Chronological 78-Rpm & 45-Rpm Index For
The Peggy Lee Bio-Discography And Videography
by Iván Santiago-Mercado

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Title: {Bali Ha'i / There Is Nothin' Like A Dame [Dave Barbour instrumental]}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 57 543 & 54 547; also F 547     Rel. Year: 1949
03:08 03/11/1949 4095-3 Master Take (Capitol) Bali Ha'i (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Comments About This Issue

Lee's rendition of "Bali Ha'i" entered Billboard's charts during the week of May 14, 1949 and peaked at #13. Often miscredited to Lee, the flip side of this single is actually an instrumental rendition of "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame," suitably performed by her husband (as well as the conductor of both sides), Dave Barbour.

Capitol's official documentation shows three catalogue numbers for this single: #57-543 (a 78-rpm disc), #54-547 (a 45-rpm disc) and #F547 (also a 45-rpm disc). The images seen above prove the use of both numerical prefixes on the discs themselves. I have yet to see, on the other hand, a copy bearing the prefix F547 on its physical label. The same situation applies to two other 1949 singles listed below, though the situation is reversed in the case of the last one (i.e., prefix on the physical label; physical copies with the numerical alternative not encountered).

Capitol obviously created all such prefixes in order to differentiate the then-new 45-rpm configuration from the then-standard 78-rpm configuration. Used for the first time in 1949, both numerical prefixes were actually discontinued before the year was over. Thereafter, the label of USA Capitol 78-rpm singles bore no prefix at all, while 45 rpm discs were prefixed with an F. That prefix remained in currency until 1959, when it too was skipped. (By that year, USA Capitol-EMI must have felt that there was no need to use to differentiate singles' configurations with a prefix, because the market for the 78-rpm disc had nearly extinguished in American land.)

On a different subject matter, I should alert collectors to the deceptive existence of what looks like another 1949 single of "Bali Ha'i," bearing the catalogue numbers 57-601 (a 78-rpm disc) and 54-601 (a 45-rpm disc). This is not actually a single, but a piece or part of the Capitol album Songs From Rodgers And Hammerstein's South Pacific. Oftentimes, album discs such as those ones one become detached from the cardboard jackets and record boxes in which their were originally held together. Once detached from the original containers and separated from the companion discs, they wound up being mislabeled as singles.

General Comments About This Discography's Singles Indexes

The second of three pages dedicated to listing Peggy Lee's singles, this index covers releases which came out on both 78-rpm and 45-rpm speeds. (The first index covers singles released only on the 78-rpm format, the third singles on the 45-rpm format.)

All singles are listed chronologically by year of release. As for singles whose dates of release are unknown to me, they are relegated to the bottom of the page.

Throughout this page, you will notice the inclusion of some relevant pictorial material -- primarily, images of some of the 78-rpm and 45-rpm singles. My intention is to keep adding pictorial material as I find it. Although arguably a tall order, I would love to include an image for each single listed herein. If you have one or more of the many images that are still missing, and if you could send them to me via email (at ivansantiagomercado@earthlink.net ), your kindness would be appreciated. Also found throughout this index are notes about certain singles. Replicas of many of these notes can be found, sometimes in expanded versions, in this discography's sessionography. (Should you be interested in consulting the sessionography, place your cursor on the words "Studio Sessions" in the blue bar above.)

If you are searching for details about a particular USA single sung by Peggy Lee, and if you do not find any information about it herein, consult the two other singles indexes as well. Of course, you can contact me directly, too.

In the present index, I have tried to include only authentic singles, as opposed to units originally on EPs or 78-rpm albums. Some so-called singles are instead pieces of EPs and of 78-rpm albums which, with the passing of time, became detached from their cardboard covers. As a result, they have ended up being unwittingly listed as singles even in specialized magazines, and at record auctions.

Non-American singles have been included only when they do not have a USA counterpart. (By "counterparts" I mean two singles, one manufactured in the United States and the other abroad, both containing the exact same master performances. I have actually prepared separate pages for such foreign counterparts of American singles; consult this discography's Miscellanea section, here and here.)



Title: {(Ghost) Riders In The Sky / Please Love Me Tonight}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 57 608 & 54 608     Rel. Year: 1949
02:55 12/29/1948 3824-2 Master Take (Capitol) Please, Love Me Tonight (Herman L. [aka Watt] Watkins, Ruth Oma [aka Roma] Wilkinson)
02:41 04/18/1949 4215-5 Master Take (Capitol) (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) (Stan Jones)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour All-Stars, Peggy Lee and Her Dixieland Band (acc), Unknown (t, tb, b, p, d), Dave Barbour (g), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Singers (bkv)

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Peggy Lee's version of "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" reached #2 in Billboard's radio (disc jockey) chart. The somewhat blurry ad shown above lists Lee's rendition first, and follows it with a rendition by an artist from Capitol's roster of country artists (Fay Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage). The lower half of the ad does further promotes Capitol's batch of song recordings from South Pacific -- specially those from the so-called Capitol trio of Margaret Whiting, Peggy Lee, and Jo Stafford.

The label of this 78-rpm single erroneously omits the composer of "Please Love Me Tonight" (Ruth Oma Wilkinson), listing only the song's lyricist (Herman L. Watkins).


Title: {You Can Have Him / At The Cafe Rendezvous}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 57 670 & 54 670; also F 670     Rel. Year: 1949
03:14 05/25/1949 4509 Master Take (Capitol) You Can Have Him (Irving Berlin)
03:07 05/25/1949 4510-2 Master Take (Capitol) At The Café Rendezvous (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour All-Stars (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Neon Signs / Through A Long And Sleepless Night}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 57 703 & 54 703     Rel. Year: 1949
02:30 06/03/1949 4541-4 Master Take (Capitol) Neon Signs (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)
03:12 06/03/1949 4543-2 Master Take (Capitol) Through A Long And Sleepless Night (Mack Gordon, Alfred Newman)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour (con), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Singers (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {A Man Wrote A Song / Run For The Roundhouse, Nellie}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 57 769 & 54 769     Rel. Year: 1949
03:19 October 6, 1949 (Beginning at 2:00 p.m.) 4944-3 Master Take (Capitol) A Man Wrote A Song (Dave Franklin)
03:16 October 7, 1949 (Beginning at 1:00 p.m.) 4948-3 Master Take (Capitol) Run For The Roundhouse, Nellie (Jack Palmer, Willard Robison)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, r), Pete Rugolo (arr, con), Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (r, f, cl, bcl, enh, frh, bsn, o, g, b, str, p, cel, hrp, d, vc), Peggy Lee (v)


Title: {The Christmas Spell / Song At Midnight} (Capitol's Holiday Series)
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 90035 & F 90035     Rel. Year: 1949
03:15 06/03/1949 4544-2 Master Take (Capitol) The Christmas Spell (Jack Palmer, Willard Robison)
03:09 06/03/1949 4545-1 Master Take (Capitol) Song At Midnight (Alec Wilder)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour (con), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Singers (bkv)

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After this single had its debut release in late October or early November 1949, Capitol kept it seasonally available during various ensuing years -- at least until 1952. (The 45 rpm image for "Song At Midnight" is a bit blurry, unfortunately. It should still give a fair impression of its label's text and general appearance.


