The Peggy Lee Bio-Discography:
Main Capitol Album Gallery

by Iván Santiago-Mercado

Page generated on Jul 13, 2017


Scope And Contents

Dedicated to the albums that Peggy Lee recorded for Capitol Records, this pictorial gallery starts off with her first solo album, Rendezvous With Peggy Lee (1948), and continues chronologically until it reaches Lee's swan song for the label, Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jameston, North Dakota (1972). Each Capitol album is profiled in its own separate section, within which attention is also given to reissues and foreign editions. Readers searching for pictures of a particular item are advised to consult the Album Index, located at the bottom of the page. Readers looking for track listings should move on to this discography's LP Index and/or CD Index. Readers should also bear in mind that the present gallery concentrates on original albums and their reissues. Capitol compilations and hits packages are covered in a second page.


I. RENDEZVOUS WITH PEGGY LEE (1948)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee / Format: 78-rpm Album / Label: CAPITOL / Catalogue Number: Cc 72 / Release Year: 1948 / Discs: 3 (numbered 1018, 10119, and 10120) / Tracks: 6 / Note: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee was originally released in the two configurations seen above. The first, 78-rpm album, is shown in images #1 and #2. (For additional pictures, check entries #4 to #6 below.) The other configuration or format, EP box, can be seen in image #3. These 1948 items contain six tracks only. As will be illustrated below, a greater number of tracks would be included in later years, when the album appeared in more configurations.

3. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee / Format: EP Box / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Ccf 151 / Rel. Year: 1948 / Discs: 3 (numbered 54-511, 54-512, and 54-513) / Tracks: 6 / Note: For additional photos of this EP box, see entries #7 and #8 below. And for a different EP edition of Rendezvous With Peggy Lee (an edition released later than this one), see entry #9.





Items And Artwork Shown:

4 - 6. More pictures of the 1948 78-rpm album, previously seen in entries #1 and #2 above. These pictures concentrate on the inner side of the album's front cover. Incidentally, the particular copy seen in entry #5 was autographed by all three members of the Barbour familiy -- Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour, and their daughter Nicki. The autographed copy was a present that they gave to a doctor who tended to Nicki during a temporary illness.





Items And Artwork Shown:

7 & 8. Additional shots of the EP box (entry #3 above). Its three 45-rpm discs are on display in image #7, the back cover in image #8.

9. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee / Format: double-pocket EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Ebf 151 / Rel. Year: 1949 / Discs: 2 / Tracks: 8 / Note: The release date needs further confirmation. It is either correct, or off by anywhere between one and three years. Note that this was the second time that US Capitol released Rendezvous With Peggy Lee on EP format. The first release (entry #3) consisted of a box with three 45-rpm discs (image #7). Then there is the present variation, consisting of two extended play 45-rpm discs (each with two songs per side housed in a gatefold jacket. See also note for entry #10.





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10 - 12. Another copy (a promotional sample copy, actually) of the 1949 EP, previously seen in entry #9 above. These pictures show the gatefold EP's front and back covers, as well as the inner sides of its jacket.






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13. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee / Format: 10" LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: H 151 / Rel. Year: 1952 / Tracks: 8 / Note: This 10" LP and the EP seen in image #9 contain the same six songs that had appeared in earlier editions of the album, but differ from those earlier items in the addition of two more songs. Notice that the respective front covers list only the old tracks, not the two new ones.

14 & 15. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: T 151 / Rel. Year: 1955 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Shown in these images are two copies of the same 12" LP release. Due to wear, tear and the passage of time, one copy looks a bit washed out in comparison to the other one, though both are still very appealing. This 12" LP edition of Rendezvous With Peggy Lee includes the same eight tracks that had appeared in earlier editions of the album, plus four newly added tracks. All twelve tracks are listed in the front cover. (As just mentioned in the preceding entry, the front cover of the 10" LP fails to list la couple of newly added tracks; ditto for the aforementioned 1952 version of the EP). I should also clarify that this 1955 LP was released in monaural sound only -- naturally so, since all the tracks predate Capitol's stereo era.





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16. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee / Format: 10" LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Clp 034 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1952 or 1953 / Tracks: unknown; possibly 8 / Note: British edition of item #13 above.

17 & 18. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee ("Retrospect" Reissue Series) /Format: CS & LP / Label: EMI's Pathé Marconi / Cat. Num.: (France) Pm 154 773 4 & Pm 154 773 1 {also Pm 407} / Rel. Year: 1984 / Tracks: 12 / Note: French reissue of the original American 12" album. Released not only on vinyl (image #18) but also on cassette tape (image #17). A 1984 Pathé Marconi production, this "Retrospect" vinyl/tape was part of an extensive Capitol album reissue series that was concurrently undertaken in France and the United Kingdom. (The various other Peggy Lee albums in this series reissued will be discussed in their respective sections below.) As can be gleaned from a look at image #18, the front covers of the LPs from this series tend to be virtually identical to the originals, though the cardboard is much thinner and the colors a bit brighter. Dolby audio noise reduction was applied to the cassettes, often with commendable results.

19. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee ("Capitol E.P. Kollektie" Series) /Format: EP / Label: EMI Bovema / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) A 151 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1956 or 1957 / Tracks: 4 / Note: To my knowledge, this Dutch issue is the only 4-song EP version of Rendezvous With Peggy Lee. (The other above-listed EP versions carry six or eight tracks.) It is also the only edition of the album to feature different front cover artwork.





Items And Artwork Shown:

20. Inner sleeve of the 1955 LP (entries #14 & #15 above.)

21. Back cover of the 1955 LP (entries #14 & #15 above.)

22. Capitol's promotional advertisement on the album's behalf. This ad appeared in a magazine published in April 1948.





Items And Artwork Shown:

23. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tojj 6001 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: This item is one of at least two Japanese vinyl reissues of the original 12" American LP Rendezvous With Peggy Lee (seen in images #14 & #15). To retrieve the catalogue numbers of all Japanese LP and CD reissues, consult the entry for Rendezvous With Peggy Lee in this discography's Foreign Issues page.

24. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee ("Female Jazz Vocal Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: EMI Toshiba / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj Cp32 6079 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Japanese digital reissue of the original 12" American LP Rendezvous With Peggy Lee. (The latter is displayed in images #14 & #15 above.) I have seen listings on which the CD under discussion is dated 1987, and listings on which it is dated 1997. I can vouch for the veracity of the year 1997; because I found it printed on the obi of a CD copy that I inspected. On a related matter, I have come across an online listing for another Japanese Toshiba CD edition of Rendezvous, with catalogue number 5079. That one listing is, however, the only mention of 5079 which I have encountered. No physical copy has surfaced. The seller could have simply made a typographical error, entering the CD's number as 5079 instead of 6079. Then again, available data about Japanese issues is too scarce and fragmented to refute the possible existence of this or any other alleged CD edition. The matter remains unsolved.}





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25 & 27. Title: Rendezvous With Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Label: Dutton Vocalion / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cdus 3008 / Rel. Year: 2000 / Tracks: 26 (total); 6 (from Rendezvous With Peggy Lee) + 20 (bonus tracks) / Note: Two front cover copies of the same CD are on display. This CD includes the six tracks from the original EP and 78-rpm album editions of Rendezvous With Peggy Lee (entries #1 to #3 above) but not the tracks that were added to later EP and LP editions of the album. It is also worth noting that this CD is neither a bootleg nor a Public Domain release, but a legitimately produced disc, licensed by EMI (the company that owned the masters at the time) to Mike Dutton, founder of the Dutton Vocalion label. (A note about licensing is herein necessary because Dutton's CD catalogue does not seem to be consistent on this particular matter, and the legitimacy of the catalogue should therefore be treated on a disc-by-disc basis. In other words, some Vocalion releases are actually Public Domain items, whereas others, such as this one, were properly licensed.)

26. A fuller view of the Vocalion CD seen in the preceding image (and the ensuing image, too). In addition to the disc itself, both the front and back covers are on display.





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28. The original photo shot that, with some color variations, was used as the front cover of the album Rendezvous With Peggy Lee. Reproduced twice only for aesthetic purposes.

General Note:
A couple of clarifications. There is a Dutch 12" LP that bears the title Rendez-Vous With Peggy Lee but actually has no connection to the issue under discussion. It is not an original album but an anthology of Peggy Lee tracks. The same caveat applies to a Public Domain CD that goes by the shorter title of Rendez-Vous: it has no direct connection to the original Rendezvous With Peggy Lee album.




II. MY BEST TO YOU (1950)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: My Best To You / Format: (10") LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: H 204 / Rel. Year: 1950 / Tracks: 8 / Note: This American 10" LP is shown twice above, in images that I found on the web. They differ from one another only in background coloring -- blueish versus greenish. Can these images be taken as evidence that the LP was released twice (the second time in a jacket that was colored slightly differently)? My own answer to this question is that the images should not be taken as such. The discographical sources at hand give no indication of the existence of two US 10" LP editions. Perhaps one of the images is presenting a cover that has become discolored due to the passing of time. Or perhaps one of the images has been altered by its uploader. Then again, the possibility of two editions cannot be discarded; my sources could just be missing details on the matter. Whichever the case might be, I should point out that my own copy of this 10" LP resembles the second photo more than the first.

3 & 4. Title: My Best To You / Format: (10") LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) LC 6817 / Rel. Year: possibly 1950; one source claims 1955 / Tracks: 8 / Note: British counterpart of the 10" American LP. The tracks are the same ones as in the American original, and so is the front cover. Something else, too: once again, two images of the same release can be found on the web, with the only visible difference between them being in the coloring of their respective front covers. Naturally, the same possible explanations that were postulated for the American edition can be proposed in the case of this British release, too. One point to be made exclusively here, though, it that the album copy captured on photo #3 is known to be in mint condition, having been kept safely stored and in nearly perfect condition over the years. Taking such information into consideration, perhaps the effects of wear and tear fully account for the green coloring of the other album copy, after all.





Items And Artwork Shown:

5-8. Back covers of each of the above-seen 10" LP copies. Taken from an online site, the first of these images appear to have been cropped, unfortunately. Missing are all four borders of the back cover. They are likely to have sported the same blue color that predominates on the front cover.





9 & 10. Title: My Best To You / Format: EP Box / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Ccf 204 / Rel. Year: 1950 / Discs: 3 (numbered F 15482, F 15483, and F 15484) / Tracks: 6 / Note: I do not own a copy of Ccf 204, nor have I ever seen physics copies of it. There is, however, plenty of corroboration for its existence: the above-seen images, copies auctioned at ebay, and the fact that it is listed in official Capitol documentation. I am stressing the matter of its existence because of commentary to the contrary, found on an online discographical site. The site, which states that My Best To You was released only as a 10" LP, is simply mistaken. On a separate matter, it is worth noting that, in this EP configuration, My Best To You consists of six tracks, yet it totals eight tracks in its aforementioned 10" LP configuration. According to my primary sources, both configurations were issued in 1950. However, this discrepancy in the number of tracks per configuration is making me wonder if, in spite of my sources' claims, the two configurations date from different years. (A secondary source, the Goldmine Record Album Price Guide, actually lists the 10" LP as coming out in 1952, not 1950. When it comes to this particular album, I do not put much trust in that guide's accuracy, though. The reason for my distrust is that the Guide also lists My Best To You as released in 1954, with catalogue number T 204, and then reissued in 1959. Whether as an original issue or as a reissue, there is absolutely no evidence of this 12" LP's existence anywhere.)

11. Title: My Best To You / Format: EP Box / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 6 / Note: I do not own a copy of this item, nor have I ever seen physical copies. Since I have not found any corroboration of a British edition's existence anywhere, I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information. The above-seen image comes from an online auction; the claim that it is a British edition was made by the auctioneer. Perhaps a British edition does exist, or perhaps the auctioneer misidentified this copy's country of origin. As with all other My Best To You entries, there is room here for speculation and for further questioning, without any clear-cut answers for the time being.

General Note:
The album My Best To You is actually an anthology: its masters were not newly recorded for this 1950 project, but culled from 1946-1947 sessions. In its 10" LP configuration, half of the tracks are Lee chart hits, the other half choice tunes that Lee herself might have favored and/or introduced on record (e.g., "While We're Young," "A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues").



III. CAPITOL PRESENTS ... PEGGY LEE (1953) / THE FABULOUS MISS LEE




Items And Artwork Shown:

1. Title: Capitol Presents ... Peggy Lee / Format: 10" LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Lc 6584 / Rel. Year: 1953 / Tracks: 8 / Note: Prepared and issued in British land, this album was never released in the United States. It contains numbers that had seen previous release as 78-rpm discs -- both in the United States and the United Kingdom. Further specifics about Capitol Presents ... Peggy Lee can be found in the general note at the end of this section.

2 & 3. Title: The Fabulous Miss Lee / Format: LP & Reel / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ttp 352 & Tp 352 / Rel. Year: 1963 / Tracks: 12 (total); 7 (from Capitol Presents ... Peggy Lee) + 5 (bonus or added tracks) / Note: The Fabulous Miss Lee is just one of various Peggy Lee albums reissued by the mail-order company World Record Club, which had an affiliation to EMI in the early 1960s and which was sold to the major some time around 1965. Although not identified as such, this World Record Club item is actually an expanded reissue of Capitol Presents ... Peggy Lee, the 10" LP discussed in entry #1. Of the eight tracks included in that earlier LP , seven can be found in The Fabulous Miss Lee. The decision to exclude the number "Why Don't You Do Right?" probably stemmed from the fact that Capitol had recently released it on its own compilation Bewitching-Lee! (1962). Hence, in 1963, the number would have been widely available on both sides of the Atlantic. EMI itself might have not want to see the number included in any album other than the one which was being promoted.


Other Items Of Note, Not Shown Above:

4. Title: unknown / Format: EP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) T 108 / Rel. Year: unknown, possibly 1963 / Tracks: 4 / Note: All 4 tracks in this EP can be found in the pictured items above. Hence this World Record Club EP would seem to be a mini-version of The Fabulous Miss Lee -- perhaps bearing that very same title, maybe even the same front cover. Since the information at hand is scant, however, details about this item should be deemed tentative.

General Note:
As already mentioned, the album Capitol Presents ... Peggy Lee is actually an anthology. Its masters were not newly recorded for this 1953 project, but culled from 1946-1950 sessions. The same statement applies to the 1963 album The Fabulous Miss Lee, except for the fact that it also includes two tracks taken from 1957 singles. Until the advent of the CD era, these two British issues were the only LPs in which fans could find singles as rare as "Just A Shade On The Blue Side," "Every Night," "Where Are You?," and "Uninvited Dream."




IV. THE MAN I LOVE (1957)





Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 4. Title: The Man I Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: T 864 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Promotional copy of the album under discussion. Image #1 display its front cover, image #4 shows the vinyl (side 1). At this point in time, Capitol's promotional copies used a yellow label -- rather than the more commonly found white label of promos from later years. on the matter of promotional material, see also entry #30 below.

2 & 3. Title: The Man I Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: T 864 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Original American pressing of the album under discussion. Notice that the label of the vinyl is turquoise-colored. The album's back cover can be seen in image #3.

5 & 6. Title: The Man I Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: T 864 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Re-pressing of the album under discussion. Notice that the label of the vinyl is rainbow-colored. The album's back cover (image #3) differs from the original pressing in the addition of the following legend, visible near the lower bottom: "[t]his monophonic, micro grove recording may be played on mono or stereo phonographs. It will not become obsolete. Produced in accordance with the most demanding standards of engineering and manufacture, it will remain the source of excellent sound."





Items And Artwork Shown:

7. Title: The Man I Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: T 864 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 12 / Note: the original American album. A copy of has already been shown above (entry #2). This second image is being provided just for the benefit of viewers interested in a sight-by-sight comparison with the album's foreign pressings (images #6, #7, and #8.)

8. Title: The Man I Love / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) T 864 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 12 / Note: British edition of the album under discussion. Physically identical to the American edition except for some very minor details, such as the EMI logo in the back cover and the better resolution of the front cover photo. (Usually, the resolution quality of British covers surpasses their American counterparts. On the other hand, the original American vinyl tends to sport slightly superior quality.) Canada and the Netherlands re among theoOther countries in which this 1957 LP is known to have been pressed in the late 1950s. Also essentially identical to the American and British pressings, such foreign pressings are not pictured herein. (Instead, I have concentrated on showing below foreign reissues from later decades.)

9. Title: The Man I Love ("Nostalgia" Reissue Series) / Format: cassette & LP / Label: EMI's Pathé Marconi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) TcCaps 26 0005 4 & Caps 26 0005 1 / Rel. Year: 1984 / Tracks: 12 / Note: In the 1980s, the French and British branches of EMI joined forces to reissue numerous Capitol albums from the 1950s and 1960s. Ten albums from Peggy Lee's catalogue were chosen for inclusion in the series, one of them being The Man I Love. Shown in image #4 is the reissue in question, in its vinyl edition. Visually, its front cover can be distinguished from the 1957 originals by the absence of a white border. Most titles in this 1980s series were issued on both vinyl and tape. (For the cassette edition of The Man I Love, see entry #29 below.) The entire series is highly appreciated by knowledgeable collectors, who are aware of its very fine sound quality on both vinyl and tape. (The latter benefitted from the use of Dolby audio noise reduction.)

10. Title: The Man I Love / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) T 864 / Rel. Year: 1980s / Tracks: 12 / Note: My knowledge about this pressing is very limited -- and reliant of online information that might or not be accurate. I am hoping for the eventual surfacing of full and accurate details.





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11. Title: The Man I Love / Format: LP / Label: Toshiba EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Prp 45 / Rel. Year: 1973 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Earliest Japanese issue of The Man I Love that I have been able to track down. In 1973, this item was not up for sale, actually. Instead, it was a promotional item, sent only to customers who ordered 10 or more albums from a 1973 Toshiba series of LP reissues.

12. Title: The Man I Love ("Jazz Great 1800" Series) / Format: LP / Label: Toshiba EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecj 50063 / Rel. Year: 1982 / Tracks: 12

13. Title: The Man I Love ("Jazz Great 1800" Series) / Format: LP / Label: Toshiba EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) unknown; possibly Ecj 50063 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: This album seems to be a re-pressing of the album seen in the preceding picture. The obi strip appears to be the same, but the label on the vinyl is clearly different.





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14. Title: Peggy Lee {Orchestra Conducted By Frank Sinatra} / Format: LP / Label: EMI's Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mfp 8094 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: same 12 as in the original Capitol LP. / Note: EMI's budget line released this reissue of the original album. The budget line actually reissued the album in both the UK and Australia, using the same catalogue number but different record jackets for each country. See also next two entries.

15. Title: The Man I Love / Format: reel & LP / Label: World Record Club - Capitol / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Tt 925 & St 925 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: same 12 as in the original Capitol LP / Note: Reissue of the original album, released by an EMI-owned mail-order record club that had branches in British as well as Australian lands. Released in both LP and reel-to-reel formats, the LP ediiton is the one pictured above. (The reel is not shown herein.)

16. Title: Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: EMI's Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Mfpa 8094 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: same 12 as in original Capitol LP / Note: EMI's budget line released this reissue of the original album. The Music For Pleasure line actually reissued the album in both Australia and Great Britain, using the same catalogue number but different record jackets for each country. See also the two previous entries.





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17 & 18. Title: The Man I Love ("Encore" Series) / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Enc 9066 / Rel. Year: 1964 & unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Another Australian reissue of the original album. A likely indication that it sold well, EMI released this album twice in its Encore series, each time with different cover artwork. Please notice that the supplied catalogue number might apply to only one of the two shown issues; I am not certain about its validity for the second of the two covers shown.

19. Title: The Man I Love / Format: audiophile LP / Label: Pure Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ppan T864 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Licensed from EMI and carefully sourced from the original Capitol masters, this modern-day LP enjoys superior sound quality.





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20. Title: The Man I Love, Part 1 / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Eap 1 864 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 4

21. Title: The Man I Love, Part 2 / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Eap 2 2864 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 4

22. Title: The Man I Love, Part 3 / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Eap 3 2864 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 4





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23. Title: Peggy Lee [aka The Man l Love] / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 7EP 68 / Rel. Year: possibly 1957 / Tracks: 4 / Note: As can be seen above, the record jacket of this issue indicates that its title is Peggy Lee. On the other hand, the vinyl itself gives the title as The Man I Love.

24. Title: Peggy Lee [aka That's All] / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (France) 4 864 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 4 / Note: Though its 4 tracks were culled from the album The Man I Love, the record jacket of this French EP abstains from making any overt connection to that LP. The lack of direct reference leads me to wonder if perchance the LP was not available in the 1957 French record market. (I should clarify that I have very little data about Peggy Lee's early releases in France. I do not know the French release date for the original LP The Man I Love -- if it was released there at all. Here and elsewhere, readers should bear in mind that information about Lee's vinyl releases in non-English speaking countries tends to be scant and difficult to retrieve.)






Items And Artwork Shown:

25. Back cover of the aforementioned Japanese EP (image #23).

26. Back cover of each of the aforementioned American EPs (image #20 to #22).

27. Back cover of the aforementioned French EP (image #24).

28. Back cover of one of the World Record Club reissue LPs (item #15 above). I do not have a physical copy of this item, nor have I ever listened to it. Near the bottom of this back cover (just above the images of watches), notice the claim that the record is in stereo. Given the fact that Capitol released The Man I Love in mono only, the Club's claim probably means that its reissued uses reprocessed (i.e., fake) stereo.

29. Cassette edition of item #9 above. Benefits from Dolby audio noise reduction.

30. Title: Spectacular! / Format: LP / Pieces: 2 / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: Pro 363 - Pro 366 / Rel. Date: August 1957 / Note: This promotional 2LP set includes two Peggy Lee renditions from the album The Man I Love. Found in the first side (Pro 363) of the first LP (Pro 363 - Pro 364), the renditions are "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" and "If I Should Lose You." The set's front cover identifies its contents as having been "specially prepared for radio and television programming use.".





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31. Title: The Man I Love ("We Love Jazz" Series) / Format: CD / Label: EMI-Toshiba / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj Cp32 5356 / Rel. Year: 1990 / Tracks: 12 / Note: One of EMI's two Japanese CD editions of the CD.

32. Title: The Man I Love / Format: CD / Label: EMI-Toshiba / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 9467 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Tracks: 12 / Note: One of EMI's two Japanese CD editions of the CD.

33. Title: The Man I Love / Format: CD / Label: DRG / Cat. Num.: 97483 / Rel. Year: 2009 / Tracks: 14 (total); 12 (tracks from the original album) + 2 (bonus tracks) / Note: Legitimate CD, licensed by the independent label DRG from EMI, the company that owns the masters. Remastered.





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34-36. Title: The Folks Who Live On The Hill / Format: 8-track & LP & cassette / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8xf 518 & Df 518 & 4xf 518 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: 10 / Note: Abridged budget reissue of item #1 above. Features fake, reprocessed stereo. The Folks Who Live On The Hill can also be found paired with an album titled Broadway Ala Lee, as a twofer that was made available in the same three formats (with catalogue numbers 8xff 517 & 4xff 517 & Stbb 517). For additional details about the pairing, see this pictorial discography's twofer page.





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37. Title: The Man I Love - If You Go / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 55389 2 6 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 24 (12 from each album) / Note: This is an official issue, released by the company that owns the original album's masters. However, its sound quality is inferior to that of the above-discussed 2009 DRG CD issue. (The Japanese CDs also sound comparatively better. I have not listened to the twofer to be discussed next, but I do expect it to have better sound quality as well.)

38. Title: The Nelson Riddle Sessions / Format: CD / Label: American Jazz Classics / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Ajc 99136 / Rel. Year: 2017 / Tracks: 27 (12 from Jump For Joy, 12 from The Man I Love, plus 3 from 1957 singles sessions







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39. Title: Diva / Format: CD / Label: Delta's Xtra / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 26596 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 21 / Note: This Public Domain CD is a twofer that does not identify itself as such. It covers all 12 tracks from The Man I Love before moving on to Lee's 9 tracks from the 1955 Decca studio album Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues. (The Ella Fitzgerald vocals from the Decca album were excluded.)

