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Brenda Lee: Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)

4-CD box (LP-size) with 88-page hardcover book, 122 tracks. Playing time approx. 312 mns.

Here, complete for the first time, are all Brenda's early recordings from 1956 until 1963. These include Sweet Nothin's, I'm Sorry, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, I Want To Be Wanted, Emotions, Dum-Dum, and Break It To Me Gently. The early albums are complete as well. Most of these titles have been unavailable for years!


Little Miss Dynamite It Seems Like She's Been Around Forever.

"This woman came up to me and said, 'Oh, I just loved your show and it's so great seeing you again.' I said, 'Why, thank you.' She said, 'Do you remember where we saw 'too?' I said, 'Well, no.' She said, 'At the premiere of 'Gone with the Wind." Well, I couldn't dispute her. I said, 'Wasn't it a uvmderful movie? Didn't Clark Gable look great? And how terrible that Margaret Mitchell was killed crossing the street!' I dust were right along. Because if you say, 'I wasn't there,' they're gonna say, 'Well, you were, too.' You know, that uas in I939, and I wasn't born until '44."

As the above snippet from a Brenda lee interview with author Manna Nash suggests, folks tend to think that Brenda Lee was a contemporary of Shirley Temple or Judy Garland. That has something to do with the fact that, like those two great Hollywood stars, Brenda Lee began in show business as a child. And it probably has something to do with l3renda's versatility and longevity: during her forty years of recording Brenda Lee has run the gamut of pop music, tackling country, rockabilly, Depression-era !oils standards, Brill Building pop ballads, fifties R&B, even European songs in translation and in several foreign languages, handling all with energy and aplomb. Worldwide, she's sold more than 80 million records.

But Brenda Lee is no ancient Hollywood hoofer. She's a Baby Boom, and a rocker. In I963 she toured Germany with the Beatles (they opened for her). The Fab Four still had a whole revolutionary career ahead of them, but Brenda was already an established star, having spent a decade as a professional entertainer by then and having sold millions of records worldwide. Though she would go on to record many

more great pop and countr:v songs, and continues to perform to this day, she had already made her mark. No wonder she seems to belong to a different generation. Even then she seemed sophisticated and grown-up compared to the scruffy mop-tops. And yet when she toured with the Beatles, she was still a teenager. Yes, she was younger than John, Paul, and George.

The annals of entertainment are fairly littered with the stories of child stars who weren't able to sustain their youthful appeal from Mickey Rooney to Menudo, ad nauseam. Brenda Lee is that rare impressive exception of a child star who didn't wear out her welcome. From the beginning she was much more than a novelty act: "a little bitty girl with a big ale voice," as Brenda describes her youthful self. From her first recordings she sang with the confidence and command of a full-grown adult, and as she matured she was able to infuse nearly everything she recorded with a passion and depth of feeling that belied her tender years. The influence of her early output still lingers, and artists as diverse as Elton John and Stevie Nicks have beers vocal about their debt to her music.

During her first ten years with Decca Records Brenda recorded some 250 masters. This set covers her first, and arguably her most exciting, years with the label, from I956 through I962, when she ranged in age from eleven to seventeen. Brenda Lee's recordings during these years fall more or less into three distinct periods: a brief flirtation with country music in I956, the rockabilly years from I957 through I958, then a pronrninced emphasis on ballads and standards from I959 through I962. That last period marked her greatest success on the pop charts: from the end of I959 to mid-I962, every Brenda Lee single released, nine of them, was a Top Ten hit. And many of those singles' B-sides broke high into the charts as well. During those years, she was the best-selling female as ',opal, mask-.

With the exception of two cuts from one early New York session, all of the classic recordings collected in this boxed set were made in Nashville under the direction of Owen Bradley, the man who recorded Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, among many others. In I966, on the occasion of her tenth anniversary with Decca, Bradley pronounced Brenda Lee the "biggest female voice of the past ten years." By way of explanation he added: "I feel that Brenda has done as much as any other artist to build and mold what became known as the Nashville Sound. The more successful she became, the more that known and unknown artists came here to get the same sound. We had a fantastic number of country acts here over the years, but Brenda added sensationalism to the old country drive. She proved that pop could be done in Nashville."

