Peggy Lee's Bio-Discography:
The Capitol Years, Part VI (1963-1967)
by Iván Santiago-Mercado

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PRELIMINARY NOTES

The Peggy Lee Look




Peggy Lee's Recording Career, 1963-1967

For general commentary about Peggy Lee's career during these years, see note at the bottom of this page. For trivia such as Lee's placement in Downbeat polls during the years 1963-1967, and for a tabulation of this page's 131 masters and takes, see this page's final note as well. As for Grammy nominations, see notes under session dated January 5, 1963.  


Suggestions, Recommendations And Technicalities

Viewers looking for CD recommendations should pay attention to items whose titles are typed in uppercase and boldface.  (Note also that, under each song, the listing of releases has been arranged chronologically, by year of release.)  In addition, you may want to consult this page (section I).  My recommendations take into consideration both sound quality and track comprehensiveness.  Ideally, a recommended issue should rank high on both areas; FEVER; THE BEST OF PEGGY LEE is one such instance.  However, in some cases the rarity of the tracks or comprehensives of the track listing have granted recommended status to a collection with middling (antiseptic, over-cleaned, over-brightened) sound quality; CDs #3 and #4 of the MISS PEGGY LEE set are notable examples.  In yet other cases, the number of available choices was slim and I felt that none of the options merited a "recommended" status.

As for the blue arrowheads that are periodically found through the page, click on them if you want to see a full list of issues -- LPs, CDs, etc. -- containing any given Peggy Lee performance.  (I have aimed at listing every single issue in existence, with the following exceptions:  various-artists compilations, foreign editions of domestic issues, and MP3 files. The first two categories are covered separately, within the miscellaneous section of this bio-discography.  As for the MP3 category, I have chosen to make very limited mention of such a format in my work; I consider it a non-physical configuration of inherently poor sound quality and ephemeral issue production.)


Date: January 2, 1963
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #10794

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Richard "Dick" Hazard (con), Other Individuals Unknown (acc), Justin Gordon (f), Emmanuel "Manny" Klein (t), Al Hendrickson, John Pisano (g), Max K. Bennett (b), Mike Melvoin (p), Stan Levey (d), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 38902-8Master Take (Capitol) Mama's Gone, Goodbye - 2:34(Peter Bocage, Armand J. Piron)
CAPITOL LPStcl 576 — Peggy Lee [Reissue of LPs Big $pender/A Natural Woman/I'm A Woman, all 3 abbreviated]   (1970)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 17423 - P 17424 — Basic Music Library [7 Songs From LP I'm A Woman; also songs from Tuxedo Junction's Self-Titled LP]   (1978)
CAPITOL Jazz CD7243 8 21204 2 1 — THE BEST OF PEGGY LEE; THE CAPITOL YEARS ("BLUES & JAZZ SESSIONS" SERIES)   (1997)
b. 38903-4Master Take (Capitol) You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - 2:13(James Cavanaugh, Russ Morgan, Larry Stock)
CAPITOL LPStcl 576 — Peggy Lee [Reissue of LPs Big $pender/A Natural Woman/I'm A Woman, all 3 abbreviated]   (1970)
CAPITOL LP(India) St 27528 — Peggy Lee's Greatest!   (1983)
K-tel Licensed CS/LP(Netherlands) Tn 1722/1721 — Lovers' Rendezvous   (1988)
c. 38904-9Master Take (Capitol) One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So) - 1:52(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca)
CAPITOL©EMI's Discos Capitol De Mexico LP(Mexico) Tm 20726 — The Best Of Peggy Lee   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI Bovema LP(Netherlands) 4C 064 82274 — Rendez-Vous With Peggy Lee   (1975)
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Ecs 65039/65040 — Peggy Lee ("Golden Double 32" Series)   (1976)
All titles on: CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)t 1857 [Reissued as M 1857 & Sm 1857 in 1977] — I'm A Woman   (1963)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8293 - P 8294 — Basic Music Library [LP I'm A Woman + 1 song from a single]   (1963)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2237 — Mink Jazz / I'm A Woman   (1965)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2507 — Pass Me By / I'm A Woman   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 8 74179 2 2 — I'M A WOMAN / Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota   (2004)


The I'm A Woman Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: November 14, 1962. January 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1963. March 29, 1962.


Issues

1. Blues Ala Lee
To my ears, the album I'm A Woman could have been easily named Blues Ala Lee. Such a title would have made it part of the series of Peggy Lee albums that made similar names: Latin Ala Lee!, Olé Ala Lee!, and Guitars Ala Lee. From a marketing standpoint, however, the decision to name it after the recent hit "I'm A Woman" must have been deemed the best alternative.

2.. Bossa Nova Ala Lee [LP]
I have come across an unidentified and undated newspaper clip in which a columnist alerts his or her readers to the upcoming release of a Peggy Lee album titled Bossa Nova Ala Lee. I believe that this clip dates from the 1960s. Nowhere else have I found mention of that prospective release.

No album called Bossa Nova Ala Lee ever materialized. Among the many possible explanations that come to mind (e.g., perhaps the columnist was misinformed, or perhaps plans for the album were postponed and then never re-activated), there is one particular scenario that I consider worth pondering. Could it be that the title of the upcoming album was changed from Bossa Nova Ala Lee to I'm A Woman, due to the success of the single "I'm A Woman? " In addition to the change of title, the album's original course would have been reoriented as well; gears would have been shifted away from bossa nova land and into the blues territory. A blues vibe would have been deemed more in keeping with the sound of the titular hit song.

The thoughts expressed in the preceding paragraph are fully speculative, and presented as just mere possibility. Two other speculative scenarios (slightly more plausible than this one) are offered in the notes under the sessions dated February 2, 1963 and July 1, 1966.


Personnel

1. Al Hendrickson
2. John Pisano
For the I'm A Woman album sessions, the sources at hand give a collective personnel. Two guitarists are listed in each date: Al Hendrickson and John Pisano. It is not clear if they were both present in all sessions, or if they instead alternated between them. The wording in Capitol's session file ("Al Hendrickson or John Pisano") suggests alternation.

3. Justin Gordon
The identification of Justin Gordon on flute is tentative. In Capitol's session file, the likelihood of his presence is phrased as "prob. Justin Gordon."


Date: January 3, 1963
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol's Sessions 10975 & 10978

Nik Venet (pdr), Other Individuals Unknown (acc), Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee (v)

a. 38908-14Master Jealous - 2:42(Dick Finch, Little Jack Little, Tommie Malie)
unissued


Bobby Darin's Session, Featuring Guest Peggy Lee's Background Vocal

"Jealous" is a poorly documented master from a Bobby Darin session that Peggy Lee happened to momentarily attend. Of the Darin discographies that I have consulted, none listed it at the original time of this writing. I found it documented only in the Capitol Label Discography, compiled by Michel Ruppli, Bill Daniels, and Ed Novitsky, with assistance from Michael Cuscuna.

Naturally, Darin recorded multiple takes of "Jealous," but only one of them is believed to feature Peggy Lee. All takes remained unreleased until 2013, when one (sans Peggy Lee) finally surfaced on MP3 file. (For details, see below, under Issues, point #2.)

Peggy Lee's involvement does not receive mention in any of the aforementioned discographies, nor is it documented in her Capitol session files. According to music industry insiders, the take with Lee is preserved in a Capitol session tape that identifies it as a performance by Bobby Darin with background singer.

For most of the performance, Lee sings wordless syllables ("dood dood boody doo") behind Darin's vocal. (Only Darin sings actual words.) The session tape also preserves a playful exchange between the vocalists. Lee chucklingly tells Darin that he is going to kill her career. Darin retorts that she is going to make his.

In his book That's All: Bobby Darin on Record, Stage & Screen, Jeff Bleiel states the following: "Some material Darin recorded for Capitol remains in the can. An unreleased live album was recorded in Vegas in 1963. Also, Nik Venet reports that a studio album of standards, recorded with radically different arrangements than usual, remains unissued. One track from those sessions was a Darin-Peggy Lee duet on the song Angry, which came about accidentally. While Tom Morgan was producing Lee in one Capitol studio, Venet was recording Darin in another. The two producers met in the men's room and decided to get the two superstar vocalists together for a track. It remains in the Capitol vaults." Either Bleiel or Venet misremembered the song's title, probably because of the logical association between being "angry" and feeling "jealous."


Personnel

1. Tom Morgan
2. Nik Venet
There is no corroboration for Bleiel's above-quoted reference to Tom Morgan as Peggy Lee's producer. I know of no collaborations between them -- nor between Nik Venet and Lee, for that matter. Dave Cavanaugh is the only man known to have produced Lee's sessions during the period in question. (Morgan's and Venet's work for Bobby Darin is, on the other hand, well-documented. At Capitol, Darin worked with Morgan chiefly during 1962, with Venet in 1963.)


Masters

1. Master/Alternate Designation
In Bobby Darin's discography, the take under discussion is likely to be an alternate. For the specific purposes of this Peggy Lee discography, it can and will be counted as a master. (Of the extant takes of "Jealous", #14 is likely to be the only one in which Peggy Lee sings. The others are likelier to feature Bobby Darin singing without any vocal backings.)

2. Non-Lee Masters
Bobby Darin went to the Capitol Tower's recording studios on both January 2 and 3, 1963.

Recorded during the January 3, 1963 session were "Jealous" and the following masters, in which Peggy Lee did not participate:

38907-18 When You Were Sweet Sixteen
38909-10 I Ain't Got Nobody

"I Ain't Got Nobody" and "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" made their debut in the Bobby Darin CD The Unreleased Capitol Sides. (For further details about this disc, see next point below.) In discrepancy with my other sources, CD annotator Ric Ross actually lists one more master under January 3:

38899-4 Beautiful Dreamer

Here is the partially different account found in Ruppli's Capitol Label Discography:

January 3, 1963
Session #10975
38906 Somebody Stole My Gal - unissued

January 3, 1963
Session #10978
38988 When My Baby Smiles At Me (remake) — unissued
38899-4 Beautiful Dreamer — CD Coll. Choice CCM 079-2
38907-8 When You Were Sweet Sixteen — CD Coll. Choice CCM 079-2
38908 Jealous — unissued
38909-10 I Ain't Got Nobody — CD Coll. Choice CCM 079-2
[Ruppli's Note:] The version of 38898 listed above is taken from the artist file, which does not mention it was a remake.

As for the previous date (January 2), Ross and Ruppli are in basic agreement, aside from the master's number:

[From Ross]
38988 When My Baby Smiles At Me.

[From Ruppli]
January 2, 1963
Session #10973
38895 When My Baby Smiles At Me — CD Coll. Choice CCM 079-2


Issues

1. The Unreleased Capitol Sides [Bobby Darin CD]
This 1999 CD from Collectors' Choice (Ccm 079 2) includes 13 previously unissued tracks recorded between January 2 and January 14, 1963. These 13 tracks are presumed to be the bulk of the numbers that had been planned for inclusion, along with "Jealous," in what producer Nik Venet described as a studio album of standards, recorded with radically different arrangements than usual. Half of the tracks were taped between January 2 and 4, the other half between January 9 and 14. Background choruses are prevalent in the January 2-4 batch, which consists of songs from the 1920s and earlier. (The songs from the January 9-14 half were contemporaneous. "Jealous" dates back to the mid-1920s.)

2. Capitol Vaults: Lost Treasures, Volume 1 [Various-Artists MP3]
In December of 2013, Capitol released this MP3-only album, which includes Bobby Darin's previously unissued "Jealous." This particular take is sung by Darin alone, without any background vocal. It is not, therefore, the take under discussion herein.


Date: January 3, 1963
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #10976

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Other Individuals Unknown (acc), Emmanuel "Manny" Klein (t), Al Hendrickson, John Pisano (g), Max K. Bennett (b), Mike Melvoin (p), Stan Levey (d), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 38910-5Master Take (Capitol) A Taste Of Honey - 2:17(Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) / arr: Richard "Dick" Hazard
CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)t 1857 [Reissued as M 1857 & Sm 1857 in 1977] — I'm A Woman   (1963)
CAPITOL EP(United Kingdom) Eap 4 1857 / (Germany) K41 590 — I'm A Woman   (1963)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8293 - P 8294 — Basic Music Library [LP I'm A Woman + 1 song from a single]   (1963)
b. 38910-_Alternate Take (Capitol) A Taste Of Honey - 2:17(Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) / arr: Richard "Dick" Hazard
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 8 74179 2 2 — I'M A WOMAN / Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota   (2004)
c. 38911-2Master Take (Capitol) Try A Little Tenderness - 2:53(Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Harry Woods)
unissued
d. 38912-11Master Take (Capitol) I'm Walkin' - 1:42(Dave Bartholomew, Antoine "Fats" Domino)
CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)t 1857 [Reissued as M 1857 & Sm 1857 in 1977] — I'm A Woman   (1963)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8293 - P 8294 — Basic Music Library [LP I'm A Woman + 1 song from a single]   (1963)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2237 — Mink Jazz / I'm A Woman   (1965)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2507 — Pass Me By / I'm A Woman   (1965)
CAPITOL LPStcl 576 — Peggy Lee [Reissue of LPs Big $pender/A Natural Woman/I'm A Woman, all 3 abbreviated]   (1970)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 8 74179 2 2 — I'M A WOMAN / Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota   (2004)


The I'm A Woman Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: November 14, 1962. January 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1963. March 29, 1962.


Masters And Alternate Takes

1. "Try A Little Kindness"
Master #38911 is erroneously identified as "Try A Little Kindness" in Peggy Lee's Capitol session file. The number sung by Peggy Lee in this 1963 master is instead the standard "Try A Little Tenderness." (A well-known song titled "Try A Little Kindness" does exist, but Peggy Lee is not known to have ever sung it. It was a hit for Glen Campbell in 1969.)

2. "A Taste Of Honey"
Two takes of "A Taste Of Honey" have been released. The most noticeable difference between takes happens during Lee's second of her three runs through the chorus "I'll leave behind my heart to wear / And may it e'er remind you of / A taste of honey / A taste much sweeter than wine." In the alternate, around 1:12, Lee makes a pause between the words "sweeter" and "than wine"; she does not make that pause in the master. Generally, the master (take #5) is the superior performance: Lee sings it in a more exacting manner; also, the overall pace and mood feels slightly more wistful.


Personnel

1. Al Hendrickson
2. John Pisano
For the I'm A Woman album sessions, the sources at hand give a collective personnel. Two guitarists are listed in each date: Al Hendrickson and John Pisano. It is not clear if they were both present in all sessions, or if they instead alternated between them. The wording in Capitol's session file ("Al Hendrickson or John Pisano") suggests alternation.


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Dick Hazard
2. "A Taste Of Honey"
Credit to Dick Hazard for the score of "A Taste Of Honey" should be deemed tentative. The basis for the credit is the existence of a "Taste Of Honey" arrangement under Hazard's name in Peggy Lee's sheet music library. (As for my tentativeness, it is due to the fact that I have not inspected the library's arrangement, and hence I cannot guarantee that it really is the same one applied to the Capitol master.)


Cross-references (Songs)

1. "Try A Little Tenderness"
For another Peggy Lee version of this song, see page dedicated to World Transcriptions, third session.


Date: January 4, 1963
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #10980

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Richard "Dick" Hazard (con), Justin Gordon (f), Emmanuel "Manny" Klein (t), Al Hendrickson, John Pisano (g), Max K. Bennett (b), Mike Melvoin (p), Stan Levey (d), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 38922-7Master Take (Capitol) The Alley Cat Song - 2:10(Frank Bjorn, Jack Harlen)
CAPITOL EP(United Kingdom) Eap 4 1857 / (Germany) K41 590 — I'm A Woman   (1963)
CAPITOL EP(Australia) Eap 1 20512 — I'm A Woman (aka Fever)   (1963)
CAPITOL 454942 — {The Alley Cat Song / Little Boat}   (1963)
b. 38923-3Master Take (Capitol) There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears - 1:36(Fred Fisher)
CAPITOL©EMI CS/LP(United Kingdom) Caps __/1006 (also reissued by Emi as Vine 1020) — Songs For My Man   (1977)
Capitol©EMI's Axis CS/LP(Australia) Tc.Axis 6329 / Axis 6329 — Songs For My Man   (1977)
c. 38924-16Master Take (Capitol) I Left My Heart In San Francisco - 2:23(George Cory, Douglass Cross)
CAPITOL©EMI's Discos Capitol De Mexico LP(Mexico) Tm 20726 — The Best Of Peggy Lee   (1965)
CAPITOL LPStcl 576 — Peggy Lee [Reissue of LPs Big $pender/A Natural Woman/I'm A Woman, all 3 abbreviated]   (1970)
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Ecs 65039/65040 — Peggy Lee ("Golden Double 32" Series)   (1976)
All titles on: CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)t 1857 [Reissued as M 1857 & Sm 1857 in 1977] — I'm A Woman   (1963)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8293 - P 8294 — Basic Music Library [LP I'm A Woman + 1 song from a single]   (1963)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2237 — Mink Jazz / I'm A Woman   (1965)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2507 — Pass Me By / I'm A Woman   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 8 74179 2 2 — I'M A WOMAN / Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota   (2004)


The I'm A Woman Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: November 14, 1962. January 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1963. March 29, 1962.

Personnel And Instruments

1. Al Hendrickson
2. John Pisano
For the I'm A Woman album sessions, the sources at hand give a collective personnel. Two guitarists are listed in each date: Al Hendrickson and John Pisano. It is not clear if they were both present in all sessions, or if they instead alternated between them. The wording in Capitol's session file ("Al Hendrickson or John Pisano") suggests alternation.

2. Justin Gordon
The identification of Justin Gordon on flute is tentative. In Capitol's session file, the likelihood of his presence is phrased as "prob. Justin Gordon."


Date: January 5, 1963
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #10982

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Richard "Dick" Hazard (con), Other Individuals Unknown (acc), Paul Horn (r), Emmanuel "Manny" Klein (t), Dave Wells (tb), Al Hendrickson, John Pisano (g), Max K. Bennett (b), Mike Melvoin (p), Stan Levey (d), Francisco Aguabella (per), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 38930-5Master Take (Capitol) Come Rain Or Come Shine - 2:35(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Beautiful Music Licensed CS/LP/CDBmcs/Bmclp/Bmc S21 56958 (Also Pyr 1, Pyr 2 & Pyd) — The Beautiful Music Company Presents Peggy Lee   (1993)
CAPITOL CS/CD7243 8 28533 4 3 — Spotlight On... Peggy Lee ("Great Ladies And Gentlemen Of Song" Series)   (1995)
CAPITOL Jazz CD0777 7 97826 2 8 — MISS PEGGY LEE    (1998)
CAPITOL©EMI Special Markets CDGsc 15453/7243 4 96336 2 9 — Peggy Lee ("36 All-Time Greatest Hits" Series)   (1999)
Green Hill Licensed CS/CDGhc/Ghd 5199/5318 (7243 5 39935 2 8) — Fever; Original Recordings ("Legendary Masters Collection" Series)   (2002)
Starbucks Coffee Licensed CD509996 — Come Rain Or Come Shine ("Opus Collection" Series)   (2010)
b. 38931-12Master Take (Capitol) Mack The Knife (Die Moritat Von Mackie Messer) - 2:43(Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill)
CAPITOL EP(United Kingdom) Eap 4 1857 / (Germany) K41 590 — I'm A Woman   (1963)
CAPITOL©EMI's Discos Capitol De Mexico LP(Mexico) Tm 20726 — The Best Of Peggy Lee   (1965)
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Ecp 80797 — Peggy Lee On Silver Screen   (1973)
Both titles on: CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)t 1857 [Reissued as M 1857 & Sm 1857 in 1977] — I'm A Woman   (1963)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8293 - P 8294 — Basic Music Library [LP I'm A Woman + 1 song from a single]   (1963)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2237 — Mink Jazz / I'm A Woman   (1965)


The I'm A Woman Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: November 14, 1962. January 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1963. March 29, 1962.


Issues

1. The Album I'm A Woman In The Music Charts And At The Grammys [LP]
2. Grammys For Best Female Category, 1963-1968
Peggy Lee's 12th album chart entry peaked at #18. After making its debut during the week of March 9, 1963, it spent 26 weeks in the chart.

