Last Man Standing (2006)
|Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis|
|50 Years ago, Sam Phillips' legendary Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee was the home of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis, the Founding Fathers of Rock 'N Roll....Today Jerry Lee Lewis is the "Last Man Standing."|
On the album, Jerry Lee Lewis sings duets with 22 musical Legends on new recordings of all time rock n roll favorites.
Performances from Lewis with Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Neil Young, Ronnie Robertson, John Fogerty, Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, Merle Haggard, Kid Rock, Rod Stewart, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Eric Clapton, Little Richard, Delaney Bramlett, Buddy Guy, Don Henley, and Kris Kristofferson.
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Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel: Jerry Lee Lewis (vocals, piano); Keith Richards, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Delaney Bramlett, Don Henley, George Jones, John Fogerty, Kid Rock, Little Richard, Merle Haggard, Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Toby Keith, Bruce Springsteen (vocals); Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Rip, Kenny Lovelace, Robbie Robertson (guitar); Ron Wood (pedal steel guitar); Ivan Neville (organ); Butch Hutchinson (bass guitar); Jim Keltner (drums).|
|Around the time of his 71st birthday, rock-&-roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis unveiled LAST MAN STANDING, a celebratory outing that features a stunning cast of guest musicians, ranging from B.B. King and Little Richard to Merle Haggard and Neil Young. Among the many highlights of this album are Lewis's lively collaboration with guitarist Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin's "Rock N' Roll," a rendition that wonderfully plays up the tune's 1950s leanings, and the Killer's honky-tonk spin on Hank Williams's "Lost Highway," which points to his often-overlooked country recordings and features Delaney Bramlett's searing six-string work. Like the latter-day recordings of his old Sun labelmate Johnny Cash, this Lewis collection points to a remarkable legacy, while also displaying his still-formidable talents, resulting in a musical testament to aging impressively well.|
Producer: Jimmy Rip; Steve Bing
Al Jolson | Albert Ammons | Arizona Dranes | Big Joe Turner | Bill Haley & His Comets | Cecil Gant | Elmore James | Floyd Cramer | Hank Williams | Ike Turner | James P. Johnson | Jelly Roll Morton | Meade "Lux" Lewis | Moon Mullican | Ray Charles | Ray Price | Roy Brown | Roy Hall
Amos Milburn | Bill Haley | Billy Lee Riley | Bo Diddley | Brenda Lee | Buddy Holly | Carl Perkins (Rockabilly) | Charles Brown | Charlie Rich | Chuck Berry | Eddie Cochran | Elvis Presley | Fats Domino | Gene Vincent | George Jones | Hasil Adkins | James Booker | Jason D. Williams | Jim Dickinson | Johnny Cash | Johnny Horton | Johnny Paycheck | Link Wray | Little Richard | Mickey Gilley | Ray Charles | Ritchie Valens | Roddy Jackson | Ronnie Self | Roy Hall | Roy Orbison | Rudy Grayzell | Sam Cooke | Screamin' Jay Hawkins | The Big Bopper | Warren Smith (Rockabilly) | Wynonie Harris
Billy C. Wirtz | Bruno Mars | Butthole Surfers (Group) | Dean Alexander | Elton John | Gary Stewart | Ian McLagan | Jason D. Williams | Jools Holland | Mickey Gilley | Nashville Pussy | Neil Young | Shakin' Stevens | Southern Culture on the Skids | Stray Cats | Swamp Dogg | The Band | The Beatles | The Reverend Horton Heat | Willie Murphy (Blues)
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 09/26/2006|
|Original Release Date : 2006|
|Catalog ID : 20001|
|Label : Artist First|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00878722000123|
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Despite all the high-powered guests, Lewis stays in charge throughout LAST MAN STANDING....Most of his command now comes from the slamming, swinging passion of his barrelhouse piano."
- "The Killer's first new studio CD in more than a decade finds him in strong form, his iconic voice still recognizable and ivory-tinkling fingers still nimble..."
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Impressive at any age."
- "Nothing really has been lost on this disc in his fierce and knowing, insinuating vocals, or his pumping rhythm and attack."
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Weighing in at a hefty 21 tracks, and five years in the making, it proves beyond any doubt that the Killer can still whup his rivals after an astonishing half-century of recording."
BioOwing as much to 1950s wrestling bad guy Gorgeous George as he did to Elvis Presley, rock's original wildman didn't so much play rock & roll as he played Jerry Lee Lewis. A powerful honky-tonk pianist and singer, Lewis is that rare breed of star whose outsize ego is more than matched by his talent. He was among the first to show that the piano could challenge the guitar's rock & roll hegemony, and--along with Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins--he formed the legendary mid-'50s stable of Sun Records, a group of performers that would forever change the face of popular music.
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