Monday, July 01, 2024

Record #0718: Break-Up / I’ll Make It All Up To You – JERRY LEE LEWIS


Sun 303 (original) USA, 10. August 1958
Words & Music by:  Side ACharlie Rich; Side B – Charlie Rich
Musicians: Jerry Lee Lewis (piano and vocals), Roland Janes (guitar), Billy Lee Riley or Jay W. Brown (bass), James Van Eaton (drums), unknown backing vocals on side B
Recording sessions: Produced by Sam Phillips and Jack Clement at the Sun Studio, Memphis, TN on 16. and 18. July 1958
Highest chart positions:  Side A – US #52; Side B – US #85, US Country #19

Here's Jerry Lee playing two songs penned by his colleague, Charlie Rich, who signed with Sun Records in 1958. Rich recorded his version of “Break-Up” on 27. May 1960. Scotty Moore played guitar in that session. Rich’s breakthrough was his 1960 single “Lonely Weekends” (US #22).

Also, another Sun recording artis, Billy Lee Riley plays (possibly) on this record. His biggest hits were “Flyin’ Saucers Rock and Roll” (Sun 260) and “Red Hot” (Sun 277). Jerry Lee played the piano on the aforesaid track.

List price:  Very Good+ is $12,50, Near Mint is $30

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