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“Music is my life’s breath,” proclaims the epitaph of Norma Deloris Egstrom, better known to the entertainment world by her professional name of Peggy Lee. 2020 marked the centennial anniversary of this extraordinary artist and her considerable contributions to the world of jazz and popular music.
Over her seven-decade career, Peggy Lee helped redefine what it meant to be a female singer, and her quietly captivating voice continues to resonate with audiences of all ages. Born in an era where women struggled for equality—a conversation that continues today—and carrying the burden of years of a traumatic childhood, she was a true pioneer and survivor to her core. What she accomplished as a woman, and as an artist, is nothing short of extraordinary.
Her vast and varied catalog of songs flourished from such longevity in the music business: she recorded more than 1,100 masters and over 50 original albums. Her total number of radio broadcast performances is over 800, and her television appearances surpass the 200-mark.
Best known for such songs as “Fever,” “Why Don’t You Do Right,” “I’m A Woman” and “Is That All There Is?,” she amassed over 100 chart entries beginning with “I Got It Bad” (1941) and culminating, to date, with the posthumous hit “Similau” (2017). Among the myriad music honors bestowed upon Lee are 13 GRAMMY® Award nominations, a GRAMMY win in 1969, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.
Omnivore Recordings and Peggy Lee Associates are proud to announce the April 9th release of Something Wonderful: Peggy Lee Sings The Great American Songbook. Compiled to accompany the 2020 PBS documentary, Fever: The Music Of Peggy Lee, this 2-CD, 40 song set features dozens of previously unissued performances from Lee’s 1951-1952 radio program. Besides Lee’s renditions of American standard classics, guest songwriters Hoagy Carmichael, Matt Dennis, Frank Loesser and Johnny Mercer also make rare duet appearances.
1. Peggy Lee – Peggy Lee Introduction
2. Peggy Lee – Johnny Mercer Introduction (1)
3. Peggy Lee – Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (feat. Johnny Mercer)
4. Peggy Lee – Goody Goody
5. Peggy Lee – Come Rain Or Come Shine
6. Peggy Lee – That Old Black Magic
7. Peggy Lee – (Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young
8. Peggy Lee – Johnny Mercer Introduction (2)
9. Peggy Lee – Jeepers Creepers / Too Marvelous for Words (Plus Two) [feat Johnny Mercer]
10. Peggy Lee – My Funny Valentine
11. Peggy Lee – The Lady is a Tramp
12. Peggy Lee – I Could Write a Book
13. Peggy Lee – This Can’t Be Love
14. Peggy Lee – Lover
15. Peggy Lee – Something Wonderful
16. Peggy Lee – Mountain Greenery
17. Peggy Lee – From This Moment On
18. Peggy Lee – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
19. Peggy Lee – What is This Thing Called Love?
20. Peggy Lee – Just One of Those Things
21. Peggy Lee – Everything Happens to Me
22. Peggy Lee – We Belong Together / Angel Eyes / Let’s Get Away from It All (feat. Matt Dennis)
23. Peggy Lee – It’s a Good Day
24. Peggy Lee – I Don’t Know Enough About You
25. Peggy Lee – Mañana
26. Peggy Lee – Whee Baby
27. Peggy Lee – Skylark
28. Peggy Lee – Georgia on My Mind / I Get Along Without You Very Well / Old Rockin’ Chair (Plus Three) [feat. Hoagy Carmichael]
29. Peggy Lee – Hoop Dee Doo
30. Peggy Lee – Frank Loesser Introduction
31. Peggy Lee – Jingle, Jangle, Jingle / If I Were a Bell / On a Slow Boat to China (Plus Two) [feat. Frank Loesser]
32. Peggy Lee – Introduction
33. Peggy Lee – Somebody Loves Me
34. Peggy Lee – Oh, Look at Me Now
35. Peggy Lee – Unforgettable
36. Peggy Lee – Lullaby of Broadway
37. Peggy Lee – Alone Together
38. Peggy Lee – When You’re Smiling
39. Peggy Lee – Try a Little Tenderness
40. Peggy Lee – All of Me