All Alone Am I: Brenda Lee

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  1. GnuFool Says:

    • katry Says:

      I missed you on Wednesday!

      I always liked this one! The poor guy! It’s the “naturally” which makes me feel so bad for him.

  2. im6 Says:

    I love Brenda Lee so much and this is another great one, but it’s made even greater by that signature of so many songs from the 60s: the spoken “confession” in the middle of the song. Makes me swoon. Must confess when I saw your theme today, the first song that popped in my head was the one I share below. And then I went to YouTube to find it and ran across this live version which is just so damn peppy. And peppy/upbeat is just about the furthest thing from the lyrics of the song. Enjoy the contradiction (and the fashions!). From 1957…

    • katry Says:

      Those are the ugliest dresses! The choreography is a bit odd as well. The head shaking on “ya,ya, ya.”

      I love the commercial as well. Florence Henderson is so young, almost unrecognizably young. The Olds were about as big as a boat.

      I looked up The Shepherd Sisters and was surprised at how many recordings they made. Pepper is a perfect description for this one.

  3. im6 Says:

    I’m not through yet! When I started thinking about “alone” songs, I decided this one just might be my favorite. It’s by the same group that did “Hey Little Cobra” and this was such a departure from that. I’ve liked it since it first came out in 1963.

    • katry Says:

      I would not have guessed they are The Rip Chords singing this though maybe the music might have been a hint.

      The song is new to me.

  4. im6 Says:

    Finally… it wasn’t until years later (when the internet rolled around) that I discovered “Here I Stand” wasn’t a Rip Chords original at all. In fact, it was a cover of song by Wade Flemons and The Newcomers from 1958. It has since become my favorite version of the songl

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