Chronological 78-Rpm Index For
The Peggy Lee Bio-Discography And Videography

by Iván Santiago-Mercado

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Title: {Elmer's Tune / The Birth Of The Blues [instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36359     Rel. Year: 1941
02:51 08/15/1941 CCO 3950-2 Master Take (Columbia) Elmer's Tune (Elmer Albrecht, Sammy Gallop, Dick Jurgens)

Benny Goodman (ldr), John Hammond (pdr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Skip Martin, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Cootie Williams (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), John Simmons (b), Mel Powell (p), Sid Catlett (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Comments About This Issue

Columbia's 78-rpm disc #36359 was the debut of Peggy Lee on record. At the time (1941), Benny Goodman had just hired her to fulfill the role of female vocalist or "canary" in his orchestra. Being a Goodman release, this disc features his canary's voice on one side only ("Elmer's Tune") and a Goodman instrumental ("The Birth Of The Blues") on the flip side. Informal press commentary from the early 1940s suggests that Goodman and Lee's rendition achieved hit status on the airwaves of the city where it was recorded: Chicago. (Probably contributing to the success of most versions of "Elmer's Tune" in the Chicago area was the fact that Elmer Albrecht, the song's composer, resided there.) I have not come across any solid indications, however, of impact outside of Chicago; Columbia #36359 is absent from the national tabulations that I have consulted. The only exception is Edward Foote Gardner's Popular Songs Of The Twentieth Century: A Charted History, which lists it as one of four versions that received national airplay upon their release. Nevertheless, he does not offer any specific data to back up the claim. For further details about "Elmer's Tune," check the notes under the very first of this discography's recording sessions. And for yet more information about Peggy Lee's debut date on record, browse this essay (especially section IV).



General Comments About This Discography's Singles Indexes

The first of three pages dedicated to listing Peggy Lee's singles, this index covers titles which came out on 78 rpm only -- not on 45 rpm. All singles are listed chronologically by year of release. As for singles whose date of release is unknown to me, they are relegated to the bottom of the page.

Throughout this page, you will notice the inclusion of images of 78-rpm labels, along with other relevant pictorial material. My intention is to keep on adding similar material as I find it. Although arguably a tall order, I would love to include pictures for every 78-rpm single itemized below. If you have one or more of the various images that are still missing, and if you could send any of 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 such notes can be found, sometimes in expanded versions, in this discography's sessionography. (Should you be interested in consulting the sessionography, go back to blue bar at the top of this page, and place your cursor on the words "Studio Sessions.")

If you are searching for details about a particular USA 78-rpm single by Peggy Lee, and if you do not find any information about it herein, you can contact me directly. Or, as an alternative, you may want to consult the second of the indexes as an alternative. The second index covers Peggy Lee singles which were issued on both 78-rpm and 45-rpm configurations, rather than just on 78 rpm.

If you do not find a particular 78-rpm disc in this index or in the second index, perhaps the item of your inquiry is not a single, after all. Some so-called 78-rpm singles are instead pieces of 78-rpm albums which, with the passing of time, became detached from their cardboard cover. As a result, they have ended up being unwittingly listed as singles at record auctions and even in specialized magazines. For the present index, I have tried to include only authentic 78-rpm singles, as opposed to units originally on 78-rpm albums.

Non-American singles have been included only when they do not have a USA counterpart. (By "counterparts," I mean any pair of 78-rpm singles that contain the exact same master performances but which were manufactured and released in different countries. I have actually prepared separate listings for counterparts of American singles; consult this discography's Miscellanea section (see blue bar above) or, otherwise, click here and here.)


Title: {I See A Million People / The Count [instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36379     Rel. Year: 1941
02:42 08/20/1941 CCO 3982-1 Master Take (Columbia) I See A Million People (Una Mae Carlisle, Robert Sour)

Benny Goodman (ldr), John Hammond (pdr), Bill Savory (eng), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Skip Martin, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Cootie Williams (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), John Simmons (b), Mel Powell (p), Sid Catlett (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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In his book Popular Songs Of The Twentieth Century: A Charted History, Edward Foote Gardner lists three versions of "I See A Million People" that, according to his research, received airplay in 1941: Cab Calloway's, un Mae Carlisle's, and Benny Goodman's. On the other hand, Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954 lists only Calloway's performance as making the Billboard charts. Be that as it may, the above-shown single contains one of the three mentioned versions.


Title: {Let's Do It [take 2 pressing] / The Earl [instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6474     Rel. Year: 1941
02:01 September 25, 1941; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CO 31367-2 "Alt. Master" (Columbia) Let's Do It (Cole Porter)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Skip Martin, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Cootie Williams (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Morty Stuhlmaker (b), Peggy Lee (v)

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Due to factors that will be explained in some of the next paragraphs, this single has always been very hard to come by, and ditto for photographs of either side. In their absence, I am presenting instead advertisement for it. Published on the November 22, 1941 issue of Billboard magazine, this ad touts the fact that the present single was Goodman's very first release on Okeh Records, a subsidiary that the Columbia label was just re-opening, after letting it lay dormant since the mid-1930s.

The rather blurry scans read as follows: "Now on Okeh Records, the King of Swing, Benny Goodman and his great new band really go to town with a double barreled hit for your coin machines ... Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) / The Earl. Here he comes! Benny Goodman and his orchestra now recording for Okeh -- and here's the first release hot off the griddle! A triple-threat combination -- one of the great hit songs of all time, AND the King of Swing with a brand new band that's the talk of the town. Every man in it is a hand-picked winner! Flipover - The Earl. Lucky Number - Okeh 6474."

Okeh 6474 actually has two separate entries in the present index. I have prepared two entries for the same single because it exists in two partially different pressings, both of them released in 1941. The difference pertains to the take of "Let's Do It" that has been used. Take #2 is on the earliest pressing, which was withdrawn and replaced with a pressing that opted for take #4. (Photos of that second pressing can be seen below, in the next entry.)

The rationale behind the substitution is not officially known. The likeliest cause was the lack of an audible drummer on take #2 of "Let's Do It." Some time after the original pressing of Okeh 6474 had already been sent out to stores, someone (perhaps Goodman or his people, perhaps a Columbia insider) might have objected to this drumless take. Take #4 does feature a drummer.

On a related but separate note, I should point out that "Let's Do It" was one of various 1941 masters which were re-recorded by Goodman on that same year. As indicated above, the withdrawn take was recorded on September 25. The substitute take, dated October 21, is actually from a date dedicated to remakes.

(Another separate yet related note. Fellow discographers might be confused at the sight of the same master number, CO 31367, attached to two takes that were recorded at different sessios. It is not an error but a peculiarity of Columbia's cataloguing system. At this point in time, the label's policies dictated that remakes were to be assigned the same matrix number as the originals.)

This withdrawn take of "Let's Do It" would not remain in obscurity forever. For the benefit of collectors, it was re-released during the LP era, and in the CD era as well.


Title: {Let's Do It [take 4 pressing]/ The Earl [instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6474     Rel. Year: 1941
02:16 October 21, 1941; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CO 31367-4 Master Take (Columbia) Let's Do It (Cole Porter)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Clint Neagley, Jules "Julie" Schwartz (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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According to Goodman bio-discographer Donald Russell Connor, "Let's Do It" was Peggy Lee's "first big hit" with The Benny Goodman Orchestra and "a must in her repertoire for years." "Let's Do It" thus qualifies as Lee's unofficial first hit.

Connor must have been referring to the popularity of the number among concertgoers, rather than radio listers. Due to the suggestive slant of its lyrics, "Let's Do It" probably enjoyed a very limited amount of radio airplay. Hence its general absence from contemporaneous music charts. On the other hand, extant remotes and concert reviews testify to the fact that Lee and Goodman's band performed the number live on numerous occasions.

In addition, this 78-rpm single was Lee's first commercial appearance on Columbia's subsidiary Okeh, rather than on Columbia per se. It was also the earliest Goodman single issued by the subsidiary. As explained by D. Russell Connor, Columbia set up Okeh as a "strategical move to counter RCA's low-priced Bluebird releases." This so-called set-up, which took place around 1940, was actually more of a re-activation: Okeh had been owned by Columbia since 1926, but releases on it had begun to dwindle by 1932, with production essentially coming to a halt in 1935.


Title: {I Got It Bad / Pound Ridge [instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36421     Rel. Year: 1941
03:14 October 2, 1941; 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CO 31391-1 Master Take (Columbia) I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Skip Martin, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Cootie Williams (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Morty Stuhlmaker (b), Mel Powell (p), Sid Catlett (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Peggy Lee's string of 70 Billboard entries began with this disc's version of the Duke Ellington composition "I Got It Bad." According to Joel Whitburn's estimates in his book Pop Memories, 1890-1954, her first official hit appeared in the Billboard charts during the week of November 15, 1941 and peaked at #25. (This version of "I Got It Bad" was actually one of the very first recordings of what would eventually become an American standard.) Lee's chart appearances on Billboard would last 33 years, ending with "Let's Love," a master waxed for Atlantic Records in 1974.


Title: {Shady Lady Bird / Buckle Down Winsocki [vocal by Tommy Dix & Chorus]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36429 (standard Columbia typeface)      Rel. Year: 1941
02:45 October 21, 1941; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CO 31426-3 Master Take (Columbia) Shady Lady Bird (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Clint Neagley, Jules "Julie" Schwartz (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Columbia 78-rpm disc #36429 can be found with two slightly different labels. The difference pertains to the typeface used, particularly on the songs' titles: in one case, it is Columbia's standard size; in the other case, it is a smaller, bulkier typeface (resembling Okeh's standard typeface). Seen here is the standard size, which contains take #3 of "Shady Lady Bird" and, on the flip side, the instrumental "buckle down, Winsocki." (My image for the instrumental side is, unfortunately, a bit blurry, and featuring a label whose coloring has faded.) See also note under next entry.