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  • Interpret: Brenda Lee

  • Album titlle: Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Year of publication 1995
  • Price code DK
  • Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart Box set

  • EAN: 4000127157720

  • weight in Kg 1.85
Lee, Brenda - Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 1
01 Jambalaya Lee, Brenda
02 Bigelow 6-200 Lee, Brenda
03 Bigelow 6-200 Lee, Brenda
04 Some People Lee, Brenda
05 Your Cheatin' Heart Lee, Brenda
06 Doodle Bug Rag Lee, Brenda
07 Christy Christmas Lee, Brenda
08 I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus Lee, Brenda
09 Fairyland Lee, Brenda
10 One Step At A Time Lee, Brenda
11 Dynamite Lee, Brenda
12 Ain't That Love Lee, Brenda
13 Love You 'till I Die Lee, Brenda
14 One Teenager To Another Lee, Brenda
15 Rock A Bye Baby Blues Lee, Brenda
16 Rock The Bop Lee, Brenda
17 Ring-A-My-Phone Lee, Brenda
18 The Golden Key Lee, Brenda
19 Little Jonah Lee, Brenda
20 My Baby Likes Western Guys Lee, Brenda
21 Papa Noel Lee, Brenda
22 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Lee, Brenda
23 Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home Lee, Brenda
24 Heading Home Lee, Brenda
25 Let's Jump The Broomstick Lee, Brenda
26 Hummin' The Blues Over You Lee, Brenda
27 The Stroll Lee, Brenda
28 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody Lee, Brenda
29 Pretty Baby Lee, Brenda
30 St Louis Blues Lee, Brenda
31 Pennies From Heaven Lee, Brenda
32 Baby Face Lee, Brenda
33 Ballin' The Jack Lee, Brenda
Lee, Brenda - Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 2
01 Just Because Lee, Brenda
02 Side By Side Lee, Brenda
03 A Good Man Is Hard To Find Lee, Brenda
04 Some Of These Days Lee, Brenda
05 Back In Your Own Backyard Lee, Brenda
06 Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye Lee, Brenda
07 Sweet Nothin's Lee, Brenda
08 Just Let Me Dream Lee, Brenda
09 Weep No More My Baby Lee, Brenda
10 That's All You Gotta Do Lee, Brenda
11 I Want To Be Wanted Lee, Brenda
12 Just A Little Lee, Brenda
13 Build A Big Fence Lee, Brenda
14 Be My Love Again Lee, Brenda
15 I'm Sorry Lee, Brenda
16 Dynamite Lee, Brenda
17 Love And Learn Lee, Brenda
18 Wee Wee Willie Lee, Brenda
19 Jambalaya Lee, Brenda
20 Do I Worry Lee, Brenda
21 Emotions Lee, Brenda
22 I Want To Be Wanted Lee, Brenda
23 No One Lee, Brenda
24 Crazy Talk Lee, Brenda
25 The Big Chance Lee, Brenda
26 It's Never Too Late Lee, Brenda
27 I'm Learning About Love Lee, Brenda
28 Careless, That's All Lee, Brenda
29 We Three Lee, Brenda
30 If I Didn't Care Lee, Brenda
Lee, Brenda - Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 3
01 When My Dreamboat Comes Home Lee, Brenda
02 Walkin' To New Orleans Lee, Brenda
03 Hallelujah I Love Him So Lee, Brenda
04 I'm In The Mood For Love Lee, Brenda
05 Swanee River Rock Lee, Brenda
06 Pretend Lee, Brenda
07 If I Didn't Care Lee, Brenda
08 If You Love Me Lee, Brenda
09 Teach Me Tonight Lee, Brenda
10 Blueberry Hill Lee, Brenda
11 Around The World Lee, Brenda
12 Fools Rush In Lee, Brenda
13 Someone To Love Lee, Brenda
14 Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart Lee, Brenda
15 Georgia On My Mind Lee, Brenda
16 Just Another Lie Lee, Brenda
17 When I Fall In Love Lee, Brenda
18 Cry Lee, Brenda
19 Will You Love Me Tomorrow Lee, Brenda
20 You Can Depend On Me Lee, Brenda
21 Careless, That's All Lee, Brenda
22 Lover, Come Back To Me Lee, Brenda
23 Kansas City Lee, Brenda
24 On The Sunny Side Of The Street Lee, Brenda
25 All The Way Lee, Brenda
26 How Deep Is The Ocean Lee, Brenda
27 Tragedy Lee, Brenda
28 Talkin' Bout You Lee, Brenda
Lee, Brenda - Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 4
01 Tables Are Turning Lee, Brenda
02 Funny Feelin' Lee, Brenda
03 Eventually Lee, Brenda
04 Dum Dum Lee, Brenda
05 Let Me Be The One Lee, Brenda
06 Speak To Me Pretty Lee, Brenda
07 Time Is Not Enough Lee, Brenda
08 Here Comes That Feeling Lee, Brenda
09 Just Forget Lee, Brenda
10 Break It To Me Gently Lee, Brenda
11 Fool N1 Lee, Brenda
12 Anybody But Me Lee, Brenda
13 So Deep Lee, Brenda
14 Only You Lee, Brenda
15 You've Got Me Crying Again Lee, Brenda
16 It's The Talk Of The Town Lee, Brenda
17 You Always Hurt The One You Love Lee, Brenda
18 I Miss You So Lee, Brenda
19 I'll Be Seeing You Lee, Brenda
20 Lazy River Lee, Brenda
21 Send Me Some Lovin' Lee, Brenda
22 Hold Me Lee, Brenda
23 I'll Always Be In Love With You Lee, Brenda
24 Organ Gringer's Swing Lee, Brenda
25 Let The Four Winds Blow Lee, Brenda
26 Everybody Loves Me But You Lee, Brenda
27 Heart In Hand Lee, Brenda
28 She'll Never Know Lee, Brenda
29 Why Me? Lee, Brenda
30 It Takes One To Know One Lee, Brenda
31 Sweet Lovin' Lee, Brenda
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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.

