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on 27 November 2013
This album has been unavailable since the 80's I think and it is great to see it reappear. Plenty of outstanding tracks here especially worth mentioning the excellent version of "Over The Rainbow".
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on 30 April 2017
Jerry lee doing country great.
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on 2 September 2014
jerrylee top country singer he can sing anything he does not holdback anything
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on 19 October 2014
excellent cd had songs not heard before well worth buying
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 14 February 2016

This CD, released by the original Mercury Nashville label in 1995, contains 20 songs, representing the Country side of Jerry Lee Lewis. I have compiled a detailed song listing (with label & number, chart position, with personal comments)(BB=Billboard Hot 100; C&W=Billboard Country Chart; CB=Cash Box; RW=Record World):

01 Another Place, Another Time (Smash 2146)(a-side)(BB 97/1968; C&W 4/1968)
02 What’s made Milwaukee Famous (Smash 2164)(a-side)(BB 94/1968; C&W 2(2)/1968)
03 Walking The Floor Over You (Smash 2146)(US b-side, 1968)
04 The Hole He Said He’d Dig For Me (Smash 1906)(US b-side, 1964)
05 She Still Comes Around (To Love What’s Left Of Me)(Smash 2186)(a-side)(C&W 2(2)/1968)
06 Waitin’ For A Train (All Around The Watertank)(Sun 1119)(a-side)(C&W 11/1970)
07 She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye (Smash 2244)(a-side)(C&W 2(2)/1969)
08 Workin’ Man Blues (album track: from LP She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye, Smash 67128, Country Album Chart 9/1970)
09 There Must Be More To Love Than This (Mercury 73099)(a-side)(C&W 1(2)/1970)*his 4th No. 1 Country hit.
10 Me And Bobby McGee (Mercury 73248)(US b-side)(BB 40/1971; C&W 1/1971; CB 63/1971; RW 48/1971)*the a-side was his 5th No. 1 Country hit: Would You Take Another Chance On Me.
11 Once More With Feeling (Smash 2257)(a-side)(C&W 2(2)/1970)
12 Touching Home (Mercury 73192)(a-side)(BB 110/1971; C&W 3(1)/1971)
13 Jack Daniels Old No. 7 (Mercury 73402)(US b-side, 1973)
14 Think About It, Darling (Mercury 73273)(US b-side)*the a-side was his 6th & final Country No. 1 hit: Chantilly Lace.
15 Pee Wee’s Place*from album Keep On Rockin’, Mercury, 1978; the last song Jerry Lee Lewis cut for Mercury label.
16 He Can’t Fill My Shoes (Mercury 73618)(a-side)(C&W 8/1974)
17 Who’s Gonna Play This Old Piano? (Mercury 73328)(a-side)(C&W 14/1972)
18 Middle Age Crazy (Mercury 55011)(a-side)(C&W 4/1977)
19 You’re All Too Ugly Tonight
20 A Damn Good Country Song (Mercury 73729)(a-side)(C&W 68/1975)


1 This is a decent set of 20 songs, representing the Country side of Jerry Lee Lewis.
2 The sound is very well remastered: clean with no hiss. Jerry Lee’s distinctive singing voice is centralized, while the backing instruments are clearly defined. For a 1995 release, this is a very good job.
3 There is a 4-page booklet, with an informative essay by Colin Scott.


1 This disc has only 55 minutes. Surely, one can fill up the remaining 25 minutes for more songs.
2 The selection is not the best. I would have chosen all the No. 1 songs first, followed by Top 10 hits, then other charted hits, then the b-sides.
3 There are no label & number, and no chart positions.


Jerry Lee ‘The Killer’ Lewis has a long illustrious singles career, from 1956 to 2009. I have painstakingly constructed a Complete Singles Discography (charted & uncharted, a- and b-sides, US & UK). There are an amazing 98 singles (only 194 songs, not 196 songs, because 2 were repeated releases). His singing career can be divided into 2 main phases: (1) Pop (1956 – 1968): until 1961, he was known as Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano; (2) Country (1957 – 1989). He has an amazing 65 charted entries on the C&W chart. His labels are: (1) Sun (1956 – 1963), (2) Smash (1963 – 1970), (3) Mercury (1971 – 1978), (4) Elektra (1979 – 1982), (5) MCA (1982 – 1983), (6) American Smash (1986), (7) Curb (1989), (8) Sire (1990 – 1995) and (9) Verve (2009). His last release in 2009 was Mean Old Man. To complete his disocography, you will need the three gorgeous, but highly expensive Bear Family box sets: (1) Classic: The Definitive Edition of his Sun Recordings (1956 – 1963)(10 CDs) (2) The Locust Years and Return to the Promised Land (9 CDs, covering his Smash years), and (3) Mercury Smashes (10 CDs). For less expensive sets, I would recommend (1) Complete US & UK Singles (2CDs, 56 songs) on Acrobat Music, 2014, (2) Anthology (2CDs, 42 songs) on Rhino, 1993 and (3) A Whole Lotta Jerry Lewis (4CDs, 106 songs) released in 2012. Fortunately, most of his songs are available online.


His nickname from the start of his career was The Killer, which captured the power and presence of his performances, and encapsulated his role as rock and roll’s first great wild man. His first class piano playing paved the way for Billy Joel and Elton John later. The three Bear Family box sets are simply too expensive. Perhaps and hopefully, some day, a Complete Country Singles Collection will be released. In the meantime, this current set will give you a sample of his Country talents, and is totally enjoyable. It is highly recommended.
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Almost but not quite the best sampler of Jerry's country hits and goodies for Mercury. I feel that honour goes to the "Country Collection" set. However this one is certainly not without its share of very good tracks. It does score over the "Country Collection" in having three tracks not one, from the excellent "She even woke me up to say goodbye" album which, to some critics, is his best country album. As well as the title track both "Once More with Feeling" and Jimmie Rodgers' great "Waiting for a train" are present - it's just a pity they couldn't also have found room for "Since I met you baby" from the same album.

This one does cover a longer period in Jerry's country career then the other collection though it starts later i.e. omitting anything from "Country Songs for City Folks" and goes on later. Unfortunately some of those tendencies jerry had to turn into a parody of himself with endless references to "the killer" and "think about it darlin'" are a little more prominent in the later tracks but most of the set is well worth owning.
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on 4 December 2005
If you're a fan of the killer and you don't have this, get it! This selection of Mercury recordings finds the Killer on top form. His 'Me and Bobby McGhee' still has to be a classic rendition. Not every song is a strong one but they all get grabbed by the crotchets and given the fullblown Jerry Lee makeover. Genius, or what? No, not 'or what', just GENIUS.
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on 2 April 2013
jerry lee is known for his rock n` roll..it speaks for itself..when the killer plays honky-tonk..he speaks volumes..no one can sing and play honky-tonk like jerry lee..
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on 28 February 2015
jerry lee at his best,if you like country music,on this album he sure does honky tonk ,great
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on 28 July 2015
good selection of country type songs,mixture of fast and slow
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