Lillian Briggs – Diddy Boppers – Juke Box Pearls – CDD


Band: Lillian Briggs

Label: Bear Family

Format: CDD

Catalogue Number: BCD17717


This CD compilation of 32 songs occasionally deviates from the chronological order and describes the career of a unique singer who also played the trombone. Starting with instrumental recordings of the Lillian Briggs Orchestra from the mid-50s – after Alan Freed discovered her – through rhythm & blues sounds and rock ‘n’ roll in her recordings for the Epic label and various other record companies to pop arrangements, jazz standards and twists of the later years: ‘Diddy Boppers’ presents the great stylistic diversity of a unique female singer.

Diddy Boppers 
All of Lillian Briggs’ hits are included, such as the CD title track Diddy Boppers. Perhaps many will remember I Want You To Be My Baby, which was recorded at the same time by Georgia Gibbs and is offered here in three different versions; as an instrumental version by the Lillian Briggs Orchestra, then in her best-known arrangement as a rhythm & blues heavy dance number and finally as a twist version from 1961. Her cover versions of Eddie My Love, Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop, Rag Mop and the great Be Mine are also on this CD.

A rousing album, not just for nostalgic fans and collectors. If you love expressive female singers, Lillian Briggs is the right choice! The CD comes with a 36-page color booklet with a Lillian Briggs biography by the renowned Chicago music journalist Bill Dahl, and many rare photos and illustrations!

I Want You To Be My Baby Don’t Stay Away Too Long It Could’ve Been Me Can’t Stop Rock’N’Roll-y Poly Santa Claus, Lillian Briggs Orchestra: I Want You To Be My Baby (Instrumental) Lillian Briggs Orchestra: Delilah (Instrumental), (Acetate), Follow The Leader That’s The Only Way To Live Eddie, My Love The Teens In Jeans From New Orleans The Gypsy Goofed, I’ll Be Gone Mean Words Sugar Blues Boogie Blues I She Sells Seashells Come Here Will We Meet Again, Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop I’ve Got Your Heart Rag Mop Is There A Man In The House? Blues In The Night Diddy Boppers, Hooray For The Rock Not A Soul (Blanket Roll Blues) Be Mine (Alle Mädchen wollen küssen) I Care For You, I’m Burning For You I Want You To Be My Baby (1961 Version)

GENRE: Rock N Roll
BARCODE: 4000127177179
RELEASE DATE: 19/04/2024

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg