SANTA MONICA, California—Verve/Universal Music Enterprises and Shangri-La Entertainment have partnered with Sundazed Music to release music icon Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Mean Old Man” on vinyl on November 22, 2010. It has been over half a century since true American original Jerry Lee Lewis first rocketed to the top of America’s pop, country and R&B charts with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” While those iconoclastic performances still define the essence of rock ‘n’ roll for millions, The Killer himself continues to thrill audiences around the world with his unique, scorching blend of rock, blues, country and gospel. Executive produced by Phoebe Lewis, produced by Jim Keltner and Steve Bing in Memphis and LA, “Mean Old Man” was released by Verve/Universal Music Enterprises on September 7.
“Mean Old Man” will be packaged in a special three-sided LP edition, pressed on high-definition 150 gram vinyl, and housed within a colorful gatefold jacket. This special edition vinyl will be available at brick and mortar record retail as well as online and also for direct order through www.sundazed.com . Some of the greatest group of sidemen and women ever assembled joined Lewis on “Mean Old Man” including; Solomon Burke, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Merle Haggard, Mick Jagger, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Nils Lofgren, Shelby Lynne, Tim McGraw, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Slash, Mavis Staples, Ringo Starr And Ronnie Wood.
In addition to Lewis’ many rock hits, he also paid homage to his deep country roots throughout his career. GRAMMY®, Lifetime Achievement winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Lewis has had over 30 Top 10 country hits including “Another Time, Another Place,” “To Make Love Sweeter For You,” “There Must Be More To Love Than This,” “Think About It Darlin’,” “What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me),” “She Still Comes Around (To Love What’s Left of Me),” “Once More With Feeling,” “Would You Take Another Chance on Me” and “Me & Bobby McGee,” among others. “Mean Old Man” continues that spirit with a number of country influences as well as the compelling force of his signature rock, blues and gospel style.