Peggy Lee

Moments Like This

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At this late point in Peggy Lee's career, she was heard best in small doses, singing an emotional ballad for three minutes (such as on "The Folks Who Live on the Hill"). This full-length CD, Moments Like This, finds Lee revisiting her former heights (such as her remakes of "Why Don't You Do Right" and "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)"), but without the voice to pull it off. Pianist Mike Renzi provided the sympathetic arrangements for the rhythm section, and saxophonist Gerry Niewood helps out, but the main focus is on the aging singer (then 72), and despite her sincerity, the voice was no longer there.

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