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Peggy Lee - Things Are Swingin' (1958) [Remastered 2013]

Jazz, Pop | Author: artmuss | 1-04-2015, 14:35
Peggy Lee - Things Are Swingin' (1958) [Remastered 2013]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Title Of Album: Things Are Swingin'
Year Of Release: 1958 [2013]
Label: Capital Records
Country: US
Genre: Vocal Jazz Pop, Easy Listening
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 27:21 min
Full Size: 139 mb
WebSite: Album Preview

Midway through a small lull in her live performance career, Peggy Lee recorded the stereo LP Things Are Swingin' in Hollywood during May 1958, at the same sessions that produced the biggest hit of her career, "Fever." (Though not on the original LP, it was added to the 2004 reissue as a bonus track.) Still, Things Are Swingin' isn't a high point in Lee's career, especially when considered among her many successes of the late '50s (like the following year's Beauty and the Beat!). Though her instincts and powers of bewitchment were faultless as ever, she betrayed a few weaknesses in her normally excellent voice (perhaps a result of her semi-retirement at the time), and the ten-piece studio orchestra -- including session heavyweights Don Fagerquist, Barney Kessel, Bob Enevoldsen, Howard Roberts, Pete Candoli, and Shelly Manne -- isn't given much to work with by conductor Jack Marshall. Scattered moments of brilliance abound, however, including Lee's own title song (a staple of her later live show, written with Marshall), the sleepily sensual "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me," and "Alright, Okay, You Win," a bluesy lead that became a hit in 1958 alongside "Fever."


01. It's a Wonderful World
02. Things Are Swingin'
03. Alright, Ok, You Win
04. Ridin' High
05. It's Been a Long Time
06. Lullaby In Rhythm
07. Alone Together
08. I'm Beginning to See the Light
09. It's a Good Good Night
10. You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
11. You're Mine, You
12. Life Is for Livin'

Peggy Lee – vocals
Uan Rasey – trumpet
Pete Candoli
Don Fagerquist
Conrad Gozzo
Manny Klein
Milt Bernhardt – trombone
Bob Enevoldsen – valve trombone
Justin Gordon – reeds
Joe Harnell – piano
Howard Roberts – guitar
Barney Kessel
Joe Mondragon – double bass
Shelly Manne – drums
Jack Marshall - conductor

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