Beauty and the Beat! [Bonus Tracks]
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- Released: May 20, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Blue Note Records
- 1.Do I Love You?
- 2.I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City
- 3.If Dreams Come True
- 4.All Too Soon
- 5.Mambo In Miami
- 6.Isn't It Romantic?
- 7.Blue Prelude
- 8.You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
- 9.Always True To You In My Fashion
- 10.There'll Be Another Spring
- 11.Get Out of Town
- 12.Satin Doll
- 13.Nobody's Heart
- 14.Don't Ever Leave Me
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: George Shearing (piano); Peggy Lee (vocals); 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.
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