At the Grammy's sixth awards ceremony, Peggy Lee was nominated for the sixth straight consecutive year in the category of Best Vocal Performance, Female. Her fellow nominees were two newcomers (The Singing Nun, Barbra Streisand) and two repeat honorees (Eydie Gormé, Miriam Makeba). Lee's nomination was for the album I'm A Woman. Newcomer Streisand won on this year and on the next two. (Eydie Gormé broke Streisand's run in 1966, and Dionne Warwick prevented Streisand from winning in 1968. Bobbie Gentry was the category's winner in 1967.)

Surprisingly Ella Fitzgerald, the other perennial nominee -- and perennial winner -- was not nominated this year. (Fitzgerald would receive her next nomination in 1966, which she would not win. There would be no more nominations for Fitzgerald until 1976, when the Grammy inaugurated a new category for jazz vocals, which Fitzgerald did win.)

After this year, Lee herself would not be nominated again until 1969, when she finally broke from her bridesmaid status, becoming the category's winner. See session dated January 24, 1969.

2. The Compilation Come Rain Or Come Shine In The Music Charts
Starbucks' 2010 anthology Come Rain Or Come Shine first hit Billboard's music charts during the month of May, with approximately 10,000 copies sold. Over the following weeks, it sold out not only its initial order of 20,000 but also an additional supply of more than 10,000 units. Having sold out, Come Rain Or Come Shine then dropped out of the charts. (Rather than releasing additional copies, the ever-hip Starbucks moved on to other CD releases. When it comes to music product, the company's modus operandi prefers to deal with limited supplies and quick turnover.)

Come Rain Or Come Shine reached #2 in Top Selling Jazz Albums, #7 in Top Selling Independent Album, and #51 in the main, Top 200 Albums chart. (It lasted the longest in the 25-slot jazz album chart: seven weeks.) As of 2013, this anthology is Lee's last album entry -- her 23rd.


Arrangements And Arrangers

1. "Come Rain Or Come Shine"
2. Neal Hefti
Peggy Lee's sheet music library contains three arrangements of this song. (I have not been able to inspect any of them.) The respective arrangements by Yutaka Yokokura and Byron Olson probably date from the 1970s, when Lee worked with both men. The third arrangement, by Neal Hefti, could be the one used for this recording.

Hefti worked on and off with Lee during various periods of her career: in the late 1940s, during her Decca years, and in 1960 concerts. If Hefti did not write his arrangement for this session's performance, then chances are that he wrote it for an earlier version of "Come Rain Or Come Shine" that Lee performed on both television and radio, back in the mid-1950s.)


Personnel

1. Al Hendrickson
2. John Pisano
For the I'm A Woman sessions, the sources at hand give a collective personnel. Two guitarists are listed in each date: Al Hendrickson and John Pisano. It is not clear if they were both present in all sessions, or if they instead alternated between them. The wording in Capitol's session file ("Al Hendrickson or John Pisano") suggests alternation.


Songs (And Music)

1. "Mack The Knife"
2. Piano Playing
3. "Le Secret"
The unknown melody played by Mike Melvoin in Peggy Lee's version of "Mack The Knife" has been the subject of some discussion and research. Music writer Will Friedwald was intrigued by its familiarity, and recognized it as the same melody that Nat King Cole played in his version of "Embraceable You." David Lennick identified the melody as "Le Secret," credited to Leonard Gauthier (and not to be confused with the better-known "Le Secret" which was authored by Gabriel Faure. Other music professionals added valuable minutia to the discussion. Vince Giordano offered that the America publication of Gauthier's tune dates from 1904. Going even further back in time, Dan Morgenstern located the following reference in the April 1886 issue of The Monthly Musical Record: "Le Secret, by Leonard Gautier, is a clever and pretty composition, probably transcribed from an instrumental score, as it is called an Intermezzo Pizzicato. " As of late 2010, the entire exchange on this matter can still be read here. (2016 update: this link now takes viewers to an iCloud page that requires an Apple id and a password.)


Date: February 2, 1963
Location: Studio B, Capitol Records, Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11026

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), John Kraus (eng), Max K. Bennett (con, b), Justin Gordon (f, ts), Jack Sheldon (t), John Pisano (g), Bob Corwin (p), Stan Levey (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 39118-12Master Take (Capitol) The Lady Is A Tramp - 2:31(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
CAPITOL©EMI's Music For Pleasure CS/CD(United Kingdom) 7243 8 56805 2 6 [also Mfp 6342] — The Very Best Of Peggy Lee [tracks same as EMI Presents The Magic, diff. artwork]   (1997)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 8 57013 2 0 [also Mfp 6371] — EMI Presents The Magic Of Peggy Lee [tracks same as The Very Best Of, diff. artwork]   (1997)
Disky Licensed CD(Netherlands) Tc 862652 — Peggy Lee ("A Touch Of Class" Series)   (1997)
b. 39119-8Master Take (Capitol) I Won't Dance - 2:02(Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Otto Harbach) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Both titles on: CAPITOL LP(S)T 1850 — Mink Jazz ("Capitol's New Dimensions In Jazz" Series)   (1963)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8435 - P 8436 — Basic Music Library [LP Mink Jazz]   (1963)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2237 — Mink Jazz / I'm A Woman   (1965)


The Mink Jazz Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: March 29 and 30, 1962. February 2, 5, 6 and 7, 1963.


Issues

1. Bossa Nova Ala Lee [LP]
I have come across an unidentified and undated newspaper clip in which a columnist alerts his or her readers to the upcoming release of a Peggy Lee album titled Bossa Nova Ala Lee. I believe that this clip dates from the 1960s. Nowhere else have I found mention of that prospective release.

No album called Bossa Nova Ala Lee ever materialized. Among the many possible explanations that come to mind (e.g., perhaps the columnist was misinformed, or perhaps plans for the album were postponed and then never re-activated), there is one particular scenario that I consider worth pondering. Considering the cool, hushed and mellow groove that permeates the album Mink Jazz, its evolution from a bossa nova album strikes me as plausible. Perhaps some of Mink Jazz's oldest masters (e.g., "Whisper Not" and "I Never Had A Chance," from the March 30, 1962 session) were recorded with a view toward producing a bossa nova-tinged project. The project would have put on hold at first, and modified after its reactivation n 1963.

In my previous note about this same topic (see session dated January 2, 1963), I proposed a similar hypothesis. That hypothesis considered not Mink Jazz but I'm A Woman as the album into which Bossa Nova Ala Lee evolved. Here is a third hypothesis, which combines elements from the other two: after plans for the making of a Bossa Nova Ala Lee were abandoned, the tracks from that prospective album would have been re-distributed between I'm A Woman and Mink Jazz (both released during the first half of 1963, the first in February and the second June).

The thoughts expressed in the preceding paragraphs are fully speculative, and the hypotheses presented merely as possibilities. Yet another speculative scenario (and a more plausible one) is offered in the notes under the session dated July 1, 1966.


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. "I Won't Dance"
2. Shorty Rogers
2. Max Bennett
The notes on some Capitol edition of Mink Jazz list Max Bennett as the arranger of the album's sessions, including this one. However, Peggy Lee's sheet music library contains a Shorty Rogers arrangement of "I Won't Dance," and I have tentatively assumed it to be the same arrangement that is heard in the album. (I have data about the library's arrangements, but have not actually inspected them. Hence I cannot be fully certain that any of them are the same ones used for the masters that Lee did at Capitol.) Lee's music library also has an arrangement for "The Lady Is A Tramp," but its author is not named.


Masters

1. Masters #39120 And #39121
According to the Capitol Label Discography, Capitol's files give no information for masters #39120 and #39121. Since they follow this date, which produced just two performances ("I Won't Dance" and "The Lady Is A Tramp"), there is a good possibility that #39120 and #39121 were scheduled to be part of Lee's session, too. If so, either the session had to be shortened for reasons unknown, or otherwise four masters were actually recorded, but two were considered unsatisfactory and subsequently scrapped. (n.b.: The masters precede a Glen Campbell date with its own four master numbers, 39122 - 39125).


Date: February 5, 1963
Location: Studio B, Capitol Records, Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11029

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), John Kraus (eng), Max K. Bennett (con, b), Justin Gordon (f, ts), Jack Sheldon (t), John Pisano (g), Bob Corwin (p), Stan Levey (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 39130-7Master Take (Capitol) I Could Write A Book - 2:07(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. 39131-6Master Take (Capitol) As Long As I Live - 1:59(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Shorty Rogers
c. 39132-10Master Take (Capitol) Days Of Wine And Roses - 3:06(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Ecp 80797 — Peggy Lee On Silver Screen   (1973)
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Ecs 65039/65040 — Peggy Lee ("Golden Double 32" Series)   (1976)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI LP(Japan) Ecs 90049 — Peggy Lee ("Best 20" Series)   (1976)
All titles on: CAPITOL LP(S)T 1850 — Mink Jazz ("Capitol's New Dimensions In Jazz" Series)   (1963)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8435 - P 8436 — Basic Music Library [LP Mink Jazz]   (1963)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2237 — Mink Jazz / I'm A Woman   (1965)


The Mink Jazz Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: March 29 and 30, 1962. February 2, 5, 6 and 7, 1963.


Arrangers

1. Shorty Rogers
2. Max Bennett
3. "As Long As I Live"
The Capitol CD Mink Jazz lists a collective personnel in which Max Bennett is named as the sessions' arranger. Generally wary of the accuracy of collective credits, I have refrained from entering Bennett's name as arranger of these songs.

In Peggy Lee's sheet music library, however, there is an arrangement of "As Long As I Live" for which Shorty Rogers receives authorship credit. I am tentatively trusting that this arrangement, which I have not inspected, is the same one heard in the album . Also found in Lee's music library are arrangements of the date's two other songs, for which no arranger's name is given.


Masters

1. Master #39133
The Capitol Label Discography indicates that Capitol's files have no information for master #39133, which precedes the next session (by Onzy Matthews, consisting of 4 master numbers, 39134 - 39137) and which I presume to have been reserved for Lee's session. The files' lack of information suggests to me that the master number was either left unused or actually used for a performance which was ultimately deemed unsatisfactory and subsequently scrapped.


Date: February 6, 1963
Location: Studio B, Capitol Records, Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11033

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Max K. Bennett (con, b), Justin Gordon (f), John Pisano (g), Bob Corwin (p), Stan Levey (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 39148-45Master Take (Capitol) Little Boat (O Barquinho) - 2:07(Ron Boscoli, Roberto Menescal, Buddy Kaye)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8293 - P 8294 — Basic Music Library [LP I'm A Woman + 1 song from a single]   (1963)
CAPITOL 454942 — {The Alley Cat Song / Little Boat}   (1963)
CAPITOL Jazz CD7243 4 95450 2 1 — MINK JAZZ   (1998)
CAPITOL©EMI Korea CD(Korea) Ekj 30D0320 — [Various Artists] Modern Jazz; The Collectors' Edition   (2010)


The 1963-1967 Singles Sessions (Cross-references)

Recorded in the midst of the Mink Jazz sessions (and hence generally perceived as part of them), this date's master was released in a single that combined it with a master from the earlier I'm A Woman sessions.

Dates of the 1963-1967 singles sessions: February 6, 1963. May 29 and (possibly) May 31, 1963. December 9, 1964. June 18, 1965. February 1, 1966. May 21, 1966. September 13, 1966. June 6, 1967. (Besides these singles dates, songs from various album sessions were also picked for release on singles. Of course, those songs served a double duty, since they also promoted the album.)


The Mink Jazz Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: March 29 and 30, 1962. February 2, 5, 6 and 7, 1963.


Personnel

1. Sources
Peggy Lee session file offers no personnel for this particular date. The only source in which I have found the personnel is the Capitol Jazz CD Mink Jazz. The information given by the producers of the Capitol Jazz CD was probably obtained from AFM, whose files are deemed the most reliable source for recording sessions.


Dating

There is a slight discrepancy in the date that the two main sources at hand assign to this session. Capitol's session file gives it as [Wednesday] February 6, 1963, where the Capitol Jazz CD has a February 7 dating. Until additional information comes forth, I am keeping the date supplied by Capitol's session files.


Date: February 7, 1963
Location: Studio B, Capitol Records, Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11039

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), John Kraus (eng), Max K. Bennett (con, b), Justin Gordon (f, ts), Jack Sheldon (t), John Pisano (g), Bob Corwin (p), Stan Levey (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 39149-6Master Take (Capitol) It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World - 1:36(John Rox) / arr: Shorty Rogers
CAPITOL©EMI CD(Korea) 8806344820326 — The Very Best Of Peggy Lee; The Capitol Years   (2006)
b. 39150-7Master Take (Capitol) Close Your Eyes - 2:15(Bernice Petkere)
CAPITOL CS/CD7243 8 28533 4 3 — Spotlight On... Peggy Lee ("Great Ladies And Gentlemen Of Song" Series)   (1995)
CAPITOL Jazz CD0777 7 97826 2 8 — MISS PEGGY LEE    (1998)
c. 39151-7Master Take (Capitol) Cloudy Morning - 2:45(Marian Fisher, Joseph McCarthy Jr.)
d. 39152-6Master Take (Capitol) Where Can I Go Without You? - 2:45(Peggy Lee, Victor Popular Young) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL©EMI's Odeon CS/LP(Argentina) 106083 — Peggy Lee ("Elegidos/Personalidades" Series)   (1979)
CAPITOL Jazz CD0777 7 97826 2 8 — MISS PEGGY LEE    (1998)
All titles on: CAPITOL LP(S)T 1850 — Mink Jazz ("Capitol's New Dimensions In Jazz" Series)   (1963)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8435 - P 8436 — Basic Music Library [LP Mink Jazz]   (1963)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2237 — Mink Jazz / I'm A Woman   (1965)


The Mink Jazz Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: March 29 and 30, 1962. February 2, 5, 6 and 7, 1963.


Issues

1. The Album Mink Jazz In The Music Charts [LP]
Peggy Lee's 13th album chart entry peaked at #42. Beginning with the week of July 27, 1963, it spent a total of 9 weeks in the chart.


Masters

1. "Close Your Eyes"
For an earlier and unissued version of "Close Your Eyes," see session dated November 14, 1963.


Arrangements

1. Max Bennett
2. Shorty Rogers
3. Hal Mooney
4. Sid Feller
Capitol issues of the album Mink Jazz list Max Bennett as this session's arranger. For session arrangements, I have generally abstained from trusting collective credits.

Peggy Lee's sheet music library contains a Shorty Rogers arrangement of "It's A Big, Wide Wonderful World" which I have not inspected, but have tentatively assumed to be the same arrangement heard in the album.

Lee's music library also contains two arrangements of her self-penned number "Where Can I Go Without You?," one by Hal Mooney, the other by Sid Feller. The Mooney arrangement was probably for her earlier recording of the song, on Decca. By process of elimination, I have thus tentatively credited Sid Feller with this session's chart.


Date: May 29, 1963
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11270

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Max K. Bennett (con), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

a. 39907-9Master Take (Capitol) Got That Magic - 1:40(Dave Cavanaugh aka Bill Schluger, Peggy Lee)
CAPITOL reel/LPZt/(S)T 1969 — In Love Again!   (1964)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 1969 — In Love Again! ("33 Compact" Series)   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8757 - P 8758 — Basic Music Library [LP In Love Again!]    (1964)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2238 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1965)
World Record Club Licensed reel/LP(United Kingdom) Ttp/Tp 715 — In Love Again!   (1969)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1999)
b. 39908-15Master Take (Capitol) A Doodlin' Song (Doop Doo-De Oop) - 2:06(Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10285 - P 10286 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Extra Special!]   (1967)
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2732 — Extra Special!   (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI's Melodiya EP(Russia) G 0003115/0003116 — Peggy Sings [Пегги Ли]   (1972)
Both titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8443 - P 8444 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee vocals; also Al Martino, Dimitri Tiomkin, Clebanoff Strings numbers]   (1963)
CAPITOL 455001 — {A Doodlin' Song / Got That Magic}   (1963)


The 1963-1967 Singles Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates of the 1963-1967 singles sessions: February 6, 1963. May 29 and (possibly) May 31, 1963. December 9, 1964. June 18, 1965. February 1, 1966. May 21, 1966. September 13, 1966. June 6, 1967. (Besides these singles dates, songs from various album sessions were also picked for release on singles. Of course, those songs served a double duty, since they also promoted the albums.) Originally conceived for release on a Capitol single, the two masters from this particular session were eventually released on albums as well.


The In Love Again! Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: May 29, 1963. October 30, 1963. November 2, 1963. December 7, 1963. Notice that this is really a singles session. It took place months before the actual In Love Again! dates. Only one of the two session's songs ("Got That Magic") was included in that album. (The other song was eventually issued in the pick-up compilation Extra Special!.)


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Head Arrangements?
The collective personnel found in the LP In Love Again! lists Dick Hazard, Bill Holman, and Shorty Rogers as the album's arrangers. Evidence of their involvement exists for later In Love Again! dates -- not for this particular one. (Strictly speaking, and as explained in the previous paragraph, this is not an album session; hence it is not surprising that the album's arranger credits do not apply.)

Copies of this session's two arrangements exist in Peggy Lee's sheet music library. Neither copy lists an author.

According to the liner notes of the LP Extra Special!, "A Doodlin' Song" features a head arrangement. I am tentatively assuming that the same statement applies to "Got That Magic."


Masters

1. Masters #39909 And #39910
According to the Capitol Label Discography by Michel Ruppli et al, there is no information about masters #39909 and #39910 in Capitol's files. I am assuming that both numbers had been pre-assigned to this Lee date, which produced just two masters (#39907 and #39908), out of a possible maximum of four. If my assumption is correct, then masters #39909 and #39910 were simply left unused or, otherwise, they were used and then, after being deemed unsatisfactory, discarded. (The 4-master pattern on which I based my assumption also holds true for the session that follows Lee's. Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra recorded three masters: #39911, #39912 and #39913. Tellingly, the next session begins with master #39915, and there is no information about master #39914.)


Date: May 31, 1963
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11272

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Billy May (con), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

a. 39915-10Master Take (Capitol) This Could Be The Start Of Something (Big) - 2:02(Steve Allen)
CAPITOL CD72438 75935 2 7 — [Various Artists] High Rollers From Las Vegas ("The Las Vegas Centennial" Series)    (2005)
b. 39916-5Master Take (Capitol) Leave It To Love - 2:04(Leo Berke, Irving Szathmary) / arr: Billy May
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now!   (1965)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! ("Compact 33" Series)   (1965)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2374 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Pass Me By   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9575 - P 9576 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Then Was Then]   (1966)
Both titles on: Collectors' Choice Licensed CDCcm 920 2 — THEN WAS THEN, NOW IS NOW / BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER   (2008)


The 1963-1967 Singles Sessions (Cross-references)

Although one of this session's masters was mysteriously left unissued and the other one was ultimately released as part of an original album, I suspect that both numbers were conceived with the intention of releasing them on a single. Dates of the 1963-1967 singles sessions: February 6, 1963. May 29 and, possibly, this date. December 9, 1964. June 18, 1965. February 1, 1966. May 21, 1966. September 13, 1966. June 6, 1967. (Besides these singles dates, songs from various album sessions were also picked for release on singles. Of course, those songs served a double duty, since they also promoted the album.)


The Then Was Then And Now And Now! Album Sessions (Cross-references)

One of this session's two masters was included in Capitol's original album Then Was Then And Now And Now!. That album's session dates are: June 18, 1965. July 7, 1965. September 21, 1965. Also, May 31, 1963 and December 9, 1964.


Songs

1. "This Could Be The Start Of Something (Big)"
Originally named "This Could Be The Start Of Something," the word "Big" became part of this song's title only through popular preference and continued usage. Aware of such circumstances, songwriter Steve Allen went on to authorize the extended title.


Masters

1. "Leave It To Love" [Master #34416, Dated September 1, 1960]
2. "Leave It To Love" [Master #39916, Dated May 31, 1963]
Confusion surrounds the two above-listed masters. One of them does not seem to really exist.

