Complete Us & UK Singles As & BS 1956-62
Brenda Lee was one of the most popular and iconic female stars of the enthralling musical era which followed the explosion of rock 'n' roll in the mid-'50s, when the pop music landscape underwent an extraordinary transformation. Renowned for her powerful voice, she delivered driving rockabilly or soulful country ballads with equal impact. This 2014 collection gives a comprehensive overview of the first crucial six years of her recording career, during which she achieved the biggest hits of her career on both sides of the Atlantic, and of course including the feat, at that time unprecedented, of scoring Top Ten hits with nine consecutive US releases from "Sweet Nothin's" in 1959 to "Everybody Loves Me But You" in 1962. Packed with memorable classics alongside some lesser-known collectable B sides, it includes both sides of all her releases during that period and it makes for a fascinating snapshot of her rise from child star on country radio to international pop star.