Sunday, 13 June 2010

Linda Gail Lewis: Sessionography & Discography, 1960 - 2010


Linda Gail Lewis is much more than just the younger sister of Jerry Lee Lewis: a talented singer, songwriter & musician in her own right, she has recorded & toured with such musicians as Van Morrison, James Burton, Billy Bremner, Chas & Dave, Kenneth Lovelace (Jerry's band leader since 1967 & one-time husband of Linda), Travis Wammack, Scotty Moore, Stuart Coleman, Albert Lee, Stephen Ackles & Andy Lee Lang, as well as her brother of course, & her talented daughters MaryJean & Annie.


To celebrate a remarkable 50 years since Linda’s first recordings, Pierre Pennone & myself have compiled a full sessionography of Linda’s many sessions both issued & unissued over the years, as well as a discography. None of these would’ve been possible without Bo Berglind’s pioneering research in ‘Fire-Ball Mail’ in 1975, Mark Potter’s exhaustive (though several years out of date) discography on Linda Gail Lewis’ official website, ‘Now Dig This’ magazine (particularly issue 283), Clinton Heylin's Van Morrison biography 'Can you feel the silence?', The Jerry Lee Lewis Unofficial Fan Forum, & the various Jerry Lee Lewis fan-club magazines over the years.

Additional thanks to the following for their reminiscences, research, scans & recordings: Stephen Ackles, Peter Molecz, Gunilla Larsson, Piet Versteijnen, Tony Papard, Martin Bates, Per Kallin, Barrie Gamblin, Tony Houlton, MaryJean Ferguson, Daniel White & Thomas Rund. Lastly, this would not be possible without Linda Gail Lewis herself: not only for the music, but for always taking the time to chat to her friends & fans, & answer what are often the most trivial questions about her past.


PART 1 – 1960-1977

Linda's career has very much been in two parts: 1960 - 1977, & 1986 - now. The latter part has been far more interesting (more on that later), but, after an aborted session in 1960, she released a string of singles, two albums (one solo, one with her brother) + various other tracks from 1963 to 1974, & (from 1967 onwards) was often featured as part of Jerry Lee Lewis' concerts, both as a warm-up act & backing vocalist.

1) SUN STUDIO, 639 Madison Avenue. Memphis – 13 Dec. 1960

A Good Golly Miss Molly (Marascalco/Blackwell) - unissued/lost
B Love’s Made A Fool Of Me - unissued/lost

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl) Frankie Jean Lewis (vcl) Jerry Lee Lewis (pno) Roland Janes (l.gtr) Scotty Moore (r.gtr) Jay W. Brown (bs) Stan Kesler (st.gtr –A) James Van Eaton (dms)

2) SUN STUDIO, 639 Madison Avenue, Memphis – 11 Mar. 1963 – Producer : Scotty Moore

001 (U-490) Seasons of My Heart* (G. Jones/Edwards) - Sun 384 Apr.1963 London HAS8323 1967
002 C.C. Rider (Chuck Willis) - Bear BCD16609 2002
003 (U-492) Sittin’ and Thinkin’ (Charlie Rich) - Charly CD Box-1 1989
004 (U-491) Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves) - CR-300007 Jun.1975

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl duet), *Jerry Lee Lewis (vcl duet/pno) Scotty Moore (l.gtr) George Webb (r.gtr) Morris Tarrant (dms) Luke Wright (t.sax) William Ray Felts(org)

The first ever release to feature Linda Gail Lewis, a duet with her brother Jerry Lee Lewis on George Jones' 'Seasons Of My Heart'.

3) FRED FOSTER’s STUDIO, 7th Avenue, Nashville - 1964

005 (12478) Break Up The Party (Dan Penn/Rick Hall) - ABC 10636 Mar.1965 JukeBox8265101 2005
006 (12479) Small Red Diary (Mar Axton/F. Reeves) - ABC 10636 Mar.1965 JukeBox8265101 2005
Why Do I Cry - unissued
How Much Should I Let My Heart Go - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), Jerry Reed (gtr), Harold Bradley (gtr), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (dms) + unknown (pno) on 12479.

4) RCA STUDIO, 800 Hawkins Street, Nashville – 1 Sept. 1965 – Producer: Shelby Singleton

007 (33632) North To Alaska (T. Franks) - SRS67071 Dec.1965
008 (33638) Baby (You Got What It Takes) (Otis/Stein) - Smash 2006 Oct.1965 Mercury134204(FR) Feb.1969

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl duet), Jerry Lee Lewis (vcl duet, pno), prob. Jerry Kennedy (gtr), prob. Buddy Harman (dms), others unknown

5) Unknown studio, Los Angeles – 1967 – Producer: Bobby Boyd, Arranger: Bill Justis

009 (115868) Jim Dandy (L. Chase) - Columbia 43964 Feb.1967
010 (115869) Who Will Be The Next One (S. Stover) - Columbia 43964 Feb.1967
Until Then - unissued
Love What You Got - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), others unknown

6) COLUMBIA STUDIO, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville – 16 Apr. 1968 – Producer: Jerry Kennedy

011 (41123) We Live In Two Different Worlds(Fred Rose) - Smash 2220 May 1969 SRS 67104 May 1968 SRS67126 Jul. 1969

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl duet), Jerry lee Lewis (vcl duet, pno), Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton, Jerry Kennedy (gtr), Lloyd Green (steel gtr), Kenneth Lovelace (fiddle), Joseph Zinkan (bass), Jerry Carrigan (dms)

7) COLUMBIA STUDIO, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville – 1968 – Producer: Jerry Kennedy

012 (43006) Turn Back the Hands of Time (L.G. Lewis) - Smash 2193 Nov.1968 SRS67119 Jun.1969
013 (43007) Good (Glenn Sutton/Billy Sherril) - Smash 2193 Nov.1968 SRS67119 Jun.1969
014 (43008) Then We Said Goodbye(LG Lewis/Harrelson) - Smash 2211 Mar.1969 SRS67119 Jun.1969
015 (43009) T-H-E E-N-D (Glenn Sutton) - Smash 2211 Mar.1969 SRS67119 Jun.1969

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins(pno), others unknown

8) COLUMBIA STUDIO, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville – 18 Feb. 1969 – Producer: Jerry Kennedy

016 (43098) Don't Let Me Cross Over (Penny Jay) - Smash 2220 May 1969 SRS67119/67126 Jun.1969
017 (43099) Southside Soul Society Chapter No. 1 (B.Lindsay) - Smash 2240 Aug.1969 SRS67119 Jun.1969
018 (43100) He's Loved Me Much Too Much(LG Lewis/Harrelson) - Smash2240 Aug.1969 SRS67119 Jun.1969 Mercury 73343 Nov.1972

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), Jerry Lee Lewis (vcl duet on 43098), Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (pno), Fred Carter, Ray Edenton, Jerry Kennedy (gtr), Pete Drake (steel gtr), Kenneth Lovelace (fiddle), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (dms)

9) COLUMBIA STUDIO, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville – 1969 – Producer: Jerry Kennedy

019 Paper Roses (J. Torre/F. Spielman) - Mercury 73245 Oct.1971 SRS67119 Jun.1969
020 Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (H.Locklin) - SRS67119 Jun.1969
021 Hey Good Lookin’ (H.Williams) - SRS67119 Jun.1969
022 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (H.Williams) - SRS67119 Jun.1969

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), others unknown




Three sides of Linda's debut solo album 'The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis': The front & back covers of the most common 'orange' version & the scarcer 'green' front cover.

