Jerry Lee Lewis

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Jerry Lee Lewis Pencil Portrait
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Last Update : 5/5/15

Rick Bragg’s 2014 biography of Jerry Lee Lewis is a rollercoaster ride through six decades of hellraising, by one of the original rock’n‘roll pioneers. I read it, and then re-read it in disbelief that such a seemingly selfish, lasciviously indulgent and brutally dismissive man has all but made it through to his ninth decade.

Hell bent on rebuilding his fledgling career after alienating the social mores of the day when he married his thirteen year old cousin, he would ultimately reinvent himself as a country singer whilst maintaining his status as a live draw on the nostalgia circuit. Stumbling from success to failure time and time again, shrugging off the deaths of two wives within weeks – one by drowning, the other overdosing – and the tragic loss of two sons, it is little wonder he has adopted the aura of an increasingly embittered man as the years passed by.

A musical innovator for sure, but also mad, bad and dangerous to know, his art at least reflects his persona. “I think my music is like a rattlesnake,” he says. “It warns you, ‘Listen to this. You better listen to this’.”

Small wonder therefore, that he’s referred to as “The Killer!”

Recommended listening

A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis [Box Set, Collector's Edition, Extra Tracks, Original Recording Remastered] (2012)

Available at an affordable retail price of less than twenty pounds, this 2012 compilation comfortably supercedes the 1993 ‘All Killer, No Filler’ anthology, boasting an exhaustively researched 70 page booklet by rock historian Roger Dopson, and 4 cd definitive box set, complete with sixty additional tracks.

Ranging from hits like ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’ and ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ to country staples like ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ and ‘There Must Be More to Love Than This,’ Lewis’ skips from familiar rock ‘n’ roll territory to country, blues and even gospel. ‘Me and Jesus’ (a duet with country-star sister Linda Gail Lewis), might seem an incongruous sentiment from a self-professed proponent of the devil’s music, but therein lies the paradox of the man.

All you could ever want of the Killer except of course, the April ’64 Hamburg recordings – one of rock’s all time greatest ‘live’ albums.

Live at the Star Club, Hamburg (1964)