If you only know Lulu from her American recordings of the late 60s, you've got a lot to learn – as the British singer was a real powerhouse right from the start, blasting forth with a strongly soulful sound on these early recordings for Decca
! Lulu's got a raspiness to her voice that really sets her apart from some of her contemporaries – a definite influence from R&B, maybe even Etta James – often with these raw, rocking backings that really match that sound – in ways that are very different than some of the fuller orchestrations used for other UK girl singers. As the Decca
years move on, songs and arrangements get fuller and more sophisticated – but the strong Lulu vocal approach still holds on wonderfully – as you'll hear in this huge collection of 42 tracks in all. Titles include "Satisfied", "Am I In Love", "Here Comes The Night", "I'll Come Running Over", "She Will Break Your Heart", "Dream Lover", "Night Time Is The Right Time", "You'll Never Leave Her", "Stubborn Kinda Fellow", "Lies", "Don't Answer Me", "You Touch Me Baby", and "Nothing Left To Do But Cry".