10) COLUMBIA STUDIO, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville – 16 Apr. 1969 – Producer: Jerry Kennedy

023 (43123) Jackson (Billy Ed Wheeler/Gabby Rodgers) - SRS67117/67126 May 1969
024 (45124) Sweet Thang (Nat Stuckey) - SRS67118/67126 May 1969

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl duet), Jerry Lee Lewis (vcl duet, pno), Jerry Kennedy (gtr), Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (organ), Kenneth Lovelace (fiddle), others unknown

11) MONUMENT STUDIO, 114 17th Ave. South, Nashville – 13 Jun. 1969 – Producer: Jerry Kennedy

025 (45438) Gotta Travel On (P.Clayton/L. Ehrlich/T.Six) - SRS67126 Jul.1969
026 (45439) Milwaukee Here I Come (L. Fikes) - SRS67126 Jul.1969
027 (45440) Cryin’ Time (Buck Owens) - SRS67126 Jul.1969
028 (45441) Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) - Smash 2254 Dec.1969 SRS67126 Jul.1969
029 (45442) Secret Places (LG Lewis/Harrelson/Lovelace) - Smash 2254 Dec.1969 SRS67126 Jul.1969
030 (45443) Don’t Take It Out On Me(LG Lewis/Lovelace) - SRS67126 Jul.1969
031 (45434) Earth Up Above* (D. Murray) - SRS67126 Jul.1969

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl duet), Jerry Lee Lewis (vcl duet, pno), Harold Bradley, Jerry Kennedy (gtr), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (organ), Kenneth Lovelace (fiddle)


Jerry & Linda's one & only duet album. Note the advertisement for 'The Two Sides Of Linda Gail Lewis' which features another variation of the album sleeve, though this was only for advertising purposes & was never actually issued in this form.

12) MERCURY STUDIO, 1512 Hawkins St., Nashville – 1970 – Producer: Jerry Kennedy

032 (45533) My Heart Was The Last One To Know (Kristofferson/Silverstein) - Smash 2261 Apr.1970
033 (45534) Louisiana (L.G. Lewis/Harrelson/Lovelace) - Mercury 73316 Aug.1972
034 (45536) Gather ‘Round Children (L.G. Lewis/Harrelson) - Smash 2261 Apr.1970

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (pno), others unknown

13) LIVE AT THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, Las Vegas – 22nd-23rd May 1970 – Producers: Jerry Kennedy, Roy Dea

035 I’m Movin’ On* (Hank Snow) - BFX15228 1986
036 Jackson* (Billy Ed Wheeler/Gabby Rodgers) - BFX15228 1986
037 (47117) When You Wore A Tulip* (P.Wenrich/J. Mahoney) - SR 61278 Aug.1970
038 Got You On My Mind Again* (version 1) (Stan Kessler) - BFX15228 1986
039 (47118) Take These Chains From My Heart (version 1) (Hy Heath/Fred Rose) - SR 61278 Aug.1970 040
What’d I Say* (Ray Charles) - BFX15228 1986
Down The Line* - unissued
I Wish You Love (version 1) - unissued
I Wish You Love (version 2) - unissued
Johnny B. Goode - unissued
Silver Threads & Golden Needles (version 1) - unissued
Silver Threads & Golden Needles (version 2) - unissued
Got You On My Mind Again* (version 2) - unissued
Got You On My Mind Again* (version 3) - unissued
Got You On My Mind Again* (version 4) - unissued
Take These Chains From My Heart (version 2) - unissued
Roll Over Beethoven* - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl), Jerry Lee Lewis (vcl duet*, pno), Ken Lovelace (gtr, fiddle), Buck Hutcheson (gtr), Ed Debruhl (bass), Ned Davis (steel gtr), Morris Tarrant (drums), Jerry Lee Lewis Jr (tambourine)

14) MERCURY STUDIO, 1512 Hawkins St., Nashville – 16 Jul. 1970 – Producer: Jerry Kennedy

041 (47131) What Is Love (LG Lewis/Harrelson) - Mercury 73113 Oct.1970
(47132) Lovin’ Up A Storm (Black/Arnold) - unissued
042 (47133) Before The Snow Flies (version 1) - Mercury 73113 Oct.1970
Before The Snow Flies (version 2) - unissued
Before The Snow Flies (version 3) - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), Jerry Lee Lewis (acoustic gtr & vcl on 47133), Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton, Buck Hutcheson, Jerry ‘Chip Young’ Stembridge (gtr), Ned Davies (steel gtr), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (pno), Kenneth Lovelace (fiddle)

15) MERCURY STUDIO, 1512 Hawkins St., Nashville – 5-6 Oct. 1970 – Producer: Jerry Kennedy

043 (47191) Cheater Pretend (Bill Taylor/LaVerne Thomas) - Bear BFX15228 1986
044 (47193) Handwriting On The Wall (N. Hopson) - Mercury 73303 Jul.1972 Mercury (UK) 6338 496 1975
045 (47200) I Know That Jesus Will Be There (L.G. Lewis/Harrelson) - SR 61318 Jan.1971

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl duet), Jerry Lee Lewis (vcl duet, pno), Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton, Buck Hutcheson, Jerry ‘Chip Young’ Stembridge (gtr), Ned Davies

Jerry & Linda's most successful single, reaching number 9 on the Billboard Country Charts in the summer of 1969.

16) ARDENT STUDIO, Memphis – 22 Jul. 1971 – Producer: Jud Phillips

046 (48552) Working Girl (L.G. Lewis/Harrelson) - Mercury 73245 Oct.1971
Storm Before The Calm - unissued
Carryin’ On - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl), Buddy Church, Sandy Rhodes (gtr), Ed Debruhl (bass), Larry Estes (drums), unknown (pno)

17) MERCURY STUDIO, 1512 Hawkins St., Nashville – 31 May 1972 – Producer: Roy Dea

047 (49814) Smile Somebody Loves You (T. Austin) - Mercury 73316 Aug.1972 JukeBox8265101 2005
048 (49815) Me And Jesus* (Tom T. Hall) - Mercury 73303 Jul.1972 Mercury (UK) 6338 496 1975
049 (49816) Ivory Tower (Snow) - Mercury 73343 Nov.1972 JukeBox8265101 2005

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), Jerry Lee Lewis (*vcl duet, *pno), Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton, Jerry Kennedy, Jerry ‘Chip Young’ Stembridge (gtr), Pete Drake (steel gtr), Bob Moore (bass), Jerry Carrigan (drums), Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (pno, organ on 49815), Kenneth Lovelace (fiddle)

18) SAM PHILLIPS STUDIO, Madison Avenue, Memphis – Dec. 1973 – Producer: Charlie Chalmers

050 (51185) I Wanna Be A Sensuous Woman (LG Lewis/Worthington) - Mercury 73463 Jan.1974
051 (51186) I Should Not Have Fallen In Love With You (LG Lewis/Worthington) - Mercury 73463 Jan.1974

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl) others unknown

19) Unknown studio – 1974 – Producer: unknown

The Joy And Love You Bring (a.k.a. Love Of All Seasons) - unissued
(When You Need) A Lover And A Friend - unissued

Unknown sessions in the 1960’s (source: Mark Potter)

I'm Redeemed (Duet with Jimmy Swaggart) - unissued 1965
Take It Slow - unissued 1966
Distant Drums - unissued 1969
Pledging My Love - (duet with Jerry Lee) unissued 1960's

Despite the "Smash" label & the superb sound, this 2005 CD appears to be a bootleg. Nevertheless it's the best place to find much of Linda's early solo material.

Another bootleg, this includes the few remaining early solo recordings that are missing from 'The Early Sides of Linda Gail Lewis', as well as duets & live TV performances.



PART 2 – 1986-2010

In 1977 (following a European tour with her brother) Linda Gail Lewis decided to retire from public life to concentrate on raising a family; it wasn't until nine years later in the spring of 1986 when she returned, initially to resume touring with her brother. This lasted until the summer of 1987 when she quit due to (alledged) disagreements between her & Jerry's (then) wife Kerrie. This is when Linda decided to re-invent herself: she'd known how to bang out a few chords on the piano for years (& indeed played piano during her warm-up sets on the 1977 European tour), but now she started learning how to play boogie-inpired rock & roll like her brother, & did so remarkably quickly, as by 1988 she was on the road playing this style, & a couple of years later back in the studio making full-length albums, something she's done with great regularity ever since. This all culminated in a lenthy tour with Shakin' Stevens in 1999, & then a duet album & world tour with Van Morrison in 2000 / 2001, bringing her some of the widest exposure of her career. Sadly the latter partnership ended in acrimony, but she's continued recording & performing in a wide variety of styles, including 50s rock & roll, country, pop, soul, bluegrass, rock & even modern 'dance' music.

