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Friday, January 30, 2015

Jerry Lee Lewis - Live At The Star Club Hamburg

Jerry Lee Lewis - Live At The Star Club Hamburg
In wav - Scans are included
1 Mean Woman Blues
2 High School Confidential
3 Money
4 Matchbox
5 What'd I Say - Part 1
6 What'd I Say - Part 2
7 Great Balls Of Fire
8 Good Golly Miss Molly
9 Lewis Boogie
10 Your Cheatin' Heart
11 Hound Dog
12 Long Tall Sally
13 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
14 Down The Line

Live At The Star Club, Hamburg is not an album, it's a crime scene: Jerry Lee Lewis slaughters his rivals in a thirteen-song set that feels like one long convulsion. Recorded April 5th, 1964, this is the earliest and most feral of Lewis' concert releases from his wilderness years, after he was banished from the radio and after he had left Sun Records for Mercury, but before he humbled himself and switched to country. Live at the Star Club is not country, boogie, bop or blues but showdown rock & roll, with no survivors but the Killer.

Not that the rockabillies and piano pounders whose tunes he devours — Ray Charles ("What'd I Say"), Carl Perkins ("Matchbox"), Little Richard ("Good Golly, Miss Molly") and Elvis Presley ("Hound Dog") — thought of Lewis as their chief competition. But he did. The world at large seemed out to get him, and that was no position for the hardest-working ego in show business. Lewis was not going to just slide through his career doldrums. He wanted to show 'em all — those prigs who looked down their blue noses at his marriage to thirteen-year-old Myra Gayle Brown, those fools who thought Elvis was the King, those damned Brit invaders, even the angry God of his angrier fathers. No enemy could touch him onstage. Once Lewis launches into "Mean Woman Blues," the audience and his backing band, a vastly overmatched British group called the Nashville Teens, simply toast in the afterburners.   (review from rolling stones magazine)

Special thanks to Joey R.A. Mone for this cool contribution.


Anonymous said...

Truly one of the best live lps ever!
Rank Stranger

Evil Rev said...

This one gets my vote as the greatest live album of all time...Its ferocious today-I can't imagine what it must've been like in that room

Phil Gordon said...

A must hear!

Anonymous said...

thanks from the heart for this absolute must