- Audio CD (30 Mar 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Ace
- ASIN: B001SZ28KQ
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 241,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Rock The Bop|
|2. Little Jonah (Rock On Your Steel Guitar)|
|3. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)|
|4. Anybody But Me|
|5. Here Comes That Feeling|
|6. Let The Four Winds Blow|
|7. That's All You Gotta Do|
|8. Bigelow 6 200|
|10. Kansas City|
|11. Crazy Talk|
|12. Weep No More My Baby|
|13. Sweet Nothin's|
|14. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree|
|15. Talkin' 'Bout You|
|16. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home|
|17. Love You Till I Die|
|18. Hummin' The Blues Over You|
|19. Dum Dum|
|20. Let's Jump The Broomstick|
See all 28 tracks on this disc
Here properly compiled for the first time are the rock'n'roll and bluesier recordings she made at the start of her career before she embraced the smooth certainties of the pop scene. It is a stand-alone release designed to wrap up these particular tunes.
Even at her peak, she would continue to thrown in little surprises on B-sides and very often these too became hits - such as `Just A Little', `Anybody But Me' and `That's All You Gotta Do', all heard here, are typical examples. There is the perennial hit, `Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree', and the classic `Let's Jump The Broomstick' as well as very early rockers such as `Dynamite', `Rock The Bop' and `Jambalaya', which display a feisty attack belying the fact Brenda was a mere 13 years old at the time.
In 1964, Brenda came to London to record to record the scorching double-sider `Is It True' and `What'd I Say' for hotshot British producer Mickie Most. The latter tune appeared on the B-side of the UK release only to be replaced with a ballad when the single was released in the States. `What'd I Say' has always been hard to find on CD and appears here for the first time in two decades.
Superb booklet generously illustrated with rare records and memorabilia in the classic Ace tradition.