Title: {The Old Master Painter / Bless You (For The Good That Is In You)}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 57 791 & 54 791; also F 791     Rel. Year: 1949
02:49 11/16/1949 5217-4 Master Take (Capitol) Bless You (For The Good That Is In You) (Peggy Lee, Mel Torme)
02:46 11/16/1949 5218-3 Master Take (Capitol) The Old Master Painter (Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Lou Busch and His Orchestra (acc), Lou Busch (p), Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé (v), The Mellomen {Bob Hamlin, Bill Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith} (bkv)

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Peggy Lee's and Mel Tormé's duet version of "The Old Master Painter" made its chart debut during the week of January 7, 1950, and went on to peak at #9.


Title: {My Small Señor (With The Sonriente Eyes) / When You Speak With Your Eyes}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 801 & F 801     Rel. Year: 1949
02:59 12/02/1949 5262-3 Master Take (Capitol) When You Speak With Your Eyes (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour, Rene Touzet)
02:52 12/02/1949 5263-3 Master Take (Capitol) My Small Señor (With The Sonriente Eyes) (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Dave Barbour (con), The Gualadajara Boys (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Although all my sources give a 1949 release date to this single, the late recording date (December 1949) leads me to suspect that it actually came out in 1950.


Title: {Save Your Sorrow For Tomorrow / Sugar (That Sugar Baby Of Mine)}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 810 & F 810     Rel. Year: 1950
02:28 09/23/1947 2272-4 Master Take (Capitol) Sugar (That Sugar Baby Of Mine) (Sidney Mitchell, Edna Alexander Pinkard, Maceo Pinkard)
02:30 October 7, 1949 (Beginning at 1:00 p.m.) 4946-3 Master Take (Capitol) Save Your Sorrow For Tomorrow (Buddy G. DeSylva, Al Sherman)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, r), Benny Carter (arr), Pete Rugolo (con), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (t, b, p, d), Dave Barbour (g), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {Sunshine Cake / Goodbye, John}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 849 & F 849     Rel. Year: 1950
02:25 October 7, 1949 (Beginning at 1:00 p.m.) 4947-2 Master Take (Capitol) Sunshine Cake (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
03:18 06/03/1949 4542-3 Master Take (Capitol) Goodbye, John (Edward Eager, Alec Wilder)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, r), Pete Rugolo (arr, con), Dave Barbour (con), Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Crazy He Calls Me / Them There Eyes}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 898 & F 898     Rel. Year: 1950
03:00 11/20/1947 2558-7 Master Take (Capitol) Them There Eyes (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey)
03:07 October 6, 1949 (Beginning at 2:00 p.m.) 4943-3 Master Take (Capitol) Crazy, He Calls Me (Sidney Keith Russell, Carl Sigman)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, r), Pete Rugolo (arr, con), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (r, f, cl, bcl, enh, frh, bsn, o, g, b, str, p, cel, hrp, d, vc), Benny Carter (as), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Dave Barbour (g), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), Red Norvo (vib), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Cry, Cry, Cry / Once Around The Moon}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 961 & F 961     Rel. Year: 1950
02:26 03/13/1950 5639-6 Master Take (Capitol) Once Around The Moon (Bob Hilliard, Carl Sigman)
02:49 03/13/1950 5640-4 Master Take (Capitol) Cry, Cry, Cry (Wilton Moore aka Vaughn Monroe, Sunny Skylar)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour (con), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World / Happy Music}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1105 & F 1105     Rel. Year: 1950
02:29 06/16/1950 6141-4 Master Take (Capitol) Happy Music (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)
02:05 06/16/1950 6140-5 Master Take (Capitol) Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World (Matt Dennis, Les Clark)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

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"Show Me The Way Out Of This World" entered the charts during the week of August 26, 1950 and reached the #28 position. Seen above various Capitol trade ads in which the single is advertised.




Title: {Helpless / Lover Come Back To Me}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1161 & F 1161     Rel. Year: 1950
02:22 03/13/1950 5667-3 Master Take (Capitol) Helpless (Roy Wells)
02:48 06/16/1950 6148-2 Master Take (Capitol) Lover, Come Back To Me (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour (con), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)


Title: {Life Is So Peculiar / Once In A Lifetime}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1244 & F 1244     Rel. Year: 1950
02:35 09/13/1950 6590-5 Master Take (Capitol) Life Is So Peculiar (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
02:46 09/14/1950 6608-8 Master Take (Capitol) Once In A Lifetime (Mel Torme, Robert Wells)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau, Richard "Dick" Hazard (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (b, str, p, d), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Choir (bkv)

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Title: {Ay, Ay, Chug A Chug / Where Are You?}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1298 & F 1298     Rel. Year: 1950
03:14 09/13/1950 6591-7 Master Take (Capitol) Ay, Ay, Chug A Chug (Leon Pober)
03:01 09/14/1950 6607-7 Master Take (Capitol) Where Are You? (Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau, Richard "Dick" Hazard (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (b, str, p, d), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Choir (bkv)

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Title: {Climb Up The Mountain / The Mill On The Floss}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1366 & F 1366     Rel. Year: 1951
02:45 12/26/1950 6937-9 Master Take (Capitol) Climb Up The Mountain (Cole Porter)
02:26 12/26/1950 6916-10 Master Take (Capitol) The Mill On The Floss (Mack David, Jay Livingston)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / Rock Me To Sleep}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1428 / F 1428     Rel. Year: 1951
02:14 02/08/1951 7121-12 Master Take (Capitol) Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! (Milton Kabak, Louis Prima)
02:16 02/08/1951 7122-4 Master Take (Capitol) Rock Me To Sleep (Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Benny Carter (arr, unk), Louis Prima and His Orchestra (acc), Jim Wynn (sax), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {The Cannonball Express/ That Ol' Devil (Won't Get Me)}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1450 & F 1450     Rel. Year: 1951
02:19 06/16/1950 6139-3 Master Take (Capitol) The Cannonball Express (Clifford F. Ferre, Al Jacobs, Jack K. Pleiss)
02:29 02/08/1951 7123-5 Master Take (Capitol) That Ol' Devil Won't Get Me (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Louis Prima and His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Benny Carter, Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {He's Only Wonderful / It Never Happen' To Me}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1513 & F1513     Rel. Year: 1951
03:14 04/05/1951 6284-6 Master Take (Capitol) He's Only Wonderful (Sammy Fain, Erwin 'Yip' Harburg)
02:26 04/05/1951 6286-4 Master Take (Capitol) It Never Happen' To Me (Joe Elly)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sid Feller (arr, con), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {If You Turn Me Down / Boulevard Cafe}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1544 & F1544     Rel. Year: 1951
02:20 04/05/1951 6283-6 Master Take (Capitol) If You Turn Me Down (Dee-own, Down, Down) (Peter DeRose, Carl Sigman)
02:36 04/05/1951 6285-5 Master Take (Capitol) Boulevard Café (Ray Noble)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sid Feller (arr, con), Sid Feller and His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {(When I Dance With You) I Get Ideas / Tonight You Belong To Me}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1573 & F 1573     Rel. Year: 1951
02:08 May 16, 1951 (8:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.; Second Of Two Sessions) 7566-11 Master Take (Capitol) (When I Dance With You) I Get Ideas (Lenny Sanders, Dorcas Cochran)
03:06 May 16, 1951 (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; First Of Two Sessions) 7565-9 Master Take (Capitol) Tonight You Belong To Me (Lee David, Billy Rose)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sid Feller, Billy May (arr), Billy May And His Orchestra (acc), John Hacker, Jules Jacob[s], Jules Kinsler (r), Ed Kusby aka Edward Kuczborski (tb), John Graas (frh), Laurindo Almeida, Jose Oliveira, Vincent Terri (g), Meyer Rubin, Don Whitaker (b), Don Ferris, Paul Smith (p), Kathryn Thompson (hrp), Joe Guerrero, Tommy Romersa (d), Harry Bluestone aka Blostein, Ben Gill, Henry Hill, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Felix Slatkin (vn), Cy Bernard, Eleanor Slatkin (vc), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Singers (bkv)

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Peggy Lee's version of the suggestive bolero "(When I Dance With You) I Get Ideas" entered Billboard's charts during the week of September 8, 1951 and peaked at #8.


