I was very happy. All I wanted was to have a family and cling to the children [daughter Nicki]. Well, they kept talking to me and finally David joined them and said 'You really have too much talent to stay at home and someday you might regret it. She drifted back to songwriting and occasional recording sessions for Capitol Records infor whom she recorded a long string of hits, many of them with lyrics and music by Lee and Barbour, including "I Don't Know Enough About You" in and then "Golden Earings" and "It's a Good Day" in Her recording of "Golden Earrings", the title song of a moviewas a hit throughout — With the release of the U.
InLee's work was part of Capitol's library of electrical transcriptions for radio stations. An advertisement for Capitol Transcriptions in a trade magazine noted that the transcriptions included "special voice introductions by Peggy.
Her relationship with Capitol spanned almost three decades aside from a brief detour — at Decca. Inshe guest-starred on the short-lived variety program The Guy Mitchell Show.
Lee was married four times: to guitarist and composer Dave Barbour —  actor Brad Dexteractor Dewey Martin —and percussionist Jack Del Rio — She gave birth to her only child at age 23, daughter Nicki Lee Foster, on November 11, While Were Young - Peggy Lee - Rendezvous With Peggy Lee (Vinyl father was her first husband, Dave Barbour.
Peggy Lee was among hundreds of artists whose studio masters were destroyed in the Universal fire. Lee continued to perform into the s, sometimes using a wheelchair. Inshe was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lee was a successful songwriter, with songs from the Disney movie Lady and the Trampfor which she supplied the singing and speaking voices of four characters.
Her first published song was in"Little Fool". Lee was a mainstay of Capitol Records when rock and roll came onto the American music scene. She was among the first of the "old guard" to recognize this new genre, as seen by her recording music from the BeatlesRandy NewmanCarole KingJames Taylorand other up-and-coming songwriters.
From until her final disc for the company inshe produced a steady stream of two or three albums per year that usually included standards often arranged quite differently from the originalher own compositions, and material from young artists. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Peggy Lee. Jamestown, North DakotaU. Los Angeles, CaliforniaU. Dave Barbour. Brad Dexter. Dewey Martin. Jack Del Rio. Jazz popular. Singer songwriter actress composer. Main article: Peggy Lee discography. University of Jamestown. Retrieved September 30, Retrieved April 10, Retrieved December 15, Retrieved August 11, December Trafford Publishing.
Retrieved September 11, Press of Mississippi. Brief Encounters: From Einstein to Elvis. Tape 2, side B. June 28, Retrieved December 21, Oxford University Press, US. Retrieved September 3, Some sources say Lee was a singer on his show "for several seasons," but there is only conclusive proof that she appeared on his show once, on June 25, Curiously, she didn't sing "Atchison Bing Crosby recorded both songs around the same time Lee did.
CBackleymarmalade and bluemooze like this. Peggy Lee's first album-proper, back in the days when they literally were albums i. After quitting Benny Goodman's band in protest when Goodman fired Dave Barbour his crime, of course, was marrying Leeshe quit music to have a family.
She always said in interviews that it was Barbour who dragged her back into the studio, but I wonder if she just realized full-time motherhood wasn't where it's at for someone with a talent like hers? In any event, Capitol Records had been pursuing her for a couple of years when she joined up inand in no time she was a mainstay in the top Some of the songs that eventually appeared on Rendezvous with Peggy Lee were hit singles as early asand they were interspersed with a number of non-album singles which I'll cover separately.
Rendezvous appeared in a number of different formats While Were Young - Peggy Lee - Rendezvous With Peggy Lee (Vinyl varieties. The original March 29, release was a set of three 78s with the following six tracks, all recorded in late 1. Stormy Weather 2. Why Don't You Do Right 4. Them There Eyes 5. Don't Smoke in Bed This version was also issued on a set of 45s early on. While Were Young - Peggy Lee - Rendezvous With Peggy Lee (Vinyl not clear how early.
Some sources say it was simultaneous with the 78 issue, but I find that hard to believe given that the 45 format was literally brand new in In any event, the lineup of songs was exactly the same on the 45 version.
Already, we're seeing examples of her propensity for re-recording her favorites: "Why Don't You Do Right" is a rerecording of her Benny Goodman-era hit, and she would re-record "Don't Smoke in Bed" in More of that to come very shortly. The first LP configuration of Rendezvous was issued on a 10" in June It added two songs: "While We're Young" recorded around the same time as the original six and "I Don't Know Enough About You" recorded about two years earlier, inand a hit single in its own right long before the album ever came out.
This version was also reportedly released as a set of 45s, probably two EPs. Both formats have an identical cover to the original album, which means the front cover lists only the original six songs.
To my ear it's from around the same time, and that's definitely Dave's guitar more prominent on this versionbut it's also definitely a different take. All except "It's A Good Day" were recorded around the same time as the original six. This time, they did update the cover to show all the songs: The final, twelve-song version has been issued on CD in various countries in the '80s and '90s.
Most of her non-album Capitol singles from the 40s While Were Young - Peggy Lee - Rendezvous With Peggy Lee (Vinyl collected on various other albums later on. I'll do an overview of those next. Right, I'll be playing Rendezvous in the next couple of days She recorded somewhere around singles for Capitol fromthe vast majority of which were never on any canonical album and a few of which have still never been reissued.
In any event, the Singles Collection box set is the best single source for this era it also includes the Bob Crosby single discussed above. Like a lot of songs that were considered funny in their own time, today…not so much. I like to think that means our heroine came to realize that song belonged on the scrap heap of history. But the song itself? Yeah, no thanks. Rare Gems and Hidden Treasures is an especially good place for a newish fan to start, in my experience at least because it is where I got my start on this era.
I remember rushing out to buy it when it first came out after reading a glowing review of it somewhere, and it did not disappoint.
Things get at least a little less muddled from here on in! Hey Vinyl ManDec 17, CBackley and Hey Vinyl Man like this. The first track on disc two, and now my my favorite version of my favorite happy song. JacksonDec 18, This period was also marked by her divorce from Dave Barbour thanks in large part to both of their struggles with alcohol and her declining chart fortunes: only two of her last 22 Capitol singles made the charts. But neither of those was the direct reason why she switched labels.
It struck me as I was watching that it could be the change of a musical key: Raising the key would have the effect of seeming to go faster. Then the rest of the idea came: The gait of the horses resembled Latin rhythms. That proved to be a big mistake, as a Decca exec caught her live show in New York and offered to sign her.
They got around that problem by having her use an isolation booth for the first time, an innovation that obviously paid off well. For all that, Album), there are strong points. It sounds like it was intended for a musical to the point where I went looking for information on which musical it was from at first! Lover was released in mono and "hi-fi stereophonic" which I think is Decca's word for fake stereo. ETA: I forgot to add a track list. Hey Vinyl ManDec 21, CBackleyMike and bluemooze like this.
Location: Lakewood OH. The only record of early Peggy Lee recordings I own is Trav'lin' Light, a 15 song compilation of tracks recorded with then-husband Dave Barbour from The songs escape the big band vibe by using only a quintet 2 guitars, bass, drums, piano and keeping an intimate jazz-club vibe throughout.
I love this stuff! Last edited: Dec 25, CBackleyHey Vinyl Manbluemooze and 1 other person like this. Hey Vinyl ManDec 25, I've never heard of this one! The Peggy Lee discography seems never ending. When Black Coffee appears I'll start playing the albums along with when they are on this thread.
Hey Vinyl ManDec 26, CBackley and strummer like this. Lover is a great record overall. I don't have it, never heard it, so I listened to a number of the tracks via youtube. She's in fine voice here. I'd prefer different arrangements, as I don't care for the style of the strings, and the background singers, like on "Forgive Me", I could do without. But the title track, "Lover" is such an odd nut, with her singing over the frantic percussion I love it!
CBackleybluemooze and Hey Vinyl Man like this. Black Coffee 2. Easy Living 4. My Heart Belongs to Daddy 5. A Woman Alone with the Blues 6. A Woman Alone with the Blues 8. Love Me or Leave Me That in itself was a very progressive idea inwhen the LP format was only five years old and was still mostly used for classical music, Broadway soundtracks, and singles compilations like Rendezvous with Peggy Lee.
It is also a major departure from her previous lush, orchestral style: the recordings feature only piano, trumpet, bass and drums while the sides add only guitar no, not Dave and harp to the mix. For that reason along with its top-notch musicianship and distinct style, Black Coffee won tremendous respect among critics at the time and decades worth of fans since.
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