Live Country Rock isn't a half-bad budget collection, even though the title is a bit misleading. While country-rock usually means rock music with a Southern twist, as typified in the '70s by bands like Poco, Pure Prairie League, and the Eagles, this is really rockabilly mixed with straight country. Stylizing aside, these are decent live cuts by Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roger Miller, and Vern Gosdin. The only real country-rock tune, "Heard It in a Love Song," is tackled by the late Toy Caldwell, the former Marshall Tucker Band guitarist. Neither Jerry Lee nor Perkins is blazing, but they still deliver the goods on "Blue Suede Shoes," "Gone, Gone, Gone," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On," and "Great Balls of Fire."
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell