Rock & roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis is set to release Rock & Roll Time in 2014, the 78-year-old's third album in a decade.
Originally co-written and recorded by Kris Kristofferson in 1974, Lewis' version of the title track features an all-star lineup, including guitarists Doyle Bramhall II, Jon Brion and Kenny Lovelace and vocalists Vonda Shepard and Bernard Fowler. Overall, Lewis says the track is emblematic of all of the LP's 11 tracks. 'This is a rock & roll record,' he says. 'That's just the way it came out.'
As with Lewis' last two records, 2006's Last Man Standing and 2010's Mean Old Man, Lewis teamed with a who's who of artists he inspired, including the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and Ron Wood, Neil Young, former Band guitarist Robbie Robertson, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren, country singer Shelby Lynne and more.
The selection of songs draws from the catalogues of Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jimmie Rodgers and even a track by one of his Million Dollar Quartet buddies, Johnny Cash, one of two songs that finds him playing guitar. 'My wife stepped in and asked me to do that one,' he says. 'Johnny Cash was just one of the finest people in the world. He's a great guy. I have lots of fond memories of Johnny.'
- Rock & Roll Time
- Little Queenie
- Sick and Tired
- Bright Lights, Big City
- Folsom Prison Blues
- Keep Me In Mind
- Mississippi Kid
- Blues Like Midnight
- Here Comes That Rainbow Again
- Promised Land