The Peggy Lee Bio-Discography:
A Gallery Of Albums Containing Lee's Radio Broadcast Performances

by Iván Santiago-Mercado

Page generated on Mar 21, 2019


Scope And Contents

This page focuses on albums that contain radio performances. From the Armed Forces Radio to Frank Sinatra, the organization is alphabetical by name of the corporation or host of the given radio show. In the case of shows whose hostess was Peggy Lee herself, I have made an exception to the alphabetical organization: due to their greater relevance, albums with material from Lee’s own programs receive privileged treatment, thereby appearing in section I. For an index of all the albums listed throughout (and for more explanatory notes), scroll down to the bottom of the page.


I. PEGGY LEE'S OWN RADIO SHOWS





Album Covers Shown:

1-3. Title: At Last - The Lost Radio Recordings / Format: CD / Label: Real Gone Music / Rel. Year: 2015 / / Cat. Num.: Rgm 0341 / Discs: 2 / Tracks: 45 (including one spoken track named "Peggy Lee Show Opening") / Note: Consists of selections from two CBS radio series hosted by Peggy Lee in 1951 and 1952, The Peggy Lee Rexall Show and Club 88: The Peggy Lee Show.





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4. Title: Easy Listening / Format: CS & LP / Label: Artistic / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cart 005 & Art 005 / Rel. Year: 1984 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Contains selections from various episodes of The Summer Electric Hour, a show that Peggy Lee co-hosted with Woody Herman during the summer of 1947. Seen above is the LP edition; the cassette edition is below, entry #14.

5. Title: Peggy Lee On Radio / Format: CS & LP / Label: Sandy Hook / Cat. Num.: Csh 2109 & Sh 2109 Rel. Year: 1987 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Contains the exact same material as item #4.

6. Title: Live, 1947 & 1952 / Format: CD / Label: Jazz Band - Flyright / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ebdcd 2115 2 / Rel. Year: 1993 / Tracks: 19 / Note: Contains one complete episode of The Summer Electric Hour, the show that Peggy Lee co-hosted with Woody Herman in 1947. Also includes three episodes of Club 88: The Peggy Lee Show (1952). In addition to Lee’s performances, selections by her guests are heard in this CD. The songstress' guests for the Club 88 episodes were Johnny Desmond, Jeff Chandler and Desi Arnaz. Please note that the track listing printed on the back cover of this CD suffers from several errors, from misspellings (e.g., "Frenisi" instead of "Frenesi") to wrong titles (e.g., "Beside The Zeiderze" instead of "Zing A Little Zong").

7. Title: Peggy Lee At The Supper Club / Format: CD / Label: Sounds Of Yesteryear / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Dsoy 854 / Rel. Year: 2011 / Note: Contains tracks from various episodes of NBC's The Chesterfield Supper Club. Most of the episodes feature Lee as the show’s hostess. A few of them feature her as a guest of the show’s two other hosts — Perry Como and Jo Stafford. The earliest episodes in the CD date from 1946, the latest ones from 1949.





Album Covers Shown:

8. Title: If I Could Be With You / Format: LP / Label: Starline's Sounds Rare / Cat. Num.: Sr 5008 / Rel. Year: 1986 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Contains two episodes, both of them hosted by Peggy Lee. One of them is a 1951 installment from The Peggy Lee Rexall Show, the other a 1952 installment from Club 88: The Peggy Lee Show. Both episodes were originally broadcast on CBS and rebroadcast later (1953) on the AFRS network. Bandleader Tommy Dorsey guests in the Club 88 episode, Lee's former boss Benny Goodman in the Rexall episode.

9 & 10. Title: If I Could Be With You / Format: CS & LP & CD / Label: Jasmine / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Jasmc 2534 & Jasm 2534 & Jascd 2534 / Rel. Year: 1987; CD released in 1993 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Reissue of the preceding item.





Album Covers Shown:

11. Title: Swingin' Through The Years With Benny Goodman (Benny Goodman, Volume 1) / Format: LP / Label: Giants of Jazz / Cat. Num.: Goj Lp 1005 / Rel. Year: 1977 / Note: Contains two tracks excerpted from the same episode of The Peggy Lee Rexall Show that is fully included in the aforementioned releases from the Jasmine and Starline labels. Of the two tracks, one is a Goodman instrumental, the other the Peggy Lee solo "Toodle-Ee-Yoo-Doo."

12. Title: Why Don't You Do Right?; 1943-1947 / Format: CD / Label: Magic - Submarine / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Dawe 102 / Rel. Year: 2001 / Tracks: 15 / Note: Digital reissue of the same tracks found in the already discussed LPs on Sandy Hook and Artistic Records, with two bonus tracks taken from a Benny Goodman radio broadcast. (That Goodman broadcast is discussed below, under section VI).

