Dienstag, 1. März 2016

Twanging Tuesday # 98

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When we talk about twangy guitars I have to name Jerry Lee Lewis as well, even he played piano. Raised in Louisiana with bible, gospel and boogie woogie he went to Memphis as a young man and soon was signed by Sun records. He made some early Rock 'n' Roll standards for Sun and turned into Country years later. What made him comparable to the Rockabilly stars was his weird live performances. Aggressive piano playing combined with a mean physical presence made him famous. This is a footage I found from the late 50s where you can imagine how great his show was.

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