Jerry Lee Lewis

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Please refer to the "Other" for see the essential sets of recordings, covering the different periods of Jerry Lee Lewis' creative work.
For the release entirely performed by Jerry Lee Lewis with the rare recordings see the disc 1 "Feel So Good" in the 8-LP set "Sun Records Into the 60's".
See also the "group of one session" The Million Dollar Quartet.

Annotation last modified on 2013-05-13 13:54 UTC.

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Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man."

A pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. "Crazy Arms" sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was his 1957 hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. He followed this with "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential". However, Lewis's rock and roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his 13-year-old first cousin once removed when he was 22 years old.

He had minimal success in the charts following the scandal, and his popularity quickly eroded. His live performance fees plummeted from $10,000 per night to $250. In the meantime he was determined to gain back some of his popularity. In the early 1960s, he did not have much chart success, with few exceptions, such as a cover of Ray Charles's "What'd I Say". His live performances at this time were increasingly wild and energetic. His 1964 live album Live at the Star Club, Hamburg is regarded by music journalists and fans as one of the wildest and greatest live rock albums ever. In 1968 Lewis made a transition into country music and had hits with songs such as "Another Place, Another Time". This reignited his career, and throughout the late 1960s and 1970s he regularly topped the country-western charts; throughout his seven-decade career, Lewis has had 30 songs reach the top 10 on the "Billboard Country and Western Chart". His No. 1 country hits included "To Make Love Sweeter for You", "There Must Be More to Love Than This", "Would You Take Another Chance on Me" and "Me and Bobby McGee".

Lewis's successes continued throughout the decade and he embraced his rock and roll past with songs such as a cover of the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace" and Mack Vickery's "Rockin' My Life Away". In the 21st century Lewis continues to tour around the world and still releases new albums. His album Last Man Standing is his best selling to date, with over a million copies sold worldwide. This was followed by Mean Old Man, which has received some of the best sales of Lewis's career.

Lewis has a dozen gold records in both rock and country. He won several Grammy awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. In 1989, his life was chronicled in the movie Great Balls of Fire, starring Dennis Quaid. In 2003, Rolling Stone listed his box set All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology number 242 on their list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2004, they ranked him number 24 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Lewis is the last surviving member of Sun Records' Million Dollar Quartet and the Class of '55 album, which also included Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley.

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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Legends: The Collection, Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Let The Good Times Roll Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Living Stereo Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Original Inedited Rocks Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Rockin' My Life Away Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Stars Alley Jerry Lee Lewis 1
The Country Store Collection Jerry Lee Lewis 1
The Greatest Hits Jerry Lee Lewis 1
The Killer Jerry Lee Lewis 1
The Killer Collection Jerry Lee Lewis 1
The Killer: Breathless (Studio Out Takes 1956-1958) Jerry Lee Lewis 1
The Killer: The Extreme Sun and Early Years Jerry Lee Lewis 1
The Very Best of Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Together in Time Elvis Presley / Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Whole Lotta Shakin Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Jerry Lee Lewis 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Heartbreak Jerry Lee Lewis 2
1991 The Greatest Live Shows on Earth Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1993 Greatest Hits - Live Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1994 Greatest Hits Live Jerry Lee Lewis 1
2000 Live and Dangerous Jerry Lee Lewis 1
2012 The Killer Live! (1964-1970) Jerry Lee Lewis 1

Album + Interview + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983-07-16: Salute TV Show: Los Angeles, California, USA Jerry Lee Lewis 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 "Live" at the Star-Club, Hamburg Jerry Lee Lewis with The Nashville Teens 5 5
1964 Alabama Show Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1966 By Request: More Of The Greatest Live Show On Earth Jerry Lee Lewis 2
1970 Live at the International, Las Vegas Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1977 1977-03-13: Grugahalle, Essen, Germany Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1981 Live at the Grand Ole Opry Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1982 The Survivors Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins 3
1985 Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other: Recorded Live in Concert Jerry Lee Lewis 5 2
1989 Bootleg Series, Volume 02: Three Rivers Stadium Control Boot Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1989 The Complete Palomino Club Recordings Jerry Lee Lewis 3
1991 Live in Italy Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1993 Les Génies du Rock, The Million Dollar Session Elvis Presley,Jerry Lee Lewis,Carl Perkins 1
1997 Silver Eagle Cross Country Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1999 Live at Gilley's Jerry Lee Lewis 1
2000 By Invitation Only Jerry Lee Lewis 1
2007 Last Man Standing Live Jerry Lee Lewis 1
2007 Live From Austin Tx Jerry Lee Lewis 2
2007 2007-08-27: Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finnland Jerry Lee Lewis 1
2007 2007-28-02: Last Man Standing Tour, Live Forum 2007: Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark Jerry Lee Lewis 1
2009 1987-04-16: Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales, U.K. Jerry Lee Lewis 1
2011 Old Time Religion (Rare Recordings of Jerry Lee Lewis in Church: Preachin', Shoutin' and Singin') Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1983-04-16: The Hammersmith, London, UK Jerry Lee Lewis 1
In Concert Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends Extended Edition Jerry Lee Lewis 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Great Balls of Fire! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Jerry Lee Lewis 4