13. Title: Easy Listening / Format: CS & LP / Label: Artistic / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cart 005 & Art 005 / Rel. Year: 1984 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Cassette version of the aforementioned LP of the same title.

14. Title: Peggy Lee / Format: CS / Label: Audio Fidelity / Cat. Num.: Gas 789 / Rel. Year: 1986 / Tracks: 6 / Note: Reissues six of the 11 tracks found in Artistic Records' 1984 Easy Listening cassette/LP release.


General Note
Many of the tracks which originally appeared in item #2 above were later appropriated by Public Domain companies, which released them as part of compilations in which such radio performances were mixed with studio recordings. Most notably, the label Deja Vu incorporated quite a few of the radio tracks in question to two of its releases, The Peggy Lee Collection and The Peggy Lee Story. See sample below.





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15. Title: The Peggy Lee Collection ("20 Golden Greats" Series) / Format: CS & LP / Label: Deja Vu / Cat. Num.: (Italy) Dvmc 2021 & Dvlp 2021 / Rel. Year: 1985 / Tracks: 20 / Note: A total of 11 numbers were culled from the 1947 Summer Electric Show, co-hosted by Peggy Lee and Woody Herman. (The other nine tracks are Capitol studio recordings of hers. The cassette edition might actually date from 1987; there is a 1985 production year under the track listing but a 1987 production and copyright date on the tape itself.

16. Title: The Woody Herman Collection ("20 Golden Greats" Series) / Format: LP / Label: Deja Vu / Cat. Num.: (Italy) Dvlp 2025 / Rel. Year: 1985 (reissued in 1989) / Tracks: 20 / Note: The last six tracks are from the 1947 Summer Electric Show. The first (track #15) features Herman sans Lee, while the last (track #20) features Lee sans Herman (though he introduces the performance). On the back cover, the track listing erroneously lists track #20 as "Four Brothers," a tune that is nowhere to be found on the issue. That 20th track is instead "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."

17. Title: Peggy Lee, Volume 1 / Format: CD / Label: Prism Leisure Platinum / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 3279 (also 34572) / Rel. Year: 2004 (also 2005) / Tracks: 10 / Note: With one exception, all the tracks are radio broadcast performances (five from The Summer Electric Hour, 4 from Club 88: The Peggy Lee Show). The exception is a Capitol studio recording. This CD is sold both individually and together with a second volume (#34572, released in 2005). Seen here is the two-volume edition. The one-volume version has the exact same front cover, although it understandably leaves out the wording "2 CDs."

18. Title: Peggy Lee, Volume 2 / Format: CD / Label: Prism Leisure Platinum / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 3280 2 (also 34572) / Rel. Year: 2004 (also 2005) / Tracks: 10 / Note: All but two tracks are radio broadcast performances (6 from the The Summer Electric Hour, 2 from Club 88: The Peggy Lee Show). One of the two remaining tracks is a Capitol studio recording, the other a World radio transcription. This CD is sold both individually and jointly with volume 1. The catalogue number of the two-volume edition is 34572, its release year 2005.


II. PEGGY LEE'S GUEST APPEARANCES IN RADIO SHOWS FROM THE ARMED FORCES, THE GOVERNMENT AND VARIOUS HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS






Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: A Jumpin' Jubilee; The Jam Sessions, 1945-46 / Format: CD / Label: Jazz Unlimited / Cat. Num.: (Denmark) Jucd 2054 / Rel. Year: 2001 / Note: Contains various Jubilee AFRS radio shows. In one show, Peggy Lee performs "You Was Right, Baby." (She does not participate in the other show.)

2. Title: The Jubilee Shows, Volume 9; No. 194 & 195 / Format: CD / Label: Storyville / Cat. Num.: (Denmark) 5011009 (709298?) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Contains two Jubilee AFRS radio shows. Peggy Lee performs in only one of the two shows. She sings a couple of numbers, "I Get The Blues When It Rains" and "I Don't Know Enough About You."

3. Title: [Dodo Marmarosa] LA Jam 1947, 1952 / Format: CD / Label: Absorb Music / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Abcj 535 / Rel. Year: 2009 / Note: Though they are not identified as such, all the performances in this CD appear to have been taken from a Jubilee AFRS broadcast. Peggy Lee sings "Them There Eyes" and a blues medley that consists of "Fine And Mellow" and "Ain't Goin' No Place." The CD's title would seem to suggest that the Lee performances are from 1947, yet the field texts which I consulted give 1948 as the date of the broadcast in question.

