September 29: Jerry Lee Lewis was born in 1935
“I am right. I`m always right. One time I thought I was wrong, I found out I was right. ”
~Jerry Lee Lewis
“Just point me to the piano and give me my money. In fifteen minutes I’ll have ’em SHAKIN’, SHOUTIN’, SHIVERIN’, and SHAKIN'”
~Jerry Lee Lewis
||Jerry Lee Lewis
|Also known as
||September 29, 1935 (age 80)
||Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.
||Rock and roll, country, rockabilly, blues, Honky tonk, gospel
||Singer, songwriter, pianist
||Vocals, piano, guitar
||Sun, Mercury, Sire/Warner Bros, MCA
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname “The Killer”.
Continue reading September 29: Happy 80th Birthday Jerry Lee Lewis
He really stood for freedom. That whole sound stood for all degrees of freedom. It would just jump off the turntable… we wanted to go where that was happening.
~Bob Dylan (note on the flower arrangement sent by Dylan @ Carl Perkins’ funeral service – January 23, 1998)
|Paul McCartney with Carl Perkins: My Old Friend [Rare documentary] 1993 (45min):
Continue reading April 9: Carl Perkins Birthday
||Sam Phillips was not just one of the most important producers in rock history. There’s a good argument to be made that he was also one of the most important figures in 20th century American culture.
~Richie Unterberger (allmusic.com)
If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything.
|Great Sam Phillips documentary in two parts(Host: Billy Bob Thornton):
The late Sam Phillips was born in 1923
Continue reading Jan 05: The late Sam Phillips was born in 1923
“The Sun recordings maximized the effective contrast between the hustling rhythm of the bass and acoustic guitar and the ponderous, sparse vocals & lead guitar. Phillips achievement was to keep Cash’s sound at it’s bare essentials, an then fatten it up with the use of slapback echo. Subsequent producers and engineers could never quite recapture that formula. .. Johnny Cash’s three years of recordings for Sun are a wonderful demonstration of just how far a whole can outclass the sum of it’s parts”
~Colin Escott & Martin Hawkins (Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll)
I’m visiting SUN Studio again i January, and will post a series of SUN/STAX/Memphis related articles the coming months. This is the first one.
Continue reading Johnny Cash: 10 best songs recorded @ SUN Studio
Lists are always fun…. here’s some more:
5 Best Live Albums released in 2012
Important list! If we had allowed Live albums on our “2012 best albums” list… all five would have featured… (at least if I would have had my way) and “Live At Hull” & “L.A. Friday” is even better albums than Dylan’s Tempest in my opinion… but than again I LOVE concert recordings.
- The Who – Live at Hull 1970 (recorded February 15, 1970)
In 1970 The Who where at their live peak.. Daltrey had found his voice.. the other 3 where ready.. and the “Tommy” material is nothing but fantastic!
- The Rolling Stones – L.A. Friday (Sunday 13th July 1975)
- The Rolling Stones – Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981)
- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Live From Alabama
It is the best “new” live album this year.. by far..
- The Rolling Stones – Tokyo (Live 1990)
5 Best Music Books I read in 2012
Continue reading Best Live-albums & Music Books – 2012 according to Egil