Peggy Lee

Sugar 'n' Spice

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Peggy Lee is in fine voice throughout this jazz-flavored set, backed by ensembles arranged by Benny Carter, Billy Byers, Billy May, and Shorty Rogers. The program (which has been expanded from 12 songs to 15 for this reissue) only includes two performances over three minutes in length, so there is not much for the backup bands to do. However, the material is mostly pretty strong, with the highlights including "See See Rider," "When the Sun Comes Out," "I've Got the World on a String," and "Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now." One of Peggy Lee's better recordings from the early '60s.

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