Title: {Shady Lady Bird / Buckle Down Winsocki [vocal by Tommy Dix & Chorus]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36429 ("bulky" typeface)     Rel. Year: 1941
02:45 October 8, 1941; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CO 31426-1 "Alt. Master" (Columbia) Shady Lady Bird (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Skip Martin, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Cootie Williams (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Sid Catlett (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Columbia 78-rpm disc #36429 can be found with two slightly different labels. One difference pertains to the typeface used, particularly on the songs' titles. In one case, it is Columbia's standard size, found in discs that invariably contain take #3 of "Shady Lady Bird." That case was discussed and illustrated in the preceding entry.

In the other case, to be discussed and illustrated here, the used typeface is bulkier yet smaller (resembling Okeh's standard typeface). Discs with that bulkier typeface can have either of the following takes of "Shady Lady Bird": #3 or #1. (Most of them actually have take #3, thus featuring the same take as the discs with the standard typeface. Some of these bulkier typeface discs contain take #1, however.)

The first of the three images seen above displays a bulkier typeface disc featuring take #1. The second photo, also showing a disc with the bulkier typeface, contains the more common take #3. The third image shows the other side of this single, which features the instrumental "Buckle Down Winsocki."

My thanks to David Jessup for clarifying most of this matter for me, to J.E. Knox for his kind supply of the rarer photo (bulkier typeface, take #1), and to Mark Takasugi for providing an useful description of his own copy of the 78-rpm disc (bulkier typeface, take #3).

There might be a more obvious difference between discs with the standard typeface and discs with the smaller typeface: the presence or absence of the words "for perfect tone use Columbia Needles." (My use of the auxiliary verb "might" points to the need for corroboration of this matter. To further clarify: the existence of discs with and without the words in quotation marks is not in question. Sample pictures of both can be found herein. The point needing corroboration is whether one typeface is always found in discs with the words "for perfect tone use Columbia Needles", and whether the other typeface is always present in discs without such words.)


Title: {Somebody Else Is Taking My Place / That Did It, Marie}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6497     Rel. Year: 1941
03:09 November 13, 1941; 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CO 31741-1 Master Take (Columbia) Somebody Else Is Taking My Place (Bob Ellsworth, Dick Howard, Russ Morgan)
02:29 November 13, 1941; 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CO 31744-1 Master Take (Columbia) That Did It, Marie (Irene Higginbotham, Fred Meadows)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Clint Neagley, Jules "Julie" Schwartz (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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According to Joel Whitburn's estimates in his book Pop Memories, 1890-1954, "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" topped the Billboard charts for three consecutive weeks. Released by Columbia on its budget imprint Okeh, the smash hit entered the charts during the week of March 7, 1942 and stayed for a total of 15 weeks. It was the fourth Peggy Lee vocal to make it in Billboard's charts. (The previous chart entries had been "I Got It Bad" and two masters that were actually recorded after "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" but released before. In addition to these four entries, the number "Let's Do It" had proven popular among concertgoers, though it is not known to have made any national charts.)

Attesting to the popularity of "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" during the 78-rpm era, the above-shown images prove that Columbia issue the single under discussion (Okeh 6497) at least twice. In addition to these two Okeh pressings from the early 1940s, there is also a 1948 Columbia reissue (38198) which paired "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" with "Why Don't You Do Right?." This reissue extended the chart life of both songs: despite the fact that both numbers were several years old, the single still managed the feat of entering Billboard's main chart.


Title: {Winter Weather / Ev'rything I Love)
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6516     Rel. Year: 1941
03:00 November 27, 1941; 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CO 31811-1 Master Take (Columbia) Winter Weather (Ted Shapiro)
03:05 November 27, 1941; 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CO 31812-2 Master Take (Columbia) Ev'rything I Love (Cole Porter)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Sol Kane, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Al Davis, Joe Ferrante, James "Jimmy" Maxwell (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee, Art London aka Art Lund (v)

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There are actually two versions of this Okeh 78-rpm single. Shown in this entry is the official pressing, which pairs "Winter Weather" with "Ev'rything I Love." The other version of the single, which pairs "Winter Weather" with a vocal by Tommy Tucker ("I Don't Want To Walk Without You"), was erroneously pressed and released.

There is some discrepancy as to the year on which Okeh #6516 was released, 1941 or 1942. Since there is a review of this single in the January 3, 1942 issue of Billboard magazine, I have assigned it the 1941 date. (I am assuming that, by the time of the magazine's publication date, the disc had been in circulation at least for a few days.)

According to Joel Whitburn, the Goodman-Lee-Lund version of "Winter Weather" made its debut in the charts during the week of January 10, 1942 and peaked at #24.

Please notice the existence of a Columbia shellac that combines "Winter Weather" with "Somebody Nobody Loves," and which is not an original 78 rpm. Instead, this item (Columbia C 170-7) is one of the discs from the 78-rpm album Benny Goodman And Peggy Lee. The disc is sometimes up for sale at commercial websites, where it is incorrectly advertised as a single.


Title: {Winter Weather / I Don't Want To Walk Without You [vocal by Tommy Tucker; erroneous pressing]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6516     Rel. Year: 1941
03:00 November 27, 1941; 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CO 31811-1 Master Take (Columbia) Winter Weather (Ted Shapiro)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Sol Kane, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Al Davis, Joe Ferrante, James "Jimmy" Maxwell (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee, Art London aka Art Lund (v)

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See note under preceding entry.


Title: {How Long Has This Been Going On? / Clarinet A La King [instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6544     Rel. Year: 1942
03:16 November 13, 1941; 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CO 31743-2 Master Take (Columbia) How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Clint Neagley, Jules "Julie" Schwartz (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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The 1942 release date that I have assigned to this 78-rpm single is based on the fact that Billboard magazine reviewed it in its January 24, 1942 issue.


Title: {Blues In The Night / Where or When}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6553     Rel. Year: 1942
03:15 December 24, 1941; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CO 32051-1 Master Take (Columbia) Blues In The Night (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
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}, Eddie Sauter (arr), Mel Powell (arr, p, cel), The Benny Goodman Sextet (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Cutty Cutshall (tb), Lou McGarity (tb, v), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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In his book Pop Memories 1890-1954, Joel Whitburn identifies "Blues In The Night" as Peggy Lee's third chart hit. After entering the charts during the week of February 14, 1942, it peaked at #20.


Title: {Somebody Nobody Loves / Let's Give Love A Chance [vocal by Art London]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6562     Rel. Year: 1942
03:20 November 13, 1941; 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CO 31742-1 Master Take (Columbia) Somebody Nobody Loves (Seymour Miller)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Clint Neagley, Jules "Julie" Schwartz (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Mel Powell (p), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {The Lamp Of Memory / When The Roses Bloom Again [vocal version by Art London, sans Peggy Lee]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6580     Rel. Year: 1942
03:17 January 15, 1942; 2:00 p.m. - 6:05 p.m. (Booked 2:00 - 6:00) CO 32239-1 Master Take (Columbia) The Lamp Of Memory (Incertidumbre) (Gonzalo Curiel, Al Stillman)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Sol Kane, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Bernie Privin (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Mel Powell (p), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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The Benny Goodman Orchestra recorded two versions of "When The Roses Bloom Again," one with a vocal Peggy Lee, the other with a vocal by Art London. As made evident by the image above, the London version was picked for issue on 78 rpm. Lee's version was left unissued until the LP era.








Title: {My Little Cousin / A Zoot Suit [vocal by Art London]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6606     Rel. Year: 1942
03:17 February 5, 1942; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Booked 1:30 - 5:30) CO 32384-1 Master Take (Columbia) My Little Cousin (Eli Basse, Sam Braverman, Cy Coben, Happy Lewis)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Sol Kane, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Art Ralston (bar), Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Bernie Privin (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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"My Little Cousin" was Peggy Lee's fifth chart hit. After making its debut during the week of April 11, 1942, it went on to peak at #14. Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954 does not list any other charting versions of the song.

In concerts, flip side "A Zoot Suit (For My Sunday Gal)" might have been sometimes performed as a duet between Art London, who sang it on this record, and Peggy Lee.

A 78-rpm disc that pairs "My Little Cousin" with "Not Mine" can often be found at record auctions. Numbered C 170-2, that item is not really a 78 rpm single, but one of the discs of the 78-rpm set Benny Goodman, His Orchestra And Sextet; Vocals By Peggy Lee.


Title: {We'll Meet Again / Before (Rachmaninoff Special) [instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6644     Rel. Year: 1942
03:17 March 12, 1942; 3:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. (Booked 3:00 - 7:00) CO 32602-1 Master Take (Columbia) We'll Meet Again (Ross Parker Clarke, Hugh Charles)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Sol Kane, Bud Shiffman (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Art Ralston (bar), James "Jimmy" Maxwell, John Napton, Bernie Privin (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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A popular warhorse, "We'll Meet Again" enjoyed a fair number of hit versions. According to Joel Whitburn's estimates in his book Pop Memories, 1890-1954, the version by Goodman and Lee made its debut during the week of May 23, 1942 and was the highest-charting of them all, peaking at #16.


Title: {Not Mine / If You Build A Better Mousetrap}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36580     Rel. Year: 1942
03:18 December 10, 1941; 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CO 31944-1 Master Take (Columbia) Not Mine (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger)
03:04 January 15, 1942; 2:00 p.m. - 6:05 p.m. (Booked 2:00 - 6:00) CO 32240-1 Master Take (Columbia) If You Build A Better Mousetrap (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Sol Kane, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Bernie Privin (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Mel Powell (p), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee, Art London aka Art Lund (v)

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A 78-rpm disc that pairs "Not Mine" with "My Little Cousin" can often be found at auctions. Numbered C 170-2, it is not a real single, but just a disc from the 78-rpm set Benny Goodman, His Orchestra And Sextet; Vocals By Peggy Lee.


Title: {Full Moon / I Threw A Kiss On The Ocean}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Okeh     Cat. Num.: Ok 6652     Rel. Year: 1942
03:00 March 12, 1942; 3:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. (Booked 3:00 - 7:00) CO 32601-1 Master Take (Columbia) I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean (Irving Berlin)
03:17 March 12, 1942; 3:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. (Booked 3:00 - 7:00) CO 32603-1 Master Take (Columbia) Full Moon (Noche De Luna) (Gonzalo Curiel, Marcelen Odette, Bob Russell)

Benny Goodman (ldr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Sol Kane, Bud Shiffman (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Art Ralston (bar), James "Jimmy" Maxwell, John Napton, Bernie Privin (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Mel Powell (p), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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"Full Moon" made its debut on the music charts during the week of June 13, 1942. It peaked at #22. My thanks to David Jessup for kindly supplying pictures of this Okeh release. Curiously, Columbia also released the single on its main line (Columbia); see the entry immediately below this one.