20) Unknown studio – 1986 – Producer: unknown

I'll Take the Memories - unissued
Ain't We Got Love - unissued
You're Playing with a Heartache - unissued
Sweet Lover - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), others unknown

21) LIVE AT ROLLING STONE CLUB, MILANO, ITALY – 7 April 1987

052 Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (duet with Ken Lovelace) - Green Line 3307 1987
053 Jackson * - Green Line 3307 1987

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), Jerry Lee Lewis (*vcl duet, *pno), Ken Lovelace (gtr), Moetta Stewart (keyboard), Danny Harrison (drums), Joel Shumaker (gtr), Duke Faglier (bass)



The 1987 vinyl & 1988 CD editions of 'Live in Italy', which featured her final official recording with Jerry Lee Lewis.

22) Unknown studio – 1987 – Producer: probably Maury O’Rourk

054 Oh Boy - Rose175 1987

Linda Gail Lewis(vcl), band OFB with Maury O’Rourk (duet vcl)

Released on 10" vinyl in 1987 & on CD the following year, this featured Linda's first issued studio recording in 13 years.

23) EASLEY RECORDING STUDIO, Memphis – 1990 – Producer: Maury O’Rourk

055 I Can Help (Billy Swan) - Rose238 Dec.1990
056 We Were Both Wrong 5B. Murray) - Rose238 Dec.1990
057 Cry One More Time (Wolf Dustman) - Rose238 Dec.1990
058 They Called It Rock (N. Lowe/D. Edmunds) - Rose238 Dec.1990
059 Clean Cut Kid (Bob Dylan) - Rose238 Dec.1990
060 A.I On The Jukebox (D. Edmunds/W. Birch) - Rose238 Dec.1990
061 Suddenly Single (Butch Hornsby) - Rose238 Dec.1990
062 Tongue and Cheek (D. Gillespie) - Rose238 Dec.1990
063 I Feel So Bad (Tample/Johnson) - Rose238 Dec.1990
064 Las Vegas (duet with Maury O’Rourk) (with faked audience overdub) - Rose238 Dec.1990

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Buddy Church, Doug Easley, Alex Greene, Maury O’Rourk (gtr), James Eddie Campbell (lap steel, dobro, gtr), Ray Gann (bass), Fred Norman, Doug Garrison (drums), Alex Greene (organ), Jim Spake (sax), Mary Jean McCall (harmony vcl)

Linda's first album in 22 years & the first to feature her playing piano as well as singing (it was also her final album to be released on vinyl, as well as CD).

24) Unknown studio – 1990 – Producer: Robert Stefanow

065 Do You Know (Linda Gail Lewis) - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
066 He Loved Me Much Too Much (Linda Gail Lewis) - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
067 Travelin’ Band (John Fogerty) - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
068 Wait Till I Get You In My Dreams (version 1) - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
069 Hang Up My Rock’n’roll Shoes (Chuck Willis) - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
070 I’ll Take Memphis (Linda Gail Lewis) - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
071 Hey Lady (Denise Lasalle) - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
072 I Know What You’ve Been Up To (version 1) - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
073 Are You Breaking A Heart Over Me - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
074 I Ain’t Ready To Grow Up - Lewis cassette Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010 Jun. 992

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Doug Mc Minn (gtr, drums), Joel Shumaker, Don Singleton, Steve McGraw (gtr), Ray Gann, Rome McMinn (bass), Fred Norman (drums), Mary jean (back up vcl) (see FBM 29/2)

25) Unknown studio – 1991 – Producer: Eddie Kilroy

Great Big Crush - unissued
Suddenly Single - unissued
One Of Them Old Things - unissued
Cheap Shoes - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), others unknown (see FBM 29/1)


The cassette-only release 'Do You Know' was later issued on CD as 'I'll Take Memphis', but lost 'Travelin' Band' & gained three duets with Stephen Ackles in the process.

26) LIVE AT ROYAL NAVAL CLUB, IN PLAISTOW, LONDON – 3 July 1991 – Producer: Neil Turner

075 Let’s Have A Party - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
076 Kansas City - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
077 Mean Woman Blues - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
078 Nothin’ Shakin’ - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
079 Black Cadillac - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
080 Big Boss Man - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
081 Roll Over Beethoven - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
082 I’ll Take Memphis - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
083 Mean Mean Man - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
084 What’d I Say - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
085 Great Big Crush - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
086 Rip It Up - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
087 I’m Ready - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
088 Long Tall Sally - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
089 The Blues Is Alright - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
090 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
091 Shake Rattle and Roll - DeepElem2001 Oct.1991
Down The Line - unissued
Tongue and Cheek - unissued
Great Balls Of Fire - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Sonny West (lead gtr), Charlie Lankester (rhythm gtr), David Konig (bass), Ian Bowerman (drums) (see FBM 28/6)

27) Unknown studio, U.K. – November 1991 – Producer: Nils Solgberg

Ooby Dooby - unissued
C.C. Rider - unissued
Hey Lady - unissued
Lovin’ Up A Storm - unissued
As Long As I Am Moving - unissued
Somebody Touch Me - unissued
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - unissued
Boppin’ The Blues - unissued
Night Train To Memphis - unissued
Flip, Flop And Fly - unissued
One Sided Love Affair - unissued
It’ll Be Me - unissued
Money - unissued
Baby What You Want Me To Do - unissued
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Steve West (gtr), David Konig (bass), Ian Bowerman (drums) (Note: some songs subsequently received piano overdubs by Geraint Watkins & Neil Turner) (see FBM 29/4, 29/5)

Recorded on her debut U.K. solo tour in 1991, 'Rockin' With Linda' is a good representation of her stage show at the time. A studio album was cut with many of the same musicians a few months later, but this remains unissued.

28) EASLEY RECORDING STUDIO, Memphis – March 1992 – Producer: Tommy Cathey

092 You Make It Easy To Believe - IceHouse 1995
093 Not A Night Goes By - IceHouse 1995
094 Saving The Best For Last - IceHouse 1995
095 Your Love Is So Cold I’m Turning Blue - IceHouse 1995
096 You Just Said An Heartful - IceHouse 1995

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Jack Holder, Greg Reding, Buddy Davis (gtr), Tommy Cathey, David Smith (bass), Tony Thomas, Greg Redding, Kent Noland, Hal Butler (keyboards), Ned Davies (steel gtr), Stylz Bitchly, Greg Morrow (drums) (see FBM 29/5, 29/6, 30/1)

29) SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO, Memphis – 1992 – Producer: Jerry Phillips (engineer: Roland Janes)

097 Love Makes The Difference (version 1) - Bellmark74513 1995 IceHouse 1995
098 There’s Got To Be An Easier Way - IceHouse 1995
099 After Tonight - IceHouse 1995
100 Rockin’ Blues - IceHouse 1995
101 I'd Rather Stay Home And Rock 'n' Roll (version 1) - Bellmark74513 1995 IceHouse 1995 SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
Too Wild unissued (see FBM 30/3)

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Travis Wammack, Roland Janes (gtr), Greg Reding, Chalmers Davids (keyboards), Travis Wammack Jr (drums) (see FBM 30/3)

30) AMBIENCE STUDIO, Oslo, Norway – 18 May 1992 – Producer: Stephen Ackles102 Sexy Ways (duet) - FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
103 Earth Up Above (duet) - FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992
104 Sweet Thang (duet) - FoxCDFX-1010 Jun.1992

Linda Gail Lewis (duet vcl), Stephen Ackles (duet vocal, pno), The Memphis News (Are Asvatne – drums, Lars Nygaard – bass, Hans Uleberg (gtr), Geir Sundstøl (gtr, steel gtr, mandolin, harmonica) (See FBM 29/6)

Although recorded during 1992, 'Love Makes A Difference' (a collection of mostly modern country-pop) wasn't released until 1995, her only album release during the years 1993-1998.

