Boogie Woogie Country Man

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Boogie Woogie Country Man
Boogie Woogie Country Man album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1975
RecordedNashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry, honky-tonk, boogie-woogie, gospel
Length28:55
LabelMercury
ProducerJerry Kennedy
Jerry Lee Lewis chronology
I-40 Country
(1974)
Boogie Woogie Country Man
(1975)
Odd Man In
(1975)

Boogie Woogie Country Man is an album by Jerry Lee Lewis released on Mercury Records in 1975.

Recording[edit]

Boogie Woogie Country Man was a return of sorts to the more "hardcore" honky-tonk country albums that Lewis had recorded in the late sixties and early seventies, although producer Jerry Kennedy retained the background singers to sweeten Jerry Lee's increasingly slurred rasp. The heavy-handed "countrypolitan" production that had drenched albums like 1972's Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano...Think About It, Darlin' and 1973's Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough is scaled back to an extent as Lewis rocks it up on the title track and turns in typically soulful performances on "I'm Still Jealous of You" and Tom T. Hall's "Red Hot Memories (Ice Cold Beer)".[citation needed] Lewis flaunts his notorious hard-living reputation on another Hall tune, "I Can Still Hear the Music in the Restroom", where Lewis confesses to snorting blow before lying stupefied drunk on a washroom floor.[citation needed] The song, released as a single, failed to reach the top ten, and the title track fared worse, peaking at number 24.[citation needed] "You can only have so many hit records," he told biographer Rick Bragg in 2014, "and record so many, and do 'em different every time, every time, every time, you know?"[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

The album rose to number 16 on the Billboard country albums chart.[citation needed] Bruce Eder of AllMusic said, "This album presents Jerry Lee Lewis in a surprisingly laid-back mode, doing ballads and gospel in what, for him, is almost a reflective manner. Some of the songs are downright cautionary, and he is amazingly effective on songs such as 'Jesus Is on the Mainline'."[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Still Jealous of You"
  • Jerry Foster
  • Bill Rice
3:08
2."Little Peace and Harmony"Ray Griff2:23
3."Jesus Is On the Main Line (Call Him Sometime)"Marijohn Wilkin2:09
4."Forever Forgiving"Mack Vickery2:14
5."(Remember Me) I'm the One You Loves You"Stuart Hamblen2:55
6."Red Hot Memories (Ice Cold Beer)"Tom T. Hall2:15
7."I Can Still Hear the Music In the Restroom"Hall2:32
8."Love Inflation"Sanger D. Schafer2:43
9."I Was Sorta Wonderin'"
2:37
10."Thanks for Nothing"Anthony Dobbins2:15
11."Boogie Woogie Country Man"
3:44
Total length:28:55

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