40. Title: The Voice (1939-1960) / Artist: Frank Sinatra / Format: CD  /   Label: Membran /     Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 2 33182   /  Rel. Year: 2012   /  Volumes: 46 / Note: This extensive Public Domain collection (760 tracks) includes four albums for which Frank Sinatra served as conductor. The Man I Love is one of them. In what appears to be a typographical error, the boxed set's back cover wrongly gives the year 1950 as the one in which the album was released.

41.  Title: Satin Doll ("The Great Singers" Series) / Format:  CD   /   Label:  Music Box   /   Cat. Num.:  (Greece) 3302173936  /  Rel. Year: 2010 / Tracks: 24 (including three instrumentals by George Shearing and members of his quintet)   / Note:  Public Domain reissue of the albums The Man I Love and Beauty And The Beat!.

42. Title: The Legendary Peggy ("The Best Of The Legends Of Music" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Luxury Multimedia / Cat. Num.: (Ireland) 5 399 8101132 4 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 18 / Note: In 2007, the album The Man I Love had its 50th birthday. The occasion was reason for both celebration and concern. In various key European countries, fifty years is the waiting period after which albums fall into Public Domain, thereby allowing budget record companies to (ab)use those albums by releasing them in subpar versions. Such versions do not use the original masters, but are instead dubbed from any old vinyl or old CD copy that may be available to the company's members. The year 2008 indeed saw the release of the entire Man I Love album in two Public Domain CDs. This one (The Legendary Peggy) mixes the 12 tracks from the album under discussion with 6 Decca studio tracks recorded in 1956. Because I do not own a copy, I cannot speak about the quality of its sound. For what is worth, the cover design suggests a more decent amount of care than in the cases of the next items.

43. Title: Things Are Swingin' & The Man I Love ("Original Masters Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Play 24-7 / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Play 2 073 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Volumes: 2 / Tracks: 27 (total); 24 (12 from each album) + 3 (bonus tracks) / Note: This Public Domain issue moves one step further in the bastardization of Lee's LP catalogue, copying not only the 1957 Capitol album under discussion but also the 1958 Capitol album Things Are Swingin' (discussed in section VI below). To make matters worse, the company indiscriminately issued 10 of the 12 tracks from The Man I Love in a various-artists 4CD set named Jazz Divas, too.

44. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 2 / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Holland) Rgjcd 329 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 97 (total), including 93 Peggy Lee vocals and 4 instrumentals by Stella Castellucci and Gene DiNovi / Note: The Man I Love is among the albums included in this crass set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.

45 & 46. Title: Peggy Lee ("Greatest Jazz" Series), aka The Man I Love; That's All / Format: CD / Label: Echo Industries / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ejc 728 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: This album's correct title, The Man I Love, appears in both the back cover and the disc itself. The front cover confusingly uses at least three options.






Artwork Shown:

47-52. Six photos from the recording sessions for The Man I Love. In some of the shots, an alternatively pensive or inspired Lee is seen by herself at the isolation booth, coffee and purse nearby, or in hand. In other shots, she is in the company of the two other leading minds behind the project, arranger Nelson Riddle and conductor Frank Sinatra.




V. JUMP FOR JOY (1958)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Jump For Joy / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: T 979 & St 949 / Rel. Year: 1958 (mono) & 1959 (stereo) / Tracks: 12 / Note: The first Peggy Lee LP to be released in both monaural and stereophonic sound, Jump For Joy is seen herein in both configurations.

3. Title: Jump For Joy / Format: LP / Label: Capitol's Pathe Marconi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) T 979 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: British reissue of the American mono LP. The cover's front and back are almost identical to the original and earlier editions. The minor differences include a flimsier record jacket and, in the back cover, the words "originally released in 1958," along with the Pathé Marconi icon.






Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Title: Jump For Joy / Format: 10" LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Olp 010 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 8 / Note: Probably the earliest Japanese release of the album under discussion. Notice that it is a 10" LP, containing only eight of the twelve songs that are found in the original USA album.

5. Title: Jump For Joy / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Csp 1019 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 8 / Note: Presumed to date from the 1960s, and to be the earliest of the 12" LP Japanese versions of this album. Red vinyl.

6 & 7. Title: Jump For Joy / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecs 80167 / Rel. Year: 1975 / Tracks: 12 / Note: These images show two copies of the same Japanese vinyl edition of Jump For Joy. Excess of light might explain why Lee's image suffers from a yellow hue in photograph #6. A slightly more accurate shot is offered in image #7 -- even though that record jacket's obi is torn and thus incomplete.

8. Title: Jump For Joy / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 9759 / Rel. Year: 2013 / Tracks: 12 / Note: The only Japanese digital edition of the album so far. This is a mini-LP CD edition.





Items And Artwork Shown:

9. Title: The Song Is You / Format: LP / Label: EMI's Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mfp 1358 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: EMI's budget line produced this reissue of the original album. Music For Pleasure actually reissued the album in both the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, using the same catalogue number but different record jackets for each country. On that matter, see also the next entry.

10. Title: Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: EMI's Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Mfp 5092 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: This reissue of the original album was prepared by EMI's budget line, which actually reissued the album in both Dutch and British lands. For each country, Music For Pleasure used the same catalogue number but different record jackets. See also the previous entry.

11. Additional views of the LP discussed in the preceding entry. The partially captured text (i.e., track listing + parts of the liner notes) belongs to the album's back cover. The liner notes are the same ones found in the back cover of item #9, though they have been translated from English to Dutch.





Items And Artwork Shown:

12 & 13. Title: Jump For Joy / Format: reel & LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Tt 524 & T 524 / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: British reissue of the original album. Released by an EMI-owned mail-order record club that had branches in both the United Kingdom and Australia.

14 & 15. Title: Jump For Joy / Format: LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Lm 87 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1966 / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: Australian reissue of the original album. Released by an EMI-owned mail-order record club that had branches in both Australia and the United Kingdom.





Items And Artwork Shown:

16 - 18. Title: Jump For Joy, Part 1 / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Eap 1 979 / Rel. Year: 1958 / Tracks: 4 / Note: These images show slightly different editions of the EP Jump For Joy. The third has been confirmed as being of British origin, but the precedence of the other two remains unclear to me. It could be that one item is American, the other French. Another possible explanation would be that both EPS are from the same country, but one was produced for commercial sale, the other for use on jukebox machines. (See also the section dedicated to Things Are Swingin', immediately below. That is another album whose EPs evince a similar pattern or distribution.) Yet another unclear matter is the total number of Jump For Joy volumes that were ever issued by Capitol on EP. The third of the above-seen covers identifies itself as "part 1," thereby suggesting that there was at least one additional Jump For Joy EP issue. However, my sources make no mention of a part 2 or part 3 -- nor have I ever come across any such EP parts, either.





Items And Artwork Shown:

19. Title: Jump For Joy / Format: CD / Label: DRG / Cat. Num.: 97484 / Rel. Year: 2009 / Tracks: 14 (total); 12 (tracks from the original album) + 2 (bonus tracks) / Note: Legitimate CD, licensed by the independent label DRG from EMI, the company that owned the masters at the time. Sourced from such masters. I should clarify that the actual CD item does not include the yellow frame seen in the image above. (The framing is a self-added feature to which I have resorted for the purpose of displaying a clearer image. Without the framing, the white strip on the top of the front cover would not be clearly delineated.) For another legitimate CD issue of this album, see next item.

20 & 21. Title: Things Are Swingin' - Jump For Joy / Format: CD & CS / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 54543 2 5 & 7243 8 54543 4 9 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Tracks: 24 / Note: This is an official issue, released by the company that owns the masters. Paradoxically, however, it is not the best sonic transfer of the albums in question. Out of the three Jump For Joy CD editions in existence, the lesser sound quality is sported by this item. (Personally, however, I do not find any of the CD editions as sonically satisfactory as my LP copy.) As for the cassette edition seen in image #21, it was issued in Thailand; I have no record of its release anywhere else.





Items And Artwork Shown:

22.  Title: The Swingin' Side Of Peggy Lee ("The Great Singers" Series) / Format:  CD   /   Label:  Music Box   /   Cat. Num.:  (Greece) 3302173921  /  Rel. Year: 2010 / Tracks: 24    / Note:  Public Domain reissue of the albums Things Are Swingin' and Jump For Joy

23. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 2 / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Holland) Rgjcd 329 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 97 (total), including 93 Peggy Lee vocals and 4 instrumentals by Stella Castellucci and Gene DiNovi / Note: Jump For Joy is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.

24. Title: The Nelson Riddle Sessions / Format: CD / Label: American Jazz Classics / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Ajc 99136 / Rel. Year: 2017 / Tracks: 27 (12 from Jump For Joy, 12 from The Man I Love, plus 3 from 1957 singles sessions.





Artwork Shown:

25. Back cover of the Japanese 10" LP discussed in entry #4.

26. Back cover of the original LP in its stereo edition. (For the front cover, see image #2 above.)

27. A 1958 issue of Capitol's self-promotional magazine Capitol News featured the above-seen message in verse. The message was addressed to the disc jockeys who were expected to play cuts from the album on the radio airwaves. This page from the Capitol News magazine might be showing us a reprint: presumably, Lee's suitably jovial ditty appeared first in the promotional LP copies of Jump For Joy that Capitol sent to radio stations -- perhaps printed in a sheet insert. Besides trying to favorably predispose disc jockeys toward the album, Peggy Lee's message also purported to be an eulogy of Nelson Riddle. An ad, a poem, and an ode.





Artwork Shown:

28. A more colorful promotional ad, also from 1958. Along with Peggy Lee's Jump For Joy, two other albums are on display (the second volume of This Is Sinatra and a circus extravaganza that starts off with selections from the Danny Kaye film Merry Andrew).


VI. THINGS ARE SWINGIN' (1958)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1. Title: Things Are Swingin' / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: T 1049 / Rel. Year: 1958 / Tracks: 12 / Note: This is the original mono LP edition of the album under scrutiny. There was also an original stereo release, seen below (image #4).

2. Title: Things Are Swingin' / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) T 1049 / Rel. Year: 1958 / Tracks: 12 / Note: British pressing of the American LP seen in image #1. A 1958 British stereo counterpart might have also been released, but I have yet to find confirmation. There was a 1985 stereo reissue as well (item #5 below).

3. Title: Things Are Swingin' / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 5C 038 85435 / Rel. Year: 1977 (according to one source) or 1980 (according to another source) / Tracks: 12 / Note: Dutch edition of the American LP seen in image #1.





Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Title: Things Are Swingin' / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: ST 1049 / Rel. Year: 1958 or 1959 (most likely 1959) / Tracks: 12 / Note: Stereo version of item #1.

5 & 6. Title: Things Are Swingin' ("Nostalgia" & "Retrospect" Reissue Series) / Format: CS & LP / Label: EMI's Pathé Marconi / Cat. Num.: (France Pm 156 619 4/1) & (United Kingdom Tcems/Ems 1139) / Rel. Year: 1985 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Stereo reissue of the original album. Released, under different series, in France and Great Britain. Superior sound quality in both formats (tape and vinyl). The cassette version boasts Dolby audio noise reduction, which further enhances this album's intrinsically warm sound.





Items And Artwork Shown:

7. Title: Things Are Swingin' / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Csp 1055 / Rel. Year: unknown; probably 1960s / Tracks: 12 / Note: Japanese edition of item #4. On LP, Things Are Swingin' was issued at least three times in Japan. This vinyl is red-colored.

8. Title: Things Are Swingin' ("The Vocal Entertainment 2000, Part 2" Series) / Format: LP / Label: EMI Toshiba / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecj 60044 / Rel. Year: 1987 / Tracks: 12 / Note: This is the third and, to my knowledge, last of this album's LP editions from Japan. Its vinyl is very thin and, unlike the preceding item, black.

9. Title: Todo Se Dice Con Swing / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Argentina) 1049 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in the original Capitol LP. / Note: Hispanic edition of item #1, with its title translated into Spanish. Same tracks, same artwork.






Items And Artwork Shown:

10 - 12. Title: Things Are Swingin' / Format: LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (Australia) S 8067 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in the original Capitol LP / Note:This reissue of the original album was released by an EMI-owned mail-order record club; the club had branches in the UK and Australia.

13 - 15. Title: Things Are Swingin' / Format: reel & LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ttp 617 & Tp 617 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in the original Capitol LP / Note: Reissue of the original album from the British branch of an EMI-owned mail-order record club. Notice that the liner notes are different from those of the British branch (and both sets of notes are different from the short blurb in the back of the Capitol album's cover, seen below).





Items And Artwork Shown:

16. Title: Things Are Swingin' / Format: reel & LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ttp 617 & Tp 617 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in the original Capitol LP / Note: Reel edition of an issue that was previously shown in its LP format.

17. Back cover of the original LP (item #1).





Items And Artwork Shown:

18 - 20. Title: Things Are Swingin', Part 1 {aka It's A Wonderful World} / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Eap 1 1049 / Rel. Year: 1958 / Tracks: 4 / Note: These images show slightly different editions of the EP Things Are Swingin'. Yet-to-be-corroborated information suggests that the first cover might be American and the second French. The third is definitely British. (An altenrative explanation would be that one od the two EPs was produced for jukebox machines, rather than for commercial sale.) See also the section that this page dedicates to Jump For Joy (section V), another album with a similar EP pattern. Another unclear subject matter is the total number of EPs called Things Are Swingin' that were issued by Capitol. The third of the above-seen covers identifies itself as "part 1," thereby suggesting that there was at least one additional Things Are Swingin' EP issue. However, my sources make no mention of a part 2 or part 3 -- nor have I ever come across any such EP parts, either.





Items And Artwork Shown:

21. Title: Things Are Swingin' / Format: CD / Label: CAPITOL Jazz / Cat. Num.: 7243 5 97071 2 9 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Tracks: 14 (total). 12 (tracks from the original album) + 2 (bonus tracks) / Note: This is an official issue, released by the record company that owns the masters. Of the various CD reissues of Things Are Swingin' with which I am acquainted, this item sports the best sound quality by far, and is thus highly recommended. (I cannot speak as to the sound quality of the 2013 Japanese CD edition listed below, because I have not heard it.)

22. Title: Things Are Swingin' (The Blue Note Collection) / Format: CD / Label: Carrefour - Blue Note / Cat. Num.: (France) 50999 505469 2 3 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Tracks: 14 (total). 12 (tracks from the original album) + 2 (bonus tracks) / Note: Reissue of the preceding item. This is one of 35 Blue Note CDs sold by Carrefour, a French retail chain in the same mold of as WalMart and Tesco, though arguably more sophisticated in its music selection. (To my knowledge, No Blue Note CD series was ever sold in a WalMart store.)

23. Title: Things Are Swingin' ("Female Jazz Vocal Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal Classics & Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 9753 / Rel. Year: 2013 / Tracks: 12 / Note: 24-bit mastered CD edition, in cardboard "mini-LP" style. This 2013 release is the digital debut of Things Are Swingin' in Japan.






Items And Artwork Shown:

24. Title: I Like Men! - Things Are Swingin' / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2234 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24 (12 from each album)

25 & 26. Title: Things Are Swingin' - Jump For Joy / Format: CS & CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom; also Thailand) 7243 8 54543 2 5 & 7243 8 54543 4 9 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Tracks: 24 / Note: This is an official issue, released by the company that owns the masters. However, its quality is less than stellar. Worse yet, it contains not stereo but mono versions of both albums. As for matters of sound quality, the previously discussed 2004 Capitol CD sports significantly better sonics. The CD version (second image) was originally released in Great Britain; the cassette version (first image) was issued in Thailand. I have no record of the cassette's release anywhere else.

27. Title: Swingin' Brightly And Sweetly; Complete Recordings (1958-1959) / Format: CD / Label: Blue Moon / Discs: 2 / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Bmcd 880 / Rel. Year: 2016 / Tracks: 34 (12 from Things Are Swingin', 12 from I Like Men!, plus 10 from 1958-1959 singles sessions) / Note: In addition to containing all her masters from the years 1958 and 1959, this CD also culls together nearly all the numbers that Jack Marshall is known to have conducted for Peggy Lee. The only ones missing are from 1957, and thus fall outside of the time period stipulated on the CD's title.






Items And Artwork Shown:

28.  Title: The Swingin' Side Of Peggy Lee ("The Great Singers" Series) / Format:  CD   /   Label:  Music Box   /   Cat. Num.:  (Greece) 3302173921  /  Rel. Year: 2010 / Tracks: 24    / Note:  Public Domain reissue of the albums Things Are Swingin' and Jump For Joy

29. Title: Things Are Swingin' & The Man I Love ("Original Masters Collection"/"Twin" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Play 24-7 / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Play 2 073 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Volumes: 2 / Tracks: 27 (total); 24 (from the original albums)+ 3 (bonus tracks). / Note: This twofer appears to be an unauthorized CD reissue from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from an already existent CD, or from LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. If Play 24-7 really is a Public Domain company (as opposed to a licensed label), then its actions are shameless: the company would have appropriated the entire contents of the Capitol Jazz CD edition of Things Are Swingin' (item #22 above), including that disc's bonus tracks. Unlicensed use of those previously unissued tracks would further earn any company the denomination "bootlegger." See also next entry.

30. Title: These Ladies Can Swing {Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone} ("Original Masters Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Play 24-7 / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 3 015 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Volumes: 3 / Tracks: 14 / Note: Released by the same company that issued the item that was just discussed, this 3CD set also features all the tracks from the album Things Are Swingin', including the bonus tracks that appeared in the American CD edition, already shown above). Thus the comments about illegality that were made under the preceding entry apply to this set, too. (Unlike the previous entry, however, this item contains tracks from Things Are Swingin' only -- no numbers from The Man I Love.)

31. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Volumes: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rgjcd 314 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 99 (total), including 94 Peggy Lee vocals plus 2 enactments of the instrumental "Peggy Lee's Bow Music" and 3 instrumentals by the George Shearing Quintet / Note: Things Are Swingin' is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.





Related Artwork:

32. Additional shot from the photo session that generated the front covers for the albums Things Are Swingin' and I Like Men!.




VII. I LIKE MEN! (1959)





Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: I Like Men! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: S(T) 1131 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Tracks: 12 / Note: These are the original stereo and mono USA LP editions of the album under scrutiny.

3. Title: I Like Men! / Format: audiophile LP / Label: Pure Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ppan T1131 / Rel. Year: 2009 / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: A properly licensed reissue, this modern-day vinyl was newly mastered from the original EMI tapes. (Pure Pleasure is one of various contemporaneous specialty vinyl labels that cater to listeners in pursuit of superior audio quality.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Title: I Like Men! / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Eap 1 1131 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Tracks: 4 / Note: One of two EP editions of I Like Men!; the other edition can be seen next. Just as in the cases of the two EP editions of Jump For Joy (section V) and Things Are Swingin' (section VI), I have across no data indicating the existence of two editions of I Like Men!. The few clues at hand point to domestic versus foreign pressings: item #4 seems to be European, item #5 American. (Alternatively, it could be that the item shown in picture #4 is a jukebox EP, whereas item #5 could be the commercially sold EP. But the geographical explanation makes perfect sense.)

5. Title: I Like Men! / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Eap 1 1131 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Tracks: 4 / Note: See note to item #4.

6. Title: ¡Me Gustan Los Hombres! / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Argentina) Eap 1 1131 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Tracks: 4 / Note: Hispanic edition of items #4 and #5.






Items And Artwork Shown:

7. Title: I Like Men! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: T 1131 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Tracks: 12 / Note: British edition of item #2. (Same catalogue number, same tracks, same artwork.)

8. Title: I Like Men! / Format: LP / Label: Toshiba-Emi / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecj 60029 / Rel. Year: 1983 / Tracks: 12 /Note: Japanese edition of item #2. I assume that there is at least one earlier vinyl version from that country, but I have yet to come across corroboration for my assumption.

9. Title: I Like Men! ("Female Jazz Vocal Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal Classics & Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 9754 / Rel. Year: 2013 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Cardboard mini-LP, 24-bit mastered CD edition. This 2013 release is the digital debut of I Like Men! in Japan.






Items And Artwork Shown:

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

11. Title: I Like Men! - Sugar 'N' Spice / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 96729 2 5 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24 (12 from each original album) / Note: Until the year 2013, this twofer contained the only official CD issue of I Like Men! in existence. On that year, the previously shown Japanese mini-LP CD edition was released. Though it was issued by the company that owns the masters, the sound quality of this twofer is just adequate. The audiophile LP identified above as item #3 is believed to have far better sound quality. (Since I have not listened to that vinyl from Pure Pleasure Records, my recommendation in this case is merely speculative. The Blue Moon CD twofer, listed next, is also likely to sport very good sound quality.)

12. Title: Swingin' Brightly And Sweetly; Complete Recordings (1958-1959) / Format: CD / Label: Blue Moon / Discs: 2 / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Bmcd 880 / Rel. Year: 2016 / Tracks: 34 (12 from I Like Men!, 12 from Things Are Swingin', plus 10 from 1957-1959 singles sessions) / Note: In addition to containing all her masters from the years 1958 and 1959, this CD also culls together nearly all the numbers that Jack Marshall is known to have conducted for Peggy Lee. The only ones missing are from 1957, and thus fall outside of the time period stipulated on the CD's title.

13. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 2 / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Holland) Rgjcd 329 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 97 (total), including 93 Peggy Lee vocals and 4 instrumentals by Stella Castellucci and Gene DiNovi / Note: I Like Men is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.






Artwork Shown:

14 & 15. Title: I Like Men / Format: reel & LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) T 518 / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: 12 (11 from the original album, which has 12) / Note: Reissue of the original album, released by an EMI-owned mail-order record club with branches in the UK and Australia. Misses the original album track "My Man"; adds the 1950 Capitol master "Life Is So Peculiar."






Artwork Shown:

16. Back cover of the original American LP, stereo version.

17. Capitol's trade ad, promoting I Like Men! and other albums released during the first half of 1959.





Artwork Shown:

18 & 19. More advertisement of Capitol's albums, including I Like Men! Published in March, the first ad continues the label's promotion of its 1959 monophonic LP releases. Published in May, the second ad announces and promotes the stereophonic edition of this album, as well as a few other ones.






Related Artwork:

20 - 22. Additional shots from the photo session that resulted in the front covers of the albums I Like Men! and Things Are Swingin'. The first shot has been amply used, serving as the front cover of various EP, LP, and CD issues.


Other Items Of Note, Not Shown Above:

23. Title: I Like Men! ("Nostalgia" Reissue Series) / Format: cassette & LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: Tcems/Ems 1287 / Rel. Year: 1988 / Tracks: 12




VIII. BEAUTY AND THE BEAT! (1959)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 1219 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Tracks: 9 (vocals by Peggy Lee) + 3 (instrumentals), for a total of 12 / Note: Images #1 and #2 show the original American stereo and mono editions of the album under discussion. For the back cover(s), see entry #47 below.

3 & 4. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) (S)T 1219 / Rel. Year: ca. 1959 / Tracks: same ones as in items #1 and #2 / Note: British stereo and mono editions of the album under discussion. As can be seen above, the front covers of American and British Capitol-EMI albums are nearly identical. Generally, a British EMI album from the 1950s or 1960s will feature not only the same basic artwork but also the same catalogue number, tracks, and title as its American counterpart on Capitol. The release date is different, but not by much; the UK editions tended to be issued within the same year as the US originals.

General Note:
The album Beauty And The Beat! is a studio recreation of a live concert that could not be released due to technical difficulties experienced at the performing venue. For full details about the concert and about the P.A. system at the root of the technical problems, consult this page. The unissued concert tapes are still preserved in Capitol's tape vault, but they are deemed unreleasable due to their very subpar sound quality. One small exception to this unfortunate situation is the concert's version of "Always True To You In My Fashion." Issued separately from the album -- in a Peggy Lee compilation -- it sports fine, clearly audible sound, and is actually a fun, loose and altogether enjoyable performance.