In Peggy Lee's Capitol session files, master #34416 is identified as the one that was included in Capitol's LP Then Was Then And Now Is Now!. Master #39916 is shown as unreleased.

In the Capitol Label Discography, those details are reversed: master #39916 is presented as the one included in the LP. Next to master #34416, the note "no information" is found.

A vault search for master #34416 proved fruitless. Hence I have deleted it from this discography, and re-assigned all issues of Then Was Then And Now Is Now! to this session's master of "Leave It To Love."

My current, tentative explanation for this mystery is that a mistake was made in some files -- i.e., an inadvertent transformation of 3[99]16 into 3[44]16, which subsequently led to the presumption that both of those masters contained Lee versions of "Leave It To Love."


Personnel, Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Billy May
2. "Leave It To Love"
My inclusion of Billy May in this session's personnel relies entirely on the following statement from the liner notes of the LP Then Was Then And Now Is Now!: "Billy May arranged and conducted Peggy's big band backing on Leave It to Love." Capitol's session file does not list May at all. Neither does Jack Mirtle's discography of Billy May.

3. Max Bennett
Under this session, Capitol's file includes the interrogatory note "cond. by ??Max Bennett." This quizzical notation probably meant that the session's conductor was unknown to the file's annotator and that, in the absence of definite knowledge, Max Bennett was deemed the likeliest candidate. Bennett was a logical choice because he is the conductor of both the previous session (May 29) and the ensuing one (October 30).


Date: October 30, 1963
Location: Studio A, Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11541

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Max K. Bennett (con), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

a. 50791-13Master Take (Capitol) The Moment Of Truth - 1:53(Frank Scott, Collen Gray Satterwhite) / arr: Bill Holman
b. 50792-15Master Take (Capitol) That's My Style - 2:38(Peggy Lee, Cy Coleman) / arr: Bill Holman
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 1969 — In Love Again! ("33 Compact" Series)   (1964)
CAPITOL 8-track/CS/LP4n/8n/Sn 11969 (reissued 1987) — Miss Peggy Lee Sings The Songs Of Cy Coleman   (1979)
c. 50793-7Master Take (Capitol) I've Got Your Number - 1:59(Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) / arr: Shorty Rogers
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 1969 — In Love Again! ("33 Compact" Series)   (1964)
CAPITOL 45(United Kingdom) Cl 15342 — {Once (Ils S'Amaient / I've Got Your Number)} [single never issued in the US]   (1964)
Pickwick Licensed LPSpc 3192 (same tracks as Everest 294) — I've Got The World On A String    (1968)
d. 50794-4Master Take (Capitol) A Lot Of Livin' To Do - 2:34(Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) / arr: Bill Holman
CAPITOL 455121 — {A Lot Of Living To Do / I Can't Stop Loving You}   (1964)
CAPITOL©EMI's Discos Capitol De Mexico LP(Mexico) Tm 20726 — The Best Of Peggy Lee   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10745 - P 10746 — Basic Music Library [4 vocals from LP The Hits Of Peggy Lee + 2 from a single]    (1968)
All titles on: CAPITOL reel/LPZt/(S)T 1969 — In Love Again!   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8757 - P 8758 — Basic Music Library [LP In Love Again!]    (1964)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2238 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1965)
World Record Club Licensed reel/LP(United Kingdom) Ttp/Tp 715 — In Love Again!   (1969)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1999)


The In Love Again! Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: May 29, 1963. October 30, 1963. November 2, 1963. December 7, 1963.


Personnel And Cross-references

This date's musicians are unknown, though presumed to be mostly the same ones who participated in a later In Love Again! session, dated November 2, 1963.


Arrangements

1. Sources
Capitol's original LP In Love Again collectively credits Dick Hazard, Bill Holman, and Shorty Rogers for the album's arrangements. There are no specifics as to who arranged which number.

Fortunately, Peggy Lee kept copies of this session's arrangements in her music library. Thus her library is my primary source for the arranger credits shown above.


Date: November 2, 1963 (3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Studio A, Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11547

Peggy Lee (ldr), Marion L. Klein (om), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Max K. Bennett (con, b), Unknown (f), James "Jim" Decker, Vincent DeRosa, Richard "Dick" Perissi (frh), Dennis Budimir, John Pisano (g), Lou Levy (p), Francisco Aguabella, Stan Levey (d), Victor Arno, Harry Bluestone aka Blostein, David Frisina, James Getzoff, Ben Gill, Stanley Plummer, Nathan Ross, Paul Shure, Marshall Sosson, William Weiss (vn), Justin Gordon (wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 50822-10Master Take (Capitol) (I'm) In Love Again - 2:51(Dave Cavanaugh aka Bill Schluger, Cy Coleman, Peggy Lee) / arr: Bill Holman
CAPITOL reel/LPZt/(S)T 1969 — In Love Again!   (1964)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 1969 — In Love Again! ("33 Compact" Series)   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8757 - P 8758 — Basic Music Library [LP In Love Again!]    (1964)
b. 50823-7Master Take (Capitol) Since You Have Gone - 2:23(Peggy Lee) / arr: Shorty Rogers
unissued
c. 50824-10Master Take (Capitol) How Insensitive (Insensatez) - 2:48(Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) / arr: Shorty Rogers
CAPITOL reel/LPZt/(S)T 1969 — In Love Again!   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8757 - P 8758 — Basic Music Library [LP In Love Again!]    (1964)
CAPITOL©EMI's Odeon 45(Brazil) 7c 11034 — {Garota de Ipanema / Insensatez} [single never issued in the USA]   (1964)
d. 50825-5Master Take (Capitol) Once (Ils S'Aimaient) - 2:38(Guy Magenta, Norman Gimbel, Eddy Marnay) / arr: Bill Holman
CAPITOL reel/LPZt/(S)T 1969 — In Love Again!   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8757 - P 8758 — Basic Music Library [LP In Love Again!]    (1964)
CAPITOL 45(United Kingdom) Cl 15342 — {Once (Ils S'Amaient / I've Got Your Number)} [single never issued in the US]   (1964)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2238 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1965)
World Record Club Licensed reel/LP(United Kingdom) Ttp/Tp 715 — In Love Again!   (1969)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1999)


The In Love Again! Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: May 29, 1963. October 30, 1963. November 2, 1963. December 7, 1963.


Arrangements

1. Source
The source for this session's arranging credits is Peggy Lee's sheet music library. Capitol's original LP In Love Again does credit Dick Hazard, Bill Holman, and Shorty Rogers for the album's arrangements, but does not specify which numbers were arranged by each man.

2. "Since You Have Gone"
The Shorty Rogers arrangement of this song identifies it just as "You Have Gone," thereby skipping the official title's adverb.


Date: December 7, 1963
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11593

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Max K. Bennett (con), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

a. 50974-8Master Take (Capitol) Little By Little - 2:03(Walter O'Keefe, Robert Emmett Dolan)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 1969 — In Love Again! ("33 Compact" Series)   (1964)
b. 50975-5Master Take (Capitol) I Got Lost In Her Arms - 2:30(Irving Berlin) / arr: Richard "Dick" Hazard
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 1969 — In Love Again! ("33 Compact" Series)   (1964)
CAPITOL©EMI CS/LP(United Kingdom) Caps __/1006 (also reissued by Emi as Vine 1020) — Songs For My Man   (1977)
Capitol©EMI's Axis CS/LP(Australia) Tc.Axis 6329 / Axis 6329 — Songs For My Man   (1977)
c. 50976-5Master Take (Capitol) I Can't Stop Loving You - 3:05(Don Gibson) / arr: Bill Holman
CAPITOL 455121 — {A Lot Of Living To Do / I Can't Stop Loving You}   (1964)
CAPITOL©EMI's Discos Capitol De Mexico LP(Mexico) Tm 20726 — The Best Of Peggy Lee   (1965)
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Ecs 65039/65040 — Peggy Lee ("Golden Double 32" Series)   (1976)
d. 50977-14Master Take (Capitol) Unforgettable - 2:25(Irving Gordon) / arr: Richard "Dick" Hazard
CAPITOL©EMI's Discos Capitol De Mexico LP(Mexico) Tm 20726 — The Best Of Peggy Lee   (1965)
Pickwick Licensed LPSpc 3192 (same tracks as Everest 294) — I've Got The World On A String    (1968)
Pickwick Licensed LPPtp 2028 2 — Once More With Feeling / I've Got The World On A String ("2 Sensational Albums In 1 Hit Package")    (1968)
All titles on: CAPITOL reel/LPZt/(S)T 1969 — In Love Again!   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 8757 - P 8758 — Basic Music Library [LP In Love Again!]    (1964)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2238 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1965)
World Record Club Licensed reel/LP(United Kingdom) Ttp/Tp 715 — In Love Again!   (1969)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1999)


The In Love Again! Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: May 29, 1963. October 30, 1963. November 2, 1963. December 7, 1963.


Personnel

This date's musicians are unknown, though presumed to be mostly the same ones who participated in an earlier In Love Again! session, dated November 2, 1963.


Arrangements

1. Source
Capitol's original LP In Love Again collectively credits Dick Hazard, Bill Holman, and Shorty Rogers for the album's arrangements. The album does not specify which arrangements were written by each man.

My source for this session's arranging credits is Peggy Lee's sheet music library, where copies of all but one of these scores can be found. "Little By Little" is the only one missing.


Date: June 26, 1964
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11944

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Joe Polito (eng), Robert "Bob" Bain, John Pisano, Howard Roberts (g), Charles "Chuck" Berghofer (b), Lou Levy (p), Stan Levey (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 52307-4Master Take (Capitol) After You've Gone - 2:26(Henry Creamer, Turner Layton) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL 455289 — {After You've Gone / Talk To Me, Baby}   (1964)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 97143 2 8 — C'est Magnifique   (1998)
b. 52308-7Master Take (Capitol) My Sin - 2:17(Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL 455241 — {In The Name Of Love / My Sin}   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9049 - P 9050 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP In The Name Of Love]   (1964)
c. 52309-12Master Take (Capitol) In The Name Of Love - 2:03(Estelle Levitt, Kenny Rankin) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL 455241 — {In The Name Of Love / My Sin}   (1964)
CAPITOL EP(United Kingdom) Eap 4 2096 — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9049 - P 9050 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP In The Name Of Love]   (1964)
All titles on: CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)T 2096 (Reissued in 1974 as 8xy/Sy 4618) — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2238 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1999)


The In The Name Of Love Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: June 26, 1964. July 1, 2 and 6, 1964.


Songs

1. "In The Name Of Love" In The Music Charts
Peggy Lee's version of the song "In The Name Of Love" made an appearance in Billboard's Bubbling Under The Hot 100 chart in the #132 position.

Lee's next chart entries would earn higher scores thanks to a new development in Billboard's chart tabulation: the gathering and publication of airplay data from radio stations that played adult contemporary music. (For details, see session dated December 9, 1964.)


Personnel And Arrangements

1. Source
Capitol's Peggy Lee session file is the source of this personnel. The back cover of the Capitol LP In The Name Of Love lists the same personnel and also states that this session features head arrangements.


Date: July 1, 1964
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11956

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Hugh Davies (eng), Billy May (con), Billy May And His Orchestra (acc), Conrad Gozzo, Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, Ray Triscari (t), Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby aka Edward Kuczborski, Kenny Shroyer (tb), James "Jim" Decker (frh), John Pisano (g), Charles "Chuck" Berghofer (b), Lou Levy (p), Stan Levey (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Justin Gordon, Paul Horn, Ted Nash aka Theodore Nash, Maury Stein (wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 52345-5Master Take (Capitol) Talk To Me, Baby - 2:46(Robert Emmett Dolan, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)T 2096 (Reissued in 1974 as 8xy/Sy 4618) — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
CAPITOL EP(United Kingdom) Eap 4 2096 — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9049 - P 9050 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP In The Name Of Love]   (1964)
b. 52346-6Alternate Take (Capitol) Make Believe(Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) / arr: Dave Grusin
unissued
c. 52346-7Master Take (Capitol) Make Believe - 2:01(Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) / arr: Dave Grusin
Time-Life Music Licensed CS/LP4 Lgd/Slgd 07 — Peggy Lee ("Legendary Singers" Series)   (1985)
CAPITOL CS/CDC2/C4 0777 7 99469 4 5 — [Various Artists] The Song Is You; Jerome Kern ("Capitol Sings" Series)   (1992)
Collectors' Choice Licensed CD2070 2 — TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY (DELUXE EDITION) ("Hepcat" Series)   (2009)
d. 52347-6Master Take (Capitol) When In Rome (I Do As The Romans Do) - 2:01(Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)T 2096 (Reissued in 1974 as 8xy/Sy 4618) — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2238 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1965)
CAPITOL 45(Italy) Qcl 178 — {Senza Fine / When In Rome} [single never issued in the USA]   (1965)
CAPITOL 8-track/CS/LP4n/8n/Sn 11969 (reissued 1987) — Miss Peggy Lee Sings The Songs Of Cy Coleman   (1979)
Disky Licensed CD(Netherlands) Hr 883492 — Fever   (1997)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1999)
e. 52348-5Master Take (Capitol) The Girl From Ipanema {Garota de Ipanema} - 2:21(Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) / arr: Billy May
CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)T 2096 (Reissued in 1974 as 8xy/Sy 4618) — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
CAPITOL EP(United Kingdom) Eap 4 2096 — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9049 - P 9050 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP In The Name Of Love]   (1964)


The In The Name Of Love Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: June 26, 1964. July 1, 2 and 6, 1964.


Masters And Alternate Takes

1. "Make Believe"
This discography includes alternate takes only when they have been issued or when they have somehow become available to collectors. In a few exceptional cases, however, I have entered an alternate because it strikes me as worthy of future release -- or so I have been led to believe through specific comments from those who played in it or who have heard it.

The above-listed alternate take of "Make Believe" is more overtly playful than the master. Between choruses, Peggy Lee speaks brief humorous or connective phrases (e.g., "and to continue"). The performance ends with various male voices -- presumably the session's musicians -- exclaiming, one by one, "me too." (When Lee performed "Make Believe" in a 1965 episode of The Jack Paar Show, she and her company approached the song in this playful manner.)


Arrangements

1. Source
The Capitol LP In The Name Of Love contains three of this session's four masters. The album's back cover identifies the arranger of each song. Further corroboration comes from Peggy Lee's sheet music library, where copies of the arrangements can be found.

2. "Make Believe"
Also part of Peggy Lee's library is an arrangement of "Make Believe" (i.e., the one song from this session that is not part of the album In The Name Of Love). The arrangement is credited to "Grusin & Rodby." Not having actually inspected it, I can only speculate as to whether it is the same arrangement used at this session. I suspect that it is ... and it isn't.

In my estimation, the arrangement at Lee's library is likely to be a 1970s re-working of the score used for this 1964 session. I am referring to a re-working of "Make Believe" that is part of Lee's 1977 album Live In London, and which she performed in other concert shows as well. It is indeed similar to the arrangement used during this session, but also different in various aspects. Since John Rodby was in college or high school in 1964, he is the likeliest author of the 1970s reworking.

Conversely, Dave Grusin probably did this session's original arrangement. (He is known to have done another arrangement for the album; see next session.)


Issues

1. Time-Life's "Legendary Singers" [LP Series]
2. Peggy Lee's Volume In The Time-Life Series [LP]
Aimed at adult listeners of classic pop music, Time-Life's "Legendary Singers" series consisted of at least 18 boxes, numbered as follows: (1) Nat King Cole, (2) Frank Sinatra, (3) Ella Fitzgerald, (4) Perry Como, (5) Lena Horne, (6) Bing Crosby, (7) Peggy Lee, (8) Johnny Mathis, (9) Sarah Vaughan, (10) Tony Bennett, (11) Andy Williams, (12) Judy Garland, (13) Mel Tormé, (14) Jo Stafford, (15) Nat King Cole [second Cole issue in the series], (16) Rosemary Clooney, (17) Harry Belafonte, and (18) Dionne Warwick.

Before the CD era, the Peggy Lee volume of this series was an important item for completists. Released in 1985, it included two songs that had not been previously issued: "Deep Purple" and "Make Believe." Also among the volume's 22 tracks were a few picks that would have been considered fairly obscure at the time -- most notably, "Bye, Bye, Blues" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix." Gene Lees was the author of the set's informative notes, and might have also been responsible for the felicitous track selection.


Personnel

1. Source
Capitol's Peggy Lee session file is the primary source for this session's personnel, which is also listed in the back cover of the Capitol LP In The Name Of Love.


Date: July 2, 1964
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11959

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Hugh Davies (eng), Jules Jacob[s] (r, wds), Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby aka Edward Kuczborski (tb), James "Jim" Decker (frh), John Pisano (g), Charles "Chuck" Berghofer (b), Lou Levy (p), Stan Levey (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Justin Gordon, Paul Horn (wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 52357-10Master Take (Capitol) Shangri-La - 2:30(Matt Malneck, Robert Maxwell, Carl Sigman) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)T 2096 (Reissued in 1974 as 8xy/Sy 4618) — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9049 - P 9050 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP In The Name Of Love]   (1964)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2238 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI's Odeon CS/LP(Spain) 10C 254 086.648 & St 27545 (also 054 086.648) — Peggy Lee ("Con Plumas" Series, Volume XIV)   (1983)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1999)
CAPITOL©EMI Publishing House CDMp Aw 11/05 — The EMI Songs Collection ("Great Singers Sing Great Songs," Volume 4: Peggy Lee)   (2005)
b. 52358-7Master Take (Capitol) Again - 2:39(Dorcas Cochran, Lionel Newman)
CAPITOL©EMI Publishing House CDMp Aw 11/05 — The EMI Songs Collection ("Great Singers Sing Great Songs," Volume 4: Peggy Lee)   (2005)
[label unclear] promotional CD — The Unforgettable Peggy Lee   
c. 52359-17Master Take (Capitol) The Right To Love (Reflections) - 2:54(Gene Lees, Lalo Schifrin) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)T 2096 (Reissued in 1974 as 8xy/Sy 4618) — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2238 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1999)
All titles on: CAPITOL Jazz CD0777 7 97826 2 8 — MISS PEGGY LEE    (1998)


The In The Name Of Love Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: June 26, 1964. July 1, 2 and 6, 1964.


Arrangements

1. Source
The Capitol LP In The Name Of Love contains two of this session's three masters. The album's back cover identifies the arranger of each song. Further corroboration comes from Peggy Lee's sheet music library, where copies of the arrangements can be found.

2. "Again"
Also part of Peggy Lee's library is an arrangement of "Again" (i.e., the one song from this session that is not part of the album In The Name Of Love). This library arrangement is credited to Billy May.


Personnel

1. Source
Capitol's Peggy Lee session file is my source for this session's personnel. It is also listed in the back cover of the Capitol LP In The Name Of Love.


Masters

1. Master #52360
According to Ruppli et al's Capitol Label Discography, Capitol's master files show no information for master #52360. Since this Peggy Lee date contains three master numbers (#52357, #52358, #52359) out of a possible four, I believe that #52360 had been reserved for this session, too. (A session by The Lettermen covers the next four masters.) The lack of information in Capitol's database suggests that master number 52360 was either left unused or otherwise used on a performance that was deemed unsatisfactory, and ultimately scrapped.


Date: July 6, 1964
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #11962

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Joe Polito (eng), Robert "Bob" Bain, John Pisano, Howard Roberts (g), Charles "Chuck" Berghofer (b), Lou Levy (p), Stan Levey (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Justin Gordon, Paul Horn (wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 52369-4Master Take (Capitol) There'll Be Some Changes Made - 2:07(Billy Higgins, William Benton Overstreet) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL EP(United Kingdom) Eap 4 2096 — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9049 - P 9050 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP In The Name Of Love]   (1964)
Curb Licensed CS/CD0071518 77629 23 — Classics   (1993)
Okom Public Domain CD[no cat. #] — Spotlight On Peggy Lee [n.b.: includes extensive interview]   
b. 52370-17Master Take (Capitol) Just Call Me Love Bird (Theme From "Joy House") - 2:09(Peggy Lee, Lalo Schifrin) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
c. 52371-10Master Take (Capitol) Senza Fine - 2:30(Gino Paoli, Alec Wilder) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9049 - P 9050 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP In The Name Of Love]   (1964)
CAPITOL 45(Italy) Qcl 178 — {Senza Fine / When In Rome} [single never issued in the USA]   (1965)
Dcc Licensed CDDzs 181/7243 5 23808 2 4 — Latin Ala Lee! [3 bonus tracks, 2 diff. from S&P]   (2000)
All titles on: CAPITOL 8-track/LP(S)T 2096 (Reissued in 1974 as 8xy/Sy 4618) — In The Name Of Love   (1964)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2238 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 — In Love Again! / In The Name Of Love   (1999)


The In The Name Of Love Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: June 26, 1964. July 1, 2 and 6, 1964.