Title: {My Magic Heart / So Far, So Good}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1586 & F 1586     Rel. Year: 1951
02:10 May 16, 1951 (8:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.; Second Of Two Sessions) 7572-5 Master Take (Capitol) My Magic Heart (Don Marcotte, Abner Spector)
03:02 May 16, 1951 (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; First Of Two Sessions) 7564-15 Master Take (Capitol) So Far, So Good (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sid Feller (arr), Billy May And His Orchestra (acc), John Hacker, Jules Jacob[s], Jules Kinsler (r), Ed Kusby aka Edward Kuczborski (tb), John Graas (frh), Laurindo Almeida, Jose Oliveira, Vincent Terri (g), Meyer Rubin, Don Whitaker (b), Don Ferris, Paul Smith (p), Kathryn Thompson (hrp), Joe Guerrero, Tommy Romersa (d), Harry Bluestone aka Blostein, Ben Gill, Henry Hill, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Felix Slatkin (vn), Cy Bernard, Eleanor Slatkin (vc), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Singers (bkv)

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Title: {It's A Good Day / Them There Eyes} [1600 Reissue Series]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1601 & F 1601     Rel. Year: 1951
02:53 07/12/1946 1199-4 Master Take (Capitol) It's A Good Day (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)
03:00 11/20/1947 2558-7 Master Take (Capitol) Them There Eyes (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Benny Carter (as), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Robert "Bob" Lawson (bar), Ray Linn (t), Ed Kusby aka Edward Kuczborski, Carl Loeffler, Elmer Smithers, Si Zentner (tb), Dave Barbour (g), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (b, p), Phil Stephens (b), Unknown (b, d), Red Norvo (vib), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v), Reynold Johnson (unk)

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This Peggy Lee single was the second item in a Capitol reissue series which was touted by the label as a collection of its "all-time favorites." It began to be advertised to the trade press around June of 1951. (The debut item, #1600, featured Les Paul's versions of "Lover" and "Brazil," taken from a 1947 Capitol single. In time, item #1600 would become one of the series' bestsellers.) Reserved for Peggy Lee were also the third and the tenth items in the series (i.e., #1602 and #1609; see next entries below).

Lee's reissue single #1601 was among those which came with what the company baptized as an "optional center 45": a detachable triangular center containing a standard, small spindle hole. The hole thus allowed for the playing of 45-rpm discs on three-speed turntables, which hitherto had not had the means to play such discs. (Adapters or fillers did exist, but probably were an unwanted additional expense, and not commonplace yet. At the time, RCA-affiliated 45-rpm turntables were the only ones that offered a large-hole option. At the same time as Capitol announcement, RCA promptly move on to release a turntable that could play all speeds, with no "optional centers" needed.) Trade magazines had first announced Capitol's introduction of the "O.C. 45" format in early April of this year. The innovation was co-credited to the label's Vice President in Charge of Production (William Fowler) and its General Plant Manager (James Bayless). Its reception was mixed, with antagonizers complaining about the effort that it took to punch out the detachable centers, as well as difficulties pertaining to their use of automatic 45-rpm record players. Capitol appear to have discontinued them after a short span of time. Still, by further breaking down any resistance from record buyers with non-configured turntables, this innovation probably played a small part in the rise in popularity of singles and the parallel decline of 78-rpm discs.


Title: {Why Don't You Do Right? / Mañana} [1600 Reissue Series]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1602 & F 1602     Rel. Year: 1951
02:28 11/19/1947 2493-3 Master Take (Capitol) Why Don't You Do Right? (Joe McCoy)
02:45 11/25/1947 2609-4 Master Take (Capitol) Mañana (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau, Billy May (arr), Dave Barbour (con, g), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Dave Barbour And The Brazilians, aka Bando Da Lua (acc), Unknown (f, str), Harry Vasco de Almeida (p-o, gou), Aloysio de Oliveira (g), Aluísio "Lulu" Antunes Ferreira (t-g), Walter Pinheiro (ttd), José "Russinho" Ferreira Soares (tam), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {That Old Feeling / In My Solitude (Capitol Jazzmen instrumental)} [1600 Reissue Series]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1609 & F 1609     Rel. Year: 1951
02:41 01/07/1944 174-4 Master Take (Capitol) That Old Feeling (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain)

The Capitol Jazzmen (ldr), Dave Dexter, Jr. (pdr), {Head Arrangement} (arr), Eddie Miller (ts), Nappy Lamare (g), Hank Wayland (b), Stanley Wrightsman (cel), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {I Don't Know Enough About You / I Can't Give You Anything But Love} [reissue series]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1667 & F 1667     Rel. Year: 1951
02:35 11/12/1947 2455-4 Master Take (Capitol) I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, possibly Andy Razaf, possibly Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
03:23 12/26/1945 887-2 Master Take (Capitol) I Don't Know Enough About You (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau and/or Billy May (arr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl), Dave Barbour All-Stars, Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (sax, cl, tb, b, p), Benny Carter (as), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Ray Linn, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy (t), Dave Barbour (g), George "Red" Callender (b), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), Red Norvo (vib), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Golden Earrings / While We're Young} [reissue series]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1683 & F 1683     Rel. Year: 1951
03:19 11/27/1947 2624-1 Master Take (Capitol) While We're Young (William Engvick, Morty Palitz, Alec Wilder)
03:00 09/24/1947 2278-3 Master Take (Capitol) Golden Earrings (Raymond B. "Ray" Evans, Jay Livingston, Victor Popular Young)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (f, b, str, p, d), Dave Barbour (g), Hal Schaefer (p), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Don't Fan The Flame / Telling Me Yes, Telling Me No}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1738 & F 1738     Rel. Year: 1951
02:26 07/10/1951 7294 Master Take (Capitol) Don't Fan The Flame (Harold H. Dickinson, Jr., John M. "Jack" Elliot)
03:03 07/10/1951 7295 Master Take (Capitol) Telling Me Yes, Telling Me No (Frank Barbaro, John M. "Jack" Elliot, Larry Shayne aka Ray Joseph)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sid Feller (arr, con), Sid Feller and His Orchestra (acc), Buck Clayton, Bernie Privin (t), Warren Covington, Lou McGarity, Buddy Morrow (tb), Barry Galbraith (g), Joe Shulman (b), Joe Lewis (p), William Exiner (d), Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé (v)

