Shirley And Lee – The Complete As & Bs 1952-62 – 2CD
Shirley and Lee were a teenaged duo who had a string of R&B and pop hits during the 1950s and early ‘60s, becoming known as “The Sweethearts Of The Blues” and establishing a style which critics have seen as influencing later musical developments in ska and reggae. Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee were both born in 1936, and a 1950 demo made by Shirley made its way to Eddie Messner of Aladdin Records, who teamed her with Lee to record as a duo under the name of Shirley and Lee - their debut single “I’m Gone” was an R&B No. 2 hit in 1952. This great-value 62-track 2-CD set comprises the A & B sides of all their releases as a duo, plus their solo singles as Shirley Gee and Leonard Lee, on the Aladdin, Lamp, Warwick, 7 Arts & Imperial labels during this era. It features es all their eight career R&B and pop hits as a duo, including the 1956 R&B No. 1 “Let The Good Times Roll” and the other R&B Top 10 entries “I’m Gone”, “Feel So Good” and “I Feel Good”. It’s a comprehensive overview of their career in this line-up and an entertaining showcase for their distinctive and influential style.
Shirley And Lee: 1. I'm Gone - 2. Sweethearts - 3. Baby - 4. Shirley Come Back To Me - 5. Shirley’s Back - 6. So In Love - 7. The Proposal - 8. Two Happy People - 9. Lee Goofed - 10. Why Did I - 11. Keep On - 12. Confessin' - Leonard Lee: 13. When The Sun Goes Down - 14. Tryin' To Fool Me - Shirley And Lee: 15. Comin' Over - 16. Takes Money - 17. Feel So Good - 18. You'd Be Thinking Of Me - 19. Lee’s Dream - 20. I'll Do It - 21. That's What I'll Do - 22. A Little Word - 23. Let The Good Times Roll - 24. Do You Mean To Hurt Me So - 25. I Feel Good - 26. Now That It’s Over - 27. That's What I Want To Do - 28. When I Saw You - 29. I Want To Dance - 30. Marry Me -
Shirley And Lee: 1. Rock All Night - 2. Don't You Know I Love You - 3. The Flirt - 4. Rockin' With The Clock - 5. Love No One But You (I Love You So) - 6. I'll Thrill You - 7. Everybody’s Rocking - 8. Don't Leave Me Here To Cry - 9. Come On And Have Your Fun - 10. All I Want To Do Is Cry - 11. When Day Is Done - 12. True Love - 13. Like You Used To Do - 14. I've Been Loved Before - 15. Let The Good Times Roll - 16. Keep Loving Me - 17. Two Peas In A Pod - 18. Your Love Makes The Difference - 19. Well-A, Well-A - 20. Our Kids - Shirley Gee: 21. Behind The Make Up - 22. Keep The Magic Working - Leonard Lee: 23. Hard To Believe - 24. Call Me A Fool - Shirley And Lee: 25. Let's Live It Up - 26. Girl, You're Married Now - 27. Together We Stand (Divided We Fall) - 28. The Joker - 29. My Last Letter - 30. I'm Old Enough - 31. Don't Stop Now - 32. A Little Thing -