4. Title: The Great Ladies Of Jazz Sing The Blues / Format: CD / Label: Hindsight / Cat. Num.: 905 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Note: This various-artists compilation contains a Peggy Lee rendition of "Lover, Come Back To Me," taken from a 1949 episode of the Department of Treasury's radio show Guest Star.





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5. Format: V-Disc / Label: USA Government's War Department, V-Disc Series / Cat. Num.: 682 / Rel. Year: 1946 / Note: As shown in entry #2 above, Peggy Lee sang the numbers "I Get The Blues When It Rains" and "I Don't Know Enough About You" for a 1948 Jubilee show. Those two numbers were picked up by the Armed Forces' V-Disc division for inclusion in this V-disc, numbered 682. (The v-disc's flip side contains two vocals by Herb Jeffries, "I Left A Good Deal In Mobile" and "I Left My Heart In Mississippi").

6. Title: V-Disc; The Songs That Went To War / Format: CD / Label: Time Life Music / Cat. Num.: R139-37 - OP4537 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Volumes: 4 / Note: Contains the version of "I Get The Blues When It Rains" mentioned in entry #2 above.

7. Title: Swinging On A V-Disc / Format: CD / Label: Jasmine / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Jasbox 16-4 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Volumes: 4 / Note: Contains the version of "I Get The Blues When It Rains" mentioned in entry #2 above.

8. Title: Le Voci Indimenticabili, Volume 1 / Format: LP / Label: Fonit Cetra / Cat. Num.: (Italy) Vdl 1003 / Rel. Year: 1981 / Note: Contains the Jubilee versions of "I Get The Blues When It Rains" and "I Don't Know Enough About You" that originated in the Jubilee show mentioned in entry #2 above.





Album Covers Shown:

9. Title: Earl Hines' Jubilee With Harry James / Format: LP / Label: Joyce Record Club / Cat. Num.: 5012 / Rel Year: Unknown, but within the 1970-1989 period. / Note: Contains the version of "I Get The Blues When It Rains" mentioned in some of the previous entries, including #2.

10. Title: The Great Ladies On V-Disc, Vol. 3 {Chris Connor, June Christy, Peggy Lee, Martha Tilton} (V-Disc Jazz Session Series) / Format: LP & CD / Label: Tokuma Musical Industries' Dan Records / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Vc 5016 & Tkcf 77076 / Rel. Year: 1979 (LP) & 2001 (CD) / Note: Contains the version of "I Get The Blues When It Rains" mentioned in some of the previous entries, including #2. Also includes an alternate take of the recording of "Why Don't You Do Right?" that Benny Goodman made with Peggy Lee and his orchestra for Columbia Records. This 1942 alternate was originally released on V-disc, and not commercially issued until many years later.

11. Title: Venti Di Guerra / Format: LP / Label: Sound-Products - Fonit Cetra / Cat. Num.: (Italy) Vd 2001 / Rel. Year: 1983 / Discs: 2 / Note:

12. Title: Memories Are Made Of This (V-Disc Series) / Format: LP / Label: Sound-Products - Fonit Cetra / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Sph 7704 / Rel. Year: 1985 / Discs: 2 / Note: This 2LP set contains the Jubilee versions of "I Get The Blues When It Rains" and "I Don't Know Enough About You" that have been repeatedly mentioned above, beginning with entry #2. Produced" (leased) by the Italian company FonitCetra for the Dutch company Sound Products.





Album Covers Shown:

13. Title: The Uncollected Peggy Lee, 1948 / Format: CS & LP & CD / Label: Hindsight / Cat. Num.: Hsc 220 & Hsr 220 & Cdhsr 220 / Rel. Year: 1985 [CD released in 1994] / Tracks: 12 / Note: Of this album's twelve tracks, five ("Riding High," "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues," "It's A Good Day," "Do I Love You?" and "I've Got The World On A String") come from episodes of the National Guard's radio show Let's Go To Town. Peggy Lee and Billy May were the guest stars of those episodes. (As for the seven other performances in the Hindsight album, they are not from original radio broadcasts. They are instead radio transcriptions.)

14. Title: Jazz Singers Sing The Blues / Format: CS & CD / Label: Hindsight / Cat. Num.: 902 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: This various-artists compilation includes the Peggy Lee vocal "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues," originally heard (with backing by Billy May) during an episode of the National Guard radio show Let's Go To Town.

15. Title: [Billy May] By Arrangement / Format: CD / Label: Jasmine / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Jascd 406 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Volumes: 2 / Note: Contains a wide assortment of May-arranged numbers, all of them identified as recorded between 1939 and 1952. May backs Peggy Lee in two of them, "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" and "I've Got The World On A String." Both numbers originated in episodes of the National Guard's radio show Let's Go To Town and were also included in item #12 above.