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Title: {Wandering Swallow / I Love You But I Don't Like You}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1749 / F 1749     Rel. Year: 1951
02:29 May 16, 1951 (8:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.; Second Of Two Sessions) 7567-2 Master Take (Capitol) I Love You But I Don't Like You (Henry J. "Heinie" Beau, Peggy Lee)
02:52 May 16, 1951 (8:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.; Second Of Two Sessions) 7573-10 Master Take (Capitol) Wandering Swallow (Harold Stevens, Irving Taylor)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Billy May, Harold "Hal" Mooney (arr), Billy May And His Orchestra (acc), John Hacker, Jules Jacob[s], Jules Kinsler (r), John Graas (frh), Laurindo Almeida, Jose Oliveira (g), Meyer Rubin (b), Don Ferris (p), Kathryn Thompson (hrp), Joe Guerrero (d), Harry Bluestone aka Blostein, Ben Gill, Henry Hill, Lou Raderman, Mischa Russell, Felix Slatkin (vn), Cy Bernard, Eleanor Slatkin (vc), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Singers (bkv)

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Title: {While We're Young / Birmingham Jail}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1776 & F 1776     Rel. Year: 1951
03:19 11/27/1947 2624-1 Master Take (Capitol) While We're Young (William Engvick, Morty Palitz, Alec Wilder)
02:23 10/17/1946 1239-1 Master Take (Capitol) Birmingham Jail (Traditional)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Dave Barbour (g), Hal Schaefer (p), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Shame On You / Would You Dance With A Stranger?}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 1926 & F 1926     Rel. Year: 1952
02:33 12/17/1951 7774-9 Master Take (Capitol) Shame On You (Donnell C. "Spade" Cooley)
02:13 12/17/1951 7775-10 Master Take (Capitol) Would You Dance With A Stranger? (Giovanni D'Anzi, Ray Miller)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sid Feller (arr), Sid Feller and His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Ev'rytime / Goin' On A Hayride}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 2025 & F 2025     Rel. Year: 1952
02:01 02/18/1952 9426-16 Master Take (Capitol) Goin' On A Hayride (Ralph Blane)
03:03 02/18/1952 9427-9 Master Take (Capitol) Ev'rytime (Tony Iavello, Mel Leven)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sid Feller (arr), Sid Feller and His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (t, g, b, p, d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Be Anything (But Be Mine) / Forgive Me}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28142 & 9 28142     Rel. Year: 1952
02:47 04/03/1952 82613 Master Take (Decca) Forgive Me (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen)
03:14 04/03/1952 82614 Master Take (Decca) Be Anything (But Be Mine) (Irving Gordon)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Gordon Jenkins (con), Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Unknown (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Peggy Lee's recording of "Be Anything (But Be Mine") made its debut in the Billboard charts during the week of May 24, 1952 and peaked at #21, according to Joel Whitburn's estimates in his book Pop Memories, 1890-1954.


Title: {Lover / You Go To My Head}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28215 & 9 28215     Rel. Year: 1952
03:11 04/03/1952 82616 Master Take (Decca) You Go To My Head (John Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
03:20 05/01/1952 82813 Master Take (Decca) Lover (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Milt Gabler, Morty Palitz (pdr), Gordon Jenkins (arr, con), Peggy Lee (arr, v), Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra (acc), Art Drellinger, Jack Greenberg, Tom Parshley, Milt Yaner (sax), Art Ryerson (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Bernie Leighton (p), Harry Jaeger (d), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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"Lover" was Peggy Lee's second hit for Decca Records. According to Joel Whitburn's estimates in his book Pop Memories, 1890-1954, her recording peaked at #3 after making its debut during the week of June 7, 1952. It was also a hit in Cashbox's Best Selling Singles chart, where it reached a #10 peak. Decca's ad for this single can be seen above (central image). Also shown above is the lyric sheet that accompanied Decca De 55, the Japanese 78-rpm edition of this single.

Lee's version of "Lover" is said to have sold a quarter of a million in its first two weeks, and to have reached the million mark over subsequent years. This Decca rendition of "Lover" thus became Lee's second million seller, following her 1948 Capitol hit "Mañana." (Or it could be considered her third million seller, if we also factor in her 1942 canary vocal of "Why Don't You Do Right?," on Columbia. Strictly speaking, "Why Don't You Do Right?" should officially be credited to The Benny Goodman Orchestra, rather than to Lee per se -- but she obviously shared a very large credit for its success.)

Below are the promotional and commercial versions of the Decca single. The first row of images shows the 78 rpm record only, beginning with a promotional copy (distinguished by its blue label). On display in the row's other images are the two sides of the commercial 78 single. Notice that this 78-rpm release was part of Decca's so-called Personality series.

All other images show the 45-rpm disc. Due to the popularity of "Lover," Decca reissued it more than once. Both sides of the original 45-rpm release can be seen in the second row of images below. The last image in that same row shows one side of a reissue. (At a glance, this reissue might look identical to the original issue, but a closer look should easily reveal differences in design and text -- e.g., the absence of the words "unbreakable 45 rpm record.") Displayed in the last row are both sides of yet another reissue.







Title: {Watermelon Weather / The Moon Came Up With A Great Idea Last Night}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28238 / 9 28238     Rel. Year: 1952
03:01 May 16, 1952 (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) L 6769 Master Take (Decca) Watermelon Weather (Paul Francis Webster, Hoagy Carmichael)
02:52 May 16, 1952 (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) L 6768 Master Take (Decca) The Moon Came Up With A Great Idea Last Night (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Vic Schoen (arr), Vic Schoen And His Orchestra (acc), Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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The duet "Watermelon Weather" charted during the week of July 26, 1952 and, according to Joel Whitburn's chart estimates, peaked at #28. (The above-shown sides of the commercial single actually belong to its Canadian edition. The shown promo is, on the other hand, American.)


Title: {Just One Of Those Things / I'm Glad There Is You}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28313 & 9 28313     Rel. Year: 1952
03:01 04/03/1952 82615 Master Take (Decca) I'm Glad There Is You (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira Mertz)
02:55 04/28/1952 82780 Master Take (Decca) Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Milt Gabler, Morty Palitz (pdr), Gordon Jenkins (arr, con), Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra (acc), Art Drellinger, Jack Greenberg, Tom Parshley, Milt Yaner (sax), Art Ryerson (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Bernie Leighton (p), Unknown (d), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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"Just One Of Those Things" made chart appearances in both Cashbox and Billboard. According to data computed by Joel Whitburn primarily from the Billboard charts, it peaked at #14 during the week of August 2, 1952. According to Cashbox's charts, it reached #23 in the Best Selling Singles chart.


Title: {River, River / Sans Souci}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28395 & 9 28395     Rel. Year: 1952
03:17 07/31/1952 L 6848 Master Take (Decca) Sans Souci (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)
03:10 07/31/1952 L 6849 Master Take (Decca) River, River (Ben Oakland, Bob Russell)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Gordon Jenkins (arr), Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), The Gordon Jenkins Chorus (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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"River River" made its debut during the week of November 22, 1952. It peaked at #23.


