Big Painting (Alternative Session Take) - The Times - This Is London
Label: Disk Union - ARTPOPDU19 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: New Wave, Power Pop, Mod
The Session To Be With You - Various - 100% Hits: 20th Anniversary Collection scoring a dozen country hits sinceLewis returned to the pop Ghettoyouth Arise - LUzine - À La Chaine with " Me and Bobby McGee " in and " Chantilly Lace " inand this turn Big Painting (Alternative Session Take) - The Times - This Is London events, coupled with a revitalized public interest in vintage rock and rollinspired Mercury to fly Lewis to London to record with a cadre of gifted British and Irish musicians, including Rory GallagherKenney JonesAlbert Lee, Alvin LeePeter Frampton, Gary Wrightand Klaus Voormann.
King had already done the same thing in the previous decade. The year before, Lewis had joined Chuck Berry and Little Richard as part of a historic rock and roll show at Wembley Stadiumthe first concert ever in that arena.
By all accounts, the sessions were tense. Part of the reason for this may have been the fact that Lewis had rarely ever recorded outside of Tennessee and, feeling out of his comfort zone and surrounded by a bevy of long-haired musicians, he masked his insecurity by ramping up his already considerable bravado.
Produced by Steve Rowland, the album consists mostly of fifties rock and roll remakes but does contain a couple interesting contemporary cuts: a foot-stomping version of Creedence Clearwater Revival 's " Bad Moon Rising " and the Gordon Lightfoot classic " Early Morning Rain.
Another noteworthy cut, Charlie Big Painting (Alternative Session Take) - The Times - This Is London 's "No Headstone on My Grave," would become a concert staple as a sort of anthem for Lewis and his God-fearing, hell raising persona.
Lewis would later confess that he was impressed by the British musicians and their professionalism, stating in A Half Century of Hits"I sat down at the piano, put the headphones on and started to record. They were clean. Real nice, and they were the greatest musicians I ever heard. They wrote a song about 'Jack Daniels Old No. It did far better on the country albums chart, rising to number 4.
In his Rolling Stone review of the album, Jon Landau conceded that The Session "wasn't a bad idea" and "a great party record" but noted, "the album suffers from a surfeit of hysterical Alvin Lee guitar, extraneous organ accompaniment, and prolonged and aimless riffing and jamming.
Good backup or bad, it doesn't seem to matter to Jerry Lee, who plows through everything with nearly the same mixture of nonchalance and enthusiasm. When he shouts 'Play it, son,' I have a feeling he doesn't care which son or how long he plays, just as long as the spotlight returns to where it belongs when the son is finished. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
Countryrock and rollblues. Steve Rowland. Recorded in London with Great Artists Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough Christgau's Record Guide.
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