THE SHOCK OF THE NEW….CIRCA 1956 (Great Quotations)

“I still get cold chills every time I think about the first time I heard that voice. About midway through the show we put her on, and she reared back and let go. One foot started patting rhythm like she was putting out a prairie fire, and not another fiber of her little body moved.

“And when she did that trick of breaking her voice, it jarred me enough to realize I had forgotten to get off the stage after introducing her. There I stood, with my mouth open and a glassy stare in my eyes.”

Red Foley, describing his first encounter with Brenda Lee. She was eleven. (Source: Little Miss Dynamite: The Life and Times of Brenda Lee, 2002)

Brenda Lee “Let’s Jump The Broomstick”

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