Songs, Songwriters And Cross-references (Film)

1. "Senza Fine" [Song]
2. Hoagy Carmichael
3. Alec Wilder
4. The Phoenix [Movie]
Although Alec Wilder is the only songwriter credited for the lyrics of "Senza Fine," there is a possibility that Hoagy Carmichael wrote a few of the lines, too.

The original version of "Senza Fine" is in Italian. Song publisher Howie Richmond was the one who brought the melody to the United States, after hearing the original during a trip to Italy. Around 1962, Alec Wilder was asked to write English lyrics for it. He completed a set of lyrics that he mailed, for revision and suggestions, to Hoagy Carmichael. for his book Stardust Melody: The Life And Music Of Hoagy Carmichael, Richard M. Sudhalter stated that Carmichael wrote back to Mr. Richmond "stating his intention to improve upon the lyric." It is not clear if Carmichael carried out his intention. The finished Wilder product might thus contain some uncredited lyrics by Carmichael.

Sudhalter also explains that "Senza Fine" was originally published in 1964 and then re-published in 1966, when it was picked for inclusion in the soundtrack of the movie The Phoenix. Hence the subtitle that the song acquired at that time: "The Phoenix Love Theme."


Issues

1. The Album In The Name Of Love In The Charts [LP]
Peggy Lee's 14th album chart entry took place on the week of September 26, 1964. This album spent six weeks in the chart, and peaked at #97.


Personnel

1. Source
Capitol's session file is my source for this session's personnel, which is also listed in the back cover of the LP In The Name Of Love.


Date: December 9, 1964
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12179

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Cy Coleman, Lou Levy (con), Unknown (oc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

a. 53142-9Master Take (Capitol) Pass Me By - 2:23(Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL 455346 — {Pass Me By / That's What It Takes}   (1965)
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2320 — Pass Me By   (1965)
USA Government's National Guard 12" TranscriptionGS #173-#176 — Guard Session {Peggy Lee}   (1965)
b. 53143-7Master Take (Capitol) That's What It Takes - 2:17(Dave Cavanaugh aka Bill Schluger, Cy Coleman, Peggy Lee) / arr: Shorty Rogers
CAPITOL 455346 — {Pass Me By / That's What It Takes}   (1965)
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2320 — Pass Me By   (1965)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2507 — Pass Me By / I'm A Woman   (1965)
c. 53143-_Alternate Take (Capitol) That's What It Takes - 2:15(Dave Cavanaugh aka Bill Schluger, Cy Coleman, Peggy Lee) / arr: Shorty Rogers
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 35210 2 3 — Pass Me By / Big $pender   (2001)
d. 53144-2Master Take (Capitol) Then Was Then (And Now Is Now) - 2:24(Cy Coleman, Peggy Lee) / arr: Cy Coleman
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now!   (1965)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! ("Compact 33" Series)   (1965)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2374 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Pass Me By   (1965)


The 1963-1967 Singles Sessions (Cross-references)

This session seems to have been originally conceived for the purpose of making a single. (As was also the case with other singles sessions, two of this session's songs ended up being released on both a single and an original album. Dates of the 1963-1967 singles sessions: February 6, 1963. May 29 and (possibly) May 31, 1963. December 9, 1964. June 18, 1965. February 1, 1966. May 21, 1966. September 13, 1966. June 6, 1967. )


The Pass Me By And The Then Was Then And Now And Now! Album Sessions (Cross-references)

This session's masters were released not only on a single but also on original albums. As will be detailed below, two of Lee's albums were named after songs that she recorded at this session.

"Pass Me By" and "That's What It Takes" can be found in the album Pass Me By. That album's session dates are: December 9, 1964. February 17, 18 and 19, 1965.

The third master was included in the eponymously titled Then Was Then And Now And Now!. That album's session dates are: June 18, 1965. July 7, 1965. September 21, 1965. Also, May 31, 1963 and December 9, 1964.


Songs

1. "Pass Me By" In The Music Charts
Since the advent of rock 'n' roll, singles by vintage pop-jazz artists such as Peggy Lee had been at a serious disadvantage in Billboard's charts. Data from adult contemporary stations was not being published. The magazine had been tabulating airplay mostly from stations that concentrated on kiddie pop and other mainstream music. This situation was finally rectified in 1965, when Billboard started publishing a tally for adult-oriented popular music in a chart that over the years was variously called Easy Listening, Pop-Standard, Middle-of-the-Road, or Adult Contemporary.

In truth, the chart had debuted in 1961. However, there had been no actual compilation of data from adult contemporary stations before 1965. In its pre-1965 form, the chart was simply a list of the few adult contemporary songs (mostly ballads) that had charted in that week's Hot 100. For instance, if the highest-charting ballad in the Hot 100 was at #12, and the next ballad was at #17, that week's Easy Listening chart would have listed them at #1 and #2, respectively.

In early 1965, the chart's name was changed to Middle-Road Singles. Its number of slots was still in flux: it could list a maximum of 25, a minimum of 15 titles.

During the week of March 13, 1965, "Pass Me By" reached a #20 position in this chart.

"Pass Me By" also made the lower part of the more mainstream charts. In Billboard's Hot 100, the song made its debut during the week of February 27, 1965 and stayed for 3 weeks, peaking at #93. In Cash Box's Top 100 Singles, it debuted one week earlier (February 20, 1965) and spent 4 weeks. Cash Box actually tallied together the popularity of not one but two recordings of "Pass Me By." In addition to Peggy Lee's, the other versions was by Mike Douglas. They peaked at #86.


Masters And Issues

1. "That's What It Takes"
2. Pass Me By / Big Spender [CD]
As shown above, Pass Me By / Big Spender contains an alternate take of "That's What It Takes." The most noticeable differences between the master and the alternate can be heard in the phrasing of the last verse ("Oh, walk me down the aisle" ... ). Subtler differences in both phrasing and note choice occur in other verses as well. My thanks to Steve Dodd for noticing and letting me know about this alternate, which seems to be exclusive to the Pass Me By / Big Spender twofer. Steve tells me that the master is the take heard in the British mono and stereo editions of the Pass Me By LP, and on single CL 15376 ("Pass Me By / That's What It Takes"). Ditto for the American LP, at least in its stereo edition.

3. Master #53145
The Capitol Label Discography indicates that Capitol's files have no information for master #53145, which follows the three masters entered in this Peggy Lee session. Since recording sessions usually held a maximum of four masters, my suspicion herein -- and in various other similar cases throughout the Capitol pages -- is that the master in question had been reserved for a Lee recording. Either it was left unused or, alternately, it was used on a performance that was ultimately scrapped. (The company's next four masters, numbered 53146 to 53148, were assigned to a Frankie Laine date.)


Personnel

1. Pass Me By [LP] As A Source
The personnel listed in the back cover of the Capitol LP Pass Me By is a collective and thus imprecise one. I would be willing to accept it for those LP sessions that took place on three consecutive days (i.e., February 17, 18 and 19, 1965) but not for the present date, which happened months earlier. Hence I have abstained from assigning the personnel given in the LP to this date.

2. Conductors
My various sources of information for this session are in conflict on the matter of the date's conductor.

Capitol single #5346 indicates that "Pass Me By" and "That's What It Takes" were conducted by Lou Levy. Ditto for the Capitol LP Pass Me By.

Peggy Lee's Capitol session file lists instead Dave Grusin and Shorty Rogers as the conductors, without specifying which one was responsible for which song. Still further, the Capitol LP Then Was Then And Now Is Now! gives a third conductor, Cy Coleman, for the song "Then Was Then."

Finally, the Capitol Label Discography indicates that the session's big band tracks were arranged by Dave Grusin, Shorty Rogers, and Cy Coleman. This piece of information strikes me as the most logical: I believe that none of those three men was in charge of conducting, and that each was instead responsible for one of the three arrangements used during the date.

My basic assumption is that the session's main conductor was pianist Lou Levy, but that Cy Coleman (a good friend of Lee's) was present and heavily involved in the arrangement of the songs that he had composed. He might have also played the piano in one or two of the numbers.


Musical Instruments

1. Ocarina
This unusual wind instrument was used on "Pass Me By" only.


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Cy Coleman
2. "Then Was Then"
Two of my sources give credit to Cy Coleman for the arrangement of his own composition, "Then Was Then And Now Is Now!": Capitol's session files and the Capitol LP that was titled after the song. My other sources do not give arranging credit for this number.

3. "Pass Me By"
4. Dave Grusin
The arranger of "Pass Me By" is not identified in the LP that bears the same title, nor in Capitol's session files.

Peggy Lee's sheet music library has a copy of a "Pass Me By" arrangement which is credited to Dave Grusin. Since I have not inspected the library's arrangement, its identification as the same one used at this session should be considered tentative. There is always the possibility that the arrangement scored by Grusin is a different one, meant for Lee's concerts. I am more inclined to think, however, that Lee used the same arrangement of "Pass Me By" at the session and in live performance.

Since "Pass Me By" is one of two Coleman-composed songs recorded during this session, and since he is credited with the arrangement of the other composition, there is some room to question if Coleman himself arranged both numbers, rather than just one. What's more, "Pass Me By" is part of a movie score (Father Goose, 1964) which was composed and conducted by Coleman. However, actual listening of Lee's recording suggests not Coleman's piano-anchored touches but a brassier pen, such as Dave Grusin's.

5. "That's What It Takes"
6. Lou Levy
7. Shorty Rogers
Peggy Lee's sheet music library contains an arrangement of "That's What It Takes," but its arranger is not identified.

The Capitol LP Pass Me By credits Lou Levy with the arrangement. I am actually more inclined to believe that Levy was only the conductor of "That's What It Takes," and that either Shorty Rogers or Dave Grusin did the arrangement.

As previously mentioned, Rogers and Grusin are listed as the session's conductors in Capitol's session file. It is a claim that I believe to be wrong. I suspect that each of these men instead did one of the session's three arrangements.

Since I have credited Grusin with one of the arrangements, and since I have credited Cy Coleman with another), Rogers is my likeliest candidate for the arrangement of "That's What It Takes."

Because I have no evidence to back up my line of reasoning, this session's arranging credit to Rogers is highly tentative, and Lou Levy is still in the running as possible arranger.


Date: February 17, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12252

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Lou Levy and His Orchestra (acc), Robert "Bob" Bain, Dennis Budimir, John Pisano, William "Bill" Pitman (g), Bob Whitlock (b), Lou Levy (p), John Guerin (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 53393-7Master Take (Capitol) A Hard Day's Night - 2:04(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
USA Government's National Guard 12" TranscriptionGs 173-176 — National Guard: Peggy Lee [LP Pass Me By + Four PL Hits]   (1965)
CAPITOL 2-track playtape0520 — Pass Me By   (1965)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI CD(Japan) Cp 32 5297 (reissued as Tocp 9068 in 1990) — Peggy Lee ("Best Now"/"Best 20" Series)   (1988)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI CD(Japan) Tocp 7459-7460 — Peggy Lee ("Twin Best Now" Series)   (1992)
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Cw 5077 — I Left My Heart In San Francisco   
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Cp 9364 — Peggy Lee Deluxe ("Deluxe Double" EMI Series)   
b. 53394-5Master Take (Capitol) Dear Heart - 2:19(Raymond B. "Ray" Evans, Jay Livingston, Henry Mancini) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 2320 — Pass Me By ("33 Compact" Series)   (1965)
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Cw 5077 — I Left My Heart In San Francisco   
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Cp 9364 — Peggy Lee Deluxe ("Deluxe Double" EMI Series)   
c. 53395-10Master Take (Capitol) Bewitched - 2:06(Howard Greenfield, Jack Keller) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL 455404 — {Bewitched / Sneakin' Up On You}   (1965)
USA Government's National Guard 12" TranscriptionGs 173-176 — National Guard: Peggy Lee [LP Pass Me By + Four PL Hits]   (1965)
CAPITOL 45(Australia) Cp 1601 — {Pass Me By / Bewitched} [Different pairing than in USA & UK singles]    (1965)
All titles on: CAPITOL LP(S)T 2320 — Pass Me By   (1965)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2507 — Pass Me By / I'm A Woman   (1965)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2374 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Pass Me By   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9287 - P 9288 — Basic Music Library [LP Pass Me By; also 3 Hugo Montenegro numbers]   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 35210 2 3 — Pass Me By / Big $pender   (2001)


The Pass Me By Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 17, 18 and 19, 1965. Also, December 9, 1964.


Arrangements

The back cover of the Capitol LP Pass Me By states that the album's songs "were under the direction of Lou Levy, whose expert musicians created most of the accompaniment without benefit of pre-scored arrangements."


Personnel And Musical Instruments

1. Source
My sources for this session's personnel are the back cover of the LP Pass Me By and the Capitol session files. Both sources list the same personnel under this and the other February, 1965 dates.

2. Guitars
3. Dennis Budimir
4. Bill Pitman
I have listed four guitarists in all the Pass Me By sessions from February 1965. In truth, however, each date featured not four but three guitarists: Bob Bain, John Pisano and a third man who was Dennis Budimir in some of the sessions, Bill Pitman in the others. Unfortunately, none of the sources at hand specifies the dates on which Budimir and Pitman each played. Instead, the non-committal phrasing "Dennis Budimir or Bill Pitman" is found in my sources.


Songs And Issues

1. "Bewitched"
2. Pass Me By / Big Spender [CD]
The track listing of EMI CD 7243 5 35210 2 3 wrongly credits this session's "Bewitched" to Rodgers & Hart -- obviously confusing it with the standard "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered."


Date: February 18, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12255

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Lou Levy and His Orchestra (acc), Robert "Bob" Bain, Dennis Budimir, John Pisano, William "Bill" Pitman (g), Bob Whitlock (b), Lou Levy (p), John Guerin (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 53396-4Master Take (Capitol) Sneakin' Up On You - 2:21(Ted Daryl, Chip Taylor) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 2320 — Pass Me By ("33 Compact" Series)   (1965)
CAPITOL 455404 — {Bewitched / Sneakin' Up On You}   (1965)
USA Government's National Guard 12" TranscriptionGS #173-#176 — Guard Session {Peggy Lee}   (1965)
b. 53397-9Master Take (Capitol) I Wanna Be Around - 2:26(Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 2320 — Pass Me By ("33 Compact" Series)   (1965)
Beautiful Music Licensed CS/LP/CDBmcs/Bmclp/Bmc S21 56958 (Also Pyr 1, Pyr 2 & Pyd) — The Beautiful Music Company Presents Peggy Lee   (1993)
CAPITOL CS/CD7243 8 28533 4 3 — Spotlight On... Peggy Lee ("Great Ladies And Gentlemen Of Song" Series)   (1995)
c. 53398-9Master Take (Capitol) My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, Scusami) - 2:31(Sidney Lee, Gino Mescoli, Vito Pallavicini) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
USA Government's National Guard 12" TranscriptionGS #173-#176 — Guard Session {Peggy Lee}   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(Korea) 8806344820326 — The Very Best Of Peggy Lee; The Capitol Years   (2006)
Armed Forces Radio Service LP992 — The Peggy Lee Show [4 Peggy Lee vocals] / The Terriers Show    
d. 53399-15Master Take (Capitol) Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) - 2:21(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees, Buddy Kaye) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 2320 — Pass Me By ("33 Compact" Series)   (1965)
Longines Symphonette Society Licensed LPSl 5501 — Peggy Lee / Ella Fitzgerald (Zenith Presents Encore; Great Artists Of Our Time, Volume VI)   (1972)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI CD(Japan) Tocp 7459-7460 — Peggy Lee ("Twin Best Now" Series)   (1992)
Beautiful Music Licensed CS/LP/CDBmcs/Bmclp/Bmc S21 56958 (Also Pyr 1, Pyr 2 & Pyd) — The Beautiful Music Company Presents Peggy Lee   (1993)
All titles on: CAPITOL LP(S)T 2320 — Pass Me By   (1965)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2507 — Pass Me By / I'm A Woman   (1965)
USA Government's National Guard 12" TranscriptionGs 173-176 — National Guard: Peggy Lee [LP Pass Me By + Four PL Hits]   (1965)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2374 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Pass Me By   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9287 - P 9288 — Basic Music Library [LP Pass Me By; also 3 Hugo Montenegro numbers]   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 35210 2 3 — Pass Me By / Big $pender   (2001)


The Pass Me By Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 17, 18 and 19, 1965. Also, December 9, 1964. For details about this session's personnel and arrangements, see notes under session dated February 17.


Issues

1. The Album Pass Me By In The Music Charts [LP]
Peggy Lee's 15th album chart entry peaked at #145. After its debut during the week of May 22, 1965, it spent four weeks in Billboard's Top 200 album chart.


Date: February 19, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12257

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Lou Levy and His Orchestra (acc), Robert "Bob" Bain, Dennis Budimir, John Pisano, William "Bill" Pitman (g), Bob Whitlock (b), Lou Levy (p), John Guerin (d), Francisco Aguabella (bo, cng), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 53404-16Master Take (Capitol) L-o-v-e - 2:04(Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2320 — Pass Me By   (1965)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 2320 — Pass Me By ("33 Compact" Series)   (1965)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2507 — Pass Me By / I'm A Woman   (1965)
b. 53405-9Master Take (Capitol) You Always Hurt The One You Love - 1:43(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2320 — Pass Me By   (1965)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Sxa 2320 — Pass Me By ("33 Compact" Series)   (1965)
USA Government's National Guard 12" TranscriptionGS #173-#176 — Guard Session {Peggy Lee}   (1965)
c. 53406-7Master Take (Capitol) Oh! You Crazy Moon - 2:47(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2732 — Extra Special!   (1967)
CAPITOL Jazz CD0777 7 97826 2 8 — MISS PEGGY LEE    (1998)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 — Extra Special! / Somethin' Groovy!   (1998)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 32580 2 3 — Peggy Lee Sings The Standards   (2001)


The Pass Me By Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: February 17, 18 and 19, 1965. Also, December 9, 1964. For details about this session's personnel, see notes under session dated February 17.


Issues

1. Pass Me By / Big $pender [CD]
This EMI twofer CD has received mixed reviews. Detractors variously argue that some of the CD's tracks evince excessive processing, contain mixes different from those in the LP, or are in mock stereo. Although criticisms have been leveled particularly at the twofer's Big $pender half, some dissatisfaction has been extended to a couple of songs from Pass Me By ("L-o-v-e," "Quiet Nights Of Quiets Stars"). I'm in disagreement with the criticism of the twofer's Pass Me By numbers; their mastering strikes me as uniformly fine.


Masters

1. Master #53407
According to the Capitol Label Discography, the record company's master files hold no information about master #53407, which follows the three masters generated by this Peggy Lee date. Since a maximum of four masters could be recorded at any given session, I assume that master #53407 had been reserved for Lee's date. Perhaps it was left unused, or perhaps it was used on a performance that was ultimately deemed unsatisfactory, and consequently discarded. (The two masters that follow #53407 were used during a session by the Three Travelers. In yet more proof that a 4-master-per-session pattern is at play, #53410 and #5311 were left unused.)


Arrangements

1. Head Arrangements
As explained in a note under a previous session (dated February 17, 1965), most of the Pass Me By masters feature head arrangements. In the particular case of "Oh! You Crazy Moon," the back cover of the LP Extra Special! confirms that it has a head arrangement.


