Chanteuse Rockabilly US née Alice Faye Perkins le 20 Juillet 1939 à Killarney (Virginie de l'Ouest). Laura Lee Perkins est décédée le 6 Avril 2018.
the trade press as "the female Jerry Lee
Lewis," rockabilly bombshell Laura Lee Perkins was born Alice Faye Perkins
in Killarney, WV, in 1939. After spending her childhood singing in school and in
church, at 17 she packed her belongings into a cardboard box and bought a one-way
bus ticket to Cleveland, instead settling in nearby Elyria, OH, and taking a job
as a waitress. There she befriended WERE radio personality Bill Randle, who in
late 1957 ushered Perkins into the local Audio Recording Studio to cut a demo
tape comprising three of her original songs. Randle sent copies to Imperial
Records and Sun Records, and when both labels extended contract offers, Perkins
signed with Imperial. Label owner Lew Chudd renamed her Laura Lee Perkins (a nod
to her pounding piano style) prior to the 1958 release of her debut single, "Kiss
Me Baby." A vibrant, exuberant effort featuring sterling contributions from
guitar ace Joe Maphis, the record earned
positive reviews but did not sell. Imperial issued the follow-up "Don't Wait Up"
just five weeks later. Perkins toured extensively in support of the single, but
it too failed to catch on at radio, and her recording career ground to a halt.
She later married and settled in the Detroit area, writing and recording
advertising jingles for radio and television.
She died on April 6, 2018.
Talents : Vocals, Piano, Guitar
Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll
Kiss Me Baby
Don't Wait Up (1958)
Oh La Baby (1958)
Come On Baby (1958) (unissued)
GONNA ROCK MY BABY TONIGHT (1958) (unissued)
Years in activity :
|02/1958||SP IMPERIAL X5493 (US)||Kiss Me Baby / I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'|
|03/1958||SP IMPERIAL X5507 (US)||Don't Wait Up / Oh La Baby|
|1982||SP DETOUR DT-4502 (UK)||Gonna Rock My Baby Tonight / Come On Baby|
|1958||Unissued - (Buffalo Bop CD 55089 (#17) / Disky CD 885962 (#31) / Jasmine CD 518 (#9) / Supersonic LP 1172 (#9))||Come On Baby|
|1958||Unissued - (Buffalo Bop CD 55089 (#12) / Chief CD 1156505 (#11) / Club PR LP 008 (#11) / Disky CD 250542 (#29) / Disky CD 885932 (#31) / Jasmine CD 518 (#18) / Supersonic LP 1172 (#1))||Gonna Rock My Baby Tonight|
|2006||CD no label 1285 (US)||
I'm Back And Here We Go - Here We Go! / A Better Life / A Little Tear / Jambalaya / The Wrong Kind / Everybody Rock And Roll / Johnny B. Goode / Don't Wait Up / Kiss Me Baby / Gonna Rock My Baby Tonight / I Don't Like This Kind Of Livin' / Come On Baby / Oh La Baby
|07/2012||CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 17294 (GER)||
Don’t Wait Up! - Don't Wait Up / Oh La Baby / I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin' / Kiss Me Baby / Gonna Rock My Baby Tonight; Come On Baby / Hound Dog / No One Will Ever Know / My Babe / Remember Me (I'm The One Who Loves You) / Oh La Baby [undubbed] / Mountain Dew / You Don't Know / I Enjoy Being A Girl
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