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Basin Street East Proudly Presents
Peggy Lee
Basin Street East Proudly Presents
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Peggy Lee
Title: Basin Street East Proudly Presents
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 8/1/1995
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383274420, 724383274451

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Peggy put Basin Street East on the map!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Her appearances at Basin Street East are part of showbiz legend! She always sold-out the club. Even in one of New York's worst blizzards the people were lined up around the block. In a recent profile on Miss Lee for NPR radio her daughter Nicki remembered "... the city was shut down. We didn't think anyone would be there, but they came on foot, on sleds, by horse drawn carriage!". Such was the drawing power of Peggy Lee. This CD captures her at her "live" best! Every song is a gem. Highlights include: "Moments Like This", "But Beautiful", "I Got A Man Now" (a lesson in how to really SWING!) and of course "FEVER!". My personal favorite is "I Love Being Here With You" ... Peggy wrote the lyrics and it was her opening number for many years. This CD is a MUST HAVE. If you ever wondered why Duke Ellington called her "The Queen" this CD will remove any doubts.Sincere-Lee,Robert Strom THE PEGGY LEE FAN CLUB 744 COLLIER DRIVE SAN LEANDRO, CA 94577"
Easily Peggy's Best at Capitol!
F. Barton | Newport, WA USA | 05/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This live album has got to be up there with the top two of Peggy Lee at Capitol. EVERY track is wonderful, the orchestrations top-notch, and even the crowd is in a great mood! From the opening "Day In, Day Out" to a GREAT live version of "Fever", her voice was never better. The haunting "But Beautiful" ranks up there as one of the best treatments of this song, and surely "Them There Eyes", with it's incredible brass arrangement, will keep you spellbound. The selections on this CD are terrific, and I used to own the LP. I've probably heard it over 3,000 times and still going, a release you will never tire of hearing!"
Old Legend Lover | Central Indiana | 07/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

".....for getting me through a difficult time in my life. I spent a lot of 1961 in a hospital bed following a bad car accident, and this Basin Street East album was very popular that year, with many numbers being played on my bedside radio. Peggy Lee will never know how many nights she helped me forget my pain and crooned me to sleep with her sultry, sensual rendition of 'The Second Time Around.' To this day, that particular song from this album (along with her versions of 'Rain Sometimes,' 'The Folks Who Live On The Hill,' and 'The Days Of Wine and Roses,' all found on other Peggy Lee CD's) rank in my mind as the most beautiful ballads ever sung by the most beautiful voice in the world. And while she was never a 'belter' in the grand Garland style, her appearance at Basin Street East certainly proved she could delight an audience with upbeat, faster tempo numbers, too....'I Got A Man,' 'Them There Eyes,' and of course 'Fever' are all standouts. I added this live performance CD to my Peggy Lee collection (shrine?) with great reverence and the warmest of personal memories of THAT VOICE. Now if Capitol would just reissue her great 'All Aglow Again' album on I could once again hear two of her other classic ballads, 'Where Do I Go From Here' and 'I'm Looking Out the Window'.....I might not want to die, but at least I could die happy!"