The Peggy Lee Bio-Discography:
Twofer Album Gallery
by Iván Santiago-Mercado

Page generated on Mar 8, 2017


Scope And Contents

This page displays photos of various Peggy Lee issues which contain more than one album -- i.e., twofers, or even threefers. I have divided the page in seven sections:

I. Twofers Released On Reel-to-reel Tape Or On 8-Track Cartridge
II. Twofers And Threefers Released On Vinyl Or On Cassette Tape
III EMI Twofer CDs, Part I (Australian And Japanese Releases)
IV. EMI Twofer CDs, Part 2 (British Releases)
V. MCA Twofer CDs
VI. Collectors' Choice Twofer CDs
VII. Bootleg And Public Domain Twofer CDs

For a quick list of all the twofers and threefers included in this page, see index at the bottom of the page.


I. TWOFERS RELEASED ON REEL-TO-REEL TAPE OR ON 8-TRACK CARTRIDGE




Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: I Like Men! - Things Are Swingin' / Format: reel-to-reel tape / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2234 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24

2. Title: Pretty Eyes - Beauty And The Beat! / Format: reel-to-reel tape / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2235 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24

3. Title: Mink Jazz - I'm A Woman / Format: reel-to-reel tape / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2237 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24






Album Covers Shown:

4. Title: Then Was Then And Now Is Now! - Pass Me By / Format: reel-to-reel tape / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2374 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 22 /

5 & 6. Title: Mink Jazz - I'm A Woman / Note: For the
benefit of viewers who are not familiar with reels, these images show the back cover of a reel box and the reel itself. The front cover of the same item is shown above, in entry #3.





Album Covers Shown:

7. Title: If You Go - Sugar 'n' Spice / Format: reel-to-reel tape / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2236 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24

8. Title: In Love Again! - In The Name Of Love / Format: reel-to-reel tape / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2238 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 23





Album Covers Shown:

9. Title: Pass Me By - I'm A Woman / Format: 8-track cartridge / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8x2t 2507 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 23

10. Title: Guitars Ala Lee - Big Spender / Format: 8-track cartridge / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8x2t 2725 / Rel. Year: 1967 / Tracks: 23



II. TWOFERS AND THREEFERS RELEASED ON VINYL OR ON CASSETTE






Album Covers Shown:

1 - 4. Title: Once More With Feeling - I've Got The World On A String ("2 Sensational Albums In 1 Hit Package") / Format: LP / Label: Pickwick / Cat. Num.: Ptp 2028 2 / Rel. Year: 1968 / Volumes: 2 / Tracks: 19 / Note: As indicated in the subtitle, this issue contains two LPs in one package. These two LPs were also sold separately. The above-seen images show the front (#1, #2), back (#2, #4), and inner covers (#3) of this gatefold LP.








Album Cover Shown:

5 - 10. Title: The Folks Who Live On The Hill - Broadway Ala Lee / Format: LP & 8-Track & CS / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Stbb 517 & 8xf 517 & 4xf 517 / Volumes: 2 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: 20 / Note: In LP format (images #5 to #7), this item consists of two albums which are precariously held together by an adhesive sticker. Image #7 shows the vinyl, sleeves, and back covers of the albums, with the sticker also in place. The albums were actually manufactured and sold not only together but also separately -- without the sticker. (Approximately 3" by 1", the black sticker is placed around the albums' spines. Its text reads: "Special Value! Double Play. Contains two complete albums." The sticker's last sentence is not strictly true: these are abridged reissues of the original Capitol albums The Man I Love and Latin Ala Lee!.) In 8-track format, the two albums were also sold both separately (images #8 and #10) and together in one package (image #10). The single editions of The Folks Who Live On The Hill bear the same prefixes seen above, but the catalogue number is 518 (not 517) in all instances. Similarly, the single editions of Broadway Ala Lee use these prefixes but bear catalogue number 519.










Album Covers Shown:

11 & 15. Title: Peggy Lee / Format: LP Box / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Stcl 576 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Volumes: 3 / Tracks: 30 / Notes: Actually a threefer (rather than a twofer), this set (item #11) is an abbreviated reissue of the original albums Big $pender (item #12), A Natural Woman (item #13), and I'm A Woman (item #14). Ten tracks were chosen from each of these three albums. Picture #15 shows the set's front cover again, along with its three vinyl discs. The back cover (not shown here) lists the set's tracks and other basic information, but has no photos or illustrations. Lest I confuse readers, I should also add that the front covers of the original albums (#12, #13, #14) are not reproduced anywhere in the set.









