Miss Wonderful [Box]

Miss Wonderful [Box]

by Peggy Lee
This is a wonderful four-disc collection of tracks from Peggy Lee's first solo stint with Capitol Records in the mid- to late-1940s, shortly after she left her spot as a singer with Benny Goodman's band in 1943, and her early sides for Decca Records, who signed her in 1952. While many would argue that her best work was done a decade


This is a wonderful four-disc collection of tracks from Peggy Lee's first solo stint with Capitol Records in the mid- to late-1940s, shortly after she left her spot as a singer with Benny Goodman's band in 1943, and her early sides for Decca Records, who signed her in 1952. While many would argue that her best work was done a decade later during her second go-round with Capitol, the selections here (many of them done with husband Dave Barbour and his orchestra) show an assured vocalist with a firm understanding of the pop side of jazz. Among the classic highlights included are her out-of-the-gate hit for Capitol, "Waiting for the Train to Come In," the 1948 smash "Mañana," "Golden Earrings," "Don't Smoke in Bed," "Black Coffee," and a stunning reading of "I've Got You Under My Skin." "Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World" (which leads off the third disc here) is a particular delight, with Lee's smooth phrasing sliding and descending effortlessly through the dwindling syllables of the chorus like a surfer shooting a rapids: "Show me the way to get out of this world/because that's where/everything is." Miss Wonderful is four discs and 104 tracks of cool, crafty, and undeniably sultry vocals by a masterfully nuanced singer.

Product Details

Release Date:
Proper Box Uk


Disc 1

  1. Ain't Goin' No Place
  2. That Old Feeling
  3. Baby (Is What He Calls Me)
  4. Waitin' for the Train to Come In
  5. I'm Glad I Waited for You
  6. I Don't Know Enough About You
  7. Linger in My Arms a Little Longer, Baby
  8. It's a Good Day
  9. A Nightingale Can Sing the Blues
  10. It's All Over Now
  11. Aren't You Kind of Glad We Did?
  12. She Didn't Say Yes
  13. Birmingham Jail
  14. It's Lovin' Time
  15. Everything's Movin' Too Fast
  16. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  17. Somebody Loves Me
  18. Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)
  19. It Takes a Long, Long Train with a Red Caboose
  20. Just an Old Love of Mine
  21. There'll Be Some Changes Made
  22. I'll Dance at Your Wedding
  23. Sugar (That Sugar Baby O'Mine)
  24. Golden Earrings
  25. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Disc 2

  1. Talkin' to Myself About You
  2. Why Don't You Do Right?
  3. 'Deed I Do
  4. Hold Me
  5. Them There Eyes
  6. Baby Don't Be Mad at Me
  7. Everybody Loves Somebody
  8. Laroo, Laroo, Lilli Bolero
  9. Caramba! It's the Samba
  10. Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)
  11. All Dressed Up with a Broken Heart
  12. While We're Young
  13. For Every Man There's a Woman
  14. Just a Shade on the Blue Side
  15. Bubble-Loo, Bubble-Loo
  16. Don't Smoke in Bed
  17. Please Love Me Tonight
  18. Bali Ha'i
  19. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right out of My Hair
  20. Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
  21. Crazy He Calls Me
  22. Coney Island
  23. Got the Gate on the Golden Gate
  24. The Old Master Painter
  25. Cannonball Express

Disc 3

  1. Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World ('Cause That's Where ...)
  2. Lover Come Back to Me
  3. I've Had My Moments
  4. I Should Care
  5. Someday Sweetheart
  6. September in the Rain
  7. That Old Gang of Mine
  8. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  9. I'm Beginning to See the Light
  10. Gone with the Wind
  11. Don't Blame Me
  12. Baby Won't You Please Come Home?
  13. My Last Affair
  14. I'm Confessin'
  15. Where Are You?
  16. (When I Dance with You) I Get Ideas
  17. Don't Fan the Flame
  18. Forgive Me
  19. Be Anything (But Be Mine)
  20. I'm Glad There Is You
  21. You Go to My Head
  22. Just One of Those Things
  23. Lover
  24. Sans Souci
  25. River, River
  26. Go You Where You Go

