Peggy Lee

At Last: The Lost Radio Recordings

Real Gone Music
Release date: March 10, 2015

Produced by Real Gone Music in collaboration with the Peggy Lee estate, At Last: The Lost Radio Recordings presents 44 solo performances from Peggy’s own radio series, nearly all of them unavailable since they originally aired in the early 1950s on CBS Radio and the Armed Forces Radio Service.

Peggy recorded prolifically for Capitol Records, Decca Records and other labels, but none of the songs featured on At Last can be found elsewhere since she never recorded them for commercial release, nor for transcription discs. These radio performances are her only available versions of such standards as Skylark, A Kiss to Build a Dream On, I Got Rhythm, Everything Happens to Me, Singin’ in the Rain, Just One More Chance, Getting to Know You, I’ll See You in My Dreams, and the title song, At Last.

Included as well are Peggy’s distinctive interpretations of songs that were on the charts for other singers during her show’s 1951-52 run, including Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Doris Day, Frankie Laine, Patti Page, Johnnie Ray, Jo Stafford, and Kay Starr. Hits of the day featured here include You Belong to Me, When I Fall in Love, The Wheel of Fortune, Cry, Half as Much, Come On-a My House, and I’m Gonna Live Till I Die.

At Last: The Lost Radio Recordings is produced for Real Gone Music by Jim Pierson and Gordon Anderson. Associate producers are Holly Foster-Wells, vice president of Peggy Lee Associates, LLC; Ivan Santiago-Mercado, author of The Peggy Lee Bio-Discography and Videography; and PeggyLee.com editor David Torresen, who provides liner notes. Mastering is by Mike Milchner of SonicVision and booklet design by Tom D. Kline. The 16-page booklet includes several rare photos provided by Peggy Lee Associates, LLC.

Tracks

Disc One

1. Peggy Lee Radio Show Opening
2. It’s a Most Unusual Day
3. I’ll See You in My Dreams
4. Getting to Know You
5. Cry
6. You Belong to Me
7. Takes Two to Tango
8. Solitaire
9. Did Anyone Call?
10. Please Mr. Sun
11. The Wheel of Fortune
12. Life Is a Beautiful Thing
13. Somewhere Along the Way
14. And So to Sleep Again
15. Undecided
16. Everything Happens to Me
17. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
18. Botch-a-Me
19. My Darling, My Darling
20. Just One More Chance
21. Since My Love Has Gone
22. Zing a Little Zong
23. Skylark

Disc Two

1. I Got Rhythm
2. Pretty-Eyed Baby
3. Ole Buttermilk Sky
4. The Little White Cloud That Cried
5. When I Fall in Love
6. Come What May
7. Johnny One-Note
8. Singin’ in the Rain
9. Come On-a My House
10. Here in My Heart
11. Danny Boy
12. Half as Much
13. Go, Go, Go
14. I’ll Never Smile Again
15. After All, It’s Spring
16. Trust in Me
17. Blacksmith Blues
18. Domino
19. Heigh Ho (It’s Off to Work We Go)
20. Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?
21. I’m Gonna Live Till I Die
22. At Last