Peggy Lee

For Sentimental Reasons

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This is an album of airchecks, a fact revealed in the smallest possible type on the back cover. On the front cover, in larger print, is the notation, "16 tender & romantic hits." It is true that some of the songs included were hits, but not for Peggy Lee. Probably dating from the late '40s to the early '50s, these 40+ minutes of transcriptions find Lee essaying such standards as "The Lady Is a Tramp," "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues," and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (not, come to think of it, particularly "tender & romantic" selections) with her usual assurance, and many fans probably would be happy to add such an archival release to their collections. If only the compilers had been a bit more forthright in the packaging. (Sound quality is surprisingly good considering the sources, but not great.)

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