1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with comprehensive booklet, 14 tracks, playing time approx. 30 mns.
The complete 50s and '60s recordings of a female rockabilly legend! Contains every recording made by Laura Lee Perkins for Imperial (six tracks) and Sundowner (three tracks)! Plus five acetate demos, not originally issued!
Features the incredible studio band of Imperial Records including hot guitar solos from Joe Maphis! Includes two of the greatest original rockers and principal songs of the rockabilly revival years! Promotion men thought piano-pounding Laura Lee Perkins was the 'female Jerry Lee Lewis'. She said she was 'just having fun.' Either way, it's a recipe for success.
Imperial Records won out over Sun for Laura Lee Perkins 'the best female commercial singer' he comprehensive booklet by Martin Hawkins tells the fascinating story of young Alice Faye Perkins from West Virginia, who was transformed into the rock 'n successful night club career. Complete with original interviews and rare photographs.
Their two Imperial singles are considered the best and rarest Rockabilly recordings of women ever! Produced by Ricky Nelson's arranger. Based on new, exclusive interviews, this is the first time the story of Laura Lee Perkins is told.
This album contains all recordings for Imperial, rare demo records and some live recordings, made in the Golden Age of Rock'n' Roll.
In her day, Laura Lee Perkins was announced as the female edition of Jerry Lee Lewis. It came from West Virginia, the stubborn land of the coal mines. She got a piano from a neighbour; she taught herself how to play. When her family moved north, she got her big chance. A dee-jay in nearby Cleveland, Ohio, recognized her talent, recorded a few demos and introduced Laura Lee Perkins to Cleveland's legendary dee-jay Bill Randle.
Randle got her a contract with Imperial Records. The record company flew her to Los Angeles, where she worked with Ricky Nelson's arranger, Jimmie Haskell. Nelson's drummer and legendary guitarist Joe Maphis played on their records. After the Imperial recordings sold badly, Laura Lee Perkins appeared for many years in clubs in Michigan, Ohio and southern Ontario.
Only today, after exclusive new interviews, we learn the whole story of one of the most original and great singers of rock'n' roll - Laura Lee Perkins as a CD album.
|Lee Don't Wait Up - Juke Box Pearls (CD) 1|
|1:||Don't Wait Up|
|2:||Oh La Baby|
|3:||I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'|
|4:||Kiss Me Baby|
|5:||Gonna Rock My Baby Tonight|
|6:||Come On Baby|
|8:||No One Will Ever Know|
|10:||Remember Me (I'm The One)|
|11:||Oh La Baby|
|13:||You Don't Know|
|14:||I Enjoy Being A Girl|