Los Angeles, CA – On October 28 of last year, the entire music world mourned the loss of one of its most important foundational figures, the great Rock n’ Roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, but for Linda Gail Lewis the loss was much more personal. She lost not only her brother but a music partner that had shaped her own life and career profoundly. And just as many millions of Jerry’s fans the world over sought solace in many hundreds of songs Jerry Lee performed over the course of his life, so did Linda. In fact, she crafted an entire album of studio recordings that her brother made famous to not only celebrate the deep connection she shared with Jerry Lee but to also keep the memory of her brother alive.
Recorded at the legendary Sun Studios, where Jerry Lee Lewis along with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and other founding fathers of rock, Linda Gail Lewis’s A Tribute To Jerry Lee Lewis is an album full of incredible performances, a jubilant celebration of rock music’s rollicking early years. The album was produced by rockabilly guitar extraordinaire Danny B. Harvey, who enlisted his friend and frequent collaborator Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats as well as his wife Annie Marie Lewis, who also happens to be Linda’s daughter. Linda has been performing some of these tracks for years but the studio versions have a whole new sonic energy. Just check out the first single to be released from the album, “Down The Line,” along with the fantastic video created while the group was recording in the hallowed Sun Studio halls.
A Tribute To Jerry Lee Lewis will be available on CD and digital June 2 and will include a very special bonus EP of duet versions of the hits by Linda’s cousin, country icon Mickey Gilley!
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1. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
2. Rockin’ My Life Away
3. High School Confidential
4. I’m On Fire
5. It’ll Be Me
6. You Win Again
7. Great Balls Of Fire
8. Down The Line
9. Let’s Talk About Us
10. Wild One
11. Crazy Arms
12. Lewis Boogie
13. End Of The Road
BONUS EP: Mickey Gilley – Gilley’s Last Ride
14. Standy By Me
16. Candy Man
17. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
18. Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time