Monday, June 27, 2011

Peggy Lee

One of my all time favorites.
Try her on for size....















Lee rose to prominence during the big band era. Her first hit was "Why Don't You Do Right?" with Benny Goodman, recorded in 1942. She recorded a series of hit albums and songs, including "Fever" and "Is That All There Is?" during the next 30 years. She's regarded as one of the most influential jazz vocalists of all time.
Lee also was a prolific songwriter. She penned a number of songs and voiced several characters in Disney's 1955 animated hit "Lady in the Tramp." In the early 1990s, Lee won a landmark case against the Mouse House for royalties from homevid sales of the pic.
Her career extended to television and the bigscreen, where her credits included the 1952 redo of "The Jazz Singer" and "Pete Kelly's Blues."


Singer, songwriter, actress...she did it all!

Love you PEGGY!!!!!


"Fever"1958 nominee for Record of the Year
Winner: Domenico Modugno, "Volare"
"Fever"1958 nominee for Best Vocal Performance, Female
Winner: Ella Fitzgerald, The Irving Berlin Songbook
"Alright, Okay, You Win"1959 nominee, Best Vocal Performance, Female
Winner: Ella Fitzgerald, "But Not for Me"
Latin a la Lee1960 nominee, Best Vocal Performance, Album, Female
Winner: Ella Fitzgerald, Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin
"I'm Gonna Go Fishin'"1960 nominee, Best Vocal Performance, Single, Female
Winner: Ella Fitzgerald, "Mack the Knife"
"Heart"1960 nominee, Best Performance by a Pop Single Artist
Winner: Ray Charles, "Georgia On My Mind"
Live at Basin Street East1961 nominee for Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female
Winner: Judy Garland, Judy at Carnegie Hall
"I'm a Woman"1962 nominee for Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female
Winner: Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson Riddle
"Is That All There Is?"1969 nominee for Record of the Year
Winner: The Fifth Dimension, "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
"Is That All There Is?"1969 nominee for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female
Winner: Peggy Lee, "Is That All There Is?"
Miss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues1988 nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
Winner: Betty Carter, Look What I've Got
The Peggy Lee Songbook: There'll Be Another Spring1989 nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
Winner: Ella Fitzgerald, All That Jazz
Lifetime Achievement Award1995


Enjoy this feverish June day.....
Love to you all, you little whippersnappers!
xoxo d



One of my all time favorites that she wrote...
and it's a good day!




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