music clip of the day


Tag: Jerry Lee Lewis

Sunday, July 19th

Before Jerry Lee, before Little Richard, there was . . .

Arizona Dranes (c. 1891-1963), “I Shall Wear a Crown,” c. 1927

Sunday, 9/23/12

Little Richard testifies.

With Jerry Lee Lewis, “I’ll Fly Away,” TV show, 1983


With The Shirelles, “Joy, Joy, Joy,” TV show (England), 1963



random thoughts

What do you do when it becomes apparent that the story of your life is being told by an unreliable narrator?

Sunday, 6/17/12

four takes

“I’ll Fly Away,” Albert E. Brumley, 1929 (publ. 1932)

Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley
Live (TV show), 1980


The Caravans (feat. Shirley Caesar)
Recording, 1964


Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley
Live, Virginia (Coeburn), 1970s (?)


Aretha Franklin
Live (Albertina Walker’s home-going service), Chicago, 2010

(This last clip was originally posted on 10/24/10, shortly after Albertina Walker, the leader of the Caravans, passed away.)

Friday, June 4, 2010

The rock & roll mansion boasts a particularly spacious lunatic wing.

Jerry Lee Lewis, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” live (TV broadcast), 1957

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