Item And Artwork Shown:

5-8. Title: Souvenir Of The 1959 DJ Convention, Miami, Fla. / Format: LP (boxed set) / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: T 1219 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Tracks: Same twelve as in the original American LP. / Note: The item under scrutiny was never commercially issued. Instead, the set was sent to disc jockeys who attended the Miami convention in which the original Lee-Shearing concert took place, and who signed for a copy while they were there. A total of 2,500 copies were reported to have been pressed. As can be seen above, the item is a boxed set whose front cover (image #5) is completely blank, except for the album's title, rendered in gold lettering. When opened, the box's inner sides (image #6) reveal themselves to be the front and back covers of the commercially released LP (in its monaural version). The vinyl is found inside, of course, along with two typewritten letters and two photos (image #7). One photo is of Peggy Lee, who has penned in it the comment "Let's cut another one soon," closing with the words "Love, Peggy" (image #8). The other photo shows George Shearing and includes another inscription apparently written by Peggy Lee herself ("Couldn't have done it without you, George"). As for the handwritten letters, there is an unsigned one from Capitol Records, and there is another one signed by Lee on behalf of both Shearing and herself. The two letters apologize for the sonic problems that prevented many of the convention's attendees from hearing the concert.






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9. Title: Beauty And The Beat!: Capitol Presents Peggy Lee And George Shearing And The Quintet / Format: LP / Label: EMI Bovema / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 5c 056 81 465 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same ones as in the original American LP / Note: Laminated front cover. This is one of at least four Dutch editions of the album under discussion; the others are shown next.

10. Title: The Beauty And The Beat ("Supersound" Series) / Format: LP & CS / Label: EMI Bovema / (Netherlands) / Cat. Num.: 5c 022 81 465 & __ 022 81 465 / Rel. Year: unknown (probably 1970s or 1980s) / Tracks: same ones as in the original American LP / Note: Straying from the norm, the front cover of this item does not feature the familiar photo of Lee and Shearing by the piano. Instead, the original photo was replaced with an unrelated shot of Lee. The shot comes from the same photo session that gave us the cover of her 1970 Capitol album Where Did They Go. (For additional details about other uses of the same photo, and for a look at the aforementioned 1970 album cover, consult section XXIII below.)

11. Title: The Beauty And The Beat ("Sterren" Series) / Format: LP / Label: EMI Bovema / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands & Germany) 2c 068 54 576 & Hst 1219 / Rel. Year: unknown, but no earlier than 1968 / Tracks: same ones as in the original American LP / Note: This Dutch edition was also manufactured and released in Germany.

12. Title: The Beauty And The Beat ("Emigold" Series) / Format: LP / Label: EMI Disc / (Netherlands) Cat. Num.: Dag 108 (also bears the number 5c 022 81 465) / Rel. Year: unknown (definitely 1970s or 1980s) / Tracks: same ones as in the original American LP / Note: See commentary about item #10 (specifically, the note about the front cover picture).

13. A display of item #9. Includes partial views of the vinyl and the back cover.

14. A display of item #10. Includes partial views of the vinyl and the back cover.

15. Back cover of item #11.

16. Back cover of item #12.

General Note:
In all but one of the above-shown Dutch versions of Beauty And the Beat!, the album's original title has been slightly altered. An article has been added at the start. Also, the exclamation sign at the end has been deleted.





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17. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Csp 1023 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: Same ones as in the original American LP / Note: In Japan, Beauty And The Beat! went through at least three LP editions. All three are shown herein. Possibly the earliest, this particular edition used red vinyl.

18. Title: Beauty And The Beat! ("Jazz Vocal Masterpieces" Series) / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecj 50023 / Rel. Year: 1972 / Tracks: Same ones as in the original American LP / Note: Second of at least three Japanese vinyl issues of Beauty And The Beat!.

19 & 20. Title: Beauty And The Beat! ("Jazz Vocal Best Collection" Series) / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecp 88026 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: Same ones as in the original American LP / Note: Third Japanese vinyl issue of Beauty And The Beat!. Exists in two pressings, as illustrated above. The differences between jackets are circumscribed to the obi strips. Besides being of a different color, the obi does not list the same price for both items. (Item #20 commanded a higher price tag than item #19.) Hidden under the obi is the Capitol logo, which is colored pink in the case of this Japanese item. (This pink Capitol logo can be seen in Japanese and British editions of the album Make It With You, spotlighted in section XXXII below.)





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21. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Australia) possibly (S)T 1219 [confirmation needed] / Rel. Year: ca. 1959 / Tracks: Same ones as in the original LP / Note: This Australian edition of the original American album displays a minor divergence in the design of its front cover. All four sides are framed by a white border.

22. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) ST 1219 or, according to one unverified source, ST 1218 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly between 1969 and 1971 / Tracks: Same ones as in the original LP / Note: Reissue of item #3 above. The most obvious difference between the ca. 1969 British edition and this later reissue is not on the jacket but on the vinyl itself. The color of the label on the vinyl is black with a rainbow ring in the earlier issue, green in this reissue. (If British EMI-Capitol followed the same design policies as the American branch, then this label's green coloring points to a release date within the years 1969 and 1971.)

23. Title: Beauty And The Beat! ("Retrospect" & "Nostalgia" Reissue Series) / Format: cassette & LP / Label: EMI & Pathé Marconi / Cat. Num.: (France Pm 154 576 4/1) & (United Kingdom Tcems/Ems 1158; also 26 1005 4/1) / Rel. Year: 1985 (France) and 1986 (United Kingdom) / Tracks: Same ones as in the original LP / Note: Reissue of the original album. Dually released in France (as part of the "Retrospect" series) and Great Britain (as part of the "Nostalgia" series). Superior sound quality in both vinyl and tape formats. The cassette version boasts Dolby audio noise reduction.

24. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: cassette & LP / Label: Pausa / Cat. Num.: Pc 9053 & Pr 9053 / Rel. Year: 1985 / Tracks: same ones as in the original LP / Note: Licensed reissue of the original stereo album (item #1). Pausa was an American branch of the Italian record company Produttori Associati, which received its licenses through the Harry Fox Agency -- the latter apparently operating as a middleman. In 1990, Produttori Associati was successfully sued for failing to pay royalties on the records that it had been reissuing since 1980. Given such legal matters, the full legitimacy of issue #24 remains in question, despite its having been licensed. (For another Pausa reissue of a Peggy Lee album, see section XVII below.) On a separate note, I should clarify that this album's record jacket is indeed in black & white, just as shown in the image under study.

General Note:
All 24 previous entries were dedicated to LP editions of the album Beauty And The Beat!, and yet more could still be added. Since there have been so many vinyl editions (and since the artwork tends to be the same, aside from slight variations), I have tried to make this section comprehensive, rather than exhaustive. For a list of editions released abroad (not only of this album but aso of all other original Peggy Lee albums), consult this discography's pages for Foreign and British issues.






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25. Title: Beauty And The Beat!, Part 1 {aka Do I Love You} / Format: EP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Eap 7 1219 / Rel. Year: 1959 /Tracks: 4 (total); 3 (vocals by Peggy Lee) + 1 (instrumental)

26. Title: Beauty And The Beat!, Part 2 {aka I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City} /Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Eap 8 1219 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Tracks: 4 (total); 3 (vocals by Peggy Lee )+ 1 (instrumental)

27. Title: Beauty And The Beat!, Part 3 {aka Mambo In Miami} /Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Eap 9 1219 / Rel. Year: 1959 /Tracks: 4 (total); 3 (vocals by Peggy Lee) + 1 (instrumental)

General Note:
As the above-shown images make evident, the three EP installments of Beauty And The Beat! have identical artwork and design. The only substantial difference among them can be found in the second EP (image #26); the titles of the songs are listed in the white bar at the top of the front cover. The covers of the two other EPs do not list songs. All three of these EPs proudly identify themselves as monaural releases. So far, I have found no evidence of stereo versions, although I still think that they might exist. Similarly, I am not aware of the existence of American editions of these EPs (they are British), but I would not discard such a possibility.





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28 - 30. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: Reel / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ta-T 5309 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in original American LP / Note: This reel-to-reel tape seems to have been released in the UK only. As most other vintage British reel-to-reel items, it is a twin track mono tape. For the American reel release (a stereo twofer), see entries immediately below. My thanks to Geoff C. for revealing the existence of this rare item to me and to the members of the Steve Hoffmann music forum, and for his very kind sharing of the above-seen images.





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31 - 33. Title: Pretty Eyes - Beauty And The Beat! / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2235 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24 (total); 12 (from Pretty Eyes) and 12 (from Beauty And The Beat!; 9 of them Peggy Lee vocals, 3 of them instrumentals) / Note: This is a 4-track stereo twofer tape. Notice that a 2-track mono single reel was also released (shown in entries right above).





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34. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj CP32 5309 / Rel. Year: 1988 / Tracks: 14 (total); 12 (from the original album; 9 of them Peggy Lee vocals, the other 3 Shearing instrumentals) + 2 (bonus tracks, both vocals)

35. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 9416 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Tracks: same 14 as in item #34.

36. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: CD / Label: CAPITOL Jazz / Cat. Num.: Cdp 7 98454 2 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Tracks: same 14 as in item #34.

37. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: CD / Label: CAPITOL Jazz / Cat. Num.: 7243 5 42308 2 0 / Rel. Year: 2003 / Tracks: same 14 as in item #34.

38. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: CD / Label: CAPITOL Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 6858 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Tracks: same 14 as in item #34.


General Note:
On CD, Beauty And The Beat! exists in two mastered versions, each to be described in one of the two paragraphs that follow this one. Both master versions were issued in Japan first -- and afterwards in the United States.

One version, represented above by images #34 and #36, is basically identical to the original LP. Like the LP, it comes from second-generation tapes with dubbed-in audience applause and spoken introductions before songs. This digital incarnation of the album is a favorite of fans for whom pleasure can be derived from a fine recreation of a live-in-concert atmosphere.

No applause and no spoken introductions are heard in the other version, represented by images #35 and #37. Being a remix of the first-generation 3-track master tapes, this version captures a wealth of vocal nuance that is not readily apparent in the earlier incarnation of the album. The singer and the musicians sound as if they were right next to us, or as if they were -- to use parlance common among music fans -- in our living rooms. Sonically, it is definitely the best of the two alternatives.

I would like to reiterate the fact that both master versions of Beauty And The Beat! made their debut on Japanese CDs (images #34 and #35). In addition to those two CDs, Japan has released this album on compact disc at least one additional time (2006). At the present time, I am unaware of any further releases on Japanese compact disc, but I would not be surprised to eventually come across proof of more. Naturally, any Japanese CD edition released before 2002 would have had to feature the same mastering that was used for the 1988 Japanese disc. Conversely, any edition released after 2002 would be expected to be a transfer of the 2002 mastering. (Such should be the case for the 2006 disc, but I do not have corroboration on the matter.)





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39. Back cover of the Japanese CD seen in image #34. Notice the "+2" sign, which points to the added bonus tracks. Those tracks had never been issued before, but would become common to most subsequent editions of the album.

40. Back cover of the Japanese LP seen in image #17.

41. Back cover of the American CD seen in image #36.

42. Back cover of the American CD seen in image #37.





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43. Title: Beauty And The Beat! - Basin Street East / Format: CD / Label: EMI's Axis / Cat. Num.: (Australia) 7017482 / Tracks: same ones found in the original LPs / Rel. Year: 1991 / Note: Produced by an Australian branch of EMI, this twofer is a legitimate reissue of the original Capitol albums Beauty And The Beat! and Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee.

44. Title: Beauty And The Beat! ("Jazz Voice" Series) / Format: CD / Label: EMI Odeon & CAPITOL Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Spain) unknown / Rel. Year: 2003 / Tracks: Same ones as in item #36 / Note: This special pressing of Beauty And The Beat! was made by EMI Odeon for Global Rhythm Press, located in Barcelona, Spain. Apparently available as part of a set of CDs collectively called Jazz Voice; The Art Of Vocal Jazz, this release is a slightly redesigned version of the 1992 American CD on Capitol Jazz (image #36 above).

45. Title: Beauty And The Beat! (Limited Edition) / Format: CD? / Tracks: Same 14 as in 1992 American CD / Note: Except for a track listing and a 1998 remastering date, I have not succeeded at locating any specifics about the item shown in this picture, which I found online. If it is an official CD (as it looks to be, instead of a bootleg or a MP3-derived disc), my sources have no further details to offer about it.





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

47. Title: Beauty And The Beat! / Format: LP / Label: Vinyl Passion / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Vp 80088 / Rel. Year: 2016 / Tracks: 15 (including three instrumentals by George Shearing and members of his quintet as well as three bonus vocals by Peggy Lee) / Note: Public Domain vinyl reissue of the album Beauty And The Beat!, with three bonus tracks from a singles session taped on March 28, 1959 (i.e., two months before the album sessions).

48. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Volumes: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rgjcd 314 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 99 (total), including 94 Peggy Lee vocals plus 2 enactments of the instrumental "Peggy Lee's Bow Music" and 3 instrumentals by the George Shearing Quintet / Note: Beauty And the Beat! is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.





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49. Promotional 1959 advertisement of six "NEW!" albums "on the swingin' Capitol scene." Top priority is given to the Peggy Lee - George Shearing outing.

50. Back cover of the original 1959 American stereo LP Beauty And The Beat!. The photos of Peggy Lee and George Shearing were taken during their performance at the Miami convention concert. (The photo on the album's front cover was, on the other hand, taken at the recording studio. For a follow-up on this commentary, check entries at the bottom of this section.) Notice also that, while the front cover of Beauty And The Beat! is in color, the back cover is fully in black & white. (Actually, Capitol's standard modus operandi for most of its record jackets was to feature color on the front, black & white on the back. In the specific case of Beauty And The Beat!, I am pointing this contrast not merely for comparison but also for clarification purposes. Viewers unacquainted with the album could wrongly assume that the correct colors are not being rendered in the image under scrutiny.)

51. Black & white Photo shot taken at the actual Miami engagement that inspired the album.





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52. Photo of Peggy Lee and George Shearing at the Americana Hotel, in what presumably was a rehearsal or a preview to the show. The sheet music in her hand seems to be for her interpretation of Cole Porter's "Do I Love You."

53. Color photo shot taken at the actual Miami engagement that inspired the album.

54. Photo shot, not from the Miami engagement but from the album's studio sessions.




IX. LATIN ALA LEE! (1960)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 3. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: reel & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Zt 1290 & (S)T 1290 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 12 / Note: These are the original USA editions of Latin Ala Lee!. In LP format, the album had both a stereo (image #3) and monaural (image #2) release. There were also two domestic reissues on vinyl, discussed below (along with various foreign editions).





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4 & 5. Title: Latin Ala Lee / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) (S)T 1290 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Latin Ala Lee was originally released in April 1960 in the United States. Very shortly thereafter, it was issued in the United Kingdom, too. Seen above are the 1960 stereophonic and monaural British editions. They are identical to the American editions in matters pertaining to catalogue number, photography, and general artwork. However, there is a significant difference: one of the original 12 tracks from the American edition,"Till There Was You," is not found in the British edition. Visually, this difference can be better appreciated by comparing the respective track listings on the back covers. The latter are also pictured in this section, a few rows below.

6. Title: Latin Ala Lee! ("Nostalgia" Reissue Series) / Format: cassette & LP / Label: EMI's Pathé Marconi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Tcems 1304 & Ems 1304 / Rel. Year: 1988 / Tracks: same 12 as in original American album / Note: In the United Kingdom, the LP Latin Ala Lee! was issued in 1960, reissued for the first time in the 1970s, and the reissued a second time toward the end of the next decade, as part of EMI's "Nostalgia" series. The latter is the version pictured in the image under discussion. As with all other issues from the same series, this release offers very good sound quality in both of its configurations (tape, vinyl). The reissue's is also notable because of its reinstatement of "Till There Was You", a number from the original US album which had not been included in the earlier British editions.





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7. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sm 1290 / Rel. Year: unknown; 1970s or 1980s / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP (item #2) / Note: This is an USA reissue of the original LP. One of the details that distinguish it from the original is the yellow label on the vinyl. In contrast, the label of the original Capitol release boasts the company's well-known rainbow design (which happens to be visible in the next image, although that image is not showing the original album).

8. Title: Ritmos Latinos A La Manera De Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Argentina) 29150 / Rel. Year: unknown, possibly early 1960s / Tracks: same 12 as in original American LP / Note: Hispanic edition of the original album.

9. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Asia?) T 1290 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in original American LP / Note: I know little about this item. It seems to have been distributed in The Philippines and, perhaps, in other Asian countries. If the shown image is a faithful reproduction of the physical object, the makers of this edition might have added a bit of artificial coloring to the front cover.








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10. Title: Latin Ala Lee (Starline Series) / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Srs 5080 / Rel. Year: 1971 or 1974 / Tracks: 11 / Note: British EMI produced this reissue as part of its Starline series, which was dedicated to popular albums by popular artists. Since the edition chosen for reissue was the British one, the aforementioned track "Till There Was You" was left out from this release, too. (Some music guides do list "Till There Was You" as one of the tracks in this 1970s reissue. Such guides are erroneous.)

11 & 12. Title: Broadway Ala Lee / Format: 8-track & cassette & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8xf & 4xf & Sf 519 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: 10 / Note: An USA budget reissue of Latin Ala Lee!, this item offered consumers an abbreviated track listing, with two of the original tracks dropped. It may also use reprocessed or so-called fake stereo. Broadway Ala Lee also came out as half of a twofer which was made available in all the formats listed (bearing catalogue numbers 8xff 517 & 4xff 517 & Stbb 517). The vinyl format is pictured in the last of the above-seen images. The other half of the twofer is titled The Folks Who Live On The Hill, and it is an abbreviate reissue as well. For further details, see this discography's page for Twofers .






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13 & 16. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: 10" LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Olp 59 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 10 / Note: One of at least two Japanese vinyl editions of the album, this ten incher misses two songs found in the American 12" LP: "Till There Was You" and "I Enjoy Being A Girl."

14 & 17. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecs 50117 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in original American LP / Note: One of at least two Japanese vinyl editions of the album. I know of no official CD issues of this album in Japan, aside from the twofer to be listed next. (There is a Public Domain CD, too, on the Pigeon label, also shown below.)

15 & 18. Title: Latin Ala Lee! & Olé Ala Lee! ("We Love Jazz" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 5418 / Rel. Year: 1991 /Tracks: 24 (12 from each album) / Note: If those of us who are non-readers of Japanese look just at the above-seen front cover, we might make the assumption that it contains only Latin Ala Lee!. Such an assumption would be wrong. The obi clarifies that two albums are included. See also next image.





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19. Title: Latin Ala Lee! & Olé Ala Lee! / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 56056 2 8 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 24 (12 from each album) / Note: Like the preceding item, this twofer is an official CD reissue. Neither one is, however, the best-sounding digital version of the album under discussion. Aurally, they do not measure up to S&P's digital edition of Latin Ala Lee! (to be discussed below).

20. Title: Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee! / Format: MP3 / Label: Stage Door / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Tracks: 23 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: As a rule, the ever-expanding field of commercial MP3 files has not been covered in this discography. I have made a few exceptions to that rule, however. The above-seen MP3 release, which was issued by a British Public Domain label that specializes in Broadway musicals, cannot be ordered through US-based online stores. Sourced from British LP editions of the two titular albums, this digital twofer does not include "Till There Was You," one of the numbers found in the original American LP. Another original track that is not in the MP3's track listing is "Together Wherever We Go," although I believe that this is an error of omission -- i.e., the MP3 seem to include it.

21. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Olé Ala Lee! / Format: CD / Label: Blue Moon / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Bmcd 869 / Rel. Year: 2015 / Tracks: 27 (all 24 tracks from the orignal albums + bonus tracks) / Note: The three bonus tracks are from the much earlier, Latin-oriented session (November 25, 1947) that generated the smash hit "Mañana."





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22 - 25. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: CD & audiophile LP / Label: S&P / Cat. Num.: Spr 712 & Sp 504 [EMI's licensing number: 7243 5 84238 2 2) / Rel. Year: 2003 / Tracks: 15 (total); 12 (from the original album) + 3 (bonus tracks, two different from the bonus tracks in the DCC release to be itemized next) / Note: This licensed reissue was remastered from the original master tapes and remixed in the same Capitol studio where the original sessions were recorded. WAVAC amplifiers were employed during the remixing process. The result is a CD that boasts vibrantly warm sound quality -- and ditto for the LP counterpart. The first couple of images above spotlight the CD, while the last two are dedicated to the LP. As of 2015, this S&P release ranks not only as the best-sounding edition of Latin Ala Lee! but also as one of the very best-sounding reissues of any Peggy Lee album.





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26. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: CD / Label: Dcc / Cat. Num.: Dzs 181 [EMI's licensing number: 7243 5 23808 2 4] / Rel. Year: 2000 / Tracks: 15 (total); 12 (from the original album) + 3 (bonus tracks, two of them different from the bonus tracks in the S&P issues itemized above) / Note: This reissue of Latin Ala Lee! was licensed from EMI (the record label that owned the masters at the time) by DCC, a company now defunct. The CD was remastered from the original three-track tapes, but not mixed anew.

27. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: CD / Label: Hallmark / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 710262 / Rel. Year: 2011 / Note: Unauthorized and substandard reissue of the original album. Potential customers are advised to stay away from CDs released on the Hallmark label. This mass-marketing budget company frequently produces poor-quality CDs, apparently transferred from worn-out LPs and used CDs. Some Hallmark CDs suffer from even audible pops and needle skips.

28. Title: Latin Ala Lee! ("Audiophile Classic" Series) / Format: CD / Label: RockInMusic / Cat. Num.: (Asia) Ac 026 / Rel. Year: 2015 / Tracks: 12 / Note: This Public Domain CD can be found on sale at online commercial sites in China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines. The label's country of origin remains unknown to me.





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29 & 30. Title: Latin Ala Lee!, Part 1 {aka Heart} / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Eap 5 1290 & Sep 5 1290 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 4 / Note: Mono and stereo editions of the same EP, containing four of the twelve tracks from the 12" LP Latin Ala Lee!.

31 & 32. Title: Latin Ala Lee!, Part 2 {aka On The Street Where You Live} / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Eap 6 1290 & Sep 6 1290 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 4 Note: Mono and stereo editions of the same EP, containing four of the twelve tracks from the 12" LP Latin Ala Lee!.





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33. Title: Latin Ala Lee!, Part 3 {aka Till There Was You} /Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Eap 7 1290 & Sep 7 1290 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 4 Note: Mono edition; I currently miss a picture of this EP's stereo edition.

34. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (France) Eap 4 1290 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 4 / Note: The track listing of this French EP is not identical to that of any of the other EPs on display.

35. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Denmark) Eap 4 1290 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 4 / Note: The track listing of this Danish EP is not identical to that of any of the other EPs on display.





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36-38. Title: Latin Ala Lee! / Format: Jukebox EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Xe 1290 (Xe 1 1290, Xe 2 1290, Xe 3 1290, Xe 4 1290, Xe 5 1290) / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 10 (2 per disc) / Note: For its jukebox edition, the album Latin Ala Lee! was split into five 45-rpm discs, all of which are shown in these images. (In its LP configuration, the album consists of 10 tracks. Left out of the jukebox edition were "Heart" and "C'est Magnifique.") Actually the images above show two variants of the jukebox set. The variant sporting a violet-colored label was intended for promotional purposes only. The variant with the rainbow-colored label was the official, commercial version. Both were issued only in stereo -- not mono -- and both came inside a plain sleeve that, in this case, reads "Artist Of The Week - Xe 1290 - For Juke Boxes Only - Capitol." (Above, the plain sleeve of the commercial version reads slightly differently. Instead of "Artist Of The Week - Xe 1290 - For Juke Boxes Only - Capitol," that sleeve reads "Artist Of The Week - Xe 1407 - For Juke Boxes Only - Capitol." The reason for the difference is that, in this photo, a wrong sleeve has been attached to the set of 7" discs. Sleeve Xe 1407 belongs to a jukebox set by the Kinston Trio. The Trio's name is probably hidden under the brown piece of carton on which the name 'Peggy Lee' was handwritten. My apologies for the inclusion of an incorrect sleeve. Unfortunately, I do not count with any other photos of the commercial jukebox EP set. What is more, (I do not own a physical copy of this configuration, nor have I ever seen one.) Judging from these photos the commercial version has a record jacket, too, but the promotional version might not. On a different note, I should point out, in passing, that online sellers frequently offer each of these jukebox 45-rpm discs separately, without clarifying that the items were originally part of a set -- a fact of which those sellers might not be themselves aware.