31) Unknown studio, Memphis – 1992 – Producer: Jim Isbell

105 You’re The One (duet) (L.G. Lewis) - Columbia472407 Oct.1992

Linda Gail Lewis (duet vcl), Stephen Ackles (duet vocal), Glen D. Hardin (pno), James Burton (gtr), Kenny Lovelace (fiddle), Joel Shumaker (bass), Jim Isbell (drums) (see FBM 30/1)

32) TON ART RECORDING STUDIO – 1995-1997 (mixed in Sept. 1997) – Producer: Andy Lee Lang

106 Boogie Woogie Country Man (duet) - BMB CD109 703 1997

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Andy Lee Lang (vcl, pno), other musicians (drums: Herwig Wagner, Michael Strasser, Andi Weiss, Jimmy Redhead, Andi Wagner - bass: Franz Rebenstiener, Freddy Poke, Gerhard Strauhs, Peter Strutzenberger, - Guitar: Michael Höglinger, Ulli Winter, Gordon Scott) (see FBM 35/4)



Stephen Ackles' 'Hey You!' & the Andy Lee Lang albums 'Duets' & 'Together' all feature fine duets with Linda that are exclusive to those releases.

33) MASTERLINK STUDIO and IMAGINE STUDIO, Nashville – 1998 – Producer: Stuart Coleman

107 Here Ever After (Tim Krekel) - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
Ten35 1011 2002
108 I’m Still Shakin’ - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
109 Relentless (duet with Jeff Bates) (Smokey Robinson/J.K. Jones) - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999 Ten35 1011 2002
110 Never Wear Mascara (When You Love A Married Man) (H. Wangford) - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999 Ten35 1011 2002
111 The Dark End Of The Street (Dan Penn/Chips Moman) - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
Ten35 1011 2002
112 Something Beautiful - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
113 1-2-3 I’m in Love Again - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
114 Love Makes The Difference (version 2) - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
115 This Long And Lonely Night (L.G. Lewis/Mark Potter/Eddie Braddock) - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999 Ten35 1011 2002
116 Moore Or Les (Mark Potter/Felicia Lemmons) - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
Ten35 1011 2002
117 Baby I Want You (L.G. Lewis/Mark Potter) - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
Ten35 1011 2002
118 Turn Off The TV - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
119 Dancin’ Round And Round (Adam Mitchell) - SIRE 31063-2 Mar.1999
Ten35 1011 2002
Wait Till I Get In Your Dreams (version2) - unissued
I Know What You’ve Been Up To (version 2) - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Steve Turner (drums), Stuart Coleman (bass), Eric Heatherly, Richard Bennett (gtr), Martin Young (acoustic gtr), Mike Daly (steel gtr), Denis Page (keyboards) (see FBM 35/6, 36/5, NDT 194, 233)

34) Unknown studio, Nashville – Lewis 3 demo session for Warner – 1999 – Producer: unknown

120 Absence Makes The Heart Go Wander (Lewis 3) - Castle CMQ912 May 2004
121 What Did You Want From Me (Lewis 3) - Castle CMQ912 May 2004
122 Just Say It (Lewis 3) - Castle CMQ912 May 2004
123 Bring It On (Lewis 3) - Castle CMQ912 May 2004
124 You Got The Car (Lewis 3) - Castle CMQ912 May 2004
125 Last Hard Bible (Lewis 3) - Castle CMQ912 May 2004
One Step Forward (And Two Steps In Love) (Lewis 3) - unissued
One Step Forward (And Two Steps In Love) (LGL solo) - unissued
Gotta Get A Night Life - unissued
We Don’t Need To Be Forever - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl), Mary jean McCall (vcl), Annie Dolan (vcl), others unknown (see FBM 40/5, NDT 253)

A superb collection of pop, country & modern rock & roll songs, the Stuart Coleman produced 'Linda Gail Lewis' album from 1999 is undoubtedly her finest in my opinion. Many of the songs from this were later reissued as 'bonus' tracks on 'Out Of The Shadows'.

35) THE WOOL HALL STUDIO, Bath, England – 11-13 April 2000 – Producer: Van Morrison

126 Let's Talk About Us (Otis Blackwell) - Virgin 72438 Sept.2000 Virgin7243 Sept.2000
127 You Win Again (Hank Williams) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
128 Jambalaya (Hank Williams) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
129 Crazy Arms (Ralph Mooney/Chuck Seals) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
130 Old Black Joe (Foster) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
131 No Way Pedro (with Van Morrison) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
132 Real Gone Lover (Dave Bartholomew/Ruth Duran) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
Be Bop A Lula - unissued
John Henry - unissued
Sit Down Baby - unissued
Not Working For You - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Van Morrison (duet vcl, gtr), Paul Godden (steel gtr), Lee Goodall (sax), The Red Hot Pokers: Ned Edwards (gtr, mandolin), Peter Hurley (bass), Colin Griffin (drums).

36) THE WOOL HALL STUDIO, Bath, England – Early June 2000 – Producer: Van Morrison

133 A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues (Terry Thompson) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
134 Why Don’t You Love Me (Hank Williams) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
135 Cadillac (Ellias McDaniel) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
136 Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) (Otis/Stein) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
Sticks and Stones - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Van Morrison (duet vcl, gtr), Paul Godden (steel gtr), Lee Goodall (sax), The Red Hot Pokers: Ned Edwards (gtr, mandolin), Peter Hurley (bass), Colin Griffin (drums).

37) THE WOOL HALL STUDIO, Bath, England – June or July 2000 – Producer: Van Morrison

137 Boogie Chillen (John Lee Hooker) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000
138 Singing The Blues - Virgin 72438 Sept.2000
139 Think Twice Before You Go (A. Smith) - Virgin7243 Sept.2000

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Van Morrison (duet vcl, gtr), Paul Godden (steel gtr), Lee Goodall (sax), The Red Hot Pokers: Ned Edwards (gtr, mandolin), Peter Hurley (bass), Colin Griffin (drums).

38) THE WOOL HALL STUDIO, Bath, England – October 3 to early November 2000 – Producer: Van Morrison

Choppin Wood - unissued
Hey Mr DJ - unissued
The Beauty Of Days Gone By - unissued
Down The Road - unissued
Princess Of Darkness - unissued
Just Like Greta - unissued
For A While - unissued
Mama Don’t Allow - unissued
Meet Me In The Indian Summer - unissued
All Work And No Play - unissued

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Van Morrison (duet vcl, gtr), The Red Hot Pokers: Ned Edwards (gtr, mandolin), Peter Hurley (bass), Colin Griffin (drums). Note: some of these songs were issued by Van Morrison without Linda Gail’s contribution.



