Brenda Lee

I'm Sorry

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"Little Miss Dynamite" stormed the late-'50s and early-'60s charts with several spot-on classics, and in the process showed a deft vocal touch with pop, country, rockabilly, and rock & roll material. Especially displaying an affinity for both Wanda Jackson's snarled delivery and Dottie West's earnest tone, Lee electrified even the most banal of songs. This is made clear on Polygram's Lee roundup, I'm Sorry, as the singer transcends cloying sides like "Speak Pretty to Me" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" with unerring rhythmic verve and in-the-pocket phrasing. Featuring 20 cuts in all, the collection includes a slew of other highlights like the title track, "Dum Dum," and "Sweet Nothin's." A perfect way to get to know the fabulous Miss Lee.

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