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Julia Lee Kansas City Star (5-CD)

Kansas City Star (5-CD)
 
 
 
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Julia Lee: Kansas City Star (5-CD)

5-CD box (LP-size) with 32-page book, 109 tracks. Playing time approx. 309 mns.

No-one handled a ribald blues like Julia Lee, but it would be wrong to think of her simply as a singer of smutty songs. A fine pianist, she surrounded herself all her life with the best jazzmen from her home town of Kansas City, and these are records like no others from the golden era of R&B. They're beautifully arranged jazzy blues. The classic Capitol hits are here, like Snatch It And Grab It, Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got,
King
Size Papa, together with the rest of her Capitol recordings (1944-1952). We've also got recordings made for Merritt (1927), Brunswick (1929), Premier (1945), Damon (1954/55) and Fourmost Records (1956/1957), as well as a complete rehearsal session. This is the COMPLETE Julia Lee, and it'll be a revelation for anyone who thinks of her only in terms of the smutty songs. Any lover of risqu needs this.

5-CD box (LP-size) with 32-page book, 109 tracks. Playing time approx. 309 mns


 

Songs

Julia Lee - Kansas City Star (5-CD) Medium 1
1: Down Home Syncopated Blues
2: Meritt Stomp
3: If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
4: Paseo Street
5: Ruff Scufflin'
6: St. James Infirmary
7: He's Tall And Dark And Handsome
8: Won't You Come Over To My House?
9: Come On Over To My House
10: Trouble In Mind
11: If It's Good
12: Show Me Missouri Blues
13: Lotus Blossom
14: Dream Lucky Blues
15: Wee Baby Blues
16: If It's Good
17: I've Got A Crush On The Fuller Brush Man
18: Two Loves Have I
19: Some Of These Days
20: St. Louis Blues
21: Shake That Thing
22: Shake It And Break It
Julia Lee - Kansas City Star (5-CD) Medium 2
1: Julia's Blues
2: Lies  
3: Gotta Gimme Whatcha' Got  
4: When A Woman Loves A Man  
5: Oh Marie  
6: I'll Get Along Somehow  
7: A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid  
8: Have You Ever Been Lonely?  
9: Since I've Been With You  
10: Out In The Cold Again  
11: Young Girl's Blues  
12: On My Way Out  
13: There Goes My Heart  
14: Snatch And Grab It  
15: If You Hadn't Gone Away  
16: Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out  
17: The Curse Of An Aching Heart  
18: Bleeding Hearted Blues  
19: Living Backstreet For You  
20: Wise Guys (You're A Wise Guy)  
Julia Lee - Kansas City Star (5-CD) Medium 3
1: Mama Don't Allow It  
2: Doubtful Blues  
3: Ain't It A Crime  
4: Knock Me A Kiss (& JOE ALEXANDER)  
5: Cold-Hearted Daddy  
6: My Sin (take 1,2,3,4)  
7: When You're Smiling  
8: I Was Wrong  
9: Pagan Love Song  
10: All I Ever Do Is Worry  
11: Take It Or Leave It  
12: That's What I Like  
13: King Size Papa  
14: Blues For Someone  
15: I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles  
16: Breeze (Blowing My Baby Back To Me)  
17: The Spinach Song  
18: Crazy World  
19: Tell Me, Daddy  
20: Christmas Spirits  
21: Until The Real Thing Comes Along  
Julia Lee - Kansas City Star (5-CD) Medium 4
1: Charmaine  
2: Lotus Blossom  
3: Marijuana  
4: Sit Down And Drink It Over  
5: Away From You  
6: The Glory Of Love  
7: Tonight's The Night  
8: My Man Stands Out  
9: Do You Want It?  
10: It Comes In Like A Lion  
11: Don't Come Too Soon  
12: Ugly Papa  
13: Don't Save It Too Long (The Money Song)  
14: After Hours Waltz  
15: You Ain't Got It No More  
16: When Your Lover Has Gone  
17: Oh Chuck It (In A Bucket)  
18: Decent Woman Blues  
19: Dragging My Heart Around  
Julia Lee - Kansas City Star (5-CD) Medium 5
1: It Won't Be Long  
2: You're Gonna Miss It  
3: Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff  
4: When A Man Has Two Women  
5: Scream In The Night  
6: I Know It's Wrong (The Diet Song)  
7: Music, Maestro Please  
8: Pipe Dreams  
9: When Jennie Does That Lowdown Dance  
10: If I Didn't Care  
11: Lazy River  
12: All This Beef And Big Ripe Tomatoes  
13: Can't Get You Off My Mind  
14: I Got News For You  
15: Goin' To Chicago Blues  
16: Last Call For Alcohol  
17: Kansas City Boogie  
18: Love In Bloom  
19: Keep `em Barefoot And Busy  
20: Baby I'm Through  
21: Scat You Cats  
22: I Can't See How  
23: King Size Papa  
24: Bop And Rock Lullaby  