16. Title: [Billy May] Let's Go To Town With Billy May & His Orchestra / Format: CD / Label: (United Kingdom) Jasmine / Cat. Num.: Jascd 395 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Volumes: 2 / Note: This CD contains mostly Billy May instrumentals culled from various episodes of the National Guard radio show Let's Go To Town. Amidst those instrumentals, there is one Peggy Lee's vocal: "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" (the same rendition that was also included in the three preceding entries).

17. Title: [Les Brown] Let's Go To Town / Format: CD / Label: Sounds Of Yersteryear / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Dsoy 809 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Volumes: 2 / Note: This CD offers eight full episodes of the National Guard radio show Let's Go To Town. In all eight episodes, Les Brown And His Orchestra was the guest ensemble. Peggy Lee was the guest vocalist of the earlier episodes, Giselle MacKenzie of the later ones. Lee sings "Takes Two To Tango," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "Wish You Were Here," and "When I Fall in Love."





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18-21. The no-longer-operating CDr mail company Redmond Nostalgia released various radio shows which featured Peggy Lee. Four examples are seen above. Full details about the shows will be found in this discography's radio pages eventually, once they open for viewing. (Probably during the second half of 2012.) Many of these radio shows are also available from commercial MP3 companies.


Related Issues, Not Listed Above:

22. Title: Basically Sound (Holiday Greetings From Gotham Recording Corporation) / Format: LP / Label: Gotham / Cat. Num.: Grc 3979 / Rel. Year: unknown, possibly late 1950s or early 1960s / Note: Contains a Peggy Lee performance of "He's Only Wonderful," taken from an episode of the Armed Forces Radio show Guest Star in which the guests were Lee and Dave Barbour. This various-artists compilation might have been culled from various AFRS shows. Given the "greetings" mentioned in the album's sub-title, the album might have been a holiday promotional item, not sold in stores.

23. 1. Title: At Their Rarest Of All Rare Performances / Format: LP / Label: Biac / Cat. Num.: (Belgium) Brad 10 530 / Rel. Year: 1976 / Volumes: 2 (Lee: 10531; Jolson: 10530) / Note: See picture and comments about this album set below, under section VI. At least four of its ten tracks ("A Hundred Years From Today," "Them There Eyes," "Waltz In Springtime," "Laroo Laroo Lilli Bolero") come from AFRS radio shows.


III. PEGGY LEE'S GUEST APPEARANCES IN PERRY COMO'S RADIO SHOW





Album Cover Shown:

1. Title: At The Supper Club [Part 1] / Format: CD / Label: Sounds Of Yesteryear / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 824 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Note: Contains a version of "I Don't Know Enough About You." Although I have not listened to this issue, it is my belief that none of the other tracks feature Lee.


IV. PEGGY LEE'S APPEARANCES IN JIMMY DURANTE'S RADIO SHOW





Album Cover Shown:

1. Title: Jimmy Durante With Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Discs: 10 / Label: Nostalgia Merchant / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: unknown, possibly 2011 (a 1978 "original release date" is found online; if accurate, it would mean that this material was originally issued back then on cassette or LP) / Note: Consists of ten CDs containing 20 episodes from the 1947-1948 season of Durante's show.

2 & 3. Title: Why Don't You Do Right?, 1947-1948 / Format: CD / Label: Viper's Nest / Cat. Num.: 158 / Rel. Year: 1995 / Tracks: 21 / Note: For fans of Peggy Lee, this CD is easily the most important issue among those which contain tracks from The Jimmy Durante Show. The CD collects 21 of Lee's 31 solo performances during the season in which she was a regular member of the show. (As for non-solo performances, those have yet to be collected in one package. Many of them can be found in item #1, or in the next three items below. Such non-solo performances fall under two categories: comedy tunes and special material.) For an extensive page fully dedicated to Peggy Lee's work for The Jimmy Durante Show, click here.





Album Covers Shown:

4. Title: The Jimmy Durante Show, Volume 1 / Format: CD & MP3 / Label: Radio Archives / Cat. Num.: Ra 190 / Rel Year: 2011 / Discs: 6 / Note: Contains 12 full episodes of Durante's Rexall show. Chronologically sequenced, the set starts with an episode originally broadcast on October 8, 1947 and concludes with an episode dated January 7, 1948. (A couple of broadcasts from the chosen period are skipped.) Peggy Lee participates in 7 of the episodes included.

5. Title: The Jimmy Durante Show, Volume 2 / Format: CD & MP3 / Label: Radio Archives / Cat. Num.: Ra 205 / Rel Year: 2011 / Discs: 5 / Note: Contains 10 full episodes of Durante's Rexall show. Chronologically sequenced, the set's first broadcast dates from January 14, 1948 and the last from March 24, 1948. Peggy Lee participates in all 10 episodes.

