Jerry Lee Lewis (album)

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Jerry Lee Lewis
Studio album by Jerry Lee Lewis
Released 1958
Recorded 1958
Genre Rock and roll
Length 30:18[1]
Label Sun LP-1230
Producer Sam Phillips
Jerry Lee Lewis chronology
Jerry Lee Lewis
(1958)
Jerry Lee's Greatest
(1961)

Jerry Lee Lewis was rocker Jerry Lee Lewis's first album, released in 1958 on Sun Records. The album featured Lewis's hit "High School Confidential", but for some reason producer Sam Phillips did not include Lewis's bigger hits such as "Great Balls of Fire". Although widely regarded as the headline track, the title "High School Confidential" was not applied to the album.

In keeping with an occasional record industry practice of the time (1958) the album was also released in 45rpm format, the twelve songs being divided over a series of three 7" Extended Play (EP) records, Sun EPs 108,109 and 110 (pictured).

The back cover of the LP feature a large picture of Sun Records President Sam Phillips admiring Lewis at the piano in the famous studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, TN. Phillips, then working to promote his latest star Lewis, also wrote the liner notes for the album noting that Lewis "is regarded as the very epitome of rock and roll" [2]

The album is currently available on CD, featuring bonus tracks from his first EP, "The Great Ball of Fire" (Sun EP 107).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Don't Be Cruel" - 1:58
  2. "Goodnight Irene" - 2:54
  3. "Put Me Down" - 2:09
  4. "It All Depends (On Who Will Buy The Wine)" - 3:00
  5. "Ubangi Stomp" - 1:46
  6. "Crazy Arms" - 2:39
Side two
  1. "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)" - 2:01
  2. "Fools Like Me - 2:52
  3. "High School Confidential" - 2:28
  4. "When The Saints Go Marching In" - 2:12
  5. "Matchbox" - 1:44
  6. "It’ll Be Me" - 2:17

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerry Lee Lewis at Allmusic
  2. ^ Phillips, Sam C. (May 1958). Original liner notes to "High School Confidential" LP. 706 Union Ave., Memphis, TN: Sun Records.