Items And Artwork Shown:

39. Back cover of the original American LP, in its monaural format.

40. Capitol's Ad in support of its releases for the spring of 1960. According to the advertisement, these are "18 rather special new stereo albums from Capitol." Latin Ala Lee! is pictured fourth in the top column.

41. Back cover of the 1970s British Starline reissue LP discussed above. If you look at this back cover's track listing, you will notice that it lists only 11 of the 12 tracks from the American original LP. The number "Till There Was You" was omitted from 1960s and 1970s British editions of the album. (The track was finally included in a 1980s British edition, already discussed above.) Not omitted, thankfully, was the drawing of "matadora Lee" on top of a bull. That drawing graced the album's back cover on both sides of the Atlantic.





Items And Artwork Shown:

42 & 43. Title: Latin! Peggy Lee (Latin Music Series) / Format: CD / Label: Pigeon / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Gx 106 / Rel. Year: possibly 1987 / Tracks: 14 (12 from Latin Ala Lee!, 2 from & Olé Ala Lee!) / Note: Images of the item with and without its obi. Part of a reissue series, apparently dedicated to Latin-oriented albums. In the absence of detailed information, I have assumed Pigeon to be a Public Domain label.

44. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Volumes: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rgjcd 314 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 99 (total), including 94 Peggy Lee vocals plus 2 enactments of the instrumental "Peggy Lee's Bow Music" and 3 instrumentals by the George Shearing Quintet / Note: Latin Ala Lee! is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.





Items And Artwork Shown:

45. Side-by-side view of the LP Latin Ala Lee! and its sequel, Olé Ala Lee!, both released in 1960. This pair of covers are credited to designer Marvin Schwartz, who received a Grammy nomination for the earliest of the two. The original concept for that Grammy-nominated cover was suggested by Peggy Lee herself.

46. Published in an Italian magazine, this is another shot from the Latin Ala Lee! photo sessions.




X. ALL AGLOW AGAIN! (1960)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: All Aglow Again! (The Starline Series) / Format: reel & LP / Label: CAPITOL Starline / Cat. Num.: _ 1366 & T 1366 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 12 / Note: This album was released in monaural sound only (not in stereo). An anthology, it was originally part of Capitol's Starline series, dedicated to compiling and reissuing numbers by popular artists from the label's roster. Image #1 shows the LP's American edition, image #2 the British edition (released shortly after the American edition). Like many other UK EMI albums, the British LP is laminated.

3. Title: All Aglow Again! / Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: Ccm 921 2 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 19 (total); 9 (from the original album) + 3 (alternate stereo takes, all of them replacing the mono takes heard in the original LP, two of them previously unissued) + 6 (bonus tracks, two of them in stereo) / Note: As of 2012, this is the only CD edition of All Aglow Again! to ever be released. As for the five added stereo tracks, three of them had never been issued previously. The hit "Fever" is heard in a previously available but newly mixed stereo take.





Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Title: All Aglow Again! / Format: Reel / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) TaT 1366 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1960 / Tracks: 12 / Note: This reel edition of All Aglow Again! was issued in the United Kingdom. I have come across no evidence of a USA reel release.

5 - 7. Title: All Aglow Again / Format: reel & LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Tt 606 & T 606 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in the original album. / Note: Reissue of the original album, released by an EMI-affiliated mail-order record club. The first image shows the reel. Found on the internet, the other two images are both said to show the LP. Perhaps old age has caused tint discoloration in one of them, or perhaps the other was re-tinted by the original or earlier uploader.





Artwork Shown:

8. Title: All Aglow Again! / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom & France) Eap 4 1366 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 4 / Note: Unfortunately, I do not have a better picture for the item under discussion. Despite its blurry and diminutive dimensions, this image should still supply viewers with a basic impression of the EP's front cover.

9 & 10. Title: All Aglow Again! ("Retrospect" & "Nostalgia" Reissue Series) / Format: Cs & LP / Label: EMI & Pathé Marconi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom Eg 26 0605 4/1) & (France Pm 156 554 4/1) / Rel. Year: 1985 / Tracks: same 12 as in the original Capitol album. / Note: Reissue of the original album. Dually released in France (as part of the "Retrospect" series) and the UK (as part of the "Nostalgia" series). Superior sound quality in both vinyl and tape formats. A copy of the French vinyl version is on display above; it essentially looks identical to the original American edition. The cassette version boasts Dolby audio noise reduction.

11. Title: 'All Aglow Again' / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) T 1366 H / Rel. Year: unknown, but no earlier than 1964 / Tracks: 12 / Note: This Dutch edition of All Aglow Again! did not use the original American artwork, opting instead for a reduced reproduction of the same photo that graces the front cover of Jump For Joy (a 1958 album profiled in section V above). It was part of a Dutch Capitol reissue series which used the same front cover design for its other albums. (The five other artists known to have albums in the series are Nat King Cole, The Kingston Trio, Dean Martin, Les Paul & Mary Ford, and Frank Sinatra.





Items And Artwork Shown:


12. A published alternate shot from the All Aglow Again! - Latin Ala Lee! photo sessions.

13. An unpublished shot from the All Aglow Again! - Latin Ala Lee! photo sessions.

14. Title: Pretty Eyes - All Aglow Again! / Format: MP3 / Label: Stage Door / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Tracks: 24 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: As a rule, the ever-expanding field of commercial MP3 files has not been covered in this discography. I have made a few exceptions to that rule, however. This MP3 release -- which comes from a British Public Domain label that specializes in Broadway musicals -- cannot be ordered through US-based online stores.


General Note:
The 1960 album All Aglow Again! is actually an anthology that combines then-recent recordings (1958-1959) with considerably older masters (four recorded in 1952, one recorded in 1947). Of the anthology's 12 masters, two thirds had been issued as singles before 1960 and the other third had never been issued previously.




XI. PRETTY EYES (1960)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Pretty Eyes / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 1401 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Original edition of the album, in its stereo (image #1) and mono (image #2) formats.

3. Title: Pretty Eyes ("Nostalgia" & "Retrospect" Reissue Series) / Format: cassette & LP / Label: EMI's Pathé Marconi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Tcems 1153 & Ems 1153; also Ed 26 0913 4 & Ed 26 0913 1 / Rel. Year: 1986 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Reissue of the original album. Noteworthy for its very good sound quality in both vinyl and tape formats. For the cassette configuration, see the last row of images under this section.






Item And Artwork Shown:

4 - 7. Store window display that was part of Capitol's promotion of the album. It consists of three flat panels, each one with a height of 19 inches and a width of 12 inches.






Items And Artwork Shown:

8. Title: Pretty Eyes - Beauty And The Beat! / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2235 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24 (total); 12 (from Pretty Eyes) + 12 (from Beauty And The Beat!; 9 of them Peggy Lee vocals, 3 of them instrumentals)

9. Title: Pretty Eyes - All Aglow Again! / Format: MP3 / Label: Stage Door / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Tracks: 24 / Rel. Year: 2012 / As a rule, the ever-expanding field of commercial MP3 files has not been covered in this discography. I have made a few exceptions to that rule, however. This MP3 release -- which comes from a British Public Domain label that specializes in Broadway musicals -- cannot be ordered through US-based online stores.

10. Title: Pretty Eyes - Guitars Ala Lee / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 98883 2 6 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: 24 (all 12 tracks from each original album) / Note: Released by EMI (the company that owns the masters), this twofer contains the only CD issue of the albums Pretty Eyes and Guitars Ala Lee.





Items And Artwork Shown:

11. Title: Pretty Eyes / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Argentina? Uruguay?) 1401 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Hispanic edition of the original album.

12 & 13. Title: Pretty Eyes / Format: reel & LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Tt 484 & T 484 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 12 (total); 11 (from the original album; one track omitted in the LP) + 1 (bonus or substitute track in the LP) / Note: Reissue of the original album, released by an EMI-affiliated mail-order record club. Curiously, one of the original album's tracks, "Moments Like This," was replaced with " 'Deed I Do," a track that was not part of the album sessions, and which had been recorded back in the 1940s. Even more curiously, this substitution occurs only in the vinyl; the reel counterpart includes "Moments Like This," not " 'Deed I Do."

14. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 2 / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Holland) Rgjcd 329 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 97 (total), including 93 Peggy Lee vocals and 4 instrumentals by Stella Castellucci and Gene DiNovi / Note: Pretty Eyes is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.





Artwork Shown:

15. Back cover of the original stereo LP seen in image #1.

16. Title: Pretty Eyes ("Nostalgia" & "Retrospect" Reissue Series) / Format: CS & LP / Label: EMI's Pathé Marconi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Tcems 1153 & Ems 1153; also Ed 26 0913 4 & Ed 26 0913 1 / Rel. Year: 1986 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Reissue of the original album. Noteworthy for its very good sound quality in both vinyl and tape formats. This cassette benefits from the use of Dolby audio noise reduction. For the LP configuration, see image #3 above.

17. Title: Pretty Eyes ("Nostalgia" & "Retrospect" Reissue Series) / Format: CS & LP Note: Back cover of the 1986 LP whose details are given in entry #3 (and again in entry #17).





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18. Advertisement placed by Capitol in trade magazines. In total, 18 new albums are listed. Four are prominently advertised: Pretty Eyes (Peggy Lee), Swingin' Southern Style (Glen Gray), The DeCastros Sing (The DeCastro Sisters), and A Touch Of Blue (Jonah Jones). Also showcased are two Jackie Gleason albums, both previously issued in mono, being newly released in stereo.

19. Advertisement in the back of a 1960 concert program, promoting Capitol releases by three acts featured at said concert -- The Kingston Trio, Peggy Lee, George Shearing. Naturally, Lee's and Shearing's album together (Beauty And The Beat!) is showcased. Topping the list of solo Lee albums is Pretty Eyes, which had been released in two months before these September concert dates at the Hollywood Bowl.




XII. CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL (1960)






Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Christmas Carousel / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 1423 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Images #1 and #2 show the front cover of the original USA LP in its mono and stereo formats.

3. Title: Christmas Carousel / Note: British LP edition of the original American album under discussion. Same catalogue number, release year, and tracks. Monaural. (I assume that British EMI also pressed copies in stereo, but I have yet to see one.)

4. Title: Christmas Carousel / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Csp 1074 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Japanese stereo edition of the original American album under discussion. Red vinyl.

5 & 6. Title: Christmas Carousel / Format: CD & Cassette / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Cdp 7777 94450 4 & 7777 94450 2 / Rel. Year: 1990 / Tracks: 17 (total); 12 (from the original album) + 3 (originally released in item #17 below) + 2 (bonus tracks) / Note: This American compact disc is the earliest of the many digital reissues of Christmas Carousel -- as will be illustrated next. The CD was also issued in a longbox edition that identifies itself as being part of the Capitol Collectors Series. As for the cassette, it is a counterpart of this expanded CD (i.e., it does contain all 17 tracks from the CD).

7. Title: Christmas / Format: CD / Label: Disky / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) Ch 877292 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: Same 17 as item #5 above. / Note: Dutch edition of the American CD seen in image #5. Released by a label that was affiliated to -- or was part of -- EMI.

8. Title: The Christmas Album / Format: CD / Label: EMI Music Australia / Cat. Num.: (Australia) 7243 8 31067 2 1 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: Same 17 as item #5 above. / Note: This Australian version of the American CD (item #5) uses the same design as the previously discussed Dutch version (item #7). However, it uses the title and catalogue number of the British editions, which will be itemized next.

9. Title: The Christmas Album / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 31067 2 1 / Rel. Year: 1990? / Tracks: Same as item #5 above. / Note: One of the British editions of the American CD seen in image #5.

10. Title: The Christmas Album / Format: CD & Cassette / Label: EMI's Music For Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 31067 2 1 [also Mfp 6149 & Tc-Mfp 6149] / Rel. Year: 1990 [possibly pressed again repeatedly during the decade, including 1994 and 1996] / Tracks: Same 17 as in item #5 above / Note: One of various British reissues of the American CD Christmas Carousel. Part of EMI's popular Music For Pleasure budget line. The picture on the cover of this compact disc is the same photo that was originally used for another Peggy Lee LP (Happy Holiday), to be discussed below. There might be a 1996 pressing with the same catalogue number (6149) but on the EMIgold label.

11. Title: The Christmas Album / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 97537 2 3 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: Same as item #5 above. / Note: Yet another British reissue of the American CD Christmas Carousel.

12. Title: Christmas ("10 Great Songs" Series) / Format: MP3 & CD / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 04581 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 10 / Note: With their meager, ungainly compilations, EMI's "10 Great [Christmas] Songs" series was perhaps trying to target casual, undemanding buyers of holiday music, as well as undiscriminating listeners of the MP3 era. The Peggy Lee volume of this series lazily recycles its cover artwork from previous EMI CDs (e.g., the excellent British EMI anthology The Very Best Of Peggy Lee, released in 2000). Naturally, the included tracks come from the LPs Christmas Carousel (item #1 above) and Happy Holiday (item #17 below). Oddly, however, not even one of the Lee-penned songs from Christmas Carousel was included. (In other words, "Don't Forget To Feed The Reindeer," "The Tree," etc. are missing.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

13. Title: (Peggy Lee) Christmas / Format: cassette & CD / Label: EMI Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 7 2435 26239 2 4/1 / Rel. Year: 2000 / Tracks: 11 (total); 8 (from item #2 above) + 3 (from item #17 below). / Note: Although abridged and budget-oriented (i.e., no booklet, no liner notes), this edition of Christmas Carousel deserves to be highlighted. From a sonic standpoint, I believe it to rank as the very best. (Of the other CD editions listed herein, item #14 is more satisfactory in every area except sonically, where it ranks second. Most other CD editions are straight transfers of item #5, whose mastering quality leaves a lot to be desired.)

14. Title: Christmas With Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 09463 63376 2 3 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Tracks: 16 (total); 12 (from item #2 above) + 3 (bonus tracks, one previously unissued, another leased from Decca Records, and the third from a 1949 holiday single) / Note: This above-average anthology was put together by EMI in conjunction with Peggy Lee's family, who contributed photos, curiosities (e.g., a Lee recipe for Thanksgiving dinner), and liner notes. Overall, it is the best purchase among the digital choices. (See, however, note for item #13.)

15. Title: Christmas ("Icon" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: 9353878 / Rel. Year: 2014 / Tracks: 11 / Note: This release combines two Decca tracks with nine Capitol tracks. Six of the Capitol tracks originated in the Peggy Lee LP Christmas Carousel (item #2); the other three made their first appearance in her LP Happy Holiday, to be discussed below (item #17). Worthy of especial note is this CD's inclusion of the Decca track "Ring Those Christmas Bells," which had not appeared in any previous Peggy Lee Christmas CD or LP. (In Lee's compact disc catalogue, "Ring Those Christmas Bells" had previously appeared only once, in a British CD titled Moon Flowers, issued by the Public Domain label Rev-ola. Otherwise, the track could be found only in various-artists compilations.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

16 & 17. Title: Happy Holiday / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 2390 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 12 (total); 9 (from item #1/#2 above) + 3 (expressly recorded for this project) / Note: Paradoxically, Happy Holiday is both an abridged and an expanded reissue of the original LP Christmas Carousel. It replaces three of that album's tracks with three holiday tracks that Lee newly recorded in the summer of 1965, and which made their debut on this LP. (They were not issued on any Peggy Lee 45-rpm single.) In the album's back cover, Capitol duly clarifies that Happy Holiday is basically a reissue. Aside from that clarification, however, Capitol seems to have designed and marketed this release as an original album. Both mono and stereo editions are viewable above, although in the case of the stereo version I am not displaying an American pressing. Instead, the stereo pressing seen in image #16 is actually Dutch. The mono pressing (image #17) is American.





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18. Title: The Christmas List / Format: cassette / Label: CAPITOL Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 4xl 9488 (S41 56733) / Rel. Year: 1987 / Tracks: 9 / Note: Abbreviated budget version of the original album (item #2 above).

19. Title: The Christmas List / Format: cassette / Label: CAPITOL's Cema Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 4xl 9488 (S41 56733) / Rel. Year: 1991 / Tracks: 9 (all taken from item #2 above) / Note: Reissue of the item seen in the preceding entry.

20. Title: White Christmas {Peggy Lee, Dean Martin} / Format: cassette / Label: CAPITOL's Cema Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 4xl 9237 (also S41 56724) / Rel. Year: 1985 / Tracks: 5 (taken from item #2 above) + 5 (taken from A Winter Romance, Dean Martin's own holiday album for Capitol Records)

21. Title: Christmas With Dean Martin & Peggy Lee / Format: cassette / Label: CAPITOL's Cema Special Markets / Cat. Num.: S41 56724 / Rel. Year: 1991 / Tracks: 5 (taken from item #2 above) + 5 (taken from A Winter Romance, Dean Martin's own holiday album for Capitol Records) / Note: Reissue of the cassette itemized in the preceding entry.





Item And Artwork Shown:

22 & 23. Title: Christmas Carousel ("Compact 33" Series) / Format: Jukebox EP (aka Little LP) / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sxa 1423 / Rel. Year: 1960? / Tracks: 6 (all of them also found in item #2 above) / Note: Shown above are the various components of Christmas Carousel's jukebox EP version: the front cover, the vinyl itself, and the inserts (i.e., title strips and small-size reproductions of the cover) that were manufactured for use in jukebox machines. Capitol jukebox EPs with six tracks date from the post-1962 period. Earlier ones (1959-1961) tended to be five-disc sets with one track per side. Notice that this one is listed as dating from 1960 but consisting of one disc, with three tracks per side. It is thus likely that the above-given release date is incorrect; a mid-1960s date would be a reasonable alternative. As all other s-called little LPs, issued only in stereo.





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24. Title: The Tree - The Christmas List / Format: 45-rpm Single / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: F 4311 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Note: "The Tree" and "The Christmas List" are Peggy Lee compositions originally issued in the 45-rpm single pictured in this image, then reissued in the 1960 album Christmas Carousel. (The album contains various other songs written by Lee herself, and released for the first time in that album. But the two particular songs had also been recorded earlier than the album's other tracks.)

25. Title: Merry Christmas From Peggy Lee / Format: 45-rpm Single / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: F 4474 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Note: Since the single under scrutiny was released around the same time as the LP Christmas Carousel, it should be considered the album's leading single. One side features the album's titular tune. The flip side offers a recasting of the perennial "Jingle Bells" into a catchy Peggy Lee-Billy May piece named "I Like A Sleigh Ride." (I should make note of my limited acquaintance with this single. My textual sources corroborate that it was commercially released. I myself have come across used copies, but the above-shown picture sleeve was not part of any of the copies seen by me carried. Perhaps such used copies simply missed it, or perhaps the sleeve was not commercially issued. Instead, it could have accompanied promotional copies sent to radio stations and other pertinent venues.)





Item And Artwork Shown:

26 & 27. Title: The "Compleat" (?) Little Drummer Boy / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Pro 4470-4471 / Rel. Year: ca. 1970 / Note: This EP was a promotional item sent to radio stations -- not sold in stores. The above-seen images display the item's record jacket and both sides of its vinyl. One side consists of excerpts from various versions of the tune "The Little Drummer Boy." Those excerpts were not newly recorded for this project; instead, Capitol culled them from albums that artists under their contract had already released (Peggy Lee's Happy Holidays being one of such source albums). The same comment about the anthological quality of the selections applies to the other side of the EP, with the difference that it offers full versions (not excerpts) of three other holiday songs, each one interpreted by a popular artist who by that time (1970) was no longer recording for the company.





Album Covers Shown:

28. Back cover of the original CD (item #5 above).

29. Back cover of the original stereo LP (item #2 above).

30. Back cover of a recommended -- though abbreviated -- CD (item #13 above).





Item And Artwork Shown:

31. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rgjcd 314 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 99 (total), including 94 Peggy Lee vocals plus 2 enactments of the instrumental "Peggy Lee's Bow Music" and 3 instrumentals by the George Shearing Quintet / Note: Christmas Carousel is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.

32. Title: Christmas Albums ("Eight Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rgjmcd ___ / Rel. Year: 2015 / Tracks: 83 (total), out of which 12 are by Peggy Lee / Note: Christmas Carousel is among the albums included in yet another crassly produced set from the same label. All comments made in the note to the preceding entry apply to this entry, too.

33. Title: Four Christmas Albums Plus ("Avid Jazz") / Format: CD / Discs: 2 / Label: Avid / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Amsc 1220 / Rel. Year: 2016 / Tracks: 51 (total), out of which 12 are by Peggy Lee / Note: The first CD is dedicated to the work of Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. It starts off with the album Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas and continues with Christmas Carousel. The second disc offers the contents of two LPs (Charles Brown Sings Christmas Songs, From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton Comes ... A Merry Christmas!) and one EP (Sidney Bechet's Joue Noel). It is the so-called Jazz entry in a series of three sets bearing the same main title (i.e., Four Christmas Albums) but each identifying itself as belonging to different genres. The set which Avid categorizes as Easy features albums by Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra. Identified as the Pop entry in the series, the remaining set incorporates holiday albums from Bobby Darin, The Everly Brothers, The Four Seasons, Elvis Presley, and Bobby Vee. Along with many others that do not fall under the holiday music rubric, these three sets come off as Avid's attempt at imitating the mercenary format that has been successfully mined by Real Gone Jazz (the label highlighted in this section's preceding entry).

34. One of the photos included in the booklet of the CD Christmas With Peggy Lee (item #14 above).




XIII. OLÉ ALA LEE! (1960)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1-4. Title: Olé Ala Lee! / Format: jukebox EP & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Xe 1475 & (S)T 1475 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 10 [EP] & 12 [LP] / Note: Images #1 and #2 show the original American edition of the album Olé Ala Lee! in its two incarnations -- stereo and mono. Images #3 and #4 show the British counterparts. These British covers are presented herein simply for the enjoyment and perusal of curious viewers. Generally, the differences between American Capitol record jackets and their British counterparts are very slight. As can be seen above, the logos are not identical, and neither is the way in which the stereo and mono versions are identified in each continent. Also, both stereo versions show evidence of cropping at the bottom of the picture. As for the not-shown but listed jukebox EP (Xe 1475), it contains ten of the LP's twelve tracks, and is was issued in stereo only.





Items And Artwork Shown:

5 & 6. More views of the original monaural album (image #1 above). On display in image #5 are the album's vinyl and sleeve as well as the jacket's front and back. Seen in the upper half of image #5 is a magnified version of the short paragraph that graces the LP's back cover. That back cover receives full attention in image #6.

7. Here is another image of the album's British mono edition (image #4 above). On display is the back of the LP's record jacket, whose differences from the already shown American back cover (image #6) include the fact that it is in a black & white. The short paragraph is the same one found in the back cover of the American edition, except for one detail: 11 songs are listed, instead of 12. The missing title is "Together Wherever We Go." This is an EMI error, however; both the American and the British editions contain all 12 tracks.





Items And Artwork Shown:

8 - 10. Title: Olé Ala Lee! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Csp 1062 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Japanese edition of item #1 above. Red vinyl. One of at least three vinyl editions.





Item And Artwork Shown:

11 - 12. Title: Olé Ala Lee! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 2Lp 160 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Another Japanese vinyl edition of item #1 above.