6. Title: The Jimmy Durante Show, Volume 3 / Format: CD & MP3 / Label: Radio Archives / Cat. Num.: Ra 230 / Rel Year: 2011 / Discs: 5 / Note: Contains 10 full episodes of Durante's Rexall show. The set's program starts with an episode originally broadcast on March 31, 1948 and continues in chronological order until the one broadcast on May 26, 1948. (A couple of broadcasts from the chosen period are skipped.) In addition to those 9 episodes from the months of March, April, and May, there is one final, tagged-on episode, originally broadcast on November 26, 1947. Peggy Lee participates in all entries, the only exception being the November episode.

Other Issues, Not Shown Above:

The no-longer-operating CDr mail company Redmond Nostalgia released quite a few 1947-1948 episodes of The Jimmy Durante Show, many of them featuring Peggy Lee. They are listed throughout the page that this discography dedicates to Lee's appearances on Durante's radio show. Online companies that sell radio broadcasts on MP3 files also have a large portion of those episodes, as exemplified by items such as #4 to #6 above.





Album Covers Shown:

7. Title: The Schnozz ... In Person! (Comedy Series No. 27) / Format: LP / Label: Radiola - Sandy Hook / Cat. Num.: Mr 1080 / Rel. Year: 1977 / Note: Side A contains a complete episode of The Jimmy Durante Show. Side B consists of an assortment of Durante radio appearances, none of them involving Peggy Lee. In the episode on side A, Lee sings "I'll Dance At Your Wedding," which can also be found in item #2 above.

8. Title: Durante, The Patron Of The Arts / Format: CD / Label: Viper's Nest / Cat. Num.: Vn 151 / Rel. Year: 1994 / Note: Contains three tracks featuring Peggy Lee: "Long Time, No See," "Any State In The Forty-Eight Is Great," and "Mañana" (the latter also found in item #2 above).

9. Title: I Say It With Music / Format: CD / Label: Viper's Nest / Cat. Num.: Vn 169 / Rel. Year: 1995 / Note: Contains four tracks featuring Peggy Lee: "But Beautiful" (a solo, also found in #1 above), "I'm Comin' A-Courtin', Corabelle," "Any State In The Forty-Eight Is Great" (a different version from the one heard in #1 above), and "It's Not His Mind, It's His Music."





Album Cover Shown:

10. Title: Jimmy Durante ("The Ultimate Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Prism Leisure Platinum / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 430 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Contains just one track featuring Peggy Lee, "Long Time, No See," which is also available in item #1 above.

11. Title: Radio Spirits Presents The Jimmy Durante Show / Format: CD / Label: RadioSpirits / Cat. Num.: 50003 / Volumes: 2 / Note: Includes 4 complete episodes. Peggy Lee participates in two of them, singing one song in each.

12. Title: ... just one of those things / Format: CD / Label: Master Tone Razamataz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rz 4031 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Tracks: 12 / Note: All 12 tracks in this CD had been previously issued in item #2.





Miscellanea:

During its erstwhile years of operation, the mail-order label Redmond Nostalgia offered numerous episodes of Durante's show, those featuring Peggy Lee included. For illustration purposes, one of the label's CDrs is pictured below. Cd #187 offered the December 3 and 10, 1947 episodes, on which Lee sang "I'll Dance At Your Wedding" and "There'll Be Some Changes Made." It was customary throughout the season, she participated extensively in the episodes' patter and comedy routines, too.

Also presented for the purpose of illustration, the 2003 Collectors' Choice 2CD issue Swingin' Songs for Santa (Ccm 04122) is just one out of a variety of multiple-artists compilations which include the odd Peggy Lee track from Durante's (and Crosby's) radio shows. Please note that, aside from this example, such compilations are not shown here. Their titles can be found, however, scattered through the Various-Artists Compilations page. (As for the Peggy Lee track from Durante's show that Swingin' Songs for Santa includes, it is a version of "The Christmas Song.")


V. PEGGY LEE'S GUEST APPEARANCES IN ED GARNER'S RADIO SHOW DUFFY'S TAVERN





Album Cover Shown:

1. Title: Duffy's Tavern, Volume Two / Format: cassette / Label: Radio Spirits / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 1999 / Volumes: 6 / Note: This issue consists of a long plastic white box with six cassettes inside. The cassettes contain a total of 18 episodes from Ed Garner's show Duffy's Tavern. Peggy Lee guests in two episodes, both included in the last of the six tapes. She sings "What More Can A Woman Do" and "You Was Right, Baby."