'You Win Again' was almost certainly the best-selling recording Linda's ever been involved in, though it got a very mixed reaction from both Van's & Linda's fans on release. The 'Let's Talk About Us' CD single also included 'Singing The Blues', a song not available on the album. Van, Linda & The Red Hot Pokers recorded a follow-up album later in the year, but most of this remains unissued (& those songs that were issued had Linda's contributions mixed out). 39) LIVE AT FESTHALLE, Basel, Switzerland – December 17, 2000 (bootleg)

140 Here Ever After - Pig CD258-2 2001
141 Never Wear Mascara - Pig CD258-2 2001
142 At The Dark End Of The Street - Pig CD258-2 2001
143 Good Morning Blues* - Pig CD258-2 2001
144 Old Black Joe* - Pig CD258-2 2001
145 Think Twice Before You Go* - Pig CD258-2 2001
146 Fire In The Belly* - Pig CD258-2 2001
147 Naked In The Jungle* - Pig CD258-2 2001
148 In The Afternoon* - Pig CD258-2 2001
149 Real Gone Lover* - Pig CD258-2 2001
150 Domino* - Pig CD258-2 2001
151 Outskirts Of Town / Long Distance Call* - Pig CD258-2 2001
152 Muleskinner Blues* - Pig CD258-2 2001
153 Back On Top* - Pig CD258-2 2001
154 Moondance* - Pig CD258-2 2001
155 Brown Eyed Girl* - Pig CD258-2 2001
156 Bright Side Of The Road* - Pig CD258-2 2001
157 Help Me* - Pig CD258-2 2001
158 Rock Medley* - Pig CD258-2 2001
159 Have I Told You Lately* - Pig CD258-2 2001

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, duet vcl, pno), Van Morrison (vcl,*), The Red Hot Pokers: Ned Edwards (gtr, mandolin), Peter Hurley (bass), Colin Griffin (drums); Candy Dulfer (sax), unknown (horns).

Released on bootleg only, this double CD features a FM stereo radio broadcast of a concert in Basel, Switzerland.

40) BISMEAUX STUDIO, Austin TX – April-May 2001 – Producer: Eric Paul & Mark Potter

160 Baby, I'm In Love (L.G. Lewis/Mark Potter) - Lantasi 2002 Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002
161 Everything I Need (L.G. Lewis) - Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002
162 Love So Real (L.G. Lewis) (2001 version) - Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002
163 The Sweetest Love (L.G. Lewis) - Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002
164 What A Beautiful Day (L.G. Lewis) - Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002
165 Out Of The Shadows (L.G. Lewis) - Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002
166 Treat Me Like A Lady (Eddie Lee Cornelius) - Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002
167 Life Without You ((L.G. Lewis) - Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002
168 Paradise To Me (L.G. Lewis) - Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002
169 I'd Rather Stay Home And Rock 'n' Roll (version 2) (J.Phillips) - Lantasi 2002 Grapevine(Ireland) Jan.2002 Ten35 1011 Jul.2002

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Riley Osbourne (keyboards), Barry Smith (drums), Larry Cheney (gtr), Rosco Beck (bass), plus horns. (see FBM 38/6, NDT 233)



Three versions of 'Out Of The Shadows': The Irish issue from 2002, the UK issue from 2002 (which was actually issued on two different labels) & the belated U.S. issue from 2004. An interesting hybrid of country & Stax soul, most of these songs were written by Linda & were inspired by her time with Van Morrison. Confusingly, all three releases feature different track lists.

41) SOUTH WEST STUDIO, U.K. – 2001 – Producer: unknown

170 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001
171 Ready To Fall In Love (Bring It On) - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001
172 I’m On Fire - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001
173 End Of The Road - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001
174 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001
175 Whirlwind - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001
176 Let’s Have A Party - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001
177 Rip It Up - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001
178 Great Balls Of Fire - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001
179 What’d I Say - Rockville RV 002 Dec.2001

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), The Firebirds (guitar & vocals Jim Plummer - drums & vocals Jason Bryant - bass & vocals Richie Lorriman) (see NDT 226). This is probably a bootleg album issued without Linda Gail’s authorisation.

An album that sounds more like studio run-throughs than a finished product, this album was mastered from a DAT tape & released without Linda's permission (when a fan presented her with a copy to autograph a few years back she said "It's a bootleg! I'll sign it, but it's a bootleg!"). The album also features several songs by The Firebirds that do not feature Linda.

42) Stig Lindell studio, Töcksfors, Sweden – 2001 – Producer: Stig Lindell

These Are The Days (V. Morrison) - unissued
180 Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You) (V. Morrison) * - CD single (SW) 2003

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Emil Sigfridsson (*overdub duet vcl), other musicians unknown.

43) SONIC WEST STUDIO, U.K. – 1995-2001 (mixed March 2001) – Producer: unknown

181 Telephone Baby - CD 21001.001 2001

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl), Andy lee Lang (vcl, pno), others unknown

44) SOUND SERVICES, HEREFORD, U.K. – 2001 - Engineered by Dave Wood

182 Rhythm Rockin' Blues - CRCD07 2001
183 Wolverton Mountain - CRCD07 2001
184 The Feeling Of Love - CRCD07 2001
185 Lizzy Beth - CRCD07 2001
186 I Go Ape - CRCD07 2001
187 Crazy Moon* - CRCD07 2001
188 Ooh Sugar! - CRCD07 2001
189 I'm Gone - CRCD07 2001

Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers: Cavan Grogan (vcl), Lyndon Needs (lead gtr), Terry Walley (rhythm gtr)*, Steve (Vance) Vincent (bass), Mike Coffey (drums), plus Linda Gail Lewis (pno)

Another British rock 'n' roll revival group to feature Linda's talents, though this one was issued with her full blessing! She only plays piano on this album though & is not heard vocally.

Initially recorded solo with Emil Sigfridsson's vocal added later, this was also issued on the 2004 U.S. edition of 'Out Of The Shadows'. Although one of her finest ever vocal performances, the unissued 'These Are The Days' from the same session is even better.

45) BRIER BANK STUDIO,Penarth, Sth Wales – 2-4 April 2003 – Producer: Ray Thompson & Mick Keen

190 Strange Things Happening Everyday - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
191 You Can Have My Husband (version 1) - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
192 Old Black Joe - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
193Goody Goody - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
194 Where Could I Go But To The Lord - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
195 I’m On The Loose - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
196 Fools Like Me - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
197 Old Time Rock’n’roll - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
198 Boppin’ The Blues - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
199 Hillbilly Rock - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
200 In The Boogie Woogie Country Mood - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004
201 Am I To Be The One - LGL 00711 May 2003 Castle CMQ912 May 2004

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Paul White (gtr), Ray Thompson (bass, drums + duet vocal “Am I To Be The One”), Paul Godden (steel gtr), Lee Goodall (sax) (see FBM 40/5, NDT 243 and 253)



The 2003 Ray Thompson-produced sessions were initially issued as 'Rock 'n' Roll' on Linda's own label, first with a rather plain cover & then with a photo of her on the front. Finally these were reissued as 'Boogie Woogie Country Gal' with the edition of six previously unissued bonus tracks from 1999 that were recorded with her daughters MaryJean & Annie & issued as 'The Lewis 3'.

46) SOUND CONTROL STUDIO, Skutskär, Sweden – 2004 – Producer: Micke Finell

202 Lie And Deny (L.G. Lewis) - Lantasi 71177(SW) May 2005
203 Let’s Talk About Us* - Lantasi 71177 May 2005
204 We’re Just Friends** - Lantasi 71177 May 2005
205 The Blues Is Allright - Lantasi 71177 May 2005
206 I Wish This Car Was A Train - Lantasi 71177 May 2005
207 Don’t Stop Now - Lantasi 71177 May 2005
208 You Win Again Lantasi 71177 May 2005
209 Wait And See Lantasi 71177 May 2005
210 What A High What A Low Lantasi 71177 May 2005
211 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On Lantasi 71177 May 2005
212 You Can Have My Husband (version 2) Lantasi 71177 May 2005
213 Real Wild Child Lantasi 71177 May 2005
214 Smokey Joe’s Lantasi 71177 May 2005
215 Crazy Arms Lantasi 71177 May 2005
216 Rip It Up Lantasi 71177 May 2005

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Albert Lee (vocals & gtr*/gtr only**), Billy Bremner (gtr), Sven Zetterberg (gtr), Kenneth Skoglund (gtr), Tord Eriksson (gtr), Tobbe Fall (gtr), Gerry Hogan (pedal steel), Mickey Finell (sax, backing vcls), Mike Watson (bass, gtr, backing vcls), Ingemar Drunker (drums) (see NDT 267)

The Rockarounds are a group of musicians featuring members of top Swedish band The Refreshments, who are inspired more by Chuck Berry via Dave Edmunds than Sun legends like Jerry Lee Lewis. Together with British luminaries such Albert Lee & Billy Bremner, the results are sometimes workmanlike but occasionally inspired.

