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The Best of Peggy Lee - The Capitol Years

Peggy LeeAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too)Peggy Lee 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. For Every Man There's A WomanBenny Goodman & His Orchestra with Peggy Lee 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. FeverPeggy Lee 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Alright, Okay, You Win (Live)Peggy Lee 2:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Blue Prelude (Live) [1992 - Remaster]Peggy Lee With George Shearing 2:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Hallelujah, I Love Him SoPeggy Lee 2:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Just For A ThrillPeggy Lee 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Goin' To Chicago Blues (Digitally Remastered)Peggy Lee 2:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I'm A WomanPeggy Lee 2:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. See See Rider (1995 Digital Remaster)Peggy Lee 2:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. You Don't KnowPeggy Lee 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Call MePeggy Lee 2:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Whisper Not (1997 Digital Remaster)Peggy Lee 2:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)Peggy Lee 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Seventh SonPeggy Lee 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Please Send Me Someone To LovePeggy Lee 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Mama's Gone, GoodbyePeggy Lee 2:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'Peggy Lee 2:07$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 18, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B000005GVE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,586 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This 18-track collection from Peggy's 30-year Capitol career might have been called Peggy Sings the Blues . From See See Rider and Fever to Seventh Son and Goin' to Chicago , Peggy proves that she always was a blues woman at heart. Among the personnel on these classic sides: Benny Goodman, George Shearing, Benny Goodman, Bill May and Quincy Jones!

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sure To Be A Favorite In Your Collection December 9, 2001
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Although nothing short of a comprehensive box set can do full justice to Peggy Lee, this collection will be a welcome addition to any collection, for it includes a number of essential tracks as well several less often heard but equally impressive recordings.
In general, the collection focuses on recordings that have a distinctly bluesy undercurrent, such as "Why Don't You Do Right" and "Fever." At the same time, the collection also manages to find room for such light pop recordings as "Call Me," a killer live recording of "Well Alright, Okay, You Win," and a surprisingly effective cover of River's "Seventh Son."
Regardless of the specific track, Lee's vocals are superior on every recording and her interpretations--here ranging from the drop-dead restrait of "For Every Man There's a Woman" to the sassy "I'm A Woman"--are Peggy Lee at her finest, irreproachable throughout. Strongly recommended.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HALLELUJAH, I LOVE HER SO !!! April 20, 2008
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The Best of Peggy Lee - The Capitol Years is a single CD with some mighty fine songs by the great Peggy Lee. Peggy Lee could sing better than most any chanteuse ever could with maybe a few exceptions at the most; and this CD proves it! The artwork is very lovely and the quality of the sound is excellent. Great!

"Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too)" features a young Peggy Lee singing her heart out; she never sings a superfluous note and the big band arrangement stuns me with its beauty. The music that accompanies Peggy as she sings is just right to go along with her vocals. "For Every Man There's A Woman" also comes from Peggy's years with Benny Goodman & His Band; Peggy clearly was a natural talent and her voice is rich, warm and very vibrant. I love it! Listen also for "Fever." "Fever," in case you don't know, was one of Peggy Lee's greatest hits ever--it's a terrific song and Peggy delivers it flawlessly. This song about romance always pleased Peggy's adoring audiences. The finger snapping is a very creative type of percussion, too.

There's also a live track of Peggy singing "Alright, Okay, You Win." This showcases Peggy's vocals and the men who harmonize with her do an excellent job! "Hallelujah, I Love Him So" is another classic Peggy Lee hit; and boy, oh, boy, does this sound great when Peggy Lee belts this out! "I'm A Woman" is another song that celebrates her womanhood; and the percussion marks the beat very well. "I'm A Woman" is a very strong number that Peggy sings with passion; you can tell she really enjoyed singing this number--it's all THAT good.

