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Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)


Download links and information about Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 1955 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:11 minutes.

Artist: Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 1955
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:11
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No. Title Length
1. Oh, Didn't He Ramble 2:15
2. Sugar (That Sugar Baby of Mine) (featuring Harold Mooney) 2:35
3. Somebody Loves Me (featuring Hal Mooney) 3:27
4. I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now 2:15
5. I Never Knew (featuring Harold Mooney) 2:59
6. Bye Bye Blackbird 3:39
7. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry (featuring Hal Mooney) 2:09
8. Hard Hearted Hannah 2:59
9. Ella Hums the Blues 5:11
10. He Needs Me (featuring Harold Mooney) 2:33
11. Sing a Rainbow (featuring Hal Mooney) 2:44
12. Pete Kelly's Blues 2:25



Set in ‘20s Kansas City, the 1955 film Pete Kelly’s Blues starred Jack Webb as a bandleader trying to keep his group together amid pressure from local gangsters. In a show-stealing performance, Peggy Lee appeared as the crime boss’s singing moll. Her portrayal of an abused alcoholic singer won her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, but her presence was felt even more strongly on the soundtrack, which featured nine new recordings (in addition to three gems by Ella Fitzgerald, who appeared in the movie as a fellow nightclub performer). The moll's peeling confidence and hoarse voice is contained on “Somebody Loves Me,” “I Never Knew,” and “Bye Bye Blackbird.” The overlap between the character’s experience and Lee’s autobiography reaches a climax on “He Needs Me,” an anthem for any woman who's ever been caught in a thankless relationship. For all the enjoyment she brings to these sad performances, the strangest, most haunting performance is “Sing a Rainbow,” which Lee’s character performs from an insane asylum in the film.