Monday, November 15, 2010
Little Miss Dynamite has a posse 4'9", 100lb
Did you know Brenda Lee, used to sing outside of a candy shop in exchange for sweets when she was a toddler? Maybe I need to quit my day job and start tap dancing outside of Extraordinary Desserts.
In the early 60's, The Beatles were her opening act. No big deal of course. Her very first record was a song called Jambalaya b/w Bigelow 6-200.
Take a listen and keep in mind she was only 11 years old!!
Another early hit was Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, which initially only sold 5,000 copies. Seems so strange to think about, as that song is probably one of the most well-known and best Christmas songs of all time (aside from Mariah's of course!!)
Her most popular song, Dynamite, is how she got the nickname Little Miss Dynamite, because such a big voice was coming from such a small girl (she was under 5 feet tall!)
Sweet Nothin's is probably one of my favorite Brenda Lee songs. I love the little whispers in the beginning!! So cute!!
In the mid-60's, her sound (along with her voice) matured and she had a few more hits (mostly in the UK). Jimmy Page played guitar on the song Is It True? This song is great and she sounds just like LULU!