By contrast to Billie Holiday, AVIDs next female jazz singer travelled a very different career path!
Peggy Lee was born five years later than Billie in 1920 and had an equally tough upbringing courtesy of a cruel stepmother. Fortunately she managed to escape and by 1941 found her way into the Benny Goodman Band. Briefly settling down to married life she was back at Capitol Records by 1944 and ready to continue her recording career.
Our first CD in this fine re-mastered double features Peggy with Bing Crosby on his hugely popular radio shows where she was a regular favourite. We also feature tracks from her stay at Decca Records including the hit Lover before returning to Capitol in 1957.
CD 2 comprises her classic Decca LP Black Coffee in its entirety plus six tracks from the movie Pete Kellys Blues in which Peggy gained an Oscar nomination. Rounding off with perhaps her most famous song Hes A Tramp (from Disneys Lady And The Tramp).
Peggy Lee died in 2002 at the ripe old age of 81, her place in the pantheon of great female singers of popular American music assured.
Broadcasts from Bing Crosby Radio Shows
1. A Wonderful Guy
2. You Go To My Head
3. Just One Of Those Things
4. Trouble Is A Man
5. Golden Earrings
6. Just Squeeze Me
7. Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe
8. It Takes A Long, Long Train With A Red Caboose
9. So Dear To My Heart
10. Louisa From Lake Louise
11. When You Speak With Your Eyes
13. You And The Night And The Music
14. Its Lovin Time
15. Then Ill Be Happy
16. Linger In My Arms A Little Longer Baby
17. Orange Colored Sky
18. Ive Got A Crush On You
19. Ophelia Blues
20. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
21. Bali Hai
22. Speaking Of Angels
23. What Is This Thing Called Love?
24. When Is Sometime?
25. Would I Love You
26. On A Slow Boat To China (with Bing Crosby)
27. Hes Just My Kind
28. Baby You Can Count On Me (with Bing Crosby)
29. Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere
30. I Got Lucky In The Rain
1. Black Coffee
2. Ive Got You Under My Skin
3. Easy Living
4. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
5. It Aint Necessarily So
6. Gee Baby, Aint I Good To You?
7. A Woman Alone With The Blues
8. I Didnt Know What Time It Was
9. When The World Was Young
10. Love Me Or Leave Me
11. Youre My Thrill
12. Theres A Small Hotel
Six from Pete Kellys Blues
14. Somebody Loves Me
15. I Never Knew
16. What Can I Say After I Say Im Sorry?
17. He Needs Me
18. Sing A Rainbow
19. Mr Wonderful
20. Hes A Tramp
21. Where Can I Go Without You?
23. Love You Didnt Do Right By Me
24. I Dont Know Enough About You
25. Johnny Guitar
26. Baubles, Bangles And Beads
27. They Cant Take That Away From Me