Item And Artwork Shown:

13 & 14. Title: Olé Ala Lee! / Format: LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (Australia) T 4068 & (United Kingdom) ST 973 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: same 12 as in the original LP / Note: These two reissues of the original album were prepared by an EMI-affiliated mail-order record club. As can be seen, the British branch of the club reproduced the original cover (image #14). On the other hand, the Australian branch created its own artwork (image #13), and even added its own brief descriptive paragraph to the back cover. The information at hand lists only a mono release in the case of the Australian album, but my sources could have incomplete data.



Album Covers Shown:

15. Title: Olé Ala Lee!, Part 1 / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Eap 1 1475 & Sep 1 1475 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 4

16. Title: Olé Ala Lee!, Part 2 / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Eap 2 1475 & Sep 2 1475 / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 4

General Note:
The data at my reach indicates that this EP was issued in the United States and in the United Kingdom, too. On display in the photos above are monaural versions. According to Capitol's files, and as reflected by some of the listed catalogue numbers, stereophonic versions were also issued.







Artwork And Items Shown:

17 - 26. Title: Olé Ala Lee! / Format: Jukebox EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Xe 1475 (Xe 1 1475, Xe 2 1475, Xe 3 1475, Xe 4 1475, Xe 5 1475) / Rel. Year: 1960 / Tracks: 10 (2 per disc) / Note: For its jukebox edition, the album Olé Ala Lee! was split into five 7" discs. (The 12" LP version of Olé Ala Lee! tracks contains 12 tracks. Excluded from the jukebox EP edition were the tracks "From Now On" and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream." Such a two-track exclusion seems to have been customary for Capitol jukebox EP sets.) The first of the above-seen images displays all the parts that came with the set, including the carton strips that bear the songs' titles, and which vendors were expected to insert in their jukebox machines -- along with most of the other set's pieces. Also on display above are nine of the set's ten sides; I am missing an image for "Squeeze Me," one of the two sides of Xe 1 1475.





Items And Artwork Shown:

27. Title: Latin Ala Lee! & Olé Ala Lee! ("We Love Jazz" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 5418 / Rel. Year: 1991 / Tracks: 24 (all 12 tracks from each original album) / Note: This CD twofer was released by EMI, the company that owns the Latin Ala Lee! and Olé Ala Lee! masters. Looking just at its front cover, non-readers of Japanese might fall under the impression that it contains only Latin Ala Lee!. That's a wrong impression. The obi clarifies that Olé Ala Lee! is also included.

28. Title: Latin Ala Lee! & Olé Ala Lee! / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 56056 2 8 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 24 (all 12 tracks from each original album) / Note: This is an official CD reissue, released by the company that owns the masters. However, its sound quality is no better than adequate.

29. Title: Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee! / Format: MP3 / Label: Stage Door / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Tracks: 23 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: As a rule, the ever-expanding field of commercial MP3 files has not been covered in this discography. I have made a few exceptions to that rule, however. This MP3 release, which was issued by a British Public Domain label that specializes in Broadway musicals, cannot be ordered through US-based online stores. Sourced from the British LP editions of the two titular albums, this digital twofer does not include "Till There Was You," one of the numbers found in the original American LP. Another original track that is not in the MP3's track listing is "Together Wherever We Go," although I believe that the MP3 does include it.





Items And Artwork Shown:

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

31. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Volumes: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rgjcd 314 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 99 (total), including 94 Peggy Lee vocals plus 2 enactments of the instrumental "Peggy Lee's Bow Music" and 3 instrumentals by the George Shearing Quintet / Note: Olé Ala Lee! is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.




XIV. BASIN STREET EAST PROUDLY PRESENTS MISS PEGGY LEE (1961)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Format: jukebox EP & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: X 1520 & (S)T 1520 / Rel. Year: 1961 / Tracks: 10 [EP] & 13 (LP total); 11 (vocals sung by Peggy Lee) + 2 (instrumentals) / Note: Stereo and mono LP editions of the album Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee are on display. There was also a USA jukebox EP edition and a 1977 LP reissue. The reissue is pictured below. Not pictured herein, the jukebox EP (Xe 1520) contains ten of the LP's thirteen tracks and, per custom with this format, it was issued in stereo only.

3 & 4. Title: Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Format: jukebox EP & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) (S)T 1520 / Rel. Year: 1961 / Tracks: 10 [EP] & 13 (LP total); 11 (vocals sung by Peggy Lee) + 2 (instrumentals) / Note: British stereo and mono LP editions. (These British covers are included here merely for the amusement of viewers interested in spotting the few details which differentiate them from their American counterparts. The track listing, the catalogue number and the general artwork was identical on both sides of the Atlantic. The release year was also the same, although the USA mono and stereo editions came out a bit earlier within the year.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

5 & 8. Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 7322 / Rel. Year: unknown; probably 1960s / Tracks: 13 (total); 11 (vocals sung by Peggy Lee) + 2 (instrumentals) / Note: Japanese vinyl edition of item #1. The vinyl is red.

6 & 9. Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Csp 1084 / Rel. Year: unknown; probably 1960s / Tracks: 13 (total); 11 (vocals sung by Peggy Lee) + 2 (instrumentals) / Note: Another Japanese vinyl edition of item #1. Front and red vinyl. Also includes a paper insert, which concentrates on a transcribing the lyrics for each of the LP's songs. (Such inserts were standard practice in the Japanese market, and they can be found in most of Peggy Lee's Japanese Capitol and Decca reissues, including the trio of reissues under current discussion.)

7 & 10. Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee ("Jazz Vocal Masterpieces" Series) / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL (Toshiba-EMI) / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecj 50024 / Rel. Year: unknown; probably 1970s or 1980s / Tracks: 13 (total); 11 (vocals sung by Peggy Lee) + 2 (instrumentals) / Note: A third Japanese vinyl edition of item #1. On the vinyl, the orange-colored label features some curious differences. Rather than the album's official title, this label uses the phrase Peggy Lee has 'em cheering at Basin Street East as its headline. Moreover, the instrumental track "Peggy Lee Bow Music" has been left unlisted.





Items And Artwork Shown:

11. Another view of the front cover of Japanese LP Ecj 50024 (images #7 & #10), this time with its obi.

12 & 13. Title: Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sm 1520 / Rel. Year: 1977 / Tracks: 13 (same ones as in the previously listed items) / Note: One of at least two American vinyl reissues of the 1961 stereo LP (item #1). The most noticeable difference between the original and the reissues lies in the color on the label of the vinyl. One reissue uses an all-around yellow label and another an all-around blue label (image #13), whereas the original has Capitol's well-known rainbow black label (also used on the above-shown Japanese vinyl). The respective front covers of the American original and these American reissues are, on the other hand, almost identical. Almost. One telling difference is the addition of the words "A Capitol Re-Issue SM-1520" right below the album's title (under the orange dots). It is also worth noting that the reissue is in stereo, even if the banner "Capitol Full Dimensional Stereo" is not found in the front cover. (Capitol probably saw no need to use the banner in any of the reissues that were produced in the late 1970s. By that time, albums had long been coming out only in stereo.) Of course, the lack of the banner makes this stereo reissue easy to confuse with the American mono original.

14. Back cover of the original USA LP (stereo version). It features liner notes by Basin Street East club owner Ralph Watkins, and quotes liberally from the rave reviews that were bestowed on Peggy Lee's 1960 and 1961 concert engagements at the venue.





Items And Artwork Shown:

15. Title: Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee ("Best From The West" Series) / Format: CD / Label: EMI Toshiba / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj Cp32 5439 / Rel. Year: 1993 / Tracks: same as in item #1 / Note: Digital edition of the original USA LP. This was the first CD release of the album under discussion. Unlike the later edition from the USA (to be discussed next), this Japanese CD does not have a bonus track.

16. Title: Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Label: CAPITOL Jazz / Cat. Num.: 7243 8 32744 2 0 / Rel. Year: 1995 / Tracks: 14 (total); 13 (same as in the original LP, which means that 11 of them are vocals, the other two instrumentals) + 1 (bonus track) / Note: Digital reissue of item #1, with one bonus track. Notice that the first CD release of the album Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee had already taken place two years earlier in Japan (item #5).

17. Title: Peggy At Basin Street East / Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: Ccm 294 2 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Tracks: 14 (total); 12 (vocals by Peggy Lee) + 2 (instrumentals) / Note: This is not a CD version of the main album under scrutiny (represented by all previously items, from #1 to #5). The concert heard in this 2002 CD is entirely different, except for a brief spoken segment uttered by Lee toward the end of the program. (Capitol producer Dave Cavanaugh saw fit to insert that spoken segment to the original 1961 LP.) Further details can be found in a General Note that is located at the end of this section.





Items And Artwork Shown:

18. Title: Beauty And The Beat! - Basin Street East / Format: CD / Label: EMI's Axis / Cat. Num.: (Australia) 7017482 / Tracks: 23 (total); 12 (same as in the original album Beauty And The Beat!) + 11 (all the vocals from the original album Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee; the albums two instrumentals are not in the track listing) / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Released by an Australian branch of EMI, this is a legitimate reissue of the original Capitol albums Beauty And The Beat! and Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee.

19. Title: Trav'lin' Light - Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Discs: 2 / Label: EMI Gold / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) G 704 7302 / Re. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 29 (total); 15 (all the tracks from the 1999 Capitol Jazz CD compilation Trav'lin' Light) + 14 (same as in the already discussed 1995 USA CD) / Note: This budget CD incongruously mixes Capitol radio transcriptions from the 1940s with live and studio tracks from 1961. Originally intended for international release, Trav'lin' Light / Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee was withdrawn shortly before (or shortly after) its initial appearance in the United Kingdom. Copies can still be located online, most of them from European vendors who had received them before the disc was recalled.

20. Title: Peggy Lee In Concert ("The Entertainers" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Joker Tonverlag AG - Sarabandas - Promo Sound AG / Cat. Num.: (Switzerland) 346 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Tracks: 25 (total); 13 (all tracks from the album Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee) and 12 (all tracks from the album Two Shows Nightly, though some of the spoken patter heard in that original album has been excised) / Note: This is a bootleg release. The contents were transferred from vinyl copies of the albums, not from the original masters.

21. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Volumes: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rgjcd 314 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 99 (total), including 94 Peggy Lee vocals plus 2 enactments of the instrumental "Peggy Lee's Bow Music" and 3 instrumentals by the George Shearing Quintet / Note: Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.





Items And Artwork Shown:

22. A Capitol trade ad, stressing the rave reviews that Peggy Lee had received during her 1961 engagement at the Basin Street East Club.

23 & 24. Front cover of Record Club Review (image #23), a Capitol promotional magazine. In this 1961 issue, the album Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee as the magazine's "Jazz Selection of the Month" (image #24).


General Note:
The album Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee was partially taped live at the titular New York venue. It was also partially recorded in a Los Angeles studio. About half of the album's program comes from the various concerts that Peggy Lee held at the Basin Street East club in early 1961. Ballads are preponderant among the album's other half, which was recorded at a Capitol studio, also in 1961. Accounting in part for Capitol's decision to re-record half of the numbers was the bad cold from which Peggy Lee was suffering during the last days of this January-February 1961 concert engagement. On a related note, a second Basin Street concert (item #6) was found in Capitol's vaults in 2001 and issued by Collectors' Choice, an independent label that leased it from EMI. This 2002 CD treats us to a fully live date (no studio additions) taped on the final concert night of Lee's month-long 1961 engagement.




XV. IF YOU GO (1961)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: If You Go / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 1630 / Rel. Year: 1961 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Original USA edition of the album in its stereo and mono incarnations.





Items And Artwork Shown:

3 & 4. Title: If You Go / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) (S)T 1630 / Rel. Year: 1961 / Tracks: 12 / Note: These are the British stereo and mono LP editions of If You Go. (In this pictorial page, British versions of American albums are provided chiefly as curiosities. Notice that the same tracks, catalogue number, and overall design was used on both sides of the Atlantic. Viewers will hopefully enjoy spotting the few details which differentiate the original American covers from their British counterparts.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

5. Title: If You Go ("Vocal Best Collection" Series) / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecs 70028 / Rel. Year: 1975 / Tracks: 12 / Note: To my knowledge, If You Go has been released twice on Japanese vinyl. (However, bear in mind that my knowledge of Japanese releases is comprehensive but not exhaustive.) Besides the version seen herein, there was a red vinyl edition, probably from the 1960s, with catalogue number 2LP 173. As for Japanese CD editions, I am aware of only one, shown below.

6 & 7. Title: If You Go ("Nostalgia" Reissue Series) / Format: LP & cassette / Label: EMI's Pathé Marconi / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ed 26 0412 4/1 / Rel. Year: 1985 / Tracks: 12 / Note: British reissue of the original album, released by EMI as part of a British-French reissue series. (This entire series excelled for the above-average sonic quality of its products. Cassettes benefitted from the use of Dolby audio noise reduction)





Items And Artwork Shown:

8. Title: If You Go - Sugar 'n' Spice / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2236 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24 (twelve from each album).

9 & 10. Title: If You Go / Format: LP & reel / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) T 642 & Tt 642 / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: same 12 as in item #1 / Note: British reissue of the original album, released by an EMI-affiliated mail-order record club.





Items And Artwork Shown:

11. Title: The Man I Love - If You Go / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 55389 2 6 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 24 (12 from each album) / Note: Unlike some of the items to be discussed next, this is an official CD issue, released by the company which owns the masters. That having been said, this twofer's sound quality is just adequate. (Although the twofers seen in subsequent images are Public Domain issues, their sound quality is superior to what this official twofer offers.)

12. Title: If You Go ("We Love Jazz" Series) / Format: CD / Label: EMI Toshiba / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 5393 / Rel. Year: 1991 / Tracks: 12 / Note: To my knowledge, If You Go has been released on Japanese CD only once. (However, bear in mind that my knowledge of Japanese releases is comprehensive but not exhaustive.)

13. Title: P's & Q's / Format: CS & CD / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: C4 99921 4 & 7 99921 2 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Tracks: 24 / Note: At Peggy Lee's request, this CD reissue was cancelled after it had already been manufactured. The cancellation certainly went into effect in the United States, but apparently not In Europe, where small quantities of the CD seem to have been pressed and commercially issued. For further commentary on the cancellation, read notes under the entry for this 1992 release in the CD Index.





Items And Artwork Shown:

14. Title: Blues Cross Country - If You Go / Format: CD / Label: Fresh Sound / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Fsrcd 683 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 25 (total); 12 from each album + 1 bonus track / Note: Public Domain reissue of the original albums discussed in sections XV and XVI of this page. Includes full-CD size reproductions of both albums' front covers. The original notes are reproduced as well. Offers discographical information, too. According to advertisement for this reissue, its tracks underwent 24-bit remastering.

15. Title: Blues Cross Country - If You Go / Format: CD / Label: American Jazz Classics / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Ajc 99052 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 28 (total); 12 from each album + 4 (bonus tracks, 1 from the Blues Cross Country sessions, 2 from the If You Go sessions, plus the additional track "Fever"). / Note: Like the preceding item, this Public Domain twofer originates in Spain, offers discographical information, and reproduces the original albums front covers as well as the liner notes. Going beyond the efforts of that previous item, though, this item also supplies new liner notes, more tracks, and additional photos (in black & white). The bonus program covers all the non-album tracks from the Blues Cross Country and If You Go sessions (with the exception of the few tracks which still remain unreleased.)

16. Title: If You Go - Blues Cross Country / Format: MP3 / Label: Stage Door / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Tracks: 24 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: As a rule, the ever-expanding field of commercial MP3 files has not been covered in this discography. I have made a few exceptions to that rule, however. This MP3 release -- which comes from a British Public Domain label that specializes in Broadway musicals -- cannot be ordered through US-based online stores.





Items And Artwork Shown:

17. Title: If You Go / Format: Modern-day-pressed LP & MP3 / Label: WaxTime / Cat. Num.: (Spain) 771946 / Rel. Year: 2014 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Public Domain release of item #1. Audiophile fans should bear in mind that the contents of this LP were not directly transferred from the original masters, but copied from other sources (most likely CDs, though other sources, such as MP3 files and used LP copies, are within the realm of possibility). This release's selling points do not include, then, mastering from the original sources. Its allure stems instead from the quality of the vinyl pressing -- 180 gram, very quiet and thus pleasant to the ear. It also offers, in addition to the vinyl disc, a free MP3 download of the album. Two additional points of attraction are its affordable price (for an 180 gram item) and its inclusion of bonus tracks from the album sessions, but this last point is matched by one of the CD twofers listed above.

18. Title: If You Go / Format: CD / Label: Hallmark / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 711772 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Public Domain release of item #1. Prospective customers are advised to beware of all digital releases from this mass-marketing budget company. Showing no interest in quality control, Hallmark has blithely released a fair number of atrocious-sounding CDs and MP3 files. In some cases, the label clearly used LPs in worn-out shape as the copying source, making no discernible effort to edit the vinyl's skips or improve on the surface noise.

19. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Volumes: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rgjcd 314 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 99 (total), including 94 Peggy Lee vocals plus 2 enactments of the instrumental "Peggy Lee's Bow Music" and 3 instrumentals by the George Shearing Quintet / Note: If You Go is among the albums included in this crassly produced set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of the sets from this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably; some sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.





Items And Artwork Shown:

20 - 22. Title: The Newest! From The Sound Capitol Of The World! / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Pro 1896 - 1897 / Rel. Year: 1961 / Tracks: 4 / Note: This promotional EP features four tracks, two from the George Shearing album A Satin Affair and two from the the Peggy Lee album If You Go ("As Time Goes By," "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life").





Items And Artwork Shown:

23. Back cover of the original mono LP (item #2 above).

24 & 25. The inner sleeve of the original USA LP was entirely dedicated to announcing a songwriting contest. Naturally, this contest was also advertised in the sleeves of other albums that were issued or reissued in the early 1960s, including Hits Of Les [Paul] And Mary [Ford] (Capitol DT1476) and Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! And More (Capitol ST/W/SW 1491). Those wanting to enter the contest were expected to purchase a LP titled Capitol's Songs Without Words Contest (T/ST 1601) which consisted of 12 instrumental tracks by composers such as Jimmy McHugh, Johnny Mercer, Winifield Scott, Jimmy Van Heusen, Harry Warren, Cindy Walker, and others. Contestants were free to pick from the album's various melodies, but required to have their submissions postmarked no later than January 31, 1962. Ten winners would have their lyrics published as sheet music and would receive a $500.00 advance against royalties. Three of these ten winners would moreover enjoy having their lyrics recorded by unspecified Capitol artists. Also unidentified were the members of the contest's judging panels, said to consist of a "distinguished lyricist, recording artist, and musical director" in each of the judged categories (popular, country-western, and rhythm & blues). The names of the twelve winners and the titles of their songs are known to me, but not the identities of the Capitol artists who recorded them -- if any actually did so. In this page, Phil Milstein gives additional details about the contest and explains that it was a sequel to a very similar one that Capitol had held in 1949. (The results of that 1949 installment are better documented; Margaret Whiting and Jo Stafford were among the artists who recorded the winners' songs.)





Photo Shown:

26. Another shot from the photo session that generated the front cover of Peggy Lee's Capitol album If You Go.




XVI. BLUES CROSS COUNTRY (1962)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1. Peggy Lee's autographed dedication to a fan, signed on the front cover of a Blues Cross Country LP copy.

2 - 4. Title: Blues Cross Country / Format: jukebox EP & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Xe 1671 & (S)T 1671 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Tracks: 10 [EP] & 12 [LP] / Note: The main editions of Blues Cross Country are displayed in the pictures seen above. Following the image of the jukebox EP, the LP is shown in its mono and stereo editions. On the matter of the jukebox EP (Xe 1475), see also images #17 and #18 below.





Items And Artwork Shown:

5 & 6. Title: Blues Cross Country / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) (S)T 1671 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Tracks: 12 / Note: British mono and stereo LP versions of the album under discussion. (These UK vinyl versions have the same catalogue number, tracks, and title as their USA counterparts. In this pictorial page, non-original British covers are provided chiefly for the enjoyment of viewers interested in spotting the few details which differentiate them from the original American covers.)

7. Title: Blues Cross Country / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Catalogue Number: (France) 062.55294 / Release Year: probably 1962 / Tracks: same 12 as in the original American LP / Note: Because I have not seen a physical copy of this French issue, and because I found the shown picture on the web, I cannot be entirely sure that this image accurately mirrors actual, physical copies. (The image could have been manipulated or altered by its original uploader.) If authentic, the image would make it evident that the front cover of the album's French edition differs from the American original in the prominence given to Quincy Jones' name. (Since Jones had spent the late 1950s in France -- performing, studying and working as a musical director at a record label -- any highlighting of his name in an early 1960s French album cover would be promotionally smart.)

8. Title: Blues Cross Country ("Retrospect" reissue series) / Format: cassette & LP / Label: EMI's Pathé Marconi / Catalogue Number: (France) 155 294 4 & 155 294 1 (also Pm 231) / Release Year: 1984 / Tracks: same 12 as in the original American LP / Note: This French reissue of the 1962 album was released by EMI in 1984 as part of their then-ongoing British-French reissue series. (That entire series excelled for the above-average sonic quality of its products. Cassettes benefitted from the use of Dolby audio noise reduction.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

9. Title: Blues Cross Country / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Csp 1118 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: This is a Japanese edition of item #4. Red vinyl. The white strip on the right of the picture gives a faint glimpse of the album's insert, which contains mostly transcriptions of the songs' lyrics.

10. Title: Blues Cross Country / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecj 60110 / Rel. Year: 1976 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Another foreign edition of item #4, this is one of the two Japanese vinyl versions of which I am aware. This particular copy is a promo. In addition to the front cover, the obi, vinyl, and insert are visible.





Items And Artwork Shown:

11. Title: P's & Q's / Format: CS & CD / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: C4/7 99921 2 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Tracks: 24 (all 12 from each album) / Note: At Peggy Lee's request, this CD reissue was cancelled after it had already been manufactured. The cancellation certainly went into effect in the United States, but apparently not In Europe, where small quantities of the CD seem to have been pressed and commercially issued. For further commentary on the cancellation, read notes under this 1992 release's entry in the CD Index.

12. Title: Blues Cross Country / Format: CD / Label: CAPITOL Jazz / Catalogue Number: 7243 5 20088 2 7 / Release Year: 1999 /Tracks: 14 (total); 12 (from the original album) + 2 (bonus tracks) / Note: Official CD reissue of the original album. The image shows the back and front covers of this CD's booklet. Its two bonus tracks are "Hey, Look Me Over," which is the only non-LP master from these sessions, and "The Shining Sea," which is one of various masters recorded at a 1966 Peggy Lee session conducted by Quincy Jones.

13. Blues Cross Country / Format: CD / Label: Hallmark / Catalogue Number: (United Kingdom) unknown / Release Year: 2013 / Tracks: 12 / Note: As explained in previous sections of this page, modern-day Hallmark CDs are among the worst discs on the market, and hence not recommended. A main factor to consider is that, even for a budget label, the sound quality of this label's product is frequently subpar -- sometimes downright atrocious.





Item And Artwork Shown:

14. Title: Blues Cross Country - If You Go / Format: CD / Label: Fresh Sound / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Fsrcd 683 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 25 (total); 12 (from each album) + 1 bonus track / Note: Public Domain reissue of the original albums discussed in sections XV and XVI of this page. Includes full-CD size reproductions of both albums' front covers. The original notes are reproduced as well, and discographical information is also included. As its sole bonus track, this twofer CD offers "Hey, Look Me Over," the only non-LP track from the Blues Cross Country sessions. According to promotional advertisement, all the tracks underwent 24-bit remastering.

15. Title: If You Go - Blues Cross Country / Format: MP3 / Label: Stage Door / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) unknown / Tracks: 24 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Note: As a rule, the ever-expanding field of commercial MP3 files has not been covered in this discography. I have made a few exceptions to that rule, however. This MP3 release -- which comes from a British Public Domain label that specializes in Broadway musicals -- cannot be ordered through US-based online stores.

