Fever - A Tribute to Peggy Lee, part 2
Clare Teal presents the second part of Fever - A Tribute to Peggy Lee. Featuring some of her greatest hits performed in concert at the Town Hall Birmingham by singer Georgina Jackson and the BBC Big Band conducted by Jay Craig.
Featured titles include I'm Gonna Go Fishin' (co-composed by Peggy Lee and Duke Ellington), That's My Style (a collaboration with Cy Coleman), Razor (Love Me As I Am) and Pass Me By.
Born Norma Dolores Egstrom in North Dakota, big bands were a constant feature throughout Peggy Lee's long and successful career. From her first break with bandleader Benny Goodman in 1941 she would go on to work with arrangers including Billy May, Nelson Riddle, Shorty Rogers and Quincy Jones. For this exploration of the swinging side to Peggy Lee's music, the BBC Big Band are joined by one of the UK's finest jazz singers of today, Georgina Jackson.