Critics' Voices: Jan. 8, 1990


JERRY LEE LEWIS: CLASSIC (Bear Family; import only). Enough Elvis. Jerry Lee's the once and future king of good ole godless rock 'n' roll. Here's heavy proof: an eight-CD box set of vintage Killer material, all recorded for Memphis' glorious Sun label between 1956 and 1963. In the set are 246 tunes, 30 performances issued for the first time, each and every one a blisterer, including even The Marines' Hymn and Dixie, for Lord's sake. Jerry Lee classics are included too, of course, sounding as full of brimstone as ever. While Elvis became the perpetrator and victim of his own...

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