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Album Reviews: Shirley & Lee - Complete Singles As & Bs 1952-62, Plus Resonant Rogues & Counting Crows

3 monthes ago   |   By TMR

If you listen to oldies radio or are simply getting old, you probably know of Shirley & Lee as the duo who scored a 1956 Top 20 pop hit with “Let the Good Times Roll.” The song appears on countless compilations and is now regarded as a classic of early rock.
But there was more to Shirley & Lee than that number: they also enjoyed major 1950s R&B hits with “I'm Gone,” “Feel So Good,” and “When I Saw You”; and their vocal style-which eschewed harmonies in favor of call-and-response singing that contrasted Shirley Goodman's soprano with Leonard Lee's baritone-appears to have influenced...
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