The Peggy Lee Bio-Discography:
A Gallery Of Various-Artists Compilations
From The Capitol-EMI Family Of Labels
(Excluding Serialized Albums)

by Iván Santiago-Mercado

Page generated on Aug 8, 2017


Scope And Contents

This album gallery focuses on compilations from the Capitol-Emi family of labels.  Besides their connection to Emi or Capitol, the chosen compilations have two other elements in common:  their track listings feature various artists and, naturally, Peggy Lee is one of them.  The gallery's first section covers anthologies from the 78-rpm era (i.e., Capitol releases that originally came out on shellac).  Subsequent sections highlight vinyl (domestic LPs in section II, non-domestic LPs in section III), tapes, cartridges (IV), and compact discs (V-X).  Divided by label, the CD sections bring attention to not only Emi's branches and sub-companies but also its partners and licensees. To wit:  Blue Note (VI), Emigold, Music for Pleasure, Toshiba (VII), Disky (VIII), Virgin (IX), HMV (X), and Capitol's own Special Markets branch (V).  


I. CAPITOL COMPILATIONS ON 78-RPM DISC





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1 & 2. Title: New American Jazz (Criterion Series) / Format: 78-rpm Album / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: Cd 3 [also Set A3] / Tracks: 8 / Rel. Year: 1944 / Note: Includes The Capitol Jazzmen's recordings of "Ain't Goin' No Place" and "That Old Feeling," both of which feature Peggy Lee on vocals. Recorded expressly for inclusion in this 1944 album, these two vocals were Lee's earliest appearances in any Capitol release. Image #1 displays the front cover, image #2 the inner side of the same front cover. As can be seen, the cover identifies this issue as CD3. Meanwhile, the booklet inside identifies itself as Set A3. Photos of the session participants can be found in both the booklet and the above-seen cover.






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3-6. Title: Jerome Kern's Music (Criterion Series) / Format: 78-rpm Album & EP & 10" LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: Cd 41(10072-10075) & Ccf 210(F 155501) [reissued as Ebf 210] & H 210/ Rel. Year: 1947 [78-rpm album] & 1950 [10" LP] / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "She Didn't Say Yes." Displayed in the images above are the front, inner sides and back cover of the 78-rpm album. Additional images can be found here, under session dated September 23, 1946.






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7-10. Title: Somebody Loves Me; The Beloved Songs Of Buddy DeSylva (Criterion Series) / Format: 78-rpm Album / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: Cd 49 (10085-10088) / Rel. Year: 1947 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Somebody Loves Me." The second of these mages displays an advertisement that Capitol placed in music trade publications. The last two images show the respective inner sides of the album's front and back covers.






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11-14. Title: Collector's Items - Top Drawer Jazz Classics (Americana Series) / Format: 78-rpm Album / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: Ad 62 (48012-48015) / Rel. Year: 1948 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Baby (Is What He Calls Me)."






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15-19. Title: Songs From Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific / Format: 78-rpm album & 10" LP & 45-rpm Album / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: Cd 162 (57 596-599) & H 163 & Cdf 163 (54 600-603) / Rel. Year: 1949 & 1950 / Note: The album under discussion includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Bali Ha'i" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair." It is presented above in all the formats in which it was released, beginning with the 78-rpm album (cd 162). The cover of the 78-rpm album can be seen in the first image (front) and also in the fourth image (inner side of the same front cover). A CD reissue is featured in the last image.

As for vinyl configurations, the EP version (Cdf 163) is spotlighted in the fifth of these images. It is a boxed 45-rpm release. Songs From Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific also came out as a 10" LP, but not as a 12" LP. A ten-inch LP copy of the album can be inspected in the second image above, and another one on the third image.

It must be noted that these two 10" LP copies are fairly different. I have not been able to inspect actual physical copies of either 10" LP. I do not have specific details about them, either. Hence I can only speculate. (The images themselves were grabbed from online commercial sites, which offered scant information.) One possibility is that the 10" LP was issued twice in the United States. An alternate possibility would be that one of the depicted albums is a non-domestic item, in spite of online claims that both are American issues. This subject matter (i.e., 10" LP versions of the issue under discussion) is actually a bit more complicated than what the present paragraph suggests. For further discussion, see image #21 and its corresponding note.)

20. Title: The Best Of Broadway, Vol. 1: South Pacific - Kiss Me, Kate / Format: CD / Label: DRG / Cat. Num.: 19113 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Note: Digital twofer reissue. Peggy Lee participates in only one of the two reissued albums, Songs From Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific. As already indicated elsewhere, she is heard singing "Bali Ha'i" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair."





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21. Title: Songs From South Pacific / Format: 10" LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: H 163 / Rel. Year: probably 1949 / Note: In the 10" LP format, there would appear to have been at least three American versions of Songs From [Rodgers & Hammerstein's] South Pacific. Two of them have already been shown above. Then there is the one seen in this photo, issued both in the US and the UK. (For the latter, see next image.) Despite having made various efforts to find information on the matter, I still cannot provide an explanation for the apparent multiplicity of versions.

