Sunday, October 4, 2020

Peggy Lee - Discography

Peggy Lee

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.

Born: May 26, 1920 - Died: January 21, 2002


Paul said...

I have cut and paste RSI now.

Ozzieguy said...

LOL, sorry Paul

majorcurry said...

I'm going to need a new hard drive.

Ozzieguy said...

Hello majorcurry

Sorry my friend lol.

However, it will be worth it i can assure you


bk said...

this is magnificent- Ive been waiting for it- but allI really want was the album version of Fever- oh my God where do I start!!!

Ozzieguy said...

Hi there bk

>this is magnificent- Ive been waiting for it- but allI really want was the album version of Fever- oh my God where do I start!!!

LOL, a good place to start usually is the beginning LOL.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I have in the past. It was nice digging them out of my music cupboard to share, and even I had forgotten how many albums that I had.


Elaine said...

Hi Ozzieguy

What a fantastic collection. You have been really busy. Thank you for all your hard work. Is it just me? There are no working links after Bridge Over Trouble Water. Are you still uploading them?

Ozzieguy said...

Hi there Elaine
Thank you for your nice words, I am currently trying upload them again, however, pCloud is now being a pain and I need to find another host Grrrrr

Gary Field said...

Quite the collection! Thanks for sharing.

Ozzieguy said...

You are very welcome Gary.

Dr. Dream said...

incredible collection go the great Peggy Lee - thank you

Ozzieguy said...

Thank you Dr Dream and yes you are right, she was GREAT!
As a musician, I loved her stuff.

LOFC said...

I didn't think I would enjoy these as much as I did. Already gone and bought 2 Peggy Lee albums!

Hitparade said...

I am a long time music collector; would it be possible for me to write to you directly about collecting music?

Ozzieguy said...

Of course Hitparade
Email me.

Unknown said...

amigo en que album esta jhonny guitar y muchas gracias