If rock’n’roll was a person, it would be Jerry Lee Lewis.
Back in 1957, when Jerry Lee Lewis exploded on radio and jukeboxes with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” and “Great Balls Of Fire,” rock’n’roll was brand new, young and wild, loud and dangerous. The same could be said of Jerry Lee. Jerry Lee was in Louisiana when he heard Elvis and Carl Perkins and knew he had to get to Memphis and Sam Phillips, a man he thought would understand his music. He was right. When Sam heard that wild, free spirit with a no holds barred piano pounding style, he put a microphone in front of him and turned on the recording machine.
In this collection, you will hear all of the songs that Jerry Lee Lewis recorded for Sun Records, including those that were never released when he was on Sun. You can hear the piano rumble from Jerry Lee’s left hand and feel the wild, manic energy pulsing through the studio as he sang and played.