The musical South Pacific was of course hugely popular once it premiered. Given such a measure of popularity, the of versions on all the major labels labels is far from surprising, and ditto for its existence in many album configurations. But the question posed here is why Capitol would have seen it fit to release not just two but three 10" LP versions with differing designs, and within a short time span. One factor to take into consideration is that, when Capitol issued its very first batch of 10" LPs in September of 1949, this album [H 163] was among them. Could it be that Capitol originally issued its 10" LPs in rather plain monochromatic covers such as the one seen in this image, only to decide soon afterwards to shift to more alluring coverwork? I would also like to bring attention to the slightly different title of this version; it misses the names of the songwriters. Perchance, after the original release of the album, the songwriters requested the inclusion of their names in the album's front cover, thus leading to the reissuing of a somewhat reconfigured album?)

22. Title: South Pacific Selection / Format: 10" LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Lc 6540 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly in or around 1950 / Note: British edition of the American item discussed in the preceding entry. Similarly plain design, but different catalogue number.

23. Title: Rodgers And Hammerstein's South Pacific And The King And I / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Enc 9042 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Australian reissue of Capitol's album Songs From South Pacific, coupled with the song contents of another show. Peggy Lee is heard only in the South Pacific portion of the album, singing "Bali Ha'i" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair."





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24. Title: The Capitol Jazzmen - Metronome All Stars ("Capitol Jazz Must Item" Series) / Format: LP / Tracks: 16 (confirmation needed)/ Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cr 8801 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Essentially a vinyl reissue of the 78-rpm album New American Jazz (entries #1 & #2 above), with additional masters made by The Capitol Jazzmen in later years. Naturally, the two numbers that Peggy Lee recorded with The Capitol Jazzmen ("Ain't Goin' No Place," "That Old Feeling") are included. (This LP's qualification as a reissue of item #1 is the reason why it has been discussed in the present section, which concentrates instead on on 78-rpm albums. The same point applies to all remaining entries in the present section.)

25. Title: The Giants Of Jazz And The Capitol Jazzmen ("Immortal Jazz" Series) / Format: LP / Label: R international / Cat. Num.: (Italy) Snir Cp 25.021 / Tracks: 13 / Rel. Year: 1971 / Note: Contains all masters from the Capitol Jazzmen's three earliest sessions -- a dozen. (There is one additional tracks in this album: "The Song Was Born," which features the so-called Giants of Jazz -- Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, et cetera. Though listed as only one unit in the back cover, this track might actually combine the Giants of Jazz' two takes of the song.) Presumed to be a Public Domain release.

26. Title: The Capitol Jazzmen, 1943-47 / Format: LP / Label: Swaggie / Cat. Num.: (Australia) S 1406 / Tracks: 18 / Rel. Year: 1984 / Note: A licensed vinyl reissue, containing the tracks found in item #24, as well as related tracks. The latter are credited to two other ensembles, Jack Teagarden's Chicagoan and the Hollywood Hucksters.

27. Title: The Capitol Jazzmen; Hollywood Sessions / Format: CD / Label: Jazz Unlimited / Cat. Num.: (Denmark) 2044 / Tracks: 22 / Rel. Year: 1995 / Note: A digital, Public Domain issue that contains the Capitol Jazzmen tracks on the preceding items, as well as additional ones by this and other Capitol-invented ensembles. Among the additional tracks are those recorded at a special instrumental date on which Peggy Lee played drums.

28. Title: Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions / Format: LP & CD / Discs: 19 [LPs] & 12 [CDs] / Label: Mosaic / Cat. Num.: Mq19 (LP) & Md12 170 (CD) / Rel. Year: 1997 / Note: Digital set containing the Capitol material found in the preceding LPs and CD, as well as in the 78-rpm album New American Jazz, plus many more tracks from the label's vaults. For additional photos and detail, consult section I of the Capitol Promos and Retrospectives page.


General Note: I believe to have listed herein all the various-artists Capitol compilations from the 78-rpm era in which Peggy Lee is featured. If there are any others, I would appreciate being told about such omissions.


II. CAPITOL COMPILATIONS ON LP (A SAMPLE)





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1. Title: Today's Top Hits By Today's Top Artists, Volume 1 / Format: 10" LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: H 9101 / Rel. Year: 1951 / Note: Part of a Capitol album series. Includes Peggy Lee's recording of "(When I Dance With You) I Get Ideas." For commentary about the series, consult this page.

2 & 3. Title: The Gold Record / Format: 10" & 12" LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: H 830 & T 830 & Dt 830 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Note: An album dedicated to songs that had "earned, for its performing artist, a Gold record -- the entertainment world's award for outstanding success. Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Mañana" as well as hit numbers by Nat King Cole, Kay Starr, Dean Martin, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Nelson Riddle, Les Baxter, Pee Wee Hunt, and Sonny James.





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4-5. Title: More Stars In Stereo / Format: LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: Sw 1142 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Note: Also released in Japan, as Csp 1045, red vinyl. Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever," in its stereo version.

6. Title: Esquire's World Of Jazz / Format: LP / Disc: 2 / Label: Capitol / Rel. Year: 1963 / Cat. Num.: Tbo 1970 / Note: Includes the Capitol Jazzmen recordings of "That Old Feeling" and "Ain't Goin' No Place," both featuring Peggy Lee on vocals. Prepared by Dave Dexter, Jr. (who produced the original session, and was behind many other jazz-oriented projects at Capitol Records), this album identifies itself as being from Capitol's "Dimensions In Jazz" series, to which Peggy Lee's original LP Mink Jazz also belongs. The album was also devised by Dexter, Jr. as a complement to the coffee table book Esquire's World Of Jazz, which the editors of that magazine had recently published.





