Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Peggy Lee - Complete Capitol Small Group Transcriptions

From the 30's to the early 50's, radio stations needed additional music to put together programs featuring specific artists, mostly big bands and vocalists. Record companies were reluctant to provide copies of their commercial releases feeling that if the public could hear them on the radio, they wouldn't go out and buy them. Another advantage of transcriptions was that cuts often extended beyond the three minutes or so available on a single side of a 78. Often transcriptions were made at a 33 1/3 rpm, anticipating the LP era. Capitol Records was a relative newcomer to this field and used many of their artists to provide this recorded music service
Dave Nathan

Source : http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=5913#.UixHgj84pbU


Peggy Lee's alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era, from her breakthrough on the Benny Goodman hit "Why Don't You Do Right" to her many solo successes, singles including "Mañana," "Lover" and "Fever" that showed her bewitching vocal power, a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship.
Born Norma Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, she suffered the death of her mother at the age of four and endured a difficult stepmother after her father remarried. Given her sense of swing by listening to Count Basie on the radio, she taught herself to sing and made her radio debut at the age of 14. She made the jump to Fargo (where she was christened Peggy Lee), then to Minneapolis and St. Louis to sing with a regional band. Lee twice journeyed to Hollywood to make her fortune, but returned unsuccessful from both trips.
She finally got her big break in 1941, when a vocal group she worked with began appearing at a club in Chicago. While there, she was heard by Benny Goodman, whose regular vocalist Helen Forrest was about to leave his band. Lee recorded with Goodman just a few days later, debuting with the popular "Elmer's Tune" despite a good deal of nerves. That same year, several songs became commercial successes including "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" and "Winter Weather." In 1943, "Why Don't You Do Right" became her first major hit, but she left the Goodman band (and the music industry altogether) later that year after marrying Goodman's guitarist, Dave Barbour.
After just over a year of domestic life, Peggy Lee returned to music, first as part of an all-star jazz album. Then, in late 1945, Capitol signed her to a solo contract and she hit the charts with her first shot, "Waitin' for the Train to Come In." Lee continued to score during the late '40s, with over two dozen chart entries before the end of the decade, including "It's a Good Day," "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" -- the most popular song of 1948 -- and "I Don't Know Enough About You." Many of her singles were done in conjunction with Barbour, her frequent writing and recording partner.
After moving to Decca in 1952, Peggy Lee scored with the single "Lover" and an LP, Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues recorded with Ella Fitzgerald (both singers also made appearances in the film). She spent only five years at Decca however, before moving back to Capitol. There, she distinguished herself through recording a wide variety of material, including songs -- and occasionally, entire LPs -- influenced by the blues, Latin and cabaret as well as pop. Lee also used many different settings, like an orchestra conducted by none other than Frank Sinatra for 1957's The Man I Love, the George Shearing Quintet for 1959's live appearance Beauty and the Beat, Quincey Jones as arranger and conductor for 1961's If You Go, and arrangements by Benny Carter on 1963's Mink Jazz. Barbour's problems with alcoholism ended their marriage, though they remained good friends until his death in 1965.
Peggy Lee was an early advocate of rock and made a quick transition into rock-oriented material. Given her depth and open mind for great songs no matter the source, it wasn't much of a surprise that she sounded quite comfortable covering the more song-oriented end of late-'60s rock, including great choices by Jimmy Webb, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Burt Bacharach, Randy Newman, Goffin & King and John Sebastian. She nearly brushed the Top Ten in 1969 with Leiber & Stoller's "Is That All There Is ?" She continued recording contemporary material until 1972's Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota brought her back to her roots. It was her last LP for Capitol, however. Lee recorded single LPs for Atlantic, A&M, Polydor UK and DRG before effectively retiring at the beginning of the 1980s. She returned in 1988 with two LPs for Music Masters that revisited her earlier successes. Her last album, Moments Like This, was recorded in 1992 for Chesky. Her voice was effectively silenced after a 1998 stroke, and she died of a heart attack at her Bel Air home in early 2002.
John Bush

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/peggy-lee-mn0000256349/biography

Peggy Lee
Complete Capitol
Small Group


Cd. 1

1 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (Gaskill, McHugh)  1:46
2 Lonesome Road (Austin, Shilkret)  4:06
3 Them There Eyes (Pinkard, Tauber, Tracey)  2:29
4 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (Fain, Kahal, Norman)  2:57
5 The Glory of Love ()  2:20
6 Melancholy Lullaby (Carter, Heyman)  3:09
7 Taking a Chance on Love (Duke, Fetter, Latouche)  2:19
8 Cottage for Sale (Conley, Robison)  3:28
9 Fools Rush In (Bloom, Mercer)  3:10
10 Sometimes I'm Happy (Caesar, Grey, Youmans)  2:25
11 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern)  4:38
12 Love Is Just Around the Corner (Gensler, Robin)  2:05
13 Porgy (Fields, McHugh)  3:28
14 Blue Skies (Berlin)  2:08
15 I've Had My Moments (Donaldson, Kahn)  3:52
16 Blue Moon (Hart, Rodgers)  2:32
17 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Hammerstein II, Kern)  3:30
18 Mean to Me (Ahlert, Roy Turk)  3:26
19 I'm Confessin' (Daugherty, Neiburg, Reynolds)  2:10
20 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  3:24


Cd. 2

1 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Fields, McHugh)  2:10
2 Georgia on My Mind (Carmichael, Gorrell)  2:57
3 Rockin' Chair (Carmichael)  2:10
4 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Traditional)  2:12
5 Just Like a Gypsy (Bayes)  2:23
6 Somebody Loves Me (DeSylva, Gershwin, MacDonald)  2:08
7 Lullaby of Broadway (Dubin, Warren)  2:48
8 Solitude (DeLange, Ellington, Mills)  2:36
9 I Get a Kick Out of You (Porter)  3:11
10 Lover, Come Back to Me (Hammerstein II, Romberg)  3:45
11 I Don't Know Enough About You (Barbour)  3:07
12 Oh, Look at Me Now (Bushkin)  1:55
13 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Ellington, Webster)  3:45
14 Someday, Sweetheart (Spikes, Spikes)  2:01
15 If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight (Creamer, Johnson)  2:01
16 Dancing With Tears in My Eyes (Burke, Dubin)  2:32
17 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Clare, Stept)  2:36
18 Birth of the Blues (Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Henderson)  1:56
19 Careless (Howard, Dick Jurgens, Quadling)  2:17
20 Then I'll Be Happy (Brown, Clare, Friend)  2:08
21 I Only Have Eyes for You (Dubin, Warren)  3:06


Cd. 3

1 Back in Your Own Backyard (Dreyer, Jolson, Rose)  2:22
2 How Long Has This Been Going On ? (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:47
3 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (Ellington, Mills, Nemo, Redmond)  2:57
4 As Long as I'm Dreaming (Burke, Van Heusen)  2:10
5 Swinging on a Star (Burke, Van Heusen)  2:48
6 Aren't You Glad You're You (Burke, Van Heusen)  2:11
7 Trav'lin' Light (Mercer, Mundy, Young)  3:03
8 Save Your Sorrow for Tomorrow (DeSylva, Sherman)  1:54
9 Oh ! You Crazy Moon (Burke, Van Heusen)  2:35
10 'S Wonderful (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:17
11 Imagination (Burke, Van Heusen)  2:34
12 This Can't Be Love (Hart, Rodgers)  2:37
13 You Driving Me Crazy ()  2:21
14 Goody Goody (Malneck, Mercer)  2:23
15 I Ain't Got Nobody (Graham, Peyton, Williams)  2:27
16 Molly Malone (Traditional)  2:17
17 This Little Piggie (Coslow)  3:33
18 But Beautiful (Burke, Van Heusen)  2:37
19 Fine and Dandy (James, Swift)  2:16
20 When a Woman Loves a Man (Hanighen, Jenkins, Mercer)  2:13


[Cd. 1, 2 & 3, # 1-2] The Four of A Kind
Peggy Lee - vc
Dave Barbour - g
Buddy Cole - p, org & clst
Phil Stephens - b
Tom Romerosa - dr
[Cd. 3, # 3-20] The Dave Barbour Four
Peggy Lee - vc
Dave Barbour & George Van Eps - g
Hal Schaeffer - p & clst
Phil Stephens - b
Nick Fatool - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California ; between May 7, 1946 & April 8, 1949

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CrunchyFrog said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful Peggy Lee recordings... love the vocal jazz!

Rick said...

Thank you Mel. Some more Dave Barbour, who didn't record much it seems, and here supplemented by George Van Eps!

Albertito Jazz said...
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Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks for all the last records, Melanchthon. Is exciting and a pleasure open your blog every day!!

glmlr said...

Thanks but Rapidshare has been dead all day.

Albertito Jazz said...

Rapidshare is Ok now... and very fast!!

lucky5 said...

The lix-link directs to a Rapidshare screen with the message:
Rapidshare simply smart.
This downtime will be worth your while...

I don't get a download link screen in Rapidshare.

glmlr said...

Neither do I get a download link in RS.

flyingfinger said...

Download auto-started for me, very fast, no RS screen..Thanks Mel!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Another Beauty, Thanks Mel...for the female vocalists....and for everything else too.

Luis said...

Mel, many thanks.

glmlr said...

RS is now functioning - at speeds of between 3 and 7 Kb/s, which means that for a free user, part 2 will take 18-24 hours to download.

lucky5 said...

Thanks glmr, RS works now. Yes, for free users a long time for downloading now.

Timmy said...

This sucks. Spent 3 entire days D/L'ing these 2 worthless "7-zip" files & they won't unzip. Needs a non-existent password. This whole web-site is like a bad joke, teasing the hell out of innocent prey that wander past the luscious false offerings posted here. Are you some sort of sadist?
Thanx for nuttin.

0x3 said...

can you please re up once more mel?

nogrub said...

Hi Mel, As people above say RS does NOT work. It's a pain in the neck. Can something be done to render this download accessible ? These Barbour/Lee sides are wonderful ('have some) and would appreciate if I can complete. Thanks again,Roger.

Koni said...

Thank's very muuuuuch ...

glmlr said...

@ Timmy:

The password is the guy's username - melanchthon.

htg said...


Rapidshare does not recognize these links.

Any chance you could re-up. The direct lix.in links of more recent posts work beautifully.

Thank you for all the wonderful music posted here.

htg said...

Now they do. Thank you.

duck said...

Hi Mel, Me again thanking you yet again for this Great Peggy Lee set.
Keep up the good work.

Obil's Beanstalk said...

love the site. Thank you for the music and keep it up.

Melanchthon said...

Cd. 3

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

furnguy said...

thanks. So much great music to listen to

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

bho wani said...

Thanks for the reup, melanchthon.

chuchuni said...

Thanks for the new opportunity, Mel.

gpdlt2000 said...

Thanks for reupping!

Luis Lorenzo said...

Gracias Mel!