Peggy Lee Black Coffee

Rating 4.9
13 ratings
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Item:  VRV 0003093022

CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Verve

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat - 9/23/53
5 Stars - Excellent - "...Here is the true Peggy. Warm, personal, Holidayish, sexy, and as un-'Lover'-like as you could wish. Or, when the occasion demands it, fiery, swinging, with a beat few can beat...."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Black Coffee
  • Buy for $0.992.I've Got You Under My Skin
  • Buy for $0.993.Easy Living
  • Buy for $1.294.My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • Buy for $0.995.It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Buy for $0.996.Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You?
  • Buy for $0.997.A Woman Alone With the Blues
  • Buy for $0.998.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • Buy for $0.999.When the World Was Young, (Ah, The Apple Trees)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Love Me or Leave Me
  • Buy for $0.9911.You're My Thrill
  • Buy for $0.9912.There's a Small Hotel

Product Description:

Personnel: Peggy Lee (vocals); Bill Pitman (guitar); Stella Castellucci (harp); Pete Candoli (trumpet); Jimmy Rowles, Lou Levy (piano); Larry Bunker (vibraphone, drums, percussion); Max Wayne, Buddy Clark (double bass); Ed Shaughnessy (drums).
Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using 24-bit technology.
Peggy Lee's BLACK COFFEE is a consummate jazz vocal album. Here, Lee's singing generates many emotions at once. For example, few vocalists can convey such vulnerability and strength at the same time. However, Lee's approach never comes across as forced or strained. And it is certainly not complex; her tone resounds with purity and cool passion with every phrase. The musical accompaniment is also outstanding. The elegant piano stylings of Jimmy Rowles, or, alternately, Lou Levy bring great refinement to the proceedings. In contrast, the bluesy musings of trumpeter Pete Candoli infuse this album with a kind of raw, smoky flavor.
"A Woman Alone with the Blues" is one of the most stunning tracks on BLACK COFFEE. A languid ballad about heartache, Lee exacts the pain that loneliness and loss can bring. "You're My Thrill" is another goose-bump track. On this tune, Lee sings with all the coyness of a wooing suitor. Overall, the sheer intimacy and bubbling intensity of this record will enwrap the listener.
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 42,923
  • UPC: 602498631935
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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