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CD Review: Jerry Lee Lewis – Rock & Roll Time

| 28 November 2014 | Reply

CD Review: Jerry Lee Lewis – Rock & Roll Time
Vanguard/Caroline Australia
7 November 2014
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
7.5/10

Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock & Roll Time cover

Decades of ornery behaviour may have dimmed the excitement that greets a Jerry Lee Lewis album, but this is a good one & well worth your attention – and yes, perhaps even your excitement.

The Killer eschews any concessions to modernity, though, delivering an album as retro as you’re likely to hear all year, and evocative as the black n’ white picture of the man himself outside of the old Sun Records building.

Pulling together a collection of tracks from the pens of Kristofferson, Dylan, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Reed, Jimmie Rodgers and more, Rock & Roll Time is a joyous listen from start to finish, bolstered by organic contributions from the supremely talented likes of Robbie Robertson, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Daniel Lanois, Nils Lofgren, Neil Young, Shelby Lynne, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II and more.

It’s a fearless tribute to the formative days of rock n’ roll – days when rock, soul, country and folk were all stirred into the big melting pot at Sun and places like it, all underpinned by The Killer’s undiminished boogie woogie piano skills, and bolstered by some of the finest players in the business.

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