis – He’ll Have To Go
Donna Rhodes – I See Love
Jerry Lee Lewis – Hit The Road, Jack
Jerry Lee Lewis – Ubangi Stomp


Show 3:



Jerry Lee Lewis – Medley: High School Confidential – GBOF – Mean Woman Blues
Jerry Lee Lewis - Danny Boy
Lynn Anderson – I’ve Been Everywhere
Jerry Lee Lewis – Why Don’t You Love Me
Linda Gail Lewis – Paper Roses
Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail Lewis – Don’t Take It Out On Me
Jerry Lee Lewis – Long Tall Sally
Linda Gail Lewis – The Shadow Of Your Smile
Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Jerry Lee Lewis – Turn On your Lovelight


Show 4:



Jerry Lee Lewis – Shout (with Linda Gail Lewis & others)
Jerry Lee Lewis – She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
Greg Todd – Let The Good Times Roll
The Finishing Touch – Let The Good Times Roll
Linda Gail Lewis – I Wish You Love
Jerry Lee Lewis – Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Jerry Lee Lewis – Money (That’s What I Want)
The Finishing Touch – Proud Mary
Jerry Lee Lewis – Swing Down Sweet Chariot (with The Rust College Quintet)
Linda Gail Lewis – Son Of A Preacher Man
Jerry Lee Lewis – Lewis Boogie




Curiously, my early 80s cassette included three additional songs that have yet to surface: ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’, ‘End Of The Road’ & ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’. My guess is that the footage of these is now missing or damaged: the DVD includes 4 episodes that have been slightly-extended (instead of the originally broadcast 5 episodes), & some of the previously unavailable tracks have very slight audio faults (notable ‘Swing Down Sweet Chariot’ & ‘Paper Roses’) which is why I suspect they weren’t rebroadcast on the ‘Outlaw Channel’.



To summarise then, this is well-worth buying, even if you own the old bootleg DVDs!



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Re: The Many Sounds of Jerry Lee

Postby Tony Papard » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:51 am

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Re: The Many Sounds of Jerry Lee

Postby bailbath » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:37 am

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