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7. Title: I Feel A Song Coming On; A Tribute To Jimmy McHugh From Capitol Records / Format: LP / Label: Capitol Custom / Cat. Num.: Pro 1390-1391 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street."

8. Title: Spanish Feelings / Format: LP Label: Capitol Special Markets / Cat. Num.: Sl 8107 / Rel. Year: 1978 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Mañana." Fits 20 tracks in one LP.

9. Title: The Great Girl Singers / Format: CS & LP / Discs: 2 / Label: Capitol Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 4x2l 6952 & Slb 6952 / Rel. Year: 1974 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "I Don't Know Enough About You."





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10. Title: Vocal Hit Sounds / Format: LP / Label: Capitol Special Markets / Cat. Num.: Sl 6937 / Rel. Year: 1974 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Sing" and "My Sweet Lord."

11. Title: Born Free; Exciting And Romantic Songs In Praise Of The Good Life / Format: LP / Label: Capitol Creative Products / Cat. Num.: Sl 6551 / Rel. Year: 1968 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "I'm Gonna Go Fishin " and "Walking Happy."

12. Title: Things You Love / Format: LP / Label: Capitol Creative Products / Cat. Num.: Sl 6587 / Rel. Year: ca. 1968 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "A Taste Of Honey."





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13. Title: Stereo Music Demonstration Record / Format: LP / Label: Capitol Special Markets / Cat. Num.: Sl 8083 / Rel. Year: 1977 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's recording of "You'll Remember Me." Prepared for the electronics store chain Radio Shack.

14. Title: The Sylvania Challenge / Format: LP / Label: Capitol Special Markets / Cat. Num.: Sl 6773 / Rel. Year: 1972 / Note: Prepared for the lighting manufacturer Sylvania. Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "You'll Remember Me." Nearly all the tracks are instrumentals and group numbers. The only solo vocal is Lee's. (Linda Ronstadt is heard as part of The Stone Poneys, singing "Evergreen.")

15. Title: Magnavox Presents A 4-Sound Experience / Format: LP / Label: Capitol Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 1A9332 (also Ql 6953) / Rel. Year: 1974 / Note: A quadraphonic album, prepared for the electronics company Magnavox. Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "You'll Remember Me."





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16. Title: Stereo Music Demonstration Record / Note: This image shows part of the back cover of the LP itemized in entry #13. In the visible annotation, we are told that "[e]ach selection in this album has been carefully selected from the Capitol Records library of master recordings and reproduced from the original master tapes." The process is explained in some detail, and photos are used as supplementary aid (A80 Studer tape machine, Neve console, Neuman cutting lathe, the latter with a SX-74 cutting head). In the portion of the back cover that is not shown above, each track is granted one paragraph of commentary. When it comes to the number sung by Peggy Lee, we are told that it is one of her "finest recordings, both artistically and technically. The carnival band type of arrangement can be fully heard and appreciated because of the superb sound engineering."

17. Title: The Sylvania Challenge / Note: Back cover of the LP itemized in entry #14. The visible liner notes spell out the titular challenge: album listeners are asked to "[p]ick any selection on this record and listen to it come alive with new brilliance on Sylvania Stereo-Plus components. Then try the same selection on any other stereo. And take it home and listen to it on your present equipment. You'll be amazed how much you've been missing all these years." This LP is just one among more than a handful of albums prepared by Capitol for Sylvania. (There was even one Sylvania LP entirely dedicated to Peggy Lee: The Sounds Of The Seventies.)

18. Title: Magnavox Presents A 4-Sound Experience / Note: Back cover of the LP itemized in entry #15. The text touts Capitol's quadraphonic sound as "a major advancement in the art of recording," through which decoder owners can enjoy the optimal "reproduction of sound from four separate channels." The photo on the left shows sound engineer Carson Taylor at the Capitol Tower, mixing one of the performances (from the 16-channel master tape) for its release as a quadraphonic or four-channel experience in the album. Magnabox's chief audio engineer Ron Barber is seen in the photo on the right.


III. NON-DOMESTIC COMPILATIONS ON LP (A SAMPLE FROM CAPITOL-EMI, MUSIC FOR PLEASURE, ODEÓN, AND TOSHIBA)







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1-6. Title: Deluxe In Musical (Deluxe Mood Series, No. 12) / Format: LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ckb 012 / Rel. Year: unknown, possibly late 1960s or 1970s / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "The Sweetest Sounds" and "Hey There." A mail order item, this gatefold LP comes with a full-size booklet (fifth of the six images above), which contains photos of the artists and transcriptions of the lyrics).





7. Title: Your Hit Parader / Format: LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Olp 30/ Rel. Year: unknown / Note: This ten-track album contains Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever." (Titles by other artists include "Fujiyama Mama," "Tom Dooley," "26 Miles," "Volare," "To Know Him Is To Love Him," "North Wind," and "It's All In The Game.")

8. Title: The Capitol T Album / Format: LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (Germany) 5C 026 85599 X / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Alright, Okay, You Win."

9. Title: Latin Love Moods / Format: LP / Label: Capitol-Emi Electrola / Cat. Num.: (Germany) 1C 052-80 535 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Hey There."





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10. Title: Grandes Películas; Voces Brillantes / Format: LP / Label: Capitol Emi Odeón / Cat. Num.: (Argentina) 6100 / Rel. Year: 1980 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "As Time Goes By" (translated into "Según pasan los años").

11. Title: Those Were The Hits Of 1950-1951 / Format: LP / Label: Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 1A 022 15 8405 1 / Rel. Year: 1986 / Note: Features Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "(Ghost) Riders Of The Sky." This album is actually part of a series. Another Peggy Lee track ("Fever") can be found in one of the subsequent volumes, Those Were The Hits Of 1958.

12. Title: 16 All Time Vocal Chartbusters / Format: LP / Label: Emi / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Soex 10128, Series 299 / Rel. Year: ca. 1968 / Note: Contains Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Alright, Okay, You Win."


IV. CAPITOL COMPILATIONS ON REEL TO REEL AND 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE (A SAMPLE)





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1. Title: Showcase Of Stars / Format: Reel / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: Y2a 1 / Re. Year: 1964 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's 1963 recording of "Unforgettable."

2 & 3. Title: Hit Makers! Volume 2 / Format: Reel & 8-track / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: Y1a 2867 & 8xl 2867 / Re. Year: 1967 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's rendition of "Mack The Knife." The above-shown edition of the 8-track cartridge is Canadian. The US version has the same design, differing only in the amount of information provided in the front cover.

4. Title: The Golden Sounds; Pop / Format: 8-Track & Cassette & LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 8xl 461 & 4xl 461 & M 461 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Is That All There Is?"


V. CD COMPILATIONS CUSTOM-MADE BY EMI-CAPITOL SPECIAL MARKETS (A SAMPLE)





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1. Title: Americans In Paris / Format: CD / Label: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Emi Music Special Products / Cat. Num.: 7243 5 71672 2 2 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: This CD opens with Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "C'est Magnifique." Incidentally, EMI Special Products has produced other CDs for the Metropolitan Museum Of Art; one of them can be seen below.

2. Title: Façonnable; Trés Trés Chic / Format: CD / Label: Chic - Emi Music Special Products / Cat. Num.: 72435 93282 25C / Rel. Year: 2003 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "C'est Magnifique." This 10-song item was one of (at least) two promotional CDs on behalf of Façonnable, a French perfume and after-shave fragrance. Volume 2 does not include Peggy Lee tracks.

3. Title: Baby Loves Jazz / Format: CD / Label: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Emi Music Special Products / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 2005 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's recording of "This Little Piggy," which she originally recorded for Capitol's radio transcription service. In addition to ithis item and #5, EMI Special Products has produced at least two other CDs for the Metropolitan Museum Of Art that feature Lee tracks: Flowers In Song ("Days Of Wine And Roses") and Christmas Songs ("I Like A Sleigh Ride").





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4. Title: Weathered Rhythms: Jazz For A Rainy Day / Format: CD / Label: London Fog - Emi Music Special Products / Cat. Num.: 72434964262 1 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: Contains Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Come Rain Or Come Shine."

5. Title: A Tower Records Tribute To The Beatles / Format: CD / Label: Tower - Capitol Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 7243 8 19257 2 0 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's 1969 Capitol recording of George Harrison's "Something."

6. Title: Martini Musique / Format: CD / Label: El Paso Chile Company - Emi Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 719212 83006 9 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "What A Little Moonlight Can Do." El Paso Chile is (was) a food business created in 1980 by the Kerrs, a mother-and-an team that specialized in Mex-Tex, Southwestern cuisine. By 1992, they had published two books, the one from that year being The El Paso Chile Company's Texas Border Cookbook.





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7. Title: New York, With Fond Memories / Format: CD / Label: City Songs - Emi Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 72438 19956 2 4 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's self-penned Capitol recording "New York City Blues."

8 & 9. Title: San Francisco, With Fond Memories / Format: CD / Label: City Songs - Emi Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 07777 57023 2 3 / Rel. Year: 1990 (reissued 1994, reprinted 1998) / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's self-penned Capitol recording "San Francisco Blues" and Mel Tormé's self-penned Capitol piece "Got The Gate On The Golden Gate," in which Peggy Lee sings under a pseudonym. Though the date of the earliest edition of this CD is generally given as 1990, a Billboard article gives it as 1989. The first of the two above-seen front covers belongs to the 1989 or 1990 edition, the other cover to the 1994 and 1998 reissue(s). One difference between the 1989/1990/1994 editions and the 1998 reissue pertains to the exchange of the excellent number "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco" (sung by Carmen McRae) for "San Francisco (You've Got Me)" (performed by The Village Voice). I do not know the reason for the substitution, but I would not be surprised if I were to hear that tourism offices (for whom these CDs were originally made) raised objections to the title of the McRae rendition.

10. There are no Peggy Lee tracks in the item shown herein (Southern California, With Fond Memories, catalogue number S21-18018, 1995). I have included its image because it is the only other item from the "With Fond Memories" CD series highlighted through the three preceding images. These CDs are tourism sampler discs, produced by Capitol (CEMA) Special Markets at the request of City Songs, Inc. That corporation was created (1989) and presided by Mary Stephenson, a former tour guide and bus driver who, in the early days of the CD era, noticed the lack of city-themed discs and their desirability as tourism tools. City Songs originally conceived the CDs as the main components of gift packs prepared for the Convention And Visitors Bureaus of San Francisco, Los Angeles and, later on, New York City. The Bureaus issued them in media kits, particularly at TIA Discover America International Pow Pows. With the passing of the years, all three CDs ended up being sent to and sold at commercial stores -- most notably, Tower Records. In 1997, City Songs was claiming to have sold 80,000 units of the California CDs. In 2014, Stephenson further stated that a total of 2,000 units were pre seen between 1989 and 2000.


