Peggy Lee - At Last: The Lost Radio Recordings (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 386 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 227 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Jazz | Label: Real Gone Music | Catalog Number: 400341
As one of the greatest and most popular female pop singers working during radio s Golden Age, Peggy Lee made her share of appearances on the dial, particularly on her own radio show that, starting in 1951, was broadcast over the CBS network and the Armed Forces Radio Service. But, unlike many of her contemporaries who have had their on-air performances compiled into collections both legitimate and not, Peggy has never really enjoyed a proper retrospective of her radio appearances...until now!
The 44 tracks on At Last The Lost Radio Recordings consists ENTIRELY of songs Peggy never recorded commercially, ranging from popular standards to novelty numbers to songs popularized by such esteemed peers as Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, Jo Stafford, Kay Starr and Margaret Whiting, with musical direction by Sonny Burke in Los Angeles and Russ Case in New York. Most of these recordings haven t been heard since they were originally broadcast, and as this is the first-ever collection of its kind licensed directly from the Peggy Lee estate, this 2-CD set offers superior sound with remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, rarely-seen photos, and expert liner notes by David Torresen, long-time editor of PeggyLee.com, her official website. Many folks feel that Peggy never sang as well as she did in the early and mid-1950s; her maturity (in her thirties) and confidence had fully blossomed, her phrasing perfected and the timbre of her voice was pure gossamer. Listening to her interpret this new material is a revelation an absolute must-have and a major, historic addition to the Peggy Lee discography and legacy!
Reviews: Peggy frequently guested on Forties radio shows with forty-nine appearances on Bing Crosby's, so her self-titled early-Fifties series was well-earned - running for eighty-nine episodes during its two year on-air period. Therefore, this double-disc collection of forty-four songs from the series is a real treat as they are numbers Peggy never commercially recorded. Choices are well-spread with standards like the set's title number, JUST ONE MORE CHANCE, SKYLARK, I GOT RHYTHM and JOHNNY ONE-NOTE plus traditional ditties DANNY BOY, OH, DEAR WHAT CAN THE MATTER BE? and a touch of Verdi's ADDIO DEL PASSATO updated to SINCE MY LOVE WENT AWAY. Besides feasting on songs from Broadway shows/Hollywood movies via GETTING TO KNOW YOU, A DATE WITH JUDY, ZING A LITTLE ZONG, MY DARLING, MY DARLING as fine examples, Peggy approaches pop songs of the day with THE LITTLE WHITE CLOUD THAT CRIED, CRY, PLEASE MR.SUN, BOTCH-A-ME, COME ON A-MY HOUSE and BLACKSMITH BLUES nicely delivered in her inimitable "less is more" style.
The sixteen-page booklet contains career, radio show and song credits along with some full-page shots of glamorous Peggy which also adorn the three-panel eco-styled packaging.
01. Peggy Lee Radio Show Opening (0:22)
02. It's A Most Unusual Day (1:23)
03. I'll See You In My Dreams (2:01)
04. Getting To Know You (2:30)
05. Cry (2:10)
06. You Belong To Me (2:20)
07. Takes Two To Tango (1:49)
08. Solitaire (2:48)
09. Did Anyone Call? (2:29)
10. Please Mr. Sun (2:25)
11. The Wheel Of Fortune (2:04)
12. Life Is A Beautiful Thing (1:26)
13. Somewhere Along The Way (2:25)
14. And So To Sleep Again (2:15)
15. Undecided (2:27)
16. Everything Happens To Me (2:29)
17. A Kiss To Build A Dream On (2:25)
18. Botch-A-Me (1:30)
19. My Darling, My Darling (1:22)
20. Just One More Chance (2:24)
21. Since My Love Has Gone (Addio del Passato) (2:45)
22. Zing A Little Zong (1:15)
23. Skylark (2:01)