Title: {Sleigh Ride [Bing Crosby solo] / Little Jack Frost Get Lost [Duet With Peggy Lee] }
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28463 & 9 28463     Rel. Year: 1952
02:00 11/17/1952 L 6897-A Master Take (Decca) Little Jack Frost, Get Lost (Seger Ellis, Al Stillman)

Bing Crosby (ldr), Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires {Conlon, Mack McLean, Loulie "Lily" Jean Norman, Charles Parlato, Gloria Wood}, John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra (acc), Warren Baker, Henry J. "Heinie" Beau, Larry Binyon, Dave Harris, Julian "Matty" Matlock, Phil Shuken, Lawrence "Larry" Wright (r), Joe Rushton (bsx), Frank Beach, Ziggy Elman, Robert "Bobby" Guy, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy (t), Walter Benson, Victor Hamann, Wendell "Gus" Mayhew, Elmer Smithers (tb), Loring "Red" Nichols (c), Perry Botkin, Sr. (g), Don Whitaker (b), Edwin "Buddy" Cole, Mel Henke, Paul Smith (p), Nick Fatool, Alvin Stoller (d), Harry Bluestone aka Blostein, Samuel "Sam" Freed, Jr, Jacques Gasselin, Henry Hill, Murray Kellner, Mayer Oberman, Anthony Olson, Raoul Poliakin, Lou Raderman (vn), Dave Sterkin, Milton Thomas (vl), Cy Bernard (vc), Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {I Hear The Music Now / This Is A Very Special Day}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28565 / 9 28565     Rel. Year: 1953
02:50 12/16/1952 83739 Master Take (Decca) I Hear The Music Now (Sammy Fain, Jerry Seelen, Ambroise Charles Thomas)
02:34 12/16/1952 83740 Master Take (Decca) This Is A Very Special Day (Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra, The Gordon Jenkins Chorus (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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The above-seen images show the promotional versions of Decca single #28565. In its 78-rpm configuration, this single was part of Decca's Personality series; the promotional disc does include the series identification. In addition to the two sides of the promotional 45-rpm disc and merely as a "bonus display," the second row of images shows an EP (Decca Ed 2003) which includes "I Hear The Music Now" and "This Is A Very Special Day" on one side of its disc.


Title: {I Hear The Music Now / This Is A Very Special Day}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: (Japan) unknown     Rel. Year: 1953
02:50 12/16/1952 83739 Master Take (Decca) I Hear The Music Now (Sammy Fain, Jerry Seelen, Ambroise Charles Thomas)
02:34 12/16/1952 83740 Master Take (Decca) This Is A Very Special Day (Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra, The Gordon Jenkins Chorus (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

NOTES:



The United States, The United Kingdom, and Japan are among the countries where this Peggy Lee's single was issued. The Japanese edition improves on the other countries' versions by including the above seen pictorial material. For that reason, I have made an exception to my policy of excluding "foreign duplicates" from the present index of original singles.

Unfortunately, I have no additional information on this item; I do not even know if the displayed covers belongs to the 78-rpm single or to the 45-rpm single. The release year should be deemed tentative, too. Help, additional information and corrections from owners of copies would be appreciated.


Title: {(Sorry) Baby, You Let My Love Get Cold / Who's Gonna Pay The Check?}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28631 & 9 28631     Rel. Year: 1953
02:50 02/18/1953 L 7056 Master Take (Decca) (Sorry, Baby) You Let My Love Get [Grow] Cold (Jessie Mae Robinson)
02:49 02/18/1953 L 7058 Master Take (Decca) Who's Gonna Pay The Check? (Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Joe Lippman (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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According to Joel Whitburn, "Who's Gonna Pay The Check?" peaked at #22 after debuting during the week of May 22, 1953. In Cashbox's Top 100 Singles chart, it reached #26. "Who's Gonna Pay The Check? became Lee's seventh time climbing the charts with a number that she herself had authored.


Title: {My Heart Belongs To Daddy / I've Got You Under My Skin}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28737 & 9 28737     Rel. Year: 1953
02:30 04/30/1953 84409 Master Take (Decca) I've Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter)
02:09 05/01/1953 84419 Master Take (Decca) My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Cole Porter)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Milt Gabler (pdr), James "Jimmy" Rowles (arr, p), Walter "Pete" Candoli (t), Max Wayne (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {The Night Holds No Fear (For The Lover) / Apples, Peaches, And Cherries}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28889 & 9 28889     Rel. Year: 1953
03:08 09/14/1953 L 7358 Master Take (Decca) The Night Holds No Fear (For The Lover) (Harry Green, Alan E. Brandt)
03:24 09/14/1953 L 7357 Master Take (Decca) Apples, Peaches, And Cherries (Lewis Allan aka Abe Meeropol)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Marty Paich (arr, p), Sy Oliver (con), Unknown (str), Stella Castellucci (hrp), Peggy Lee (v), Walter "Pete" Candoli, Session Musicians (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {Baubles, Bangles And Beads / Love You So}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28890 & 9 28890     Rel. Year: 1953
03:00 09/14/1953 L 7359 Master Take (Decca) Love You So (Bill Walker)
03:15 09/16/1953 L 7362 Master Take (Decca) Baubles, Bangles And Beads (Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Alexander Borodin)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Marty Paich (arr, p), Sy Oliver, Victor Young (con), Victor Young And His Orchestra (acc), Stella Castellucci (hrp), Peggy Lee (v)

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The song "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" comes from the Broadway musical Kismet, which premiered to popular success on December 3, 1953. Peggy Lee's version of "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" entered the charts on the same week that the musical opened. In Joel Whitburn's estimation, Lee's seventh hit recording for Decca peaked at #30. Whitburn shows no other charting versions of the song. Cashbox's Best Selling Singles shows two versions: Peggy Lee's and, on Columbia, Lu Ann Simms'. They are given a combined #34 peak, and a four-week stay.


Title: {Ring Those Christmas Bells / It's Christmas Time Again}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 28939 & 9 28939     Rel. Year: 1953
02:58 09/16/1953 L 7360 Master Take (Decca) It's Christmas Time Again (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, John M. "Jack" Elliot, James Harwood)
02:19 09/16/1953 L 7361 Master Take (Decca) Ring Those Christmas Bells (Marvin Fisher, Gus Levine)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Victor Young (con), Victor Young And His Orchestra (acc), Marty Paich (p), Stella Castellucci (hrp), Peggy Lee (v), Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires {Conlon, Mack McLean, Loulie "Lily" Jean Norman, Charles Parlato, Gloria Wood} (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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My thanks to William Wren for his kind provision of one of the photos seen above (namely, the picture of the 45-rpm single).


Title: {I Didn't Know What Time It Was [not released as a single in the USA] / Johnny Guitar}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA©Brunswick     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 05286      Rel. Year: 1954
02:18 04/30/1953 84410 Master Take (Decca) I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Milt Gabler (pdr), James "Jimmy" Rowles (arr, p), Walter "Pete" Candoli (t), Max Wayne (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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In the USA, these two songs were released on different singles. "Johnny Guitar" was paired with "Autumn In Rome." "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" was not issued as a single in the United States; it was instead released as part of a LP -- and, eventually, on CD, too. (In the case of foreign singles, this discographical page lists only those that do not contain the same songs as the American originals.)


Title: {Where Can I Go Without You? / Go You Where You Go}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29003 & 9 29003     Rel. Year: 1954
03:00 07/31/1952 L 6850 Master Take (Decca) Go You Where You Go (Ralph Care, Al Frisch)
03:17 02/13/1953 L 7053 Master Take (Decca) Where Can I Go Without You? (Peggy Lee, Victor Popular Young)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Harold "Hal" Mooney (arr), Victor Young (con), Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra, Victor Young And His Singing Strings (acc), Peggy Lee (v), The Gordon Jenkins Chorus, Unknown (bkv)

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Peggy Lee's ballad "Where Can I Go Without You?" became her eighth Decca hit. Joel Whitburn's tabulations show that Lee's version peaked at #28 after making its debut during the week of March 13, 1954. Curiously, Decca waited almost a year before issuing "Where Can I Go Without You?" as a single. A plausible explanation is that, initially, Decca did not see potential in releasing the song. But after Peggy Lee's chart success with her version of the romantic show tune "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" in late 1953, Decca might have wanted to further capitalize through the release of another suitably romantic number.


