RETURN OF THE LOST ALBUMS - JERRY LEE LEWIS

January 13, 2009 – 4:20 am

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JERRY LEE LEWIS
Caribou [no label, 1CD]

Unreleased tracks from the Caribou sessions 1980. Very good soundboard.

Performing at Farm Aid in September 2008 must have generated interest in Jerry Lee Lewis and, thanks to abc777 who shared these tracks on the net, fans can listen to some of the songs from Lewis’s famed Caribou sessions in 1980, which have yet to be officially released. [There was a double CD with 36 tracks that circulated among fans but we’ve only got these 24 tracks.]

Also found on the net is this note from (writer/reviewer?) Phil Davis: “The Caribou Sessions 2CD… scrapped by Lewis’ antagonist and Nashville mogul former teen idol, Jimmie Bowen as ’sub-standard’ at the time, contains enough great moments to make a stonking album. A grudge carried over from the Jamboree movie perhaps?”

While not a greatest hits package, this collection does show Lewis in fine form and should appeal to all rockabilly fans. Memorable moments include the raved-up Tennesee Waltz and when Lewis turned into a dapper crooner with Autumn Leaves.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.That Was The Way It Was Then (4.8MB)
Arkansas (5.5MB)
Lady Of Spain (4.8MB)
Jerry’s Blues (4.2MB)
Keep My Motor Running (3.1MB)
I Wish You Love (5.3MB)
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You [not a cover of the Van Morrison song but the version by Scotty Wiseman] (3.2MB)
Tennesee Waltz (3.3MB)
Autumn Leaves (6.0MB)
I’m Throwing Rice (5.9MB)
When I Get My Wings (3.3MB)
Old Time Religion (3.9MB)
He Sets Me Free (4.7MB)
He Walks With Me (4.7MB)
Jerico Road (3.5MB)
Hear Those Bells A-Ringin’ (6.6MB)
My God Is Real (3.0MB)
What’d I Say (3.8MB)
Honey Hush (4.3MB)
Georgia (5.1MB)
Memphis (5.0MB)
Hi-Heel Sneakers (5.6MB)
Fever (2.6MB)
End Of The Road (5.5MB)

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  1. 13 Responses to “RETURN OF THE LOST ALBUMS - JERRY LEE LEWIS”

  2. Wow…this was a great surprise to me…considering the little studio work that Jerry Lee lewis did from the the 80’s on, this is amizingly good and much better than the album Keeps Rockin that suffered from bad production.
    These tracks are 100% Jerry Lee style and they cover all sides of his incredible style from r’n'r to boogie woogie to blues to gospel and what so ever else.The quality of the audio is also of great interest.
    Enjoy it!

    By Alex Corvini on Jan 15, 2009

  3. I came here to download a Bob Dylan album, saw this and downloaded it also. It’s fantastic, some of the best Jerry Lee I’ve ever heard. Thanks so much for this.

    By Madeleine on Jan 23, 2009

  4. Classic J L LEWIS is an overwhelming event !
    The golden age of rockabilly is gone ! Nothing duplicates the
    magic of that musical time. Except, the honky tonk prince,
    Jerry Lee Lewis. Thank you so much.

    By James Wick on Jan 24, 2009

  5. This is outstanding, vintage Jerry Lee. The piano mix on this collection is really upfront and makes his playing stand out much more than on any other album of his I’ve ever heard. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    By john14007 on Jan 24, 2009

  6. Found it at http://theultimatebootlegexperience.blogspot.com/2009/01/jerry-lee-lewis-1980-caribou-sessions.html as archive — much easier download then here.

    Unfortunately, 12 tracks missing:

    - BLESSED JESUS HOLD MY HAND
    - EASTER PARADE
    - PRECIOUS MEMORIES
    - PRIDE DON’T MEAN A THING
    - SAN ANTONIO ROSE
    - SAWDUST TRAIL
    - SEND ME THE PILLOW THAT YOU DREAM ON
    - SEND ME THE PILLOW THAT YOU DREAM ON (alt.)
    - SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
    - THE LAST LETTER
    - WALK A LITTLE CLOSER WITH THEE
    - WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

    Would somebody post them?

    By goldspoon on Jun 14, 2009

  7. This The Best Ever,24 Tracks Of Jerry Lee AT HIS BEST.Thanks For Sharing These Tracks

    By Roy on Oct 7, 2009

  8. Found all 36 songs here: http://jerry-lee-lewis.40s-50s.info/cds/caribou.htm

    By Michael on Jan 13, 2010

  9. lawd have mercy that piano sounds good !!! THX

    By logan on Dec 1, 2010

  10. Thanks for this!
    His Music is awesome!
    He is awesome!
    I love you Jerry Lee!!
    Lo adoro, es lo mejor que le pudo pasar al boogie-woogie, rock & roll y al Country.

    By Yesica on Feb 17, 2011

  11. Thanks a million for this!
    Best thing that has happened on the Lewis scene for years althought they have a few years on their back.

    By Fabbo on Dec 25, 2012

  12. I have a 2 copies of this double album from the original Philips LP. I cannot understand why it was never released commercially. This Caribou Sessions has been one of my favourites as there are several tracks that have never been heard before, and I now have a 2 CD of the both albums..Absolutely great stuff.. My favourite is Honey Hush.

    By John Whittle on May 3, 2013

  13. Up-date:- This ‘Caribou Sessions’ is an amazing piece of work. The original is on PHILIPS MSF 150 737 double LP set..recorded by Eddie Kilroy at the CARIBOU Ranch Studios Colorado November 1980. This preview here says there are 24 tracks but on my original there are 40 with some great gospel songs The sound is brilliant and my favourites are:- ‘I’m throwing Rice’ and ‘Honey Hush’ ‘Jerry Got The Blues’ is an instrumental with some incredible keyboard breaks.. There are many tracks on this set that have never been released on any other LP, cassette, CD or DVD… I have no idea where you could buy this… Here are the other 4 tracks missing not included in the list above:- ‘Eight By Ten’.. ‘These Are The Things That Songs Are Made Of’ .. ‘Party Time’ (Kenny Lovelace).. ‘Sixteen Tons’ An additional track that was included with my copy was ‘Milk Cow Blues Boogie’ Stunning… But never released commercially either..

    By John Whittle on May 3, 2013

  14. The link is dead, does anyone have the complete sessions that they can post somewhere? Also, does anyone know who was in the band? Please email me [email protected] I also do a radio show “Raised On Rock” Saturday nights 9PM Melbourne, Australia time. Listen live on the net 947thepulse.com

    By Mark O'Neill on May 8, 2014

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