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Peggy Lee

Alyn Shipton is joined by Gwyneth Herbert, a fine Lee interpreter, to explore singer Peggy Lee's earlier work, with Benny Goodman, as a broadcasting artist and as a jazz singer.

In later life, reclusive and swathed in a jewelled scarf, Peggy Lee had come a long way from her origins as a jazz singer. In this programme, Gwyneth Herbert, herself a fine interpreter of Lee's songs, explores the singer's earlier work, with Benny Goodman, as a broadcasting artist and as a pure jazz singer. As well as Peggy Lee standards such as Why Don't You Do Right and Fever, there are many examples of her jazz excellence in lesser known songs.

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Sun 17 Apr 2011 00:00

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  • Peggy Lee

    Ridin' High

    Composer: Porter Performers: Peggy Lee, v; Conrad Gozzo, Don Fagerquist, Mannie Klein, tp; Bob Enevoldsen, vtb; Milt Bernhardt, tb; Justin Gordon, George Smith, reeds; Joe Harnell, p; Howard Roberts, g; Joe Mondragon, b; Shelly Manne, d; Jack Marshall, dir. May 1958.

    • Things Are Swingin’.
    • Capitol.
    • 7243 5 97072 2 8.
  • Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman - Why Don't You Do Right

    Composer: McCoy Performers: Benny Goodman, cl, ldr; Peggy Lee, v; Jimmy Maxwell, Lawrence Stearns, Tony Faso, tp; Lou McGarity, Charlie Castaldo, tb; Hymie Schertzer, Clint Neagly, Jon Walton, Leonard Sims, Bob Poland, reeds; Mel Powell p, arr; Dave Barbour, g; Cliff Heal, b; Howard Davies, d. 27 July 1942.

  • Peggy Lee with the Benny Goodman Sextet

    Blues In The Night

    Composer: Arlen / Mercer Performers: Benny Goodman, cl. ldr; Peggy Lee, v; Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall, tb; Mel Powell, p; Tom Morgan, g; Sid Weiss, b; Ralph Colier, d; 24 Dec 1941.

    • Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman: Complete Recordings, 1941 - 47.
    • Sony Legacy.
    • 1999 CD 2.
  • Peggy Lee

    A Woman Alone with the Blues

    Composer: Robison Performers: Peggy Lee, v; Pete Candoli, tp; Jimmy Rowles, p; Max Wayne, b; Ed Shaughnessy, d. 1 May 1953.

    • Black Coffee.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 55441.
  • Peggy Lee

    What's New?

    Composer: Haggart / Burke Performers: Peggy Lee, v; Lou Levy, p; Stella Castellucci, hp; Larry Bunker, vib, perc; Max Bennett or Buddy Clark, b; Nick Fatool, d. June 1956.

    • Dream Street.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 55441.
  • Peggy Lee with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra

    The Folks Who Live on the Hill

    Composer: Kern / Hammerstein II Performers: Peggy Lee, v; Nelson Riddle Orchestra, cond. Frank Sinatra. 1957.

    • The Best of the Capitol Years.
    • Capitol.
    • 7905522.
  • Peggy Lee

    Alright, Okay, You Win

    Composer: Matt / Wyche Performers: Peggy Lee, v; Conrad Gozzo, Don Fagerquist, Mannie Klein, tp; Bob Enevoldsen, vtb; Milt Bernhardt, tb; Justin Gordon, George Smith, reeds; Joe Harnell, p; Howard Roberts, g; Joe Mondragon, b; Shelly Manne, d; Jack Marshall, dir. May 1958.

    • Things are Swingin’.
    • Capitol.
    • 7243 5 97072 2 8.
  • Peggy Lee

    Fever

    Composer: Cooley / Davenport Performers: Peggy Lee, v; Joe Mondragon, b; Shelly Manne, d. May 1958.

    • Things Are Swingin’.
    • Capitol.
    • 7243 5 97072 2 8.
  • Peggy Lee and George Shearing - Do I Love You?

    Composer: Porter Performers: Peggy Lee, v; George Shearing p; Warren Chaisson, vib; Toots Thielemans, g; James Bond, b; Roy Haynes, d; Armando Peraza, perc. 28 April 1959.

  • Peggy Lee and George Shearing - There'll Be Another Spring,

    Composer: Lee / Wheeler Performers: Peggy Lee, v; George Shearing p; Warren Chaisson, vib; Toots Thielemans, g; James Bond, b; Roy Haynes, d; Armando Peraza, perc. April 1959.

  • Peggy Lee with the Quincy Jones Orchestra

    Basin Street Blues

    Composer: Williams Performers: Peggy Lee with the Quincy Jones Orchestra. 1961.

    • Capitol Sings Coast To Coast.
    • Capitol.
    • 7801802.
  • Peggy Lee with the Quincy Jones Orchestra

    I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City

    Composer: Rene / Lang Performers: Peggy Lee with the Quincy Jones Orchestra. 1961.

    • Capitol Sings Coast To Coast.
    • Capitol.
    • 7801802.
  • Peggy Lee

    'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If Do

    Composer: Grainger / Robbins Performers: Peggy Lee, v; Mike Renzi, p; John Chiodini, g; Jay Leonhart, b; Grady Tate, d; Mark Sherman, perc. 1988.

    • Miss Peggy Lee Sings The Blues.
    • Musicmasters.
    • 60155.

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