Title: {Autumn In Rome / Johnny Guitar }
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29076 & 9 29076     Rel. Year: 1954
02:56 03/01/1954 L 7583 Master Take (Decca) Johnny Guitar (Peggy Lee, Victor Popular Young)
02:41 03/01/1954 L 7584 Master Take (Decca) Autumn In Rome (Sammy Cahn, Paul Weston, Alessandro Cicognini)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Victor Young (arr, con), Victor Young And His Singing Strings (acc), Vicente Gomez (g), Unknown (b, p), Peggy Lee (v)

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Although "Johnny Guitar" is often cited as one of Peggy Lee's most beloved and memorable songs, it does not seem to have made much of an initial impression in the United States. As a matter of fact, there is no trace of "Johnny Guitar" in the American charts. Part of th problem seems to be that Decca deemed "Autumn In Rome" the main side of this single, thereby bringing more promotional attention to that cover version of a song that Mercury Records singer Patti Page had been enlisted to perform on another brand new movie.

The success of the theme from Johnny Guitar must have also been partially dependent on how the movie was received. Although deemed a cult classic nowadays, the film Johnny Guitar was poorly received and critically panned in the United States. It was, on the other hand, widely applauded and highly admired in France, Spain, and other countries. Accordingly, the song achieved its greatest impact abroad, especially in Europe and in Japan. Among Europeans, Italians proved especially receptive to this Peggy Lee-Victor Young composition: five versions of the number were released to the market in 1955. With the passing of time, American listeners ended up catching up with the song, and falling under its allure, too. The last of the images displayed above is an American reissue of the original single.


Title: {Summer Vacation / That's What A Woman Is For}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29164 & 9 29164     Rel. Year: 1954
02:45 02/18/1953 L 7057 Master Take (Decca) Summer Vacation (John M. "Jack" Elliot, Ben Oakland)
03:17 09/16/1953 L 7363 Master Take (Decca) That's What A Woman Is For (Sammy Cahn, Rube Bloom)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Marty Paich (arr, p), Victor Young (con), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Stella Castellucci (hrp), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me / Sisters}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29250 & 9 29250     Rel. Year: 1954
02:56 05/24/1954 L 7706 Master Take (Decca) Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me (Irving Berlin)
02:25 05/24/1954 L 7707 Master Take (Decca) Sisters (Irving Berlin)

Benny Carter (arr, as), Joseph Lilley (con), James "Jimmy" Rowles (p), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {Snow / White Christmas (Finale)}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29342 & 9 29342     Rel. Year: 1954
03:15 04/10/1954 L 7622 Master Take (Decca) White Christmas (Finale) (Irving Berlin)
02:37 04/10/1954 L 7623 Master Take (Decca) Snow (Irving Berlin)

Joseph J. Lilley Orchestra And Chorus (acc), Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee, Trudy Stevens (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {Let Me Go, Lover! / Bouquet Of Blues}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29373 & 9 29373     Rel. Year: 1954
03:14 05/26/1954 L 7713 Master Take (Decca) Bouquet Of Blues (Arthur Hamilton)
03:02 11/18/1954 L 7989 Master Take (Decca) Let Me Go, Lover! (Jenny Lou Carson, Al Hill)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Benny Carter (arr, as), Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra, The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Unknown (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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According to Joel Whitburn's chart estimates, "Let Me Go, Lover" peaked at #26 after its debut in the charts during the week of December 18, 1954.


Title: {Straight Ahead / It Must Be So}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29359 & 9 29359     Rel. Year: 1954
02:52 11/09/1954 87041 Master Take (Decca) It Must Be So (Peggy Lee)
02:40 11/09/1954 87042 Master Take (Decca) Straight Ahead (Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Barbour (arr), Gene DiNovi (arr, p), Peggy Lee (arr, v), Sy Oliver (con), Stella Castellucci (hrp), Donald Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, John Mills (v), The Mills Brothers (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Because single #29359 came out during the month of December (1954), I am left to wonder if "Straight Ahead" and "It Must Be So" were meant to be seasonal offerings. Albeit not holiday numbers in the strict sense of the term, they are imbued in the season's spirit of sharing, caring, and having hope. "It Must Be So" unrelentingly celebrates the joys of living and loving. The gospel-styled "Straight Ahead" is a fast and fervent hand clapper. Perhaps tellingly, "Straight Ahead" was also included in a charity benefit (a March Of Dimes campaign show) which has been preserved in a various-artists 16" ET.


Title: {He's A Tramp / The Siamese Cat Song} [version #1]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29427 & 9 29427     Rel. Year: 1955
02:10 12/20/1954 87268-duplicate? Take Variant (Decca/Disney) He's A Tramp (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)
02:07 12/20/1954 87270 Master Take (Disney/Decca) The Siamese Cat Song (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)

Oliver Wallace (con), Unknown (b, d, cym), Sonny Burke (p, chi, mar), Peggy Lee (gng, bel, v), The Mellomen {Bill Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith, Bob Stevens} (bkv)

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Oddly, Decca issued single #29427 in two versions. The above-seen version features Lee's 1954 recordings of "He's A Tramp" and "The Siamese Cat Song," made for the soundtrack of the Disney movie Lady And The Tramp. The other version (detailed below) contains 1955 remakes of those songs. Personnel credits differ. In the version discussed herein, "He's A Tramp" is identified on the physical label as a vocal with "The Pound Hounds" and rhythm accompaniment. The flip side, "The Siamese Cat Song," is labeled a "vocal with Oliver Wallace & The Disney Studio Orchestra." Compare to version #2's personnel credits, detailed below.


Title: {He's A Tramp / The Siamese Cat Song} [version #2]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29427 & 9 29427      Rel. Year: 1955
02:40 02/11/1955 L 8180 Master Take (Decca) He's A Tramp (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)
02:24 02/11/1955 L 8181 Master Take (Decca) The Siamese Cat Song (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sonny Burke (con), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:



As already explained (see preceding entry), Decca issued single #29427 in two versions. The version currently under discussion consists of 1955 re-recordings of "He's A Tramp" and "The Siamese Cat Song." On both the 45-rpm and the 78-rpm discs, the physical label of version #2 identifies "He's A Tramp" and "The Siamese Cat Song" as vocal[s] with orchestra directed By Sonny Burke. (Version #1 has a different set of personnel credits.) My thanks to the late Ron Towe, in whose discographical work I first read about this oddity, and to Jim Pierson, for confirming that both versions do exist. (I do not own either version. My visual acquaintance with them is restricted to the pictures that I am sharing in this discography.)