Disc 4

  1. That's Him Over There
  2. I Hear the Music Now
  3. This Is a Very Special Day
  4. Sorry Baby, You Let My Love Get Cold
  5. I've Got You Under My Skin
  6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  7. Love Me or Leave Me
  8. Easy Living
  9. A Woman Alone with the Blues
  10. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  11. Black Coffee
  12. When the World Was Young
  13. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  14. Johnny Guitar
  15. Autumn in Rome
  16. Love You Didn't Do Right by Me
  17. The Gypsy with Fire in His Shoes
  18. Let Me Go Lover
  19. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
  20. I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now
  21. Oh, Didn't He Ramble
  22. Sugar
  23. Somebody Loves Me
  24. I Never Knew
  25. Bye Bye Blackbird
  26. He Needs Me
  27. Sing a Rainbow
  28. Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peggy Lee   Primary Artist,Vocals,Accompaniment
Baxter   Vocals
Laurindo Almeida   Guitar
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Gordon Jenkins   Conductor
Billy May   Trumpet,Leader
Red Norvo   Vibes
Mel Powell   Piano
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Mel Tormé   Vocals
Dave Barbour   Guitar,Conductor
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Warren Covington   Trombone
John Graas   French Horn
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Buddy Morrow   Trombone
Heine Beau   Clarinet,Saxophone
Hal Mooney   Conductor
Buddy Cole   Piano
Felix Slatkin   Violin
Si Zentner   Trombone
Cy Bernard   Cello
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Red Callender   Bass
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Irving Cottler   Drums
Sammy Davis   Guitar
Art Drelinger   Saxophone
Jack Dumont   Alto Saxophone
Billy Exner   Drums
Nick Fatool   Drums
Sid Feller   Guitar,Conductor
Don Ferris   Piano
Barry Galbraith   Bass
Herbie Haymer   Tenor Saxophone
Hendrickson   Guitar
Ralph Hensel   Xylophone,Vibes
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Reeds
Jules Jacob   Saxophone
Jules Jacobs   Reeds
Jules Kinsler   Reeds,Saxophone
Eddie Kusby   Trombone
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Bob Lawson   Reeds
Harry Lawson   Saxophone
Jack Lesberg   Bass,Guitar
Sinclair Lott   French Horn
Buddy Neil   Piano
Ginny O'Connor   Vocals
Bernie Parke   Vocals
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Lou Raderman   Violin
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
Milt Raskin   Piano
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Meyer Rubin   Bass
Mischa Russell   Violin
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Artie Shapiro   Bass
Shorty Sherock   Trumpet
Joe Shulman   Bass
Phil Stephens   Bass
Joe Triscari   Trumpet
Hank Wayland   Bass
Max Wayne   Bass
Milt Yaner   Saxophone
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Jack Greenberg   Saxophone
Ed Shaugnessy   Drums
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Frank DeVol & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Accompaniment
Zeke Zarchy   Trumpet
Frank Guerrero   Drums
Harry Jaeger   Drums
Maurice Stein   Saxophone
Kathryn Tompson   Harp
Dave Barbour & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
John Richard Lewis   Piano
Pete Johnson & His Boogie Woogie Boys   Piano
John Hacker   Saxophone
Capitol Jazzmen   Track Performer
Victor Young & His Singing Strings   Strings
Paul McLarand   Alto Saxophone
Francis L. "Joe" Howard   Trombone
John McClanian Best   Trumpet
Henry Hill   Violin

Technical Credits

Peggy Lee   Composer
Billy Higgins   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Arranger
Billy May   Arranger
Dave Barbour   Arranger,Composer,Orchestra Director
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Heine Beau   Arranger
Lew Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Jesse Greer   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
J.J. Lilley   Orchestra Director
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Victor Young   Orchestra Director
Harold Mooney   Arranger,Orchestra Director
Bill May   Arranger
William Engvick   Composer
Morty Palitz   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Don George   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Abraham Mackintosh   Composer
Paul Madeira   Composer
Don Marcotte   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Edna Alexander   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
Joop Visser   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
W. Benton Overstreet   Composer
Haven Johnson   Composer

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