Sunday, February 9, 2014

Jeanie Greene


Very nice (and rare) white gal Southern soul. Here's some info: Mississippi native Mary Elizabeth Lee started her recording career under the stage name Jeanie Johnson in 1958 when she contracted with RCA Victor with assistance by Chet Atkins. The mid 1960s brought about a new moniker, Jeanie Fortune; an introduction to future husband Marlin Greene; and backing vocals session work at American Studios in Memphis and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. Toward the end of the '60s, under her married name, Jeanie Greene, she released a singles for both Atco and Cotillion; her 1971 full-length solo debut, Elektra's "Mary Called Jeanie Greene"; and played gigs in both the Alabama State Troupers and Southern Comfort. Throughout Mary Elizabeth Lee's career as a singer, songwriter and keyboardist, her vocals can be heard on recordings by Big Ben Atkins, Wayne Berry, Reuben Howell, Eddy Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Don Nix and Dan Penn as well as on stage at "The Concert for Bangla Desh" and with Elvis Presley "On Stage: February 1970."

DIG IT

3 comments:

  1. Thank you! Like the album.

    In gratitude, super rare album:
    Jimmer Glynn (1969-72 LP Mohawk)
    http://www39.zippyshare.com/v/95759214/file.html
    Do not know the name of the last song on the album ..

    Please do not link to a blog on this album.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanx... Another one I hadn't been aware of.

    ReplyDelete