Title: {Full Moon / I Threw A Kiss On The Ocean}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36590     Rel. Year: 1942
03:00 March 12, 1942; 3:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. (Booked 3:00 - 7:00) CO 32601-1 Master Take (Columbia) I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean (Irving Berlin)
03:17 March 12, 1942; 3:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. (Booked 3:00 - 7:00) CO 32603-1 Master Take (Columbia) Full Moon (Noche De Luna) (Gonzalo Curiel, Marcelen Odette, Bob Russell)

Benny Goodman (ldr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Sol Kane, Bud Shiffman (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Art Ralston (bar), James "Jimmy" Maxwell, John Napton, Bernie Privin (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Mel Powell (p), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Curiously, Columbia released this single not only on its main line (Columbia) but also on its budget line (Okeh). To see the Okeh entry, look right above.


Title: {The Way You Look Tonight / The Wang Wang Blues [instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36594     Rel. Year: 1942
03:21 March 10, 1942; 3:00 p.m. - 6:35 p.m. (Booked 3:00 - 6:00) CO 32595-1 Master Take (Columbia) The Way You Look Tonight (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern)

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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Peggy Lee and The Benny Goodman Sextet's version of the oft-recorded standard "The Way You Look Tonight" brought the tune back to the charts six years after the initial batch of hit versions. Their version made its debut during the week of June 27, 1942, peaking at #21.


Title: {On The Sunny Side Of The Street / All I Need Is You}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36617     Rel. Year: 1942
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)
03:22 May 14, 1942; 2:05 p.m. - 6:25 p.m. (Booked 1:30 - 5:30) CO 32794-1 Master Take (Columbia) All I Need Is You (Benny Davis, Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish)

Benny Goodman (ldr), {Head Arrangement}, Dave Matthews (arr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra, The Benny Goodman Sextet (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Sol Kane, Bud Shiffman (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Art Ralston (bar), James "Jimmy" Maxwell, John Napton, Bernie Privin (t), Charlie Castaldo, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier, Alvin Stoller (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {Why Don't You Do Right? / Six Flats Unfurnished [instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36652     Rel. Year: 1942
03:12 07/27/1942 CO 33048-1 Master Take (Columbia) Why Don't You Do Right? (Joe McCoy)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Morty Palitz (pdr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Clint Neagley, Herman "Hymie" Sche[r]tzer (as), Leonard Sims, Jon Walton (ts), Robert "Bob" Poland (bar), Benny Baker, Tony Faso (aka Joseph Fasulo), James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Lawrence Stearns, aka Alfred Sculco (t), Charlie Castaldo, Lou McGarity (tb), Dave Barbour (g), Cliff Hill (b), Howard "Hud" Davies (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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The Billboard debut of "Why Don't You Do Right?" took place during the week of January 2, 1943. According to Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories, 1890-1954, the Goodman-and-Lee recording peaked at #4 and spent a total of 19 weeks in the charts.


Title: {My Old Flame / How Deep Is The Ocean?}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 36754     Rel. Year: 1945
03:08 October 2, 1941; 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CO 31392-1 Master Take (Columbia) My Old Flame (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston)
03:04 October 8, 1941; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CO 31363-3 Master Take (Columbia) How Deep Is The Ocean? (Irving Berlin)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Skip Martin, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Cootie Williams (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Morty Stuhlmaker, Sid Weiss (b), Mel Powell (p), Sid Catlett (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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According to Joel Whitburn's estimates in his book Pop Memories, 1890-1954, this version of "How Deep Is The Ocean?" appeared in the charts during the week of October 6, 1945 and peaked at #19. Released a couple of years after Lee had left the bandleader's fold, it belatedly became her 10th charting success as Goodman's canary.

As can be seen above, the "My Old Flame" side of this single suffers from an oversight: Peggy Lee's name is not printed anywhere in the label.


Title: {On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe / It's Anybody's Spring}
Artist: Bob Crosby And His Orchestra
Format: 78     Label: ARA     Cat. Num.: Rm 114 [Version #1]     Rel. Year: 1945
02:48 Possibly June 30, 1944 RR-9756-3 Master Take (Ara) It's Anybody's Spring (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
02:52 Possibly June 30, 1944 RR-9757-2 Master Take (Ara) On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe (Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren)

Bob Crosby (ldr), Bob Crosby (con, v), Bob Crosby And His Orchestra (acc), Sid Bender, Don Brassfield, Robert "Bob" Lawson, Frank Meyers, Clint Neagley (sax), Claude Bowen, Jack Holmes, Jack Mootz, Quig Quigley (t), Walter Benson, Bill Hearn, Warren Smith (tb), Robert "Bob" Bain (g), Edward Gilbert (b), Ernie Hughes (p), Jimmy Felton (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Ara 78-rpm single #114 was issued twice, in partially different versions. Released in April 1945, the earliest version (seen above) features Peggy Lee on both sides. The second version (seen below, right after this entry) substitutes her rendition of "It's Anybody's Spring" with "On The Night Train To Memphis," an instrumental by The "Porky" Freeman Trio.


Title: {On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe / On The Midnight Train To Memphis [instrumental by The Porky Freeman Trio}
Artist: Bob Crosby And His Orchestra
Format: 78     Label: ARA     Cat. Num.: Rm 114 [Version #2]     Rel. Year: 1945
02:52 Possibly June 30, 1944 RR-9757-2 Master Take (Ara) On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe (Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren)

Bob Crosby (ldr), Bob Crosby (con, v), Bob Crosby And His Orchestra (acc), Sid Bender, Don Brassfield, Robert "Bob" Lawson, Frank Meyers, Clint Neagley (sax), Claude Bowen, Jack Holmes, Jack Mootz, Quig Quigley (t), Walter Benson, Bill Hearn, Warren Smith (tb), Robert "Bob" Bain (g), Edward Gilbert (b), Ernie Hughes (p), Jimmy Felton (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Ara 78-rpm single #114 was issued twice, in partially different versions. The earliest version features vocals by Peggy Lee on both sides; this second version substitutes one of her vocals ("It's Anybody's Spring") with an instrumental by The "Porky" Freeman Trio ("On The Night Train To Memphis"). The reasons for the substitution and the partial re-release are unknown.

Also unknown to me is the date on which this second version of the single was issued. We do know that the first version was issued in or or around April 1945. The possible years of release for the second version are thus 1945 and 1946, because Ara was no longer issuing material by 1947. For the time being (while additional information has yet to be located), I have chosen to give a 1945 date to both versions, with the caveat that such a date is tentative for this version.

Another detail of interest is the Hollywood connection of both Lee vocals. Most notably, "On The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe" came from the MGM movie The Harvey Girls, which premiered on January 18, 1946. Perhaps as a promotional strategy, MGM released the song to record companies well in advance of the movie's premiere. (The strategy paid off: the song was a big hit half a year before the film's debut.) Hence Ara's first version of the single came out when the film was still in production. Notice also that only the second version of the single includes a movie credit.

Further complicating matters is the fact that this second version exists in more than one variant. The differences between the variants involve font sizes and song titles. In the above-seen variant, the title is correctly given as "On The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe," and the font is smaller than what was used in the first version of the single. In the other variant (shown directly below), the font is the same size as in the first version of the disc, and the title is also printed just as it was in that first version ("Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe").




Adding to the confusion is the following news bit, published in June of 1946 on the trade magazine Variety: "Ara Records, Hollywood indie disk firm, has designed a new record label which is receiving much commendation in New York. Labels vary from those in use for years in that they feature in large type the same name of the artist on top and below, in equal size type [as] the title of the tune. Above both is the label name, Another feature of the design is the listing below the title on each side, the name of the song occupying the reverse side." As described on Variety, this imprint does not correspond with any of the images presented above. Discs by other artists on Ara (e.g. Ara 78-rpm single 4501-A, by Art Tatum) do show the artist's name on top of the label, and in large type, but do not display the artist's name below.

For further commentary, particularly about the session itself, consult this page.


Title: {What More Can A Woman Do / You Was Right, Baby}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 197     Rel. Year: 1945
02:43 12/27/1944 541-2 Master Take (Capitol) What More Can A Woman Do (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)
02:26 12/27/1944 543-2 Master Take (Capitol) You Was Right, Baby (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Harold Lawson, Maury Stein (cl), Billy May (t), Dave Barbour (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Milt Raskin (p), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Both sides of this 78-rpm disc received airplay -- particularly "You Was Right, Baby." Neither side is listed, however, in Joel Whitburn's music chart books. Airplay might have been circumscribed to the programs of jazz-oriented disc jockeys.


Title: {I'm Glad I Waited For You / Waiting For The Train To Come In}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 218     Rel. Year: 1945
03:04 07/30/1945 739-3 Master Take (Capitol) Waiting For The Train To Come In (Martin Block, Sunny Skylar)
02:36 07/30/1945 740-3 Master Take (Capitol) I'm Glad I Waited For You (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (sax, cl, b, p), Dave Barbour (g), Peggy Lee (v)

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"Waiting For The Train To Come In" entered the charts during the week of November 10, 1945 and stayed for 14 weeks. It peaked at #4. The flip side of Capitol #218 also charted. "I'm Glad I Waited For You" appeared on the chart during the week of March 30, 1946, and peaked at #24.




Title: {I Can See It Your Way, Baby / I Don't Know Enough About You}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 236     Rel. Year: 1946
02:58 12/26/1945 886-3 Master Take (Capitol) I Can See It Your Way, Baby (Inez James, Sidney Miller)
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), Dave Barbour All-Stars (acc), Unknown (sax, cl, b, p), Dave Barbour (g), Peggy Lee (v)

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Co-written by Lee herself, "I Don't Know Enough About You" made its debut in the music charts during the week of May 25, 1946 and went on to peak at #7. Judging from the positioning of the titles in the Billboard ad shown above, Capitol might have originally plugged the other side, "I Can See It Your Way," expecting it to be the bigger hit.


Title: {Two Silhouettes / All The Cats Join In [instrumental by The Charles Wolcott Orchestra]}
Artist: (Not Peggy Lee)
Format: 78     Label: DISNEY     Cat. Num.: none shown     Rel. Year: 1946
02:48 Late 1945 (Possibly December 1945) 2-3 Master Take (Disney) Two Silhouettes (Ray Gilbert, Charles F. Wolcott)

Don Otis (pdr), The Charles Wolcott Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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A promotional record, this 78-rpm disc contains two songs from the 1946 Disney movie Make Mine Music. Originally intended only for use by radio stations, the platter is made of vinylite (at the time, an optimal airplay choice, due to its relative hardiness and low surface noise).

Two other identically titled 78-rpm discs exist, all of them ten inches in diameter. They are obvious companions to the item under scrutiny. (One of them includes yet another Peggy Lee vocal, "Johnny Fedora And Alice Blue Bonnet.") However, there is no indication that the lot was conceived as one 78-album set. (The very nature of promotional material diminishes the likelihood that an album set could have been intended. And, to my knowledge, no sighting of a 78-rpm album cover has ever been reported.)

Printed in Billboard magazine, a February 16, 1946 writeup is my primary basis for the above-shown date of issue. (The discs themselves do not have dates in them.) The Billboard writeup reports the upcoming distribution of the discs to radio stations across the nation. "Two Silhouettes" and "All The Cats Join In" are both mentioned among the songs to be included. (Actually, a total of four sides, or two discs, are mentioned. The third of the discs, which does not feature Peggy Lee, might have been conceived at a later point in time.)

None of these promotional discs bear obvious catalogue numbers on them. Although there are numerical codes on the labels, the codes do not look like catalogue numbers. Instead, one of the codes would seem to be a master number: A-2665 is printed on the label of "Two Silhouettes," A-2667 on the label of "All The Cats Join In."

An additional set of numerical codes appears only the labels of the two discs that were being announced in February of 1946. Through the codes, an order or pattern is suggested ((2-3 in the case of "Two Silhouettes," 4-4 in the other case, 3-2 and 1-4 in the other cases).

Notice that the promotional interpretations which Peggy Lee and Charles Wolcott waxed for the present disc operated separately from those that were expressly recorded for the movie's soundtrack. In other words, a different set of artists performs the soundtrack versions. In the case of "Two Silhouettes," the film's version is sung by Dinah Shore.

For additional commentary on all three discs and their sources, consult this page.


Title: {Johnny Fedora Fedora And Alice Blue Bonnet / Without You [sung by Anita Boyer]}
Artist: (Not Peggy Lee)
Format: 78     Label: DISNEY     Cat. Num.: none shown     Rel. Year: 1946
02:38 Late 1945 (Possibly December 1945) 3-2 Master Take (Disney) Johnny Fedora & Alice Blue Bonnet (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel)

Don Otis (pdr), The Charles Wolcott Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:



A promotional record, this 78-rpm disc contains two songs from the 1946 Disney movie Make Mine Music. Originally intended only for use by radio stations, the platter is made of vinylite (at the time, an optimal airplay choice, due to its relative hardiness and low surface noise).

Two other identically titled 78-rpm discs exist, all of them ten inches in diameter. They are obvious companions to the item under scrutiny. (One of them includes yet another Peggy Lee vocal, "Two Silhouettes.") However, there is no indication that the lot was conceived as one 78-rpm album set. (The very nature of promotional material diminishes the likelihood that an album set could have been intended. And, to my knowledge, no sighting of a 78-rpm album cover has ever been reported.)

Printed in Billboard magazine, a February 16, 1946 writeup is my primary basis for the above-shown date of issue. (The discs themselves do not have dates in them.) The Billboard writeup reports the upcoming distribution of the discs to radio stations across the nation. "Without You" is mentioned as one of the songs to be included. (Actually, a total of four sides, or two discs, are mentioned. The third of the discs, which does not feature Peggy Lee, might have been conceived at a later point in time.)

None of these promotional discs bear obvious catalogue numbers on them. Although there are numerical codes on the labels, the codes do not look like catalogue numbers. Instead, one of the codes would seem to be a master number: A-2666 is printed on the label of "Johnny Fedora & Alice Blue Bonnet," A-2664 on the label of "Without You."

An additional set of numerical codes appears only on the labels of the two discs that were being announced in February of 1946. Through the codes, an order or pattern is suggested (3-2 in the case of "Johnny Fedora And Alice Blue Bonnet," 1-4 in the other case, with 2-3 and 4-4 to be found on the other contemporaneous disc ).

Notice that the promotional interpretations which Anita Boyer and Peggy Lee waxed for the present disc operated separately from those that were expressly recorded for the movie's soundtrack. In other words, a different set of artists performs the soundtrack versions. In the case of "Johnny Fedora And Alice Blue Bonnet," the film's version is sung by The Andrews Sisters.

For additional commentary on all three discs and their sources, consult this page.


Title: {Linger In My Arms A Little Longer, Baby / Baby, You Can Count On Me }
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 263     Rel. Year: 1946
03:07 04/11/1946 1077-4 Master Take (Capitol) Linger In My Arms A Little Longer (Herb Magidson)
03:08 04/11/1946 1078-5 Master Take (Capitol) Baby, You Can Count On Me (Freddie Stewart)

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

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"Linger In My Arms A Little Longer" entered the charts during the week of September 28, 1946. According to Joel Whitburn's estimates in Pop Memories, 1890-1954, it peaked at #16.


Title: {Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did? / It's All Over Now}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 292     Rel. Year: 1946
03:00 07/23/1946 1211-4 Master Take (Capitol) It's All Over Now (Don Marcotte, Sunny Skylar)
02:58 07/23/1946 1212-2 Master Take (Capitol) Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (cl, t, tb, b, p, d), Dave Barbour (g), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {He's Just My Kind / It's A Good Day}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 322     Rel. Year: 1946
02:53 07/12/1946 1199-4 Master Take (Capitol) It's A Good Day (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)
03:05 09/23/1946 1226-6 Master Take (Capitol) He's Just My Kind (Floyd Huddleston, Mark McIntyre)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette, Paul Weston (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (sax, t, tb, g, b, p, d), 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), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v), Reynold Johnson (unk)

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Joel Whitburn's tabulations in his book Pop Memories, 1890-1954 show "It's A Good Day" as peaking at #16 after entering the Billboard charts on January 18, 1947. A crowd pleaser, this recording was so popular that -- Whitburn's estimates notwithstanding -- it could have cracked the top 10. (Radio shows of the second half of the 1940s favored the song. It has actually proven to have a perennial appeal, popping up not only on radio but also on records, TV shows and films all the way into the twenty-first century.)




Title: {Everything's Movin' Too Fast / It's Lovin' Time}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 343     Rel. Year: 1946
02:48 11/22/1946 1530-5 Master Take (Capitol) It's Lovin' Time (Harry Harris, J. Chalmers "Chummy" MacGregor)
02:57 11/22/1946 1531-5 Master Take (Capitol) Everything's Movin' Too Fast (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl, as), Dave Barbour (con, g), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Dave Cavanaugh (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Loring "Red" Nichols (c), Bill Davis (b), Tommy Linehan (p), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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After entering the Billboard charts during the week of February 8, 1947, "Everythin's Moving Too Fast" became the third song composed by the Barbour-Lee team that climbed the music charts. It peaked at #21.


Title: {On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Serenade In Blue [vocal by Dick Haymes]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 37514     Rel. Year: 1947
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)

Benny Goodman (ldr), {Head Arrangement} (arr), Mel Powell (arr, p), 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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Columbia released this single 4 years after Peggy Lee had left The Benny Goodman Orchestra and the bandleader's label. The Peggy Lee vocal was actually being reissued; "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" had previously appeared in the Columbia's 1942 single Co 36617. The song was also re-released in a 1948 item listed below.


Title: {Speaking Of Angels / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 375     Rel. Year: 1947
02:23 01/29/1947 1613-5 Master Take (Capitol) Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Traditional)
02:48 01/29/1947 1614-5 Master Take (Capitol) Speaking Of Angels (Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Dave Barbour (arr, g), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Peggy Lee (arr, v), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (sax, t, tb), Phil Stephens (b), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), Tommy Romersa (d)

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Title: {Ain'tcha Ever Comin' Back? / Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino, Go To Sleep)}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 419     Rel. Year: 1947
02:41 04/21/1947 1853-4 Master Take (Capitol) Ain'tcha Ever Comin' Back? (Axel Stordahl, Irving Taylor, Paul Weston)
02:59 04/21/1947 1854-3 Master Take (Capitol) Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino, Go To Sleep) (Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston)

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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Fully treated as a novelty by other artists, "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba" received more of a lullaby treatment from Peggy Lee. According to Joel Whitburn's estimates, this Lee interpretation entered the music charts during the week of June 28, 1947 and reached #10. (For additional chart details about this or any other song, consult the session on which th e number was recorded -- in this case, the April 21, 1947 session).


Title: {It Takes A Long, Long Train With A Red Caboose / Just An Old Love of Mine}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 445     Rel. Year: 1947
03:06 07/03/1947 2106-3 Master Take (Capitol) It Takes A Long, Long Train With A Red Caboose (Dick Charles, Lawrence W. Markes, Jr.)
03:14 07/03/1947 2107-3 Master Take (Capitol) Just An Old Love Of Mine (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour All-Stars (acc), Unknown (sax, g, b, p, cel), Ray Linn (t), Peggy Lee (v)

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A mysterious B prefix is found in one side of this single (and in the above-seen ad), but not on the other side of the single.


Title: {There'll Be Some Changes Made / A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15001     Rel. Year: 1947
03:08 08/14/1947 2162-4 Master Take (Capitol) There'll Be Some Changes Made (Billy Higgins, William Benton Overstreet)
03:12 07/15/1946 1203-1-A Master Take (Capitol) A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues (Dick Charles, Lawrence W. Markes, Jr.)

Frank DeVol, Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), John Palladino (eng), Frank DeVol (arr, con), Frank Devol and His Orchestra (acc), Skeets Herfurt aka Arthur Herfurt, Jerome Kasper, Jules Kinsler, Ron Perry, Ted Romersa (r), Abe Benike, Uan Rasey, Irv Shulkin (t), George Faye, Si Zentner (tb), Dave Barbour (g), Phil Stephens (b), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), June Weiland (hrp), Tommy Romersa (d), Victor Arno, Joseph Livoti, Joseph Quadri, Henry Sugar (vn), Jacob Kaz, Paul Lowenkron (vl), Fred Goerner, Joseph Saxon, Julius Tannenbaum (vc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {The Freedom Train / God Bless America [vocal by Margaret Whiting and The Pied Pipers]}
Artist: Various
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15003     Rel. Year: 1947
03:10 September 12, 1947 2247-4 Master Take (Capitol) The Freedom Train (Irving Berlin)

Lee Gillette (pdr), Paul Weston And His Orchestra (acc), Leonard "Lenny" Hartman, Herbert "Herbie" Haymer, Herbert "Happy" Lawson, Julian "Matty" Matlock, Fred Stulce (r), Benny Goodman (cl), Charles Griffard, George Seaberg, Ray Woods, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy (t), William "Bill" Schaefer, Elmer Smithers, Allan "Al" Thompson (tb), George Van Eps (g), John "Jack" Ryan (b), Milt Raskin (p), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee, Johnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers, Margaret Whiting (v), The Pied Pipers' Hal Hopper, The Pied Pipers' June Hutton, The Pied Pipers' Chuck Lowry, The Pied Pipers' Clark Yocum (bkv)

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Title: {Golden Earrings / I'll Dance At Your Wedding}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15009     Rel. Year: 1947
03:00 09/23/1947 2270-4 Master Take (Capitol) I'll Dance At Your Wedding (Herb Magidson, Ben Oakland)
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, t, b, str, p, d), Dave Barbour (g), Peggy Lee (v)

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Both sides of Capitol #15009 entered the charts. According to Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories, 1890-1954, "Golden Earrings" peaked at #2 and stayed in the Billboard charts for 18 weeks. "I'll Dance At Your Wedding" entered the Billboard charts during the week of December 20 and peaked at #11.




Title: {Ja-Da / Three O'Clock Jump [both instrumentals by Ten Cats And A Mouse]}
Artist: Ten Cats And A Mouse
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15015     Rel. Year: 1947
03:04 10/13/1947 2343-5 Master Take (Capitol) Ja-Da (Bob Carleton)
03:04 10/13/1947 2344-4 Master Take (Capitol) Three O'Clock Jump (Felis Domestica)

Lee Gillette (pdr), Ten Cats And A Mouse (acc), Paul Weston (cl), Eddie Miller (as), Benny Carter (ts), Dave Cavanaugh (bar), Dave Barbour (t), Billy May, Bobby Sherwood (tb), Hal Derwin (g), Frank DeVol (b), Red Norvo (p), Peggy Lee (d)

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Peggy Lee (aka the Mouse) plays drums in this single's two instrumentals, which otherwise featured musicians (aka the Ten Cats) playing instruments other than the one for which each was best known. As can be seen above, the label of the 78-rpm disc gives the title of one of its sides as "Three O'Clock Jump;" however, some of the Capitol documentation identifies it instead as "Three-Thirty Jump."


Title: {On The Sunny Side Of The Street [Benny Goodman version] / There's A Small Hotel [Claude Thornhill version]}
Artist: The Benny Goodman Orchestra
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 38219 / Album C 163     Rel. Year: 1948
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)

Benny Goodman (ldr), {Head Arrangement} (arr), Mel Powell (arr, p), 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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The 78-rpm single under discussion is actually part of the album Paul Whiteman Selects Records For The Millions; Eight Unforgettable Columbia Hits (Columbia C-163). Its inclusion herein constitutes an exception: the present index restricts itself to 78-rpm discs that were sold "individually," not as parts of an album. Among my reasons for making this exception is my lingering doubt as to whether this 78-rpm disc was sold not only as part of Paul Whiteman Selects Records For The Millions; Eight Unforgettable Columbia Hits but also separately (a possibility vaguely pointed out by some sources). If so, the particular copy viewable above would have not been among those separately sold, because it clearly identifies itself as part of Columbia 78-rpm album C 163. Be that as it may, notice that this 78-rpm album was released in 1948, the year in which a long-lasting record ban compelled the labels to re-release old material. It's also worth noting that "On the Sunny Side Of The Street" had already been issued twice (1942, 1947). Hence it can be speculated that the Goodman-Lee version of this standard was popular and/or favored by company executives.


Title: {Mañana / All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15022     Rel. Year: 1948
02:45 11/25/1947 2609-4 Master Take (Capitol) Mañana (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)
02:30 11/26/1947 2622-3 Master Take (Capitol) All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart (Fred Patrick, Claude Reese, Jack Val)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour (con, g), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Dave Barbour And The Brazilians, aka Bando Da Lua (acc), Unknown (f), 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)

NOTES:



"Mañana" made its chart debut during the week of January 24, 1948 and was the first of Peggy Lee's nine chart entries for that year. It was also one of the top hits of 1948 and one of the year's million sellers -- a 2.5 million seller, according to uncorroborated press reports from the period. As tabulated by Joel Whitburn in Pop Memories 1890-1954, the song is shown as remaining for nine weeks in the #1 position and for twenty-one weeks in the Billboard charts. Billboard also named it Top Disc Jockey Record Of The Year.




Both sides of Capitol #15022 charted. "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" made its debut during the week of January 31, 1948 and peaked at #21.

In its British counterpart version (Capitol Cl 13001), this 78-rpm disc became the first single ever released by Capitol in the United Kingdom. Therein, "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" was picked as the A side of the single, but "Mañana" still garnered the greatest success.




Title: {For Every Man There's A Woman / Beyond The Sea (La Mer) [Benny Goodman instrumental]}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15030     Rel. Year: 1948
02:46 12/02/1947 2723-2 Master Take (Capitol) For Every Man There's A Woman (Leo Robin, Harold Arlen)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Mel Powell (arr, p), Benny Goodman (con, cl), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Jack Dumont, Paul McLarand (as), Bumps Myers (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), John Best (t), Sinclair Lott (frh), Al Hendrickson (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Red Norvo (vib), Tommy Romersa (d), Louis Kievman (vl), Peggy Lee (v)

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This collaboration between Peggy Lee and her former boss Benny Goodman became the singer's 13th hit for Capitol Records. It debuted in the Billboard charts during the week of February 28 and reached #25. "For Every Man There's A Woman" also added one more entry to the ten-hit string that Goodman and Lee had had together (all the other ones on Columbia Records).


Title: {Laroo, Laroo, Lilli Bolero / Talkin' To Myself About You}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15048     Rel. Year: 1948
02:51 11/12/1947 2457-3 Master Take (Capitol) Talkin' To Myself About You (Axel Stordahl, Irving Taylor, Paul Weston)
02:33 11/25/1947 2608-5 Master Take (Capitol) Laroo Laroo Lilli Bolero (Sylvia Dee, Sidney Lippman, Elizabeth Moore)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl), Dave Barbour (con, g), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Dave Barbour And The Brazilians, aka Bando Da Lua (acc), Unknown (f, tb), Benny Carter (as), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Ray Linn, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy (t), George "Red" Callender (b), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), Red Norvo (vib), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:



"Laroo Lilli Bolero" entered Billboard's charts during the week of April 3, 1948. It peaked at #14. "Talking To Myself About You" made its appearance on the week of April 17, 1948 and peaked at #23.


Title: {Why Don't You Do Right? / Somebody Else Is Taking My Place}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 38198     Rel. Year: 1948
03:09 November 13, 1941; 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CO 31741-1 Master Take (Columbia) Somebody Else Is Taking My Place (Bob Ellsworth, Dick Howard, Russ Morgan)
03:12 07/27/1942 CO 33048-1 Master Take (Columbia) Why Don't You Do Right? (Joe McCoy)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Morty Palitz (pdr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Clint Neagley, Herman "Hymie" Sche[r]tzer, Jules "Julie" Schwartz (as), George Berg, Vido Musso, Leonard Sims, Jon Walton (ts), Chuck Gentry, Robert "Bob" Poland (bar), Benny Baker, Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, Tony Faso (aka Joseph Fasulo), James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Lawrence Stearns, aka Alfred Sculco (t), Charlie Castaldo, Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Dave Barbour, Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Cliff Hill, Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier, Howard "Hud" Davies (d), Peggy Lee (v)

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Lee's two most popular numbers from her years as a canary with Benny Goodman were reissued by Columbia on this single, bearing catalogue number Co 38198. The success that Capitol had had with the Goodman-Lee track "For Every Man There's A Woman" (Capitol #15030) a few months earlier probably triggered Columbia's decision to re-release of these performances.

On this second round, the former #1 hit "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" peaked at #30 after making its return on the music charts during the week of June 19, 1948 (according, once again, to Whitburn's estimates).

"Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" thus holds the distinction of being not only Lee and Goodman's only #1 hit collaboration but also their final joint chart entry.


Title: {Caramba! It's The Samba / Baby, Don't Be Mad At Me}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15090     Rel. Year: 1948
03:00 11/20/1947 2559-3 Master Take (Capitol) Baby, Don't Be Mad At Me (Mack David, Ticker Freeman)
02:46 11/25/1947 2607-4 Master Take (Capitol) Caramba! It's The Samba (Edward Pola, Irving Taylor, George Wyle)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour (con, g), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Dave Barbour And The Brazilians, aka Bando Da Lua (acc), Unknown (f, b, d), Benny Carter (as), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Harry Vasco de Almeida (p-o, gou), Aloysio de Oliveira (g), Aluísio "Lulu" Antunes Ferreira (t-g), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), Red Norvo (vib), Walter Pinheiro (ttd), José "Russinho" Ferreira Soares (tam), Peggy Lee (v)

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This double-charting single entered the charts on the week of June 5, 1948. "Baby, Don't Be Mad At Me" peaked at #21, "Caramba! It's the Samba" at #13.


