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Brenda Lee: Brenda Lee - Brenda Rocks

1-CD DigiPac (4-plated) with 52-page booklet, 36 tracks. Playing time approx. 87 minutes.

Brenda Lee - The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll on an expertly chosen blend of big hits and lesser-known, blues-edged cuts all designed to appeal to listeners who like to rock. Sweet Nothin's is here of course along with all-time favourites like Let's Jump The Broomstick, Dum Dum, Here Comes That Feeling and the seasonal Brenda Lee's mega-hit, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree. Also includes Is It True, the
Mickie Most-produced UK hit which features Led Zeppelin's guitarist, Jimmy Page. 'Time Magazine' described Brenda Lee voice as 'Part whiskey, part black and all woman'. John Lennon put it simply:
'The greatest voice of the rock 'n' roll era'.

Unlike most child stars, there was nothing cloying or distasteful about Brenda Lee. She had tons of credibility from the very beginning, kick-starting her long career with 'Bigelow 6-200' recorded in mid-1956 when Brenda Lee was only eleven years old. This comprehensive collection includes that rockabilly gem and the cream of her up-tempo Decca recordings, showcasing the grittiest voice of the pre-Beatles era on a leather-lunged raft of scorching rockers like Sweet Nothin's, Dynamite and Let's Jump The Broomstick.

This then, is the story of Brenda Lee, rock 'n' roller in excelsis. And because it's on Bear Family, it comes with a beautiful, picture-filled booklet and a total of 36 tracks which dwarfs any other compilation on the market.

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Lee, Brenda - Brenda Lee - Brenda Rocks CD 1
01 Sweet Nothin's Brenda Lee
02 Rock The Bop Brenda Lee
03 Little Jonah (Rock On Your Steel Guitar) Brenda Lee
04 Dynamite Brenda Lee
05 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Brenda Lee
06 Let The Four Winds Blow Brenda Lee
07 That's All You Gotta Do Brenda Lee
08 When My Dreamboat Comes Home Brenda Lee
09 Bigelow 6-200 Brenda Lee
10 One Step At A Time Brenda Lee
11 Crazy Talk Brenda Lee
12 Weep No More My Baby Brenda Lee
13 Let's Jump The Broomstick Brenda Lee
14 Love You 'Till I Die Brenda Lee
15 Hummin' The Blues Over You Brenda Lee
16 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
17 Heading Home Brenda Lee
18 The Stroll Brenda Lee
19 Dum Dum Brenda Lee
20 (If I'm Dreaming) Just Let Me Dream Brenda Lee
21 My Baby Likes Western Guys Brenda Lee
22 Anybody But Me Brenda Lee
23 Ring-A-My-Phone Brenda Lee
24 Rock A Bye Baby Blues Brenda Lee
25 Here Comes That Feeling Brenda Lee
26 Ain't That Love Brenda Lee
27 Baby Face Brenda Lee
28 Just A Little Brenda Lee
29 Doodle Bug Rag Brenda Lee
30 One Teenager To Another Brenda Lee
31 Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home Brenda Lee
32 Talkin' 'Bout You Brenda Lee
33 Kansas City Brenda Lee
34 Just Because Brenda Lee
35 What I'd Say Brenda Lee
36 Is It True Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee They didn’t call pint-sized Brenda Lee ‘Little Miss Dynamite’ for nothing. Her... more
"Brenda Lee"

Brenda Lee

They didn’t call pint-sized Brenda Lee ‘Little Miss Dynamite’ for nothing. Her powerhouse pipes were like a lit keg of TNT even before Paul Cohen signed her to Decca at the tender age of 11 (Decca misleadingly billed her as “Little Brenda Lee [9 Years Old]” on her first two singles in 1956). Only four-foot-nine even as an adult, Brenda’s huge, mature-sounding voice belied her diminutive physical stature.

Born Brenda Mae Tarpley in Atlanta on December 11, 1944, she sang around the house at three, won a school talent contest at four, and performed on local TV before she was seven. After a brief stint in Cincinnati, Brenda’s family settled in Augusta, Georgia, where deejay Peanut Faircloth took an interest. He insisted country star Red Foley listen to his little friend when Foley performed in Augusta. Foley was so knocked out that he put 11-year-old Brenda on ‘Junior Jubilee,’ the pubescent counterpart to his ABC-TV show ‘Ozark Jubilee,’ in March of ’56. Befpubescent counterpart to his ABC-TV show ‘Ozark Jubilee,’ in March of ’56. Before long, Brenda was on the adult version. Manager Dub Allbritten decided her stage handle of Little Brenda Tarpley was mundane, so she would be known as Brenda Lee.

