Jerry Lee Lewis

It seems like today everyone who was someone in days gone by in the music industry is recording a duets album. The latest in the long line is Jerry Lee Lewis, who is now 71 years young. The piano playing music legend last recorded an album 10 years ago but this his 'comeback' album demonstrates his range and how he has affected the music of many different genres. On this CD the music ranges from straight forward rock to blues to country. He has recorded duets with the likes of Mick Jagger, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, B.B King, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, and Buddy Guy. Of the 22 tracks not many young artists appear on the album other than Toby Keith and Kid Rock. A nice mixture of classic Jerry Lee Lewis songs are mixed with some new songs (for him) including Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac", Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There". The piano playing on many of the tunes seem like he has not lost any of his talent or spark, but somehow the album ends up sounding like a desperate plea by an older artist to claim his relevance.

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