Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins|
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Bill Taylor | Romney,WV | 07/22/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was in Germany when this was recorded and saw all three of these guys individually in Frankfurt. This recording was taped in Stuttgart several nights after and was produced by Cash's future son inlaw, Rodney Crowell. This set is special in that it brought three of the original Sun Record stars together at about the same time that the mysterious "million dollar quartet" recordings were beginning to surface. Nothing really grabs the listener until Lewis weighs in with Whole Lotta Shakin',then the trio and the backup band,Cash's band with W.S.Holland(Perkin's original drummer)and Lewis's sideman,Ken Lovelace cook on some southern gospel standards. Lewis contributes several inspired piano solos and backs up Perkins'vocals in a way that makes him (Perkins) reach back for more. This disc shows why Cash was,and still is pure country and why Perkins and Lewis could straddle the fence between Country and RocknRoll.This recording also lets us hear what might of been had someone had the foresight to capture these greats earlier,say in the early seventies, still and all, well worth a listen. A "4" based upon the energy and piano drive of one Mr. Lewis alone!"
The Priceless Three
J. Kerr | 03/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Essentially this is a reunion of the Sun Records Million Dollar Quartet on stage in Germany. Johnny Cash gets to sing this time and Elvis is in the ground. Gospel tunes, Gene Autry songs, their own great tunes. This is great. In particular, Jerry Lee's singing and playing."