Peggy Lee – a Voice of the Century! Finally, one of the great singers of the American Songbook appears in the ‘Velvet Lounge’ series on Bear Family Records®.
• • Meticulous compilation with Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Jazz and Pop from Peggy Lee’s long career, recordings from 1948 to 1962.
• • Featuring ballads, uptempo numbers, songs from movies and live recordings – some on CD for the first time – the CD album reflects Peggy Lee’s artistic versatility.
• • Her big hit Fever is included twice, as the 1958 hit version and as a rare live recording from 1961, and with Hallelujah, I Love Him So and other songs the singer bows to Ray Charles.
• • The 36-page color booklet provides a Peggy Lee biography by Chicago music historian Bill Dahl, as well as a detailed session discography, rare pictures and memorabilia.
Gentle, erotic, and powerful-voiced are just a few of the attributes critics worldwide use to describe
Peggy Lee’s vocals. Long overdue, here comes an album with the greatest recordings of one of the
most important US singers in Bear Family’s ‘Velvet Lounge’ series. With this CD release, everyone
can be convinced of the versatility and the energy in her voice that fueled her career over and over
again for decades.
The 30 carefully selected songs on this CD provide a lively cross-section of the various musical
genres in which Peggy Lee felt at home. Her career was extremely successful and lasted more than
four decades. Our main focus in compiling this album was on Peggy Lee’s versatile vocal qualities.
The selected recordings date from 1948 to 1962.
The repertoire ranges from swing numbers, powerful R&B and rock and roll to beautiful ballads.
Remastered with flair, big hits like Fever, Alright Okay You Win or Heart (Corazon) stand next to rare
recordings, including an early version of the Dean Martin classic Everybody Loves Somebody. From a
rare Snader transcription comes a live version of the classic Why Don’t You Do Right?. On Baby Baby
Wait For Me, Jump For Joy, Kansas City or her adaptation of the Ray Charles classic I Got A Woman
she flirts with rock and roll. Also notable: her original version of the ballad I’m Lookin’ Out The Window
was later covered by Cliff Richard. The CD closes with interesting live recordings from a legendary
1961 concert in New York City.
Accompanying the CD, the 36-page booklet includes a Peggy Lee biography by music journalist and
historian Bill Dahl, a carefully compiled discography, and many illustrations and rare images.
Baby, Baby, Wait For Me Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Alright, Okay, You Win Goody Goody Ghost Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) Johnny Guitar Lover Everybody Loves Somebody Why Don’t You Do Right Hallelujah, I Love Him So Every Night Uninvited Dreams My Man Fever Light Of Love The Glory Of Love Heart (Corazon) The Surrey With The Fringe On The Top Them There Eyes I’m Lookin’ Out The Window I Love Being Here With You Jump For Joy Kansas City Till There Was You I’m A Woman Sweetheart You Deserve Fever (Live) I Got A Man (I Got A Woman) (Live) Yes Indeed! (Live)
GENRE: Rock N Roll