"Call Me" shines like silver and gold when Peggy Lee delivers this so professionally; she never misses a beat and the brass is used very well in the musical arrangement.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PEG WITH CAPITOL THE SECOND TIME July 1, 2001
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Generally interesting best of recordings of PEGGY with CAPITOL.What is MISS LEE's greatest strenght is that she can take ordinary songs and transform them so it seems they are better when she sings them.FEVER is a perfect example;this song was also recorded by ELVIS in the early sixties.You should not be disapointed if you buy that record.However be warned,if you need one collection from PEGGY,you must buy the 1952-1956 DECCA collection which really shows her wide range better than this.Long time fans will enjoy this side of PEGGY LEE.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable historical perspective January 24, 2004
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This album contains most everything you need to know and hear about Peggy Lee. It's a worthy addition for your collection if you like Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Tierney Sutton, or Diane Schuur. All of these singers have their roots in and owe a debt of gratitude to Miss Lee, Frank Sinatra's favorite singer, as she was the pioneer of the cool, sultry, effortless sound. "All right, okay, you win" shows as well that she was respected by the instrumentalists she worked with. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I checked this CD out after reading the Leiber/Stoller autobiography Hound Dog. This great songwriting team wrote about working with the Coasters, Drifters, Elvis, and many more. Things got very interesting with Peggy Lee. One of their songs is featured. I'm A Woman is definitely a classic. But it's hard not to think of an old perfume commercial. Ditto for Irene "Granny" Ryan's performance on the old Hollywood Palace program. That one got included on a DVD set of The Beverly Hillbillies. It's also on YouTube. Sadly, this CD doesn't include Is That All There Is? Leiber and Stoller wrote extensively about the recording of that song. Fortunately, someone put it on a newsgroup for me to hear. The CD could have held a few more songs. Peggy Lee is one singer that couldn't be put in a box. She got her start during the big band era. One track reunited her with former boss Benny Goodman. But she also liked the blues. One of the best cuts is her rendition of Ray Charles' Hallelujah, I Love Him So. Some tracks are live versions. Perhaps her best known song was Fever. It's on this CD! How many songs got covered on both the Muppet Show and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? Elvis was one of many artists who took a stab. But it remains her song. The liner notes are very good. You even find out which album originally included a song. This is a good introduction to Peggy Lee's career. But keep looking for more from her Capitol years. Don't forget her recordings for other labels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this if You're Getting into Peggy Lee's Music for the First Time
Best compilation of Peggy Lee's music. I only knew about her singing "He's a Tramp" from Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tasukihori
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Rock 60's music cd
This is the best cd that I have ever heard from Peggy Lee. My most favorite song is fever. If you like 60's music I would buy it.
Published 11 months ago by Robert L. Jaques
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD and Quality Recording
This cd is a great compilation of Lee's best. The quality of the recording has outstanding separation and clarity. Easy relaxing
Published 13 months ago by G. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars A voice that is hard to forget.
Many of us grew up in the days of real music and heart warming and heart rending vocal by real talent. Sure brings back a lot of memories.
Published 14 months ago by Cactus Flower
5.0 out of 5 stars Peggy Lee
I really love this CD..........many of my favorite songs of hers arranged very well....Thank you for sending this. Love it.
Published 16 months ago by Leah M. Barone
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD
This CD has many of her well known songs, and some I am not so familiar with, but still very good. I would recommend this for anyone who has been a fan for many years, as I have,... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Bevi Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars some songs are good
a good album for old songs. sounds like ratio. it worth to keep one CD if you like Peggy Lee.
Published 18 months ago by Dejian Wang
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an awesome CD!
Sultry, mesmerizing, and takes you away from your every day doldrums! I highly recommend this CD for anyone needing an escape--and don't we all need that from time to time.
Published 18 months ago by Witchy Woman
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CD
Published 19 months ago by Rich
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Peggy Lee-The Capitol Years
This was a nice trip down memory lane. She was always a great singer, and it was a delight to hear her voice once again.
Published 21 months ago by Dianne L. Saints
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