Lee, Addie

Addie Lee is the stage name of Adrienne Lawner. Lawner worked as a secretary at the publishing company Monument Music, owned by Larry Uttal, when she recorded for Roulette Records in 1957. She recorded for a few other labels, and it seems she never completely gave up performing: according to South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, she starred in at least one production at her retirement community in 2001. “I’m a performer,” she said at the time. “I’d never say I’m a great singer. But nobody sleeps when I’m on.”

“One Little Kiss” / “Cumba Tamba Nika.” Roulette R-4004 (1957).

“C’mon Home” / “Please Buy My Record.” End 1018 (1958).

“Love Guaranteed”  / “Seek And Ye Shall Find.” Kapp 269 (1959).

“‘Take a Letter” Girls Doubling in Disks, Variety, 13 March 1957, 43.

Margo Harakas, “Silver Stars,” South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 27 March 2001 (https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-2001-03-27-0103260491-story.html).

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