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Brenda Lee Story
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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LITTLE BRENDA LEE'S VERY BEST
Giovanni Marra | Chicago, IL | 04/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Miss Brenda Lee, that little girl who grabbed everyone's attention (and heartstrings) in the 60's is one of the finest components of song this world has to offer. Where LeAnn Rimes was a few years ago is territory Miss Lee paved way back when. Who else could put that brave front on the heartbreaking story of "AS USUAL"? All her hits are here, including the great arrangement and brass solo of "LOSING YOU", the bittersweet "YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME", and the bluesy "BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY". Brenda's rockin' sides are also spotlighted in "SWEET NOTHIN'S" and "DUM DUM". Another favorite "TOO MANY RIVERS" is included here, which I haven't seen on other CDs in a long while. Yes, "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" is missing, but don't us true Brenda fans already have that? A fine collection."
First-Class Hits from One of The First Female Teen Idols
Anthony G Pizza | FL | 02/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Brenda Lee was among the first and (to these ears) best female teen idols, and "The Brenda Lee Story" is an outstanding overview of her career.Just a teenager when she recorded many of these songs with producer Owen Bradley , Ms. Lee could even then sing countrypolitan ballads the near-equal of labelmate Patsy Cline (1960's #1 "I'm Sorry," "Fool #1," the elegant "All Alone Am I"). She also fired up teenage pop fluff like "Sweet Nothins" with a rock n' roll growl her contemporary, Connie Francis, could not manage. (Listen to her line, "My baby gives me that special look," for proof.) The collection has a few missteps: Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" is a bit too speedy, "You Always Hurt The One You Love" pales next to Clarence Henry's version. But overall, Brenda Lee's "Story" is a fine introduction to her best work, lacking only her Christmas classic "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" to make it perfect."
For Brenda fans, this collection is a must!
Susan L. Cole | Alabaster, AL USA | 11/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection has a wide range of what makes Brenda Lee the unique talent that she is! In fact, it's some of her lesser-known recordings that I am particularly fond of: Losing You, Emotions, etc. What a voice! And the arrangements are marvelous. But who could ever resist her classic, "Break It To Me Gently"? No one can sing that like Brenda can. This collection is truly a must for Brenda Lee fans. They're ALL here!"