The Peggy Lee Bio-Discography:
A Gallery Of Items Featuring Lee's Guest Appearances On Television

by Iván Santiago-Mercado

Page generated on Jul 1, 2017


Scope And Contents

This page is dedicated to Peggy Lee's guest appearances in televised shows. Entries are arranged alphabetically by first name of the show's host, from Andy Williams to Vic Damone. Shows with rotating hosts are entered mostly by name of the show itself -- e.g., "Colgate Comedy Hour." Near the end of the page, there is also a miscellaneous section which focuses on Lee's non-singing guest appearances. Please note that the page is circumscribed to TV appearances which have been commercially issued (on VHS, DVD, laser, or audio). For an index of all the issues listed in this page, and for further explanations, go to the very bottom of the page.


I. ANDY WILLIAMS SHOWS




Artwork Shown:

1. Title: The Best Of The Andy Williams Show / Format: DVD / Label: Time-Life / Cat. Num.: unknown / Discs: 2 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Note: Both DVD discs from this 2007 release were also included in an 8DVD set that was released one year later. For further details, including the Peggy Lee performances that this 2DVD set contains, read entries #2 and #8.

2. Title: The Best Of The Andy Williams Show / Format: DVD / Label: Time-Life / Cat. Num.: unknown / Discs: 8 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Note: Image #2 displays all 8 DVDs in the set under discussion, as well as photos of the host, both in color and in b&w. Each DVD concentrates on two episodes from Williams' show. According to owners of this set (I am not one of them), the episodes are not featured in their entirety (probably as a result of copyright obstacles and challenging monetary demands). Peggy Lee was a guest in two of the episodes chosen for inclusion, both detailed below.




Artwork And Stills Shown:

3-7. The Best Of The Andy Williams Show, Volume 2 / Format: DVD / Label: Time Life & Direct Holdings Americas / Cat. Num.: 21680 9 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Note: In this disc (image #3), Peggy Lee is seen performing "Put The Blame On Mame" on a stage which has been re-designed as a fire station (images #4, #5, #6, and #7). Re-named "Put The Blame On Me," the song has been slightly altered, opening with Williams' singing of the first chorus followed by his (also sung) introduction of Lee, and ending with a new chorus and a coda which further connects the performance to Lee and to her hit "Fever." Accompanied by dancers dressed as firemen and dressed herself in fire-engine red, she sings about all the catastrophes for which her fever-inducing self has been responsible. Lee's performance comes from an episode which originally aired on October 2, 1966. The episode also featured Williams and Lee duetting on her self-penned song "Stay With Me," plus Al Hirt joining the pair for a closing version of "Smack Dab In The Middle." The trio's rendition has ben included in this DVD, but the duet has not. Part of the DVD as well are segments taken from the show's January 11, 1965 episode (in which Peggy Lee did not participate) and a recent interview with Williams.

8. Title: The Best Of The Andy Williams Show / Note: Image #8 shows volumes 1 and 2 of Time-Life's Andy Williams Show. This couple of volumes was initially released by itself, as a 2DVD set (image #1 above) and later as part of the aforementioned 8DVD set (image #2). The Peggy Lee contents in the 2-volume edition are identical to those found in the 8DVD set. (However, Time-Life Music made the other 6 DVDs available only as part of the 8DVD set, not separately.)





Artwork And Stills Shown:

9-12. The Best Of The Andy Williams Show, Volume 7 / Format: DVD / Label: Time Life & Direct Holdings Americas / Cat. Num.: 21691 9 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Note: In this disc (image #9) from the aforementioned 8DVD set, Peggy Lee is seen performing "Fever." For this performance, she is once again dressed in red, accompanied by the show's dancers, and surrounded by burning props. Three stills from the performance can be seen above (images #10, #11, and #12). The episode, which originally aired in 1965 (on January 4, according to some sources, or May 31, according to other sources), also featured a Lee-Williams "Language Of Love" medley, and a wild west comedy sketch during which Lee sang "You've Got To See Mama Every Night." The wild west sketch is found in the DVD under discussion, too, but the love medley was excluded.

13-15. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: This music-filled documentary (image #13) includes a segment of a "Cross-country Blues" medley sung by Lee and Williams during the November 12, 1963 episode of his show. The segment incorporated to the DVD shows them singing "St. Louis Blues" (images #14 and #15). In addition to the medley, Lee did a solo rendition of "Mack The Knife" during this episode. "Mack The Knife" has not been commercially issued.


II. BENNY GOODMAN SPECIALS




Images Shown (And General Note):

1-8. Stills from Swing Into Spring: The 25th Anniversary Of The Great Benny Goodman Band. This April 10, 1959 TV special was the second of its kind. The first, also entitled Swing Into Spring, had been televised one year earlier, on April 8, 1958. Both featured Benny Goodman as main star, and both were sponsored by Texaco. (They seem to have been part of the long-running Texaco Star Theatre TV variety series.) Ella Fitzgerald was the other main artist who participated in both specials. Peggy Lee participated only in the second of the specials (1959). In stills #1, #2, #3, and #4, she is seen during her solo spot, which she spent singing "Why Don't You Do Right?" In the stills from the second row, Lee, Fitzgerald and Goodman are caught in the act of performing an "Ah, Men, Ah, Women" medley. Lee's voice graced five of the medley's numbers, including solo renditions of "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "When A Woman Loves A Man" and her own "Things Are Swingin'." The two other medley numbers in which Lee participated ("Ah, Men, Ah, Women" and "The Glory Of Love") featured Fitzgerald and Goodman as well. Texaco commissioned a not-for-sale, reference LP of this 1959 special. That very rare LP (precious few collectors own a copy) features the show's entire contents. Texaco's Swing Into Spring LP should not be confused with a Columbia LP also entitled Swing Into Spring, which was released as a tie-in to the specials but which actually contains studio recordings by Goodman.





Artwork Shown:

9. Title: Texaco’s Swing Into Spring ‘59 / Format: LP / Label: Texaco / Cat. Num.: none; private issue / Rel. Year: probably 1959 / Note: Souvenir or “reference” recording commissioned by Texaco. Never made available for commercial sale. A small quantity of copies pressed.

10. An ad from Texaco's Swing Into Spring campaign, run by the Saturday Evening Post in an April 1958 edition of its magazine. Benny Goodman's head and clarinet are seen on the top right. The first of the TV specials is mentioned near the bottom left, above the red-tinted word "Texaco."

11. Title: Benny Goodman; More Of The Fabulous 50's / Format: LP / Label: Giants of Jazz / Cat. Num.: Goj Lp 1011 / Rel. Year: 1978 / Note: Contains selections from the 1959 Swing Into Spring special, including the "Ah, Men, Ah, Women" medley (but not Lee's "Why Don't You Do Right?" solo).





Artwork Shown:

12 & 13. Title: Swing Into Spring / Format: VHS / Label: Video Yesteryear / Cat. Num.: 1173 / Rel. Year: 1998 (yellow box); also 1999 (orange box) / Note: Video Yesteryear's VHS releases came in colorful carboard boxes, such as the orange one seen above. (Yellow ones seem to have been far more common, though.) Each box came with a white card or an insert, which usually gave details about the video's contents and featured a black & white photo of the artist(s).  In the case of Swing Into Spring (images #12 and #13), the photo of choice is a still of Ella Fitzgerald with Benny Goodman and his band, naturally taken from the TV special. 

14. Title: Swing Into Spring! ("Archive Series") / Format: DVD / Label: Synergy Entertainment / Cat. Num.: 886470235544 [UPC number] / Rel. Year: 2011 (or, according to another site, 2007) / Note: One customer review indicates that the picture quality is very poor. Notice also the front cover's reprehensible mistaking of Steve Allen for Benny Goodman.

15. Title: Swing Into Spring / Format: DVD / Label: Jazz Legends? / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly first decade of the twenty-first century / Note: This DVD transfer includes not only the 1959 Swing Into Spring special but also a bonus program that consists of two Frankie Laine shows. No additional details are available to me. The item appears to be exclusively sold through the website Jazz Legends, and the image seen above is the one provided at the site. Notice the blurb's claim that a "pristine" copy was the transferred source. I would appreciate receiving basic information about this item, including catalogue number and year of release, if they are indicated. Also, I would like to know if the picture above is an accurate reproduction of the front cover.


III. BING CROSBY SPECIALS, PART 1




Images Shown (And General Note):

1 - 6. Title Of The Special: The Bing Crosby Show / Note: These 6 stills show Peggy Lee singing 5 of the numbers that she performed during this 1959 TV special (in which Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra were also featured): "Baubles, Bangles, And Beads" (a Peggy Lee solo, from which images #1 and #6 were taken), "[Up A] Lazy River" (duet featuring Lee ans Sinatra), "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore (joint performance featuring Armstrong, Crosby, Lee, and Sinatra; image #3), "Too Neat To Be A Beatnik, Too Round To Be A Square" (duet featuring Crosby with Lee), and "Lullaby Of Birdland" (Lee accompanied by George Shearing; part of a medley that also featured Crosby and Sinatra; image #5). Still further, Peggy Lee was involved in a couple more numbers, for which I have no images at the present time.





Artwork Shown:

7. Title: Frank Sinatra Through The Years, Volume 2 (1944-1966) / Format: LP / Label: Ajazz / Cat. Num.: Ajazz 508 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Contains one Peggy Lee track, her "Lullaby of Birdland" piano duet with George Shearing.

8. Title: Bing Crosby & Friends Sing & Sing & Sing (Der Bingle, Volume Two) / Format: CDr / Label: Der Bingle / Cat. Num.: Bc 102 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: This commercially sold CDr contains all of Peggy Lee's numbers from the 1959 Bing Crosby special, including the entire "I Love A Piano" medley with Joe Bushkin, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Paul Smith, and Frank Sinatra. (It also contains tracks from a similar Crosby special that featured Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney, plus an assorted number of tracks from other Crosby shows.) Unfortunately, the makers of this item used a cheap brand of CDr: my copy, bought in the early 2000s, no longer plays. (As for volume 1 of Der Bingle, subtitled Songs From His 1964-65 ABC-TV Series and numbered Pro 1, it does not feature Peggy Lee.)

9. Title: Bing Crosby Show; Oldsmobile Special (Bing Crosby And Friends, Volume 2) / Format: VHS / Label: "From The Bob DeFlores Collection" / Cat. Num.: 10/7/59 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: This is a humble item, closer to a homemade than to a commercial tape. The so-called catalogue number is actually the date on which the TV show was broadcast.

10. Title: Bing Crosby; The Television Specials, Volume 1 / Format: DVD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Infinity Entertainment - Hepcat / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 2010 / Note: This DVD contains 4 complete Crosby specials, including the 1959 show under discussion.


IV. BING CROSBY SPECIALS, PART 2: HOLLYWOOD PALACE



Images And Artwork Shown (+ General Note):

1-5. Title Of The Special: The Hollywood Palace / Note: This TV variety show was hosted by rotating celebrities. In a 1968 episode hosted by Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee sang two numbers, "What Is A Woman?" (images #1, #2, #3) and "Seems Like Old Times" (image #4). With Crosby, she also sang a medley of novelties, including her popular version of "The Doodlin' Song" (image #5).

6. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) & 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Includes the aforementioned duet rendition of "The Doodlin' Song." (As for Lee's solo performances from this show, they have not been commercially issued.)


V. BOB HOPE SPECIALS




General Note:

1. Name of the Show: The Star-Spangled Revue / Note: Sometimes wrongly touted as Bob Hope's first television special, the show under discussion was actually his second. The misattribution might be partly due to the fact that both episodes were part of the Star-Spangled Revue series, and can thus be found listed with the same title. Also, they aired within a month of one another, in April and May 1950; Beatrice Lillie was among the guests on both occasions. Still further, Frank Sinatra's presence in the second episode has led to a greater focus on that TV revue, at the expense of the first. It was, after all, Sinatra's television debut. Image #1 shows Hope and Sinatra during rehearsals. Besides Lillie and Sinatra, the other major guest of Hope's second special was Peggy Lee.


Artwork And Imagery Shown:

2. Title: The Star-Spangled Revue / Format: DVD-R / Label: Artiflix / Cat. Num.: none given; UPC code 8 85444 49638 7 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Note: Peggy Lee both sang and acted in this revue. She played the leading lady (a duplicitous gold digger) in a fairly long comedy sketch that featured Hope as one of her suitors and Lillie as her also duplicitous, gold-digging mother. As part of the sketch, Lee's character sang "It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House," accompanied by Hope and her other suitors. Separately from the sketch, Lee also did an uptempo version of "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered," sung solo. Image #2 shows the rather plain cover of the officially released DVDr, sold through Amazon.


VI. BOBBY DARIN SHOW




Artwork And Photos Shown:

2. Title: The Bobby Darin Show / Format: DVD / Discs: 3 / Label: MPI Home Video / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 2014 / Note: Peggy Lee was Bobby Darin's only guest in the very last episode of his show, which lasted one season (1972-1973). The episode aired on Friday, April 27, 1973, and featured Lee both solo and in duet with the host. Her solos were "Someone Who Cares" and "When I Found You." Their duet was actually a medley that took the pair from singing about being "Just Friends" to reminiscing in song about a time "Long Ago And Far Away." In-between these two numbers, Darin and Lee also tackled "Something To Remember You By," "Skylark," and Spring Is Here." This upcoming DVD set (April 2014) is slated to contain the episode in its entirety, including Lee's three appearances.

1 & 3. Publicity stills, the first possibly from the rehearsal for the show, the last from the show itself.


VII. CAROL BURNETT SHOWS




Stills And Photography Shown:

1-4. Title: The Carol Burnett Show / Note: Peggy Lee guested in 5 episodes of Carol Burnett's TV show (image #1). All five episodes aired between 1970 and 1973. As detailed below, only one of those episodes has been commercially released. (Thus the other four episodes are not discussed herein.)

Broadcast on November 1, 1972, the episode in question spotlights Peggy Lee in a visually arresting performance of "A Song For You" (image #2) and pairs her with Burnett for a skit at a beauty salon, during which they sing a duet version of "Girl Talk" (image #3). Furthermore, Lee plays the central role of a flower-era wedding preacher in the episode's final skit. That closing skit, in which she and the cast sing "The Rhythm Of Life" (image #4), can be best described as a mini-musical.

Currently (2012), the full clips of "A Song For You" and "The Rhythm Of Life" can be found in YouTube -- not, however, the "Girl Talk" clip.





Artwork Shown:

5 & 6. Title: The Carol Burnett Show (aka The Ultimate Collection) / Format: DVD / Label: TimeLife - Direct Holdings Americas' StarVista - Whaco / Cat. Num.: unknown / Discs: 22 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: This collection contains 50 unedited episodes of The Carol Burnet Show, distributed over 18 DVDs. (Featurettes and interviews have been tagged to 11 of the 18 DVDs.) In addition to these 18 DVDs with their 50 episodes, featurettes, and interviews, this collection had 4 most DVDs of bonus material, for a total of 22 DVDs, and a 24-page booklet of so-called memories.

The 22 DVDs are housed into five volumes or slipcases. Three of them comprise the 50 episodes (+ featurettes and interviews); the other two have the bonus material. Peggy Lee guest stars in one of the episodes that are part of the 12th DVD, found in the set's second volume. Additional details will be given below, under entry #7.

Time-Life also issued various abbreviated editions of the 22DVD collection. However, none of those smaller editions (called Carol's Favorites) included the episode featuring Peggy Lee. (For the record, the smaller editions, all of them released in 2012, were: a 6DVD set that contains 16 of the 50 episodes; a 2DVD set that includes 7 episodes, a single DVD dedicated to various sketches from the show, and a 7DVD 'limited edition' expanded version of the 6DVD set.)

In 2013, Time-Life issued yet more abbreviated editions. Two more. One of them, a
6DVD set, does include the Peggy Lee episode, and has its own entry below (#8). As for the other 2013 edition, it was a single DVD which did not feature Peggy Lee. (It corresponded to disc #10 of the 22DVD collection.)

In 2014, Time-Life moved on to releasing two more items, both of them named Carol's Crack-Ups. One of them is another repackaging of the 22DVD set: it consists of 12 of the DVDs, but excluded the DVD with the Peggy Lee episode. Incongruously, the other release with the same title has no relation to the 22-DVD set: its 6 DVDs contain episodes that had not been included in the bigger set. Peggy Lee does not appear in any of the 6DVD set's episodes. A smaller, one DVD edition of the 6DVD set was also made available.

Christmas-themed 1DVD anthologies of the larger sets have been issued, too. Again, none of those feature Lee.

[Side note: Long before the arrival of these confusingly named and marketed 2012-2014 releases from Time-Life, two other companies had issued DVD and VHS collections culled from The Carol Burnett Show. Around 1997, Columbia House offered 62 episodes in a 31DVD series. Following suit was Guthy-Renker, a company whose Carol Burnett DVD series (2002) seems to have been a re-release of the Columbia House series -- even though the sequence of the episodes was heavily shuffled. After having conducted a bit of research, I am led to believe that no Peggy Lee appearances were included in the Columbia House or Guthy Rinker VHS/DVD releases.]





Artwork Shown:

7. Title: This Time Together / Format: DVD / Label: TimeLife - Direct Holdings Americas' StarVista - Whaco / Cat. Num.: unknown / Discs: 6 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: (Before I give an explanation of images #6 and #7, I should specify that they are both pieces of the 22 DVD set. In other words, these are not items that were sold by themselves, although online sellers might end up offering them thatwas.) As previously mentioned, Time-Life's original 22DVD set is divided into volumes, each with own title. Image #7 shows the second of the four volumes. Called This Time Together, this second volume contains six DVDs, in which 17 of the set's 50 episodes can be found. Among these 17 episodes, there is one dated November 1, 1972 and numbered 610, with Peggy Lee as guest.

8. Title: The Carol Burnett Show / Format: DVD / / Label: TimeLife - Direct Holdings Americas' StarVista - Whaco / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: Originally, I believed that the volume This Time Together houses its 6 DVDs in two or more slipcases. I thus thought that image #8 showed the slipcase that contains the DVD with the Peggy Lee episode. At the present time, I am not certain that such is the case. (My uncertainty is due to the fact that I do not own a copy of the 22DVD set, nor do I know of anyone who does. Online information about it is fairly confusing. Hence, for the time being, my information about image #7 should be deemed tentative.) These are the details that are clear: the item contains 3 DVDs with a total of 9 episodes, and the Peggy Lee episode is one of them. The question is thus whether the item is part of the 22DVD set, as I originally assumed, or yet another separately issued -- though, in that case, barely promoted -- edition of the set.

9. Title: The Carol Burnett Show / Format: DVD / Label: TimeLife - Direct Holdings Americas' StarVista - Whaco / Cat. Num.: / Discs: 6 / Rel. Year: 2013 / Note: Essentially the same as item #7, with the difference that it is officially sold on its own -- i.e., separately from the 22-disc set. It is also worth pointing out that, though the cover artwork is identical, the background color has been changed from red-violet to green.

10. Title: This Time Together / Format: DVD / Label: TimeLife - Direct Holdings Americas' StarVista - Whaco / Cat. Num.: 27580 x / Discs: 7 / Rel. Year: 2013 (or, according to one source, 2012) / Note: This is the same item as #9, with the difference that it includes a seventh disc, raising the number of episodes from 17 to 19, and adding some bonus sketches. The Peggy Lee episode is included, of course. Marketed as a limited edition, originally sold as an exclusive at Costco stores.

Final note: Besides items #7, #9, and #10, the title This Time Together is shared by the booklet that comes with the 22DVD collection, and by a single DVD issued in 2013. As already mentioned, that single DVD does not feature Lee. It does use the same front photo and artwork, the one frontal difference being that the cover is tinted blue.


VIII. CHEVY SPECIALS




Stills And Artwork Shown (+ General Note):

1. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Features a performance of "I'm Gonna Go Fishin' " taken from the TV show under scrutiny.

2 - 6. Title Of The Show: The Chevy Show; Four In One / Note: This 1961 TV special aired during The Dinah Shore Chevy Show slot, presumably on a week when Shore was either unable to work or on vacation. Hence the hour was filled with performances from four different acts. Each one was given his or her own full segment. The Peggy Lee segment began in a playful manner. In a darkened stage, a group of dancers performed as Lee, sight unseen, sang patter about the hit songs of hers that she could sing for the audience. Whenever Lee would mention a hit song, one of the various doors placed behind the dancers would open to show Lee behind it. She would then sing a few lines from the given hit (e.g., "Mañana," "Lover") and then the door should shut close. Eventually, she came out of the doors (image #1), spoke a couple of sentences, and moved on to singing more songs, though no longer as snippets but in full: "I Love Being Here With You," "I'm Gonna Go Fishin" (images #3, #4, #5, #6), "Just For A Thrill," and "Yes, Indeed."


IX. COLGATE COMEDY HOUR SPECIALS: ABBOTT AND COSTELLO




Stills Shown (And General Note):

1 - 4. Title Of The Show: The Colgate Comedy Hour / Note: In these stills, Peggy Lee is singing "Johnny Guitar," one of the two numbers that she performed during this 1954 episode of The Colgate Comedy Hour. The other number was an uptempo version of "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered." In addition, Lee sang a commercial spot on behalf of shampoo Halo. Abbot & Costello were the hosts of this particular episode of the TV variety show, and Hoagy Carmichael was the episode's other guest.





Artwork Shown:

5. Title: The Best Of The Abbott And Costello Show, Volumes 1 & 2 / Format: DVD / Discs: 2 / Label: Good Time Video - Gaiam Americas / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Contains 9 of the Colgate Comedy Hour episodes that were hosted by Abbott & Costello, including the one one under discussion.

6. Title: The Best Of The Abbott & Costello Show, Volume 2 / Format: DVD / Label: Good Times / Cat. Num.: (ISBN 7662 2296 9) / Note: Contains 5 episodes of the show, including the one in which Peggy Lee and Hoagy Carmichael guested. Presumed to be (I do not own a copy) one of the two DVDs that are part of item #5.

7. Title: Abbott & Costello Collection / Format: DVD / Volumes: 5 / Label: Diamond / Cat. Num.: 95120 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Note: Contains 12 of the Colgate Comedy Hour episodes that were hosted by Abbott & Costello -- including the one under discussion -- as well as two of their films and over 20 movie trailers.

8. Title: Legends Of Laughter; Abbott & Costello / Format: DVD / Discs: 6 / Label: / Cat. Num.: 57309 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Note: Contains each of the 14 the Colgate Comedy Hour episodes that were hosted by the comic duo between 1951 and 1954, including the one that features Peggy Lee. An Abbott & Costello treasure trove,
this 6DVD set also contains two of their films, over 25 of their movie trailers, audio of their radio shows, et cetera.

9. Title: Abbott & Costello 2 Hour Colgate / Format: DVD / Label: Pmb / Cat. Num.: ?421 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Contains three Abbott & Costello shows, including the one under discussion. Boasts the words "digitally remastered" in its front cover. My thanks to Eric Vandebeek for kindly suppying me with missing data about this release. Eric has also evaluated the visual and audio quality of this DVD, rating it as very good.


X. COLGATE COMEDY HOUR SPECIALS: EDDIE FISHER




Stills Shown (And General Note):

1-4. Name Of The Show: Colgate Comedy Hour / Note: The first live TV broadcast ever from the Hollywood Bowl, this spectacular opened the fourth season of the Colgate Comedy Hour. The main performing guests were Louis Armstrong and Peggy Lee. Rocky Marciano also received top billing. The master of ceremonies was Eddie Fisher, who at the time was one of the TV show's rotating hosts. In addition to the Hollywood Bowl itself, the images above present Lee in the act of singing "From This Moment On." Her mini-concert also featured "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me" (no image provided) and a shortened, closing-show version of "Lover" (no image provided).

5. Title: Shokus Video Presents Vintage Television, Volume XVI / Format: VHS / Label: Shokus / Cat. Num.: 439 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Shown in this image is actually one of the generic covers that Shokus used for its videos. I do not have an image for the specific volume in question (XVI), which contains not only the Colgate Comedy Hour program under examination but also episodes from the shows Strictly For Laffs and Bulova Watch Time, the latter with Sinatra.


XI. DANNY KAYE SHOWS







Artwork Shown (And General Note):

1. Title: Christmas With Danny Kaye / Format: DVD / Label: Inception / Cat. Num.: 1171 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: Contains two complete Christmas episodes from Danny Kaye's TV show. Peggy Lee is one of the guests in the second episode, which originally aired on Dec. 21, 1966. The songstress performs two solos ("Here's That Rainy Day," "So, What's New?") and also does a holiday segment with Kaye. The segment consists of a medley of two songs, "Jingle Bells" and "Jingle Journey."

2. Title: Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Diamond Anniversary Edition / Label: Paramount Home Entertainment  / Format: DVD-BD-CD combo / Cat. Num.: 59163741000 / Discs: 4 [2 DVDs, 1 Blu-Disc, 1 CD] / Rel. Year: 2014 / Note: Peggy Lee makes an appearance in the CD portion of this DVD/CD combo. One of the twelve numbers in the CD is the Kaye-Lee version of "Jingle Bells" from his TV show.


XII. DEAN MARTIN SHOWS











Stills And Photography Shown (+ General Note):

1 - 17. Title Of The Show: The Dean Martin Comedy Hour / Note: Of Peggy Lee's many performances as a guest on Dean Martin's TV show, about a dozen have been available to the general public at one time or another, some of them thanks to YouTube, and others on commercially issued VHS and DVD items (to be listed below). Captured in the photos and stills shown above are nine of these performances. The first row of images spotlight a 1966 episode. That episode is the source of the first photo and the five stills that follow it. Peggy Lee and Dean Martin are first seen as they sing a medley of hits that she wrote ("I Love Being Here With You," "Mañana," "It's A Good Day," and "I Love Being Here With You"). During the same episode, Lee sang two solos, represented by the last two still in this first row: "When The World Was Young" (image #5) and "It's A Wonderful World" (image #6). In the second row, four of the six images come from a 1965 episode which included a trio performance of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" by Lee, Martin, and Jack Jones (images #7, #8, and #9). Naturally, that 1965 episode also featured a Lee solo spot, during which she sang a medley that consisted of "When A Woman Loves A Man," "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Bill," and "Alright, Okay, You Win" (image #10). The remaining screenshots are from a 1966 episode in which Lee sang "The Shining Sea (image #11) and performed "You've Got Possibilities" (image #12). The third row starts off with images from a 1967 episode. Lee interpreted "Little Girl Blue" (image #13) and did another medley with Martin (image #14). That playful medley began with "Just You, Just Me" and continued with "Exactly Like You," "For You," "The Very Thought Of You," and "You're Driving Me Crazy," ending then with "I Wanna Go Where You Go, Then I'll Be Happy." The middle image captures Lee as she performs "Here's To You" in a 1968 episode (image #15). The last two stills come from yet another guest appearance, broadcast on November 13, 1969. In image #16, Lee and Martin do a duet with Dean claims to have chosen himself ("Zip-a-dee-doo-dah," "I Got Rhythm," "Beer Barrel Polka"). The last screenshot cast a light on the songstress as she sings "Is That All There Is?"

But that's not all there was. After the aforementioned 1969 episode, Lee appeared in Martin's show at least twice in the early 1970s, before the show ended its run in 1974. "Didn't We" and "Together Again" are among her many other vocals on the show, some from those 1970s episodes, and others from 1960s episodes, which have yet to be commercially available or appear in YouTube. Moreover, YouTube once featured an excellent performance of "Alfie," from a 1967 episode. (The clip was dropped many years ago, and I do not have any screenshots of it. Its reappearance online would be greatly appreciated.)





Note About Time Life's Dean Martin DVD Series:
The above-seen Dean Martin Variety Show items were the first installments in a prospective Time-Life Music series, released under license from NBC. Unlike the Guthy-Renker items for which images have also been produced herein (below, items #23 to #26), the clips in these Time-Life DVDs were not randomly culled from different episodes of Martin's show. Instead, each DVD concentrates on just three or four episodes. However, none of them are presented in their entirety. Only segments are included -- sometimes as little as 15 minutes of what were one-hour-long episodes. Subsequent DVDs from the series have not included any Peggy Lee appearances. More specific details about each item can be found in the next paragraphs or entries.

Artwork Shown:

18 - 20. Title: The Best Of The Dean Martin Variety Show / Format: DVD / Label: Time-Life / Cat. Num.: 26410 [yellow set] & 26409 [green set] & 26408 [violet set] / Rel. Year: 2011 / Note: The images displayed above show a 6DVD set (image #18), a 2 DVD set (image #19), and a single DVD (image #20). The 6DVD set contains clips from 20 episodes of The Dean Martin Comedy Hour. The 2DVD and the single DVD are actually offshoots of that 6DVD set -- i.e., repackaged and separately sold pieces of them. (To be more specific, the single DVD contains the 4 episodes that are also in the first disc of the 6DVD set. Similarly, the 2DVD set consists of the same seven episodes found in discs #1 and #2 of the 6DVD set.) All three DVD versions include segments from the second episode of the entire series, which aired on September 23, 1965 and featured Peggy Lee among Martin's guests. One of the segments found in these DVDs is the aforementioned performance of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" that was interpreted by the trio of Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, and Jack Jones (images #7 to #9 above). During the same episode, Lee sang a long medley of songs about love (image #10 above); from that medley, only one song ("Alright, Okay, You Win") can be found in the DVDs under scrutiny.

21. Title: The Best Of Dean And Friends / Format: DVD / Label: Direct Holdings' StarVista Entertainment (in conjunction with Time-Life and NBC Universal) / Cat. Num.: 30106x / Rel. Year: 2013 / Note: This DVD was sold as an exclusive at Walmart stores. Of the three episodes that it includes, one is a September 15, 1966 telecast in which Peggy Lee guested. Her solos were "The Shining Sea" and "You've Got Possibilities" (image #11 & 12 above). She also sang a duet medley with Dean Martin, took part in a musical sketch with the telecast's ensemble, and made a seconds-long sing-speak cameo on a comedy sketch. Songs from the musical Guys And Dolls were sung during the musical sketch. The medley starts off with "All Alone" and continues with numbers such as "Call Me" and "I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night." The cameo and the sketch are included in this DVD, but the medley with Dino is not.

22. Title: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Complete Collection / Format: DVD set / Label: StarVista Entertainment (in conjunction with Time-Life and NBC Universal) / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 2013 / Note: The full 54 episodes of Martin's show Celebrity Roasts fill up 20 of this set's 25 DVDs. The other five volumes are dedicated to so-called bonus features. The very last of the five volumes is actually a re-packaging of item #20.





Note About Guthy-Renker's Dean Martin DVD & VHS Series:
Consisting of 30 volumes, the extensive Greg Garrison Presents series was released over a multiple-year period on both DVD and VHS formats. Unavailable in commercial stores, this series was offered primarily via mail ordering, with the advertisement being carried out through Guthy-Renker's website, and also through the company's TV infomercials. For a while, the volumes were also sold through Time-Life. Each of the volumes (from the first to the twenty-eighth) contains about an hour of highlights that Guthy-Renker culled, rather haphazardly, from different episodes of Martin's show. Volumes 29 and 30 are described as bonus "best of" discs, and I do not know specifics about them. Presumably, they consist of reprises of the performances from the other discs. (Furthermore, the 30th volume might have been a special-order release, because the series was generally advertised as consisting of 29 DVDs, not 30. But I have certainly seen online photos of volume 30.)

Artwork Shown:

23 - 24. Title: Greg Garrison Presents The Best Of The Dean Martin Variety Show, Volume 3 / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Guthy-Renker / Cat. Num.: Dvslv 003 / Rel. Year: 2003 / Note: Volume 3 of the Guthy-Renker series includes Peggy Lee's 1966 solo performance of "Little Girl Blue" (image #13, at the start of this section) and the duet medley in which Peggy Lee and Dean Martin sang some of the hit numbers that she had written during her career (also up above, images #1 to #4). Collectors of Lee footage should be careful when ordering this rather problematic item. The problem pertains not to the VHS tape (seen in image #23) but to the DVD, which seems to have been released in two partially different versions (images #22 and #23). At the root of the difference is, unfortunately, the Peggy Lee footage: it is included in one version, excluded in the other. At least, the cover of the DVD can serve as an alert to the prospective viewer. Take a look at images #22 and #23. Peggy Lee's name is among those of the seven guests listed in one of the DVD covers (image #22), yet she is nowhere to be found in the other DVD cover (image #23), which lists only six guests. I do not know the reason for the absence of Lee's segment in that disc, nor do I know which DVD is deemed the official one.

26. Title: Greg Garrison Presents The Best Of The Dean Martin Variety Show, Volume 28 / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Guthy-Renker / Cat. Num.: Dvslv 028 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: I do not own a copy of this issue, for which online information is vague. I believe that this volume includes Peggy Lee's solo "Alfie" (no image provided herein) and the Lee-Martin medley of "Just You, Just Me," "Exactly Like You," "For You," "The Very Thought of You," "You're Driving Me Crazy," and "I Wanna Go Where You Go, Then I'll Be Happy" (image #14). Since I do not own a copy of volume 28, nor have I been able to inspect one, this information should be deemed tentative. (I would appreciate receiving specifics from owners, verifying or denying the inclusion of Peggy Lee footage. It's also worth bearing in mind the problematic situation involving the other Lee volume in the series -- volume 3 -- lest it also applies to volume 28.)





Artwork Shown:

27. Title: That's Amore / Format: DVD / / Label: The Dean Family Trust & Capitol Records / Cat. Num.: 7243 4 77904 9 2 / Rel Year: 2001 / Note: Contains performances from Dean Martin's TV show. All of them are solo Martin numbers except for two medleys, one with Petula Clark and the other with Peggy Lee. The medley sung by Martin and Lee is dedicated to hits that she wrote ("I Love Being Here With You," "Mañana," "It's A Good Day," and "I Love Being Here With You"). Images #1, #2, #3, and #4 above display scenes from that medley.

28. Title: The Peacock Years, 1959-1970 / Format: CD / Label: Croupier / Cat. Num.: 007 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Note: This CD contains the performance of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" that was sung by Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, and Jack Jones in a 1965 episode of Martin's show (images #7 to #9 above). The brief note on the item's back cover posits the CD as a sequel of sorts to a Martin disc on the Rover label (Prime Years, 1963-1970, which I have not consulted).

29. Title: Dino Live / Format: DVD / Label: Falcon / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 2005 / Note: This European DVD features the same (or, if not the same, almost the exact same) tracks as the aforementioned American DVD That's Amore (item #27), including the duet medley of Lee hits. It appears to be an unauthorized release.





Artwork Shown:

30 & 31. Title: Dino Duets, Volume 1 / Format: CD / Label: Stum & Coffee, Tea Or Me Records / Cat. Num.: Stc 2600 (Stum) & unknown (Coffee, Tea Or Me Records) / Rel. Year: 2000 (Stum) & unknown / Note: This CD contains Dean and Peggy's "Just You, Just Me" duet medley from a 1967 episode of his show (image #14 above). A bare-bones, CDr quality item, this twice-released disc is probably the production of a Dino fan and amateur CD maker.





Artwork Shown:

32 - 33. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: DVD & VHS / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Among the many Peggy Lee solo renditions found in the musical documentary under scrutiny, there are two culled from episodes of Dean Martin's show: "The Shining Sea" (1966; image #11) and "Here's To You" (1968; image #15). Before it was commercially released, this documentary aired on the WNET TV channel, with some tiny bits of extra footage. One of those bits showed additional material from the 1968 episode: Lee and Martin in a duet of "The Doodlin' Song" -- itself part of a medley (no image provided herein). At the request of the copyright holder, this footage had to be excised from the VHS/DVD release.


XIII. DINAH SHORE SHOWS




Artwork And Stills Shown (+ General Note):

1-3. Title: Mwah! The Best Of The Dinah Shore Show / Format: VHS / Label: unknown / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 2003 / Note: During one of two 1959 guest appearance in Dinah Shore's TV show, Peggy sang "You Don't Know" and "Hallelujah, I Love Him So." Those were solo renditions. Together, Shore and Lee sang a medley anchored in the Gershwins' classic "I Got Rhythm." Images #1 and #3 show a scene from their performance. The guest and her hostess also sang together a rather throwaway version of "The Siamese Cat Song," which featured a lot of giggling from Shore. None of this material has been commercially issued, aside from the "I Got Rhythm" medley, included in the video shown in image #2.


XIV. ED SULLIVAN SHOWS




Stills Shown (And General Note):

1-5. Name Of The Show: The Ed Sullivan Show / Note: Peggy Lee's 18 guest appearances in Ed Sullivan's TV variety show spanned the entire duration of this variety series, from the first to the penultimate season. Lee first performed in the show's 8th episode, which aired on August 8, 1948. Over twenty years later, she was one of the guest stars in an episode dedicated to The Beatles' songbook, which aired on March 1, 1970 and was re-broadcast on September 13, 1970 (i.e., the week before the start of the final season). In many of those episodes, Lee performed two or three numbers -- sometimes more. Unfortunately, not even one full appearance has been released on commercial VHS or DVD. An "I'm A Woman" segment (from a long string of consecutive song performances) is all there is. As for audio (MP3 included), merely four performances have made it.

Shown above are scenes from five of Lee's 18 appearances in Sullivan's show. In the first still (1961), Lee and her combo of musicians are performing "Non Dimenticar." The second still is from a 1962 episode in which she sang 5 songs in a row, the last one being "I'm A Woman" (available on MP3 from Sullivan's company and, as shown below, also on video). The third still is from her debut appearance in the show (1960); she is singing "Fly Me To The Moon" (also available on MP3 from Sullivan's company). In the fourth still, Lee and The Righteous Brothers are singing "Yes, Indeed" (1965). In the last still, Peggy Lee is singing "Yesterday."





Artwork Shown:

6. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: This documentary includes Lee's video performance of "I'm A Woman" (image #2), which was the last number sung by her during a fast-paced five-song marathon for a 1962 episode of Sullivan's show (image #2 above).

7 & 8. Title: The Sullivan Years / Format: LP / Discs: 5 (also made available in abbreviated versions with fewer LPs) / Label: Columbia House; prepared by Comedy Productions with the cooperation of Sullivan Productions / Cat. Num.: P5m 5872 (5LP) & 157995 (4LP) & P3m 6322 (3LP) / Rel. Year: 1973 / Note: In its full, 5LP version, this sweeping audio overview of the Sullivan show offers well over 50 tracks. It also offers an informative 8-page booklet (seen in the last image above), with black & white photos of all the featured participants, who can be roughly divided into singers and comedians. The abbreviated editions of this set naturally contain fewer performances, and might not even include a booklet. Two Peggy Lee performances are included, one ("Why Don't You Do Right?") from a 1961 episode and the other ("Come Back To Me") from a 1965 episode. My thanks to my friend Lucas Tuinstra for his help with the retrieval of the details about the 5LP and 3LP sets. The latter is separately discussed next. (As for the 4LP set, it has eluded me so far; I am left to wonder about the veracity of its existence.)





Artwork Shown:

9. Title: Music, Music, Music; The Great Entertainers - Live! / Format: LP / Volumes: 3 / Label: Columbia House; prepared by Comedy Productions with the cooperation of Sullivan Productions / Cat. Num.: P3m 6322 (3LP) / Rel. Year: 1975 / Note: Abbreviated version of the preceding item. Contains only one of the two Peggy Lee performances ("Why Don't You Do Right?")

10. Title: Command Performance; 25 Great Hits, 20 Original Artistes From The Wold-Famous Ed Sullivan Show / Format: LP / Label: Ronco (In Association with MP Productions and Sullivan Productions) / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Msd 2005 / Rel. Year: 1973 / Note: Contains the aforementioned "Come Back To Me" performance. Incidentally, Peggy Lee is among the artists whose photos can be seen, inside tiny circles, in this issue's front cover. It's near the bottom of the cover. (She is in the second of the eight circles or "bubbles.")

11. Title: 25 Golden Greats / Format: LP / Label: Ronco (In Association with MP Productions and Sullivan Productions) / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Msd 2005 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1973 / Note: Scandinavian version of the preceding item. In this album's track listing, "Come Back To Me" is misidentified as "Lover, Come Back To Me." My thanks to Vincent van Velzen for making me acquainted with this and other relevant compilations that feature Peggy Lee tracks.





Artwork Shown:

12-15. Title: The Great Ones / Format: 2LP & 8-Track Cartridge / Label: CBS (LP) & Columbia Special Products (8-Track) / Cat. Num.: C2 11003 & Pa 11003 / Rel. Year: 1972 (LP) & 1974 (8-track) / Note: This is a very tentative entry; at the present time, I am leaning toward the belief that my inclusion of it in this section is erroneous. The heart of the matter is that I have not been able to listen to the issue, and that I do not the source of the Peggy Lee track that it includes. The matter shall be further elaborated in the next paragraph.

One of the numbers in this 30-track collection is a Peggy Lee rendition of "Why Don't You Do Right?" Details about it were found by me online. Vague as they are, and as erroneous as they may be, such details suggest that the rendition found in this issue is the exact same TV version heard in the above-listed album The Sullivan Years. (It should be further noted that a portion of the tracks appear to be studio recordings, or so can be gleaned from the fact they are credited on the back cover to Mercury, Dot, and National Records. But all other tracks, including "Why Don't You Do Right?", have no individual label credit. Since CBS is the company that released the collection under discussion, the lack of credit for "Why Don't You Do Right?" could simply mean that it is the 1942 studio recording by Benny Goodman And His Orchestra. Nevertheless, if such is the case, the makers of the set chose to leave Goodman and his orchestra out, crediting only Lee.)

The first of the four images above displays the back cover of the LP edition; the second its front cover. The 8-track cartridge is shown in the other images.


XV. FRANK SINATRA SHOWS




Photos Shown (And General Note):

1 & 2. Peggy Lee made four appearances in The Frank Sinatra Show, which originally aired from 1950 to 1952, going then on a long hiatus, and finally coming back in 1957, with different sponsors. For her guest spot in a 1951 episode, Lee sang Benny Carter's (and Paul Vandervoort II's) tune "Rock Me To Sleep." In the 1957 episode that marked of the TV show's return, the songstress was one of the two female guest stars, the other one being movie actress Kim Novak. "He's My Guy" and "Listen To The Rocking Bird" were the numbers sung by Peggy Lee on that episode. Lee was seen again in an episode that aired three weeks later. On that broadcast, she sang not only a couple of solos ("Old Devil Moon" and "That's All") but also two duets with Sinatra: "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "(Our) Love Is Here To Stay" (images #1 and #2 above). As for the fourth episode in which Peggy Lee guested, it was taped but it has never aired. I do not know the titles of the songs that she performed in it.


Covers Shown:

3. Title: Sinatra; The Classic Duets / Format: CD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 42771 2 2 / Rel. Year: / Note: This very well-produced CD contains two Sinatra duets with Lee. One of them is "Nice Work If You Can Get It." The other one, found among the bonus tracks, is "(Our) Love Is Here To Stay."

4. Title: Sinatra; The Classic Duets / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Bristol - Sinatra Enterprises & Hart Sharp Video / Cat. Num.: 8295670001 3 & 829567 0001 2 / Rel Year: 2003 / Note: This DVD contains one Sinatra duet with Lee, "Nice Work If You Can Get It."





Covers Shown:

5. Title: The Frank Sinatra Show ("The Nostalgia Collection" Series) / Format: DVD / Label: Wienerworld / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Wnrd 7038 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Note: Contains the debut episode of The Frank Sinatra Show (1957 edition), in which Peggy Lee sang "He's My Guy" and "Listen To The Rocking Bird." I do not own this item, but I have heard a few pro and con comments from Sinatra fans who have copies. According to the fans, the DVD includes bonus numbers from Sinatra's 1950-1952 shows. On the con side, the DVD allegedly misses one of his numbers from the main feature, the 1957 episode.

6. Title: Frank Sinatra / Format: VHS / Label: GoodTimes Home Video / Cat. Num.: 0766204014 (ISBN); also 18713 09842 9 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Features the entire "return" episode (1957) that has been mentioned in previous entries. (Notice, however, that the Lee and Sinatra picture on the cover is from her other, second 1957 guest appearance on this show.)


XVI. GEORGE GOBEL SHOWS




Still And Artwork Shown:

1. Title: The George Gobel Show / Note: Peggy Lee's only appearance in Gobel's show took place in 1958. She sang "Fever" (image #1). This was her second time singing the song on a TV show; the first time had been a few months earlier on the same network and during the same TV hour, but on the program that alternated with The George Gobel Show: The Eddie Fisher Show.

2. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Includes the "Fever" clip from Gobel's show. Shown here is an advertisement for the DVD.

3 & 4. Title: My Music; 50's Pop Parade Collection / Format: DVD / Label: TJL Productions - Shout! Factory / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 2007/ Note: By combining archival clips with recent concert footage, this 2007 documentary spotlights a variety of hitmaking artists from the 1950s and celebrates that era of music. The musical documentary was originally televised on PBS during pledge week, with Robert Goulet serving as host of the concert segments. Besides My Music (2007), it seems that the same company had produced and aired on PBS an earlier installment entitled Moments To Remember (2004), which also celebrated music of the 1950s and the early 1960s. There is audio and video (DVD) from both installments, most of it released by the commendable Shout! label. Peggy Lee's "Fever" clip, from The George Gobel Show, is included in My Music: 50's Pop Parade Live! (image #4), one of the three My Music DVDs which Shout! released in 2007. Lee is not featured in the other 2007 DVDs (My Music: Magic Moments and My Music: Moments To Remember Live) nor in DVDs from the 2004 Moments To Remember installment. As for audio, Lee's Capitol studio recordings are heard in CDs tied to both the 2004 and 2007 TV installments, but not the audio of the "Fever" clip.


XVII. JO STAFFORD SHOWS




Stills Shown Shown (And General Note):

1-5. The Jo Stafford Show / Note: Jo Stafford taped a batch of TV specials in the United Kingdom, one of which featured Peggy Lee as her guest. The syndicated specials were shown first in the United Kingdom (1961) and later in the United States (1963-1964 ). Each episode tended to be loosely arranged around a given concept. The episode in which Peggy Lee guested dealt with the big band era. Together, Lee and Stafford sang an "Oh Dearie" medley (image #1) which included special lyrics sung as reminiscences of the two vocalists' times singing with the big bands. Tagged onto this big-band-oriented "Oh, Dearie" medley were two solos (one from each singer). Peggy Lee's solo was "Why Don't You Do Right?" Apart from the medley appearance, Lee also had her own extended segment, in which she sang the ballad "I've Never Left Your Arms" and two uptempo numbers, "Boston Beans" and "Day In, Day Out" (image #2, #3, and #4). Image #5 shows the episode's guest at the end of her solo segment, as she takes a bow. Incidentally, British entertainer Roy Castle also guested in this episode. He did an entertaining song-and-dance-and-mime performance of "Things Are Swingin'," a number written and originally popularized by Peggy Lee.





Artwork Shown:

6 & 7. Title: Television Classics; Jo Stafford Show - Polka Parade / Format: VHS / Label: Nostalgia Family Video / Cat. Num.: 2096 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Note: In addition to a show entirely dedicated to dancing polka, this video contains an extended promo of Stafford's British specials, probably put together (originally) by the company which produced the specials, as a way to entice prospective syndicators. The promo includes extended excerpts from Peggy Lee's guest appearance in the aforementioned Stafford special. Front and back covers of the video are shown above.

Missing Artwork:

8. Title: The Music Stand / Format: VHS / Label: American Heritage Video Archives / Cat. Num.: none given / Rel Year: unknown / Note: Contains the full Jo Stafford special with Peggy Lee. The main feature, The Main Stand, appears to be a spot on behalf of the American Cancer Society. No further details known. (I do not own a copy of this item, nor have I ever seen one.)


XVIII. JOHNNY CASH SHOWS




Stills Shown (And General Note):

1 - 3. Title: The Johnny Cash Show / Note: All three stills are from Peggy Lee's guest appearance in the October 12, 1970 episode of Cash's TV show. Host and guest sang together both "I'm A Woman" (still #1, Cash unseen, but standing to the right) and "For The Good Times" (image #2). Her solo was "One More Ride In The Merry-Go-Round" (image #3). (Previously, in 1969, Lee had also been the special guest star of another Cash special, made for Kraft Music Hall, and dedicated to Americana.)





Artwork Shown:

4. Title: The Johnny Cash Show, Volume 2 / Format: VHS / Label: Cct Video / Cat. Num.: none given / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Contains the complete 1970 episode described above, though wrongly dated 1969 in the box's -- scant -- information. Includes a second episode, also dated 1969. Bears the legend "promotional video, not for resale," but from time to time copies are found on sale online. Includes performances by Bobby Bare, June Carter, The Guess Who, Mac Davis, José Feliciano, Carl Perkins, Linda Rondstadt, and The Tennessee Three, too.


XIX. JUDY GARLAND SHOWS




Stills Shown (And General Note):

1-5. Title Of The Show: The Judy Garland Show / Note: For Peggy Lee's 1963 appearance in Judy Garland's TV show, hostess and guest sang together an "I Like Men" medley (images, #1, #2, and #3), which combined songs that Lee had recorded for her album I Like Men! with suitable old-time staples such as "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey" and a number that Lee had recorded the previous year (for her Sugar 'N' Spice album), "Big Bad Bill." They also sang together a version of Lee's "I Love Being Here With You" that featured special lyrics (including brief, hip allusions to the songs with which each singer was best associated at that point in time). This version of "I Love Being Here With You"" was preceded by comic patter between the two women (image #4). At the beginning of the episode, Garland sang another number penned by Lee, "It's A Good Day," too. Lee's solo during her one guest appearance in this short-lived program was a rendition of "When The World Was Young" (image #5).





Artwork Shown:

6. Title: The Judy Garland Show; Legends / Format: DVD / Label: Geneon - Pioneer / Cat. Num.: Pa 11690 / Release Year: 2002 / Note: This worthwhile compilation of highlights from Garland's show contains two of the performances mentioned above: Lee's solo ("When The World Was Young") and the "I Like Men Medley" duet with the host.

7. Title: The Judy Garland Show / Format: DVD / Label: Geneon & Classic World Productions / Cat. Num.: 12712 / / Release Year: 2006 / Note: Contains the complete episode of The Judy Garland Show in which Peggy Lee guested (plus another episode with Ethel Merman as guest).





Artwork Shown:

8. Title: The Show That Got Away; The Judy Garland Show / Format: CD / Label: Hip-O / Cat. Num.: 088 112 855 2 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Note: This was the digital debut of the Lee-Garland "I Love Being Here With You" medley. Above-average sound quality.

9. Title: Judy Duets / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Wiley Entertainment / Release Year: 1997 / Note: Contains the "I Like Men Medley" that Peggy Lee sang with the host. This original Wiley issue has been reissued by Recall (2002), Music Club (2004), and Rajon (2006).

10. Title: Judy Garland Duets / Format: CD / Volumes: 2 / Label: Music Club / Cat. Num.: Mccd 549 / Release Year: 2004 / Note: Reissue of Wiley's Judy Duets (item #9 above). Contains the "I Like Men" medley.





Artwork Shown:

11. Title: Judy Garland With Friends / Format: CD / Label: Traditional Line / Cat. Num.: 1379 / Rel. Year: 2003 / Note: Contains the "I Like Men Medley" that Peggy Lee sang with the host.

12. Title: Get Happy / Format: CD / Label: Recall / Volumes: 2 / Cat. Num.: Smdcd 385 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Note: Reissue of Wiley's Judy Duets (item #9 above). Contains the "I Like Men" medley.

13. Title: Broadcast Tributes Presents The Greatest Duets / Format: LP / Label: Broadcast Tributes / Cat. Num.: Btrib 002 / Release Year: unknown / Note: Includes the Garland-Lee "I Love Being Here With You" duet.

14. Title: Judy Duets / Format: DVD / Label: Kultur / Cat. Num.: D2445 / Release Year: 2005 / Note: Originally aired on PBS. Contains the "I Like Men" medley.





Artwork Shown:

15. Title: The Judy Garland Show; Second Collection / Format: DVD / Volumes: 7 / Label: Pioneer [Geneon] Entertainment and Classic World Productions / Cat. Num.: unknown / Release Year: 2003 / Note: Includes the DVD The Judy Garland Show; Legends (item #6 above).

16. Title: Judy / Format: CD & VHS / Label: 32 Jazz / Volumes: 4 (CD) & 1 (VHS) / Cat. Num.: 32900 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Note: This set's fourth CD includes the "I Like Men" medley" that Peggy Lee sang with the hostess. As for the set's video, it does not feature Lee.

17. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: This documentary includes the Garland-Lee "I Love Being Here With You" duet and, separately among the bonus features, the banter between Garland and Lee that preceded it.


XX. NAT KING COLE SHOWS



Stills & Photography Shown (+ General Note):


1-5. Title Of The Show: The Nat King Cole Show / Note: Peggy Lee and Julius LaRosa were Nat King Cole's guests in the November 8, 1957 episode of his TV show. Lee's solo was "My Heart Stood Still" (image #1). Together, Cole, Lee, and LaRosa performed "Makin' Records," a self-referential parody sung to the tune of "Makin' Whoopee." The parody was part of a very basic, lighthearted sketch in which Cole supposedly presents Lee with a Capitol executive suite and gives his own recording studio to LaRosa. As part of that sketch, while in her new executive suite, Lee sings "Don't Get Much Around Anymore" (images #2 and #3). For himself, Cole "invests" in a control room. Image #4 shows Lee in Cole's make-believe control room; she and the other two artists are singing "Makin' Records" in this scene. Despite the suggestions carried by the publicity shot shown above (image #5), no duets by Lee and Cole were televised during this episode.





Artwork Shown:

6. Title: Unforgettable Hits; Nat King Cole & Friends / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Castle Music Video - Panorama Music / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cmp 6073 & Pmvdvd 910165 / Rel. Year: 1989 (VHS) & 1999 (DVD) / Note: I do not own a copy of this item. Based on a look at the track listing, I imagine that track #8, identified as "Makin' Whopee" is the parody "Makin' Records," and thus the one track with Peggy Lee (and Julius LaRosa) in it.

7. Title: The Unforgettable Collection; Nat King Cole & Friends / Format: VHS / Label: (United Kingdom) unclear [Castle according to one source, Karussell according to another] / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: I do not own a copy of this item, which is reported to feature Peggy Lee. Based on a look at the track listing, I imagine that track #25, identified as "My Heart Stood Still" is a Lee performance.

8. Title: The Nat King Cole Collection, Volume 2 / Format: VHS / Label: Castle Music Video / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown; possibly Cmp 7012 / Rel. Year: unknown; 1989 or later / Note: I do not own a copy of this item, which is also reported to feature Peggy Lee, track's title unknown.


XXI. ONSTAGE AMERICA




Artwork Shown (And General Note):

1. Title Of The Show: Onstage America / Note: Peggy Lee's 1984 appearance in the TV variety show Onstage America began with a relatively long interview and continued with her performances of "Lover," "I'm A Woman," and, as shown in image #1, "The Wind Beneath My Wings."

2. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Contains the aforementioned performance of "The Wind Beneath My Wings." Also includes a segment of the show's interview.



XXII. PERRY COMO SHOWS




Stills Shown Shown (And General Note):

1-4. Name Of The Show: The Perry Como Show / Note: In this 1954 episode from Como's long-running series of TV shows, guest Peggy Lee sang "I Feel A Song Coming On" (images #1, #2, #3) and also danced with the host during the instrumental interlude of his rendition of "Papa Loves Mambo" (image #4).





Artwork Shown:

5. Title: Shokus Video Presents Vintage Television, Volume XXV / Format: VHS / Label: Shokus / Cat. Num.: 466 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Shown in this image is actually one of the generic covers that Shokus used for its videos. I do not have an image for the specific volume in question (XXV), which features not only the episode from The Perry Como Show under discussion but also episodes from shows hosted by Eddie Fisher, Freddy Martin, and Tony Martin (none involving Lee).

6. Title: Perry Como Collection / Format: DVD / Discs: 4 / Label: Nostalgia Merchant / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: 2010 or 2011 / Note: Contains 7 episodes of Perry Como's show(s), including the above-mentioned 1954 episode in which Peggy Lee guests.


XXIII. PETULA CLARK SPECIALS




Stills Shown Shown (And General Note):

1 - 9. Name Of The Show: Petula / Note: Peggy Lee was one of Petula Clark's guests in this 1970 TV special. Together, the pair of vocalists sang a medley of "I'm a Woman" and "Wedding Bell Blues" (images #1, #2, #3) and an atmospheric interpretation of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (images #6, #7, #8, and #9, all of them displayed below). Lee's solo was "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" (images #4 and #5).








Artwork Shown:

10. Title: Peggy Lee Singing At Her Best / Format: DVD / Label: Passport / Cat. Num.: Dvd 1586 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: As shown by the first five stills displayed above, the TV special under discussion exists in color; this DVD offers the Clark-Lee duets in crummy black & white picture quality (as reflected in stills #6 to #9, taken from this DVD). Potential customers are advised to steer away from this item, whose title is deceptive and its sound quality rates as mediocre at best. Interested viewers might be glad to learn that most of the performances found in this DVD (including the ones from Petula) can also be accessed at YouTube (as of 2012).

11. Title: Petula Clark Duets / Format: CD / Label: Varèse Sarabande / Cat. Num.: 7376088 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Note: In this anthology of TV duets from Petula Clark shows, Lee and the hostess are heard singing their medley of "I'm A Woman" and "Wedding Bell Blues."

12. Title: "Petula" 1970 TV Special + More! / Format: DVD / Label: Popsicle / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: This DVD was slated for commercial release in 2012, but as of November 2012, it is not clear if it will be officially released. It contains Petula Clark's entire 1970 TV special, with the aforementioned performances by guest Peggy Lee, both solo and in the hostess' company.



XXIV. RED SKELTON SHOWS




Artwork Shown (And General Note):

1 -3. Name Of The Show: The Red Skelton Show / Note: Peggy Lee made a guest appearance in an episode of this TV show. The episode in question aired on September 8, 1954. Besides fully participating as Two-Gun Nellie in one of the show's lengthy sketches with Skelton (who portrayed one of his stock characters, George Applebee, seen in image #2), Peggy Lee performed the numbers "Guess I'll Go Back Home Next Summer," "Just One Of Those Things," and "For You." The last still (image #3) is from the episode; Peggy Lee receives a flower from George Applebee, after she sings her final number, "For You."

4. Title: Shokus Video Presents The Red Skelton Show, Volume II / Format: VHS / Label: Shokus / Cat. Num.: 528 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Shown in this image is actually one of the generic covers that Shokus used for its videos. I do not have an image for the specific volume in question (II), which contains not only the episode from The Red Skelton under examination but also two other episodes, one with Peter Lorre and the other with Mickey Rooney (neither episode involving Lee).


XXV. REVLON SPECIALS: PAUL WHITEMAN TRIBUTE




General Note:

Revlon hired Peggy Lee to participate in five of the company's music specials for the 1959-1960 season, including one in which she was the leading star (Revlon Presents 76 Men And Peggy Lee). Unfortunately, only one of those specials has reached collectors, and it is available on audio only. That special is the subject of the commentary offered in the rest of this entry.

The Show in question was named Revlon Presents Paul Whiteman's 70th Birthday Party. Peggy Lee was the female guest in this TV special which also featured Jack Teagarden, Buster Keaton and, in a non-singing walk-in appearance, Bing Crosby. Mike Wallace served as host and Whiteman himself was present. Peggy Lee's solo spot consisted of a medley of songs popularized by Whiteman's erstwhile vocalist, Mildred Bailey ("Rockin' Chair," Gypsy In My Soul," Georgia On My Mind," "It's So Peaceful In The Country" and "Hold On"). Lee also sang a medley with Jack Teagarden. Their medley included two numbers that they sang together ("Jeepers Creepers," "Christmas Night In Harlem") and two solo numbers, of which one was sung by Lee and the other by Teagarden (Peggy: "Them There Eyes"; Jack: "Lazy River"). During the vinyl era, the show was issued twice, as shown below. More recently (2011), the low-budget label Hallmark has released the episode on MP3 (image #1).


Artwork Shown:

1. Title: Paul Whiteman's 70th Birthday Party / Format: LP / Label: Nostalgia Enterprises / Cat. Num.: (Australia?) 005 / Rel. Year: possibly 1970 / Note: Contains the entire Revlon episode described above.

2. Title: Paul Whiteman; A Tribute / Format: LP / Label: Star Line's Sounds Great / Cat. Num.: Sg 8015 / Rel. Year: 1986 / Note: Contains the entire Revlon episode described above.

3. Title: Paul Whiteman's 70th Birthday Party / Format: MP3 / Label: Hallmark / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) __ / Rel. Year: 2011 / Note: Presumed to be a copy of one of the above-mentioned LPs, and to thus feature the full Revlon episode under discussion.


XXVI. VIC DAMONE SHOWS: THE LIVELY ONES




Artwork Shown (And General Note):

2 & 3. Title Of The Show: The Lively Ones / Note: In 1962, Peggy Lee made two guest appearances in this TV music show, which was hosted by Vic Damone and aired during the summer only. Only one of her performances, "See See Rider" (images #2 & #3), has been commercially issued. Her other performances for those two episodes of the show were "I'll Be Around," "Big Bad Bill," and a medley of songs from her album Blues Cross Country.

1 & 4. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: DVD & VHS / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Includes the aforementioned clip of "See See Rider."


XXVII. NON-SINGING FOOTAGE OF PEGGY LEE




Artwork Shown:

1. Title: Judy Garland's Hollywood / Format: VHS / Label: Laserlight - Delta / Cat. Num.: 80 539 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Note: Originally televised coverage of the 1954 A Star Is Born film premiere. Accompanied by the gentleman who she was dating at the time, Peggy Lee is briefly interviewed by the press at the premiere. See also entry #15 below.

2. Title: Perry Como; Mr. Relaxation ("Singing At His Best" Series) / Format: DVD / Label: Passport / Cat. Num.: Dvd 1641 / Rel. Year: 2003 / Note: Peggy Lee is seen during the instrumental interlude of Perry Como's performance of "Papa Loves Mambo," when she steps in to dance with him. After the song ends, and with a couple of minutes left before the show comes to its ending, Como reprises a chorus of the song and the pair goes back to dancing during the reprise's instrumental interlude. Lee actually sang one number ("I Feel A Song Coming On") during this 1954 episode of Como's show, but this DVD does not include it.

3. Title: The World Of Nat King Cole / Format: DVD & CD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 44226 72435 44226 9 0 / Rel. Year: 2006 [DVD] / Note: Peggy Lee is briefly seen as she leaves the church in which Nat King Cole's funeral service took place (1965).

4. Title: Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook / Format: DVD & CD / Label: Columbia / Cat. Num.: Cn 97758 / Rel. Year: 2005 / Note: Rare 1940s and 1950s home footage, provided by the Peggy Lee estate, can be seen in this DVD, which is partially a showcase of Midler's work and partially a tribute to Lee.

5. Title: Benny Goodman; Adventures In The Kingdom Of Swing / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Columbia Music Video / Cat. Num.: 49186 / Rel. Year: 1993 [VHS] & 2000 [DVD] / Note: Fans of Peggy Lee should find this fine documentary a worthwhile addition to their video library. Its audio opens with Peggy Lee and the Benny Goodman Orchestra's 1941 recording of "Where Or When." From the 1943 movie Stage Door Canteen, their rendition of "Why Don't You Do Right?" is shown almost in its entirety. Even More notably, the video includes footage of Peggy Lee and other bandmembers (Sid Catlett, Mel Powell, Vido Musso, Cootie Williams, etc.), eating, laughing and cavorting, perhaps on their way to (or back from) a gig, in what can be presumed to be a rest stop. Catlett's presence allows us to date the footage as being from September or August of 1941. Although this piece of footage is merely a few seconds long, it is memorable.





Stills Shown:

6 - 8. Name Of The Show: Person To Person / Note: The homes of two celebrities were visited during each episode of this TV interview program. For six seasons since its inception in 1953, Howard R. Murrow was the show's host and interviewer. Murrow's protegé Charles Collinwood (image #6) took over him at the start of the seventh season (October 16, 1959) and stayed in that position until the show's farewell season (June - September 1961). The homes of Raymond "Perry Mason" Burr (image #7) and Peggy Lee (image #8) were visited during season 8's fourth episode (October 20, 1960). At that point in time, the episodes lasted for half an hour, with 15 minutes allotted to each home.

9. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Among the bonus tracks in this documentary is the Lee portion of the 1960 episode, in an edited version.








Stills And Artwork Shown:

10-14. Name Of The Show: What's My Line? / Note: In the TV game show What's My Line? (image #10), a masked panel (image #11) had to guess who was the episode's mystery guest. At the start of the show, the mystery guest would approach, and would sign his or her name, with the camera showing only the guest's arm, hand, and signature (image #14), while the audience applauded. The game involved having the guest answer the questions which the panel would pose, as part of their attempt at correctly guessing his or her identity. (The mystery guests usually disguised their natural voices.) Peggy Lee made at least two guest appearances in this game show, one aired on June 16, 1957 (image #12) and the other on February 28, 1960 (image #13). Some listings make reference to a third appearance on November 27, 1966, but I have yet to find corroboration for this reference, and at the present time I presume it to be a mistake. (In most other listings, Mia Farrow is listed as the mystery guest of that November 27, 1966 episode.)

15. Title: Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee / Format: VHS & DVD / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: 72435 99365 9 8 (DVD) & 72435 99365 3 6 (VHS) / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Contains, as a bonus track, the full 1960 appearance that Peggy Lee made in What's My Line?.





Artwork Shown:

16. Title: The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., Part 2 / Format: DVD / Label: / Cat. Num.: possibly 1000227332 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: Contains one episode, "The Furnace Flats Affair," in which Peggy Lee guest stars as the episode's villainess. This DVD is currently available at the official Warner Bros. online store, and will probably be made made available at Amazon as an On-Demand product.


Missing Artwork:

17. Title: The Premiere Of The Star Is Born / Format: VHS / Label: Video Yesteryear / Cat. Num.: 579 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: This is likely to be the original issue of the same material that can be found in item #1 above.


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.
25 Golden Greats: XIV
70th Birthday Party; Paul Whiteman: XXV
Abbott & Costello Collection: IX
Abbott And Costello Show, The Best Of The; Volumes 1 & 2: IX
Abbott & Costello 2 Hour Colgate: IX
Andy Williams Show, The Best Of The: I
Benny Goodman; Adventures In The Kingdom Of Swing: XXVII
Benny Goodman; More Of The Fabulous 50's: II
Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook: XXVII
Bing Crosby; The Television Specials, Volume 1: III
Bing Crosby And Friends Sing, Sing, Sing: III
Bobby Darin Show: VI
Broadcast Tributes Presents The Greatest Duets: XIX
Carol Burnette Show, The: VII
Christmas With Danny Kaye: XI
Command Performance; 25 Great Hits, 20 Original Artistes From The Wold-Famous Ed Sullivan Show: XIV
Dean Martin Variety Show, Greg Garrison Presents The Best Of The: XII
Dean Martin Variety Show, The Best Of The: XII
Der Bingle, Volume 2: Bing Crosby And Friends Sing, Sing, Sing: III
Dino Duets: Volume 1: XII
Dino Live: XII
Fever; The Music Of Peggy Lee: I, IV, VIII, XIII, XIV, XVI, XVII, XIX, XXIV, XXV
Frank Sinatra [Good Times Video]: XV
Frank Sinatra Show, The ("The Nostalgia Collection" Series): XV
Frank Sinatra Through The Years, Volume 2 (1944-1966): III
Get Happy: XIX
Girl From U.N.C.L.E., The: XXVII
Great Ones, The: XIV
Johnny Cash Show, The: XVIII
Judy: XIX
Judy Duets: XIX
Judy Garland Duets: XIX
Judy Garland Show, The: XIX
Judy Garland Show, The; Second Collection: XIX
Judy Garland With Friends: XIX
Judy Garland's Hollywood: XXVII
Legends; The Judy Garland Show: XIX
Legends Of Laughter; Abbott & Costello: IX
Music, Music, Music; The Great Entertainers - Live!: XIV
Mwah! The Best Of The Dinah Shore Show: XIII
My Music: 50's Pop Parade Collection: XVI
Nat King Cole Collection, The; Volume 2: XX
Paul Whiteman; A Tribute: XXV
Paul Whiteman's 70th Birthday Party: XXV
Perry Como Collection: XXVII
Perry Como; Mr. Relaxation ("Singing At His Best" Series): XXVII
"Petula": XXIII
Petula Clark Duets: XXIII
Shokus Video Presents The Red Skelton Show, Volume II: XXIV
Shokus Video Presents Vintage Television, Volume XVI: X
Shokus Video Presents Vintage Television, Volume XXV: XXII
Show That Got Away, The; The Judy Garland Show: XIX
Sinatra; The Classic Duets: XV
("Singing At Her Best" Series) Peggy Lee : XXIII
Star-Spangled Revue, The: VI
Sullivan Years, The: XIV
Swing Into Spring: II
Television Classics; Jo Stafford Show - Polka Parade: XVII
That's Amore: XII
Unforgettable Collection, The; Nat King Cole & Friends: XX
Unforgettable Hits; Nat King Cole & Friends: XX
World Of Nat King Cole, The: XXVII


The following items are also listed in the sections above, but at the present time I am missing artwork to represent them.
Music Stand, The: XVI
Premiere Of The Star Is Born, The: XXVI


Explanatory Notes

Please note that the page is circumscribed to TV appearances which have been commercially issued (on VHS, DVD, laser, or audio). Hence you will not find herein any entries featuring, for instance, The Julie Andrews Show. (Peggy did appear in various episodes of Andrews' show, and clips of some of those appearances can be found in YouTube, but there has been no audio, VHS or DVD releases containing Lee's performances from the show.) The many Peggy Lee TV appearances still to be commercially issued will eventually be listed in a separate page of this discography. As for Peggy Lee's own TV specials, consult the Full-Length Video page.