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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Peg LaCentra was a radio actress who could also sing pretty well. Largely forgotten today, she achieved her greatest recognition when she was the vocalist with Artie Shaw's first commercially unsuccessful band and for a couple months in 1937 with his second orchestra before it made it big. Other than three inferior numbers with pianist Jerry Sears' combo, all of her recordings are on this two-CD set. Fully 33 of the 45 selections are with Artie Shaw's band, including her regular dates and radio transcription sessions. Most of these performances did not sell too well and only "Afraid to Dream" is a bit familiar. In addition, LaCentra is heard on one earlier number apiece ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Peg LaCentra was a radio actress who could also sing pretty well. Largely forgotten today, she achieved her greatest recognition when she was the vocalist with Artie Shaw's first commercially unsuccessful band and for a couple months in 1937 with his second orchestra before it made it big. Other than three inferior numbers with pianist Jerry Sears' combo, all of her recordings are on this two-CD set. Fully 33 of the 45 selections are with Artie Shaw's band, including her regular dates and radio transcription sessions. Most of these performances did not sell too well and only "Afraid to Dream" is a bit familiar. In addition, LaCentra is heard on one earlier number apiece with the orchestras of Victor Young featuring trombonist Jack Teagarden and Johnny Green, the three better songs with Sears, the soundtrack of a short with Al Cooper's combo, four songs from radio appearances, and two numbers that she dubbed for actress Ida Lupino for the 1946 film The Man I Love. Other than the latter, all of the music is from 1934 and 1936-1939. LaCentra had a deep voice and often sounds like a society rather than jazz singer, but she swung in her own way. If she had pursued jazz or a film career, she would probably be known today, but instead she worked on the radio, had small parts in movies, and did not sing very much after 1939. This two-fer is perfectly done and contains Peg LaCentra's complete musical legacy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2002
  • Label: Baldwin Street Music
  • UPC: 776127185325
  • Catalog Number: 312
  • Sales rank: 160,247

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Little Piggie Went to Market (2:49)
  2. 2 A Fortune Teller (3:01)
  3. 3 South Sea Island Magic (3:17)
  4. 4 It Ain't Right (3:10)
  5. 5 You're Giving Me a Song and Dance (3:29)
  6. 6 Darling, Not Without You (3:25)
  7. 7 Let's Call a Heart a Heart (3:28)
  8. 8 There's Something in the Air (3:22)
  9. 9 There's Frost on the Moon (2:59)
  10. 10 Love and Learn (2:46)
  11. 11 Moon Face (2:56)
  12. 12 You Can Tell She Comes from Dixie (2:42)
  13. 13 No More Tears (3:08)
  14. 14 Moonlight and Shadows (2:56)
  15. 15 Was It Rain? (2:41)
  16. 16 No More Tears (3:40)
  17. 17 Trust in Me (2:56)
  18. 18 Was It Rain? (3:05)
  19. 19 Sweet Is the Word for You (3:53)
  20. 20 Moon Face (3:25)
  21. 21 When Your Lover Has Gone (3:33)
  22. 22 All Dressed Up and No Place to Go (3:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 If You Ever Should Leave (2:42)
  2. 2 Afraid to Dream (3:23)
  3. 3 Don't Ever Change (3:12)
  4. 4 The Moon Got in My Eyes (3:21)
  5. 5 All You Want to Do Is Dance (3:12)
  6. 6 It's the Natural Thing to Do (3:18)
  7. 7 The Folks Who Live on the Hill (3:36)
  8. 8 Can I Forget You? (2:52)
  9. 9 The Things I Want (3:14)
  10. 10 Afraid to Dream - Artie Shaw & His New Music (2:50)
  11. 11 If You Ever Should Leave - Artie Shaw & His New Music (2:44)
  12. 12 Am I in Love? - Artie Shaw & His New Music (3:00)
  13. 13 Please Pardon Us, We're in Love - Artie Shaw & His New Music (3:08)
  14. 14 Blue Grass (3:25)
  15. 15 Alexander's Back in Town (3:02)
  16. 16 A Blind Man Could See That I Love You (3:16)
  17. 17 Don't Wait Till the Night Before Christmas (2:45)
  18. 18 Fit to Be Tied (1:56)
  19. 19 What Harlem Is to Me (2:05)
  20. 20 The Man I Love (3:06)
  21. 21 Why Was I Born? (1:11)
  22. 22 I'll See You in My Dream (2:24)
  23. 23 Now I Lay Me Down to Dream (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peg LaCentra Primary Artist
Artie Shaw Clarinet
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Joe Venuti Violin
Lee Castle Trumpet
Carl Kress Guitar
Buddy Morrow Trombone
Tony Pastor Tenor Saxophone
Al Viola Guitar
George Wettling Drums
George Arus Trombone
Artie Bernstein Bass
Perry Botkin Guitar
Les Burness Piano
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Walter Edelstein Violin
Larry Gomar Drums
Jerry Gray Violin
Jack Lacey Trombone
Cliff Leeman Drums
Mike Michaels Trombone
Fred Petry Tenor Saxophone
Les Robinson Alto Saxophone
Harry Rodgers Trombone
Paul Ricci Clarinet, Trumpet
Sam Weiss Drums
Sterling Bose Trumpet
Frank Guarente Trumpet
Sam Rosenblum Violin
Zeke Zarchy Trumpet
Tony Gottuso Guitar
Harry Freeman Alto Saxophone
Chester Hazlett Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jules Rubin Tenor Saxophone
Bill Schumann Cello
Malcolm Crain Trumpet
Ben Ginsberg Bass
Herb Quigley Drums
John Beat Trumpet
Tom Dicarlo Trumpet
Lou Kosloff Violin
Samuel Persoff Viola
Art Masters Alto Saxophone
Angie Rattiner Trumpet
Jerry Sears Piano
Gene Stultz Guitar
Joe Meresco Piano
Ben Plotkin Violin
Matt Hayes Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Artie Shaw Arranger
Lance Martin Art Direction, Cover Design
David Hinbest Executive Producer
Ted Takashi Ono Producer, Liner Notes
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