From what I can tell, Bonita Stevens was a child country singer ala Brenda Lee and Rita Faye. It was kind of a thing in the 50s and 60s. A lot of times these records by "kiddie" singers were of the novelty variety, however this one by Bonita is a little different. It's more of a little girl power anthem.
I wanna be the leader of an all girl band
Play the best country in this wonderful land
I wanna steel a fast guitar hand (?)
I wanna be the leader of the band!
It appears to have been "self-released" with the help of Memphis underground custom record label legend Style Wooten, who seems to have had a gift for capturing raw Memphis musical magic.
This is seriously one of my favorite records ever.
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I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!