Jerry Lee Lewis

E.M. Lowes Theater (Worcester, MA)

Oct 5, 1984

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  1. 1 Rockin' My Life Away 02:43
  2. 2 C.C. Rider 03:57
  3. 3 Good News Travels Fast 02:36
  4. 4 Georgia On My Mind 04:13
  5. 5 Circumstancial Evidence 02:27
  6. 6 How Great Thou Art 02:52
  7. 7 I Saw The Light 02:38
  8. 8 Comin' Back For More 03:41
  9. 9 Let's Talk About Us 02:44
  10. 10 Careless Hands 02:51
  11. 11 Who Will The Next Fool Be? 03:49
  12. 12 Chantilly Lace 02:21
  13. 13 The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) 04:05
  14. 14 I Got A Woman 02:51
  15. 15 Band Chatter 01:04
  16. 16 You Win Again 04:06
  17. 17 Sweet Little Sixteen 03:00
  18. 18 Somewhere Over the Rainbow 04:41
  19. 19 Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano 02:43
  20. 20 Lucille 03:23
  21. 21 Great Balls Of Fire 02:01
  22. 22 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 07:32
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Jerry Lee Lewis - vocals, piano
Ken Lovelace - fiddle, guitar
Buddy Harmon - drums
Bobby Moore - bass
Jerry Shock- guitar
Steve Nathan - keyboards

There is a brilliant and comical moment early in this show, where rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis is told by a crew member that the show is being recorded for a live radio broadcast. Surprised, he immediately speaks to the audience with the brute honesty only Jerry Lee can muster up: "I'm sorry…. I didn't know we were on the radio. I could have said something wrong, or worse."

Undaunted, he carries on, pumped and ready to rock. From the opening piano runs of "Rockin' my Life Away," through his trademark version of "C.C. Rider," memorable takes of "Let's Talk About Us," "Careless Hands," "Who will the Next Fool Be?," and several others, Lewis shows the audience just why he has been nicknamed "The Killer."

Originally recorded for the Silver Eagle Cross Country radio concert series, this show was released in an abbreviated version as a live album in the mid-1990s. No longer in print, you can still hear it here, and in its complete uncut version. In between country ballads, some of his own hits, and classic early rock classics, he even throws in the standard "Somewhere over the Rainbow." After doing a couple of good old country gospel tunes ("How Great Thou Art" and "I Saw the Light"), Lewis offers up cool versions of Ray Charles' "Georgia on my Mind," and "I Got a Woman;" the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace;" and his rival Little Richard's "Lucille." He closes with a spirited version of "Great Balls of Fire," the song that made him famous and inspired a biopic of the same title.