VI. CD COMPILATIONS FROM BLUE NOTE RECORDS





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1. Title: Misty Blue; Sweet Sisters Swing Songs Of Sorrow And Sadness / Format: CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Bn 72435 21151 2 9 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever."

2. Title: Mad About Blue; Blue Note's Sidetracks, Vol. 6 / Format: CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 00946 342786 2 1 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever."

3. Title: Something Old - Something Blue (Blue Note Trip, Mixed By Maestro, Vol. 6) / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 094639 6170 2 9 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Spinning Wheel."





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4. Title: Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova / Format: CD / Volumes: 3 / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocp 70545, 70546, 70547 (1362452) / Rel. Year: 2008 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Little Boat (O Barquinho)."

5. Title: California Cool ("Blue Pacific" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: Bn 0007 80707 2 6 / Rel. Year: 1993 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Do I Love You?"

6. Title: Blue Mambo / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Spain/United Kingdom) 7243 5 23451 2 0 / Rel. Year: 2000 / Note: Contains Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Always True To You In My Fashion" and "On The Street Where You Live." Also includes the instrumental "Mambo In Miami," from the Peggy Lee - George Shearing album Beauty And The Beat!.





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7. Title: Pure Jazz Chillout / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Blue Note?; Virgin EMI / Cat. Num.: (Australia & United Kingdom) 7243 8 12798 2 3 & VTDCD459 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever." Definitely released on EMI's Virgin imprint in the UK. Less clear is whether an earlier edition had been released by Blue Note in Japan.

8. Title: Jazz Chillout / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Blue Note (also EMI International) / Cat. Num.: (Australia) 7243 5 36418 2 5 / Rel. Year: 2001 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Days Of Wine And Roses." I should also note that Lee is not credited at all in various websites, where the performer is identified instead as the song's own composer, Henry Mancini. Since I do not own a copy of this CD, I cannot confidently ascertain whether this double credit to Mancini is incorrect, but I am inclined to believe that it is.

9. Title: Jazz Chillout III / Format: CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Australia) 639725 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Basin St. Blues" and "Senza Fine." In a related note, it is worth adding that there are other releases in this Blue Note series. One of them bears the title Jazz Chillout II, and its front cover sports a drawing of a goth-style woman, dressed in black, her flesh rendered in blue. That CD does not include any Peggy Lee tracks. Yet another release is entitled Jazz Chillout (just like item #8). There are no Lee tracks in that 2CD set (7243 5 37971 2 6 1; also seemingly reprinted with catalogue number 7243 5 39466 2 3), whose front cover shows a burning candle against a blue background.





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10. Title: Caliente!; Blue Note's Sidetracks; Mixed By Dj Producer Buscemi, Volume 4 / Format: LP & CD / Volumes: 2 [LP] & 1 [CD] / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Belgium) 7243 5 78015 1 & 7243 5 78015 2 (also listed as 708071) / Rel. Year: 2004 (also listed as 2007) / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay."

11. Title: Squeeze ("Blue Juice" Series, Volume 3) / Format: LP & CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 23445 1 2 & 7243 523445 2 9 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" and "Spinning Wheel."

12. Title: Blue Divas; Legendary Femme Fatales And Broadway Swingers (Blue Notables, Volume 10) / Format: CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Europe) 7243 8 53232 2 5 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Do I Love You." Contains only six tracks.

13. Title: Female Vocal Classics / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: 7243 8 74373 2 6 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Mack The Knife."





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14. Title: Blue Valentines; From Blue Note With Love / Format: CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: 7 81331 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "So In Love."

15. Title: Routine Jazz!! (DJ Mix By Kei Kobayashi) / Format: CD / Label: Blue Note Toshiba / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 65901 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of ""I Must Know," as remixed by Kobayashi.

16. Title: Late Nights - Early Mornings (Blue Note Trip, Mixed By Maestro, Vol. 10) / Format: CD & Audiophile LP / Volumes: 2 / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 1107101 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much."

17. Title: Heat Up - Simmer Down (Blue Note Trip, Mixed By Maestro, Vol. 9) / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 5 099902 8890 2 3 / Rel. Year: 2011 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Spinning Wheel."





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18. Title: Blue Vocals, Volume 2 / Format: CS & CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: 96583 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Alone Together."

19. Title: Blue Note DJ Mix by Muro / Format: CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 24597 / Rel. Year: 2001 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "On The Street Where You Live."

20. Title: Blue Berlin; Blue Note Plays The Music Of Irving Berlin / Format: CS & CD / Label: Blue Note / Cat. Num.: 99095 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Maybe It's Because I Love You (Too Much)."

General Note: I would actually like to include images for all Blue Note CDs featuring Peggy Lee. There are probably a few more such CDs, besides those already above, and I hope to eventually come across images of them. This section will thus remain indefinitely under construction.


