Shirley & Lee Rock

Shirley & Lee Rock

by Shirley & Lee


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Shirley & Lee were the first and best of the young male-female duos in R&B during the early '50s. Their pair of hits -- "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Feels So Good" -- were delicious slices of New Orleans R&B with great performances from both the singers as well as studio mainstays Earl Palmer and Lee Allen. The German reissue giant Bear Family had already released a comprehensive box set (Sweethearts of the Blues), and they followed it with Shirley & Lee Rock (part of their burgeoning Rocks series), a 31-track disc that sums up the best of their Aladdin material, from their 1952 street-corner debut "I'm Gone" through the rest of the '50s. Both Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee had grown up together in New Orleans, and although they were never actually sweethearts, their eccentric sound -- especially Shirley's nasal vocals -- meshed surprisingly well and proved very endearing. "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Feels So Good" are, of course, the highlights here. Beyond that, listeners will find an array of pretenders to the crown that attempted to find a hit with a similar formula, presented with Bear Family's typically commendable attention to detail and sound quality.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2013
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127157850
catalogNumber: 2715785
Rank: 111435

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley & Lee   Primary Artist
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Mundy   Conductor
James Booker   Piano
Dave Bartholomew   Trumpet
Justin Adams   Guitar
Warren Bell   Tenor Saxophone
Carl Blouin   Baritone Saxophone
Maxwell Davis   Saxophone
Salvadore Doucette   Piano
Frank Fields   Bass
Clarence Ford   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Edward Frank   Piano
George French   Bass Guitar
Shirley Goodman   Vocals
Jewell L. Grant   Saxophone
Charles Hamilton   Bass
Herb Hardesty   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Harris   Alto Saxophone
Smokey Johnson   Drums
Leonard Lee   Vocals
Willard McDaniel   Piano
Ernest McLean   Guitar
Earl Palmer   Drums
Wardell Quezergue   Trumpet
Jesse Sailes   Drums
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Hall   Tenor Saxophone
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis   Leader,Saxophone
Chuck Norris   Guitar
Robert French   Drums
Charles Williams   Drums
Waldon Joseph   Trombone

Technical Credits

Dave Bartholomew   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jeff Barry   Composer
Shirley Goodman   Composer,Duet
Jeff Hannusch   Illustrations
Leonard Lee   Composer,Duet
Earl Palmer   Composer
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Composer,Illustrations
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Biographical Information
Rick Coleman   Illustrations
Bill Millar   Reissue Producer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Morty Craft   Producer,Audio Production
Mitch Diamond   Illustrations
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Lou Wheeler   Composer
Lee Sale   Composer
Edward Mesner   Composer
R. Hayes   Composer

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