16. Title: Blues Cross Country - If You Go / Format: CD / Label: American Jazz Classics / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Ajc 99052 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 28 (total); 12 (from each album) + 4 (bonus tracks, 1 from the Blues Cross Country sessions, 2 from the If You Go sessions, and one additional unrelated track, "Fever"). / Note: Like item #10, this Public Domain twofer originates in Spain, offers discographical information, and reproduces the front covers of the original albums as well as their liner notes. Going beyond the efforts of item #9, this item also supplies new liner notes, more tracks, and additional photos (in black & white). The bonus program covers all the non-album tracks from the Blues Cross Country (i.e., "Hey Look Me Over") and If You Go sessions, the exceptions being the few tracks which still remain unreleased.





Items And Artwork Shown:

17 & 18. Title: Blues Cross Country / Format: jukebox EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Xe 1671 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Tracks: 10 / Note: Two additional views of the jukebox EP (item #2). The first photo features the package in which the EP set was mailed. The other picture shows the set's five discs, and their front cover. Stereo only (as it was customary with this format).





Items And Artwork Shown:

19. Back cover of the original mono LP (item #3).

20. Back cover of the aforementioned 1976 Japanese LP reissue Ecj 60100. Notice that the advertised albums are not altogether the same ones as in the American original. Most notable is the inclusion of an album never issued in the United States (Capitol Presents ... Peggy Lee) and another that was recorded and released in the United States years after Blues Cross Country (Is That All There Is?).

21. A promotional 45-rpm disc, probably released only to radio stations and a few other non-retail markets. I have seen copies only on the web. Appears to contain just one number, "Goin' To Chicago Blues."





Artwork Shown:

22. Queens Of Vocal Jazz / Format: CD / Discs: 8 / Label: One Records / Catalogue Number: (Italy?) 59804 / Release Year: 2015 / Tracks: 12 (from Blues Cross Country) / Note: An European Public Domain 8CD set that piles together 15 albums, each by a different female singer.

23. An unused shot from the photo session that generated the front cover of the album Blues Cross Country.




XVII. SUGAR 'N' SPICE (1962)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 3. Title: Sugar 'n' Spice / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 1772 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Shown above is the record jacket of the original mono LP, both front (image #1) and back (image #2). Also shown is the front cover of the stereo version (image #3). Unlike Lee's previous Capitol albums, Sugar 'n' Spice was not released in the United Kingdom. (On this matter, see also note for item #11 below. Most of Lee's subsequent Capitol albums were released in the United Kingdom, the exceptions being a few of her LPs from the second half of the 1960s.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

4 & 5. Title: Sugar 'n' Spice ("Jazz Vocal Series") / Format: LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 7060 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Japanese LP issue of the original album. Front and back covers. Red vinyl.

6 & 7. Title: Sugar 'n' Spice / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj Cp32 9651 /Rel. Year: 2005 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Japanese CD reissue of the original album. Front and back covers. Mini-LP cardboard edition. This 2005 release does not include the three bonus tracks that appear in the 2001 American CD, shown below.





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8. Title: Sugar 'n' Spice / Format: CD / Label: CAPITOL Jazz / Cat. Num.: 7243 5 25249 2 1 /Rel. Year: 2001 / Tracks: 15 (total); 12 (from the original album) + 3 (bonus tracks) / Note: Official CD reissue of the original album under discussion. Among the various digital reissues of Sugar 'n' Spice, this one ranks at the top. In addition to boasting above-average sound quality, its bonus program is a collector's dream: together, the three bonus tracks round out the Sugar 'n' Spice sessions. One bonus track is a previously unissued master; another had been previously issued only on a 45-rpm single.

9. Title: I Like Men! - Sugar 'N' Spice / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 96729 2 5 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24 (12 from each original album) / Note: Released by the company that owns the masters, this is one of at least three official Sugar 'n' Spice CD reissues. The official American CD (a stand-alone, pictured in image #4) has significantly better sound quality than this British twofer.

10. Title: If You Go - Sugar 'n' Spice / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2236 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24 (12 from each original album)





Items And Artwork Shown:

11. Title: Sugar 'n' Spice / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Eap 1 1772 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Tracks: 4 / Note: Since the LP Sugar 'n' Spice was not released in United Kingdom, this EP was the closest to a made-in-British-land substitute. This mono version of the EP is the only one of which I am aware; I do not know if a stereo version was also issued.

12 & 13. Title: Sugar 'n' Spice / Format: Jukebox EP (aka Little LP) / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sxa 1772 / Rel. Year: 1962 (or 1963 at the latest) / Tracks: 6 / Note: I have yet to come across a physical copy of this stereo jukebox EP. Found on the web, the first of these two images presumably shows the item's back cover. On display in the second image are the other components of this jukebox EP package: carton strips (in which the album's tracks are listed) and mini-reproductions of the album's cover (both front and back).

14. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (France) Eap 1 20444 / Rel. Year: 1963 / Note: Three of this issue's tracks are from the Sugar 'n' Spice album sessions. The titular track is the only exception. The tracks from Sugar 'n' Spice are "Tell All The World About You," "Teach Me Tonight," and "I Don't Wanna Leave You Now."





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15. Title: Sugar 'n' Spice / Format: cassette & LP / Label: Pausa / Cat. Num.: (USA/Italy) Pc 9403 & Pr 9043 / Rel. Year: 1985 / Tracks: same 12 as in the original LP / Note: Licensed reissue of the original album. Pausa was an American branch of the Italian record company Produttori Associati, which received its licenses through the Harry Fox Agency -- the latter apparently operating as a middleman. In 1990, Produttori Associati was successfully sued for failing to pay royalties on the records that it had been reissuing since 1980. Hence, the full legitimacy of issue #12 remains in question, despite its having been licensed. For another Pausa reissue of a Peggy Lee album, see section VIII above. On a different topic, I should clarify that this album's record jacket is indeed in black & white, just as shown in image #13.

16. A Capitol trade ad, promoting not only Sugar 'N' Spice but also Lee's next two LPs, to be discussed below. (All three albums were released within a few months of each other.) "She gives you fever," reads the caption under the photo.





Items And Artwork Shown:

17 & 18. Expanded versions of the photos that grace the front and back covers of Sugar 'n' Spice. In November 1962, the first of the shown photos made appearances, as an ad, in various trade magazines.




XVIII. MINK JAZZ (1963)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1, 2 & 3. Title: Mink Jazz ("Capitol's New Dimensions In Jazz" Series) / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 1850 / Rel. Year: 1963 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Shown herein is the American original album in its mono (item #1) and stereo (item #3) incarnations. Also shown is the British mono LP edition (item #2), which uses the same catalogue number (T 1850) as the American one. There was a British stereo incarnation (St 1850), too, not shown herein. (American and British editions share the same tracks, catalogue number, and overall design. In this pictorial page, non-original British covers are provided chiefly for the enjoyment of viewers interested in spotting the few details which differentiate them from the original American covers.) As can be seen in image #1, this Capitol album carried a circular, border-spiked sticker that identified it as part of the label's "Capitol Dimensions In Jazz" series. Capitol's stickers for the albums in this series varied in color. Some were brown or yellow, others white. They were carried by both the mono and stereo incarnations of the given LP. With the passing of time (and/or through poor handling), those stickers would fall off the album covers. However, it so happened that, under the sticker, in the cover itself, Capitol had designed the same "Dimensions In Jazz" logo that appeared in the sticker (as can be seen in image #3, which is missing its sticker). I do not know if the British edition of the album carried these stickers, too.

4. Title: Mink Jazz / Format: CS & LP / Label: Memoir / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cmoir 213 & Moir 213 / Rel. Year: 1989 / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: Licensed reissue of the original 1963 album.






Items And Artwork Shown:

5. Title: Mink Jazz / Format: LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Csp 1151 / Rel. Year: unknown; 1960s / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: Japanese red-vinyl edition of the 1963 album under discussion.

6. Title: Mink Jazz / Format: LP / Label: Capitol / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 7325 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: One of at least three Japanese LP editions of the album under discussion.

7. Title: Mink Jazz ("Jazz Great 1800" Series) / Format: LP / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecj 50087 / Rel. Year: 1983 / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: Like items #5 and #6, this is one of various Japanese editions of the album under discussion.





Items And Artwork Shown:

8. Title: Mink Jazz / Format: CD / Label: CAPITOL Jazz / Cat. Num.: 7243 4 95450 2 1 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 17 (total); 12 (from the original album) + 5 (bonus tracks) / Note: Among the various official and licensed CD reissues of Mink Jazz, this Capitol Jazz item is the only one made in the United States. It is noteworthy for its above-average sound quality and for a bonus program that rounds out the Mink Jazz sessions. Of the five bonus tracks, two were previously unissued, one had been issued for the first time just four months earlier (as part of a boxed set), and another one had made only one previous appearance, as part of a 45-rpm single.

9. Title: Mink Jazz ("We Love Jazz" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj Cp32 5342 / Rel. Year: 1990 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Earliest CD issue of the original album under discussion. In contrast to later CD editions, it does not include bonus tracks.

10. Title: Mink Jazz / Format: CD / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tocj 9327 / Rel. Year: 2001 / Tracks: 17 (total); 12 (from the original album) + 5 (bonus tracks) / Note: Japanese mini-LP cardboard reissue of item #8, with the same bonus tracks.





Items And Artwork Shown:

11 & 12. Title: Peggy Lee / Format: LP & reel / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) T 745 & Tt 745 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 12 as in original Mink Jazz LP / Note: Reissue of the original album, released by an EMI-affiliated mail-order record club.






Items And Artwork Shown:

13. Title: Mink Jazz - I'm A Woman / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2237 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24 (12 from each album)

14. Title: Suddenly There's Gogi Grant - Mink Jazz ("The Pin-Up Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Marginal / Cat. Num.: (Belgium) Pc 65009 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24 (total); 12 (from Mink Jazz) + 12 (from Gogi Grant's album Suddenly There's Gogi Grant) / Note: Bootleg CD reissue. Copy owners are advised to do CDr backups of their Marginal CDs, for which the releasing company probably used low-quality media. (With the passing of time, corrosion renders Marginal's discs progressively unplayable.)

15. Back cover of the original LP (British edition).





Item And Artwork Shown:

16-18. Title: Modern Jazz; The Collectors' Edition / Format: CD / Label: EMI Korea / Cat. Num.: (Korea) Ekj 30D0320 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Volumes: 30; Lee's is the 25th. / Total Number Of Lee Tracks: unknown / Note: My acquaintance with this Korean boxed set is strictly computer-based; I have never seen a physical copy. My educated guess is that this box is merely a re-packaging of previously issued CDs. I don't know if its version of Mink Jazz is the original 12-track CD version, or if it offers instead the American (& Japanese) edition with bonus tracks. Making an educated guess once again, I am leaning toward the 17-track edition in its Japanese incarnation. The CDs seem to be housed in mini-LP cardboard, a detail which, if correct, would strengthen the likelihood that item #10 above is the one included.) As for the pictures shown herein, notice that a reproduction of Mink Jazz's front cover can be seen in all three images above. The cover's specific location or placement within each picture is as follows: second from left in the last row (image #16), last reproduction in the second row (image #17), and second row, near the bottom left, where it is only partially visible (image #18).




XIX. I'M A WOMAN (1963)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 3. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)t 1857 / Rel. Year: 1963 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Between 1958 and 1967, Peggy Lee's original Capitol albums were issued in both stereo and monaural incarnations. Shortly after making their debut within the United States, foreign pressings would make appearances in other countries and continents as well. (These general statements apply to the catalogue of most if not all other artists under Capitol's USA roster -- not just to Peggy Lee's.) The album I'm A Woman certainly followed that pattern. Seen first above is the original stereophonic edition; there was also an original monaural edition, whose image can be found immediately below. Pictured in the second and third images are the British stereo and mono pressings, which used the same catalogue numbers. Track listings and artwork are also the same in these British counterparts, but there are of course some minor, easily visible differences in design and style. (For starters: most Capitol UK counterparts were laminated, unlike the US originals.)






Items And Artwork Shown:

4. The above-discussed 1963 US LP edition of I'm A Woman in its monaural edition.

5 & 6. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sm 1857 / Rel. Year: 1970s & 1980s / Tracks: 12 / Note: In the United States, the album I'm A Woman was reissued at least twice, with the same catalogue number (prefix Sm) on both occasions but distinctive colors on the respective labels (canary yellow, turquoise blue). When compared to the label of the original issue, those colors are different as well (image #4; black with a rainbow ring). The front covers of these Special Markets reissues seem identical to the original cover, but a look at the Capitol logo (printed on the top right corner) will make clear which copies are original and which are reissues. As for the exact release year of each reissue, none of the documentation at hand includes that information. In a music price guide, I came across a 1977 date for the yellow reissue, but I do not know if the guide's data is correct in this particular case. I would venture, though, that the correct date falls between 1973 and 1979. The blue reissue is likely to be from the 1980s.






Items And Artwork Shown:

7 - 9. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Csp 1140 / Rel. Year: unknown; probably 1960s / Tracks: 12 / Note: Japanese edition of the album under discussion. In addition to the front cover, these images show the red-colored vinyl (typical of Japanese LPs from that period) and an album insert. The latter is primarily dedicated to transcribing the lyrics of the songs.





Items And Artwork Shown:

10 & 11. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Germany) Stk 83 598 / Rel. Year: unknown; probably 1960s / Tracks: 12 / Note: German edition of the album under discussion. Notice the distinctive use of a seal (image #11), bearing the album's catalogue number. Nowadays, not many extant copies have kept this seal. But, even without the seal, German editions are still easy to recognize, due to the small rectangular yellow bars located in the upper top right and upper top left of their front covers. (Printed on the bars are rhe original USA and the German catalogue numbers.)

12. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 5c 038 85558 / Rel. Year: unknown; probably 1960s / Tracks: 12 / Note: The front cover is extremely similar to the original USA mono one, but it lacks the surrounding white frame.





Items And Artwork Shown:

13 & 15. Back covers of the two domestic LP reissues of the album I'm A Woman. They reprint the same liner notes that are in the original back cover, but skip all the advertisement and reproductions of previous Peggy Lee albums.

14. Back cover of the original domestic LP edition of the album I'm A Woman (stereo).





Items And Artwork Shown:

16. Title: Pass Me By - I'm A Woman / Format: 8-track / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8x2t 2507 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 23 (all 12 from I'm A Woman; all 11 from Pass Me By)

17 & 18. Title: I'm A Woman (Basic Music Library) / Format: 12" Transcription Disc / Label: Armed Forces Radio & Television Service / Cat. Num.: P 8293 & P 8294 / Rel. Year: probably 1963 or 1964 / Tracks: 12 / Note: The AFRS re-pressed a lot of Peggy Lee material for the purpose of playing it in its network of radio stations. This particular LP reissue should be of interest to collectors because AFRS included not only the original twelve tracks but also an additional song ("Little Boat", aka "O Barquinho") from the sessions, which had been left off the commercial release of the album, though included in a contemporaneous single.

19. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: 8-track / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8m 1857 / Rel. Year: probably 1977, or later / Tracks: 12 / Note: Due to its catalogue number's similarity with that of reissue LP Sm 1857, I am assuming that this cartridge was released in 1977, too -- or even later. (In other words, I do not believe that the 8-track version of I'm A Woman was issued in tandem with the original 1963 LP, but confirmation on this matter is still pending.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

20. Title: I'm A Woman (aka Fever) / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Eap 1 20512 / Rel. Year: 1963 / Note: Two of this EP's four tracks come from the LP I'm A Woman. The other two are from hit singles bearing no direct connection to the original album.

21. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (France) Eap 1 20444 / Rel. Year: 1963 / Tracks: 4 / Note: Strictly speaking, this EP is only minimally qualified for inclusion in the present section. Its main qualifications are the inclusion of the title track from the album I'm A Woman and the fact that its release date is shared with that original album. The EP's other three tracks are from the Sugar 'n' Spice album sessions.

22. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Eap 4 1857; (Germany) K41 590 / Rel. Year: 1963 / Tracks: 4/ Note: EP edition tof the album under discussion. So far, I have found no traces of an US counterpart.






Items And Artwork Shown:

23. Title: Mink Jazz - I'm A Woman / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2237 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 24 (12 from each album)

24. Title: Peggy Lee / Format: LP Box / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Stcl 576 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Volumes: 3 / Tracks: 30 / Notes: This set is an abbreviated reissue of the LPs Big Spender, A Natural Woman, and I'm A Woman. Ten tracks were chosen from each of those albums.

25. Title: I'm A Woman - Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 74179 2 2 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Tracks: 23 (total); 22 (tracks from the twofered albums) + 1 (previously unissued bonus track) / Note: Released by EMI, the company that owns the masters, this twofer is a legitimate issue (as opposed to a bootleg or Public Domain issue.) The I'm A Woman side of the twofer boasts excellent sound quality and remains, as of 2015, the sole compact disc issue of the album. The only setback of its I'm A Woman program is the substitution of a master take for an alternate which, though fine in itself, is not preferable to the master. (The Norma Deloris Egstrom side of the twofer is more problematic.)





Artwork Shown:

26 & 27. Unused shots from the photo session that supplied the covers for the albums Mink Jazz & I'm A Woman.


Other items of note, not shown:

28. Title: I'm A Woman / Format: Jukebox EP (aka Little LP) / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sxa 1857 / Rel. Year: 1963 or 1964 / Tracks: 6




XX. IN LOVE AGAIN! (1964)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 3. Title: In Love Again! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 1969 / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: 12 / Note: The above-seen images reproduce the UK and US LP incarnations of the album under scrutiny. First shown are the British stereo and mono covers. The last image belongs to the American mono cover. (For the American stereo cover, see immediately below.) In addition to 12" long play vinyl, this album was issued in two other formats in 1964; see images #7 to #9 below.





Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Original USA stereo edition of the LP under discussion. Unopened copy, still in its shrink wrap. See also notes for images #1 to #3 above.

5. Title: In Love Again! / Format: reel & LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ttp 715 & Tp 715 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: This reissue was prepared by the EMI-affiliated mail-order record company World, which had branches in both the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand. I am assuming that both branches released this album, because I have seen two vinyl versions of it (one whose vinyl's label is red, as most British WRC items are; the other pink). On a more general note, readers might be interested to know that The World Record Club released about 15 Peggy Lee albums. Within this chronologically arranged page, In Love Again! turns out to be the last of Lee's albums to see reissue through the club's UK branch. (Two later albums -- i.e., A Natural Woman and Where Did The Go? -- were reissued by World's Australian and Kiwi branches.) The LP edition is seen above; the reel edition immediately below.





Items And Artwork Shown:

6. The World Record Club reissue discussed in the preceding entry, herein shown in reel format.

7. Title: In Love Again! / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Zt 1969 / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Reel was one of the formats in which the album In Love Again! was issued in the USA originally (1964). For the other formats (12" vinyl, jukebox EP), see images #3 to #5 above and the images immediately below.

8. Title: In Love Again! ("Encore Series") / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Enc 9150 & Senc 9150 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12





Items And Artwork Shown:

9 & 10. Title: In Love Again! / Format: Jukebox EP (aka Little LP) / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sxa 1969 / Rel. Year: 1964 (or 1965 at the latest) / Tracks: 6 / Note: Besides showing the front cover and the vinyl itself, the second picture lays out for display the mini-reproductions and carton strips that were part of the package sent to jukebox operators. The EP's front cover is visible in both images. Released in stereo only.





Items And Artwork Shown:

11. Title: In Love Again! - In The Name Of Love / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2238 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 23 (total amount from the original albums twofered)

12. Title: In Love Again! - In The Name Of Love / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: 23 (total amount from the original albums twofered) / Note: Released by EMI (the company that owns the masters), this twofer contains the only CD issue of the album In Love Again!.





Artwork Shown:

13. Back cover of the original USA LP, stereo edition.

14. Another shot from the photo session that generated the front cover of the album In Love Again!.




XXI. IN THE NAME OF LOVE (1964)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1. Title: In The Name Of Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 2096 / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Original American edition of the album, in its mono incarnation. There was also an original stereo incarnation (image #5 below) and an American reissue that was issued only in stereo (image #7 below).

2. Title: In The Name Of Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) (S)T 2096 / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: 11 / Note: As with most other Peggy Lee albums on Capitol, In The Name Of Love was released in the United Kingdom shortly after it had made its appearance in the United States. And as usual, there was one incarnation in mono (image #2) and one in stereo (not pictured in this page).

3. Title: In The Name Of Love / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Eap 4 2096 / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: 4 / Note: Judging from the pattern that Capitol-EMI followed for the Lee LPs that closely preceded and followed In The Name Of Love (i.e., In Love Again! and Pass Me By), a jukebox EP edition of this album might have also been made. If such was the case, I have yet to find confirmation of that jukebox EP's existence.

4. Title: In The Name Of Love / Format: 8-track / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8xy 4618 / Rel. Year: 1974 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Notice that the 8-track cartridge on display was released not in 1964 (when the original LP came out) but in 1974 (when In The Name Of Love was reissued on LP). As of 2012, I have found no evidence that an 8-track edition was released in 1964. (Such an early release would be an unlikely event, in any case, because cartridges did not reach mainstream consumers until 1965.)






Items And Artwork Shown:

5. Title: In The Name Of Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: St 2096 / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Seen in this image is the stereo version of the original album -- both its front cover and its vinyl. Of particular interest is the color of the label on the vinyl: compare it to the label seen in the next image.

6. Title: In The Name Of Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sy 4618 / Rel. Year: 1974 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Ten years after the release of the original issue, US Capitol reissued the album In The Name Of Love on both 8-track cartridge (image #4) and LP (image #7). Incidentally, Capitol used the catalogue prefix Sy not just for this item, but for an entire budget series whose offerings included albums by artists such as Frank Sinatra (Come Fly With Me, on Sy 4528) and Nat King Cole (Dear Lonely Hearts, on Sy 4577). In this picture, notice the vinyl's red-colored label (or rather, orange-colored). As already mentioned, the label of the original vinyl is black with a rainbow-colored ring.

7. Title: In The Name Of Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 7266 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 11

8. Back cover of the 1964 mono LP. (This particular jacket belongs to a British copy of the album, but it could have just as well belonged to an American copy: the covers of the 1964 American and British editions are essentially identical.)

9. This picture shows a second copy of LP reissue Sy 4618. (The first copy is the far-more-weathered one seen in image #6.) Against a yellow background, the bottom side of picture #8 displays the album's front cover, the record and the record sleeve. The top side gives a magnified view of the back cover. As can be easily seen, there are vast differences between the original issue's back cover and the reissue's back cover. The original back cover includes liner notes, discographical information, photographic advertisement of previous albums, and even a minor attempt at thematic graphic design (e.g., drawings of tiny hearts, spread over various central spots). On the other hand, this reissue's back cover is almost bare, providing little more than songtitles, the album's catalogue number, and a bit of generic self-advertisement ("A collector's item ... Special collections of classic hit recordings by the brightest starts ... A special reissue"). Since In The Name Of Love was not one of Lee's best-selling records -- though it has plenty to recommend -- the advertisement does not ring true for this particular item. As can be imagined, the meager sparseness of this reissue's back cover is not an unique circumstance, but characteristic of the series (and so is the quoted ad).

10. The very different back cover of Japanese LP Cp 7266.





Artwork Shown:

11. Title: In The Name Of Love / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Australia) unknown; possibly 2096 / Rel. Year: possibly 1964 / Tracks: 11 / Note: The front cover of the album's Australian edition show some minor differences from the original American covers.

12. Title: In Love Again! - In The Name Of Love / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2238 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 23 (total amount from the original albums twofered)

13. Title: In Love Again! - In The Name Of Love / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 21096 2 3 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: 23 (total amount from the original albums twofered) / Note: Released by EMI (the company that owns the masters), this twofer contains the only CD issue of the album In The Name Of Love.





