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The Centenary Singles Collection 1945-62
The Centenary Singles Collection 1945-62
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: CD


Rel. Date: 05/08/2020
UPC: 824046714628

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May 26th 2020 marks the centenary of the birth of the great jazz and pop singer Peggy Lee, and Acrobat is celebrating the occasion with two special releases, this singles collection and an anthology of selected titles from twenty-five of the albums The Centenary Albums Collection 1948-62 (ACQCD7147). Peggy Lee was one of the finest interpreters of popular songs, whether performing in the big band idiom, in small group jazz environments or with solo piano accompaniment, or in the sophisticated pop style which brought her many chart hits. Her repertoire ranged effortlessly from Great American Songbook classics to the latest pop songs, and included many of her own fine compositions. This great-value101-track 4-CD set comprises selected A and B sides from her single releases on the Capitol and Decca labels from the early years of her solo career through to 1962 (her recordings with the Benny Goodman Orchestra can be found on the Acrobat release Peggy Lee With The Benny Goodman Orchestra 1941-47 (ADDCD3216). It features more than 40 US & UK chart hits, including the No. 1 Manana and the Top 10 classics Fever, Mr. Wonderful, Golden Earrings, Waitin' for the Train to Come In, Riders In The Sky, I Don't Know Enough About You, It's All Over Now and Chi-Baba Chi-Baba. It's a substantial and hugely entertaining tribute to one of the most illustrious singers of her era and a marvellous showcase for her unique style and versatility.