This reissue presents the original studio recording without any live audience ambience and applause overdubs.
Personnel: Peggy Lee (vocals); George Shearing (piano); Toots Thielmans (guitar); Ray Alexander (vibraphone); Carl Pruitt (bass); Ray Mosca (drums); Armando Peraza (congas, percussion).
Recorded on May 28-30, 1959. Includes liner notes by Will Friedwald.
Personnel: Peggy Lee (vocals); George Shearing (piano); Ray Alexander (vibraphone); Ray Mosca (drums); Armando Peraza (congas, percussion).
Audio Remixer: Ron McMaster.
Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
Recording information: Miami Disc Jockey's Convention (05/28/1959-05/30/1959).
Peggy Lee is heard here singing before a live audience, accompanied by the top-drawer piano of George Shearing. Cole Porter's "Do I Love You?" is transformed by Lee's relaxed voice and the Shearing quintet's delicate bounce. The music seems to become a multi-sensory experience; "If Dreams Come True" could fool you into thinking you were running through a field of clover on a sunny spring day.
Lee has impeccable taste in material; "All Too Soon," an engaging piece of Ellingtonia, is a typical example. Her performance of "I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City" is a stirring blues predating her studio recording by three years while Shearing's piano and quintet mirror Lee's gentle emotions on "There'll Be Another Spring"; the sensitive backing is perfect.