14. Part of a pictorial gallery of winners of the state's prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, this portrait by Emmet Morgan hangs in North Dakota's state capitol building. The portrait is obviously based on the photo that graces the front cover of the album In The Name Of Love.

15. Another shot from the photo session that generated the front cover of the album In The Name Of Love.




XXII. PASS ME BY (1965)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 6. Title: Pass Me By / Format: Jukebox EP (aka Little LP) / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sxa 2320 / Rel. Year: 1965 (or 1966 at the latest) / Tracks: 6 / Note: Seen in all these images is the jukebox EP edition of the album Pass Me By. Whereas the original LP edition (shown below, image #7) contains a total of 11 songs, this stereo EP edition includes just 6 of them. Collectors and prospective buyers should take note that the EP's correct track contents appear on the labels of the vinyl itself (images #4 and #6), not on the item's front cover (image #2), which misleadingly gives the entire 11-song-LP track listing. (To be more precise, ten of the eleven songs are listed in black boldface and one song, the titular Pass Me By, is in white uppercase.) As for the other images above, the first spotlights the front cover mini-reproductions and the carton strips that came with jukebox EPs. Jukebox owners were expected to insert both the strips and the mini-productions in their Seeburg jukebox machines, so that patrons could select or click on the inserts when they wanted to play the songs from this particular EP. Notice that the inserts correctly list only the six songs in the EP, not the entire eleven-song LP track listing. All the aforementioned components of this EP edition (vinyl, cover, mini-reproductions, inserts) are displayed together in image #5. Image #3 is just a duplicate of image #1.






Items And Artwork Shown:

7. Title: Pass Me By / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 2320 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 11 / Note: This is the original USA edition of the LP, in its stereo incarnation. There was also a USA mono incarnation, not pictured herein.

8 & 9. Title: Pass Me By / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) (S)T 2320 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 11 / Note: UK edition of the American LP, in both mono and stereo formats. Same catalogue number and same tracks as item #7. (British record jackets such as this one are included in this page just for the benefit of curious fans, who might want to compare them to the American record jackets.)

10. Back cover of the original stereo LP edition of Pass Me By. Uncharacteristically, this back cover featured no advertisement for Lee's previous albums.






Items And Artwork Shown:

11. Title: Pass Me By - Big $pender / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 35210 2 3 / Rel. Year: 2001 / Tracks: 22 (all 11 tracks from each of the original albums) / Note: Released by the company that owned the masters at the time (EMI), this twofer is an official CD issue of the album Pass Me By. Actually, as of 2012, it is the only CD issue of both albums.

12. Title: Then Was Then And Now Is Now! - Pass Me By / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2374 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 22 ((all 11 tracks from each of the original albums)





Items And Artwork Shown:

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

14. Title: Peggy Lee (aka Sneakin' Up On You) / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (France) Eap 1 20741 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 4 / Note: This EP culls songs from Lee's 1965 original albums Pass Me By and Then Was Then And Now Is Now!. Two tracks from each album are included.





Items And Artwork Shown:

15. Title: Pass Me By / Format: 2-track playtape / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 0520 / Rel. Year: ca. 1965 / Tracks: 4

16 & 17. Black & white pictures from the Pass Me By photo session.




XXIII. THEN WAS THEN AND NOW IS NOW! (1965)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1-3. Title: Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 2388 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 11 / Note: The stereo and mono incarnations of the original American LP can be seen in images #1 and #2. Also shown above is the British cover in its monophonic version (image #3). British EMI released the LP in a stereo incarnation as well (not pictured herein). On the matter of this album's exact title, see general note at the end of this entry.





Items And Artwork Shown:

4 & 5. Title: Then Was Then And Now Is Now! / Format: Jukebox EP (aka Little LP) / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Su 2388s / Rel. Year: 1965 (or 1966 at the latest) / Tracks: 6 / Note: Image #4 shows the front cover of the jukebox EP under scrutiny. It was issued only in stereo. Two types of items are on display in image #5: mini reproductions of the EP's front cover and album title strips. These items came along with the jukebox EP, and were meant to be inserted in the Seeburg machines that played the EPs. As mentioned in connection to the jukebox EP that was discussed before this one, the front cover lists eleven tracks but the item actually contains only six. (Misleadingly, the front covers of 1960s Capitol jukebox EPs tended to list the entire set of tracks found in the LP counterparts. In reality, most of them included only about half of the LP's tracks.)

6. Title: Then Was Then And Now Is Now! ("Jazz Vocal Series") / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 7470 / Rel. Year: unknown; probably 1960s / Tracks: 11 / Note: This is a Japanese edition of the album under discussion. In addition to the front cover, this image shows the album's insert, which is primarily dedicated to transcribing the lyrics of the songs. Red vinyl.





Items And Artwork Shown:

7. Title: Then Was Then And Now Is Now! - Pass Me By / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Y2t 2374 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 22 (all 11 tracks from each of the original albums)

8. Title: Then Was Then, Now Is Now - Bridge Over Troubled Water / Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: Ccm 920 2 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 24 (total); 11 (full track listing from Then Was Then) + 10 (full track listing from Bridge Over Troubled Water) + 3 (bonus tracks, all of them from the Then Was Then sessions, one previously unissued) / Note: This tastefully produced release is a legitimate issue, licensed by Collector's Choice from EMI, the company that owned the masters at the time. It is also the only CD issue of Then Was Then in existence.



Item And Album Cover Shown:

9. Title: Peggy Lee (aka Sneakin' Up On You) / Format: EP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (France) Eap 1 20741 / Rel. Year: 1965 / Tracks: 4 / Note: This EP culls songs from Lee's two 1965 original albums Pass Me By and Then Was Then And Now Is Now!. Two tracks from each album are included.






Item Or Artwork shown:

10 & 11. Back cover of the American and British monophonic editions of the LP.

General Note:
The album's title is given as Then Was Then And Now Is Now! on the record jacket's spine and back cover. In the front cover and on the label of the vinyl itself, the title appears without the conjunction and. Some of the other formats use the conjunction (e.g., the reel) whereas at least one additional format foregoes of the conjunction and adds a comma (i.e., the CD).




XXIV. BIG SPENDER (1966)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1-3. Title: Big Spender / Format: 4-track & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 4cl 2475 & S(T) 2475 / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: 11 / Note: The first two images show this original American LP in its mono and stereo incarnations. The third image displays the British LP in monophonic configuration (Almost identical to its American counterpart but of better picture quality, the British cover is displayed here just to satisfy the curiosity of fans who might want to compare. There is also an UK stereo LP incarnation, nearly identical to the mono one. It is not pictured herein). For a photo of this album in its above-listed 4-track cartridge format, see image #5 below.





Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Title: Guitars Ala Lee - Big Spender / Format: 8-track cartridge / Volumes: 2 / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8x2t 2725 / Rel. Year: 1967 / Tracks: 23 (all 12 tracks from Guitars Ala Lee + all 11 tracks from Big $pender)

5. Title: Big Spender / Format: 4-track cartridge / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 4cl 2475 / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Same tracks as in the LP version (images #1 to #3).




Item And Artwork Shown:

6 & 7. Title: Big $pender / Format: jukebox EP (aka Little LP) / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Su 2475 / Rel. Year: 1966 (or 1967 at the latest) / Tracks: 6 / Note: Issued in stereo only.





Item And Artwork Shown:

8. Title: Big Spender / Format: 2-track playtape / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 0507 / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: 4 / Note: See also next entry.

9. Title: Big Spender / Format: 2-track playtape / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 0561 / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: 4 / Note: One of at least two Big Spender playtapes released by Capitol. If there was a third, I have yet to find any traces of it.





Items And Artwork Shown:

10. Title: Pass Me By - Big $pender / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 35210 2 3 / Rel. Year: 2001 / Tracks: 22 (all 11 tracks from each original album) / Note: Released by the company that owned the masters at the time, this twofer contains the only existent CD issue of the album Big $pender.

11. Title: Peggy Lee / Format: LP Box / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Stcl 576 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Volumes: 3 / Tracks: 30 / Notes: This set is an abbreviated reissue of the LPs Big Spender, A Natural Woman, and I'm A Woman. Ten tracks were chosen from each of those albums.

12. Title: The Sounds Of The Seventies / Format: LP & 8-Track & CS / Label: Capitol Special Markets / Cat. Num.: Sl 6694 & [?4xl] 6694 & 8xl 6694 / Rel. Year: 1970 or 1971 / Tracks: 10 / Note: This item is pictured in the present section only for the purpose of making a clarification. Capitol's Special Markets branch recycled at least a couple of Lee's original album covers, one of them being Big Spender. The Big Spender photo was re-used as the front cover of the above-seen anthology. The Sounds Of The Seventies happens to include three tracks from that original album, but otherwise bears no direct connection to Big Spender.





Items And Artwork Shown:

13. Inner sleeve of the Big Spender LP (American stereo incarnation), featuring a promotional gallery of other Capitol albums. In this so-called "Capitol '66; Sounds Great" gallery, Lee's preceding LP (the 1965 album Then Was Then And Now Is Now!) is the fourth of the promoted albums.

14. Title: Big Spender / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 7567 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1966 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Japanese edition of the album under discussion.

15. Back cover of the Big Spender LP (American stereo incarnation).


General Note:
Capitol's catalogue number for the album Big $pender is 2475. For the album to be discussed in the next section (Guitars Ala Lee), Capitol used 2469 as its catalogue number. Generally, Capitol's catalogue numbers are an indication of the sequence in which they were issued. Not in the case of these two albums, however: Big $pender was released in or around April 1966, Guitars Ala Lee in or around October 1966. The factors that elicited this exception are unknown to me.




XXV. GUITARS ALA LEE (1966)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 4. Title: Guitars Ala Lee / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: S(T) 2469 / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: 12 / Note: American and British stereo editions of the album under discussion, in their monaural and stereophonic editions. The American editions are shown first. Aside from minor details such as the Capitol/EMI logo or the way in which stereo is advertised, these two covers are identical. (These British cover are provided mostly for the benefit of curious fans who might want to compare it to the American covers.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

5. Title: Guitars Ala Lee / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Cp 8073 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Japanese edition of the album under discussion. Red vinyl.

6 & 7. Title: Guitars Ala Lee / Format: jukebox EP (aka Little LP) / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Su 2469 / Rel. Year: 1966 (or 1967 at the latest) / Tracks: 6 / Note: Although the front covers of 1960s Capitol jukebox EPs tended to list the entire set of tracks found in the LP counterparts, the EPs usually included only about half of the LP's tracks. Such is the case with the jukebox EP Guitars Ala Lee, whose total number of tracks is six. Issued in stereo only. Providing a detailed view, image #7 shows the various other components of this jukebox release.





8. Title: Guitars Ala Lee - Big Spender / Format: 8-track cartridge / Volumes: 2 / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8x2t 2725 / Rel. Year: 1967 / Tracks: 23 (all 12 tracks from Guitars Ala Lee and all 11 tracks from Big Spender)

9. Title: Pretty Eyes - Guitars Ala Lee / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 98883 2 6 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: 24 (all 12 tracks from each album) / Note: Released by EMI (the company that owned the masters at the time), this twofer contains the only CD issue of the albums Guitars Ala Lee and Pretty Eyes ever made (as of 2015).





Item Or Artwork Shown:

10 & 11. Title: Call Me. / Format: LP / Label: AT & T / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: ca. 1966 / Tracks: 7 / Note: Promotional AT & T album containing 7 recordings of the song "Call Me," each one from a different act. The 7 acts are Peggy Lee, The Mills Brothers, B.J. Thomas, Roberta Flack, O.C. Smith, Max Morath, and Sammi Smith. Lee's version of the song is the same one heard in her album Guitars Ala Lee. This AT & T album also includes b&w photos of each artist. Image #8 presents four of those photos, including Lee's. (Cropped versions of all 7 photos appear in the LP's front cover, too.)





12. Back cover of the original LP (American mono edition). Notice the inclusion of advertisement for Big Spender, Lee's previous album. (The catalogue numbers of Guitars Ala Lee and Big Spender are close: 2469 and 2475. The two albums were released just a few months apart. Curiously, 2475 came out before 2469.)

13. Another shot from the Guitars Ala Lee photo sessions.




XXVI. EXTRA SPECIAL! (1967)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1-2. Title: Extra Special! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (S)T 2732 / Rel. Year: 1967 / Tracks: 11 / Note: These images show the front cover of the original album in its mono and stereo incarnations.

3. Title: Extra Special! / Format: LP / Label: Toshiba-EMI / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Tojj 5909 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 11 / Note: Unlike nearly all of Lee's previously listed albums, Extra Special! was not issued in the United Kingdom. I have not found evidence of its release in any other European country, neither, nor in Australia (though evidence could turn up in due time). Extra Special! was released, however, in Japan. (For further commentary about the absence of British counterparts to some of Peggy Lee's Capitol albums, consult the general note at the end of this section.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Title: Extra Special! - Somethin' Groovy! / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 22 / Note: Released by EMI (the company that owned the masters at the time), this twofer contains the only existent CD issue of the album Extra Special!. See also general note at the end of this section.

5. Title: Songs For Singers / Format: Sheet Music Booklet / Company: / Rel. Year: 1967 / Pages: 36 / Note: This sheet music songbook was released within the same year as the album Extra Special!. The respective front covers of the songbook and the LP feature the same photo, but I do not know if there were direct, pre-planned marketing connections between these items.

6. Back cover of the original stereophonic LP (item #1).





Related Artwork:

7. Another shot from the Extra Special! photo sessions.

General Note:
The album Extra Special! is actually an anthology. Its masters were not newly recorded for this project, but culled from singles recorded and released between 1960 and 1966 -- the only exceptions being three tracks which, though indeed recorded within the same time span, had not been previously issued as singles. (In fact, they had never been issued before.) On a different note, listeners interested in acquiring this album on compact disc format should beware of the existence of a deceptive CD on the Marginal label. Also titled Extra Special and using the exact same cover, that Marginal item is actually a bootleg release whose tracks are different from those found in the Capitol LP under scrutiny. Finally, it should also be noted that Extra Special! was never released on LP in the United Kingdom. What's more, beginning with this album, none of Lee's new LPs were issued in the United Kingdom. The "no-Lee-for-Great-Britain" pattern was momentarily broken only with the arrival of her hit-led album Is That All There Is? in 1969.



XXVII. SOMETHIN' GROOVY! (1967)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2 . Title: Somethin' Groovy! / Format: 4-track & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 4cl 2781 & (S)T 2781 / Rel. Year: 1967 / Tracks: 11 / Note: These images show the front cover of the original LP in its mono and stereo incarnations. (The particular monophonic copy shown herein happens to be a promotional item, not meant for commercial sale. Hence the punching of the word "free" in the jacket's upper right corner.) Somethin' Groovy! was actually the last of Peggy Lee's original albums to be issued in both mono and stereo; on this matter, see next section's notes.

3. Canadian edition of the LP Somethin' Groovy!. The front cover is identical to the American original, except for the addition of the words "printed in Canada", with accompanying logo (located near toward the bottom left). Also, the credit "Toots Thielemans appears through the courtesy of Command Records" (at the bottom of the American front cover) is not found in non-American editions such as this one.





Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Back cover of the stereophonic LP.

5. Title: Somethin' Groovy! / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 8264 / Rel. Year: unknown; probably1960s / Tracks: 11 / Note: This is a Japanese edition of the album under discussion. In addition to the front cover, this image shows the album's insert, which is primarily dedicated to transcribing the lyrics of the songs. Red vinyl.

6. Title: Extra Special! - Somethin' Groovy! / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 4 93065 2 3 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 22 (all 11 tracks from each album) / Note: Released by EMI (the company that owned the masters at the time), this twofer contains the only existent CD issue of the album Somethin' Groovy!.





Artwork Shown:

7. The September 23, 1967 issue of Billboard magazine includes a special type of promotional feature: album inserts. There are three of them, each strategically tagged to a key page. This Somethin' Groovy insert is tagged to the main Album Reviews page, which is followed by the page featuring the issue's Top LP's chart.

8. Another print of the photo that graces the front cover of the album Somethin' Groovy!


General Note:
Unlike previous Peggy Lee original albums, the LP Somethin' Groovy! was never released in the United Kingdom. The reason for the abstention is unknown to me. Even more oddly, some tracks from Somethin' Groovy! were incongruently added to the British edition of Lee's 1969 LP Is That All There Is?. There is no known reason for the decision to add such tracks, which seem to have been randomly selected.



XXVIII. TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY (1968)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Two Shows Nightly / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: St 105 / Rel. Year: 1968 / Tracks: 12 / Note: These images show two rare LP copies of the album Two Shows Nightly, whose release was cancelled in the United States. (For specifics, see General Note below.) Image #1 shows one of the non-commercial, promotional copies that were sent out before the cancellation; such copies bear the word "FREE" punched on the upper right corner of the record jacket. Displayed in image #2 is one of the even rarer copies that were meant to be sold (before their withdrawal) in regular American music stores in 1968.





Items And Artwork Shown:

3 & 4. Title: Two Shows Nightly / Format: LP / Label: EMI - CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 8597 / Rel. Year: 1968 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Images #3 and #4 shows the Japanese edition of the album under discussion. Though Japanese editions are essentially identical to the American originals, the former generally have two distinctive features, both of which are highlighted in these images: red-colored vinyl and an obi strip.





Items And Artwork Shown:

5. Title: Two Shows Nightly / Format: LP / Label: EMI - CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (New Zealand) St 105 / Rel. Year: 1968 / Tracks: 12

6. Title: Two Shows Nightly / Format: LP / Label: EMI - CAPITOL - His Master's Voice / Cat. Num.: (Australia) St 105 / Rel. Year: 1968 / Tracks: 12





Items And Artwork Shown:

7. Back cover of the Kiwi LP.

8. Back cover of the Japanese LP.

9. Back cover of the Australian LP. My thanks to Thomas Ludwig for his very kind assistance in tracking down this rare album cover.

10. Back cover of the original American LP (image #1). In comparison to its foreign counterparts, only this American record jacket includes a promotional gallery of Lee's previous albums. (The same point can be made about most of Lee's other original Capitol albums, if they are to be compared to their non-domestic counterparts.) The liner notes are the same as in the foreign back covers seen in the preceding images. Leaving aside the promotional gallery, the few differences have more to do with basic layout than with contents. (Naturally, there is variation in the details specific to each edition, such as the location of the vinyl's manufacturing plant.)


General Note:
At Peggy Lee's request, the original album Two Shows Nightly (item #1) was cancelled in the United States after it had already been manufactured. Before the cancellation, promotional copies were sent out to music critics, disc jockeys and radio stations, and those copies eventually fell into the hands of sellers and collectors. They carry the word "FREE," punched into the front cover's upper right corner. I have also been told that additional copies (remainders) were eventually given, free of charge, to charity organizations such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army, but I do not know if such hearsay is based on fact or on speculation. Anecdotal evidence also indicates that, years after its aborted release, the album was being sold at the Olssen's record chain in Washington DC at budget price (99 cents); those remainders also have the word free punched into the upper right corner of the front cover.

Lee's request to have the LP withdrawn was carried out in the United States, but not everywhere abroad. Copies manufactured in Australia or New Zealand are identical to those pressed in the United States, but do not carry the "free" sign. Copies from Japan are pressed in red vinyl, which is a typical feature of Japanese LPs from the 1960s. Given the fact that such foreign copies are also scarce, it is likely that non-American pressings of the LP were limited to just a small quantity of copies in each country. (There was no British release of this album, but there might have been a reissue from the World Record Club, which had offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia. I'm currently researching this last possibility; details forthcoming.)

One of Lee's main objections to the album seems to have been the subpar sound quality of various tracks on side B of the vinyl. The CD issue from Collector Choice (item #8, below) has fixed those quality problems, thereby eliminating any objections in that regard.

On a more general note, curious readers might notice that, whereas Lee's previous Capitol LP was assigned the catalogue number 2781, Two Shows Nightly bears a far smaller number. Capitol reset its albums' numerical sequencing in 1968, re-starting it at #101. Two Shows Nightly was the fourth album under the new cataloguing sequence. Furthermore, from 1968 onwards, American Capitol no longer released LPs in monophonic sound.





Items And Artwork Shown:

11. Title: Two Shows Nightly / Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: 2070 2 / Rel. Year: 2009 / Tracks: 24 (total); 12 (from the original album) + 12 (bonus tracks, 2 previously unissued) / Note: Licensed by the now-defunct label Collectors' Choice from the company that owned the masters t the time (EMI), this is the only official CD issue of Two Shows Nightly. See also preceding and succeeding notes.

12. Title: Two Shows Nightly / Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 2070 2 / Rel. Year: 2009 / Tracks: 24 (total); 12 (from the original album) + 12 (bonus tracks, 2 previously unissued) / Note: Japanese pressing of the preceding item.





Items And Artwork Shown:

13. Title: Peggy Lee In Concert ("The Entertainers" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Joker Tonverlag AG - Sarabandas - Promo Sound AG / Cat. Num.: (Switzerland) 346 / Rel. Year: 1996 / Tracks: 25 (total); 13 (from the album Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee) and 12 (from the album Two Shows Nightly, though without some of the spoken patter) / Note: This is a bootleg release. The contents were transferred from vinyl copies of the albums included, not from the original masters.

14. Back cover of the American CD (item #10).




XXIX. A NATURAL WOMAN (1969)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1. Title: A Natural Woman / Format: 8-track & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8st 183 & St 183 / Rel. Year: 1969 / Tracks: 11 / Note: Image #1 presents the original American LP edition, issued in stereo only. Besides the vinyl, an 8-track cartridge edition (not pictured) was issued in 1969. The album was also released in Australia, Germany, and Japan, but not in the United Kingdom. Notice that the photo in this front cover is a thematic companion to the photo that was used for the 1969 album Where Did They Go (section XXXIII below).

2. Title: A Natural Woman / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: St 8-0183 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 11 / Note: The front cover of this album shows a minor difference from the original US edition -- namely, the white framing that surrounds the photo. The catalogue number is also slightly different. The logos found in the back suggest that this could be a foreign, non-US edition, but I have no details that can fully corroborate or deny this possibility. The unusual catalogue number, with its 8 prefix, might contain a clue.

3. Title: A Natural Woman / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (Australia) St 183 / Rel. Year: 1969 / Tracks: 11 / Note: One of two Australian vinyl editions of the album under scrutiny. (The other edition, from Australia's World Record Club, can be seen below.) This EMI Australia version of the album is essentially identical to the American original (same tracks, same catalogue number, same general design). The front cover differs only in its inclusion of Capitol-EMI logos and stereophonic advertisement.





Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Title: Peggy Lee / Format: LP Box / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Stcl 576 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Volumes: 3 / Tracks: 30 / Notes: This set is an abbreviated reissue of the LPs Big Spender, A Natural Woman, and I'm A Woman. Ten tracks were chosen from each of those albums.

5. Title: A Natural Woman / Format: LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (Australia) R 02199 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: same 11 as in original American album / Note: Reissue of the original album, released by the EMI-affiliated mail-order record club World, which had branches in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

6. Title: A Natural Woman - Is That All There Is? / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 92657 2 8 / Rel. Year: 2003 / Tracks: 25 (total). 11 (from A Natural Woman) + 10 (from Is That All There Is?) + 4 (bonus tracks). / Note: Prepared by EMI (the company that owned the masters at the time), this twofer contains the only CD issue of the albums A Natural Woman and Is That All There Is?. Unfortunately, the extensive mastering done on this digital issue is not, in my estimation, entirely satisfactory. Especially subpar is the sound of the bonus tracks (all of them taken from the 1967 album Somethin' Groovy!).





Items And Artwork Shown:

7. Title: A Natural Woman / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 8757 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 11 / Note: Japanese vinyl edition of A Natural Woman. Aside from the incorporation of an obi, the front cover of this Japanese version is essentially identical to the American original LP. To my knowledge, there has been no Japanese digital edition.

