Peggy Lee

Ultimate Peggy Lee

Universal Music Enterprises
Download release date April 17, 2020
CD/vinyl release date June 19, 2020

2020 marks the centennial for the iconic Peggy Lee, with a year-long celebration to mark the occasion, including museum exhibits, tribute shows, and more, along with a selection of music releases. Born May 26, 1920 in North Dakota, Peggy Lee went on to become one of the most revered and beloved entertainers of her age, selling millions of records, and winning a host of industry awards. As a salute to the music legend, and celebrating Peggy’s landmark 100th birthday, comes a brand new career-spanning collection, Ultimate Peggy Lee. The album, available in several formats – CD, 2-LP, 2-LP colored vinyl, and digital – features hits and signature songs, including “Fever,” “It’s a Good Day,” “He’s a Tramp,” “Big Spender,” “I’m a Woman” and the previously unreleased “Try a Little Tenderness.”

The accompanying 20-page booklet includes a remembrance of Peggy by her granddaughter, Holly Foster Wells, who serves as executive producer for this release. Detailed track-by-track liner notes are by Ivan Santiago-Mercado, compiler of the authoritative online Peggy Lee Bio-Discography and Videography. The compilation producer is Frank Collura and mastering is by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Studios.

One of the most important musical influences of the 20th century, Peggy Lee wrote over 200 songs, recorded over 1,100 masters, and had over 100 chart hits throughout her seven-decade career. As one of the world’s first female contemporary singer-songwriters, she co-wrote and sang many of her own hits, most notably “He’s a Tramp” for Disney’s Lady and the Tramp as well as “Mañana” and “It’s A Good Day.” She’s best known for hits “Why Don’t You Do Right?” “Fever,” “I’m A Woman,” and “Is That All There Is?,” for which she won the Grammy® for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. A 13-time Grammy® nominee, she received Lifetime Achievement awards from NARAS, ASCAP and The Society of Singers, was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Pete Kelly’s Blues.

Tracks

I Love Being Here With You
Fever
Things Are Swingin’
I Don’t Know Enough About You
I’m A Woman
Just In Time
Hallelujah I Love Him So
Sweet Happy Life
Alright, Okay, You Win
Too Close For Comfort
Why Don’t You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too)
It’s A Good Day
You Deserve
Heart
Big Spender
He’s A Tramp
I Wanna Be Around
Black Coffee
I’ve Got The World On A String
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
Is That All There Is?
Try A Little Tenderness (previously unreleased)

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