Live at the Vapors Club

Jerry Lee Lewis

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Live at the Vapors Club Review

by AllMusic

On September 29, 1990, Jerry Lee Lewis celebrated his 55th birthday by putting on an amazing live show at Bad Bob's Vapors Club in Memphis, TN. Performing in front of an appreciative hometown crowd, Lewis is in fine form as he powers through raw and rowdy versions of hits like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Rockin' My Life Away." But it is the incendiary, hyperactive versions of rarely performed songs like "Chantilly Lace" and "Drinkin' Wine and Spo-Dee-O-Dee" that really make this album smoke.

Though his voice may have lost some of the manic edge that it once possessed, his piano playing is as crazed as ever and Lewis clearly pulls out all the stops the minute he gets behind his piano. Making no effort to cover the false starts, bum notes and Lewis' mischievous mood, LIVE AT THE VAPORS CLUB is an enthralling, unadorned look at a true rock and roll legend in his natural habitat.

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