Date: June 18, 1965 (3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12418

Peggy Lee (ldr), Marion L. Klein (om), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Sid Feller (con), Sid Feller and His Orchestra (acc), Robert "Bob" Bain, John Collins, Barney Kessel (g), Max K. Bennett (b), Lou Levy (p), Victor Feldman, John Guerin (d), Victor Arno, Edward Bergman, Harry Bluestone aka Blostein, Jacques Gasselin, Ben Gill, Daniel "Dan" Lube, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, Marshall Sosson (vn), Alvin Dinkin, Paul Robyn (vl), Joseph Saxon, Eleanor Slatkin (vc), Ted Nash aka Theodore Nash (wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 53838-16Master Take (Capitol) The Shadow Of Your Smile - 2:23(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL 455469 — {The Shadow Of Your Smile / Maybe This Summer}   (1965)
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now!   (1965)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2374 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Pass Me By   (1965)
b. 53839-4Master Take (Capitol) Maybe This Summer - 1:57(Bruno Martino, Bruno Brighetti, Arthur Altman, Al Stillman)
CAPITOL 455469 — {The Shadow Of Your Smile / Maybe This Summer}   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9395 - P 9536 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee vocals; also Hollyridge Strings, Keely Smith numbers]   (1965)
c. 53840-6Master Take (Capitol) They Say - 2:30(Edward Heyman, Paul Mann, Stephen Weiss) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now!   (1965)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! ("Compact 33" Series)   (1965)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2374 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Pass Me By   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9575 - P 9576 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Then Was Then]   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2622 — title (and full track listing) unknown   
d. 53841-5Master Take (Capitol) Stop Living In The Past - 2:27(Howlett Smith) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL 455488 — {I Go To Sleep / Stop Living In The Past}   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI CD7243 5 39756 2 3 — THE SINGLES COLLECTION   (2002)
All titles on: Collectors' Choice Licensed CDCcm 920 2 — THEN WAS THEN, NOW IS NOW / BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER   (2008)


The 1963-1967 Singles Sessions (Cross-references)

Straying from the norm, this 4-master session served not one but two purposes. Half of the masters were recorded for a 45-rpm single, whereas the other half was included in an original album. Dates of the 1963-1967 singles sessions: February 6, 1963. May 29 and (possibly) May 31, 1963. December 9, 1964. June 18, 1965. February 1, 1966. May 21, 1966. September 13, 1966. June 6, 1967. (Besides these singles dates, songs from various album sessions were also picked for release on singles. Of course, those songs served a double duty, since they also promoted the album.)


The Then Was Then And Now Is Now! Album Sessions (Cross-references)

June 18, 1965. July 7, 1965. September 21, 1965. Also, May 31, 1963 and December 9, 1964.


Masters And Issues

1. Stereo Issues
2. "Maybe This Summer"
3. "Stop Living In The Past"
4. Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Bridge Over Troubled Water [CD]
"Maybe This Summer" and "Stop Living In The Past" were originally recorded in both mono and stereo, but until 2008, only the mono alternatives had been commercially available. This situation has been finally rectified through the release of the Collectors' Choice CD Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Bridge Over Troubled Water, in which both masters made their stereo debut.


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Sid Feller
Generally, I have abstained from blindly trusting collective credits -- all the more so when the only source for them is the back cover of an album. But in the case of Then Was Then And Now Is Now!, I am trusting its back cover's claim that Sid Feller arranged all but two of the album's numbers. The most persuasive factor for me is how the anonymous annotator makes a point of singling out those two exceptions ("Leave It To Love" and "Then Was Then," both from earlier sessions) before he proceeds to state that "[a]rrangements for all other selections and the musical direction for the album, are by Sid Feller."

2. "The Shadow Of Your Smile"
3. Dick Hazard
4. Mickey Ingalls
In the case of "The Shadow Of Your Smile," corroboration of Sid Feller's authorship can be found in Peggy Lee's music sheet library, where an extant arrangement of the song is under his name.

Also extant in the library are two later arrangements of "The Shadow Of Your Smile." One is by Dick Hazard, the other by Mickey Ingalls.

5. "Stop Living In The Past"
6. "Maybe This Summer"
Two of this session's masters are not part of the album Then Was Then And Now Is Now!. Musically, they might as well be, however, insofar as they are in the same style. Prominently heard in both the album and the non-album masters is a battery of strings, which were Sid Feller's specialty.

Peggy Lee's sheet music library contains a copy of one of those non-album numbers,"Stop Living In The Past." It is indeed credited to Feller.

I have found no authorship credit for the other number ("Maybe This Summer) but I am willing to tentatively credit Feller for it, too.


Personnel

1. Source
The session's report sheet from the American Federation Of Musicians is my source for the above-entered personnel.

2. Victor Feldman
3. Ted Nash
Victor Feldman and Ted Nash are known to have played more than one instrument during the Then Was Then And Now Is Now! sessions. Unfortunately, there are no specifics on the matter, other than those shown in this session personnel and instruments listing.


Date: July 7, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12437

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

a. 53897-9Master Take (Capitol) Free Spirits - 1:53(Norman Mapp) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL 455521 — {Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong / Free Spirits}   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9395 - P 9536 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee vocals; also Bill McElhiney. Jack Jones, Lawrence Welk numbers]   (1965)
b. 53898-5Master Take (Capitol) Seventh Son - 2:23(Willie Dixon) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! ("Compact 33" Series)   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9575 - P 9576 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Then Was Then]   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2622 — [Various Artists] Capitol 4-Star Special N°2 {4 PL tracks; confirmation needed}   (1967)
CAPITOL Jazz CD7243 8 21204 2 1 — THE BEST OF PEGGY LEE; THE CAPITOL YEARS ("BLUES & JAZZ SESSIONS" SERIES)   (1997)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2622 — title (and full track listing) unknown   
c. 53899-11Master Take (Capitol) I Go To Sleep - 1:59(Ray Davies) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL 455488 — {I Go To Sleep / Stop Living In The Past}   (1965)
CAPITOL©EMI's Pathé Marconi EP(France) Eap 120 741 — Peggy Lee (aka Sneakin' Up On You)   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9575 - P 9576 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Then Was Then]   (1966)
CAPITOL©EMI CS/CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 27818 4 3 / 7243 5 27818 2 9 — THE VERY BEST OF PEGGY LEE   (2000)
Reader's Digest Licensed CD(United Kingdom) Rdcd 5831 3 — Peggy Lee ("The Ultimate Collection" Series)   (2007)
All titles on: CAPITOL LP(S)T 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now!   (1965)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2374 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Pass Me By   (1965)
Collectors' Choice Licensed CDCcm 920 2 — THEN WAS THEN, NOW IS NOW / BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER   (2008)


The Then Was Then And Now Is Now! Album Sessions (Cross-references)

June 18, 1965. July 7, 1965. September 21, 1965. Also, May 31, 1963 and December 9, 1964.


Songs

1. "Free Spirits" In The Music Charts
Peggy Lee's version of "Free Spirits" entered Billboard's Easy Listening chart during the week of October 23, 1965. It stayed for seven weeks, peaking at #29.


Personnel And Cross-references

This date's musicians are unknown, but presumed to be mostly the same ones who participated in an earlier Then Was Then And Now Is Now! session, dated June 18, 1965.


Arrangements And Cross-references

For the reason why I have credited Sid Feller with this session's arrangements, see note under previous session (June 18, 1965). All three arrangements are actually extant in Peggy Lee's sheet music library, but none lists an author.


Masters

1. Master #53900
The Capitol Label Discography indicates that Capitol's files have no information for master #53900, which follows the three masters entered in this Peggy Lee session. Since recording sessions usually held a maximum of four masters, my suspicion herein -- and in various other similar cases throughout the Capitol pages -- is that the master in question had been reserved for a Lee recording. Either it was left unused or, alternately, it was used on a performance that was ultimately scrapped. The Capitol session that followed this one was also by Peggy Lee.


Collectors' Corner

1. "I Got To Sleep / Stop Living In The Past" [45]
In the United States, this single was issued in a plain sleeve. In Germany, it was issued (as K 23.086) in a sleeve that features a photo of the Capitol Tower.


Date: July 9, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12438

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

a. 53901Master Take (Capitol) Happy Holiday - 1:51(Irving Berlin)
CAPITOL©EMI's Music For Pleasure CS/CD(United Kingdom) 7243 8 56805 2 6 [also Mfp 6342] — The Very Best Of Peggy Lee [tracks same as EMI Presents The Magic, diff. artwork]   (1997)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 8 57013 2 0 [also Mfp 6371] — EMI Presents The Magic Of Peggy Lee [tracks same as The Very Best Of, diff. artwork]   (1997)
CAPITOL MP3/CD04581 — Peggy Lee ("10 Christmas Songs" Series)   (2012)
CAPITOL©EMI jukebox singleS7 19343 — {Happy Holiday / Auld Lang Syne [instrumental by Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians]}   
b. 53902Master Take (Capitol) Winter Wonderland - 1:51(Felix Bernard, Richard Smith)
CAPITOL CD7243 8 52559 2 2 — [Various Artists] Christmas Cocktails ("Ultra Lounge" Series)   (1996)
CAPITOL MP3/CD04581 — Peggy Lee ("10 Christmas Songs" Series)   (2012)
c. 53903Master Take (Capitol) The Little Drummer Boy (The Carol Of The Drum) - 2:12(Traditional, Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) / arr: Sid Feller
All titles on: CAPITOL LP(S)T 2390 — Happy Holiday   (1965)
CAPITOL CS/CD7777 94450 4 / Cdp 7 94450 2 — CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL   (1990)
CAPITOL©EMI Gold/Music For Pleasure CD(UK & Australia) Cdmfp 6149 (reissues 9753, 31067) — The Christmas Album   (1990)


The Happy Holiday Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: July 9, 1965. June 15 and 19, 1960. Also, October 10, 1959.

The LP Happy Holiday is not an original album but a reissue. It identifies itself as such in a small note located at the top of the back cover. ("Some of these selections were included formerly in Peggy Lee's Christmas Carousel album on Capitol.) The album's only new material amounts to three numbers, all of them recorded during this date. All other songs were indeed culled from Lee's earlier holiday album, Christmas Carousel.


Issues

1. The Compleat (?) Little Drummer Boy (Pro 4470-4471) [EP]
The entire first side of this various-artists EP consists of the same song ("Little Drummer Boy") in different interpretations by various members of the Capitol roster. In order of appearance: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sonny James, The Lettermen, Lou Rawls, Peggy Lee, Al Martino, and Marlene Dietrich. Their respective versions have been edited together in one huge medley, with each singer being heard more than once throughout the medley. The second side features three full, separate performances by other artists. The Compleat (?) Little Drummer Boy was not a commercial but a promotional item, probably distributed to radio stations only. The parenthetical question mark is part of the EP's official title. (n.b.: As with most other various-artists compilations, I have not incorporated this issue to the present sessionography. Instead, I have listed it in a separate discographical page that is dedicated to such compilations. You can also see photos of this EP in the pictorial page that this discography dedicated to Lee's main Capitol albums. In that page, look under section XII, entitled Christmas Carousel.)

2. The Album Happy Holiday In The Music Charts [LP]
Curiously, Joel Whitburn shows this album as entering Billboard's album chart on December 30, 1967, which is over two years after its original release. The fact that it is a seasonal release could account for its late entry in the chart; perhaps it went unnoticed during earlier holiday seasons. Happy Holiday peaked at #115 and became Peggy Lee's 17th album chart entry. (Her 16th entry was the album Big Spender, which was released in April 1966.)


Songs And Songwriters

1. "The Little Drummer Boy"
2. "The Carol Of The Drum"
3. Katherine K. Davis
4. Henry Onorati
5. Harry Simeone
Katherine K. Davis wrote both the lyrics and the melody of "The Carol Of The Drum" in 1941. Davis sub-titled her song a "Czech carol, freely transcribed," thereby suggesting that she had either drawn inspiration or borrowed from traditional material.

In later decades, the origins and history of the song has piqued the interest of music academics, but there has yet to be a definitive conclusion on the matter of how much David borrowed from original folk material. Most recordings -- including Lee's -- do not identify the song as a Traditional. (A few exceptions can be found in ASCAP's database.)

While still acknowledging Katherine Davis' rightful claim, for this discography I have chosen to deem "The Little Drummer Boy" Traditional material, too.

Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone are also credited as songwriters. However, they wrote neither the melody nor the lyrics. Instead, the two gentlemen wrote some of the earliest and better-known arrangements of the song. Onorati's 1957 arrangement was for a recording by the Jack Halloran Singers. Simeone's 1958 arrangement was for a 45-rpm single by his Harry Simeone Chorale. That Simeone version was the first to give the title "Little Drummer Boy" to what was previously known as "The Carol Of The Drum." (Preceding the Simeone and Onorati versions was a 1952 recording by The Trapp Family Singers.)


Personnel

This date's musicians are unknown. They may be, for the most part, the same ones who participated in the Then Was Then And Now Is Now! dates that preceded this one. See personnel under session dated June 18, 1965.


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Sid Feller
2. "Little Drummer Boy"
Credit to Sid Feller for this song's arrangement is based on the existence of a copy in Peggy Lee's sheet music library. Since I have not inspected the library's arrangement, my attribution of this session arrangement to Feller should be considered tentative.


Date: September 21, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12547

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

a. 55174-8Master Take (Capitol) Trapped (In The Web Of Love) - 2:07(Jeanie Burns) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! ("Compact 33" Series)   (1965)
CAPITOL 455557 — {Big Spender / Trapped (In The Web Of Love)}   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9575 - P 9576 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Then Was Then]   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2622 — [Various Artists] Capitol 4-Star Special N°2 {4 PL tracks; confirmation needed}   (1967)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2622 — title (and full track listing) unknown   
b. 55175-7Master Take (Capitol) Ev'rybody Has The Right To Be Wrong! (At Least Once) - 1:52(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL 455521 — {Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong / Free Spirits}   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9395 - P 9536 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee vocals; also Bill McElhiney. Jack Jones, Lawrence Welk numbers]   (1965)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2622 — [Various Artists] Capitol 4-Star Special N°2 {4 PL tracks; confirmation needed}   (1967)
c. 55176-4Master Take (Capitol) Losers, Weepers - 2:29(Dee Fuller, Lee Morris, Nelson Riddle) / arr: Sid Feller
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! ("Compact 33" Series)   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9575 - P 9576 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Then Was Then]   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2622 — title (and full track listing) unknown   
d. 55177-6Master Take (Capitol) (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over - 4:01(Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) / arr: Sid Feller
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9575 - P 9576 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Then Was Then]   (1966)
USA Government's Office Of Economic Opportunity LPGxtv 220589 — Voices Of Vista No. 53 [Host Willis Conover interviews Peggy Lee / Jack Jones, others on side B]    (1967)
All titles on: CAPITOL LP(S)T 2388 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now!   (1965)
CAPITOL reel-to-reel tapeY2t 2374 — Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Pass Me By   (1965)
Collectors' Choice Licensed CDCcm 920 2 — THEN WAS THEN, NOW IS NOW / BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER   (2008)


The Then Was Then Album Sessions (Cross-references)

June 18, 1965. July 7, 1965. September 21, 1965. Also, May 31, 1963 and December 9, 1964.


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Sid Feller
In the album Then Was Then And Now Is Now, Sid Feller is credited with arranging all songs from this session. With the exception of "Losers Weepers," copies of all those Sid Feller arrangements indeed exist in Peggy Lee's sheet music library.


Date: October 27, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12586

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), John Kraus (eng), Bill Holman (con), Bill Holman and His Orchestra (acc), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

a. 55277-3Master Take (Capitol) It's A Wonderful World - 1:48(Harold Adamson, Jan Savitt, Johnny Watson) / arr: Billy Byers
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9757 - P 9758 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Big Spender]   (1966)
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl 2475/S(T) 2475 — Big $pender   (1966)
CAPITOL 2-track playtape0561 — Big $pender   (1966)
b. 55278-5Master Take (Capitol) Let's Fall In Love - 2:04(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Billy Byers
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9757 - P 9758 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Big Spender]   (1966)
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl 2475/S(T) 2475 — Big $pender   (1966)
CAPITOL 2-track playtape0561 — Big $pender   (1966)
c. 55279-7Master Take (Capitol) Come Back To Me - 2:17(Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner) / arr: Bill Holman
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl 2475/S(T) 2475 — Big $pender   (1966)
CAPITOL jukebox EPSu 2475 — Big $pender ("33 Compact" Series)   (1966)
CAPITOL 455653 — {You've Got Possibilities / Come Back To Me}   (1966)
d. 55280-14Master Take (Capitol) Big Spender - 2:07(Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL 455557 — {Big Spender / Trapped (In The Web Of Love)}   (1965)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9757 - P 9758 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Big Spender]   (1966)
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl 2475/S(T) 2475 — Big $pender   (1966)
e. 55280-_Alternate Take (Capitol) Big Spender(Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Dave Grusin
unissued


The Big $pender Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: October 27 and 29, 1965. February 1, 1966.


Songs

1. "Big Spender" In The Music Charts
Peggy Lee took the song "Big Spender" to the top 10 of the Easy Listening chart. After making its debut during the week of January 29, 1966, Lee's recording spent nine weeks in that chart, peaking at #9.

At the time that "Big Spender" reached its peak position, the chart's top slot was occupied by Al Martino's version of "Spanish Eyes."


Personnel

This date's musicians are unknown, but presumed to be mostly the same ones who participated in a later Big $pender session, dated July 18, 1966.


Arrangements

1. Source
The back cover of the Capitol LP Big $pender is one of my two sources for the arranging credits that I have entered in this session. My other source is Peggy Lee's sheet music library, where copies of all four arrangements have been kept. Both sources identify the same arrangers in all four cases.

In addition to the Bill Holman arrangement, Lee's library contains a second "Big Spender" score, credited to Emile Charlap.


Masters, Alternate Takes And Issues

1. "Big Spender" (Alternate Take)
In this discography, I have listed alternate takes only when they have been commercially released or when they have come into collectors' hand -- as is the case with this session's alternate take of "Big Spender." The take can be found in a reference tape whose original owner seems to have been Peggy Lee herself. Dupes of the tape -- which also contains unmixed material -- are owned by a few collectors.

The most noticeable difference between the two takes of "Big Spender" occurs at the end of the performances. Lee closes the alternate by repeating the phrase "spend a little time with me" three times. No such repetition is heard in the master take. Of the two takes, the master is the superior version.

2. "Big Spender" (Overdub)
According to the Capitol Label Discography, an overdub of "Big Spender" was conducted on October 29, 1965.

3. Pass Me By / Big $pender [CD]
4. "It's A Wonderful World"
5. "Let's Fall In Love"
6. "Come Back To Me"
Fans of Peggy Lee have given decidedly mixed reviews to the EMI twofer Pass Me By / Big $pender. Some fans have complained that the CD sounds over-processed. Others feel certain that the disc contains mixes different from those in the LP. Still others hear mock stereo in selected tracks.

Of the CD tracks which are more often singled out as disappointments, three come from this session: "It's A Wonderful World," "Let's Fall In Love" and "Come Back To Me." Also frequently cited is "You've Got Possibilities," from a later session.

After repeated listening of both the EMI CD and the original Big Spender LP in various music equipments, I've come to believe that the sonic problems are inherent to the original masters. To my ears, the shortcomings pertain to the way in which the music was mastered. (As for the vocals, overall they sound fine in both the LP and the CD.) In songs such as "Come Back To Me," some of the instruments sound either distant or muffled. "Let's Fall In Love" is particularly problematic. The music comes off as removed, opaque and, at times, drenched in echo. It sounds at its worst in the EMI compilation C'est Magnifique.

The EMI CD actually features improved mastering over that of the original LP. However, it does not solve the LP's shortcomings, which might stem from the original masters.


