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Jerry Lee's Greatest!


Download links and information about Jerry Lee's Greatest! by Jerry Lee Lewis. This album was released in 1961 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Rockabilly genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 28:46 minutes.

Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis
Release date: 1961
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Rockabilly
Tracks: 12
Duration: 28:46
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No. Title Length
1. Money (That's What I Want) 2:27
2. As Long As I Live 2:24
3. Hillbilly Music 2:07
4. Break Up 2:37
5. Hello, Hello Baby 3:23
6. Home 2:00
7. Let's Talk About Us 2:08
8. Great Balls of Fire 1:51
9. Frankie and Johnny 2:31
10. Cold, Cold Heart 3:07
11. What'd I Say 2:27
12. Hello Josephine 1:44



Don't be confused by the title; this 1961 release isn't a best-of. It's Jerry Lee Lewis's second and final LP for Sun Records. (He was much more prolific on the singles end during his Sun tenure.) The best-known cut here is his 1957 smash "Great Balls of Fire," which had never been on an LP before. With Lewis in post-marriage-scandal mode, Sun may have figured that an old hit would help the album's sales. In fact, The Killer's loose-limbed version of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" here would be his biggest pop hit for the next decade. Besides indicating the power of Lewis' later Sun sides, the album is a relatively early indicator of the eclecticism that would serve him well throughout his career. Things take an unexpected turn straight out of the gate, with the stinging, horn-punctuated swing of Jerry Lee's take on the Barrett Strong classic "Money." Lewis goes on to tackle country ("Cold, Cold Heart," which earned him a country hit), blues ("Hello, Hello Baby"), and straight-up rock 'n' roll (Charlie Rich's "Break Up"), offering ample evidence that he was one of American roots music's most agile interpreters.