Title: {I Belong To You / How Bitter, My Sweet}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29429 & 9 29429     Rel. Year: 1955
03:01 11/19/1954 L 7990 Master Take (Decca) How Bitter, My Sweet (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Don George)
03:00 01/19/1955 L 8111 Master Take (Decca) I Belong To You (Jack Brooks, Alex North)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Alfred Newman, Victor Young (con), Victor Young And His Singing Strings (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Unknown (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {Bella Notte / La La Lu [edit]}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29460 & 9 29460     Rel. Year: 1955
03:00 12/06/1954 87455 Edit La La Lu [Shortened Single Version] (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)
03:07 12/06/1954 L 8040 Master Take (Disney/Decca) Bella Notte (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Victor Young (arr), Victor Young And His Orchestra (acc), Marty Paich (p), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {La La Lu / Bella Notte}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: (Japan) De 346 & D45 346     Rel. Year: 1955
03:00 12/06/1954 87455 Edit La La Lu [Shortened Single Version] (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)
03:07 12/06/1954 L 8040 Master Take (Disney/Decca) Bella Notte (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Victor Young (arr), Victor Young And His Orchestra (acc), Marty Paich (p), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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The United States, The United Kingdom. and Japan are among the countries where Peggy Lee's single "La La Lu / Bella Notte" was issued. The Japanese edition improves on the other two versions by including a picture sleeve. For that reason, I have made an exception to my policy of excluding "foreign duplicates" from the present index of original singles. Above, the 78-rpm single is featured in the first row of images. The second gives its due to the 45-rpm single.


Title: From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp ("Children's Series") {The Siamese Cat Song / La La Lu}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: K 149 (88186) / 1 275 (9-88186)     Rel. Year: 1955
02:24 02/11/1955 L 8181 Master Take (Decca) The Siamese Cat Song (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)
03:00 12/06/1954 87455 Edit La La Lu [Shortened Single Version] (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Victor Young (arr), Sonny Burke (con), Victor Young And His Orchestra (acc), Marty Paich (p), Peggy Lee (v)

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This issue came out on both 78-rpm (images above) and 45-rpm (images below) configurations.It must have come out at some point between late February and early May, 1955. (One of its numbers was recorded in February and the 78-rpm edition is shown at #15 on the Best Selling Children Records music chart of Billboard magazine.) By September, it had reached the #1 position, where it would stay for the rest of the year.




Produced for the children's market, the issue not only bears a suitably colorful jacket but also makes use of different colors for each side of the disc, at least in its 45-rpm edition. See below. (I have not seen the "La La Lu" side of the 78 edition, but I presume it to be pink, too.)

A clarification as to this issue's version of "The Siamese Cat Song" must be made. Peggy Lee recorded "The Siamese Cat Song" for Disney-Decca in December 1954, then again for Decca (no Disney involvement) in 1955. The 1954 version featured accompaniment by Sonny Burke, whereas the 1955 version is credited in discographical sheets to Sy Oliver. In the issue under discussion, a mistake has been made. The label states that the accompaniment is by Sonny Burke yet the master number in that label is L8181, which corresponds to the 1955 version.




Title: {Baubles, Bangles And Beads / Summer Vacation} [different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA©Brunswick     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 05421     Rel. Year: 1955
03:15 09/16/1953 L 7362 Master Take (Decca) Baubles, Bangles And Beads (Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Alexander Borodin)
02:45 02/18/1953 L 7057 Master Take (Decca) Summer Vacation (John M. "Jack" Elliot, Ben Oakland)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Marty Paich (arr, p), Victor Young (con), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Victor Young And His Orchestra (acc), Stella Castellucci (hrp), Peggy Lee (v)

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In the USA, these two songs were released on different singles. "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" was paired with "Love You So." "Summer Vacation" was paired with "That's What A Woman Is For." (In the case of foreign singles, this discographical page lists only those that do not contain the same songs as the American originals.)


Title: {Ooh, That Kiss / Oh! No! (Please Don't Go)}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29534 & 9 29534     Rel. Year: 1955
02:21 02/11/1955 L 8178 Master Take (Decca) Ooh, That Kiss (Mort Dixon, Harry Warren, Joseph "Joe" Young)
02:38 02/11/1955 L 8179 Master Take (Decca) Oh! No! (Please Don't Go) (Lucky Thompson, Gerald "Gee" Wilson)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Gordon Jenkins, Sy Oliver (con), Unknown (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {He Needs Me / Sing A Rainbow}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29605 & 9 29605     Rel. Year: 1955
02:35 05/10/1955 L 8400 Master Take (Decca) He Needs Me (Arthur Hamilton)
02:46 05/10/1955 L 8401 Master Take (Decca) Sing A Rainbow (Arthur Hamilton)

Milt Gabler (pdr), Harold "Hal" Mooney (arr, con), Julian "Matty" Matlock (cl), Eddie Miller (ts), Dick Cathcart (t), Dick McDonough (g), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Sugar / What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29608 & 9 29608     Rel. Year: 1955
02:10 05/06/1955 L 8386 Master Take (Decca) What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry? (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman)
02:36 05/06/1955 L 8389 Master Take (Decca) Sugar (That Sugar Baby Of Mine) (Sidney Mitchell, Edna Alexander Pinkard, Maceo Pinkard)

Milt Gabler (pdr), Harold "Hal" Mooney (arr, con), Julian "Matty" Matlock (cl), Eddie Miller (ts), Dick Cathcart (t), Dick McDonough (g), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Pablo Pasablo / Me}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29861 & 9 29681     Rel. Year: 1955
03:05 06/03/1955 L 8471 Master Take (Decca) Pablo Pasablo (Sherman Edwards)
02:26 06/03/1955 L 8472 Master Take (Decca) Me (Irving Berlin)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Barbour (con), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {Mr. Wonderful / Crazy In The Heart}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29834 & 9 29834     Rel. Year: 1956
03:18 01/06/1956 L 8904 Master Take (Decca) Mr. Wonderful (Lawrence Holofcener, Jerry Bock, George David Weiss)
02:54 01/06/1956 L 8906 Master Take (Decca) Crazy In The Heart (William Engvick, Alec Wilder)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sy Oliver (arr, con), The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

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Peggy Lee's version of "Mr. Wonderful" made its debut during the week of June 7, 1956 and stayed in Billboard's charts for 10 weeks. In the Top 100 chart, it climbed to #23. In the Jockey (airplay) chart, it peaked at #14. In the Bestseller (sales) chart, Peggy Lee reached #25. Moreover, this single reached Australia's top 10 -- according to David Kent’s Australian Chart Book 1940– 1969).




Sometimes found at online auctions, a red-labeled Decca 45-rpm edition with catalogue number 45012 seems to be the Japanese edition of this single. It includes the words EP, thereby raising the possibility that it not really a single.


Title: {The Comeback / You've Got To See Mamma Ev'ry Night (Or You Can't See Mamma At All)}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29837 / 9 29837     Rel. Year: 1956
02:45 01/06/1956 L 8907 Master Take (Decca) You've Got To See Mamma Ev'ry Night (Con Conrad, Billy Rose)
03:01 01/06/1956 L 8909 Master Take (Decca) The Comeback (Memphis Slim aka John Peter Chatman aka L. C. Fraser)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Benny Carter (arr), Sy Oliver (arr, con), The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Three Cheers For Mr. Magoo / Mr. Magoo Does The Cha Cha} [released in the UK only]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA©Brunswick     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 05549      Rel. Year: 1956
02:27 ca. June 3, 1955 L 8474 Master Take (Decca) Three Cheers For Mister Magoo (Peggy Lee)
02:40 ca. June 3, 1955 L 8473 Master Take (Decca) Mister Magoo Does The Cha Cha Cha (Gene DiNovi, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Gene DiNovi (arr, con), Julian "Matty" Matlock (cl), Eddie Miller (ts), Emmanuel "Manny" Klein (t), Shelly Manne (d), Jim Backus (v, spk), Peggy Lee (v), Session Musicians (bkv)

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According to word of mouth (passed along by one of the session's participants), Peggy Lee had no intention to have these masters commercially released. They were mistakenly sent to the United Kingdom, and issued there only. Lee's intention in recording these masters is not known.