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Julia Lee: Kansas City Star (5-CD)

  • Interpret: Julia Lee

  • Albumtitel: Kansas City Star (5-CD)

  • Format Box set
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre R&B / Soul
  • Music Style Rhythm 'n' Blues / R&B
  • Music Sub-Genre 930 Rhythm 'n' Blues
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Title Kansas City Star 5-CD-Box & 32-Page Book
  • Label BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

  • Price code EI
  • SubGenre R&B Music - General

  • EAN: 4000127157706

  • weight in Kg 0.500
 
 

Artist description "Lee, Julia"

Julia Lee

Julia Lee – Kansas City Star

Julia Lee was born on October 31, 1902 in Boonville, Missouri and grew up in Kansas City. She is the most popular female Jazz and Rhythm & Blues singer out of Kansas City, Missouri and used to be called 'Kansas City Star'. She began performing during her childhood in her father's string trio in local congregations and on house parties. Lee started working as a pianist and singer in 1917 playing Ragtime and to attend silent movies in movie theatres.

She joined the orchestra of her brother, George E. Lee, in 1920 and stayed for 15 years. 1927 saw her first studio recordings made for the Merritt label arranged and accompanied by Jesse Stone. She launched a solo career in 1935 and soon became a star of the local Kansas City Jazz circuit. Capitol Records recognized her as the Kansas City Star and released her in 1944 within Capitol's 'History of Jazz'-series. She soon began performing along with popular Rhythm & Blues combos which led into the foundation of Julia Lee's own small band, 'Her Boyfriends'. Her band included famous musicians such as Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Tommy Douglas, Red Nichols and many more. Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends blasted off with 'Come On Over To My House, Baby' and 'Gimme Whatcha Got'. Both became her first juke box and radio hits which secured her first real contract with Capitol Records in 1946.

She went on with 'Snatch It And Grab It', #1 R&B charts for 12 weeks in 1947! 1948 saw her next number 1 hit exploding over the R&B charts for 9 weeks: 'King Size Papa'! 'I Didn't Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song)' (#4 R&B charts) followed in 1949 and it was that same year when the American President Harry S. Truman, who is also a Missouri native, invited her to play the White House. Her success stagnated by the mid-1950s when Rock'n'Roll started its domination even that Julia Lee sounded more Rhythm & Blues alike than ever before. She continued producing and had a small acting role in a movie called 'The Delinquence', that had been filmed in Kansas City in 1957 by Hollywood director Robert Altman. Julia Lee died of a heart attack aged 56 on December 8, 1958. She is one of the most popular stars from the Kansas City area, she showed the world how to jazz up from Kansas City Jazz to Rhythm & Blues. She is a milestone in the history of popular music!

 

There was no overlooking the obscenity in much of Julia Lee's work, but, until Bear Family released its groundbreaking boxed set ('Kansas City Star', BCD 15770), many thought of it as her defining characteristic. The box revealed an eloquent jazz and blues stylist in the Kansas City tradition. In November 1944 Capitol's Dave Dexter took Julia Lee (1902-1958) into a KC studio and supervised her first Capitol session, on which she was accompanied by Jay McShann. The recordings were included in a 78rpm Capitol album, 'The History Of Jazz.' Before the album aroused any attention, Lee recorded a session for H.S. Somson's St. Louis-based Premier label with a band led by Tommy Douglas, an alto player who reportedly influenced the young Charlie Parker. With its stop-time verses, If It's Good swings mightily, and Somson later sold the entire session to Mercury. By the summer of 1946, deejays had pulled Julia's 78 from 'The History of Jazz' and played both sides more than any other selection.

Responding to the demand, Dexter signed Lee to Capitol and brought her to Hollywood. (With grateful acknowledgments to Bill Millar's notes for 'Kansas City Star'). Julia Lee (1902-1958) was one of the few popular postwar R&B singers whose recording career stretched back into the twenties. Long a fixture at Milton's Tap Room in Kansas City, she sang blues and ballads to an all-white clientele. Visiting jazzmen and blues aficionados invariably made pilgrimages to Lee's rollicking after-hours sets. Signed to Capitol Records in 1944, Lee tallied an impressive number of hits, many of them bawdy. (Opportunity Knocks But Once) Snatch It And Grab It stayed on top of 'Billboard's' R&B chart from November 1947 to February 1948.

Her follow-up, King Size Papa, grabbed the top spot for most of spring 1948. When Capitol released Don't Come Too Soon in July 1950, 'Billboard' actually warned potential buyers about its content: "Lyric is certainly too blue for airing and juke ops with finicky locations should listen carefully before installing this one." Though Lee continued recording for Capitol into 1952, the label lost interest in promoting her. Most of the sides she recorded after 1950 stayed in the can.

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Julia Lee Kansas City Star (5-CD)
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