Cohen pacted Brenda in May of ’56. Her first Nashville session that July included the rocking Bigelow 6-200 and a rousing reprise of Hank Williams’ Jambalaya (On The Bayou) that Cohen paired as her debut single. Although she usually recorded in Nashville under the direction of Cohen and Owen Bradley, Brenda’s first hit in 1957, the jumping One Step At A Time, was done at New York’s cavernous Pythian Temple under Milt Gabler’s supervision.

Lee cut a raft of great rockers early on in Nashville—Dynamite (the basis for her nickname), Rock The Bop, Ring-A-My-Phone and its incredibly swinging flip Little Jonah (Rock On Your Steel Guitar) (cut May 15, 1958 at Bradley’s studio with Nashville’s A-Team in attendance, it featured Buddy Emmons’ blistering steel work), Let’s Jump The Broomstick, and just in time for 1958 holiday sales, her immortal Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.

But hits remained in short supply until Ronnie Self wrote Brenda the teasing Sweet Nothin’s. Laced with the insinuating sax of Boots Randolph (a frequent presence on her waxings), it crashed the pop Top Five in 1960, setting the stage for Brenda’s two-sided blockbuster later that year. Jerry Reed penned the upbeat That’s All You Gotta Do, but it was Self’s torch ballad I’m Sorry, sung by Brenda like a jilted woman despite her being only 15, that gave Lee her first pop chart-topper,

“Brenda was a little pro. She was way ahead of her time. At 12, 13 years old, she just reared back and sang like the dickens,” said the late Randolph. “She had a knack about her--I don=t know if she would mimic somebody, or was just letting it all hang out. That little gal could sing, and she hung in there. She liked people like Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald and all of those great singers that came along at that time with the pop singers. It was something else to get in there with a kid that young being able to sing that well.”

Although she had a big seller in 1961 with the cute upbeat item Dum Dum, most of Brenda’s smashes for Decca after I’m Sorry were brokenhearted laments that Bradley gave the full countrypolitan treatment: I Want To Be Wanted (her second #1 pop entry in 1960), Emotions, You Can Depend On Me, Fool #1, Break It To Me Gently, All Alone Am I. Brenda built a huge following around the world and toured the globe regularly, once with the then-unknown Beatles opening for her.

When the pop arena finally lost interest in Lee’s Decca output at the close of the ‘60s (her Too Many Rivers and Coming On Strong just missed the pop Top Ten in 1965 and ’66 respectively), country music fans were quick to embrace the lovable little chanteuse. Brenda scored a slew of C&W hits during the ‘70s and ‘80s.

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Customer evaluation for "Brenda Lee - Brenda Rocks"
6 Apr 2020

Captures Liitle Mis Dynamite perfectly!

It has long been hard to get all Brenda Lee's rockers on one release as usually mixed in with ballads and later more C&W hits. Bear Family has now fixed that problem - not a dud track with great booklet and as always a pristine sound to die for! You will know by the end why her nickname was Dynamite!

19 May 2019

Great selection and Brenda sings great. Bear Family always seeems to het the best version of every song. I am very pleasd.

The Best, Great selection and Brenda sings great. Bear Family always seeems to het the best version of every song. I am very pleased.

21 Mar 2017

Que du bonheur!

Une compilation regroupant toutes les chansons les plus importantes de Brenda Lee. Que du bonheur!

13 Mar 2014

All ihre großen Klassiker zeigenv das ganze Spektrum ihres Könnens auf der empfehlenswerten CD \Brenda Rocks\", die Brenda Lee als vielgesichtige junge Dame mit einer großen Hit-Vergangenheit erstehen lässt.
Tageblatt Lux. 4.10.2012 Rene Oth"

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Tracklist
Lee, Brenda - Brenda Lee - Brenda Rocks CD 1
01 Sweet Nothin's
02 Rock The Bop
03 Little Jonah (Rock On Your Steel Guitar)
04 Dynamite
05 Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
06 Let The Four Winds Blow
07 That's All You Gotta Do
08 When My Dreamboat Comes Home
09 Bigelow 6-200
10 One Step At A Time
11 Crazy Talk
12 Weep No More My Baby
13 Let's Jump The Broomstick
14 Love You 'Till I Die
15 Hummin' The Blues Over You
16 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
17 Heading Home
18 The Stroll
19 Dum Dum
20 (If I'm Dreaming) Just Let Me Dream
21 My Baby Likes Western Guys
22 Anybody But Me
23 Ring-A-My-Phone
24 Rock A Bye Baby Blues
25 Here Comes That Feeling
26 Ain't That Love
27 Baby Face
28 Just A Little
29 Doodle Bug Rag
30 One Teenager To Another
31 Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
32 Talkin' 'Bout You
33 Kansas City
34 Just Because
35 What I'd Say
36 Is It True