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Brenda Lee: Anthology, Vols. 1 & 2 (1956-1980)


Download links and information about Brenda Lee: Anthology, Vols. 1 & 2 (1956-1980) by Brenda Lee. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Rockabilly, Pop genres. It contains 40 tracks with total duration of 01:48:10 minutes.

Artist: Brenda Lee
Release date: 1991
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Rockabilly, Pop
Tracks: 40
Duration: 01:48:10
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No. Title Length
1. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) [Single] 2:07
2. Bigelow 6-200 (Single) 2:14
3. One Step at a Time (Single) 2:39
4. Dynamite (1957 Single Version) 2:02
5. Little Jonah (Rock on Your Steel Guitar) [Single] 2:23
6. Let's Jump the Broomstick (Single) 2:35
7. Rockin' around the Christmas Tree (Single) 2:05
8. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home (Single) 2:22
9. Sweet Nothin's (Single) 2:23
10. Weep No More My Baby (Single) 3:01
11. I Want to Be Wanted (Per Tutta la Vita) [Single] 3:03
12. That's All You Gotta Do (Single) 2:28
13. I'm Sorry (Single) 2:40
14. Emotions (Single) 2:48
15. If You Love Me (Really Love Me) 2:39
16. You Can Depend on Me (Single) 3:32
17. Kansas City 2:38
18. Dum Dum (Single) 2:25
19. Fool No. 1 (Single) 2:28
20. So Deep (Single) 2:09
21. Break It to Me Gently (Single) 2:37
22. Everybody Loves Me But You (Single) 2:30
23. Heart in Hand (Single) 2:27
24. Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You) 2:38
25. All Alone Am I (Single) 2:43
26. My Coloring Book 3:51
27. Losing You (Single) 2:31
28. I Wonder (Single) 2:58
29. The Grass Is Greener (Single) 2:45
30. My Whole World Is Falling Down (Single) 1:54
31. As Usual (Single) 2:34
32. Is It True? (Single) 2:29
33. Too Many Rivers (Single) 2:48
34. Coming On Strong (Single) 2:02
35. Johnny One Time (Single) 3:34
36. Nobody Wins (Single) 2:59
37. Big Four Poster Bed (Single) 4:36
38. Rock On Baby (Single) 2:45
39. Tell Me What It's Like (Single) 3:00
40. Broken Trust 3:48



Brenda Lee hasn't been treated well by reissue culture — no remastered albums — and, excepting the Bear Family box set she deserved (and received), only a few compilations, like this two-disc set from MCA. Fortunately, Anthology, Vols. 1 & 2 (1956-1980) is all most fans will need to appreciate why Lee was one of the most intense performing personalities recording in Nashville, just behind Elvis Presley. But Lee had more power than Presley, and more control as well, and the two ranked nearly even in delivery. (Of course, Elvis received song material of a much higher quality than she did.) Her first hit, "Dynamite," along with "Sweet Nothin's," and "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home" rank with the best country/pop/rockabilly performances of the era. Lee could pull off bright novelties such as "Let's Jump the Broomstick" or "Dum Dum" with no problem, and add something new to a well-worn standard, like her bluesy, swinging version of Leiber & Stoller's "Kansas City," or the vocal jazz chestnut "You Can Depend on Me." As the later material here proves, Lee also excelled in the melodramatic countrypolitan mode; moving from teenaged exuberance to middle-aged reflection and resignation — in character, of course; she only turned 30 in 1974 — to bring across moving country heartbreakers "Johnny One Time," "As Usual," and "Emotions." The track selection is excellent, touching on every major performance of her career, as well as those she's best known for in rock circles: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Is It True?," the latter a 1964 rock & roll hit recorded in London with Jimmy Page on guitar.