Title: {Bubble-loo, Bubble-loo / Why Don't You Do Right?}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15118     Rel. Year: 1948
02:28 11/19/1947 2493-3 Master Take (Capitol) Why Don't You Do Right? (Joe McCoy)
03:01 December 2, 1947 2727-2 Master Take (Capitol) Bubble-loo, Bubble-loo (Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau, Billy May (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (sax, f, o, g, b, str, p, d), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

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Title: {Don't Smoke in Bed / Everybody Loves Somebody}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15151     Rel. Year: 1948
03:13 11/20/1947 2560-2 Master Take (Capitol) Everybody Loves Somebody (Ken Lane, Irving Taylor)
03:09 December 2, 1947 2728-4 Master Take (Capitol) Don't Smoke In Bed (Willard Robison, Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau, Harold "Hal" Mooney (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (sax, f, o, g, b, str, p, d), 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: {Don't Be So Mean To Baby / Just A Shade On The Blue Side}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15159     Rel. Year: 1948
03:07 December 2, 1947 2725-3 Master Take (Capitol) Just A Shade On The Blue Side (Harold Adamson, Hoagy Carmichael)
03:00 10/17/1946 1240-4 Master Take (Capitol) Don't Be So Mean To Baby (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)

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

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Title: {So Dear To My Heart / Love, Your (Magic) Spell Is Everywhere}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15232     Rel. Year: 1948
03:04 11/26/1947 2621-3 Master Take (Capitol) So Dear To My Heart (Ticker Freeman, Irving Taylor)
03:11 December 2, 1947 2726-3 Master Take (Capitol) Love, Your (Magic) Spell Is Everywhere (Edmund Goulding, Elsie Janis)

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

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Title: {You Was Right, Baby / It's A Good Day}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15277     Rel. Year: 1948
02:26 12/27/1944 543-2 Master Take (Capitol) You Was Right, Baby (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)
02:53 07/12/1946 1199-4 Master Take (Capitol) It's A Good Day (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Harold Lawson, Maury Stein (cl), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Robert "Bob" Lawson (bar), Ray Linn, Billy May (t), Ed Kusby aka Edward Kuczborski, Carl Loeffler, Elmer Smithers, Si Zentner (tb), Dave Barbour (g), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (b, p), Artie Shapiro, Phil Stephens (b), Milt Raskin (p), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v), Reynold Johnson (unk)

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A reissue of two popular numbers that had been previously issued on separate singles.


Title: {Hold Me / I Wanna Go Where You Go (Then I'll Be Happy)}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15298     Rel. Year: 1948
03:03 11/19/1947 2495-4 Master Take (Capitol) Hold Me (Little Jack Little, Dave Oppenheim, Ira Schuster)
02:40 12/26/1947 3085-3 Master Take (Capitol) I Wanna Go Where You Go (Then I'll Be Happy) (Lew Brown, Sidney Clare, Cliff Friend)

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

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Seen herein is both sides of single #15298, and also Capitol's trade ad for the single.


Title: {On A Slow Boat To China [Vocal by Al Hendrickson] / For Every Man There's A Woman [Vocal by Peggy Lee]} [Diff. pairing than in USA singles]}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13003     Rel. Year: 1948
02:46 12/02/1947 2723-2 Master Take (Capitol) For Every Man There's A Woman (Leo Robin, Harold Arlen)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Mel Powell (arr, p), Benny Goodman (con, cl), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Jack Dumont, Paul McLarand (as), Bumps Myers (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), John Best (t), Sinclair Lott (frh), Al Hendrickson (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Red Norvo (vib), Tommy Romersa (d), Louis Kievman (vl), Peggy Lee (v)

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Capitol Cl 13003 was part of the first batch of Capitol 78-rpm discs ever issued in the United Kingdom. (The very first one, Capitol Cl 13001, was actually a Peggy Lee single, consisting of "Mañana" and "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart.") Capitol Cl 13003 was a Benny Goodman single that featured vocals on both sides, one by a male and one by a female. This Peggy Lee-centric discography naturally highlights the distaff-sung side, though the vocal by the male vocalist/guitarist is actually the one on side A. It was also the more recent and substantial Goodman hit at the time; the number featuring Peggy Lee had run its chart course months earlier.


Title: {You Was / Someone Like You}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15349     Rel. Year: 1949
02:07 12/14/1948 3566-2 Master Take (Capitol) Someone Like You (Ralph Blane, Harry Warren)
02:46 12/14/1948 3587-4 Master Take (Capitol) You Was (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Paul Francis Webster)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau, Sonny Burke (arr), Unknown (acc), Peggy Lee, Dean Martin (v)

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Title: {Blum Blum (I Wonder Who I Am) / If You Could See Me Now}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15371     Rel. Year: 1949
03:10 12/29/1948 3825-3 Master Take (Capitol) If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
02:31 12/29/1948 3826-3 Master Take (Capitol) Blum Blum (I Wonder Who I Am) (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Peggy Lee and Her Dixieland Band (acc), Unknown (t, tb, b, p, d), Dave Barbour (g), Peggy Lee (v)

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Peggy Lee's "Blum Blum" entered the Billboard charts during the week of July 3, 1949 and peaked at #27.


Title: {Similau / While We're Young}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: 15416     Rel. Year: 1949
03:19 11/27/1947 2624-1 Master Take (Capitol) While We're Young (William Engvick, Morty Palitz, Alec Wilder)
02:23 02/08/1949 3953-6 Master Take (Capitol) Similau (Harry Coleman, Arden Clar, Leopoldo González)

Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl, ts), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Dave Barbour's Afro Cubans (acc), Ray Linn (t), Dave Barbour, George Van Eps (g), Phil Stevens (b), Hal Schaefer (p), Nick Fatool, Iván López, Jackie Mills, Tommy Romersa (d), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:


"Similau" entered the charts during the week of April 23, 1949 and peaked at #17.


Title: {Everybody Loves Somebody / Baby, Don't Be Mad At Me} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 13021     Rel. Year: 1949
03:13 11/20/1947 2560-2 Master Take (Capitol) Everybody Loves Somebody (Ken Lane, Irving Taylor)
03:00 11/20/1947 2559-3 Master Take (Capitol) Baby, Don't Be Mad At Me (Mack David, Ticker Freeman)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Benny Carter (as), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Dave Barbour (g), Unknown (b, d), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), Red Norvo (vib), Peggy Lee (v)


Title: {Don't Smoke In Bed / It Takes A Long, Long Train ...} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 13050     Rel. Year: 1949
03:09 December 2, 1947 2728-4 Master Take (Capitol) Don't Smoke In Bed (Willard Robison, Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)
03:06 07/03/1947 2106-3 Master Take (Capitol) It Takes A Long, Long Train With A Red Caboose (Dick Charles, Lawrence W. Markes, Jr.)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau, Harold "Hal" Mooney (arr), Dave Barbour All-Stars, Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (sax, f, o, g, b, str, p, cel, d), Ray Linn (t), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {You Was / Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Dean Martin solo)} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13058     Rel. Year: 1949
02:46 12/14/1948 3587-4 Master Take (Capitol) You Was (Joseph F. "Sonny" Burke, Paul Francis Webster)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Sonny Burke (arr), Unknown (acc), Peggy Lee, Dean Martin (v)


Title: {(Ghost) Riders In The Sky / Similau (See-me-lo)} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13111     Rel. Year: 1949
02:23 02/08/1949 3953-6 Master Take (Capitol) Similau (Harry Coleman, Arden Clar, Leopoldo González)
02:41 04/18/1949 4215-5 Master Take (Capitol) (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) (Stan Jones)

Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl, ts), Dave Barbour All-Stars, Dave Barbour's Afro Cubans (acc), Ray Linn (t), Dave Barbour, George Van Eps (g), Phil Stevens (b), Nick Fatool, Iván López, Jackie Mills, Tommy Romersa (d), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Singers (bkv)

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Title: {Blues In The Night [Peggy Lee vocal] ] / Bewitched [Helen Forrest vocal]}
Artist: (Not Peggy Lee)
Format: 78/7" 33.3 rpm single     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 38821 / 1 642 (also 3 38821)     Rel. Year: 1949
03:15 December 24, 1941; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CO 32051-1 Master Take (Columbia) Blues In The Night (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Sextet (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Cutty Cutshall (tb), Lou McGarity (tb, v), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Mel Powell (p), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:






In 1949, Columbia combined Benny Goodman's versions of "Blues In The Night" and "Bewitched" on not one but two singles: the disc pictured above (issued on the label's main line) and a disc to be pictured below (issued on Harmony, Columbia's budget line). Both pictured items are 78-rpm discs.

A look at the promotional version of the Columbia 78-rpm disc adds one more wrinkle to the complicated history of this issue. The promo sent to disc jockeys corruptly included Benny Goodman's version of "Bewitched" (featuring Helen Forrest) but missed his version of "Blues In The Night" (featuring Peggy Lee). Instead of "Blues In The Night," the flip side offers Doris Day's version of "Bewitched." This is clearly a company error; the white label on the Day side indicates that her performance was meant to be issued on Columbia 38698, not on Columbia 38821.

Columbia also released the combination of Goodman's "Blues In The Night" and Goodman's "Bewitched" on what was then a new, experimental format: the 7" 33-rpm single. Perhaps attesting to the popularity of these performances by the bandleader and two of his premiere vocalist (Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee), the issue was actually released twice on 7" 33-rpm single: there is an original issue, with catalogue number Columbia 1-642; and a reissue, whose catalogue number is 3-38821. Columbia 1-642 was issued in 1950. The exact release date of Columbia 3-38821 is unknown, though most certainly within the early 1950s.

Columbia 1-642 was reviewed on the May 27, 1950 issue of Billboard magazine. Both sides receive positive remarks, with the lion's share going to the version of "Bewitched." Nevertheless, the reviewer made the glaring mistake of crediting both vocals to Helen Forrest.

Elusive and hard to track down, neither the original 33-rpm single (1-642) nor its reissue (3-338821) are pictured here. Extant information about them is similarly scant. Accounting for their elusiveness is the fact that, unlike the other singles (the established 78-rpm disc and the then-emerging 45-rpm disc), this format did not catch on with the buying public. (Another Goodman-Lee 33-rpm single was a reissue of their 1941 number "I See A Million People." This chronological index showcases the ressue below, amidst the 1950 entries.)

