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The Best of Peggy Lee - The Capitol Years
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
From the 1947 hit "Why Don't You Do Right?" to "Fever" to her lyrics on Ellington's "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'," the 18 tracks are among Peggy Lee's finest. The stellar accompaniment comes from Goodman, Shearing, Benny Carter, ... more »
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From the 1947 hit "Why Don't You Do Right?" to "Fever" to her lyrics on Ellington's "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'," the 18 tracks are among Peggy Lee's finest. The stellar accompaniment comes from Goodman, Shearing, Benny Carter, Billy May, Quincy Jones, Lou Levy and Bill Holman.
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Sure To Be A Favorite In Your Collection
Gary F. Taylor | Biloxi, MS USA | 12/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
PEG WITH CAPITOL THE SECOND TIME
ALAIN ROBERT | ST-HUBERT,QUÉBEC | 07/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Valuable historical perspective
Rick Cornell | Reno, Nv USA | 01/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."