JULIA LEE

Blues • United States
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Born in Boonville, Missouri, United States, Lee was raised in Kansas City, and began her musical career around 1920, singing and playing piano in her brother George Lee's band, which for a time also included Charlie Parker. She first recorded on the Merritt record label in 1927 with Jesse Stone as pianist and arranger, and launched a solo career in 1935.

In 1944 she secured a recording contract with Capitol Records, and a string of R&B hits followed, including "Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got" (#3 R&B, 1946), "Snatch and Grab It" (#1 R&B for 12 weeks, 1947, selling over 500,000 copies), "King Size Papa" (#1 R&B for 9 weeks, 1948), "I Didn't Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song)" (#4 R&B, 1949), and "My Man Stands Out".

As these titles suggest, she became best known for her trademark double entendre songs or, as she once said, "the songs my mother taught me
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JULIA LEE Party Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Party Time
Blues 1950
JULIA LEE Julia Lee And Her Boy Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julia Lee And Her Boy Friends
Blues 1964
JULIA LEE Kansas City Calling album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Calling
Blues 2005

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JULIA LEE Tonight's The Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tonight's The Night
Blues 1982
JULIA LEE Of Lions And Lambs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Of Lions And Lambs
Blues 1988
JULIA LEE Kansas City Star album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Star
Blues 1995
JULIA LEE Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got
Blues 1999
JULIA LEE Snatch and Grab It: 1944-1949 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snatch and Grab It: 1944-1949
Blues 2000
JULIA LEE A Proper Introduction to Julia Lee: That's What I Like album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Proper Introduction to Julia Lee: That's What I Like
Blues 2004
JULIA LEE Classics: Julia Lee 1927-1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classics: Julia Lee 1927-1946
Blues 2005
JULIA LEE Classics: Julia Lee 1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classics: Julia Lee 1947
Blues 2005

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