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Man..anyone else get a cold chill when you watch Keith zip past Kid Rock @ 3:00? He avoided him like the plague and siding with the other musicians off in the corner of the stage. I have this DVD and I always skip this performance.
I agree with this post completely yet I've never heard the Southern Roots album that I can recall so I need to look this one up. Thanks for that!Quote
Jerry Lee does misfire sometimes, due to others, as you rightly stated: it can be the producer's fault, as in Shelby Singleton getting him to re-record his sun classics in 1963 for Smash, or Jerry Kennedy smothering his country material in strings. Stan Kessler also did the same thing on sessions in 1973, which produced Sometimes A Memory Just Ain't Enough and I-40 Country. Honky Tonk Wine would have seriously benefitted with no strings and backing vocals.
Also, from 1983/84, MCA gave Jerry Lee rubbish songs and rubbish production: I Am What I Am is an awful album, apart from the Mickey Newbury number That Was The Way It Was Then.
Sometimes, Jerry Lee is the best thing on a pedestrian album: Class of 55 springs to mind. The best Jerry Lee album, in my opinion, is Southern Roots from 1973, produced by Huey Meaux. The piano is miked right, the song choice is excellent, and the backing musicians are the MGs, Tony Joe White, Carl Perkins, Doug Sahm amongst others. The second best Jerry Lee album is his country comeback album, Another Place, Another Time.