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Peggy Lee

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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.

Title: Ole Ala Lee

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop

Title: Look Down

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Let It Snow

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Blues

Title: For Good

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Explore New

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Rooftop Storys

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Peggy Lee, Intimate

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Our Starlet

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Blues

Title: Rainbow Girl

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Rock

Title: Festive Sounds

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Rock

Title: Search For Meaning

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Million Sellers

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Peggy Lee, Jazz Pearls

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Golden Days

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Always The Best Hits

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Blues

Title: Summerish

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Fresh As Dew

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Santas Favorite Hits

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Blues

Title: Love Incorporated

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Super Bright Hits

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Blues

Title: Fallen

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Blues

Title: My Favorite Record

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Chartbreaker

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: To Infinity

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Music Menu

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Blues

Title: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rainbow Bubble

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Down The Streets

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Love To Love

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Unforgettable

Artist: Peggy Lee

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Title: Christmas Collection

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: One By One

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Variety Of Things

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Rock

Title: Super Top Hits

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Summertime

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Little Angel

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Lonely Sounds

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Happy Reunion

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Hit List

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: If You Go

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop

Title: New Dreams

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Sheer Off

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

Title: Summer Cocktail

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hidden Insights

Artist: Peggy Lee

Genre: Pop

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Genre: Lounge

Title: Velvet Vocals

Genre: Jazz

Title: Finest Jazz Queens

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ultimate Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Christmas Memories

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Title: Ultimate Memories

Genre: Pop

Title: Jazz and Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Love Vocabulary

Genre: Pop

Title: A Big Band Christmas

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Title: I Like Jazz, Vol. 2

Genre: Jazz

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