Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang!

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Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang!
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Studio album by Brenda Lee
Released August 3, 1959
Recorded January 4, 1959 - January 26, 1959
Genre Rockabilly, Nashville sound
Length 27:46
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang! is the debut studio album by American pop and country artist Brenda Lee. The album was released on August 3, 1959 on Decca Records and was produced by Owen Bradley. The album was Brenda Lee's only studio album released during the 1950s.

Background and content[edit]

Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang! was recorded in two separate sessions in January 1959 at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio. The sessions took place on January 4 and January 26. The album consisted of twelve separate tracks of material, many of which were cover versions of previously recorded songs. The opening track entitled "Some of These Days", written by Shelton Brooks, was originally composed in 1910 and the second track entitled "Baby Face" was first recorded in 1926. The album was originally released on an LP record, which contained six songs on each side of the record.[2] The album has never been reissued on compact disc in the United States, but was released on a compact disc in the United Kingdom.

Four decades later, Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang! was reviewed by Allmusic (launched in 1991) and received three and a half out of five stars, without an official review provided.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Some of These Days" – (Shelton Brooks) - 2:23
  2. "Baby Face" – (Harry Akst, Benny Davis) - 2:15
  3. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" – (Eddie Green) - 2:27
  4. "Just Because" – (Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sid Robin) - 1:57
  5. "Pennies from Heaven" – (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston) - 2:25
  6. "Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goodbye" – (Ernie Erdman, Ted Fiorito, Gus Kahn, Dan Russo) - 2:20
Side two
  1. "Ballin' the Jack" – (Jim Burris, Chris Smith) - 1:55
  2. "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" - (Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young) - 2:26
  3. "Pretty Baby" – (Tony Jackson) - 1:42
  4. "Side by Side" – (Kahn, Harry M. Woods) - 2:12
  5. "Back in Your Own Backyard" – (Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer) - 2:50
  6. "St. Louis Blues" – (W.C. Handy) - 2:54