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Brenda Lee

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One of the biggest pop stars of the early '60s, Brenda Lee hasn't attracted as much critical respect as she deserves. She is sometimes inaccurately characterized as one of the few female teen idols. More crucially, the credit for achieving success with pop-country crossovers usually goes to Patsy Cline, although Lee's efforts in this era were arguably of equal importance. While she made few recordings of note after the mid-'60s, the best of her first decade is fine indeed, encompassing not just the pop ballads that were her biggest hits, but straight country and some surprisingly fierce rockabilly.

Lee was a child prodigy, appearing on national television by the age of ten, and making her first recordings for Decca the following year (1956). Her first few Decca singles, in fact, make a pretty fair bid for the best preteen rock & roll performances this side of Michael Jackson. "BIGELOW 6-200," "Dynamite," and "Little Jonah" are all exceptionally powerful rockabilly performances, with robust vocals and white-hot backing from the cream of Nashville's session musicians (including Owen Bradley, Grady Martin, Hank Garland, and Floyd Cramer). Lee would not have her first big hits until 1960, when she tempered the rockabilly with teen idol pop on "Sweet Nothin's," which went to the Top Five.

The comparison between Lee and Cline is to be expected, given that both singers were produced by Owen Bradley in the early '60s. Naturally, many of the same session musicians and backup vocalists were employed. Brenda, however, had a bigger in with the pop audience, not just because she was still a teenager, but because her material was more pop than Cline's, and not as country. Between 1960 and 1962, she had a stunning series of huge hits: "I'm Sorry," "I Want to Be Wanted," "Emotions," "You Can Depend on Me," "Dum Dum," "Fool #1," "Break It to Me Gently," and "All Alone Am I" all made the Top Ten. Their crossover appeal is no mystery. While these were ballads, they were delivered with enough lovesick yearning to appeal to adolescents, and enough maturity for the adults. The first-class melodic songwriting and professional orchestral production guaranteed that they would not be ghettoized in the country market.

Lee's last Top Ten pop hit was in 1963, with "Losing You." While she still had hits through the mid-'60s, these became smaller and less frequent with the rise of the British Invasion (although she remained very popular overseas). The best of her later hits, "Is It True?," was a surprisingly hard-rocking performance, recorded in 1964 in London with Jimmy Page on guitar. 1966's "Coming on Strong," however, would prove to be her last Top 20 entry.

In the early '70s, Lee reunited with Owen Bradley and, like so many early white rock & roll stars, returned to country music. For a time she was fairly successful in this field, making the country Top Ten half-a-dozen times in 1973-1974. Although she remained active as a recording and touring artist, for the last couple of decades she's been little more than a living legend, directing her intermittent artistic efforts to the country audience.

Title: Little Angel

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Let Me Sing

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Country, Rockabilly

Title: Rooftop Storys

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Always The Best Hits

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ten Songs For You

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sexy Lady

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Good Old Memories

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Explore New

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rainbow Bubble

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Forest Walk

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Emotions

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Game Of Marbles

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: One By One

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Excellent 20

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Vocal Jazz

Title: Rocket Master

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: International Earwig

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Aurora Borealis

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sailing

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: White And Yellow

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Amazing Grace

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Country

Title: This Is Brenda

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Prismatic Colours

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jambalaya

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: To Infinity

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Share My Heart

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Singing For Christmas

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Take Me Back

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Country, Rockabilly

Title: The Best Of

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Country

Title: Brenda Mae Tarpley

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bright Eyes

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Two Birds

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Stormy Waters

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Saving Idea

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Even Better

Artist: Brenda Lee

Genre: Country, Rockabilly

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Genre: Pop

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Genre: Pop

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Pop of the 60s

Genre: Pop

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Genre: Pop

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