VI. PEGGY LEE'S GUEST APPEARANCES IN AL JOLSON'S RADIO SHOW [& THEIR CO-APPEARANCES IN BING CROSBY'S RADIO SHOWS]




Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Jolson On The Radio / Format: MP3 & CD / Volumes: 20 [CDs]   /  Label: Radio Archives      Cat. Num.: Ra 009  /   Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: Contains 36 shows featuring Al Jolson, many of them being episodes from his own radio show. Among those, two feature Peggy Lee as the guest. The songs that she interpret in them (some solos, some duets with the host) are "On A Slow Boat To China," "People Will Say We're In Love," "The Birth Of The Blues," "I Wanna Go Where You Go (Then I'll Be Happy)," "So Long, Mary," and "Summertime."

2. Title: You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet / Format: LP / Label: Radiola - Sandy Hook / Cat. Num.: 3 Mr 2 / Rel. Year: 1985 / Volumes: 3 / Note: This 3LP set contains six full episodes from The Al Jolson Show. Three Peggy Lee performances are included, all within the same episode: the solo "I Wanna Go Where You Go (Then I'll Be Happy)" and two duets with Jolson, "So Long, Mary" and "Summertime." Along with Jolson and Oscar Levant, Peggy Lee also plays one of the leading roles in the comic sketch from the same episode. For a digital transfer of this show, see #5 below.





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3-4. Title: At Their Rarest Of All Rare Performances / Format: LP / Label: Biac / Cat. Num.: (Belgium) Brad 10 530 / Rel. Year: 1976 / Volumes: 2 (Lee: 10531; Jolson: 10530) / Note: Despite its title and front cover, the performances in this 2LP set are not from Al Jolson's show. The performances were instead sources from various other radio shows -- most notably, Bing Crosby's. One LP is entirely dedicated to Peggy Lee, the other to Al Jolson. The vinyl dedicated to Jolson does not feature Lee at all. Conversely, none of the numbers in Lee's vinyl involve Jolson, nor his radio programs. The album is thus entered in this section only for clarification purposes.

I do not have a copy of this 2LP set; my thanks to Theo Andriessen for supplying extensive details about it. The nine tracks that feature Peggy Lee include four performances taken from various episodes of Bing Crosby's radio show: "A Thousand Violins, "Way Back Home," "Sunshine Cake," and "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes. The remaining five tracks, all from other radio shows, are: "You Was Right, Baby," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," "Laroo Lilli Bolero," "A Hundred Years From Today," and "Them There Eyes." The tenth and final track in the LP, "Waltz In Swingtime," is actually an instrumental from one of the radio shows in which Lee guested with then-husband Dave Barbour. It should be noted in passing that the album's track listing contains numerous misspellings and inaccuracies. For instance, "Sunshine Cake" is misidentified as "Sunshine Lake," "Way Back Home" is elongated to "When I'm Back Home," and "You Was Right" is turned into "You're So Right, Baby." Most likely, the makers of the album did not have information about the song's titles, and thus came up with titles based just on their own listening of the album's performances.





Album Covers Shown:

5. Title: The Kraft Music Hall Starring Al Jolson With Special Guests Peggy Lee And Dennis Day / Format: CD / Label: Totem / Cat. Num.: Cd 147 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Contains two complete shows, originally broadcast back-to-back, on December 2 and 8, 1948. Peggy Lee, the guest star of the first, sings "On A Slow Boat To China" solo and performs two duets with Jolson, "People Will Say We're In Love" and "The Birth Of The Blues." All three songs are actually incorporated to a comedy sketch in which Jolson and his sidekick Oscar Levant are in the process of creating a musical, whose leading lady is slated to be Lee. The three numbers are sung in full (not as medleys).

6. Title: The Kraft Music Hall Starring Al Jolson With Special Guests Peggy Lee And / Format: CD / Label: Totem / Cat. Num.: Cd 150 / rel. Year" unknown / Note: Contains two complete shows, broadcast on Februsry 10 and May 12, 1949. Peggy Lee, the guest star of the first, sings the solo "I Wanna Go Where You Go (Then I'll Be Happy) and does two duets with Jolson, "So Long, Mary" and "Summertime." Lee is also one of the three main players in the episode's comic sketch.

7. Title: Duets / Format: CD / Label: Original Cast Record / Cat. Num.: 741117 8722 2 6 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Contains two duets with Al Jolson, "People Will Say We're In Love" and "The Birth Of The Blues."

8. Title: Christmas Dreaming / Format: LP / Label: Beechside / Cat. Num.: Tb Lp 3 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Contains one duet with Al Jolson, "The Birth Of The Blues."