In his Goodman bio-discography, the authoritative Russ Connor mistakenly referred to Columbia 1-642 and Columbia 3-38821 as EPs. The most likely explanation for his mistake: insufficient information at his reach. The Columbia logs that Connor consulted probably listed 1-642 and 3-38821 but did not specify their configuration. Moreover, physical copies of these extremely rare items might have never reached his hands. His assumption that they were EPs would have been derived from details such as the items' numerical prefix, as well as their positioning in Columbia's log (where issues tended to be listed in chronological sequence).

Readers who consult Connor's series of discographies should also be made aware of a related error, his one pertaining to the Columbia 78-rpm disc. All but the last of the discographer's books misidentify the Peggy Lee vocal in Columbia 38821 as "Where Or When," instead of "Blues In The Night." The correction of the error is found in his Wrappin' It Up. As he explains therein, "Where Or When" is not on single #38821, but on single #38281, whose flip side features "Let's Do It."


Title: {Blues In The Night [Peggy Lee vocal] ] / Bewitched [Helen Forrest vocal]}
Artist: (Not Peggy Lee)
Format: 78     Label: COLUMBIA's Harmony     Cat. Num.: Ha 1012     Rel. Year: 1949
03:15 December 24, 1941; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CO 32051-1 Master Take (Columbia) Blues In The Night (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)

Benny Goodman (ldr), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Sextet (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Cutty Cutshall (tb), Lou McGarity (tb, v), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Mel Powell (p), Ralph Collier (d), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:






In 1949, Columbia issued not one but two singles featuring the same pair of Goodman masters ("Blues In The Night," "Bewitched"). One single was released on the label's main line (aka Columbia), the other single on its budget line (Harmony). The Harmony single is showcased herein, while the entry right above the present one highlighted the main single. In 1950s advertisements aimed at both customers and the trade, Harmony singles were characterized as "49 cent record[s] manufactured and recorded by Columbia Records ... exclusively distributed by Varsity Records." (Back in the early 1940s, when the subsidiary was revived by Columbia, the price was 35 cents.)


Title: {Caramba! It's The Samba! / Everything's Movin' Too Fast} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13069     Rel. Year: 1949
02:57 11/22/1946 1531-5 Master Take (Capitol) Everything's Movin' Too Fast (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)
02:46 11/25/1947 2607-4 Master Take (Capitol) Caramba! It's The Samba (Edward Pola, Irving Taylor, George Wyle)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl, as), Dave Barbour (con, g), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Dave Barbour And The Brazilians, aka Bando Da Lua (acc), Unknown (f), Dave Cavanaugh (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Loring "Red" Nichols (c), Harry Vasco de Almeida (p-o, gou), Aloysio de Oliveira (g), Aluísio "Lulu" Antunes Ferreira (t-g), Bill Davis (b), Tommy Linehan (p), Nick Fatool (d), Walter Pinheiro (ttd), José "Russinho" Ferreira Soares (tam), Peggy Lee (v)

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This 78-rpm disc was scheduled for issue in March of 1949, but was delayed until October of that year.


Title: {Someone Like You / Hold Me} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13164     Rel. Year: 1949
03:03 11/19/1947 2495-4 Master Take (Capitol) Hold Me (Little Jack Little, Dave Oppenheim, Ira Schuster)
02:07 12/14/1948 3566-2 Master Take (Capitol) Someone Like You (Ralph Blane, Harry Warren)

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

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Title: {So Dear To My Heart / Through A Long And Sleepless Night} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13165     Rel. Year: 1949
03:04 11/26/1947 2621-3 Master Take (Capitol) So Dear To My Heart (Ticker Freeman, Irving Taylor)
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), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)

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Title: {At The Café Rendezvous / Sunshine Cake} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13280     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)
03:07 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, r), Pete Rugolo (arr, con), Dave Barbour All-Stars, Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v)


Title: {That Old Feeling / Ain't Goin' No Place [not released as a single in the USA]}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13298     Rel. Year: 1950
02:41 01/07/1944 174-4 Master Take (Capitol) That Old Feeling (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain)
03:00 01/07/1944 172-2 Master Take (Capitol) Ain't Goin' No Place (Dave Cavanaugh aka Dick Larkin)

The Capitol Jazzmen (ldr), Dave Dexter, Jr. (pdr), {Head Arrangement} (arr), Barney Bigard (cl), Les Robinson (as), Eddie Miller (ts), Clarence "Shorty" Sherock (t), Nappy Lamare (g), Hank Wayland (b), Pete Johnson (p), Stanley Wrightsman (cel), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)


Title: {She Didn't Say Yes [not released as a single in the USA] / Them There Eyes}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13305      Rel. Year: 1950
02:47 09/23/1946 1227-4 Master Take (Capitol) She Didn't Say Yes (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
03:00 11/20/1947 2558-7 Master Take (Capitol) Them There Eyes (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette, Paul Weston (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Unknown (sax, t, tb, g, b, p, d), Benny Carter (as), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Dave Barbour (g), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), Red Norvo (vib), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:



This is the only 78-rpm single that contains Peggy Lee's version of "She Didn't Say Yes." (There is an American 78-rpm disc that features "She Didn't Say Yes," but that disc is not a single. It is instead part of an album called Jerome Kern's Music, whose selections are by various Capitol artists. In that Kern album, the flip side of "She Didn't Say Yes" is an instrumental version of "The Way You Look Tonight," performed by Paul Weston And His Orchestra.)


Title: {When You Speak With Your Eyes / Goodbye, John } [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13329     Rel. Year: 1950
02:59 12/02/1949 5262-3 Master Take (Capitol) When You Speak With Your Eyes (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour, Rene Touzet)
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), Dave Barbour (con), The Gualadajara Boys (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

NOTES:



Title: {'Deed I Do [not released as a single in the USA] / Life Is So Peculiar}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13416      Rel. Year: 1950
03:02 11/19/1947 2494-5 Master Take (Capitol) 'Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose)
02:35 09/13/1950 6590-5 Master Take (Capitol) Life Is So Peculiar (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

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

NOTES:



Title: {I See A Million People [Benny Goodman instrumental] / I See A Million People [Cab Calloway instrumental]}
Artist: Benny Goodman
Format: 78/7" 33.3 rpm single     Label: COLUMBIA     Cat. Num.: Co 39034 / 1 865     Rel. Year: 1950
02:42 08/20/1941 CCO 3982-1 Master Take (Columbia) I See A Million People (Una Mae Carlisle, Robert Sour)

Benny Goodman (ldr), John Hammond (pdr), Bill Savory (eng), Eddie Sauter (arr), The Benny Goodman Orchestra (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Skip Martin, Clint Neagley (as), George Berg, Vido Musso (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Cootie Williams (t), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity (tb), Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), John Simmons (b), Mel Powell (p), Sid Catlett (d), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:



In his book Popular Songs Of The Twentieth Century: A Charted History, Edward Foote Gardner lists three versions of "I See A Million People" which, according to his research, received airplay in 1941. Their respective performers were Una Mae Carlisle, Benny Goodman, and Cab Calloway. The versions by the two male bandleaders were on Columbia Records, which had naturally released them on 78-rpm discs in 1941. The label reissued the two versions in 1950, this time putting them together on the same single. (As for Carlisle's version, on RCA Victor's Bluebird, it was actually the original release of the number, sung by the composer herself.)

Columbia actually paired the Goodman and Calloway versions on not one but two configurations: 7" 33-rpm single (pictured above) and 78-rpm disc (pictured below in both its promotional and commercial versions). The seven-inch 33-rpm singles was a brand new format or configuration in 1950. It would fail to catch on with the buying public, which would eventual opt instead for the also new, competing 45-rpm single.

To read about another Goodman-Lee release on 33-rpm single, look for {Blues In The Night / Bewitched}. In this chronological index, it is showcases above, amidst the 1949 entries. (As in the present case, that single was also issued on both 33-rpm and 78-rpm single.)

My thanks to David Jessup for generously supplying the above-seen images of this item.







Title: {Lover, Come Back To Me / Crazy, He Calls Me} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13437     Rel. Year: 1951
02:48 06/16/1950 6148-2 Master Take (Capitol) Lover, Come Back To Me (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)
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), Pete Rugolo (arr, con), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (acc), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (r), Unknown (r, f, cl, bcl, enh, frh, bsn, o, g, b, str, p, cel, hrp, d, vc), Peggy Lee (v)


Title: {Neon Signs / Run For The Roundhouse, Nellie} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13458     Rel. Year: 1951
02:30 06/03/1949 4541-4 Master Take (Capitol) Neon Signs (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)
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), Dave Barbour, Pete Rugolo (con), Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), The Jud Conlon Singers (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)


Title: {Ay, Ay, Chug A Chug / My Small Señor} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13471     Rel. Year: 1951
02:52 12/02/1949 5263-3 Master Take (Capitol) My Small Señor (With The Sonriente Eyes) (Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour)
03:14 09/13/1950 6591-7 Master Take (Capitol) Ay, Ay, Chug A Chug (Leon Pober)

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


Title: {The Mill On The Floss / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13489     Rel. Year: 1951
02:14 02/08/1951 7121-12 Master Take (Capitol) Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! (Milton Kabak, Louis Prima)
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), Benny Carter (arr, unk), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Louis Prima and His Orchestra (acc), Jim Wynn (sax), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)


Title: {Telling Me Yes, Telling Me No / The One For Me (Mel Tormé solo)}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (Philippines) 1712 (Phil 3)     Rel. Year: 1951
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)

NOTES:
Manufactured in the Philippines by the Bolinao Electronics Corporation.


