Peggy Lee

Black Coffee and Other Delights: The Decca Anthology

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This attractive two-CD set is an anthology of Peggy Lee's 1952-1956 period with Decca. Much of the music is outside of jazz and more in the genre of period pop and novelties but Lee sounds cheerful about the whole thing and swings lightly throughout. Some of the later material does give her a chance to show off her jazz chops and among the highlights are "Lover," a duet with Bing Crosby ("Watermelon Weather") and the hit title cut but jazz listeners will want to be selective.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:21
2 3:18
3 3:17
4 3:00
5 2:51
6 3:06
7 2:49
8 3:20
9 3:12
10 3:22
11 3:21
12 2:52
13 3:17
14 2:10
15 2:47
16 3:08
17 3:26
18 3:20
19 3:18
20 3:00
21 2:27
22 3:17
23 2:48
24 3:02

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:38
2
2:32
3 2:37
4 3:30
5 2:12
6 2:47
7 3:22
8 2:36
9 2:59
10 2:48
11 2:46
12 2:59
13 3:20
14 2:50
15 2:22
16 3:02
17 3:49
18 2:39
19 2:24
20 3:39
21 2:29
22 3:19
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