Smoky, sensual, sultry, confident, commanding… there has never been a voice quite like that of Peggy Lee. A triple threat singer/songwriter/actress, Lee had a remarkable career in music spanning over fifty years. She scored her first chart-topper in 1942 and her final recordings were released in 1995, seven years before her death in 2002.[…] Inaugurating Peggy Lee 100 is a new collection from UMe. Ultimate Peggy Lee is set for release on April 17 with 22 indelible performances including classic hits, five of her own compositions, and one previously unissued track, “Try a Little Tenderness,” from 1963. Whittling down Lee’s discography to one CD or two vinyl LPs is no easy task; she wrote over 200 songs and recorded more than 1,100. But the selection here is a fine cross-section of the songs that made Peggy Lee a one-of-a-kind superstar.