Things Are Swingin' [Bonus Tracks]

Things Are Swingin' [Bonus Tracks]

by Peggy Lee
     
 

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Midway through a small lull in her live-performance career, Peggy Lee recorded the stereo LP Things Are Swingin' in Hollywood during May 1958, at the same sessions that produced the biggest hit of her career, "Fever." (Though not on the original LP, it was added to the 2004 reissue as a bonus track.) Still, Things Are Swingin'See more details below

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Midway through a small lull in her live-performance career, Peggy Lee recorded the stereo LP Things Are Swingin' in Hollywood during May 1958, at the same sessions that produced the biggest hit of her career, "Fever." (Though not on the original LP, it was added to the 2004 reissue as a bonus track.) Still, Things Are Swingin' isn't a high point in Lee's career, especially when considered alongside her many successes of the late '50s (like the following year's Beauty and the Beat!). Though her instincts and powers of bewitchment were as faultless as ever, she betrayed a few weaknesses in her normally excellent voice (perhaps a result of her semi-retirement at the time), and the ten-piece studio orchestra -- including session heavyweights Don Fagerquist, Barney Kessel, Bob Enevoldsen, Howard Roberts, Pete Candoli, and Shelly Manne -- isn't given much to work with by conductor Jack Marshall. Scattered moments of brilliance abound, however, including Lee's own title song (a staple of her later live show, written with Marshall), the sleepily sensual "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me," and "Alright, Okay, You Win," a bluesy lead that became a hit in 1958 alongside "Fever." [The 2004 reissue included two bonus tracks, "Fever," and its original B-side "You Don't Know," both in mono.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2004
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724359707129
catalogNumber:
97071
Rank:
37560

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peggy Lee   Primary Artist,Vocals
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Shelly Manne   Drums
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Bob Enevoldsen   Valve Trombone
Justin Gordon   Reeds
Jack Marshall   Conductor
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Joe Harnell   Piano
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
Milt Bernhardt   Trombone

Technical Credits

Peggy Lee   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Jan Savitt   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Max Bennett   Liner Notes
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Richard Finch   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
J. Marshall   Composer
Ron McMaster   Mastering
Cole Porter   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Pat Sefolosha   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
John Davenport   Composer
Patrick Roques   Reissue Design
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Don George   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Sidney Wyche   Composer
Walter Spriggs   Composer
Clarence Profit   Composer
Mayme Watts   Composer
Johnny Watson   Composer
Cy Godfrey   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
John Kluczko Watson   Composer

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