Distorted, trashy and unhinged Rockabilly outta Louisiana, circa 1960.
Tell me do ya wanna ride on the devil’s train?
This 1964 Star Club performance is one of my favorite live recordings. Jerry Lee IS on fire, with a band equally aflame, as he puts his trademark stamp and stomp, on a slew of American classics.
Here’s a couple of live clips from the same year as the Star Club date.
The Killer gets totally outta control on this raucous Whole Lotta Shakin’.
and another version, coz Keith Richards is absolutely killin’ it, AND ya got Mick Fleetwood on the beat.
Jerry and Keith sharing vocal duties on Little Queenie
The Killer, his cousin, Mickey Gilley, and Carl Perkins
And more Carl, getting raunchy
And one of my favorite Country killers
Until 1957, Conway went by his given name, Harold Jenkins, and was responsible for some blazing Rockabilly, prior to his days as a King of Country.
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