Jerry Lee Lewis: Live at BB King´s New York, 13.September 2010


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Jerry Lee Lewis:
Down The Line
Drinkin´ Wine Spo Dee O Dee
Before The Night Is Over
Don´t Put No Headstone On My Grave
Rockin´ My Life Away
Why You Been Gone So Long
Mexicali Rose
Great Balls Of Fire
Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On


Killer still a thriller

jll-at-bbkings-130920102There´s not quite as much shakin´ going on and those great balls of fire don´t flame quite so brightly. Even so, Jerry Lee Lewis showed the crowd at B.B. King´s in Times Square Monday night he´s still the Killer.
This founding figure of rock ´n´ roll is one of the last legends still performing. Nearly 75, he´s suffered a slew of health problems, and it shows — but his swaggering piano playing and rebellious spirit remain undimmed.
He´s currently in the midst of a career resurgence, thanks in part to Broadway´s *Million Dollar Quartet* — he performed a three-song cameo appearance Friday in front of an audience that included Bill Clinton. (Lewis initially threatened a lawsuit against the show, but he changed his mind when he began receiving a piece of the action.)
Lewis has also released a terrific new album, *Mean Old Man*, featuring a slew of guest stars including Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Mavis Staples.
Accompanied by a tight four-piece band, Lewis delivered a short (45-minute) but sweet set that included several of his country hits — *You Win Again*, *Before the Night Is Over* — plus some rock classics.
A highlight was *Don´t Put No Headstone on My Grave*, which had him shifting tempo several times to dramatic effect. Finishing the song, he announced, ´I want a monument´, with a sly smile.
A hard-driving *Rockin” My Life Away* moved a fan to shout, ´You´re still the Killer!´ To which Lewis acidly responded, ´I may be the Killer, but I could use a better piano. This one´s a piece of junk.´
He ended with *Great Balls of Fire* followed by *Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On*, complete with that still-lascivious finger wagging.
As a final fillip, Lewis kicked away his piano stool. It didn´t get far, but his fans cheered just the same.

source: Jerry Lee Lewis Forum

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