Monday, May 04, 2015

JERRY LEE’S BOOGIE

Ol’ Jerry, 17 years old, future “pumping piano” style intact, traveled down to Cosimo’s in New Orleans to make himself a demo record to carry around to prospective record labels. One side was a cover of a current Lefty Frizzell hit. The other side featured a rompin’ eponymous boogie woogie. Here are both for your listening pleasure. . . .



Jerry Lee Lewis • Don’t Stay Away (’Til Love Grows Cold) • 1952

Jerry Lee Lewis • Jerry Lee’s Boogie • 1952


The above two tracks are featured on the excellent JLL comp The Road Begins available from El Toro Records.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Frank,
    Thanks for letting us hear these very interesting demos from the wild man of rock 'n' roll!

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    1. Happy to do so. And this is three years before he recorded "Crazy Arms" for Sun. . . .

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