Item Shown:

16. Title: Once More With Feeling / / Format: 8-Track / Label: Pickwick / Cat. Num.: P8 139 / Note: Image #16 shows an 8-track cartridge edition of Once More With Feeling, one of the twofered albums discussed above. I do not know if, in addition to the single 8-track edition shown here, there was also a 8-track twofer.




III. EMI TWOFER CDS, PART I (AMERICAN, AUSTRALIAN, AND JAPANESE RELEASES)







Album Covers Shown:

1, 2 & 3. Title: P's & Q's / Format: CS & CD / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: C4/7 99921 2 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Tracks: 24 / Note: At Peggy Lee's request, this issue was cancelled in the United States after it had already been manufactured. In Europe, a small pressing appears to have been commercially issued. The very few copies that circulate are thus promos and European pressings. Shown here are the booklet's front cover, the back sleeve of the CD, and the booklet's back cover -- in that order. For commentary about the reported reason for the cancellation, read notes under this 1992 issue in the CD Index.







Album Covers Shown:

4 & 5. Title: Beauty And The Beat! - Basin Street East / Format: CD / Label: EMI's Axis / Cat. Num.: (Australia) 7017482 / Rel. Year: 1991 / Tracks: 23







Album Covers Shown:

6 & 7. Title: Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee ("We Love Jazz" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 5418 / Rel. Year: 1991 / Tracks: 24 / Note: The front cover does not reveal that this is a twofer, giving instead the impression that Latin Ala Lee! is the only album included.



IV. EMI TWOFER CDS, PART II (BRITISH RELEASES)





Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Things Are Swingin' - Jump For Joy / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 54543 2 5 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Tracks: 24

2. Title: The Man I Love - If You Go / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 55389 2 6 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 24

3. Title: Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee! / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 56056 2 8 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 24

4. Title: Extra Special! - Somethin' Groovy! / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 22

5. Title: I Like Men! - Sugar 'N' Spice / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 96729 2 5 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24

6. Title: Pretty Eyes - Guitars Ala Lee / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 98883 2 6 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: 24

7. Title: In Love Again! - In The Name Of Love / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: 23

8. Title: Pass Me By - Big $pender / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 35210 2 3 / Rel. Year: 2001 / Tracks: 22

9. Title: A Natural Woman - Is That All There Is? / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 92657 2 8 / Rel. Year: 2003 / Tracks: 25 (total). 21 + 4 (bonus tracks, all from the album Somethin' Groovy!).

10. Title: I'm A Woman - Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 74179 2 2 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Tracks: 22 + 1 (previously unissued bonus track)







11. Album Cover Shown:

Title: Title: Trav'lin' Light - Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Discs: 2 / Label: EMI Gold / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) G 704 7302 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 26 / Note: A budget item that incongruously mixes Capitol radio transcriptions from the 1940s with live and studio tracks from 1961, Trav'lin' Light / Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee was withdrawn before or shortly after its release. Copies can still be found in the internet, however. Most of them are sold by European vendors who received them before the cancellation.



V. MCA TWOFER CDS





Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Black Coffee & Sea Shells / Format: CD / Label: MCA International / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mcld 19363 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 27

2. Title: Miss Wonderful & Dream Street / Format: CD / Label: MCA International / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mcld 19382 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24



VI. COLLECTORS' CHOICE TWOFER CDS





Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Make It With You - Where Did They Go / Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: Ccm 919 2 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 24 (total). 20 + 4 (bonus tracks, three previously unissued).

2. Title: Then Was Then - Bridge Over Troubled Water /Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: Ccm 920 2 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 24 (total). 21 + 3 (bonus tracks).





Album Covers Shown:

3. Back cover of item #1.

4. Back cover of item #2.


VII. BOOTLEG AND PUBLIC DOMAIN TWOFER CDS





Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Dream Street - Out Of The Blue ("The Pin-Up Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Marginal / Cat. Num.: (Belgium) Pc 65002 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 24 (total). 12 + 12 (from Carol Sloane's album Out Of The Blue).

2. Title: Miss Wonderful - After Midnight ("The Pin-Up Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Marginal / Cat. Num.: (Belgium) Pc 65005 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24 (total). 12 + 12 (from Helen Grayco's album After Midnight).

3. Title: Suddenly There's Gogi Grant - Mink Jazz ("The Pin-Up Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Marginal / Cat. Num.: (Belgium) Pc 65009 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24 (total). 12 + 12 (from Gogi Grant's album Suddenly There's Gogi Grant).





Album Covers Shown:

4. Title: For Sentimental Reasons & Fever; 40 Outstanding Performances / Format: CD / Label: Prism Leisure Platinum / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Platbx 2232 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Volumes: 2 / Note: This set's two CDs are sold separately, too, and also as part of a 20CD set entitled The Best Of Crooners & Divas Collection.

5 & 6. The two CDs included in twofer #4 above.





Album Covers Shown:

7. Title: In The Late Hours; Black Coffee & Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: CD / Label: Flare / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdomd) Roycd 247 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Tracks: 25 (total). 12 (from the album Black Coffee With Peggy Lee) + 9 (Lee's tracks from the album Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues; no Ella Fitzgerald tracks included) + 4 (bonus tracks, all of them Decca masters).

8. Title: Black Coffee & Dream Street; The Complete Sessions / Format: CD / Label: Essential Jazz Classics / Cat. Num.: (Spain) 55441 / Rel. Year: 2009 / Tracks: 27 (total). 12 (from the album Black Coffee With Peggy Lee) + 3 (bonus tracks, taken from the Black Coffee With Peggy Lee sessions) + 12 (from the album Dream Street).

9. Title: Diva / Format: CD / Label: Delta's Xtra / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 26596 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 21 / Note: This Public Domain CD is a twofer that does not identify itself as such. It begins with the 12 tracks from the Capitol 1957 album The Man I Love, continuing with Lee's 9 tracks from the 1955 Decca studio album Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues.





Album Covers Shown:

10. Title: Peggy Lee In Concert ("The Entertainers" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Joker Tonverlag AG - Sarabandas - Promo Sound AG / Cat. Num.: (Switzerland) 346 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Tracks: 25. / Note: Contains the Capitol albums Basin Street East Proudly Presents Peggy Lee and Two Shows Nightly. The two album titles are identified in the back cover, as part of the track information.

11. Title: The Swingin' Side Of Peggy Lee ("The Great Singers" Series) / Format:  CD   /   Label:  Music Box   /   Cat. Num.:  (Greece) 3302173921  /  Rel. Year: 2010 / Tracks: 24    / Note:  Public Domain reissue of the albums Things Are Swingin' and Jump For Joy.  I suspect that this CD and the next one are part of a large boxed set -- at least 15 discs -- but my attempts at locating any details about such a set have yet to succeed.

12.  Title: Satin Doll ("The Great Singers" Series) / Format:  CD   /   Label:  Music Box   /   Cat. Num.:  (Greece) 3302173936  /  Rel. Year: 2010 / Tracks: 24 (including three instrumentals by George Shearing and members of his quintet)   / Note:  Public Domain reissue of the albums The Man I Love and Beauty And The Beat!. It includes all three instrumentals from the Beat! album, for a grand total of 24 tracks.

13. Title: Things Are Swingin' & The Man I Love ("Original Masters Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Play 24-7 / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Play 2 073 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Volumes: 2 / Tracks: 27 (total). 24 (original albums' tracks) + 3 (bonus tracks, two of them obviously appropriated from the 2004 Capitol Jazz CD Things Are Swingin').





Album Covers Shown:

14. Title: Blues Cross Country - If You Go / Format: CD / Label: Fresh Sound / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Fsrcd 683 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 25 (total); 24 + 1 (bonus track, from the Blues Cross Country sessions).

15. Title: Blues Cross Country - If You Go / Format: CD / Label: American Jazz Classics / Cat. Num.: (Spain) 99052 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 28 (total) 24 + 4 (bonus tracks, 1 from the Blues Cross Country sessions, 2 from the If You Go sessions, plus the additional track "Fever").

16.  Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Olé Ala Lee!    / Format: CD     / Label: Blue Moon     / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Bmcd 869          / Rel. Year: 2015          / Tracks:  27  (12 from each album + bonus tracks)      / Note:  The bonus tracks are from the November 25, 1947 session that included the hit "Mañana." 

17.  Title: Swingin' Brightly And Sweetly / Format: CD / Label: Blue Moon / Discs: 2 / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Bmcd 880 / Rel. Year: 2016 / Tracks: Tracks: 34 (12 from each album, plus 10 from 1957-1959 singles sessions) / Note: The musical direction on all tracks is credited to Jack Marshall.





Artwork Shown:

18. Title: Pretty Eyes - All Aglow Again! / Format: MP3 / Label: Stage Door / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Tracks: 24 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: As a rule, the ever-expanding field of commercial MP3 files has not been covered in this discography. I have made a few exceptions to that rule, however. Due to the aesthetic appeal of their pictorial artwork, this MP3 release and the two that follow strike me as worth a mention.

19. Title: Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee! / Format: MP3 / Label: Stage Door / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Tracks: 23 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: This MP3 release was sourced from the British LP editions of the two titular albums. Hence the number "Till There Was You" is not included, and the number "Together Wherever We Go" is not found in its track listing but is included.

20. Title: If You Go - Blues Cross Country / Format: MP3 / Label: Stage Door / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Tracks: 24 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: Stage Door is a British label that specializes in Broadway material. Currently, its website does not list any of these twofers (items #14, #15, and #16), but reputable online stores credit all three of them to the label. Incidentally, these MP3 twofers cannot be ordered through US-based online stores.


Index

Listed below are the twofers and threefers whose images are shown in this page. To locate a particular image, use as your guideline the Roman numeral that follows each title.

Beauty And The Beat! - Basin Street East: III
Black Coffee - Dream Street; The Complete Sessions: VII
Black Coffee - Sea Shells: V
Blues Cross Country - If You Go: VII
Broadway Ala Lee: II
Dream Street - Out Of The Blue ("The Pin-Up Collection" Series): VII
Diva: VII
Extra Special! - Somethin' Groovy!: IV
Folks Who Live On The Hill, The - Broadway Ala Lee: II
For Sentimental Reasons & Fever; 40 Outstanding Performances: VII
I Like Men! - Things Are Swingin': I
I'm A Woman - Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota: IV
If You Go - Blues Cross Country: VII
If You Go - Sugar 'n' Spice : I
In Love Again! - In The Name Of Love: I
In Love Again! - In The Name Of Love: IV
In The Late Hours; Black Coffee & Pete Kelly's Blues: VII
Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee! [EMI CD]: IV
Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee [Toshiba-EMI CD]: III
Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee! Blue Moon CD]: VII
Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee! [Stage Door MP3]: VII
Make It With You - Where Did They Go: VI
Man I Love, The - If You Go: IV
Mink Jazz - I'm A Woman: I
Mink Jazz - Suddenly There's Gogi Grant ("The Pin-Up Collection" Series): VII
Miss Wonderful - After Midnight ("The Pin-Up Collection" Series): VII
Miss Wonderful & Dream Street: V
Natural Woman, A - Is That All There Is?: IV
Once More With Feeling - I've Got The World On A String: II
P's & Q's: III
Pass Me By - I'm A Woman: I
Pass Me By - Big $pender: IV
Peggy Lee [Capitol Black LP Box]: II
Peggy Lee In Concert ("The Entertainers" Series): VII
Pretty Eyes - All Aglow Again!: VII
Pretty Eyes - Beauty And The Beat!: I
Pretty Eyes - Guitars Ala Lee: IV
Satin Doll: VII
Swingin' Brightly And Sweetly: VII
Then Was Then And Now Is Now! - Pass Me By: I
Then Was Then And Now Is Now! - Bridge Over Troubled Water: VI
Things Are Swingin' - Jump For Joy: IV
Things Are Swingin' - The Man I Love ("Original Masters Collection" Series): VII
Trav'lin' Light - Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee: IV



Cross-references: Further Information

For more detailed information about any particular album (e.g., its track listing), you may use the album's release year to locate it in this discography's chronological LP Index (or, if it is a compact disc, in the CD Index ).