Chanteur Rockabilly US né Jesse Lee Denson à Rienzi (Mississippi). Lee Denson a débuté en chantant dans les clubs de Memphis (Tennessee). Il a enregistré à la fin des années cinquante et au début des soixante pour Vik, Kent et Merri Records. Lee a aussi sorti un single sous le nom de Jesse James. Il est décédé à 75 ans, le 6 Novembre 2007 à Memphis (Tennessee).

A rockabilly singer who reportedly taught Elvis Presley how to play the guitar, Lee Denson is one of rock's little-known pioneers. Active between 1956-1965, Denson, who also recorded under the name Jesse James, is best-remembered for the stellar cast of musicians and Vocalsists that he featured on his recordings, including Eddie Cochran, Sam "The Man" Taylor, Dorsey Burnette, and Kenny Burrell & the Jazz Guitar Band. Two songs — "Mississippi Bridge" and "Sixteen States" — featured the harmonies of Richard and Karen Carpenter, the only commercial recording with Karen singing background Vocalss. Denson had his greatest success as a songwriter when Elvis Presley recorded his hymn "Miracle of the Rosary". Lee is deceased at 75 years, November 6 2007 in Memphis (Tennessee).

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

HEART OF A FOOL (1956) (Lee DENSON)

THE PIED PIPER (1956) (Lee DENSON)

NEW SHOES (1957) (Lee DENSON)

CLIMB LOVE MOUNTAIN (1957) (Lee DENSON)

HIGH SCHOOL HOP (1958) (Lee DENSON)

DEVIL DOLL (1958) (Lee DENSON)

SOUTH'S GONNA RISE AGAIN  (1958) (Jesse JAMES)

RED HOT ROCKIN' BLUES (1958) (Jesse JAMES)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1956 SP VIK 4X-0251 (US) Lee DENSON with Howard BIGGS & His ORCHESTRA - Heart Of A Fool / The Pied Piper
07/1957 SP VIK 4X-0281 (US) New Shoes / Climb Love Mountain
07/1958 SP KENT 45x306 (US) High School Hop / Devil Doll
09/1958 SP KENT 45x314 (US) Jesse JAMES - South's Gonna Rise Again / Red Hot Rockin' Blues
04/1960 SP MERRI 202 (US) Twang / A Tree In The Meadow
08/1960 SP MERRI 205 (US) Teenage World / Who Tickled The Sphinx
196? SP MAGIC LAMP 703 (US) Sixteen States / Mississippi Bridge



Unissued Tracks

1958 KENT unissued - (Ace CD 768 (#29) / Hydra CD 27115 (#8)) Red Hot Rockin' Rally (Jesse JAMES)
1958 KENT unissued - (Ace CD 768 (#30) / Hydra CD 27115 (#7)) Rock Daddy Rock (Jesse JAMES)
1958 KENT unissued - (Ace CD 768 (#28) / Hydra CD 27115 (#17)) South's Gonna Rise Again [alt. vers.] (Jesse JAMES)
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family LP 15112 (#10) / Hydra CD 27115 (#6)) It Took Too Long (Lee DENSON)
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family LP 15112 (#9) / Hydra CD 27115 (#5)) Love Twister (Lee DENSON)

Need Infos

19?? Need info - (Hydra CD 27115 (#22)) Heart Of A Rosary (Lee DENSON)
19?? Need info - (Hydra CD 27115 (#20)) The Miracle Of The Rosary [vers. 1] (Lee DENSON)
19?? Need info - (Hydra CD 27115 (#18)) Mississippi Bridge (Lee DENSON)
19?? Need info - (P-Vine CD 2466 (#8)) Rock 'Til I Drop (Lee DENSON)
19?? Need info - (Hydra CD 27115 (#19)) Sixteen States (Lee DENSON)

Album

06/2002 CD HYDRA 27115 (GER) THE SOUTH'S GONNA RISE AGAIN - South's Gonna Rise Again / Heart Of A Fool / Pied Piper / Red Hot Rockin' Blues / Love Twister / It Took Too Long / Rock Daddy Rock / Red Hot Rockin' Rally / Twang / Tree In The Meadow / Devil Doll / New Shoes / High School Hop / Climb Love Mountain / Who Tickled The Sphinx / Teenage World / South's Gonna Rise Again [demo version] / Mississippi Bridge / Sixteen States / Miracle Of The Rosary / Mom And Dad For Christmas / Heart Of A Fool / Miracle Of The Rosary

© Rocky Productions 9/02/2002