Title: {It Never Happen'd To Me / If You Turn Me Down} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13592     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)
02:26 04/05/1951 6286-4 Master Take (Capitol) It Never Happen' To Me (Joe Elly)

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

NOTES:



Title: {(When I Dance With You) I Get Ideas / Don't Fan The Flame} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13609     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)
02:26 07/10/1951 7294 Master Take (Capitol) Don't Fan The Flame (Harold H. Dickinson, Jr., John M. "Jack" Elliot)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Sid Feller (arr, con), Billy May (arr), Sid Feller and His Orchestra, Billy May And His Orchestra (acc), John Hacker, Jules Jacob[s], Jules Kinsler (r), Buck Clayton, Bernie Privin (t), Warren Covington, Lou McGarity, Buddy Morrow (tb), John Graas (frh), Laurindo Almeida, Barry Galbraith, Jose Oliveira (g), Meyer Rubin, Joe Shulman (b), Don Ferris, Joe Lewis (p), Kathryn Thompson (hrp), William Exiner, 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, Mel Tormé (v), The Jud Conlon Singers (bkv)

NOTES:



Title: {Bali Ha'i / I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13571     Rel. Year: 1951
03:08 03/11/1949 4095-3 Master Take (Capitol) Bali Ha'i (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)
03:08 04/18/1949 4193-3 Master Take (Capitol) I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

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

NOTES:
All British Capitol singles containing songs from the musical South Pacific (bearing catalogue numbers ranging from 13556 to #13587) were held back from their expected release in September 1951 and finally released two months later (November 1951). The reason for the delay is not known by me.


Title: {While We're Young / Would You Dance With A Stranger?} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cl 13685     Rel. Year: 1952
03:19 11/27/1947 2624-1 Master Take (Capitol) While We're Young (William Engvick, Morty Palitz, Alec Wilder)
02:13 12/17/1951 7775-10 Master Take (Capitol) Would You Dance With A Stranger? (Giovanni D'Anzi, Ray Miller)

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

NOTES:



In the United States, "Would You Dance With A Stranger" was paired with "Shame on You" (Capitol single #1926). As for the 1947 master of "While We're Young," its release on an US single had to wait, but once it happened, the number received more than its due on that format. Capitol finally picked it in 1949, turning it into the flip side of single #15416, whose main selection was "Similau." Then, in 1951, "While We're Young" showed up two more times on Capitol singles: #1683 (backing "Golden Earrings") and #1776 (backing "Birmingham Jail").


Title: {Just One Of Those Things / This Is A Very Special Day} [Different pairing than in USA & UK singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: DECCA©Columbia     Cat. Num.: (Australia) Do 70055     Rel. Year: 1953
02:55 04/28/1952 82780 Master Take (Decca) Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter)
02:34 12/16/1952 83740 Master Take (Decca) This Is A Very Special Day (Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Milt Gabler, Morty Palitz (pdr), Gordon Jenkins (arr, con), Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra, The Gordon Jenkins Chorus (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)

NOTES:
This Australian single identifies its two songs "as featured in Warner Bros. film The Jazz Singer.") Both songs were indeed sung by Peggy Lee in the movie, but the single actually contains her Decca studio masters, not the versions from the film's soundtrack.


Title: {The Gypsy With Fire In His Shoes / Where Flamingos Fly}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: (Japan) De 518     Rel. Year: 1957
02:28 06/08/1956 L 9286 Master Take (Decca) Where Flamingos Fly (John Benson Brooks, Harold Courlander, Elthea Peale)
02:50 05/26/1954 L 7715 Master Take (Decca) The Gypsy With Fire In His Shoes (Laurindo Almeida, Peggy Lee)

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

NOTES:




The above-given release year is tentative. In this discography's index pages, I have abstained from including any foreign singles which have an exact American counterpart (i.e., the same two tracks). I have made an exception for the present Japanese issue, primarily due to its inclusion of collectible pictorial material that is absent from the American counterpart. Another difference is that US Decca single #30117 ("The Gypsy With Fire In His Shoes / Where Flamingos Fly") came out on 45 rpm only -- not on 78 rpm. (For that reason, the US single is listed in the 45 index page, rather than in this one.)


Title: {Fever / You Don't Know [1958 master]}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (Canada?) 3998     Rel. Year: 1958
03:19 05/19/1958 19145-5 Master Take (Capitol) Fever (Otis Blackwell aka John Davenport, Eddie Cooley, Uncredited Second Lyricist)
02:31 05/25/1958 19200-7-mono Master Take (Capitol) You Don't Know (Walter Spriggs)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Peggy Lee (arr, v), Jack Marshall (con), Jack Marshall's Music (acc), Justin Gordon, George Smith (r), Don Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo, Emmanuel "Manny" Klein (t), Milt Bernhart (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Howard Roberts (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Joe Harnell (p), Shelly Manne (d)

NOTES:



Capitol's session files correctly indicate that the single Fever / You Don't Know was released on a 45-rpm single in both the United States (#3998) and the United Kingdom (#14902). There is no listing whatsoever for a 78-rpm counterpart. However, the second of the above-seen images show that a British 78-rpm single was actually issued. More mysterious is the other 78-rpm single shown. Its catalogue number (3998) identifies this item as an American 78-rpm version of the single, but the question remains as to which America is at play: is it the United States, is it Canada (where Capitol catalogue numbers were often identical to those used in the United States) or is it both countries? Since the label of the disc bears Capitol's Hollywood address, the item would indeed seem to be from the USA. It thus appears to have been omitted from the Capitol files that I consulted. (If any viewers know for certain that this 78-rpm single was sold in the States back in 1958, I would appreciate receiving confirmation from you.)


Title: {Golden Earrings / Caramba! It's The Samba} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 19000
03:00 09/24/1947 2278-3 Master Take (Capitol) Golden Earrings (Raymond B. "Ray" Evans, Jay Livingston, Victor Popular Young)
02:46 11/25/1947 2607-4 Master Take (Capitol) Caramba! It's The Samba (Edward Pola, Irving Taylor, George Wyle)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr), Dave Barbour (con, g), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Dave Barbour And The Brazilians, aka Bando Da Lua (acc), Unknown (f, b, str, p, d), 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)


Title: {That Old Feeling / Ain't Goin' No Place} [not released as a single in the USA]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 19008 [a reissue series?]
02:41 01/07/1944 174-4 Master Take (Capitol) That Old Feeling (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain)
03:00 01/07/1944 172-2 Master Take (Capitol) Ain't Goin' No Place (Dave Cavanaugh aka Dick Larkin)

The Capitol Jazzmen (ldr), Dave Dexter, Jr. (pdr), {Head Arrangement} (arr), Barney Bigard (cl), Les Robinson (as), Eddie Miller (ts), Clarence "Shorty" Sherock (t), Nappy Lamare (g), Hank Wayland (b), Pete Johnson (p), Stanley Wrightsman (cel), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)


Title: {Mañana / Stormy Weather [not rel. in USA or UK singles] } [Diff. pairing than in USA singles]}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (Brazil) 10 40003
02:45 11/25/1947 2609-4 Master Take (Capitol) Mañana (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee)
03:09 11/12/1947 2454-2 Master Take (Capitol) Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Henry J. "Heinie" Beau (arr, cl), Benny Carter (arr, as), Dave Barbour (con, g), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra, Dave Barbour And The Brazilians, aka Bando Da Lua (acc), Unknown (f, tb), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Ray Linn, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy (t), Harry Vasco de Almeida (p-o, gou), Aloysio de Oliveira (g), Aluísio "Lulu" Antunes Ferreira (t-g), George "Red" Callender (b), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), Red Norvo (vib), Nick Fatool (d), Walter Pinheiro (ttd), José "Russinho" Ferreira Soares (tam), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:



This is a tentative entry. My only acquaintance with the item is through the above-shown pictures, found in the internet. The entry is tentative because, instead of a single, this disc could one piece from a Brazilian edition of the 78-rpm album Rendezvous With Peggy Lee. (So far I have not come across any evidence, however, of a release of the 78-rpm album album in Brazilian land.)


Title: {Stormy Weather [not released in USA or UK singles] / Them There Eyes}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL     Cat. Num.: (France) 10119.321
03:09 11/12/1947 2454-2 Master Take (Capitol) Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
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), Benny Carter (arr, as), Dave Barbour And His Orchestra (acc), Herbert "Herbie" Haymer (ts), Ray Linn, Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy (t), Unknown (tb, b, d), Dave Barbour (g), George "Red" Callender (b), Edwin "Buddy" Cole (p), Red Norvo (vib), Nick Fatool (d), Peggy Lee (v)


Title: {Life Is So Peculiar / Bali Ha'i} [Different pairing than in USA and UK singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL©Telefunken     Cat. Num.: (Germany) 80130
03:08 03/11/1949 4095-3 Master Take (Capitol) Bali Ha'i (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)
02:35 09/13/1950 6590-5 Master Take (Capitol) Life Is So Peculiar (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

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

NOTES:



Title: {Rock Me To Sleep / Come On A-My House [vocal by Kay Starr]} [Different pairing that in USA and UK singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: CAPITOL©Telefunken     Cat. Num.: (Germany) C 80164
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)

NOTES:





In the United States, "Rock Me To Sleep" was released in an all-Peggy Lee single that paired the number with her version of "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah," from the same recording session. (That 1951 single can be seen in this page's sequel.) Similarly, Kay Starr's version of "Come On A-ma House" appeared in a Capitol single that paired the number with Starr's interpretation of "Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me."


Title: {Watermelon Weather / Sparrow On The Tree Top [vocal by Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters]} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: (Argentina) 229069
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)

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


Title: {Autumn In Rome / That's What A Woman Is For} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: DECCA©Brunswick     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 05258
02:41 03/01/1954 L 7584 Master Take (Decca) Autumn In Rome (Sammy Cahn, Paul Weston, Alessandro Cicognini)
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 (arr, con), Victor Young And His Singing Strings (acc), Vicente Gomez (g), Unknown (b, p), Stella Castellucci (hrp), Peggy Lee (v)

NOTES:



In the USA, these two songs were released on different singles. "Autumn In Rome" was paired with "Johnny Guitar." "That's What A Woman Is For" was paired with "Summer Vacation."


Title: {Johnny Guitar / Autumn In Rome}
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: Omega Licensed     Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 60.997
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)

NOTES:



Title: {Lover / Let Me Go, Lover} [Different pairing than in USA singles]
Artist: Peggy Lee
Format: 78     Label: DECCA     Cat. Num.: (South Africa) Fm 6177
03:20 05/01/1952 82813 Master Take (Decca) Lover (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
03:02 11/18/1954 L 7989 Master Take (Decca) Let Me Go, Lover! (Jenny Lou Carson, Al Hill)

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), Unknown (bkv), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

NOTES: