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What A Find!!!!

I first discovered Julia Lee on a compilation of "dirty" r&b songs, "My Man Stands Out" really stood out! I bought a Julia Lee cd right away. These songs were recorded in the mid to late 40's but sound great and not too dated. The cover had her sitting at a piano (she plays and sings) which impressed to too. When I started listening though I was BLOWN AWAY by her voice. She has a natural phrasing and easy voice, which adds to the timeless quality of the songs. She could have been successful today! Why she isn't better known is a mystery to me. Maybe because she sang what amounts to "novelty" records. But that's too bad. If you're a fan of artists like Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald, Give Julia Lee a try! My favs are "My Man Stands Out", "King Size Papa", "Lotus Blossom", "Snatch and Grab It" and "I Didn't Like It The First Time"

Classic Sound!

She has such a unique voice and I'm so happy this album is on i-tunes! Great introduction to Julia Lee!


Born: October 31, 1902 in Boonville, MO

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s

A popular entertainer who recorded frequently for Capitol during 1944-1950, Julia Lee's double-entendre songs and rocking piano made her a major attraction in Kansas City. She played piano and sang in her brother George E. Lee's Orchestra during 1920-1934, recording with him in 1927 and 1929 (including "If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight") and cutting two titles of her own in 1929 ("He's Tall, He's Dark and He's Handsome" and "Won't You Come Over to My House"). Lee worked regularly as a single...
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The Very Best Of, Julia Lee
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Apr 01, 2009

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