VII. PEGGY LEE'S GUEST APPEARANCES IN ANDY RUSSELL'S RADIO SHOW





Album Cover Shown:

1. Title: My Heart Sings / Format: CD / Label: Mr. Music / Cat. Num.: Mmcd 7011 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Note: Contains two complete shows, both originally broadcast in 1945. Peggy Lee was the guest in one of them. She sings "Why Don't You Do Right?".


VIII. PEGGY LEE'S GUEST APPEARANCES IN DINAH SHORE'S RADIO SHOW





Album Cover Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Dinah Shore 1947 & Bing Crosby 1952 / Format: LP / Label: Sunbeam / Cat. Num.: Hb 309 / Rel. Year: 1975 / Note: Contains one episode from The Dinah Shore Show and one episode from The Bing Crosby Show, the latter with Shore as the guest vocalist. The latter does not feature Lee. In the former, Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole are both guests. Lee's solo is "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?". Cole, Lee, Shore, and Peter Lind Hayes sing a comedy number entitled "I Ain't Mad At You."


IX. PEGGY LEE'S GUEST APPEARANCES IN FRANK SINATRA'S RADIO SHOWS





Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Duets With Girlfriends / Format: CD? / Label: Norma? / Cat. Num.: (Japan) unknown / / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Available details about this issue are scarce and uncertain. All 15 tracks are duets between Sinatra and female singers, from Eileen Barton and Janet Blair to Martha Tilton and Margaret Whiting. The program starts off with "There's No Business Like Show Business" (Doris Day) and concludes with "Button Up Your Overcoat" (June Hutton). The number with Peggy Lee is "You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me."

2. Title: Songs By Sinatra; The Old Gold Shows, Volume 1 / Format: CS & CD / Label: Movieplay-Intermusic's On The Air / Cat. Num.: (Portugal) 101976 / Volumes: 2 (CD) & 4 (Cassette) / Rel. Year: 1997 / Note: A total of four episodes from Sinatra's Old Gold radio show are heard in this release. The featured guests are Peggy Lee, Martha Tilton, Ginny Simms, and Frances Langford. On CD, the release consists of two discs. On tape, the material is distributed over four cassettes. Also, it is part of a Songs By Sinatra series, with at least six volumes. During her guest appearance, Peggy Lee sings just one number, "Why Don't You Do Right?" There are no duets between her and Sinatra.

3. Title: Songs By Sinatra; The Old Gold Shows, Volume 3 / Format: CS & CD / Label: Movieplay-Intermusic's On The Air / Cat. Num.: (Portugal) 101979 / Volumes: 2 (CD) & 4 (Cassette)/ Rel. Year: 1997 / Note: This 2CD set contains four complete episodes of Sinatra's Old Gold radio show. Peggy Lee guests in one episode. Her solo is "Waiting For The Train To Come In." Lee and Sinatra also do a duet, "You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me." In cassette configuration, this set presumably consists of 4 tapes.





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4. Title: 1946 Old Gold Shows / Format: CD / Label: Jazz Hour / Cat. Num.: Jh 1040 / Rel. Year: 1994 / Note: Contains two complete shows and six bonus tracks, all of them from Sinatra's radio shows. Peggy Lee guests in one episode. Her solo is "Waitin' For The Train To Come In," her duet with Sinatra "You Brought A New Kind Of Love."

5. Title: In Celebration / Format: CD / Label: Delta's Music Digital / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cd 6108 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Note: Contains the duet "You Brought A New Kind Of Love."

6. Title: A Voice On Air (1935-1955) / Format: CD / Label: Sony Music's Legacy / Cat. Num.: unknown / Discs: 4 / Rel. Year: 2015 / Note: Contains the duet "You Brought A New Kind Of Love."





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7. Title: Duets / Format: CD / Label: Intermusic Movieplay (reissued by Harmonia Mundi?) / Cat. Num.: Portugal Rmb 75093 (reissued in France as 8712177029433?) / Rel. Year: 1997 (reissued 2001; reprinted 2003?) / Note: Contains the duet "You Brought A New Kind Of Love." The Intermusic CD is part of that Public Domain label's "Remember" series.

8. Title: Duets With The Dames / Format: CD / Label: Castle Communications' Pulse / Cat. Num.: Plscd 633 / Rel. Year: 2003 / Note: Contains the duet "You Brought A New Kind Of Love."


INDEX

Listed below are the issues whose front covers are shown in this page. The Roman numeral that follows each title indicates the section in which the issue is located.

