Shirley & Lee

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: rhythm and blues new orleans soul oldies doo wop new orleans rhythm and blues female vocalists american 50s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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New Orleans-based duo Shirley Goodman (19 June 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 5 July 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Leonard Lee (b. 29 June 1936, d. 23 October 1976) began recording together in 1952. Billed as ‘The Sweethearts of the Blues’, they enjoyed a series of US R&B hits, including ‘I’m Gone’ (1952) and ‘Feel So Good’ (1955), marked by the juxtaposition between Goodman’s shrill, childlike intonation and Lee’s bluesy counterpoint. In 1956 they crossed over into the US pop Top 20 with ‘Let The Good Times Roll’, a charming, infectious performance, written and arranged by Lee. The song became the first million-seller for Aladdin Records and is now regarded as an R&B standard. Shirley And Lee enjoyed minor hits with ‘I Feel Good’ (1956) and ‘When I Saw You’ (1957), before parting company in 1963.

Goodman moved to California, where she appeared...

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