- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Jerry Lee Lewis performed with an uncontrollable fury and a passion that drove his fans wild - and their parents crazy! One of the first performers who was as successful singing a country ballad as he was a jolting rockabilly, a moaning blues, or nasty rocker, "The Killer" clearly shaped the foundation of Rock and Roll with "Great Balls Of Fire", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Breathless", and other hits included here.
Rolling Stone - 10/18/69, p.34
"...a distinctive vocal style, a country sound, a crazed piano, a guitar break, an occasional sax. His biggest hits are here; 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On', 'Great Balls of Fire', 'Breathless'...the best examples of pure rock..."
- 1.Crazy Arms
- 2.End Of The Road
- 3.Great Balls Of Fire
- 4.It Will Be Mine
- 5.Move On Down The Line
- 6.You Win Again
- 7.Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On
- 8.Little Queenie
- 10.Teenage Letter
- 11.Louis Boogie
- 12.Fools Like Me
- 13.Break Up
- 15.I'll Make It All Up To You
- 16.Mean Woman Blues
- 17.What Did I Say
- 18.High School Confidential
- 19.How Is My Ex Treatin' You
- 20.I'll Sail My Ship Alone
- 21.I Can Never Be Ashamed Of You
- 22.Save The Last Dance For Me
2 LPs on 1 CD: ORIGINAL GOLDEN HITS VOL.1 (1969)/ORIGINAL GOLDEN HITS VOL.2 (1969).
VOL.1 originally released on Sun (102). VOL.2 originally released on Sun (103). Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Recording information: Memphis Tennessee.
Along with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis pioneered the rock & roll sound of the '50s with his early recordings for Sun Records. Reissue specialist Collectables has paired two original Sun hits packages on this single disc. Lewis's frenzied piano style, equal parts barrelhouse and Little Richard, merged blues, country, and an unidentified third party to create a wholly unique and original style that we've come to know as rock & roll. True to the title, this disc features many of Lewis's best-known tunes, including the boisterous "Great Balls of Fire," the country-influenced "Crazy Arms," the ferocious roof-raiser "Breathless" and the suggestive "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On." A heartfelt version of Hank Williams' "You Win Again" points to the country sound that would become more prevalent in Lewis's sound in years to come.