47) BRIER BANK STUDIO,Penarth, South Wales – 4-5 April 2004 – Producer: Ray Thompson

217 Don’t Leave Her Lonely Too Long (Lewis 3) (Kastas/Marty Stuart) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005 Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
218 Little Bit Lonesome (Lewis 3) (Kasey Chambers) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005 Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
219 I’ve Got A Quartet In My Pocket (Lewis 3) (Jake Kelly/Billy Yates) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005 Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
220 Johnny B. Goode (Lewis 3 (Chuck Berry) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005 Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
221 I Didn’t Know (Love Felt That Way) (Lewis 3) (Shane Stockton/Mark Wright)* - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005 Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
222 Movin’ Out (Lewis 3) (Ray Thompson) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005
Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
223 Fading Fast (Lewis 3) (John Leventhal/Kelly Willis) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005
Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
224 But I Do (Lewis 3) (Tibby Edwards) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005
Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
225 Got A Feeling for Ya (Lewis 3) (Dan Penn/Chuck Prophet) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005 Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
226 A Perfect World (Lewis 3) (Kate Campbell) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005
Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
227 Mansion Over The Hilltop (Lewis 3) (Ira F. Standphill) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005 Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
228 Jealousy (Lewis 3) (Claire Lynch/Irene Kelly) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005
Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
229 Studio banter - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005
230 Forever Has Come To An End (Lewis 3) (Julie Miller) - Ame Dane (DK) Mar.2005
Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
231 Break Up (Lewis 3) - Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006
232 Movin’ Out (Lewis 3) alternative version) - Castle CMQ 1269 Jan.2006

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Mary Jean McCall (vcl), Annie Dolan (vcl), Ray Thompson (gtr, ukelele, bass, drums), Quality Thompson (harmonica), John Lewis (gtr*) (see NDT 267)


The bonus tracks by 'The Lewis 3' tagged onto the 'Boogie Woogie Country Gal' CD raised enough interest for them to record a whole album, resulting in something refreshingly different (Linda didn't even play piano on most songs, & they all featured 3-part harmonies). First of all this was only issued in Denmark, but eventually Castle Music released it in the UK with a new cover & a couple of outtakes from the sessions.

48) Unknown studio, Sweden – 2005 – Producer: Mickey Finell

233 From Memphis To Sweden (L.G. Lewis/Eddie Braddock) - Lantasi 71188(SW) Sep.2005
234 Who’s That Guy - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
235 So Good - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
236 Honky Tonk Boogie Gal - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
237 I’m Burned Out- Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
238 Me And The Boys In The Band (duet with Jerry Williams) - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
239 A Ray Of Hope - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
240 Call Me Soon - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
241 Forgiver (She’s A Painter) - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
242 It Looks Live Love To Me - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
243 That Much - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
244 She’s In My Dreams - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
245 They Were Rocking - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
246 I Never Knew What Misery Was (L.G. Lewis) - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005
247 At Last - Lantasi 71188 Sep.2005

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), The Rockarounds: Mickey Finell (sax), Billy Bremner (gtr), Mike Watson (bass), Ingemar Drunker (drums) (see FBM 43/2)

49) Unknown studio – 2005 – Producer: unknown

248 I’m On Fire - Bonnier Music 2005

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), others unknown

Another enjoyable though perhaps slightly samey album of 'modern' rock (& roll) recorded with Swedish & British musicians The Rockarounds.

50) CHAPKIN STUDIO, SAN DIEGO CA – December 2005 and February 2006 – Producer: Paul Diffin

249 I Don’t Want To Be Lonely Tonight (Baker Knight) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
250 Love So Real (L.G. Lewis) (2006 version) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
251 Slow Down Brother (Fred Rose/Hy Heath) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
252 Weary Blues Goodbye (Don Daniels/Robert L. Perry) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
253 I Wonder In Whose Arms (You Are Tonight) (Chas Hodges/Dave Peacock) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
254 Hungry Hill (Jackie Lee Cochran) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
255 Love Me The Way I Want To Be Loved (L.G. Lewis/Mark Potter) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
256 Hey, Hey Memories (Derek Dupree) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
257 Lonely Heart (Carl Perkins) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
258 Just A Little Talk With Jesus (Cleavant Derricks) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
259 88 Friends (Rip Masters) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
260 Big Black Cadillac (Mickey Jupp) - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
261 I Forgot More Than You’ll Never Know (Cecil Null)* - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006
262 That Much (Eva Eastwood)* - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Annie Dolan (duet vcl*), Alex Watts (gtr), Jerome Van Gasteren (gtr), Mike Wolfe (gtr), Rip Carson (gtr), ‘Rollin’ Jimmy (acoustic gtr), Tim Cook (steel gtr), Paul Diffin (bass), ‘Memphis’ Ed Reeves (drums). (see FBM 44/1, NDT 283)



'Hungry Hill' was a return to authentic-sounding '50's styled rock 'n' roll, & was also her first U.S. recorded album since 'Out Of The Shadows'. The album includes a couple of duets with daughter Annie Marie, though these are missing from the download-only 'Dazed & Confused' which is otherwise the same album with songs in a different running order.

51) BAYOU RECORDING STUDIO – Nashville – April 2006 - Producer: Ray Thompson, Rune Braeck

263 Away In A Manger (Lewis 3) (Traditional) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
264 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Lewis 3) (John Marks) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
265 Silver Bells (Lewis 3) (Jay Livingstone/R. Evans) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
266 Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (John D. Marks) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
267 White Christmas (Lewis 3) (Irving Berlin) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
268 Silent Night (Lewis 3) (Traditional) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
269 Jingle Bell Rock (Lewis 3) (J. Beal/J. Boothe) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
270 Blue Christmas (Lewis 3) (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
271 Let It Snow (Lewis 3) (J. Syne/Sammy Cohn) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
272 Winter Wonderland (Lewis 3) (Felix Bernard/Dick Smith) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
273 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Lewis 3) (Ralph Blone/Hugh Martin) - -Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
274 Who Ever Thinks About Santa (Linda Gail solo) (Eva Eastwood) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006
275 Make Somebody Happy This Christmas (Linda Gail solo) (Dan Penn/Bobby Emmons) - Benlin 0712 Nov. 2006

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Annie Dolan (vcl), Mary jean Mc Call (vcl), Rune Braek (gtr, pno on “Who Ever Thinks About Santa”), Bobby Emmons (pno on “Make Somebody Happy This Christmas”), Ray Thompson (bass, drums), Tore Morten Andreassen (gtr) (see FBM 44/3, NDT 285)

With the continued interest in The Lewis 3's 'Perfect World' it was someone's "inspired" idea to record a Christmas album... Actually the results are more palatable than expected, though perhaps a little too cutesy at times. Unfortunately it received minimum promotion though, as by this time MaryJean had made up her mind to concentrate on a solo career (she's since released three fine albums, including one of duets with acclaimed U.K. country singer Jonny Williams that features a certain Peter Checksfield guesting on guitar & bass!).

