NEW JERRY LEE LEWIS ALBUM

"LAST MAN STANDING"

Mythic Rock & Roll Pioneer Duets With 22 Rock, Country, R&B and Pop's Biggest Superstars Including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Toby Keith, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Rod Stewart & More

 

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LOS ANGELES - The much-anticipated new studio album from mythic rock & roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, Last Man Standing, will be released on Sept. 26 featuring a dream roster of guest artists. Jimmy Rip and Steve Bing produced Lewis' forthcoming CD, which was five years in the making, for Shangri-La Entertainment. Jeff Ayeroff's Artists First music label will be releasing the CD through Warner Music Group's Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA).

Last Man Standing pairs Jerry Lee Lewis with a who's who of rock & roll, country, R&B, and pop music superstars ripping their way through a fantastic set list of 21 monumental classic songs. The previously announced working title of Redemption has been changed to Last Man Standing.

 

 

Performing duets with Jerry Lee Lewis on Last Man Standing are:

Jimmy Page "Rock and Roll"

B.B. King "Before The Night Is Over"

Bruce Springsteen "Pink Cadillac"

Mick Jagger & Ronnie Wood "Evening Gown"

Neil Young "You Don't Have To Go"

Robbie Robertson "Twilight"

John Fogerty "Travelin' Band"

Keith Richards "That Kind of Fool"

Ringo Starr "Sweet Little Sixteen"

Merle Haggard "Just-a-Bummin' Around"

Kid Rock "Honky Tonk Woman"

Rod Stewart "What's Made Milwaukee Famous"

George Jones "Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age"

Willie Nelson "A Couple More Years"

Toby Keith "Old Glory"

Eric Clapton "Trouble In Mind"

Little Richard "I Saw Her Standing There"

Delaney Bramlett "Lost Highway"

Buddy Guy "Hadacohl Boogie"

Don Henley "That's What Makes The Irish Heart Beat"

Kris Kristofferson "The Pilgrim: Chapter 33"

 

Discovered by Sun Records' Sam Phillips in 1954, Jerry Lee Lewis exploded on the scene in 1957 with his groundbreaking hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." His follow up hit in that same year "Great Balls of Fire" cemented his place as a rock 'n roll icon. Jerry Lee Lewis is the Last Man Standing of rock's founding fathers, the last living legend left from Sun Record's "Million Dollar Quartet" (Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis).

Fifty years after his first hit and in his 70th year, Jerry Lee Lewis performs as powerfully as ever. Last Man Standing mixes Lewis' old school finesse and fury, that essence of rock & roll that's all his own, with the prowess of today's great artists. The result is 21 songs that might just make up the best classic rock 'n roll album ever.

The band that cut most of the basic tracks consists of Kenny Lovelace and Jimmy Rip on guitar, Hutch Hutchinson on bass and Jim Keltner on drums. Producer Jimmy Rip about the guest stars: "It was 21 of the easiest phone calls I ever had to make. Everyone wanted to play with the Killer."

 

A message from producer Jimmy Rip:

"I know all the fans would love to get a peek at Jerry in the studio making The Pilgrim. Here's a shot from the very last session at the Record Plant in LA. Left to right: Keith Allison, Nils Lofgrin, myself, Ringo, Jim Keltner, JLL, Hutch Hutchinson, Ivan Neville and Kenny Lovelace. I've never seen Jerry happier, or heard him play better than that night. I really appreciate the incredible patience the fans have shown waiting for the release. Trust me, there's never been a record like this one ....22 stars .....and the last true American original........ JERRY LEE!!!!!!"

Jerry, Ringo Starr & 'the gang' (March 29, 2005)

Jerry, Neil Young and Jimmy Rip

 

 

Jerry Lee Lewis, who cut his first record in 1954, is the "last man standing" from Sun Record's legendary collection of talent that included Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins, who along with Chuck Berry and Little Richard could be called the Founding Fathers of Rock 'n Roll. Born September 29, 1935 into a poor family in Ferriday, Louisiana, Jerry Lee Lewis was developing his own ferocious approach to the piano by the age of 10, synthesizing the boogie-woogie sounds he heard on the radio with the Southern-fried R&B emanating from Haney's Big House, a local juke joint owned by his uncle. Jerry Lee later enrolled him in Southwestern Bible College in Waxahatchie, Texas, but he didn't last long. The siren call of music pulled him onto a trajectory that would change the world. Bringing together elements of R&B, boogie woogie, gospel, and country into a sound uniquely his own, Jerry Lee Lewis became an integral part of the emerging rock 'n' roll that was usurping and supplanting the big band sounds of popular music. By 1956, Jerry Lee had found his way into Sam Phillips' fabled Sun Studios, where he cut his first charting single, a revved-up rendition of Ray Price's "Crazy Arms," and worked as an in-house session musician. One day, while playing piano for some Carl Perkins sessions, Jerry Lee became part of an impromptu jam session that included Perkins, Johnny Cash, and a young Elvis Presley. The engineer rolled the tape and that session became the lone recording of the fabled "Million Dollar Quartet." With the release of Jerry Lee Lewis's "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire" in 1957, the flamboyant young performer crossed over onto the pop, R&B, and country charts and landed on-screen performance roles in the films "High School Confidential" and "Jamboree." When Elvis saw Jerry Lee Lewis perform, he said that, if he could play piano like that, he'd stop singing. Since the beginning, Jerry Lee Lewis's irrepressible confidence and insatiable energy have inspired countless fans and foes. His storied career has been colored by exploit and scandal: He was the original bad boy, the first legend of rock 'n roll who paved the way for all those to follow - from the Rolling Stones to Green Day. Described by Johnny Cash as an American Original and by Roy Orbison as the best raw performer in the history of rock 'n' roll music, Jerry Lee Lewis is a musician of exceptional talent and versatility. Along with his rock 'n roll hits, he has had many country chart toppers, including "Another Time, Another Place" in 1968. He became one of the very first inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. That same year, Jerry Lee went back to Sun Studios in Memphis to record the album "Class of '55" with Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. "Interviews from the Class of '55 Recording Sessions" earned the 1987 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Jerry Lee Lewis has never stopped touring. 50 years after his first hit and in his 70th year, he remains an explosive performer, delivering fury, finesse and fun to audiences around the world. In February 2005, Jerry Lee Lewis was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). Last Man Standing is pure Jerry Lee Lewis, an important and monumental collection of pure rock 'n' roll from the last original rock 'n' roller.