© Bear Family Records

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Tracklist
Lee, Brenda - Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 1
01 Jambalaya
02 Bigelow 6-200
03 Bigelow 6-200
04 Some People
05 Your Cheatin' Heart
06 Doodle Bug Rag
07 Christy Christmas
08 I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
09 Fairyland
10 One Step At A Time
11 Dynamite
12 Ain't That Love
13 Love You 'till I Die
14 One Teenager To Another
15 Rock A Bye Baby Blues
16 Rock The Bop
17 Ring-A-My-Phone
18 The Golden Key
19 Little Jonah
20 My Baby Likes Western Guys
21 Papa Noel
22 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
23 Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
24 Heading Home
25 Let's Jump The Broomstick
26 Hummin' The Blues Over You
27 The Stroll
28 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
29 Pretty Baby
30 St Louis Blues
31 Pennies From Heaven
32 Baby Face
33 Ballin' The Jack
Lee, Brenda - Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 2
01 Just Because
02 Side By Side
03 A Good Man Is Hard To Find
04 Some Of These Days
05 Back In Your Own Backyard
06 Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye
07 Sweet Nothin's
08 Just Let Me Dream
09 Weep No More My Baby
10 That's All You Gotta Do
11 I Want To Be Wanted
12 Just A Little
13 Build A Big Fence
14 Be My Love Again
15 I'm Sorry
16 Dynamite
17 Love And Learn
18 Wee Wee Willie
19 Jambalaya
20 Do I Worry
21 Emotions
22 I Want To Be Wanted
23 No One
24 Crazy Talk
25 The Big Chance
26 It's Never Too Late
27 I'm Learning About Love
28 Careless, That's All
29 We Three
30 If I Didn't Care
Lee, Brenda - Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 3
01 When My Dreamboat Comes Home
02 Walkin' To New Orleans
03 Hallelujah I Love Him So
04 I'm In The Mood For Love
05 Swanee River Rock
06 Pretend
07 If I Didn't Care
08 If You Love Me
09 Teach Me Tonight
10 Blueberry Hill
11 Around The World
12 Fools Rush In
13 Someone To Love
14 Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
15 Georgia On My Mind
16 Just Another Lie
17 When I Fall In Love
18 Cry
19 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
20 You Can Depend On Me
21 Careless, That's All
22 Lover, Come Back To Me
23 Kansas City
24 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
25 All The Way
26 How Deep Is The Ocean
27 Tragedy
28 Talkin' Bout You
Lee, Brenda - Little Miss Dynamite (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 4
01 Tables Are Turning
02 Funny Feelin'
03 Eventually
04 Dum Dum
05 Let Me Be The One
06 Speak To Me Pretty
07 Time Is Not Enough
08 Here Comes That Feeling
09 Just Forget
10 Break It To Me Gently
11 Fool N1
12 Anybody But Me
13 So Deep
14 Only You
15 You've Got Me Crying Again
16 It's The Talk Of The Town
17 You Always Hurt The One You Love
18 I Miss You So
19 I'll Be Seeing You
20 Lazy River
21 Send Me Some Lovin'
22 Hold Me
23 I'll Always Be In Love With You
24 Organ Gringer's Swing
25 Let The Four Winds Blow
26 Everybody Loves Me But You
27 Heart In Hand
28 She'll Never Know
29 Why Me?
30 It Takes One To Know One
31 Sweet Lovin'