Brenda Lee - All The Way + Sincerely (1961+1962) [2LP on 1CD, 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks)+CUE +LOG - 412 MB | Complete Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 151 MB
Country / Pop-Rock / Rockabilly | 61:29 mins | Label: Ace Records, Ltd. | Catalog # CDCHD 1060
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.