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The Best Of Miss Peggy Lee Original recording remastered

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Best of compilation featuring hit songs 'Fever', 'Big Spender', 'Pass Me By' and many more.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 20, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00000DCI5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,477 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on March 25, 1999
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Peggy Lee didn't appear in the film "The Man With the Golden Arm." I believe you are thinking of "Pete Kelly's Blues," for which Lee received an Oscar nomination for Supporting Actress, and in which she sang "Sugar," "Somebody Loves Me," "He Needs Me" and "Sing a Rainbow." Two of these appear on the soundtrack, and all four appear on the fantastic boxed set "Black Coffee and Other Delights: The Decca Anthology." Both are available from amazon. Enjoy!
As for "The Best of Miss Peggy Lee," it is by far the best single-CD overview yet of Lee's lengthy career.
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This CD is an excellent introductory sampling of the work of the great Peggy Lee. Peggy possessed such a rare talent that she was able to move people with her fantastic voice and acting for quite a few decades nonstop; and this CD is just the beginning of the proof of that.

The CD contains 16 songs recorded by Peggy during the years she spent at Capitol Records from 1945 through 1969. (Peggy spent the early 1950s at Decca Records so her work from that time is not found here.) There's not a dud in the entire set; the CD is so hot I almost shouted "Fire!" as I listened to Peggy's vocal range and fantastic voice. The CD covers the broad spectrum of songs that Peggy could all do so well. For example, there's the seductive woman of the song "Big Spender" and "Golden Earrings;" there's the somewhat melancholy woman in the song "Waiting For The Train To Come In;" and there's the playful, cheerful and energetic Peggy when she performs "It's A Good Day," "Mañana," and "I'm A Woman." There is even a type of R&B flavor to songs like "Fever" and "Alright, Okay, You Win." The CD ends with the incredible "Is That All There Is," a song that displays so well Peggy's ability to act as she sang. You really feel the disappointment about a void in someone's life when Peggy performs this last song.

The liner notes are wonderful. There are song credits and a brief story about each song is standard. There are numerous black and white photos of Peggy which adds a personal touch to the liner notes.

The quality of the sound is excellent. Kudos to Bob Norberg at Capitol Mastering for doing such a fine job!

This CD has two flaws--it's just not enough of a great thing.
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Better this were titled "Peggy Lee's Biggest Sellers for Capitol." It represents none of her activity for Decca, when she established herself as a class jazz act in the '50s, it omits some of her best things for Capitol, pre- and post-Decca (including "The Shining Sea"), and it passes over her career 1971-1991. If I had to go with just one, it would be the British import, "The Best of Peggy Lee." And if her creative accomplishments mean as much to you as her "hits," the "Best of the Decca Years" is more satisfying.

Recently, a biography of Norma Delores Egstrom ("Fever" by Peter Richmond) called her the greatest female pop/jazz singer of the 20th century. It's a debatable but defensible statement, but you wouldn't want to make the case based on this "flimsy" collection of hits remembered by thousands of listeners to AM, FM, television and 45 rpm collections during the '40s, '50s, and '60s. It's even questionable whether a single one of the songs on this anthology has earned (or deserves) admittance to that august collection referred to as "The Great American Songbook," of which Peggy (along with Sinatra, Ella, Billie and Bing) is one of the most definitive interpreters (no one "wastes" fewer notes than Peggy, who is more economical yet arguably as effective as Lady Day).

Let this be a preface, a mere taste of much more (and better) things to come.
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Like most "Best of" albums this one has a variety of songs reflecting a veriety of sounds. If you really dig the sound of one song, odds are that the next one might not have it. That said, I've enjoyed this album.
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This is the best "I feel" Peggy Lee produced, beginning in July 30, 1945 & winding up in January 29, 1969. This CD includes one of her Trademark Cuts of Fever, which was released on May 19, 1958, in recording that song they used only a Bass Fiddle, a pair of Bongo Drums, and Peggy's finger snaps, in my own personal musical taste for a 9 year old boy "at the time" it was the sexiest thing ever played on the radio, and now at the age of "almost 68" I haven't changed my mind and don't intend to. She appeared "Once" on the Ed Sullivan Show where she did Fever, and just about drove the men in the audience wild, which is indelibly etched into my mind forever. Awesome Artist, Awesome Talent that lives on today in the minds of men, and 9 year old boys too.
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I am not going to presume to claim that these are the absolute best from Lee's Capitol years, but I think we can all agree that the selection is pretty solid. The sixteen tracks on this album are from a much more extensive compilation titled Miss Peggy Lee.

Listen to the sound samples on the MP3 version's page at The Best Of Miss Peggy Lee to get a feel for the music. The recording quality to my ears is top notch considering the periods covered. The song selection, though subjective, is probably what I would have selected from the larger compilation, but that only reflects my personal taste.

This is a fast forward retrospective of some of the gems Lee recorded between 1945 and 1968. There are some gaps in the decades, which span that period, but the sequence of tracks is chronological.

For the 1940s tracks, which begin about the time Lee left Benny Goodman's band, are two tracks are from 1945, followed by two from 1046, three from 1947 and a single track from 1949. I do not know what happened to 1948.

The tracks skip 1950 through 1956, which as another reviewer pointed out is because Lee was with Decca during those years. 1957 is represented by a single track (Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe) and 1958 is graced by one of her iconic tracks, Fever, and a Basie cover titled Alright, OK, You Win.

Wrapping up the compilation are four tracks from the 1960s culminating with her 1969 hit, Is That All There Is? If you are a musician that particular track is well worth studying because the arrangement aligns wonderfully with the story line.
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