VII. NON-DOMESTIC CD COMPILATIONS (A SAMPLE FROM EMIGOLD, MUSIC FOR PLEASURE, AND TOSHIBA)





Artwork Shown:

1. Title: Sophisticated Ladies / Format: CD / Volumes: 3 / Label: Emigold / Cat. Num.: (Australia) 7243 5 22714 2 9 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Opens with Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Love And Marriage" and closes with her recording of "The Folks Who Live In The Hill." There's also another Lee track, "Always Something There To Remind Me," in the collection's second CD. Also found with the release years 2000, 2002, and 2004, all of which point to various reprints, or could alternatively be mistakes. Furthermore, I have a listing for what would seem to be an earlier 5CD/CS version of this set: 1995 Music For Pleasure Cddl 1302 & 7243 8 36550 2 1, maybe British and supposedly including 4 more PL vocals, "I Won't Dance," "It's A Good Day," "Mañana," and "Fever." However, the only online site on which I've located details about that 5piece set does not look highly reliable to me.}

2. Title: Glamorous; The Greatest Divas Collection / Format: CD / Label: Emi & Minos / Cat. Num.: (Greece) 7243 597254 2 0 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Cheek To Cheek" and "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'." Also issued by EMI on its "HMV Easy" series, under the title The Greatest Divas Collection, with different artwork but the same tracks.

3. Title: Sensational Dames / Format: CD / Label: Emi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 21605 2 5 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "As Time Goes By."

4. Title: The Greatest Divas; Classic Tracks By The Legends Of Song / Format: CD / Label: Emigold / Cat. Num.: (Australia) 7234 7 7327 2 0 / Rel. Year: 2005 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "When A Woman Loves A Man."





Artwork Shown:

5. Title: The Original Smooth Album / Format: CD / Label: Emigold / Discs: / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 933000 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Note: Contains a Peggy Lee rendition of "Moments Like This."

6. Title: The Original Jazz Album / Format: CD / Label: Emigold / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 8 64319 2 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Cheek To Cheek

7. Title: The Original Easy Album / Format: CD / Label: Emigold / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7 2438 64320 2 5 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: "Something"

8. Title: The Original Divas Album / Format: CD / Label: Emigold / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) : 0 9463 85851 2 1 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's recording of "It's A Good Day."





Artwork Shown:

9. Title: Favourite Fifties / Format: CS & CD / Label: Emigold / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 72434 94343 2 5 / Rel. Year: 1998 (may have been reprinted in 2001) / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever."

10. Title: Favourite Female Vocalists / Format: CS & CD / Label: Emigold / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 94346 2 2 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "The Lady Is A Tramp."

11. Title: Favourite Easy Listening / Format: CS & CD / Label: Emigold / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 94349 2 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "The Folks Who Live On The Hill."

12. Title: Favourite Capitol Classics / Format: CS & CD / Label: Emigold / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 94350 2 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "On The Street Where You Live."

General Note About This "Favourite" Series: The four preceding items obviously belong to a series. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find specifics about the series itself. There must be at the very least 4 more volumes. I actually know the titles of two: Favourite Male Vocalists and Favourite Seventies. Neither includes Peggy Lee tracks. I should also add that this series' country of origin could be Australia instead of the United Kingdom. Furthermore, some online listings attribute selected CDs not to EMIgold but to Music For Pleasure, which could in turn be an indication that the series was originally released by MFP, possibly in the early 1990s.





Artwork Shown:

13. Title: Classic Easy; Vocal; The Very Best Of Easy Listening / Format: CD / Label: Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mfp 6258 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Note: Peggy Lee's rendition of "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" is among the tracks in this set.

14. Title: Greatest Singers, Greatest Songs / Format: CD / Label: Emigold / Discs: 3 / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 72438 59842 2 8 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Note: Contains Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "The Folks Who Live On The Hill."

15 & 16. Title: Best Of Love / Format: CD / Label: Emigold / Discs: 6 / Cat. Num.: (Japan & United Kingdom) unknown & 5383612 / Rel. Year: 2002 & 2003 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's rarely anthologized Capitol recordings of "Oh, You Crazy Moon" and "Let's Fall In Love." The listings which I found claim that the Japanese edition dates from 2002, the British edition from 2003; corroboration is needed.





Artwork Shown:

17. Title: Classic Cocktail; 54 Cool Cuts / Format: CD / Label: Emigold / Discs: 3 / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 72435 35541 2 5 / Rel. Year: 2001 / Note: Features Peggy Lee on two vocals, "Bewitched" and "Sneaking Up On You."

18. Title: Truly Unforgettable / Format: LP & CS & CD / Pieces: 2 / Label: Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Emtvd 55 & Tc Emtvd 55 & Cd Emtvd 55 / Rel. Year: 1990 / Note: Two-LP, two-CD, double cassette set that includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "The Folks Who Live On The Hill."

19. Title: Forever Cole Porter / Format: CD / Label: Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 6263 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Note: Includes a Peggy Lee Capitol recording of a Cole Porter number -- "I Am In Love," according to one source, or "Do I Love You?," according to another source.

20. Title: Midnight Jazz / Format: CD / Label: Emigold / Discs: 2 / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 66861 2 1 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol 1965 Capitol version of "Oh, You Crazy Moon."