Date: October 29, 1965 (1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12589

Peggy Lee (ldr), Marion L. Klein (om), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), John Kraus (eng), Bill Holman (con), Conte Candoli, Walter "Pete" Candoli, Al Porcino, Clarence "Shorty" Sherock (t), Vernon "Vern" Friley, Urban "Urbie" Green, Robert Knight (tb), Aubrey Bouck, Unknown (frh), John Gray, Alfred "Al" Viola (g), Max K. Bennett (b), Lou Levy (p), Francisco Aguabella, Stan Levey, Chester Ricord (d), Bernard Fleischer, Arthur C. Smith (wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 55285-4Master Take (Capitol) Alright, Okay, You Win - 2:26(Mayme Watts, Sidney Wyche) / arr: Billy Byers
CAPITOL jukebox EPSu 2475 — Big $pender ("33 Compact" Series)   (1966)
CAPITOL reel/8T/CS/LPX/8xt/4xt/Dkao 377 — Peggy Lee's Greatest! (Duophonic Series)   (1969)
CAPITOL's Creative Products little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 377 — Peggy Lee's Greatest! (Duophonic Series)   (1969)
b. 55286-5Master Take (Capitol) I Must Know - 2:48(Neal Hefti, Lil Mattis) / arr: Billy Byers
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9757 - P 9758 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Big Spender]   (1966)
CAPITOL jukebox EPSu 2475 — Big $pender ("33 Compact" Series)   (1966)
CAPITOL©EMI's Blue Note Toshiba CD(Japan) 65901 — [Various Artists, remix by DJ Kei Kobayashi] Routine Jazz!!    (2002)
c. 55287-5Master Take (Capitol) I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her - 2:49(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Dave Grusin
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9757 - P 9758 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Big Spender]   (1966)
CAPITOL jukebox EPSu 2475 — Big $pender ("33 Compact" Series)   (1966)
CAPITOL's Starline reel/LPSt 2887 — The Hits Of Peggy Lee    (1968)
d. 55288-5Master Take (Capitol) Gotta Travel On / Movin' On - 1:45(Traditional, Paul Clayton, possibly Peggy Lee) / arr: Billy Byers
CAPITOL 2-track playtape0561 — Big $pender   (1966)
CAPITOL LPStcl 576 — Peggy Lee [Reissue of LPs Big $pender/A Natural Woman/I'm A Woman, all 3 abbreviated]   (1970)
CAPITOL©EMI Electrola CD(Germany) 94635 9779 2 9 — Essential Peggy Lee   (2006)
e. 55289-6Master Take (Capitol) Watch What Happens - 3:09(Jacques Demy, Michel Legrand, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Bill Holman
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9757 - P 9758 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Big Spender]   (1966)
CAPITOL 2-track playtape0507 (T 2475) — Big $pender   (1966)
CAPITOL LPStcl 576 — Peggy Lee [Reissue of LPs Big $pender/A Natural Woman/I'm A Woman, all 3 abbreviated]   (1970)
All titles on: CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl 2475/S(T) 2475 — Big $pender   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2725 — Guitars Ala Lee / Big Spender    (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 35210 2 3 — Pass Me By / Big $pender   (2001)


The Big $pender Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: October 27 and 29, 1965. February 1, 1966.


Issues

1. The Hits Of Peggy Lee [LP]
2. "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him"
According to the Capitol Label Discography, there is a 1969 pressing of The Hits Of Peggy Lee (Capitol LP #2887) that misses one of the tracks from the 1968 original: "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him."

2. Routine Jazz! [CD]
I have not been able to listen to this Japanese disc, which is said to contain a dj-remixed version of "I Must Know." (Johnny Hartman, Duke Pearson, Marlena Shaw, and Horace Silver are among the other singers whose tracks are included, all of them presumably in remixed versions.)


Personnel

1. Al Porcino
2. Arthur C. Smith
3. Bernard Fleischer
These three musicians played more than one instrument during this session. Porcino played two instruments, Smith played three, and Fleischer played four. Unfortunately, the official paperwork that I consulted lists only one of the instruments that each of these musicians played.


Songs (I) And Songwriters

1. "Gotta Travel On"
2. Paul Clayton
3. Peggy Lee?
As explained by Bob Coltman in his book Paul Clayton And The Folksong Revival, "Gotta Travel On" had its origins in the American folk song tradition. Folksong collector Paul Clayton was the man who brought the number into the world of popular music. After becoming acquainted with traditional variations of "Gotta Travel On," Clayton drew inspiration from them to create and add what is now known as the song's main chorus ("Done laid around and stayed around this town too long / Summer's almost gone, winter's comin' on / Done laid around and stayed around this town too long / And I feel like I gotta travel on").

Larry Ehrlich, another folk songwriter, heard Clayton sing that chorus, and began singing it himself. Ehrlich then played it during a casual meeting at his apartment. One of the attendees was Peter Seeger, who in turn suggested the creation of some verses. With yet another attendee (singer David Lazar), Ehrlich wrote new verses on the spot.

Next, Seeger showed the verses and the chorus to his group, The Weavers (original members: Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, Fred Hellerman), who came up with yet more verses. Under the title "Done Laid Around," the group's finished version was released in 1958. It was the earliest of the many versions to come in the ensuing years.

BMI gives joint credit for this song to an endless string of names: Seeger, Paul Clayton, Erhlich, Gilbert, Hays, Hellerman, Lazar, and Seeger. The involvement of all of those men have been explained in the preceding paragraphs.

In the LP Big $pender, Peter Clayton is the only person who receives credit for the song. Lee indeed sings the chorus that was originally penned by Clayton, with slight variations that are also found in versions by other singers. ("Oh, I've been around and played around this town too long").

However, the verses sung by Lee are not those heard in the version by The Weavers, nor am I aware of any other version that contains them. Lee does not sing about the various characters who are common to most folk, country and rock versions (e.g., Johnny, "poppa," the sheriff).

The verses of her version are basically a feminized take on the number. (A sample: "I'm gonna hit the high road and leave that man behind / Yes, I'm gonna hit the high road and get him off my mind / Yes, I'm going down that long long road 'cause I don't need his kind / And I feel like I gotta travel on" .....) I believe that Lee herself wrote those verses, but have no corroboration yet. My songwriting credit to her is thus tentative, and not found in any of my sources.


Songs (II), Arrangers And Arrangements

1. "Gotta Travel On / Moving' On"
Master #55288 is listed in the AFM report as "Gotta Travel On / Movin' On." Although the released master is
simply titled "Gotta Travel On" in all commercial issues, I have chosen to use instead the AFM report's combined title. I believe that "Movin' On" is the name that Lee gave to the aforementioned new lyrics that she herself probably penned.

In Peggy Lee's sheet music library, there is no arrangement for a song called "Gotta Travel On," but there is one for a number entitled "Movin' On." Billy Byers wrote that arrangement.

2. Source
The back cover of the Capitol LP Big $pender is one of my two sources for the arranging credits that I have entered in this session. My other source is Peggy Lee's sheet music library, where copies of most of the arrangements ("Alright, Okay, You Win," "I Must Know," "Watch What Happens") have been kept. The same arrangers are identified in both sources.

In addition to the Billy Byers arrangement, Lee's library contains a second "Alright, Okay, You Win" score, written by Bill Holman for an earlier recording of the song.


Masters

1. Number Of Masters Per Session
Curiously, this session includes five masters, which is over the usual maximum rule of four to which Capitol usually adhered. Notice that a much higher number had to be assigned to the fifth master.


Date: February 1, 1966
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12716

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), John Kraus (eng), Unknown (f, g, b, p, d), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 55604-5Master Take (Capitol) You Don't Know - 2:37(Walter Spriggs) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9685 - P 9686 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee vocals; also Vic Damone, Rod Mckuen, Keely Smith numbers]   (1966)
CAPITOL 455605 — {That Man / You Don't Know [1966 master]}   (1966)
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl 2475/S(T) 2475 — Big $pender   (1966)
b. 55605-5-OriginalMixMaster Take (Capitol) That Man(Dave Cavanaugh aka Bill Schluger, Peggy Lee) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
Collectors' Choice Licensed CD2070 2 — TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY (DELUXE EDITION) ("Hepcat" Series)   (2009)
c. 55605-5-OverdubMixAlternate Take (Capitol) That Man - 1:57(Dave Cavanaugh aka Bill Schluger, Peggy Lee) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9685 - P 9686 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee vocals; also Vic Damone, Rod Mckuen, Keely Smith numbers]   (1966)
CAPITOL 455605 — {That Man / You Don't Know [1966 master]}   (1966)
Varèse Sarabande Licensed CDVsd 5821 — [Various Artists] Batmania; Songs Inspired By The Batman TV Series   (1997)
d. 55606-4Master Take (Capitol) You've Got Possibilities - 2:10(Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: {Head Arrangement}, Mundell Lowe
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9757 - P 9758 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Big Spender]   (1966)
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl 2475/S(T) 2475 — Big $pender   (1966)
CAPITOL 2-track playtape0507 (T 2475) — Big $pender   (1966)


The 1963-1967 Singles Sessions (Cross-references)

I am under the impression that this date was conceived chiefly as a single session, even if two of the songs ended up released not only on a 45-rpm disc but also on an original album. Dates of the 1963-1967 singles sessions: February 6, 1963. May 29 and (possibly) May 31, 1963. December 9, 1964. June 18, 1965. February 1, 1966. May 21, 1966. September 13, 1966. June 6, 1967. (Besides these singles dates, songs from various album sessions were also picked for release on singles. Of course, those songs served a double duty, since they also promoted the album.)


The Big $pender Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: October 27 and 29, 1965. February 1, 1966.


Songs

1. "That Man" In The Music Charts
After its debut during the week of April 9, 1966, this humorous Peggy Lee novelty spent five weeks in the Easy Listening chart, peaking at #31. "That Man" became the vocalist's ninth self-penned Billboard entry.

2. "You've Got Possibilities" In The Music Charts
Peggy Lee's version of the Broadway showtune "You've Got Possibilities" reached a #36 peak in Billboard's Easy Listening chart, where it stayed for four weeks. The tune made its debut during the week of June 18, 1966, when the chart's number one slot was occupied by Frank Sinatra's reading of "Strangers In The Night."


Masters And Mixes

1. "That Man"
"That Man" (master #55605) exists in at least two mixes. The original mix was considered for inclusion in the album Big $pender, but ultimately left unissued until its release in the Collectors' Choice CD Two Shows Nightly (Deluxe Edition).


Issues

1. The Album Big $pender In The Music Charts [LP]
Peggy Lee's 16th album chart entry made its debut in Billboard's Top 200 during the week of July 30, 1966. It stayed for three weeks, reaching a #130 peak.


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Head Arrangements
2. "That Man"
Two of this session's three masters were included in the Capitol album Big $pender. According to the album's annotator, both feature head arrangements. I have assumed that the session's third master ("That Man") features a head arrangement as well.

3. "You Don't Know"
The annotator of the Capitol album Big $pender describes this session's arrangement for "You Don't Know" as a "little band blues treatment that features guitars ... cooked up during this session."

4. "You've Got Possibilities"
5. Mundell Lowe
Extant in Peggy Lee's sheet music library is an arrangement of "You've Got Possibilities" under Mundell Lowe's name. Although I have not inspected it, I am inclined to think that it is the same one used during this session.

However, the annotator of Big $pender lists "You've Got Possibilities" as one of the album numbers that feature head arrangements. I wonder if what the annotator had in mind was actually an arrangement created and written at the session chiefly by Mundell Lowe, with input from Lee and the other musicians. (The personnel of this guitar-driven session is, for the most part, unknown. Perchance guitarist Mundell Lowe was in charge of the date. As for the rest of the personnel of this guitar-driven session, it remains unknown.)

In any case, my credit to Lowe should be considered tentative. (n.b.: Lee's library also contains arrangements of this session's two other songs, but no author is given in either score. Obviously, my speculation about Lowe's involvement in creating and writing this date's arrangements could be applied to those songs, too. I have refrained from doing so only because the library's arrangements of "You Don't Know" and "That Man" do not credit him -- or, for that matter, anyone else.)


Date: May 21, 1966
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12885

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Quincy Jones (con), Bob Cooper, Harry Klee, Jack Nimitz, Bud Shank (r), Aubrey Bouck, Bill Henshaw, Sinclair Lott, Henry Sigismonti (frh), Robert "Bob" Bain, Dennis Budimir, John Pisano (g), Toots Thielemans (g, w), Max K. Bennett (b), Unknown (str), Lou Levy (p), Artie Kane (org), Earl Palmer (d), Larry Bunker, Emil Richards, aka Emil Radocchia (per), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 56010-1BMaster Take (Capitol) Happy Feet - 1:47(Quincy Jones, Peggy Lee) / arr: Quincy Jones
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9819 - P 9820 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee, 2 Astrud Gilberto, 2 Caterina Valente vocals]   (1966)
CAPITOL 455678 — {Happy Feet / (Stay With Me) Stay With Me }   (1966)
CAPITOL 45(Australia) Cp 1671 — {So, What's New? / Happy Feet} [Different pairing than in USA & UK singles]    (1966)
CAPITOL©EMI's Pathé Marconi EP(France) Eap 120 887 — So What's New   (1966)
Collectors' Choice Licensed CD2070 2 — TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY (DELUXE EDITION) ("Hepcat" Series)   (2009)
b. 56011-9Master Take (Capitol) The Shining Sea - 2:47(Peggy Lee, Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2732 — Extra Special!   (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CS/LP/CD(United Kingdom) Tcems/Ems/Cdems 1294 [CD also issued as Cdp 7 90552 2 in 1999] — The Best Of Peggy Lee ("The Capitol Years" Series)   (1988)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 — Extra Special! / Somethin' Groovy!   (1998)
CAPITOL Jazz CD7243 5 20088 2 7 — BLUES CROSS COUNTRY   (1999)
c. 56012-4/1AMaster Take (Capitol) (Stay With Me) Stay With Me - 2:40(Peggy Lee, Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9819 - P 9820 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee, 2 Astrud Gilberto, 2 Caterina Valente vocals]   (1966)
CAPITOL 455678 — {Happy Feet / (Stay With Me) Stay With Me }   (1966)
Collectors' Choice Licensed CD2070 2 — TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY (DELUXE EDITION) ("Hepcat" Series)   (2009)


The 1963-1967 Singles Sessions (Cross-references)

This date was dedicated chiefly to the production of a single containing songs that had been originally written for Cary Grant's last movie, Walk, Don't Run. Dates of the 1963-1967 singles sessions: February 6, 1963. May 29 and (possibly) May 31, 1963. December 9, 1964. June 18, 1965. February 1, 1966. May 21, 1966. September 13, 1966. June 6, 1967. (Besides these singles dates, songs from various album sessions were also picked for release on singles. Of course, those songs served a double duty, since they also promoted the album.)


Issues

1. Peggy Lee Sings Peggy Lee [LP]
This session of all-Peggy Lee compositions compels me to mention a LP entitled Peggy Lee Sings Peggy Lee, whose release was announced by Capitol in 1965. For reasons unknown, this prospective album never materialized. Peggy Lee Sings Peggy Lee would have presumably come out in 1965 or 1966. Perhaps some of this session's songs were considered for inclusion?

2. Blues Cross Country [CD]
3. "Stay With Me"
The 1999 Capitol Jazz CD Blues Cross Country was initially slated to include two numbers from this date among its three bonus tracks: "Stay With Me" and "The Shining Sea." However, the CD was ultimately issued with only two bonus numbers, and "Stay With Me" was skipped.


Songs

1. "(Stay With Me) Stay With Me"
In the physical label of Capitol 45-rpm single #5678, this session's last master is identified as "(Stay With Me) Stay With Me." Most other sources simply call it "Stay With Me." The longer title was probably Capitol's attempt at differentiating the Lee-Jones composition from others of the same title, including one written by Bert Kaempfert and another co-written by the team of Caroline Leigh and Jerome Moss.


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Source
2. Johnny Mandel
3. Quincy Jones
My source for this session's arranging credits is Peggy Lee's sheet music library, in which scores of all three songs are kept.

Johnny Mandel is identified as the arranger of "The Shining Sea" in Lee's library and also in the back cover of the Capitol LP Extra Special!.

The library's arrangement of "Happy Feet" is credited to Quincy Jones but the score for "Stay With Me" does not name an author. Since Jones was the composer of not only these songs but also the movie for which they were written, I have tentatively credited him with the arrangement of "Stay With Me," too.


Personnel

1. Source
The booklet of the CD Blues Cross Country is my source for this session's personnel.


Masters And Takes

1. "Happy Feet"
2. "Stay With Me"
3. (So-called) Overdubs
Various sources indicate that masters #56010 ("Happy Feet") and #56012 ("Stay With Me") were overdubbed. No specifics are given in those sources, but I do have strong convictions about the types of overdubs involved.

In "Happy Feet," Peggy Lee is heard singing in unison with herself. (At times, not just two but a choir of Peggy Lees seems to be heard.) For that reason, I believe that the type of overdub to which my sources refer involves vocal doubletracking.

In the case of "Stay With Me," my yet-to-be-corroborated belief is that the strings section was the only overdubbed component. See also point #4, immediately below.

4. "Happy Feet"
This session's master take of "Happy Feet" has been preserved not only in the original session tape but also in reference and safety tapes. The master is identified as #4 in some of those tapes, as #1A in others. Although I have not listened to any of the tapes in question, I suspect that #4 is the performance as originally recorded and that #1A is the final product, with the aforementioned strings dubbed in. As will be seen in some of this page's ensuing dates (e.g., session dated June 8, 1967), the same two-number pattern is common to other 1966 and 1967 masters for which I also suspect that the strings were overdubbed.


Date: July 18, 1966 (8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.)
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12985

Peggy Lee (ldr), Marion L. Klein (om), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Dave Grusin (con), Laurindo Almeida, Robert "Bob" Bain, Dennis Budimir, John Collins, Herb Ellis, Al Hendrickson, Louis "Lou" Morell (g), Max K. Bennett (b), Lou Levy (p), Francisco Aguabella, Larry Bunker, John Guerin (d), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 56271-11Master Take (Capitol) Sweet Happy Life (Samba de Orfeu) - 2:09(Luiz Bonfá, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Maria Araujo de Moraes, Andre Michel C. Salvet) / arr: Robert "Bob" Bain
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10017 - P 10018 — Basic Music Library [4 songs from LP Guitars Ala Lee + 3 from Harry Edison LP]   (1966)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI CD(Japan) Tocp 7459-7460 — Peggy Lee ("Twin Best Now" Series)   (1992)
S&P Licensed audiophile LP/CDSp 504/ Spr 712 [EMI 7243 5 84238 2 2] — LATIN ALA LEE! [3 bonus tracks, 2 diff. from DCC; 180 gram vinyl]   (2003)
b. 56272-12Master Take (Capitol) Strangers In The Night - 2:28(Bert Kaempfert, Eddie Snyder, Charles Singleton) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Ecs 65039/65040 — Peggy Lee ("Golden Double 32" Series)   (1976)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI CD(Japan) Cp 32 5297 (reissued as Tocp 9068 in 1990) — Peggy Lee ("Best Now"/"Best 20" Series)   (1988)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI CD(Japan) Tocp 7459-7460 — Peggy Lee ("Twin Best Now" Series)   (1992)
c. 56273-4Master Take (Capitol) My Guitar - 2:49(Ray Gilbert, Ted Fiorito, Ernest Varner) / arr: Robert "Bob" Bain
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10077 - P 10078 — Basic Music Library [4 songs from LP Guitars Ala Lee + 3 from Henry Mancini LP]   (1966)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(Korea) 8806344820326 — The Very Best Of Peggy Lee; The Capitol Years   (2006)
d. 56274-8/10AMaster Take (Capitol) Mohair Sam - 2:10(Dallas Frazier) / arr: {Head Arrangement}
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
CAPITOL's Starline 456131 — {Lean On Me / Mohair Sam} ("Star Line" Reissue Series)   (1973)
CAPITOL©EMI Electrola CD(Germany) 94635 9779 2 9 — Essential Peggy Lee   (2006)
All titles on: CAPITOL LPS(T) 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2725 — Guitars Ala Lee / Big Spender    (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 98883 2 6 — Pretty Eyes / Guitars Ala Lee   (1999)


The Guitars Ala Lee Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: July 18, 22 and 26, 1966.