1946 Old Gold Shows {Frank Sinatra}: IX
At Last - The Lost Radio Recordings: I
At The Supper Club: I
At Their Rarest Of All Rare Performances {Al Jolson, Peggy Lee}: VI
By Arrangement {Billy May}: II
Dinah Shore, 1947 & Bing Crosby, 1952: VIII
Duets {Al Jolson}: VI
Duets {Frank Sinatra}: IX
Duets With The Dames {Frank Sinatra}: IX
Duffy's Tavern, Volume 2: V
Durante, The Patron Of The Arts: IV
Earl Hines' Jubilee With Harry James: II
Easy Listening {Peggy Lee}: I
Guest Star: II
Guest Star Time: II
Great Ladies Of Jazz Sing The Blues, The: II
Great Ladies On V-Disc, Vol. 3 (V-Disc Jazz Session Series), The: II
I Say It With Music {Jimmy Durante}: IV
If I Could Be With You [Jasmine] {Peggy Lee}: I
If I Could Be With You [Sounds Rare] {Peggy Lee}: I
in Celebration {Frank Sinatra}: IX
Jazz Singers Sing The Blues: II
Jimmy Durante ("The Ultimate Collection" Series): IV
Jimmy Durante On Radio: IV
Jimmy Durante Show, The; Volume 1: IV
Jimmy Durante Show, The; Volume 2: IV
Jimmy Durante Show, The; Volume 2: IV
Jimmy Durante With Peggy Lee: IV
Jubilee Shows, Volume 9; No. 194 & 195, The: II
Jumpin' Jubilee; The Jam Sessions, 1945-46, A: II
... just one of those things {Peggy Lee}: IV
Kraft Music Hall Starring Al Jolson With Special Guests Peggy Lee And Dennis Day: VI
Kraft Music Hall Starring Al Jolson With Special Guests Peggy Lee And Victor Moore: VI
L.A. Jam 1947, 1952 {Dodo Marmarosa}: II
Le Voci Indimenticabili, Volume 1: II
Let's Go To Town: II
Let's Go To Town {Les Brown}: II
Let's Go To Town With Billy May & His Orchestra: II
Listen To The Magic {Peggy Lee}: II
Live, 1947 & 1952 {Peggy Lee}: I
Memories Are Made Of This (V-Disc Series): II
My Heart Sings {Andy Russell}: VII
On Radio {Peggy Lee}: I
Peggy Lee [Audio Fidelity]: I
Peggy Lee ("The Essential Collection" Series): II
Peggy Lee At The Supper Club: I
Peggy Lee Collection, The: I
Peggy Lee On Radio: I
Peggy Lee, Volume 1 [Prism Leisure Platinum]: I
Peggy Lee, Volume 2 [Prism Leisure Platinum]: I
Perry Como At The Supper Club, Part 1: III
Radio Spirits Presents The Jimmy Durante Show: IV
Red Cross Programs: II
Redmond Nostalgia Releases: IV
Schnozz ... In Person! (Comedy Series No. 27), The {Jimmy Durante}: IV
Songs By Sinatra; The Old Gold Shows, Volume 1: IX
Songs By Sinatra; The Old Gold Shows, Volume 3: IX
Swinging On A V-Disc: II
Swingin' Through The Years With Benny Goodman: I
Ultimate Collection, The {Jimmy Durante}: IV
Uncollected Peggy Lee, The: II
V-Disc; The Songs That Went To War: II
Voci Indimenticabili, Volume 1< Le: II
Voice On Air, A (1935-1955): IX
Why Don't You Do Right?; 1943-1947 [Submarine]: I & V
Why Don't You Do Right?, 1947-1948 [Viper's Nest]: IV
Woody Herman Collection, The: I
You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet {Al Jolson}: VI



SCOPE, COMPLETENESS AND CROSS-REFERENCES

In the interest of greater clarity and a better organization, various noteworthy exclusions have been made above. Separate pictorial pages were created for albums containing numbers from radio shows starring either Bing Crosby or Benny Goodman had a leading role. Similarly, radio transcriptions receive separate coverage.

The present page thus concentrates on issues that are entirely dedicated to radio broadcast performances. (Exception have been made for just a few items of special relevance.) As for Peggy Lee albums which mix broadcast performances with radio transcriptions and studio recordings, such hybrids are relegated to this pictorial discography’s page for Bootleg and Public Domain Compilations. Those which combine only radio transcriptions and broadcast performances are discussed not only there but also on the aforementioned Transcriptions page.

Finally, viewers should not assume that the above-listed programs are the only radio shows in which Lee made guest and hosting appearances. Far from it. Many other pertinent shows did not qualify for mention above because their musical numbers have yet to be commercially issued. That treasure trove of unissued material is actually covered in various other pages of this discography: Club 88, Chesterfield Supper Club, Rexall, Benny Goodman Remotes, Rhapsody In Rhythm, and The Summer Electric Hour. Yet two more pages — one listing Lee’s guest appearance in other artists’ radio shows, another listing her appearances in AFRS shows — are slated to open in late 2017.