Title: {Joey, Joey, Joey / They Can't Take That Away From Me}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29877 & 9 29877     Rel. Year: 1956
02:56 01/06/1956 L 8903 Master Take (Decca) They Can't Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
02:43 01/06/1956 L 8905 Master Take (Decca) Joey, Joey, Joey (Frank Loesser)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sy Oliver (con), The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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"Joey, Joey, Joey" was a minor chart hit for Peggy Lee. Released on the week of May 5, 1956, her version peaked at #76 and stayed in the Top 100 for six weeks.


Title: {We Laughed At Love / That's Alright, Honey}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 29994 & 9 29994     Rel. Year: 1956
03:12 06/08/1956 L 9285 Master Take (Decca) We Laughed At Love (Charles Bourne, Sam Messenheimer)
03:08 06/08/1956 L 9291 Master Take (Decca) That's Alright, Honey (Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sy Oliver (con), The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Love You So / That's Alright, Honey} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA©Brunswick     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 05593     Rel. Year: 1956
03:00 09/14/1953 L 7359 Master Take (Decca) Love You So (Bill Walker)
03:08 06/08/1956 L 9291 Master Take (Decca) That's Alright, Honey (Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sy Oliver (con), The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), Marty Paich (p), Stella Castellucci (hrp), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:
The above-given release year is approximate; the year 1957 is also a possibility. In the USA, these two songs were released on different singles. "Love You So" was paired with "Baubles, Bangles And Beads." "That's Aright, Honey" was paired with "We Laughed At Love." (In the case of foreign singles, this discographical page lists only those that do not contain the same songs as the American originals.)


Title: {You Oughta Be Mine / I Don't Know Enough About You}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: 30059 & 9 30059     Rel. Year: 1956
03:05 06/08/1956 L 9289 Master Take (Decca) You Oughtta Be Mine (Curtis R. Lewis)
02:55 01/06/1956 L 8908 Master Take (Decca) I Don't Know Enough About You (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sy Oliver (arr, con), The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Session Musicians (bkv)

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Title: {Mr. Wonderful / The Gypsy With Fire In His Shoes} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA©Brunswick     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 05671     Rel. Year: 1957
03:18 01/06/1956 L 8904 Master Take (Decca) Mr. Wonderful (Lawrence Holofcener, Jerry Bock, George David Weiss)
02:50 05/26/1954 L 7715 Master Take (Decca) The Gypsy With Fire In His Shoes (Laurindo Almeida, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sy Oliver (arr, con), The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), Laurindo Almeida (g), Sammy Davis, Jr., Peggy Lee (v)

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In the USA, these two songs were released on different singles. (The item under discussion is a non-USA single. This discographical page lists foreign singles only when they do not contain the exact same two-song combinations found in the American originals.)

In American land, "Mr. Wonderful" was paired with "Crazy In The Heart," and released in 1956. That American single has been listed and discussed above.

"The Gypsy With Fire In His Shoes" was paired with "Where Flamingos Fly," and released in 1957. That American single appears to have been issued only on 45 rpm, not on 78 rpm. Hence it is listed not in the present page but in a different one, dedicated to singles existent in 45 rpm format only.


Title: {Where Flamingos Fly / I Don't Know Enough About You} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA©Brunswick     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 05714     Rel. Year: 1957
02:55 01/06/1956 L 8908 Master Take (Decca) I Don't Know Enough About You (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)
02:28 06/08/1956 L 9286 Master Take (Decca) Where Flamingos Fly (John Benson Brooks, Harold Courlander, Elthea Peale)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Gil Evans (arr), Sy Oliver (arr, con), The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Session Musicians (bkv)

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In the USA, these two songs were released on different singles. "I Don't Know Enough About You" was paired with "You Oughtta Be Mine." "Where Flamingos Fly" was paired with "The Gypsy With Fire In His Shoes."


Title: {He's A Tramp / Bella Notte [sung by George Givot?]} ("Little Gems" Series)
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DISNEYLAND     Cat. Num.: Lg 755     Rel. Year: 1962
02:10 12/20/1954 87268-duplicate? Take Variant (Decca/Disney) He's A Tramp (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)

Oliver Wallace (con), Unknown (b, d, cym), Sonny Burke (p, chi, mar), Peggy Lee (gng, bel, v), The Mellomen {Bill Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith, Bob Stevens} (bkv)

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Since I have not listened to this single, its inclusion should be deemed tentative. When it comes to crediting Peggy Lee, Disneyland records can be deceptive. Some front covers acknowledge Lee without specifying whether the acknowledgment is as songwriter or as a vocalist. In those same cases, neither the cover nor the vinyl clarify who the solo vocalists are: the original soundtrack’s cast (Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, George Givot) or one of various singers belatedly hired by Disneyland Records for the purpose of re-recording the vocals from the soundtrack.


Title: Siamese Cat Song ("Little Gems" Series) {The Siamese Cat Song / Home, Sweet Home ["barked" by The Mellomen]}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DISNEYLAND     Cat. Num.: Lg 756     Rel. Year: 1962
02:07 12/20/1954 87270 Master Take (Disney/Decca) The Siamese Cat Song (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Peggy Lee)

Oliver Wallace (con), Sonny Burke (p, chi, mar), Unknown (cym), Peggy Lee (gng, bel, v)

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Since I have not listened to this single, its inclusion should be deemed tentative. When it comes to crediting Peggy Lee, Disneyland records can be deceptive. Some front covers acknowledge Lee without specifying whether the acknowledgment is as songwriter or as a vocalist. In those same cases, neither the cover nor the vinyl clarify who the solo vocalists are: the original soundtrack’s cast (Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, George Givot) or one of various singers belatedly hired by Disneyland Records for the purpose of re-recording the vocals from the soundtrack. If Peggy Lee is heard at all in this 45-rpm item, it should be on only one of the sides, "The Siamese Cat Song." The flip side, "Home Sweet Home," is a wordless vocal, tunefully barked by The Mellomen in their movie role as the Pound Hounds.




Title: {On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Where Or When} [different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: (Japan) M 203 / Ll39 C
03:11 December 24, 1941; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CO 32053-1 Master Take (Columbia) On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, possibly Andy Razaf, possibly Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
03:21 December 24, 1941; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CO 32052-1 Master Take (Columbia) Where Or When (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)

Benny Goodman (ldr), {Head Arrangement} (arr), Mel Powell (arr, p, cel), The Benny Goodman Sextet (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Johnny Guitar / Autumn In Rome}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78 & 45     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: (Japan) De 237 & D45 237
02:56 03/01/1954 L 7583 Master Take (Decca) Johnny Guitar (Peggy Lee, Victor Popular Young)
02:41 03/01/1954 L 7584 Master Take (Decca) Autumn In Rome (Sammy Cahn, Paul Weston, Alessandro Cicognini)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Victor Young (arr, con), Victor Young And His Singing Strings (acc), Vicente Gomez (g), Unknown (b, p), Peggy Lee (v)

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in Japan, Decca also released aunder catalogue number Ds 98 second 45-rpm single that combined "Johnny Guitar" with "Autumn In Rome." Consult this pictorial discography's page for 45 rpm issues (toward the bottom of the page, among the undated singles).