Brenda Lee Anthology, Volumes 1 & 2 (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: August 27, 1991
  • Label: MCA Nashville

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - (previously unreleased)
  • 2.Bigelow 6-200
  • 3.One Step at a Time
  • 4.Dynamite
  • 5.Little Jonah (Rock on Your Steel Guitar)
  • 6.Let's Jump the Broomstick
  • 7.Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  • 8.Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
  • 9.Sweet Nothin's
  • 10.Weep No More My Baby
  • 11.I Want to Be Wanted
  • 12.That's All You Gotta Do
  • 13.I'm Sorry
  • 14.Emotions
  • 15.If You Love Me (Really Love Me)
  • 16.You Can Depend on Me
  • 17.Kansas City
  • 18.Dum Dum
  • 19.Fool #1
  • 20.So Deep

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Break It to Me Gently
  • 2.Everybody Loves Me But You
  • 3.Heart in Hand
  • 4.Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)
  • 5.All Alone Am I
  • 6.My Coloring Book
  • 7.Losing You
  • 8.I Wonder
  • 9.The Grass Is Greener
  • 10.My Whole World Is Falling Down
  • 11.As Usual
  • 12.Is It True?
  • 13.Too Many Rivers
  • 14.Coming on Strong
  • 15.Johnny One Time
  • 16.Nobody Wins
  • 17.Big Four Poster Bed
  • 18.Rock On Baby
  • 19.Tell Me What It's Like
  • 20.Broken Trust

Product Description:

Includes liner notes by Diana Haig.
ANTHOLOGY, VOLUMES 1 & 2 is available on cassette as 2 separate volumes.
Personnel: Brenda Lee (vocals); The Oak Ridge Boys (vocals); Don Helms, Herschel Hewarth, Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Harold Bradley, Edward O'Conner, Jay Berliner, Jerry Kennedy, Jimmy Page, Al Caiola, Ray Edenton (guitar); Buddy Emmons (steel guitar); Charlie McCoy (harmonica); Boots Randolph (saxophone, trombone, vibraphone); Sam "The Man" Taylor (saxophone); Don Sheffield, William K. McElhiney (trumpet); Floyd Cramer (piano, organ); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano, keyboards); Marvin Hughes, Andrew Ackers, Owen Bradley, Bill Pursell (piano); Nicholas Tagg (organ); Dave Carey (vibraphone); Douglas Kirkham, Buddy Saltzman, Jimmy Crawford , Farris Coursey, Buddy Harman (drums); Holiday Sisters, The Anita Kerr Singers, The Ray Charles Singers (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Diana Haig.
Recording information: Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (09/17/1956-09/05/1980); Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN (09/17/1956-09/05/1980); Columbia Recording Studio, New York, NY (09/17/1956-09/05/1980); London, England (09/17/1956-09/05/1980); Pythian Temple, New York, NY (09/17/1956-09/05/1980); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (09/17/1956-09/05/1980).
Director: Jack Pleis.
Arranger: Marty Manning.
This collection is an excellent mixture of Brenda Lee's big pop hits and the more overtly country-oriented material that the Georgia native began recording in the late 1960s. The 40-track ANTHOLOGY VOLUMES 1 & 2 isn't complete--Lee had over 50 charting pop and country hits from 1960's "Sweet Nothin's" into the 1980s--but the two-disc set is well compiled and hits all of her high points. Though best known for "I'm Sorry" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Lee was a varied, sensitive singer, able to handle sorrowful ballads and sassy rockers with equal aplomb, approaching her material with a verve that belied her surprisingly young age. (Lee was only 11 when she recorded her first single.) The casual fan probably won't need anything beyond this collection, but those intrigued by these early blends of country twang and rock & roll will find plenty more where this came from.

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Rating 4.0 Missing Songs Music Lover: from St. Louis, MO US -- August, 9, 2008

For whats on this 2 CD collection, Its well worth the money. BUT, this collection doesn't cover all her hits on Decca. It would take another 2 CD collection to cover the 24 songs that are still missing on this collection. If the label would ever print a Volume 3 & 4, I would be one of the first to buy it.


Rating 4.0 memories Music Lover: from Mason, OH US -- February, 16, 2008

I have tis on tape & it brought back a lot of childhood memories. I never cosidered her a "country" artist, but looking back I can see why that classification has been given. I believe it's an excellent album.


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