8. Title: Raindrops / Format: 8-track & LP & CS / Label: Capitol Special Markets / Cat. Num.: 8xl 6723 & Sl 6723 & Smi 6723 / Rel. Year: 1971 / Tracks: 10 / Note: Herein pictured and discussed mostly for clarification purposes, Raindrops is a 1971 Capitol compilation that re-used as the front cover of the 1969 album A Natural Woman. Aside from featuring the same artist, sharing the front artwork, and including the song "Spinning Wheel," Raindrops and A Natural Woman bear no direct connections.

9. Title: Portrait Of Peggy Lee (aka The Peggy Lee Collection) / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 5c 056 80036 & (Australia) Senc 10063 / Rel. Year: 1973 / Tracks: 14 / Note: As with item #8, the compilation Portrait Of Peggy Lee is not related to the album under discussion, but is pictured herein for the purpose of making a clarification. Portrait Of Peggy Lee recycled the front cover photo of A Natural Woman, although it cropped and reduced it to a fairly small size. Otherwise, there is no direct connection; this 1973 compilation shares no tracks with the 1969 original album.





Items And Artwork Shown:

10. Title: Basic Music Library / Format: LP / Label: Armed Forces Radio And Television / Cat. Num.: P 1133 - P 1134 / Rel. Year: probably 1969 / Tracks: 6 by Peggy Lee / Note: The above-seen image shows that six of the eleven songs from the Capitol LP A Natural Woman fill one side of this AFRTS record. The other side (P 1134) is similarly filled with five songs from another album by another Lee (Brenda Lee's Johnny One Time). AFRS' main, long-running Basic Music Library series contains a vast amount of numbers taken from the singles and albums that were released by all the major labels (Capitol, Columbia, Decca, etc.). Lee's Capitol catalogue was amply sampled by the series.

11. Billboard magazine's trade review of the album under discussion.

12. Back cover of the original American LP.



XXX. IS THAT ALL THERE IS? (1969)





Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 4. Title: Is That All There Is? / Format: reel & 8-track & CS & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: M 386 & 8xt 386 & 4xt 386 & St 386 [also Sm 386] / Tracks: 10 / Rel. Year: 1969 [also 1975, as explained in the ensuing note] / Note: Shown herein are three of the four formats in which the album Is That All There Is? was commercially released. The reel (image #1) and the LP are the original configurations, dating from 1969. The cassette (images #3 & #4) dates from 1975, when there was also a LP reissue. As for the cartridge (image #2), I have no specifics on its release date. Based on the cover's design (most notably, the bright-colored Capitol logo near the drawing of Lee's face), I am inclined to think that it dates from 1975. Incidentally, the last name of the songwriter Jerry Leiber is misspelled as Lieber in all these configurations. Additionally, the names of two other songwriters are misspelled in the back cover of the cassette, too: Willard Robison is misidentified as Willare Robison, Sam Coslow as Sam Caslow. For the one format not shown above (the LP), see below.






Items And Artwork Shown:

5. Title: Is That All There Is? / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: St 386 / Tracks: 10 / Rel. Year: 1969 / Note: American edition of the LP. There is also a 1975 American reissue, shown in one of the images below.

6. Title: Is That All There Is? / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) St 21543 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: 14 (total); 10 (from the original album) + 4 (added tracks) / Note: Uncharacteristically, EMI's British edition of the album under discussion contains tracks that are not found in the American edition. All four additional tracks had previously appeared in Somethin' Groovy!, an album that had been released in the US and other countries in 1967, but which was never issued in the UK. Granted that British fans of Peggy Lee must have appreciated being given extra tracks, this edition of the album Is That All There Is? would have been better served if the tracks had been sequenced together and programmed at the end of the vinyl. Instead, each track was randomly inserted amidst the LP's original tracks. Because the numbers from Somethin' Groovy! have a distinctively different style, such insertions prove jarring even to some listeners who are unfamiliar with the original 10-track LP edition. (For instance, the upbeat 1967 track "Sing A Rainbow" is sandwiched between two 1969 tracks which could hardly be described as such, "Me And My Shadow" and "My Old Flame." In another unsatisfactory sequence, the dark drama of Lee's re-conceived 1969 version of "Don't Smoke in Bed" is preceded by the playful happiness of her 1967 take on "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby.") Moreover, the sound (volume) of those four tracks is noticeably lower than that of the other ten tracks. None of these bonus tracks are included in the other foreign LP editions that I have been able to check, including the Canadian one.

7. Title: Is That All There Is? / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecs 80166 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 10 / Note: A Japanese LP edition of the album under discussion. I am aware of only two vinyl editions from Japan; the other one can be seen in one of the images below. No CD edition seems to have been issued there.

8. Title: Is That All There Is? / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Australia) St 386 / Tracks: 10 / Rel. Year: 1969 or 1970

9. Back cover of the American original LP.

10. Back cover of the British LP.

11. Back cover of Japanese LP Ecs 80166.

12. Back cover of the Australian LP. If we are to compare back covers of the album under scrutiny, we should point out that the Australian and British ones keep not only the text but also the back photo from the original American edition. The Japanese editions do not keep the back photo, but they do include an insert with a different photo.





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13. Title: Is That All There Is? / Format: LP / / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: Sm 386 / Rel. Year: 1975 / Tracks: 10 / Note: American LP reissue of the 1969 album. The front and back covers are almost identical to those of the original. An obvious difference pertains to the prefix of each album's catalogue number: this reissue identifies itself as SM-386, not as ST-386. The back cover differentiates itself through a few minor omissions, too: the declaration "printed in U.S.A." can be found only in the original back cover, and ditto for a code number (a 12) whose purpose is not known to me. Conversely, the following legend is exclusively in the reissue's back cover: "this record is engineered & manufactured in accordance with standards developed by the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of recorded music & literature." An even more noticeable divergence becomes apparent from an inspection of the vinyl. The vinyl's label is green in the original album yet varies (yellow, blue, purple) in the various copies of the reissue that I have seen. (These color changes are probably indicative of multiple pressings of the reissue, over the years.)

14 & 15. Title: Is That All There Is? / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 8888 / Rel. Year: 1970? / Tracks: 10 / Note: Japanese LP edition of the album under discussion. Visually, the front covers of Japanese issues tend to be identical to their American counterparts, except for the inclusion of a tasuki or obi strip, such as the one seen in this image. Also characteristic of Japanese LP releases is the inclusion of an insert, largely dedicated to transcriptions of the lyrics (seen in the second image). Is That All There Is? was actually issued twice on vinyl in Japan. Besides the above-shown edition (Cp 8888), there is one that ha been already shown here (catalogue number Ecs 80166, release year unknown to me).





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16. Title: Is That All There Is? ("Gold Box" Series) / Format: reel / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Canada) M 386 / Note: This special Canadian version of the album heavily promotes its manufacturer, Ampex.

17. Title: Is That All There Is? / Format: audiophile LP / Label: Pure Pleasure / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ppan St386 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Tracks: 10 / Note: Licensed issue, engineered from the original masters and aimed at listeners in search of superior sound quality.

18. Title: A Natural Woman - Is That All There Is? / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 5 92657 2 8 / Rel. Year: 2003 / Tracks: 25 (total); 10 (from Is That All There Is?) + 11 (from A Natural Woman) + 4 (bonus tracks). / Note: Released by EMI (the company that owned the masters at the time), this twofer contains the only CD issue (so far) of the albums A Natural Woman and Is That All There Is?. In my estimation, this is not an entirely satisfactory remastering. As for the bonus tracks that it includes, they are the numbers from Something Groovy! that EMI had added to the British LP edition of Is That All There Is? (as discussed in entry #6 above).





Item And Artwork Shown:

19. Shown herein is a promotional LP version of the album Is That All There Is?. Besides the standard record jacket and vinyl, this promo includes a paperfold wrapper. All three elements can be seen in this image: the bottom half of the picture is occupied by the record jacket and the vinyl, the top half by the wrapper. (A head shot of Peggy Lee graces the wrapper.)

20. Capitol advertisement for the album Is That All There Is?

21. Billboard magazine's trade review of the album under discussion.




XXXI. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (1970)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 3. Title: Bridge Over Troubled Water / Format: reel & 8-track & LP & cassette / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: M 463 & 8xt 463 & St 463 & 4xt 463 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: 10 / Note: Shown herein are all the various configurations in which this album was issued, except for the cassette format (image missing). The above-given 1970 release date applies to the reel and the LP; I am less certain about the 8-track cartridge and the cassette tape.

4. Title: Then Was Then, Now Is Now - Bridge Over Troubled Water / Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: Ccm 920 2 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 24 (total); 11 (tracks from Then Was Then) + 10 (tracks from Bridge Over Troubled Water) + 3 (bonus tracks, two previously available only on a 45-rpm single, one previously unissued) / Note: This tastefully produced release is a legitimate issue, licensed by Collector's Choice from EMI, the company that owned the masters at the time. It is also the only CD issue of Bridge Over Troubled Water in existence.





Items And Artwork Shown:

5 - 8. Title: Bridge Over Troubled Water / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 8976 / Rel. Year: possibly 1970 / Tracks: 10 / Note: This Japanese counterpart to item #3 is pictured herein especially for the benefit of fans interested in comparing any given album's domestic editions with versions released abroad. One of the most unique characteristics of the pictured Japanese edition is the inclusion of an obi. Two LP copies are on display. The first, a promo copy, uses of red vinyl. The second, a commercially released copy, has the light green label that was typical of Capitol pop releases from the period. The back cover is fairly different from that of the original American version, seen below.





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9. Title: Rendez-Vous With Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: EMI Bovema / Cat. Num.: (Netherlands) 4C 064 82274 / Rel. Year: 1975 / Tracks: 15 / Note: This Dutch LP is herein pictured chiefly for the purpose of making a clarification. The front cover photo of Bridge Over Troubled Water was re-used as the front cover of Rendezvous With Peggy Lee, but otherwise these two Lee albums are unrelated. A compilation, Rendezvous With Peggy Lee shares no tracks with the 1969 original album. (Nor is there any connection -- other than the shared title -- between this compilation and the album discussed in this page's very first section.)

10. Capitol's press kit for the album Bridge Over Troubled Water.

11. Billboard magazine's trade review of the album under discussion. The review's last two lines, heavily blurry or faded in the picture, read as follows: "Her superb reading of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' is in a class by itself."





Items And Artwork Shown:

12. Cashbox magazine's trade review of the album under discussion.

13. Capitol's trade ad on behalf of the album under scrutiny.

14. Back cover of the LP Bridge Over Troubled Water. Two years after the release of this album, its back cover's photo would be re-used as the front cover of another Lee album. (See section XXIV below).


General Note:
Bridge Over Troubled Water was not released in Great Britain. British EMI's decision to not issue this original album seems odd, especially when we take into consideration the fact that the company did release the preceding (Is That All There Is?) and the succeeding album (Make It With You).




XXXII. MAKE IT WITH YOU (1970)





Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 4. Title: Make It With You / Format: reel & 8-track & LP & cassette / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: M 622 & St 622 & 8xt 622 & 4xt 622 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: 10 / Note: Images #1, #2 and #3 show three of the four configurations in which Make It With You was originally issued -- reel, LP, and 8-track. I am currently missing a picture for the cassette configuration. Image #4 displays the front cover of the British LP edition, which has the same catalogue number and the same tracks as the American original LP (image #3). The above-shown reel and 8-track items might also be of British origin.





Item And Artwork Shown:

5. Back cover of the original American LP (item #3).

6. Billboard magazine's trade review of the album.





Items Shown:

7. Title: Make It With You / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 80178 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 10 / Note: The only Japanese edition of this album, as far as I am aware.

8. Title: Make It With You - Where Did They Go / Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: Ccm 919 2 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 24 (total); 10 (from Make It With You) + 10 (from Where Did They Go) + 4 (bonus tracks, three previously unissued) / Note: This tastefully produced release is a legitimate issue, licensed by Collector's Choice from EMI, the company that owned the masters at the time. It is also the only existent CD issue of the twofered albums.




XXXIII. WHERE DID THEY GO (1971)




Items And Artwork Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Where Did They Go / Format: 8-track & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: 8xt 810 & St 810 / Rel. Year: 1971 / Note: Seen in the first two images are the original American releases of the album under discussion. (Incidentally, this album was not released in the United Kingdom.) Notice that the front cover photo of Where Did They Go is a thematic companion to the front cover photo of the 1969 album A Natural Woman (section XXIX above).

3. Title: Make It With You - Where Did They Go / Format: CD / Label: Collectors' Choice / Cat. Num.: Ccm 919 2 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 24 (total); 10 (from Make It With You) + 10 (from Where Did They Go) + 4 (bonus tracks, three previously unissued) / Note: This tastefully produced release is a legitimate issue, licensed by Collector's Choice from EMI, the company that owned the masters at the time. It is also the only existent CD issue of the twofered albums.





Items And Artwork Shown:

4. Back cover of the original LP.

5 & 6. Title: The Beauty And The Beat ("Supersound" & "Emigold" Series) / Format: LP / Label: EMI / Note: The albums shown in these two images are not directly connected to Where Did They Go. They are Dutch reissues of Peggy Lee's 1959 album Beauty And The Beat!. Their front covers are displayed in this section only for the purpose of comparison and contrast: they are full-color versions of the black & white photo that graces the back cover of the LP under discussion. (For further details about the Dutch albums, consult section VIII above.)





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7 & 8. Title: Where Did They Go? / Format: CS & LP / Label: World Record Club / Cat. Num.: (New Zealand) C 02595 & R 02595 [also 1566 C, according to one source] / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: This reissue of the original album Where Did They Go was prepared by the EMI-affiliated mail-order record club World, which had branches in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. The club released it in both cassette and LP formats. Notice that the photo from the back cover of the original album (image #4 above) was chosen as the front cover of this reissue. On the matter of this reissue's above-given catalogue numbers, please bear in mind that the relevant data at my reach is somewhat suspect -- or at least confusing -- and should thus be deemed tentative.

9. A review of the album under discussion, published in Florida's newspaper The Evening Independent.





Items And Artwork Shown:

10 & 11. Title: Where Did They Go? - All I Want / Format: 45-rpm single / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (United States) 3113 & (United Kingdom) Cl 15698 Rel. Year: 1971 / Note: The album Where Did They Go was not released in Great Britain, but its lead single certainly was. Seen herein is that single in both its American (first image) and British (second image) versions.

12. Title: Where Did They Go / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Cp 80342 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1971 / Note: As far as I am aware, this is the only Japanese edition of the album under discussion.




XXXIV. NORMA DELORIS EGSTROM FROM JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA (1972)





Items And Artwork Shown:

1 - 3. Title: Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota / Format: 8-track & LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: St 11077 & 8xt 11077 / Rel. Year: 1972 / Tracks: 10 / Note: Images #1 and #2 display the original American cartridge and vinyl versions of the album. Image #3 shows the UK LP cover, which is identical to the US copy, except for the addition of the quadrangular EMI logo. (As for the catalogue number, both LP editions carry the same one.)





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4. Title: Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota / Format: Cassette / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Tc St 11077 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1972 or 1973 / Tracks: 10 / Note: This is the only cassette edition of which I am aware. I have found no evidence of an American cassette version.

5. Curiously, the "showbiz" name Peggy Lee is not used anywhere in the front (or back) cover of the LP Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota, which was Lee's last one for Capitol. It only appears on the label of the vinyl itself. This omission was probably intentional and presumably requested -- or, at the very least, approved -- by Lee herself. However, the present image, which I found at a French site, suggests that the LP might have carried an identifying sticker -- at least in some countries. (Lee's showbiz name does not appear in the front of the 8-track cartridge, either, but it can be found on the spine of the cartridge's label. In the case of the cassette, I do not have information on the matter.)

6. Back cover of the original LP.





Item And Artwork Shown:

7 & 8. Title: Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota / Format: LP / Label: CAPITOL / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ecp 80634 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1972 or 1973 / Tracks: 10 / Note: The Japanese LP edition of the album under discussion is essentially identical to the original American one. The front cover certainly is, except for the addition of the word "stereo" and the catalogue number at the uppermost right corner. Similarly, the back cover and the black vinyl are undistinguishable from the American counterparts, except for a few additional words, including manufacturer's identification (Toshiba Musical Industries, Ltd.) The main visual differences are thus the obi and the insert or leaflet, which contains transcriptions of the lyrics and, in Japanese, what appears to be basic general information. The leaflet is partially seen in the first of these images.

9. Title: I'm A Woman - Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota / Format: CD / Label: EMI / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7243 8 74179 2 2 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Tracks: 23 (total); 12 (from I'm A Woman) + 10 (from Norma Deloris Egstrom + 1 (previously unissued bonus track) / Note: Released by EMI, the company that owned the masters at the time, this twofer is a legitimate issue. Overall, the twofer has very good sound quality and remains, as of 2012, the only CD issue of both albums. However, the Norma Deloris Egstrom portion of the twofer is problematic because four of the included tracks are not the same cuts heard in the original LP, but alternate takes. In general, these alternates have struck fans as inferior to the originally heard takes. Some of the album's tracks were also remixed for inclusion in this CD. (As for the I'm A Woman portion of the twofer, it is excellent. Its only shortcoming -- a minor one -- is the perhaps inadvertent replacement of one original take with an alternate.)





Items And Artwork Shown:

10 & 11. Capitol's trade ads on behalf of Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota. The first ad shows a telegram, dated July 2, 1972, sent by Peggy Lee to the album's producer, Tom Catalano. Her message: "Dear Tom, you are a superb producer and if the public likes what you did as well as I do we should have a big hit." Under the telegram, near the left margin, the following P.S., signed by Capitol Records, has been added: "Dear Tom, we think so too!"

12. Billboard magazine's trade review of the album.





Items And Artwork Shown:

13. Cashbox magazine's trade review of the album.






Artwork Shown:

14 & 15. Black & white and color prints of the photo that graces the album Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota.




Index

The following alphabetical list includes every original album that Lee recorded for Capitol, along with relevant reissues and a few other related items of interest. To find a given album's location in this page, use as your guideline the Roman numeral that follows each title.

All Aglow Again!: X
Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee: XIV
Beauty And the Beat!: VIII
Beauty And the Beat! - Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee: VIII, XIV
Bewitching-Lee!: *
Big Spender: XXIV
Blues Cross Country: XVI
Blues Cross Country - If You Go [Public Domain Release]: XVI, XV
Bridge Over Troubled Water: XXXI
Broadway Ala Lee: IX
Call Me: XXV
Capitol Presents ... Peggy Lee: III
Christmas: XII
Christmas Album, The: XII
Christmas Carousel: XII
Christmas List, The: XII
Christmas With Dean Martin & Peggy Lee: XII
Christmas With Peggy Lee: XII
Compleat Little Drummer Boy, The: XII
Diva [Public Domain Release]: IV
Extra Special: XXVI
Extra Special! - Somethin' Groovy!: XXVI, XXVII
Fabulous Miss Lee, The: III
Folks Who Live On The Hill, The: IV
Guitars Ala Lee: XXV
Happy Holiday: XII
Hits of Peggy Lee, The: *
I Like Men!: VII
I Like Men! - Sugar 'N' Spice: VII, XVII
I Like Men! - Things Are Swingin’: VII, VI
I’m A Woman [EP]: XVII
I’m A Woman [LP]: XIX
I'm A Woman - Norma Deloris Egstrom From Jamestown, North Dakota: XIX, XXXIV
If You Go - Sugar 'n' Spice: XV, XVII
XV,
In Love Again!: XX
In Love Again! - In The Name Of Love: XX, XXI
In the Name Of Love: XXI
Is That All There Is?: XXX
Is That All There Is? ("Gold Box" Series): XXX
Jump For Joy: V
Latin!: IX
Latin Ala Lee!: IX
Latin Ala Lee! - Olé Ala Lee!: XII, XIII
Legendary Peggy, The [Public Domain Release]: IV
Lovers Rendezvous: *
Make It With You: XXXII
Make It With You - Where Did They Go: XXXII, XXXIII
Man I Love, The: IV
Man I Love, The - If You Go: IV, XV
Merry Christmas From Peggy Lee: XII
Mink Jazz: XVIII
Mink Jazz - I'm A Woman: XVIII, XIX
Miss Peggy Lee Sings The Songs Of Cy Coleman: *
Modern Jazz; The Collectors' Edition: XVIII
My Best To You: II
¡Me Gustan Los Hombres!: VII
Modern Jazz; The Collectors' Edition: XVIII
Natural Woman, A: XXIX
Natural Woman, A - Is That All There Is?: XXIX, XXX
Norma Deloris Egstrom from Jamestown, North Dakota: XXXIV
Olé Ala Lee!: XIII
Once More With Feeling: *
Pass Me By: XXII
Pass Me By - Big $pender: XXII, XXIV
Pass Me By - I'm A Woman: XXII, XIX
Peggy At Basin Street East: XIV
Peggy Lee (aka Sneakin' Up On You): XXII, XXIII
Peggy Lee [aka That's All]: IV
Peggy Lee [3LP black box]: XIX, XXIX, XXIV
Peggy Lee [Music For Pleasure; violet or crimson LPs]: V, IV
Peggy Lee [Orchestra Conducted By Frank Sinatra]: IV
Peggy Lee [World Record Club cream LP]: XVIII
Peggy Lee [Everest blue and pink LP]: *
Peggy Lee! [Pickwick violet LP]: *
Peggy Lee Christmas: XII
Peggy Lee In Concert ("The Entertainers" Series): XIV, XXVIII
Peggy Lee / Ella Fitzgerald [Zenith LP]: *
Peggy Lee / The Lettermen [Zenith LP]: *
Peggy Lee's Greatest!: *
Peggy Lee With Dave Barbour: *
Pretty Eyes: XI
Pretty Eyes - Beauty And The Beat!: VIII, XI
Pretty Eyes - Guitars Ala Lee: XI, XXV
P's & Q's: XV, XVI
Raindrops: *
Rendezvous With Peggy Lee: I
Ritmos Latinos A La Manera De Peggy Lee: IX
Satin Doll: IV, VIII
Somethin’ Groovy: XXVII
Song Is You, The: V
Songs For My Man: *
Sounds Of The Seventies, The: *
Souvenir Of The 1959 DJ Convention: VIII
Swingin' Side Of Peggy Lee, The: V, VI
Suddenly There's Gogi Grant - Mink Jazz ("The Pin-Up Collection" Series): XVIII
Sugar 'n' Spice: XVII
Then Was Then And Now Is Now!: XXIII
Then Was Then And Now Is Now! - Bridge Over Troubled Water: XXIII, XXXI
Then Was Then And Now Is Now - Pass Me By: XXII, XXIII
These Ladies Can Swing [Public Domain Release]: VI
Things Are Swingin’: VI
Things Are Swingin' - Jump For Joy: V, VI
Things Are Swingin' & The Man I Love [Public Domain Release]: IV, VI
Todo Se Dice Con Swing: VI
Tree, The - The Christmas List: XII
Two Shows Nightly: XXVIII
Where Did They Go: XXXIII

White Christmas: XII

* Titles bearing an asterisk are covered not herein but in the discography's pictorial page for Capitol Anthologies And Hits Packages.


Cross-references: Further Information

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


Scope And Completeness

Bear in mind that this page concentrates on the original American issues. Foreign versions of those original issues are not the page's primary concern. Abroad, EMI's pressings of Capitol albums often featured the same artwork and the same tracks, but did not not necessarily have the same catalogue number. When I was putting together this pictorial page, my focus was on three categories: (1) domestic originals from Capitol-EMI, (2) reissues, independently of whether they were made in the United States or abroad, and (3) foreign EMI pressings whose front covers are different from those of the American originals. As time has passed by, however, I have loosened this policy. Although foreign album covers which are nearly identical to the American ones still are not a primary focus, I have been adding quite a few of them, chiefly as curiosities. My assumption is that fans and collectors will appreciate being able to look at a domestic cover and its foreign counterpart side by side, since their proximity will allow for easier comparison and discovery of the minor differences between them. To check into comprehensive listings of non-American pressings (without photos), consult this discography's British and Foreign pages.