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Jerry Lee Lewis to release new album and memoir

Written by admin on September 2, 2014 – 1:44 pm -

Legendary rock ‘n’ roller, Jerry Lee Lewis, will release his new album, “Rock & Roll Time,” in October, as well as a memoir titled “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.”

As with his 2006 album, “Last Man Standing,” and his 2010 album, “Mean Old Man,” the new album will feature many guest artists, including Neil Young, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Nils Lofgren, Robbie Robertson and Shelby Lynne.

Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock & Roll Time

The album’s title track was co-written by Kris Kristofferson, Bob Neuwirth and Roger McGuinn, and originally featured on Kristofferson’s 1974 album “Spooky Lady’s Sideshow”. Jerry Lee is joined on the track by singers, Vonda Shepard and Bernard Fowler, and guitarists, Doyle Bramhall II, Jon Brion and Kenny Lovelace.

The tracklist for “Rock & Roll Time” is as follows:

  1. Rock & Roll Time (with Doyle Bramhall II and Jon Brion)
  2. Little Queenie (with Keith Richards and Ron Wood)
  3. Stepchild (with Daniel Lanois and Doyle Bramhall II)
  4. Sick and Tired (with Jon Brion)
  5. Bright Lights, Big City (with Neil Young and Ivan Neville)
  6. Folsom Prison Blues (with Robbie Robertson and Nils Lofgren)
  7. Keep Me in Mind (with Jon Brion)
  8. Mississippi Kid (with Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II)
  9. Blues Like Midnight (with Robbie Robertson)
  10. Here Comes That Rainbow Again (with Shelby Lynne)
  11. Promised Land (with Doyle Bramhall II).

Jerry Lee’s memoir, “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story,” was written with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg. The book will tell the story of the singer’s career highs and lows, his relationships with other musicians, and his often troubled personal life.

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

Jerry Lee says that he has “waited ’til the right time” to set the record straight, and that “All these other books have come out, and there wasn’t no truth in any of them.”

The book and album are available via the links below.

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Johnny Cash Museum celebrates the Legends of Sun Records

Written by admin on August 7, 2014 – 11:30 am -

The Johnny Cash Museum will open “The Legends of Sun Records” exhibit on August 15.

The Legends of Sun Records exhibit

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Song of the Week #166 – “No Particular Place to Go”

Written by admin on July 21, 2014 – 9:38 pm -

Chuck Berry’s “No Particular Place to Go” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“No Particular Place to Go” was released on single in May 1964, backed with “You Two,” and appeared on the album “St. Louis to Liverpool” (Chess LP-1488) in November 1964.

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Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe & Honky Tonk opening in Memphis

Written by admin on April 18, 2013 – 8:53 am -

Jerry Lee Lewis' Cafe & Honky Tonk

Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe & Honky Tonk will open on Beale Street in Memphis, TN on April 23, ahead of a welcoming parade on April 27 which will see Jerry Lee’s piano, motorcycle and memorabilia moved into the restaurant.

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Song of the Week #125 – “Bad Moon Rising”

Written by admin on September 24, 2012 – 10:39 pm -

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“Bad Moon Rising” was released on single in April 1969, backed with the equally brilliant “Lodi”. Both tracks also featured on the album “Green River,” released four months later.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising single

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