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Wayne L. from VANCOUVER, WA
Reviewed on 11/18/2006...
Great voice - Geat songs!
The Sweet and Spicy sound of the legendary Peg
Paul A. Tassone | Glenwood, NSW , Australia | 01/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The reissue of Peggy Lee's 1962 album "Sugar 'N Spice" on CD is a welcome addition as it is among the best of her work for Capitol Records. Despite the tacky cover photgraphs and that terrible wig, the contents are pure and fine Peggy Lee at her best. Where some of Peggy's albums in the 1960's included much forgettable contemporary material that hasn't stood the test of time too well, this album features a program of songs that range from contemporary show tunes ("I Beleive In You" and "The Sweetest Sounds"), an excursion into the blues ("See, See Rider") and the great American song book ("When The Sun Comes Out" and "I've Got The World On A String") plus a few lesser known numbers for good measure. Peggy is in fine voice and brings her sweet feminine tones to her ballads and her salty, seductive sounds to the more uptempo material. The backings are by Benny Carter and feature a compact orchestra with an emphasis on brass. Of interest here, too, for those familiar with Peggy's appearance on "The Judy Garland Show" is Peggy's solo treatment of the novelty "Big Bad Bill" which is a comic highlight. All in all, this is a fine album that should delight the Peg-o-philes among us as well as those who admire this legend to a lesser degree. As a starting point with Peggy Lee, it should be remembered that none of the Lee signature tunes are found on this collection but it does give ample evidence of the lady at her best. This issue also includes three bonus tracks not on the original album."
One of her best
KSG | New York, NY United States | 07/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Peggy Lee. I remember as a child in the 70's seeing her on the Johnny Carson Show and wondering to myself, who is this kook with the turbans and matching matte jersey gowns that slurred her words so much? In the 60's she slurred a little less and made brilliant swinging recordings like this one. She has such a sly, sexy delivery. The arrangements are so sharp and don't suffer from the Nelson Riddle/Frank Devol bombast that ruin so many recordings from this period. Now if I could just locate some more of these 1960-70 gems, I would be in heaven."