Issues

1. Bossa Nova Ala Lee [LP]
I have come across an unidentified and undated newspaper clip in which a columnist alerts his or her readers to the upcoming release of a Peggy Lee album titled Bossa Nova Ala Lee. I believe that this clip dates from the 1960s. Nowhere else have I found mention of that prospective release.

No album called Bossa Nova Ala Lee ever materialized. Among the many possible explanations that come to mind (e.g., perhaps the columnist was misinformed, or perhaps plans for the album were postponed and then never re-activated), there is one particular scenario that I consider worth pondering. Bossa Nova Ala Lee could have been a working title for Guitars Ala Lee. Guitar is the most prevalent instrument in the bossa nova tradition. The album features one bona fide bossa nova tune ("Sweet Happy Life") and another number co-written by a Brazilian songwriter (Luiz Bonfá, "An Empty Glass").

The hypothesis presented in the preceding paragraph is purely speculative. In connection with Bossa Nova Ala Lee, other speculative scenarios are offered in the notes under the 1963 sessions dated January 2 and February 2, near the top of this page.

2. Latin Ala Lee! [CD On S&P Records]
3. "Sweet Happy Life"
As originally released in the Capitol album Guitars Ala Lee, Lee's performance of "Sweet Happy Life" evinces a fair amount of echo. The echo has been removed from the digitally remastered "Sweet Happy Life" that was included, as a bonus track, in the 2003 S&P CD Latin Ala Lee!.


Masters And Cross-references

1. "Mohair Sam"
2. Overdub
According to Capitol documentation, an electric bass guitar was overdubbed onto master #56724 ("Mohair Sam").

This session's master take of "Mohair Sam" has been preserved not only in the original session tape but also in reference and safety tapes. The master is identified as #8 in some of those tapes, as #10A in others. Although I have not listened to any of the tapes in question, I suspect that #8 is the performance as originally recorded and that #10A contains the exact same take but with the electric bass guitar dubbed in.

As will be seen in some of this page's ensuing dates (e.g., session dated June 8, 1967), the same two-number pattern is common to various other 1966 and 1967 masters for which I suspect that the strings were overdubbed, too.

3. "My Guitar"
For earlier masters of this song, both of them unissued, see sessions dated June 22 and 24, 1961.


Personnel

1. Source
My source for this session's personnel is the report sheet at the American Federation of Musicians.


Date: July 22, 1966
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #12995

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Unknown (frh, g, b, p, d, wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 56302-14-stereoMaster Take (Capitol) Good Times - 2:36(Hugo Weiss, Luigi Weiss) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL LPSt 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10077 - P 10078 — Basic Music Library [4 songs from LP Guitars Ala Lee + 3 from Henry Mancini LP]   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2725 — Guitars Ala Lee / Big Spender    (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 98883 2 6 — Pretty Eyes / Guitars Ala Lee   (1999)
b. 56302-_-monoAlternate Take (Capitol) Good Times - 2:33(Hugo Weiss, Luigi Weiss) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL LPT 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
c. 56303-5Master Take (Capitol) An Empty Glass - 2:50(Luiz Bonfá, Dick Manning) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL LPS(T) 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2725 — Guitars Ala Lee / Big Spender    (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 98883 2 6 — Pretty Eyes / Guitars Ala Lee   (1999)
d. 56304-7Master Take (Capitol) Nice 'n' Easy - 3:08(Alan Bergman, Marilyn Keith aka Marilyn Bergman, Lew Spence) / arr: Richard "Dick" Hazard
CAPITOL LPS(T) 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10017 - P 10018 — Basic Music Library [4 songs from LP Guitars Ala Lee + 3 from Harry Edison LP]   (1966)
e. 56305-6Master Take (Capitol) Call Me - 2:34(Tony Hatch) / arr: Billy May
CAPITOL LPS(T) 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2725 — Guitars Ala Lee / Big Spender    (1967)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10745 - P 10746 — Basic Music Library [4 vocals from LP The Hits Of Peggy Lee + 2 from a single]    (1968)


The Guitars Ala Lee Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: July 18, 22 and 26, 1966.


Masters And Alternate Takes

1. "Good Times"
Two takes of "Good Times" have been commercially issued. The most noticeable difference between them occurs during the line "and the good times passed me by," which is heard at the very end. More specifically, there is a word from that line that is sung as one note in the master take, prolonged over three notes in the alternate. The word in question is "passed." My thanks to Yvan Tarbouriech for pointing out this difference, and for alerting me, in the first place, about the existence of two takes.


Songwriters

1. "An Empty Glass"
2. Branco
In the Capitol LP Guitars Ala Lee, a person by the last name of "Branco" receives credit, along with Luiz Bonfá and Dick Manning, for co-writing "An Empty Glass." Branco is not listed in any of the other pertinent sources available to me, which include ASCAP, the EMI CD Pretty Eyes / Guitars Ala Lee, and the Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé album Bonfa & Brazil. (The latter features songwriter Bonfá himself, playing guitar.)

I have been informed that this mysterious individual "would likely be Billy Branco, who is/was well known in Brazil, and probably the original Brazilian Portuguese lyricist for Bonfá's melody." After some time spent fruitlessly researching for information about Billy Branco, I finally came to the realization that the correct spelling of the lyricist's last name is not Branco but Blanco. This realization did not carry me much farther, however. I have been unable to retrieve any indication that Billy Blanco was involved in the writing of "An Empty Glass."

A more promising lead comes from the Library of Congress. According to the library's Copyright Office, "An Empty Glass" has a so-called variant title: "Vento Branco." Armed with this piece of information, we can now argue that the mysterious co-writer of "An Empty Glass" probably does not exist. Instead, it seems that, while assembling track information for the album Guitars Ala Lee, Capitol inadvertently invented a person. The company's attempt at including the Portuguese sub-title of "An Empty Glass" went awry: the word "vento" was skipped, and the word "branco" was placed next to the names of the song's writers.

Notice that, curiously, the words "vento branco" ("white wind") are not heard in the English lyrics. Perhaps "Vento Branco" was simply the name that Bonfá gave to his melody when it was an instrumental. (Or, if Portuguese words were ever attached to this melody, the title "Vento Branco" suggest that they were fairly different from those written by Manning.)


Personnel

This date's musicians are unknown, but presumed to be mostly the same ones who participated in an earlier Guitars Ala Lee session, dated July 18, 1966.


Date: July 26, 1966 (First of two sessions)
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #14001 (Not 13001)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Unknown (g, b, str, p, d, wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 56317-25/4AMaster Take (Capitol) Beautiful, Beautiful World - 2:37(Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL LPS(T) 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10077 - P 10078 — Basic Music Library [4 songs from LP Guitars Ala Lee + 3 from Henry Mancini LP]   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2725 — Guitars Ala Lee / Big Spender    (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 98883 2 6 — Pretty Eyes / Guitars Ala Lee   (1999)


The Guitars Ala Lee Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: July 18, 22 and 26, 1966.


Personnel

This date's musicians are unknown, but presumed to be mostly the same ones who participated in an earlier Guitars Ala Lee session, dated July 18, 1966.


Masters And Sessions

1. "Beautiful, Beautiful World"
2. Overdub
According to the Capitol Label Discography, this session's master contains an overdub. No additional details are given. Based on a pattern common to other 1966 and 1967 dates, I believe that the overdubbed component was the strings section. For a especially telling example of this pattern, see Masters notes under session dated June 9, 1967.

In Capitol's vaults, "Beautiful, Beautiful World" is preserved not only in the original session tape but also in reference and safety tapes. Some of those tapes identify the master take as #25, whereas others call it #4A. My yet-to-be-corroborated impression is that #4A is the overdubbed product, #25 the original performance sans overdub.

2. Session Numbers
This is the first of various Peggy Lee dates that bear a session number in the 14000 range. Readers might notice that I have included a parenthetical next to this session 14001 number, indicating that the alternative 13001 is incorrect. On this matter, a clarification must be made.

Various Capitol files correctly identify this and ensuing sessions as falling within the 14000 numerical range. However, the Peggy Lee file at Capitol shows a divergence: it misidentifies this and subsequent sessions as falling with the 13000 range. Since Capitol reserved the entire 13000 numerical series to its New York sessions, none of the Guitar Ala Lee LA sessions should bear numbers in that range.

This mistake seems to be circumscribed to the artist's session files. (I do not know, however, if this error extends to other artists' session files.)


Date: July 26, 1966 (Second of two sessions)
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #14005 (Not 13005)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Unknown (g, b, str, p, d, wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 56318-5/3AMaster Take (Capitol) Think Beautiful - 2:27(Stan Freeman, Jack Lawrence) / arr: Robert "Bob" Bain
CAPITOL little LP (aka jukebox EP)Su 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10077 - P 10078 — Basic Music Library [4 songs from LP Guitars Ala Lee + 3 from Henry Mancini LP]   (1966)
b. 56319-6/10AMaster Take (Capitol) Goodbye, My Love - 2:56(Victor Popular Young, Peggy Lee) / arr: Dave Grusin
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10017 - P 10018 — Basic Music Library [4 songs from LP Guitars Ala Lee + 3 from Harry Edison LP]   (1966)
BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING CD[promo] Pub 016 — PEGGY LEE: SONGWRITER   (2001)
c. 56320-6/9AMaster Take (Capitol) Touch The Earth - 2:30(Gail Allen, Jeri Southern) / arr: Robert "Bob" Bain
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10017 - P 10018 — Basic Music Library [4 songs from LP Guitars Ala Lee + 3 from Harry Edison LP]   (1966)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(Korea) 8806344820326 — The Very Best Of Peggy Lee; The Capitol Years   (2006)
All titles on: CAPITOL LPS(T) 2469 — Guitars Ala Lee   (1966)
CAPITOL 8-track cartridge8x2t 2725 — Guitars Ala Lee / Big Spender    (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 98883 2 6 — Pretty Eyes / Guitars Ala Lee   (1999)


The Guitars Ala Lee Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: July 18, 22 and 26, 1966.


Personnel

This date's musicians are unknown, but presumed to be mostly the same ones who participated in an earlier Guitars Ala Lee session, dated July 18, 1966.


Masters And Sessions

1. Overdubs And Take Numbers
According to the Capitol Label Discography, this session's masters contain overdubs; details unknown. Based on a pattern common to other 1966 and 1967 dates, I believe that the overdubbed component was the strings section. For a especially telling example of this pattern, see Masters notes under session dated June 9, 1967.

Overdubbing probably accounts for the fact that each of these masters has not one but two numbers attached. Take, for instance, the case of "Think Beautiful." In Capitol's vaults, some reference and safety tapes identify the master take as #5, whereas other tapes label it #3A. My hypothesis is that the number 5 refers to the master as originally recorded with just a rhythm section, and that 3A stands for the same master with the strings overdubbed. (The reason why this is a hypothesis -- not fact -- is that I have not inspected the actual tapes, nor do I have any additional information about them.)

2. Session Numbers
All 1300s session numbers shown in Capitol's Peggy Lee file contain one incorrect digit: it should be a 4 instead of a 3. For instance, this date is incorrectly numbered 13005 in the session file, but elsewhere it is found as #14005. A longer explanation can be found in the notes under the session dated July 26, 1966.


Arrangements

1. Source
For this and all other Guitars Ala Lee sessions, the back cover of the original LP is the primary source of each arranging credit.


Date: September 13, 1966
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #14076 (Not 13076)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Robert "Bob" Bain, Dave Grusin (con), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

a. 56569-7Master Take (Capitol) Walking Happy - 2:34(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Dave Grusin
CAPITOL©EMI CD7243 5 39756 2 3 — THE SINGLES COLLECTION   (2002)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(Korea) 8806344820326 — The Very Best Of Peggy Lee; The Capitol Years   (2006)
b. 56570-10Master Take (Capitol) So, What's New? - 2:16(Peggy Lee, John Pisano) / arr: Robert "Bob" Bain
CAPITOL 45(Australia) Cp 1671 — {So, What's New? / Happy Feet} [Different pairing than in USA & UK singles]    (1966)
CAPITOL©EMI's Pathé Marconi EP(France) Eap 120 887 — So What's New   (1966)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10285 - P 10286 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Extra Special!]   (1967)
Both titles on: CAPITOL 455758 — {Walking Happy / So, What's New?}   (1966)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 9975 - P 9976 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee vocals; also Larry Bunker, Gary Burton numbers]   (1966)
CAPITOL LP(S)T 2732 — Extra Special!   (1967)


The 1963-1967 Singles Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates of the 1963-1967 singles sessions: February 6, 1963. May 29 and (possibly) May 31, 1963. December 9, 1964. June 18, 1965. February 1, 1966. May 21, 1966. September 13, 1966. June 6, 1967. (Besides these singles dates, songs from various album sessions were also picked for release on singles. Of course, those songs served a double duty, since they also promoted the album.)


The Extra Special! Pick-up Album Sessions (Cross-references)

The 1967 LP Extra Special! is essentially a compilation of singles from the 1960s, beginning with masters recorded on July 26, 1960 and ending with this date's two performances. The rest of the selections date from September 1, 1960; May 19, 1961; April 2, 1962; May 29, 1963; February 19, 1965; and May 21, 1966. In addition to numbers that were originally released on singles, the album also contains three tracks that were previously unissued in 1967: "The Shining Sea," "Oh! You Crazy Moon," and from this very session, "Call Me Darling, Call Me Sweetheart, Call Me Dear." These previously unissued masters stemmed from singles sessions, too.


Songs

1. "So, What's New?" In The Music Charts
2. "Walking Happy" In The Music Charts
Capitol 45-rpm disc #5758 was a double-charting single.

"So, What's New?" entered the Easy Listening chart during the week of October 15, 1966, when Frank Sinatra's recording of "Summer Wind" occupied the top spot. This Lee recording peaked at #20 and stayed for seven weeks. "So, What's New?" was also Peggy Lee's 10th (and last) self-penned number to make the charts.

"Walking Happy" debuted a week later, and reached a higher position: #14. It stayed in the chart for eleven weeks.

"So, What's New?" and "Walking Happy" became Peggy Lee's 60th and 61st song entries in Billboard's charts.


Arrangers And Arrangements

1. Source
The source for the arranging credits of this session's masters is the back cover of the LP Extra Special!

2. "So, What's New?"
3. Mundell Lowe
In addition to this session's arrangement by Robert Bain, a Mundell Lowe score of "So, What's New?" is also extant in Peggy Lee's sheet music library.


Issues

1. Peggy Lee ("Greatest Hits" Series) [CD]
2. "So, What's New?"
3. "What's New?"
Musicbank CD #1183 (Peggy Lee ("Greatest Hits" Series) incorrectly lists "So, What's New?" among its tracks. The track heard in the CD is instead Lee's World Transcription version of a song with a similar title ("What's New?").


Date: June 6, 1967
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #14447 (Not 13447)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Ralph Carmichael (con), Anthony Terran, James C. "Jimmy" Zito (t), Robert "Bob" Bain, Dennis Budimir, John Pisano (g), Max K. Bennett (b), Harry Bluestone aka Blostein, Arnold Delnick, Bonnie Douglas, David Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, Nat Kaproff, Erno Neufeld, Paul Shure, Gerald Vinci (str), Lou Levy (p), Toots Thielemans (h), Nick Ceroli (d), Justin Gordon, John "Plas" Johnson (wds), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 57766-7Master Take (Capitol) Lonesome Road - 2:30(Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkrat) / arr: Billy May
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10451 - P 10452 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee vocals; also Richard Coyne, Bull Dog Breed numbers]   (1967)
CAPITOL 455988 — {I Feel It / The Lonesome Road}   (1967)
Time-Life Music Licensed CS/LP4 Lgd/Slgd 07 — Peggy Lee ("Legendary Singers" Series)   (1985)
Collectors' Choice Licensed CD2070 2 — TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY (DELUXE EDITION) ("Hepcat" Series)   (2009)
b. 57767-10Master Take (Capitol) I Feel It - 2:30(Frank Hamilton, Ernie Sheldon)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10451 - P 10452 — Basic Music Library [2 Peggy Lee vocals; also Richard Coyne, Bull Dog Breed numbers]   (1967)
CAPITOL 455988 — {I Feel It / The Lonesome Road}   (1967)
CAPITOL's Cema Special Markets 8-track/LP8xl/Sl 8298 — I'm A Woman [prepared for Columbia House]   (1982)
c. 57768-5Master Take (Capitol) I'm Gonna Get It - 2:42(Peggy Lee, George Romanis)
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl/(S)T 2781 — Somethin' Groovy!   (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 — Extra Special! / Somethin' Groovy!   (1998)
d. 57769-14Alternate Take (Capitol) I Wound It Up - 2:02(Peggy Lee)
unissued
e. 57769-4AMaster Take (Capitol) I Wound It Up - 2:05(Peggy Lee)
Collectors' Choice Licensed CD2070 2 — TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY (DELUXE EDITION) ("Hepcat" Series)   (2009)


The 1963-1967 Singles Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates of the 1963-1967 singles sessions: February 6, 1963. May 29 and (possibly) May 31, 1963. December 9, 1964. June 18, 1965. February 1, 1966. May 21, 1966. September 13, 1966. June 6, 1967. (Besides these singles dates, songs from various album sessions were also picked for release on singles. Of course, those songs served a double duty, since they also promoted the album.)


The Somethin' Groovy Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: June 6, 8, 9 and 10, 1967.


Songs

1. "I Feel It" In The Music Charts
Peggy Lee's version of "I Feel It" reached the top 10 of Billboard's Easy Listening chart. After making its debut during the week of September 30, 1967, it peaked at #8 and stayed for ten weeks. Frank Sinatra's recording of "The World We Knew" was on the top spot at peak time.

2. "(The) Lonesome Road"
Although widely listed as "The Lonesome Road" most everywhere, including the Capitol 45-rpm single in which Peggy Lee's version was first issued, this song's official title is "Lonesome Road." At our present time, after decades and decades of usage, the article should be deemed, in my opinion, acceptable and optional.


Masters And Alternate Takes

1. "I Wound It Up" [I]
In Capitol's Peggy Lee session files, "I Wound It Up" (master #57769) appears twice, once under this date and once under the a June 29, 1967 session, where it is the only number listed. Fortunately, the June 29 file includes a clarification: "Peggy Lee overdubbed on master 57769 from June 6, 1967 session."

The Capitol Label Discography also lists this master under two sessions. However, details partially differ from those given in the aforementioned session files:

a) the second date in which "I Wound It Up" appears is not June 29 but June 10.
b) under June 10, "I Wound It Up" is identified as a remake that has been issued on EMI CD #93065.

Point (b) is most definitely an error: "I Wound It Up" was not included on the EMI CD Extra Special! / Somethin' Groovy!. As for point (a), currently I know of no data or sources that can determine which is the correct date for the overdub. (Perhaps both dates are correct. The overdubbing process could have carried over from June 10 to June 29.)

2. "I Wound It Up" [II]
Through these Capitol pages, I am listing unissued alternate takes only in exceptional instances, such as when I have knowledge of noteworthy variations between master and alternate. In the case of "I Wound it Up," there is an alternate take whose ending differs notably from the master. Only in the master do we hear the closing line "why not?!," which Lee utters in a comical voice. The alternate ends instead with the line "and it might." That line is also heard in master (before the words "why not"), but Lee phrases in a different manner. Of the two takes, the master is the superior one, although the alternate is fine as well.


Personnel And Arrangements

1. Source
The source for this session's personnel is Capitol's Peggy Lee session file.

2. "Lonesome Road"
3. Ralph Carmichael
4. Billy May
Two of my sources list an arranger for "Lonesome Road" -- not the same man, though.

One source is a fine essay that Gene Lees wrote for the Peggy Lee volume in Time-Life's "Legendary Singers" album series. He credits Ralph Carmichael with the arrangement. However, I am not sure if Lees' credit is based on definite knowledge or on the fact that Capitol's session files name Carmichael as the "musical director" of this date. Despite the deceptive credit found in the session's file (and in the Capitol LP Somethin' Groovy!, which contains one of this session's numbers), I suspect that Carmichael's responsibilities were circumscribed to the conducting and arranging of the strings, and that he was not directly involved in the preparation of the original arrangement, nor in the conducting (if any) of the rhythm section.