Artwork Shown:

21. Title: With A Song In Our Hearts Again / Format: CD / Label: Music For Pleasure / Discs: 2 / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cddl 1266 / Rel. Year: 1994 / Note: Peggy Lee's hit recording "Mañana" is among the tracks in this set. Also among its tracks is "You Was," a duet between Lee and Dean Martin.

22. Title: Million Selling Hits Of The 50's / Format: CD / Label: Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cdmfp 6047 (also Cdb7 91477 2) / Rel. Year: 1989 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever."

23. Title: The Great Entertainers, Volume 1 / Format: CD / Label: Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mfp 6051 / Rel. Year: 1989 / Note: Contains Peggy Lee's hit version of "Fever."

24. Title: Old Fashioned Love Songs / Format: CD / Discs: 3 / Label: Emi TV / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Vtdcd 988 (also 5099962775724) / Rel. Year: 2010 / Note: Contains Peggy Lee's hit version of "Fever."





Artwork Shown:

25. Title: A Winter Romance / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 5256 / Rel. Year: 1993 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "The Christmas Song."

26. Title: After 5 Jazz Vocal / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 28 5025 (Zj18 5025) / Rel. Year: 1989; also 1996 (reprint?) / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Alone Together" and "One Note Samba."

27. Title: My Silent Love / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 28 5720 / Rel. Year: 1991 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Love Is Here To Stay," "My Silent Love," and "There Is No Greater Love."

28. Title: I Wish You A Merry Christmas / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 5189 / Rel. Year: 1990 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "The Star Carol."





Artwork Shown:

29. Title: Twilight Jazz Time / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj Bncj 28 5024 / Rel. Year: 1989 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Whisper Not."

30. Title: Jazz Cruise At The Seaside / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 28 5176 / Rel. Year: 1990 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Whisper Not."

31. Title: Jazz Vocals For A Lonely Night / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 5180 (also Tocj 6050) / Rel. Year: 1990 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "So In Love" and "The Boy From Ipanema."

32. Title: Jazz Vocals For A Romantic Afternoon / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 5297 (also Tocj 6052) / Rel. Year: 1991 and 1996 (reprint?) / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Days Of Wine And Roses." Jazz Vocals For A Lonely Night, arguably a companion to the disc under discussion, is another CD from this same Japanese series (from which I have featured just three discs).

33. Title: Sunday Afternoon Jazz / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cj28 5021 / Rel. Year: 1988 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Mack The Knife."


VIII. CD COMPILATIONS FROM DISKY RECORDS (A SAMPLE)





Artwork Shown:

1. Title: Romantic Jazz Vocal / Format: CD / Label: Pigeon / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Kp 702 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Japanese edition of a CD that Disky issued in Belgium, and which is also discussed herein. Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Days Of Wine And Roses."

2. Title: Late Afternoon Jazz Vocal / Format: CD / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Dc 854642 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Alone Together" and "One Note Samba."

3. Title: Romantic Jazz Vocal / Format: CD / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Dc 854652 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Scandinavian version of a CD that was also issued in Japan. Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Days Of Wine And Roses."






Artwork Shown:

4. Title: A Declaration Of Love With Jazz / Format: CD / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Dc 859862 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Strangers In The Night."

5. Title: Jazz Vocal At Night / Format: CD / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Dc 854662 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "So In Love" and "The Boy From Ipanema."

6. Title: Brunch Time Jazz / Format: CD / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Dc 859872 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Mack The Knife."

7. Title: A Declaration Of Love With Jazz / Format: CD / Label: Pigeon / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Kp 709 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Japanese edition of a CD that Disky issued in Belgium. Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Strangers In The Night." Japanese edition of a CD that Disky issued in Belgium.

8. Title: Jazz Vocal At Night / Format: CD / Label: Pigeon / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Kp 703 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Japanese edition of a CD that Disky issued in Belgium. Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "So In Love" and "The Boy From Ipanema."

9. Title: Brunch Time Jazz / Format: CD / Label: Pigeon / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Kp 710 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Japanese edition of a CD that Disky issued in Belgium. Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Mack The Knife."





Artwork Shown:

10. Title: Memories Are Made Of This / Format: CD / Volumes: 10 / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Db 856362 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: One of many Disky compilations to include Peggy Lee tracks, this 10 CD set actually features 12 of them: "I'm Beginning To See The Light," "It's Been A Long, Long Time" "Till There Was You," "I've Got The World On A String," "It's A Wonderful World," "Too Close For Comfort," "Fever," "Love And Marriage," "Come Rain Or Shine," "I Wanna Be Around," "I'll Get By" and "Unforgettable." Each of the CDs in this set contains 20 tracks (a point that I am making for the purpose of comparing this item with the next one).

11. Title: Radio Romance / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Dou 886702 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "It's Been A Long, Long Time" and "I'm Beginning To See The Light." This 30-track set was apparently culled from the preceding 10CD set, although it does have a few tracks not found in the bigger set.

12. Title: The Greatest Voices And Unforgettable Evergreens / Format: CD / Volumes: 10 / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) DB 998242 [individual discs also bear numbers, beginning with BX 998632 and BX 998642 for the first two CDs, and concluding with BX 998712 and BX 998722 for the last two discs; these disc numbers rise in increments of 10) / Rel. Year: 2000 / Note: This set is actually a reissue of the already listed 10CD set Memories Are Made Of This. It differs in the choice of both title and catalogue number. Includes 11 of the 12 Peggy Lee Capitol recordings found in the other set: "Unforgettable," "Till There Was You," "I'll Get By," "It's A Wonderful World," "Come Rain Or Shine," "Love And Marriage," "It's Been A Long, Long Time," "Too Close For Comfort," "I Wanna Be Around," "I'm Beginning To See The Light," and "I've Got The World On A String." The dropped track, "Fever," was substituted with a version of "What Now My Love" by Shirley Bassey.