52) LIVE AT PRAT BONREPAUX FESTIVAL, FRANCE – August 18, 2007 - Producer: Jacky Chalard

276 T. Shuffle (Band warm-up and intro) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
277 Boogie Woogie Country Girl (Troy Seals) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
278 Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
279 Weary Blues Goodbye (Don Daniels/Robert L. Perry) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
280 Love So Real (L.G. Lewis) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
281 One Night (Bartholomew/King) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
282 Let’s Have A Party (Robinson) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
283 Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
284 Jambalaya (Hank Williams) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
285 Old Black Joe (Stephen Foster) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
286 Shake Rattle And Roll (Charles Calhoun) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
287 Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Bill Monroe) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
288 All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
289 Rockin’ My Life Away (Mack Vickery) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
290 High School Confidential (Ron Hargraves) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
291 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (D. Williams/S. David) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
292 Great Balls Of Fire (Blackwell/Hammer) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
293 Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
294 Good Golly Miss Molly (Blackwell/Marascalco) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
295 Night Train To Memphis (Hughes/Bradley/Smith) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
296 One-sided Love Affair (Bill Campbell) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
297 Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007
T. Shuffle (Band closing) - Big Beat BBR093 Nov.2007

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Thierry Lecoz (ld gtr), Alain Neau (rhythm gtr), Didier Marty (sax), Jeannot Cirillo (drums), Jacky Chalard (bass)

Also released as an official DVD, this is a prettty good representation of her current stage show, though personally I'd much rather she concentrated more on her own songs rather than so many Jerry Lee Lewis-related songs & rock 'n' roll standards.

53) LIVE UNKNOWN PLACE – 2007 – Producer: unknown

298 Boogie Woogie Country Girl (Troy Seals) - Collecting (download) 2007
299 Let’s Talk About Us (Otis Blackwell) - Collecting (download) 2007
300 Crazy Arms (Ralph Mooney / Charles Seals) - Collecting (download) 2007
301 Break Up (Charlie Rich) - Collecting (download) 2007
302 Rockin’ My Life Away (Mack Vickery) - Collecting (download) 2007
303 Jambalaya (Hank Williams) - Collecting (download) 2007
304 Let’s Have A Party (Robinson) - Collecting (download) 2007
305 Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Monroe) - Collecting (download) 2007
306 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (D. Williams/S. David) - Collecting (download) 2007
307 Dig That Boogie - Collecting (download) 2007
308 Good Golly Miss Molly (Blackwell/Marascalco) - Collecting (download) 2007
309 Shake Rattle And Roll (Charles Calhoun) - Collecting (download) 2007
310 All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) - Collecting (download) 2007
311 Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) - Collecting (download) 2007
312 High School Confidential (Ron Hargraves) - Collecting (download) 2007
313 Great Balls Of Fire (Blackwell/Hammer) - Collecting (download) 2007
314 Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry) - Collecting (download) 2007
315 Old Black Joe (Stephen Foster) - Collecting (download) 2007
316 Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) - Collecting (download) 2007
317 Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell) - Collecting (download) 2007
318 When The Saints Go Marching In (traditional) - Collecting (download) 2007

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), Bob Fish (gtr), others unknown. Note: this album is only available as a download.

Another live album, though this one is rather mysterious as it's only available as an internet download with the very minimum of information (& check out the mis-spelt title!). As I got mine from Amazon I assume it's a legitimate release though, & it's certainly no worse than 'Live In France'.

54) SOUND CONTROL STUDIO, Skuskar, Sweden – 2007 – Producer: Micke Finell

319 You Were Always There (A. Anderson) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
320 Old Fashion Christmas (L.G. Lewis/Micke Finell) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
321 Pour Me (A. Anderson) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
322 Who Loves You (G. Watkins) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
323 Rockin' With Santa (L.G. Lewis/Micke Finell) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), The Rockarounds: Micke Finell (sax, gtr), Tobbe Fall (gtr), Mike Watson (bass), Ingemar Dunker (drums).

55) LIVE AT BERGSMANNEN, HOFORS, SWEDEN – 2007 – Producer: Micke Finell

324 Boogie Woogie Country Girl (D. Pomus/ R. Ashby) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
325 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On (D. Williams/S. David) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
326 We're Just Friends (J. Arnell) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
327 Jambalaya (Hank Williams) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
328 Real Wild Child (O’Keefe) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
329 Together Again (Buck Owens) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
330 Let's Have A Party (M. Robinson) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
331 Old Time Rock´n´Roll (G. Jackson/T. Jones) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
332 The Blues Is Alright (M. Campbell) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007
333 Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) - Ball&Chain BCR001 2007

Linda Gail Lewis (vcl, pno), The Rockarounds: Micke Finell (sax, gtr), Tobbe Fall (gtr), Mike Watson (bass), Ingemar Dunker (drums).

This was released with almost no publicity (very few fans even in Sweden seem aware of it's existence), which is a shame as it's probably the strongest of her three albums with The Rockarounds. Part studio & part live, the five studio tracks are more than acceptable (despite a couple of self-composed Christmas songs), & the ten live tracks absolutely blow away all her previous live releases both in performance & sound quality.

56) Unknown studio, U.K. – 2008 – Producer: unknown

334 Chances (with group High Contrast) - Hospicolor 2008

Linda Gail Lewis (keyboards, vcl), High Contrast

Now, here's something completely different! This is a modern 'dance' track featuring a repetitive "sample" of Linda's vocal & piano playing. When I first heard it I assumed this had been made without Linda's assistance, so I was even more surprised to learn that she actually went into the studio to record her part. It's unlikely to win her many new fans but full cudos for attempting something so left field.

57) CHAPKIN STUDIO, SAN DIEGO, CA – 2008/2009 – Producer: Paul Diffin

335 I Just Don´t Understand - Real CD1955 2010
336 Silver Threads And Golden Needles* - Real CD1955 2010
337 I´ve Forgotten More Than You´ll Ever Know - Real CD1955 2010
338 That´s What Cha´Gotta Do* - Real CD1955 2010
339 Should I Ever Love Again - Real CD1955 2010
340 Blues Keep Calling - Real CD1955 2010
341 The Weather Man* - Real CD1955 2010
342 No One But You - Real CD1955 2010
343 Walking The Floor Over You - Real CD1955 2010

Annie Marie Dolan (vcl), Linda Gail Lewis (pno & backing vcl), Paul Diffin (bass), ‘Memphis’ Ed Reeves (drums), Jerome Van Gaseren & Jimmy Rip Carson (guitars), Tim ‘Steelbone’ Cook (pedal steel, horns) + Chas & Dave (guests dubbed vcl and acoustic guitar on tracks *)

58) SOUND CONTROL STUDIO, SKUSKAR, SWEDEN – 2009 – Producer: Joakim Arnell

344 Cut To The Chase - Real CD1955 2010
345 Dark And Lonely Road - Real CD1955 2010
346 Burn On Love Fire - Real CD1955 2010
347 Can't Be Together, Can't Be Apart - Real CD1955 2010
348 Heart To Heart Real CD1955 - 2010
349 Keep Your Hands Off Of It - Real CD1955 2010

Annie Marie Dolan (vcl), Linda Gail Lewis (pno, backing vcl), Joakim Arnell (bass, acoustic guitar, duet vcl), Jonas Goransson (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mats Forsberg (drums), Micke Finell (sax).

While Linda's oldest daughter MaryJean has been carving a solo career for herself, her other daughter Annie Marie has been doing the same, albeit with Linda's full help both in the studio & on the road. The result is this enjoyable debut, which not only features Linda's last recordings to date but also (bizarrely) what will probably be the final time Chas & Dave record together!

L to R: Annie Marie, Peter Checksfield, MaryJean, Linda Gail Lewis in London, 2004 (photo: Barrie Gamblin)ALBUMS: Part One, 1963 - 1974 Recordings.