My other source is Peggy Lee's sheet music library, which contains one arrangement of "Lonesome Road" that is credited to Billy May. Hence I have tentatively entered May's name as the arranger of this date's "Lonesome Road" master. (I have not personally inspected the library's contents. The credit is tentative because I cannot be fully certain that the library's arrangement is the same one used for this session.)

5. Toots Thielemans
The identification of Toots Thielemans as part of this personnel comes from information given by Gene Lees in his aforementioned notes for the Peggy Lee volume of the Time Life Music series: "The sensitive arrangement is by Ralph Carmichael, and the harmonica solo [in "Lonesome Road"] is by Toots Thielemans, a favorite Lee collaborator."


Date: June 7, 1967
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #14451 (Not 13451)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

a. 57785Master Take (Capitol) You're Driving Me Crazy - 2:16(Walter Donaldson)
Collectors' Choice Licensed CDCcm 919 2 — MAKE IT WITH YOU / WHERE DID THEY GO   (2008)
b. 57785Alternate Take (Capitol) You're Driving Me Crazy(Walter Donaldson)
unissued


Masters And Alternate Takes

1. "You're Driving Me Crazy"
Lying in the vaults and probably worthy of future release is an alternate take of "You're Driving Me Crazy" that approaches this number in a manner different from the master take. For one, the alternate is more of a midtempo. It also features one additional musical instrument. An organ, not heard at all in the master take, joins in.

2. "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby"
The Capitol Label Discography lists "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" (master #57786) under both the June 7 and June 8, 1967 sessions. The June 7 listing is labeled as "rejected." Since the same master number is given to both "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" entries, I have decided to list this performance only under June 8. Unless I find proof that there are extant performances of "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" from both June 7 and 8, I won't be listing this master under the earlier date.


Date: June 8, 1967
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #14456 (Not 13456)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Ralph Carmichael (ccm), Toots Thielemans (g, h), Unknown (str), Peggy Lee (v), Other Individuals Unknown (unk)

a. 57786-10/3BMaster Take (Capitol) You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby - 1:52(Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10561 - P 10562 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Somethin' Groovy!]   (1967)
USA Government's Veterans Administration LPNo. 1144-1145 — "Here's To Veterans: The Peggy Lee Show / Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye"   (1968)
USA Government's Veterans Administration 12" TranscriptionPrograms No. 1144-1145 — Here's To Veterans {The Peggy Lee Show / Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye}   (1968)
b. 57801-21/6AMaster Take (Capitol) Release Me - 2:54(Eddie Miller, James Pebworth, Robert Yount)
USA Government's Veterans Administration LPNo. 1144-1145 — "Here's To Veterans: The Peggy Lee Show / Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye"   (1968)
USA Government's Veterans Administration 12" TranscriptionPrograms No. 1144-1145 — Here's To Veterans {The Peggy Lee Show / Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye}   (1968)
CAPITOL's Creative Products 8-track/CS/LP8xl/ /Sl 6694 — The Sounds Of The Seventies [prepared for Sylvania]   (1970)
CAPITOL LP(India) St 27528 — Peggy Lee's Greatest!   (1983)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 32580 2 3 — Peggy Lee Sings The Standards   (2001)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI LP(Japan) Cp 9507 — Peggy Lee ("Popular Hakugin" Series) [14 tracks; 7 unknown]   
c. 57802-15/4AMaster Take (Capitol) No Fool Like An Old Fool - 4:43(Joseph McCarthy Jr., Joseph Meyer)
All titles on: CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl/(S)T 2781 — Somethin' Groovy!   (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 — Extra Special! / Somethin' Groovy!   (1998)


The Somethin' Groovy Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: June 6, 8, 9 and 10, 1967.


Personnel, Masters And Takes

1. Toots Thielemans
2. Harmonica And Guitar
Toots Thielemans' plays harmonica on "Release Me" and guitar on "No Fool Like An Old Fool." Thielemans might also be one of the various guitar players who are heard in both "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" and "No Fool Like An Old Fool."

3. Ralph Carmichael
4. Overdubbed Strings
This session featured brass, strings and a rhythm section.

According to the Capitol Label Discography, overdubs of the session's masters took place on June 28 ("You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby") and June 29 ("Release Me," "No Fool Like An Old Fool").

As in other 1966 and 1967 dates with similar musical accompaniment, I believe that the overdubbed component was the strings section.

It is also my belief that Ralph Carmichael was only in charge of conducting the strings.

Moreover, I find it likely that the unknown musicians who played strings on June 28 and 29 are mostly the same ones that worked with Carmichael during the earlier, June 6, 1967 session.

5. "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby"
The Capitol Label Discography lists "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" (master #57786) under two dates: June 7 and June 8, 1967. The June 7 performance is labeled "rejected." Because both dates' performances receive the same master number, I have listed "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" only under June 8. Unless I find proof that versions from both days are extant, I won't be listing "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" under June 7.

6. Take Numbers
Each of the masters from the Somethin' Groovy! album has been preserved not only in the original session tapes but also in reference and safety tapes. There is a peculiarity about all the album's masters: in some tapes they bear one number, in other tapes a different number. For instance, "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" is identified as master take #10 in one tape, but as master take #3B in another tape. I believe that #3B stands for the version of this performance which has overdubbed strings, whereas take #10 is the master take as originally recorded -- that is to say, without any overdubs.

I must stress that this is a belief or a hypothesis of mine. For me to upgrade it to "fact," I would need to listen the tapes or to receive verification from anyone who might have given them a listening.


Date: June 9, 1967 (7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #14460 (Not 13460)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Ralph Carmichael (ccm), Lou Levy (con, p), Unknown (r, str), Dennis Budimir, Mundell Lowe (g), Toots Thielemans (g, h, w), Max K. Bennett (b), John Guerin (per), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 57817-5/3AMaster Take (Capitol) Something Stupid - 2:31(Carson Parks)
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl/(S)T 2781 — Somethin' Groovy!   (1967)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10561 - P 10562 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Somethin' Groovy!]   (1967)
USA Government's Veterans Administration LPNo. 1144-1145 — "Here's To Veterans: The Peggy Lee Show / Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye"   (1968)
b. 57817-_Alternate Take (Capitol) Something Stupid(Carson Parks)
CAPITOL's Creative Products 8-track cartridge8xl 6595 — [Various Artists] title unknown   (1968)
c. 57818-12/5AMaster Take (Capitol) Two For The Road - 2:47(Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse) / arr: Ted Nichols
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl/(S)T 2781 — Somethin' Groovy!   (1967)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10561 - P 10562 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Somethin' Groovy!]   (1967)
CAPITOL's Creative Products 8-track/CS/LP8xl/Smi/Sl 6723 — Raindrops [originally prepared for Abbott Laboratories]   (1971)
CAPITOL's Creative Products LPSl 6753 — Peggy Lee / The Lettermen (Zenith Presents Encore '72; Great Artists Of Our Time, Volume 2)   (1972)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 — Extra Special! / Somethin' Groovy!   (1998)
d. 57819-5/3AMaster Take (Capitol) Makin' Whoopee - 4:20(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl/(S)T 2781 — Somethin' Groovy!   (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI 8-track/CS/LP(United Kingdom) 8x/Tc/St 23168 (also 062.81537) — The Very Best Of Peggy Lee ("Very Best" Series)   (1973)
CAPITOL LP(Netherlands) 5c 056 80 836 & (Australia) Senc 10063 — Portrait Of Peggy Lee (aka The Peggy Lee Collection)   (1973)
e. 57820-3/3AMaster Take (Capitol) (Our) Love Is Here To Stay - 2:46(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Johnny Mandel
CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl/(S)T 2781 — Somethin' Groovy!   (1967)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10561 - P 10562 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Somethin' Groovy!]   (1967)
CAPITOL LP(Japan) Ecp 80797 — Peggy Lee On Silver Screen   (1973)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI CD(Japan) Tocp 7459-7460 — Peggy Lee ("Twin Best Now" Series)   (1992)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 — Extra Special! / Somethin' Groovy!   (1998)
CAPITOL©Toshiba-EMI LP(Japan) Cp 8401 — Great Charms Of Nat King Cole & Peggy Lee ("Capitol Golden Artists Album" Series)   
f. 57820-remixAlternate Take (Capitol) (Our) Love Is Here To Stay - 2:41(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Johnny Mandel
CAPITOL Jazz CD0777 7 97826 2 8 — MISS PEGGY LEE    (1998)


The Somethin' Groovy Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: June 6, 8, 9 and 10, 1967.


Songs

1. "(Our) Love Is Here To Stay"
"Love Is Here To Stay" is the official title that the Gershwin brothers gave to their song, which went on to become one of their best-known standards. Over the decades, popular preference has turned the possessive our into an unofficial part of the title.


Personnel, Issues, Masters And Alternate Takes

1. Source
My source for this session's personnel is the report sheet at the American Federation of Musicians. (No personnel is given in Capitol's Peggy Lee session.)

2. Ralph Carmichael
The AFM report identifies only a rhythm section as part of this date. Yet musical instruments other than piano, bass and percussion are clearly heard in the released masters. Also puzzling is the fact that the report does not acknowledge the presence of Ralph Carmichael, who is credited as the "musical director" on the album that contains this session's masters (Somethin' Groovy!). For plausible explanations, see my next point.

3. Overdubbed Reeds And Strings
The Capitol Label Discography indicates that overdubs of this session's masters were made on June 28 ("Two For The Road," "Makin' Whoopee," "Love Is Here To Stay") and June 29 ("Something Stupid"). I assume that the components overdubbed over those two dates were the strings and the woodwinds.

The names of the musicians who participated in the June 28 and 29 overdub dates remain unknown. Presumably, most of them were the same musicians who worked with Carmichael during an earlier session, dated June 6, 1967.

4. Toots Thielemans
Toots Thielemans is the whistler in "Somethin' Stupid," the harmonica player in "Makin' Whoopee."

5. "Something Stupid"
Under this date, I have entered both a master and an alternate take of "Something Stupid." So far, I have not been able to track down the mysterious compilation that is supposed to contain this alternate. Because the information that I have about the alleged alternate take is very vague, that entry should be deemed tentative.

6. "(Our) Love Is Here To Stay"
7. Miss Peggy Lee [CD]
The Capitol set Miss Peggy Lee uses a different mix of the song "(Our) Love Is Here To Stay." The vocal is the same, but a brass section was apparently overdubbed in a few spots. Although the mix issued in Miss Peggy Lee comes off as a fine one, the superior mix remains the one from the original album.

8. Take Numbers
At Capitol, each of the masters from the Somethin' Groovy! album is tied to not one but two master numbers. For more details, see notes under the June 8 or June 9 Somethin' Groovy! sessions.


Arrangements

1. "Two For The Road"
2. Ted Nichols
3. "(Our) Love Is Here To Stay"
4. Johnny Mandel
This session's arranging credits to Johnny Mandel and Ted Nichols must be deemed tentative. The credits are based on the existence of an arrangement of "Two For The Road" and an arrangement of "(Our) Love Is Here To Stay" in Peggy Lee's sheet music library, the former credited to Nichols, the latter to Mandel. (Since I have not been able to inspect any of the library's arrangements, nor do I know of anyone else who has compared them to the arrangements used at this session, I cannot definitely assert that the library's scores are truly the ones followed in the recording session.)


Date: June 10, 1967
Location: Capitol Tower, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood
Label: CAPITOL
Capitol Session #14461 (Not 13461)

Peggy Lee (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (pdr), Ralph Carmichael (ccm), Unknown (r, b, str, d), Toots Thielemans (g), Peggy Lee (v)

a. 57821-3/4AMaster Take (Capitol) I Can Hear The Music - 1:54(Gene DiNovi, Spence Maxwell)
CAPITOL LP(United Kingdom) St 21543 — Is That All There Is? [Contains 4 extra tracks, not in US version]    (1970)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 92657 2 8 — A Natural Woman / Is That All There Is?   (2003)
b. 57822-16/4AMaster Take (Capitol) It Might As Well Be Spring - 1:48(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) / arr: Ted Nichols
c. 57823-2/2AMaster Take (Capitol) Sing A Rainbow - 2:25(Arthur Hamilton)
CAPITOL LP(United Kingdom) St 21543 — Is That All There Is? [Contains 4 extra tracks, not in US version]    (1970)
CAPITOL©EMI CS/CD(United Kingdom) CdFever 1 / 72437 80361 2 8 — FEVER; THE BEST OF PEGGY LEE   (1992)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 5 92657 2 8 — A Natural Woman / Is That All There Is?   (2003)
All titles on: CAPITOL 4-track/LP4cl/(S)T 2781 — Somethin' Groovy!   (1967)
Armed Forces Radio Service 12" TranscriptionP 10561 - P 10562 — Basic Music Library [7 songs from LP Somethin' Groovy!]   (1967)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 97143 2 8 — C'est Magnifique   (1998)
CAPITOL©EMI CD(United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 — Extra Special! / Somethin' Groovy!   (1998)


The Somethin' Groovy Album Sessions (Cross-references)

Dates: June 6, 8, 9 and 10, 1967.


Arrangements

1. "It Might As Well Be Spring"
2. Ted Nichols
Peggy Lee's sheet music library contains a Ted Nichols arrangement of "It Might As Well Be Spring." I have not inspected it, but I am tentatively assuming it to be the same one used at this recording session.


Personnel And Masters

1. Ralph Carmichael
2. Overdubbed Strings
This session's masters feature a rhythm section, strings some brass instruments. The strings, conducted by Ralph Carmichael, were actually dubbed in at a later date.

I am presuming that the unidentified strings players heard in this session's masters were mostly the same ones who worked with Carmichael in an earlier session (June 6, 1967).

The Capitol Label Discography indicates that overdubs of masters "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "Sing A Rainbow" took place on June 28, and that "I Can Hear The Music" underwent overdubbing on both days.

3. Take Numbers
At Capitol, each of the masters from the Somethin' Groovy! album is tied to not one but two master numbers. For more details, see notes under the June 8 or June 9 Somethin' Groovy! sessions.


GENERAL NOTES

Peggy Lee's Artistic Career, 1963-1967

The five years under discussion (1963-1967) cemented Peggy Lee's reputation as one of America's preeminent vocalists. From a professional standpoint, this was a period of stability for the artist. Lee continued to earn raves: music critics kept on naming her among the nation's best vocalists, and she still placed within the top ten of popularity polls for jazz and classic pop singers. To judge from her frequent guest performances in the television circuit, there was steady demand for her work. She also remained a handsomely remunerated nightclub entertainer. Moreover, Capitol kept the vocalist under contract throughout this period, releasing her records on a regular basis. In short, Peggy Lee's professional career continued on a smooth and well-grounded path.

More generally speaking, however, artists of Lee's generation suffered during this period. For the previous ten years, those artists had found themselves distanced from the music mainstream; after the advent of The Beatles in 1964, the distance grew further. (The rise of rock 'n' roll had struck the first blow, and the British invasion was now dealing the second.) By the mid-1960s, worthy acts such as June Christy, Jo Stafford, and Kay Starr ended up either retiring or losing their record contracts. Lee was among the few and savvier artists who held steady. She was also among the relatively few established acts who enthusiastically embraced The Beatles right away, declaring them bearers of an exciting new sound and worthy contributors to the blues-rock-pop continuum.

Around 1964, the one barometer of popularity where Lee was no longer faring well was t. As previously intimated, consistent mainstream popularity was no longer an achievable goal for vintage (pre-1950s) singers. The gap between them and the mainstream was not merely musical but, more pointedly, generational. The gap was bridged by just precious few vintage singers, whose exceptional chart success seems to have been tied to the significant advantage of a high profile in the media: they hosted weekly television shows or cultivated a Hollywood career. (First and foremost among them was Frank Sinatra, of course. His chart success continued unabated for the entire decade of the 1960s, thanks not only to his undeniable talent and business smarts but also to his branching out to other fields of entertainment and to media visibility. There was, on the one hand, his film work, along with the gossip about his life that attracted public attention. There was also, on the other hand, his unshakable position as one of America's icons of the entertainment world.)

But, in the realms of music sales and radio airplay, Peggy Lee and other vintage acts were not faring as poorly as trade publications had led listeners to believe. When Billboard finally compiled and published programming from adult contemporary radio stations, it became clear that Lee's singles had remained current within this niche. From 1965 to 1967, eight of her renditions made the top 30 of the adult contemporary chart, including two performances that reached the top ten. Moreover, five of the albums that Lee recorded between 1963 and 1967 managed to make the album's top 200 chart. By this time, entry in the albums chart was, as previously suggested, something of a feat for artists of Lee's generation -- particularly those who did not have the advantage of a film career or a weekly job in television.

In Peggy Lee's case, however, there was a moderate share of mainstream visibility, thanks in particular to her periodic appearances in many variety shows. She also did a couple of one-hour specials (1966, 1967) for a syndicated series. Both specials showcased Lee's musicality and the versatility of her repertoire.


Popularity: Peggy In The Polls

In 1962, Peggy Lee had ranked #3 in Downbeat's female singers poll. Lee kept her #3 ranking in 1963. The same pattern applied to the top 2 holders of the previous year, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson. (Fitzgerald actually remained at the top until 1970. Wilson remained at #2 until 1967, and slipped very slowly thereafter, remaining in the top 10 until 1973.) Barbra Streisand, a recent newcomer to the list, ranked #8 in 1963.

In 1964, Lee fell down to #8 and Streisand climbed to #4. Meanwhile, Aretha Franklin made her debut at #18.

During the next two years, both Peggy Lee and Barbra Streisand slipped in the poll. From her #8 position in 1964, Lee fell to #10 (1965), and then to #12 (1966). From her #4 peak in 1964, Streisand fell one notch to #5 (1965), then five notches to #10 (1966). Aretha Franklin remained in the lower top 20.

In 1967, Peggy Lee climbed back into the top ten, placing at #7. Besides Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and Peggy Lee, the names that filled the top 10 in 1967 were Carmen McRae, Aretha Franklin (shooting up from her three previous years in the lower top 20), Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone (#6), Dionne Warwick (#8), Anita O'Day, and Morgana King. Betty Carter, holder of the #7 slot in 1966, fell off the top ten, to #13. Streisand continued to slip, this year to #16. (Streisand would bounce back to #10 in 1968, but would thereafter remain in the top 20).

During the years covered by this discographical page, Peggy Lee's name also made appearances in other Downbeat polls. For the year 1963, Lee ranked #7 in the International poll. Her name was also part of the Critics poll during the years 1964 (#7), 1965 (#6), and 1966 (also #6).


Statistics: Total Number Of Peggy Lee Masters

This discographical page shows a total of 122 masters and 10 alternate takes, all of them recorded for Capitol Records between 1963 and 1967.

Of those 122 masters, 3 remain unissued. Two of them are from Peggy Lee's own sessions: "Try A Little Tenderness" (January 3, 1963) and "Since You Have Gone" (November 2, 1963). The third track is from a Bobby Darin date which featured Lee as guest vocalist (January 3, 1963). [In Darin's discography, this last item is probably an alternate take, but for the purposes of this Peggy Lee masters count, it is being treated as a master.]

Of the 10 alternate takes, four ("Make Believe," "Big Spender," "You're Driving Me Crazy," "I Wound It Up") remain unissued. Another take ("Good Times") is available exclusively in the mono version of the Peggy Lee LP Guitars Ala Lee. A fifth take ("Something Stupid") was reportedly issued on 8-track cartridge only; I still need corroboration that this 8-track version truly is an alternate take. The remaining takes ("A Taste Of Honey," "Love Is Here To Stay," That Man") are available on Peggy Lee CDs where they substitute for the respective master takes. "That Man" and "Love Is Here To Stay" are actually best described as mixes different from the masters, rather than alternate takes per se (i.e., the same vocal seems to be heard in both versions, but the mixes feature alterations or additions to the musical score). Alternate takes of many other Peggy Lee performances are known to exist in the vaults, but no systematic listening of them has ever been attempted.


Sessions Reported: 40

Performances Reported: 132

Unique Songs Reported: 122

Unique Issues Reported: 215