BB KING on why he never sang and played at the same time. “I always
had problems playing and singing simultaneously. I’ve got stupid fingers and funny ears. They never worked at the same time. Still don’t.”
Although Little Eva and Bobby Nunn teamed up for Doublecrossin Blues in 1949, it might have SHIRLEY & LEE who were the earliest example of a successful (boy-girl) duet. These two school friends enjoyed success in the 50s with Feel So Good, Lee Goofed, I’m Gone, I Feel Good, Rock All Night, and million-seller Let the Good Times Roll which played every Myrtle Beach jukebox. The memorable drum backbeat is none other than the great Earl Palmer. Remarkably, almost 25 years after performing with Leonard Lee, Shirley cut a monster hit which lit up the disco clubs. Shame, Shame, Shame.