SRS67071: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, COUNTRY SONGS FOR CITY FOLKS – Smash (USA) - Dec.1965
London HAS8323: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, BREATHLESS – London (U.K.) - 1967
SRS 67104: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, ANOTHER PLACE ANOTHER TIME – Smash (USA) - May 1968
SRS67117: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, SINGS THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME HITS VOLUME 1 - Smash (USA) - May 1969
SRS67118: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, SINGS THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME HITS VOLUME 2 - Smash (USA) - May 1969
SRS67119: LP – THE TWO SIDES OF LINDA GAIL LEWIS – Smash (USA) - Jun.1969
SRS67126: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS & LINDA GAIL LEWIS, TOGETHER – Smash (USA) – Jul.1969
Mercury134204: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, I’M ON FIRE – Mercury (France) - Feb.1969
SR 61278: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, LIVE AT THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL – Mercury (USA) -Aug.1970
SR 61318: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, IN LOVING MEMORIES – Mercury (USA) - Jan.1971
CR-300007: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, 16 SONGS NEVER RELEASED BEFORE – Charly (France) - Jun.1975
Mercury (UK) 6338 496: LP – FAN CLUB CHOICE – Mercury (U.K.) - 1975
BFX15228: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, THE KILLER 1969-1972 (11 LP BOX) – Bear Family (Germany) – 1986
Charly CD Box-1: CD – JERRY LEE LEWIS, THE SUN YEARS (8 CD BOX) - Charly (U.K.) – 1989
Bear BCD16609: CD – VARIOUS ARTISTS, MEMPHIS BELLES-THE WOMEN OF SUN RECORDS (6 CD BOX) – Bear Family (Germany) – 2002
SRSCD 67119 - THE EARLY SIDES OF LINDA GAIL LEWIS (bootleg – fake Smash Records) (2005)
JukeBox 82665101: CD – EARLY ROCKING COUNTRY DAYS (bootleg) – JukeBox (EEC) - 2005

ALBUMS: Part Two, 1987 - 2010 Recordings.

Green Line 3307: LP – JERRY LEE LEWIS, LIVE IN ITALY – Green Line (Italy) – 1987
Rose175: Double 10” – VARIOUS ARTISTS, EVERYDAY IS A HOLLY DAY – New Rose (France) - 1987
Rose238: CD - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR – New Rose (France) -Dec.1990
DeepElem2001: CD – ROCKIN’ WITH LINDA (LIVE) – Deep Elem (U.K.) - Oct.1991
Lewis Cassette: Cassette tape – DO YOU KNOW – Lewis (USA) – Sept.1991
FoxCDFX-1010: CD – I'LL TAKE MEMPHIS – Fox Records (USA) - Jun.1992
Columbia472407: CD – STEPHEN ACKLES, HEY YOU – Columbia (Norway) - Oct.1992
IceHouse: CD – LOVE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE – Icehouse Records (USA) – 1995
BMB CD109 703: CD – ANDY LEE LANG, DUETS – Gabriel Music (Austria) - 1997
SIRE 31063-2: CD – LINDA GAIL LEWIS – Sire Records (USA) - Mar.1999
Virgin7243: CD – VAN MORRISON & LINDA GAIL LEWIS, YOU WIN AGAIN – Virgin (U.K.) - Sep.2000
Swingin’ Pig CD 252 (bootleg): VAN MORRISON & LINDA GAIL LEWIS, THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU GO - 2001
CD 21001.001: CD – ANDY LEE LANG, TOGETHER – Gabriel Music (Austria) – 2001
CRCD07 – CRAZY CAVAN & THE RHYTHM ROCKERS, RHYTHM ROCKING BLUES (U.K.) - 2001
Rockville RV 002: CD – LINDA GAIL LEWIS & THE FIREBIRDS – Rockville (EEC) - Dec.2001
Grapevine: CD – OUT OF THE SHADOWS – Grapevine (Ireland) - Jan.2002
Ten35 1011: CD – OUT OF THE SHADOWS – Lantasi/Ten 35 Records (U.K.) – Jul.2002
LGL 00711: CD – LINDA GAIL LEWIS-ROCK AND ROLL – LGL Records (USA) - May 2003
Castle CMQ912: CD – BOOGIE WOOGIE COUNTRY GAL – Castle Records (U.K.) - May 2004
Lantasi 71177: CD – LIE AND DENY – Lantasi (U.K.) - May 2005
Ame Dane: CD – LEWIS 3, PERFECT WORLD – Ame Dane Records (Denmark) - Mar.2005
Castle CMQ 1269: CD – LEWIS 3, PERFECT WORLD – Castle Records (U.K.) - Jan.2006
Lantasi 71188: CD – ME AND THE BOYS IN THE BAND – Lantasi (U.K.) - Sep.2005
Bonnier Music: CD – VARIOUS ARTISTS, U.S. ROCK-BACK ON TRACK – Bonnier (USA) - 2005
Benlin 0711: CD – HUNGRY HILL – Benlin Records (USA) - Sep.2006
Benlin 0712: CD – LEWIS 3, MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM NASHVILLE – Benlin Records - Nov. 2006
Big Beat BBR093: CD – THE QUEEN OF ROCK & ROLL LIVE IN FRANCE – Big Beat Records (France) - Nov.2007
Collecting (download): CD – JABALAYA – Collecting (Internet download only) – 2007
Ball&Chain BCR001: CD – YOU WERE THERE – Ball & Chain (USA) – 2007
Hospicolor: CD – HIGH CONTRAST FEATURING LINDA GAIL LEWIS: TOUGH GUYS DON’T DANCE – Hopsicolor (U.K.) – 2008
Real CD1955 – ANNIE MARIE DOLAN, HEART TO HEART – (Sweden) - 2010

Click here for my Linda Gail Lewis DVD list!

23 comments:

  1. Now, what can I say, apart from THANK YOU, for a long needed source like this?....
    Thank you!

    Thomas

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  2. Excellent job! Very extensive, very complete.

    CBII...

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  3. fantastic work ;lots of new info there to me !

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  4. Inigo Arrieta, Rockin' in the Haunted House14 June 2010 at 23:24

    WOW! This is superb. Best work about Linda Gail's career.. Thank you Pierre! Thank you Peter!

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  5. Hussein Maloof Flores15 June 2010 at 05:28

    You made a terrrific work here!!! Excelent!!! The only online resource for everything about Linga Gail... Thanks for the information!

    - Hussein.

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  6. Superb. Well done Peter & Pierre, and thank you. Your effort and dedication to all things Lewis is much appreciated
    Lee Wilkinson

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  7. Thank you everyone! CBII, I'll get around to doing an in-depth blog post on your dad one of these days.

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  8. Great info peter...you should be up for som kind of archivist award before too long !!
    Jonny

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  9. really a pleasure to read!!

    thank you very much.

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  10. FANTASTIC.
    WHERE CAN I BUY "THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU GO"?

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  11. I've no idea anon. I don't even have this CD myself (though I do have this show + several other Linda Gail TV appearances on DVD).

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  12. Hello Peter
    Great page! Sent you a short mail also, but will repeat question here also: Do you/anyone know how to get a copy of Linda´s 2007 recording
    LIVE AT BERGSMANNEN, HOFORS, SWEDEN – 2007 – Producer: Micke Finell?
    All the best
    Ole

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  13. Sorry Ole, I can't help you with this either. It's a very obscure release that received very little promotion (a friend got my copy for me, via Linda Gail herself I believe).

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  14. Hi Peter
    All right - I will continue my searching :)
    Ole

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  15. Item #53: the "Jabalaya" album available on download also on iTunes seems to have been recorded in Germany 3 or 4 years ago.

    Great Job guys! A reference!

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  16. For your info:

    #261 "I Forgot More Than You’ll Never Know (Cecil Null)* - Benlin 0711 Sept.2006

    &

    #337 "I´ve Forgotten More Than You´ll Ever Know" - Real CD1955 2010

    are the same recording.

    Moreover, #261 should be written with "Ever" instead of "Never"

    Anyway, very good job!

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  17. Thanks for the corrections / info anon!

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  18. Item #53 "Jabalaya" is a Bootleg recorded at The Ratlesnake in Munchen (Germany)
    I just can't understand how iTunes is selling bootleg material...

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  19. Thank you (& not just itunes, I bought mine via Amazon!).

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  20. You are welcome Peter. Thank again for this amazing job. By the way, my source cannot be better ;-))

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  21. Very comprehensive, although the live "Scottish" CD with The Peas deserves a mention and "You Win Again" was probably her last vinyl release (to date).

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    1. Was the live CD actually released? I've never seen / heard a copy.

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