Above: Jerry Lee Lewis plays “Whole Lotta Shakin” and “Chantilly Lace” on the BBC in 1972. Below, he rocks Shakin’ in 1957:
Jerry Lee is releasing his first country album in years, and it’s largely written by Kris Kristofferson. You can hear the first single, “Mean Old Man,” on the splash page of Lewis’ website, and it’s kickass (despite the lack of piano).
Lewis is, after all, the Boogie Woogie Country Man.
By the way — if you’ve never heard this album, Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, you owe it to yourself to buy a copy. Because it is kick-ass.