Benny Goodman

Best of the Big Bands, Vol. 2

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When Peggy Lee made her first recording with Benny Goodman's orchestra, she was 19 and scared to death. The result, "Elmer's Tune," is one she probably wished were lost, but the other 15 recordings on this CD (all from 1941) find her improving month by month, struggling gamely through the difficult Eddie Sauter and Mel Powell arrangements. Many of these titles were formerly rare and offer an interesting look at the early Peggy Lee.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Peggy Lee
2:52
2 2:44
3 3:09
4 3:17
5 3:09
6 3:06
7 2:47
8 2:03
9 3:11
10 3:23
11 3:16
12 3:12
13 3:02
14 3:06
15 3:19
16 3:21
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