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Crazy Arms / End of the Road Jerry Lee Lewis With His Pumping Piano 2
1957 Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On / It'll Be Me Jerry Lee Lewis 2
1957 Great Balls of Fire / You Win Again Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 2
1958 Breathless / Down the Line Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 2
1958 High School Confidential / Fools Like Me Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 2
1958 The Return of Jerry Lee George and Louis 2
1958 Break-Up / I'll Make It All Up to You Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 2
1958 I'll Sail My Ship Alone / It Hurt Me So Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 2
1959 Lovin' Up a Storm / Big Blon' Baby Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 2
1959 Let's Talk About Us / The Ballad of Billy Joe Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 1
1959 Little Queenie / I Could Never Be Ashamed of You Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 1
1960 Old Black Joe / Baby, Baby, Bye Bye Jerry Lee Lewis with Gene Lowery Singers 2
1960 John Henry / Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 1
1960 In the Mood / I Get the Blues When It Rains The Hawk 2
1960 When I Get Paid / Love Made a Fool of Me Jerry Lee Lewis With His Pumping Piano 1
1961 What'd I Say / Livin' Lovin' Wreck Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 1
1961 It Won't Happen With Me / Cold Cold Heart Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 1
1961 Save the Last Dance for Me / As Long as I Live Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 2
1961 Money / Bonnie B Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 1
1962 I've Been Twistin' / Ramblin' Rose Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano 2
1962 Sweet Little Sixteen / How's My Ex Treating You Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1962 Good Golly Miss Molly / I Can't Trust Me (In Your Arms Anymore) Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1963 Teenage Letter / Seasons of My Heart Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1965 Carry Me Back to Old Virginia / I Know What It Means Jerry Lee Lewis 2
1965 Green Green Grass of Home / Baby (You've Got What It Takes) Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1968 What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me) / All the Good Is Gone Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1969 Don't Let Me Cross Over / We Live in Two Different Worlds Jerry Lee Lewis and Linda Gail Lewis 1
2009 Mean Old Man Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Rocking Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu / This Must Be the Place Jerry Lee Lewis 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Les Rois du rock, vol. 8 Jerry Lee Lewis 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 The Great Ball of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1958 Don't Be Cruel / Goodnight Irene / Put Me Down / It All Depends Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1958 High School Confidential / When the Saints Go Marching In / Matchbox / It'll Be Me Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1958 Ubangi Stomp / Crazy Arms / Jambalaya / Fools Like Me Jerry Lee Lewis 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 The Fabulous Jerry Lee Lewis: Unreleased Alternative Recordings Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1985 The Fabulous Jerry Lee Lewis: Unreleased Alternative Recordings, Volume 2 Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1988 Lil' Bit of Gold Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1988 Lil' Bit of Gold, Volume 2 Jerry Lee Lewis 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Caribou Ranch Sessions Jerry Lee Lewis 1
Eddie Kilroy Sessions Jerry Lee Lewis 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 The Sun Years Jerry Lee Lewis 5 2
1986 The Killer 1963-1968 Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1986 The Killer 1969–1972 Jerry Lee Lewis 5 1
1987 The Killer 1973-1977 Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1989 Classic Jerry Lee Lewis: The Definitive Edition of His Sun Recordings 1956-1963 (Incl. Unissued Performances) Jerry Lee Lewis 5 1
1991 The Alternate Collection Jerry Lee Lewis 5 1
1991 Honky Tonk Rock'n'Roll Piano Man Jerry Lee Lewis 5 1
1992 Pretty Much Country Jerry Lee Lewis 5 1
1993 The Ultimate: The Sun Years Jerry Lee Lewis 5 1
1994 The Locust Years... and the Return to the Promised Land Jerry Lee Lewis 5 1
2000 Mercury Smashes... and Rockin' Sessions Jerry Lee Lewis 5 1

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