Jerry Rocks

Jerry Rocks

by Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis


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You can be certain of one thing: that any compilation on the Bear Family label will be solid, not only in terms of tracks but presentation, historical data, and great sound. This comp by the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, is no exception. There are 33 cuts here, recorded between 1957 and 1977 and licensed from Sun or Mercury/Smash. Sure, some of his WEA material is missing, but most everything else from the Mercury era, with the possible exception of "What Made Milwaukee Famous," is here: "Breathless," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire," "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" (to hopefully help everyone forget Iggy Pop's utterly horrific version), "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee," "Good Rockin' Tonight," "Pink Pedal Pushers," "High School Confidential," and other great country songs -- like his stellar version of Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee." Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2006
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127163967
catalogNumber: 16396
Rank: 96977

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Lee Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader,Vocals,Background Vocals
Albert Lee   Acoustic Guitar
Gary Wright   Organ
Tommy Allsup   Guitar
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Alvin Lee   Guitar
Martin Katahn   Violin
Cliff Acred   Guitar
Byron Bach   Cello
Brenton Banks   Violin
George Binkley   Violin
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Marvin Chantry   Viola
Tony Colton   Percussion
Roy Dea   Track Performer
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Dolores Edgin   Choir, Chorus
Solie Fott   Violin
Pete Gavin   Percussion,Drums
Buddy Harman   Bass,Drums
Hoyt Hawkins   Choir, Chorus
Charles "Chas" Hodges   Bass
Ginger Holladay   Choir, Chorus
Mary Holladay   Choir, Chorus
Lillian Hunt   Violin
Roland Janes   Guitar
Stan Kessler   Bass
Millie Kirkham   Choir, Chorus
Kenneth Lovelace   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Choir, Chorus
June Page   Choir, Chorus
Billy Lee Riley   Bass,Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Organ,Piano,Harpsichord
Billy Sanford   Guitar
Dale Sellers   Guitar
Jerry Shook   Guitar
Brad Suggs   Guitar
Samuel Terranova   Violin
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
J.M. Van Eaton   Drums
Klaus Voormann   Bass
Kenney Jones   Percussion,Drums
Lillian Vannhunt   Violin
Hugh Gordon Stoker   Choir, Chorus
J.W. Brown   Bass
Edward DeBruhl   Bass
Otis Jett   Drums
Martin Willis   Tenor Saxophone
Linda Gail Lewis   Vocals
Ray C. Walker   Choir, Chorus
Bob Moore & His Orchestra   Bass,Leader
Jerry Glenn Kennedy   Guitar,Leader
Stephanie Woolf   Violin
Andy Brown   Organ
Joseph T. Babcock   Choir, Chorus
Jerry "Chip Young" Stembridge   Guitar
Michael Leech   Bass
John Lee Christopher   Guitar
Gene Lowery Singers   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Composer,Duet
Roy Orbison   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Freddie Slack   Composer
Bill Justis   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Jack Clement   Producer
Tony Colton   Producer
Sunny David   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Bob Feldman   Composer
Fred Foster   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer
Jack Hammer   Composer
Roland Janes   Composer
Jerry Kennedy   Producer
Sticks McGhee   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Steve Rowland   Producer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Tom Sparkman   Engineer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Mort Thomasson   Engineer
Charles Underwood   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Dave Williams   Composer
Sam Phillips   Producer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Linda Gail Lewis   Duet
Layng Martine   Composer
John Greenham   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Trevor Cajiao   Reissue Producer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Frank Brunson   Composer
Claude de Metruis   Composer
Billy Hughes   Composer
Allyson R. Khent   Composer
Ron Hargrave   Composer
Johnny O'Keefe   Composer
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Restoration,Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning

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