Van Morrison, Linda Gail Lewis Team Up For Duets Collection
Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis, the youngest sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, will release an album of country and R&B duets Oct. 3 on Pointblank/Virgin Records. Titled You Win Again, the album features one new Morrison original ("No Way Pedro") and a dozen covers, including Hank Williams' "Why Don't You Love Me," "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" and the title track. Other songs include Jerry Lee Lewis' "Let's Talk About Us," Bo Diddley's "Cadillac," John Lee Hooker's "Boogie Chillin'" and Smiley Lewis' "Real Gone Lover." Morrison and Linda Gail first met at a Jerry Lee Lewis convention in South Wales in 1993. Linda Gail and Jerry Lee scored a Top 10 country hit in 1969 with "Don't Let Me Cross Over." In 1998, she published her autobiography, The Devil, Me, and Jerry Lee. "Van's a performer in the studio like my brother is," Linda Gail said in a news release. "Those guys aren't just in there recording; they're giving a performance. That's what you end up getting on the tape and that's why it's magic. The whole experience [of recording with Morrison] was a lot like playing with my brother. These two guys have given their whole lives to creating wonderful music, and I put Van right up there with Jerry Lee."