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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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: 4/20/2004
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724359707129
  • Catalog Number: 97071
  • Sales rank: 28,729

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
Al 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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