SUN SOUNDS: “CRAZY ARMS”- JERRY LEE LEWIS

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Sun Sounds- “Crazy Arms”- Jerry Lee Lewis. More Killer. “Crazy Arms” was first a #1 country hit for Ray Price. Jerry Lee covered the song the same year and put his special mark on it- it was his first single and didn’t chart- after that came “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” and “Great Balls of Fire.”

5 responses to “SUN SOUNDS: “CRAZY ARMS”- JERRY LEE LEWIS

  1. This is, hands-down, my absolute favorite tune by Jerry Lee. There is nothing I don’t love about it.

    The story, as told by Cowboy Jack Clement, is that Sam Phillips heard the first few bars of the piano intro on Jerry Lee’s acetate and, before hearing a single note of vocals, said “I can sell this.”

    We get to hear a lot of what became Jerry Lee’s trademark style, hard, rock-solid bass with light-as-a-feather treble.

    • Jerry Lee was the last superstar at Sun- Sam put a lot of energy into Jerry Lee- to the detriment of a few others careers like Charlie Rich… interesting that Jerry Lee always had a lot of respect for Sam- enough that he called him Mr. Phillips for the rest of Sam’s life.

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