Jerry Lee Lewis – Southern Roots

'70s soul/country turns from The Killer

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Away from his crisis of conscience between church and honky-tonk, Lewis remains one of the few artists able to surf styles without ever embarrassing himself. Throughout this twofer, which emanates from his troubled “Meat Man” period in the early ’70s, Jerry Lee sings with total conviction on southern soul classics like “When A Man Loves A Woman. Elsewhere, his then dissolute lifestyle is encapsulated by the tear-in-a-beer “That Kind Of Fool”. With Johnny Cash gone, perhaps Rick Rubin should now take on “The Killer”?

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