Brenda Lee Makes an Appearance on Kanye West’s New CD
From our friends at the Nashville Tennessean: Brenda Lee -Little Miss Dynamite, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame is now on the #1 album for rapper Kanye West – ‘Yeezus’. Whaaaaaat? A bit of spoken word from the beginning of Lee’s 1959 hit “Sweet Nothin’s” – in which the singer says “Uh-uh, honey” and “all right” – is sampled and used throughout “Bound 2,” the final song on West’s new album. Kinda cool, actually.
But the most interesting part of this whole equation is that Brenda Lee did not give her permission for the sample, or even know about it. She says she wasn’t contacted by West’s camp, as label MCA Nashville has the rights to approve the recording’s use. But she deems it a good surprise, especially as West’s fans are now turning to clips of “Sweet Nothin’s” on YouTube.
I wonder if she’s going to buy a baby gift for little North West…..
Check out the video for her classic tune ‘I’m Sorry’ below.