Wednesday, 17 April 2019

You Shake My Nerves - The Jerry Lee Lewis Story

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th March 2019

Another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in 2005 which looks back on the eventful life of Jerry Lee Lewis.

As well as Jerry Lee himself, contributors include sister Linda Gail Lewis, ex-wife Myra Gail Lewis, biographer Charles White, Cowboy Jack Clement (the man who discovered him), Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Joe Brown, film director Taylor Hackford, record producer Marshall Chess and others.

Jools Holland says of Jerry Lee " I think the thing about Jerry Lee is that, whenever he plays it doesn't sound like anyone else but Jerry Lee, no matter what song he does, it might be country song or a rock and roll song, but it's Jerry Lee, it's unmistakably him.

Tom Jones adds "The first time I heard Jerry Lee Lewis was in 1957. I was walking through Pontypridd, where I come from in South Wales, with some of my friends and we were talking about rock and roll and all of a sudden Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On comes out of the loudspeaker outside of the record shop and my friend said "Is that what you're talking about?" and I said "That's exactly what I'm talking about!"".

Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire [El Toro]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Lewis Boogie [Music Club]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Deep Elem Blues [Sun Classics]
Jerry Lee Lewis - End Of The Road [Varese]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Crazy Arms [Lotus]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Jerry Lee Lewis - You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven [Charly]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire [El Toro]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Old Time Religion [Original Sun]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire [El Toro]
Jerry Lee Lewis - High School Confidential [Sun]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Breathless [Trax]
Jerry Lee Lewis - I'll Make It All Up To You [Varese]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Twistin' Going On [Disky]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Good Golly Miss Molly [Charly]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Another Place, Another Time [Polygram]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Green Green Grass Of Home [Specturm Music]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Lovin' Up A Storm (Live) [Charly]
Jerry Lee Lewis - What Made Milwaukee Famous [Mercury]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Meat Man [American Legends]
Jerry Lee Lewis - When Two Worlds Collide [Capitol]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Rockin' My Life Away [Elektra]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Down The Line (Live) [See For Miles]

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