13. Title: - Voix Internationales Éternelles / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 7243 5 79209 2 6 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Golden Earrings" and "Mañana." Presumably prepared specifically for the French-speaking market, this set seems to be a variation on the preceding one.

A Note About "Memories Are Made Of This" As An Album Title: Notice that Memories Are Made Of This is a popular title among reissue compilers. Both within the EMI family of labels and outside of it (i.e., among Public Domain labels), numerous compilations named Memories Are Made Of This have been released. Quite a few of them happen to include Lee numbers. British EMI had an entire such series, of which one above-shown item seems to have been part. Then there are multiple Disky CDs bearing the same moniker, including another item seen above. Some of these CDs do open with the song "Memories Are Made Of This," which was a #1 hit for Dean Martin. Obviously, the chosen title formed part of a strategy to appeal to certain demographics groups, too.


IX. CD COMPILATIONS ON VIRGIN RECORDS (A SAMPLE)





Artwork Shown:

1. Title: Unforgettable Love Songs / Format: CD / Discs: 2 / Label: Virgin / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Vtdcd 859 (also 00946 3 87676 2 6) / Rel. Year: 2007 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever."

2. Title: Unforgettable Love Songs / Format: CD / Discs: 2 / Label: Not Now / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Not2 333 (also 5060143493331) / Rel. Year: / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever." Reissue of the preceding item; presumably licensed by Emi.

3. Title: - Memories ... Are Made Of This, Part 2 / Format: CD / Label: Virgin - Emi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Tdcd 701 (also 7243 860779 2 9) / Rel. Year: 2005 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever."

4. Title: Christmas Memories ... Are Made Of This / Format: CD / Discs: 2 / Label: Virgin TV - Emi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 64940 2 3 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "Winter Wonderland."





Artwork Shown:

5. Title: Now That's What I Call Christmas, Volume 2 / Format: CD / Label: Virgin -Emi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 83098 (72435 83098 2 9) / Rel. Year: 2003 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Happy Holiday."

6. Title: Now That's What I Call Christmas 3 / Format: CD / Discs: 2 / Label: Virgin - Emi - Sony Bmg / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom & United States) 89482 (82876 89482 2 4) / Rel. Year: 2006 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Little Drummer Boy." Sony is identified as the manufacturer and distributor of this release's American edition.

7. Title:  Cool Summer Jazz   / Format:  CD  / Label:  Virgin - EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 84892 2 4; also 531 / Rel. Year:  2003  / Note:  Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Fever." 

8. Title: Hello Children Everywhere / Format: CD / Discs: 3 / Label: Virgin / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Vtdcd 763 / Rel. Year: 2005 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Disney-Decca recording of "The Siamese Cat Song."





Artwork Shown:

9. Title: Das Mädchen Rosemarie & Die Halbstarken / Format: CD / Label: Virgin - Emi / Cat. Num.: (Germany) 7243 8 42739 2 7 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Alright, Okay, You Win" and "Fever." Soundtrack for a televised movie.

10. Title: The Number One Swing Album Of 2004 / Format: CD / Label: Virgin - Emi - Universal / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 98210277 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Decca recording of "Black Coffee." For this particular release, Virgin paired with

11. Title:  Late Night Moods   / Format:  CD  / Volumes:  2  / Label:  Virgin - Emi / Cat. Num.:  (United Kingdom) Vidcd 609 & 7243 5 7851 2 3 / Rel. Year:  unknown  / Note:  Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "A Taste Of Honey."

12. Title: The Melody Lingers On; 100 Unforgettable Memories / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Virgin TV / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) V2tv 10 31392 (5033197313924) / Rel. Year: 2005 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's radio transcription of "Nice Work If You Can Get It."


X. CD COMPILATIONS ON EMI'S HMV SERIES (A SAMPLE)





Artwork Shown:

1. Title: The Great Divas Collection ("Hmv Easy" Series) / Format: CD Label: Emi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Hmv 7243 5 22265 2 8 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recordings of "Fever" and "I'm A Woman."

2. Title: The Greatest Divas Collection / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Emi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 2000 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's recording of "Cheek To Cheek," and probably other numbers of hers was well. UnfortunatelyI, I have not been able to find the full track listing for this set, nor other specifics of relevance.

3. Title: The Greatest Female Singers Collection / Format: CD Label: Emi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Hmv 7243 529832 2 3 - / Rel. Year: 2000 / Note: Includes Peggy Lee's Capitol recording of "Love and Marriage." Might be part of a set called The Great Vocalists Collection.


Caveats

Do bear in mind that, for pages profiling multi-artist compilations such a this one, the featured content is often meant to be representative rather than exhaustive: additional anthologies could have been included herein, especially in the CD and LP sections.  It must also be pointed out that this page is not the only one dedicated to Capitol-Emi's various-artists anthologies: many more qualifying items (e.g., promotional Capitol albums, serialized Emi discs) can be found in the three pages that follow the present one.