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Peggy Lee (Vocals): The Best of Miss Peggy Lee

Track List

>Waiting for the Train to Come In
>I Don't Know Enough About You
>It's All Over Now
>It's a Good Day
>Chi-Baba Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)
>Golden Earrings
>Why Don't You Do Right?
>Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)
>Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
>Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
>Alright, Okay, You Win
>I'm a Woman
>Pass Me By
>Big Spender
>Is That All There Is?

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Best of compilation featuring hit songs 'Fever', 'Big Spender', 'Pass Me By' and many more.

Album Notes

THE BEST OF MISS PEGGY LEE is a companion disc to the 4-CD box set MISS PEGGY LEE.

Digitally remastered by Bob Norberg (Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California).

This release includes a bonus DVD entitled FEVER: THE MUSIC OF PEGGY LEE.

THE BEST OF MISS PEGGY LEE is a companion disc to the 4-CD box set MISS PEGGY LEE.

Personnel: Peggy Lee (vocals); The Brazilians (background vocals).

Audio Remixer: Bob Norberg.

Liner Note Author: Jim Pierson.

Recording information: 07/30/1945-01/29/1969.

Culled from the Grammy-winning deluxe box set MISS PEGGY LEE, this re-mastered collection is perhaps the most compact overview of Peggy Lee's early and late Capitol periods. Her late-'40s hits, done in collaboration with guitarist/husband Dave Barbour, have never sounded better, and include here essential Peggy Lee originals like the sly "I Don't Know Enough About You," "It's a Good Day," and the politically incorrect (even for the time) "Manana." Since Lee spent the first half of the '50s at Decca, her return to Capitol in 1957 unveiled a seasoned pro in a completely different (improved) recording environment. These are the years of "Fever" and "Alright, Okay, You Win." It's interesting that as the singer commanded more deluxe studio treatment, she and her producers opted for a "big beat" R&B feeling. Nevertheless, Peggy Lee's musical instincts never hurt her commercially as her 1969 swan song, the Lieber-and-Stoller-produced "Is That All There Is?," proved all too well.


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