To fully understand the greatness of George Jones, you must first grasp the profound effect he had on his fellow artists -- his country antecedents, his peers and his Nashville descendants. No other singer in the history of country music was as inspirational as Jones, who died on April 26 in Nashville at age 81. I arrived at his altar relatively late, at age 10, when he was cresting Billboard's country singles chart with his signature song, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," a No. 1 comeback hit in 1980 that was my mother's favorite song at the [...]
Filed under: News , R.I.P. Getty Images NEW YORK (AP) - Diane Charlotte Lampert, an accomplished songwriter of the 1950s and 1960s who wrote lyrics to title songs for more than 20 movies, has died. Lampert's husband, Fred Stuart, said she died of heart failure Friday at a Manhattan hospital. She was 88. Lampert worked on songs performed by Brenda Lee , Steve Lawrence , Red Foley , The [...]
Brenda Lee, "Is it True?"
If you plan to wobble around the Christmas Tree, look no further. To celebrate this jolly Holiday PatrickReza has brought gifts through the airwaves with his latest remix of 'Rockin' around the Christmas Tree'. Heavy and grinding basslines to the original vocals of Brenda Lee makes this the perfect dubstep song for your upcoming Christmas party. Enjoy!
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I thought it was about time for us to do another Fantastic Foursome - four different versions of the same song, with an opportunity to vote for your favorite. This time around, the song of choice is a perfect one for geezers - "Funny How Time Slips Away." Written by Willie Nelson more than fifty years ago, it's been recorded by a countless number of performers, including Willie himself (whose own version is probably my favorite - see video below). But in the early days he was more known as a songwriter rather than a performer, [...]
THE VIDEOS THAT MADE MY CHRISTKWANZANAKA WEEK SPARKLE WYE OAK - Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day (Brenda Lee Cover) In love with Jenn Wasner. Everything she does is magical. This cover is no exception. Wye Oak | Website | Facebook
Country music singers sure do love their Christmas songs. Now why is that? I reckon it has a little bit to do with the holiday's celebration of all things traditional, and down home-y, and old-
An excellent cover of Brenda Lee's " Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day " by Wye Oak, live in The Onion's A.V. Club studio. Sorry for the short commercial in front of the music; that's how The Onion helps pay the bills.
Wye Oak covers "Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day" by Brenda Lee The Baltimore duo, Wye Oak, perform for the AV Club for a Christmas cover song. The duo have had a great year releasing their third album Civilian and touring all over the world supporting great acts like The Decemberists, or The National and playing in all the popular festivals.
Asi como cada sitio tiene sus bandas y proyectos consentidos, me parece que Wye Oak es el duo preferido de la gente de A.V. Club ya que durante todo este año los estuvieron teniendo como invitados en distintos programas que vienen realizando con motivo del lanzamiento de algun nuevo material pero ademas, "Civilian" estuvo encabezando su lista de los mejores albums de este 2011 asi que, creo que algo no habria estado bien sino hubieran sido llamados para participar dentro de su serie Undercover una vez mas; solo que en esta ocasion, realizando un cover para estas temporadas [...]
AV Club 's en pointe Holiday Undercover is back for another round in 2011, and the most recent episode features indie breakouts Wye Oak covering Brenda Lee's " Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day ." Check out the cover after the jump. Read More...
Christmas and country music go together like peas and carrots. It's that time of year where Santa corrals up his steeds, puts on his spurs, and delivers presents to all of the good little cowpokes who have never heard of, much less seen, snow. Don't mind that flask of shine that Santa has stashed in his leather vest. It's hard work delivering present all over the world! And if you are an extra good little rocker, Santa may bring you a new steel gee-tar for Christmas. Yeee-Haw! Brenda Lee - I'm Gonna Lasso [...]
Seeing as the History of Country series is proving so popular, let us put on a Santa-red Stetson and have a country Christmas. This lot is old-skool: Ernest Tubb riffs (badly) on his 1941 honky tonk classic, Loretta Lynn socks it to it disagreeable Santa, while Brenda Lee aims to lassoo him, yee ha. George Jones goes X-Mas twisting, and Buck Jones provides some serious pathos. And if you had to choose one man to sing Little Drummer Boy, it would have to be Johnny Cash, right? Hey, even horrid old Jingle bloody Bells sounds good here! [...]
Everybody probably knows Brenda Lee’s 1958 single “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.” It didn’t actually become a big hit until 1960, but it’s been heavily played ever since. It’s a decent song, but it wears out quickly. Instead, I prefer two of her other Christmas songs. The B-side of “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree” was “Papa Noël,” which celebrates a Cajun Christmas. It appears to be a variation of Hank Williams’ song “Jambalaya (On the Bayou),” which was Lee’s debut single in 1956. Also in ’56, her second single was a Christmas record, “Christy [...]
There is nothing I love more than performing a thing I am already doing. Hence, I let my eye makeup smudge, slump in coffee shops while trying to write, carelessly forget my bra, wear ankle boots with everything. When play-acting, costume is understandably important. Hence, an oversize faux fur coat is a must. Occasionally lipstick [Read Full Post...]
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Brenda Lee - The Crying Game music & words by Geoff Stephens
Today's topic: pop hits -- or songs that should have been. Katy Perry and Rihanna can rack up No. 1 singles in their sleep. Between them, they've had 16 in the last six years. But the leading ladies of pop haven't always had it so easy. Here are five of the most egregious examples currently in heavy rotation on my iPod. 1) Susanna Hoffs: "My Side of the Bed" Considering how hot the Bangles were in the late '80s, one might have expected the 1991 debut solo single from the band's lead singer to have [...]
Georgia On My Mind is most commonly associated with Ray Charles. It appears on every tribute album to Ray, and Willie Nelson (who recorded the song in 1978) sang it at his funeral. But Georgia was a standard long before Ray Charles made it his own. It was written by Hoagy Carmichael and lyricist Stuart Gorrell in 1930. The story goers that the Georgia of the title was originally intended to refer to Hoagy’s sister, but realising that Gorell’s words could apply also to the southern US state, the writers were happy to keep things ambiguous. The plan [...]