The Benny Carter Sessions
American Jazz Classics
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INCLUDES 2 COMPLETE ALBUMS Plus 14 BONUS TRACKS
This release compiles, for the first time ever, all of the 1954-62 studio recordings featuring Peggy Lee backed by formations led by the great Benny Carter, or singing Carter’s arrangements. In addition, this set contains a wonderful 1958 all-star small group session on which Lee is backed by Carter on alto sax along with such masters as Jack Sheldon, Pete Candoli, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Rowles, and Barney Kessel.
Among the many rare tracks originally issued as singles, this set presents the complete contents of the original LPs "I Like Men!" (Capitol Records ST 1131) and "Sugar ‘N’ Spice" (Capitol Records ST1772). While CD 1 concentrates on sides conducted or arranged by Benny Carter, CD 2 is focused on those tunes which feature him as a performer backing Lee.
In addition, all of the Peggy Lee-Benny Carter studio collaborations prior to 1954, as well as six hard to find
1954 Peggy Lee singles with various bands have been added as a bonus.
PEGGY LEE, vocals
CD 1 [1-3]: Orchestra conducted by Joseph Lilley including Benny Carter (alto sax & arranger).
Los Angeles, May 24, 1954.
CD 1 : Orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones including Benny Carter (alto sax & arranger).
Hollywood, April 17, 1961.
CD 1 [5-18]: Orchestra conducted & arranged by Benny Carter.
Hollywood, March 28-31, 1962.
CD 1 [19-27]: Orchestra conducted &/or arranged by Benny Carter.
Hollywood, April-November, 1962.
CD 2 [1-3]: Orchestra conducted and arranged by Sy Oliver, including Benny Carter (as).
Los Angeles, May 26, 1954.
CD 2 [4-15]: Benny Carter (as), Pete Candoli, Jack Sheldon (tp), Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino (tb),
Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel (g), Shelly Manne (d), Jack Marshall (cond & arr).
Hollywood, October 17, 19 & 22 1958.
*BONUS TRACKS (CD2, 16-29):
CD 2 [16-23]: The 1947 Peggy Lee-Benny Carter studio collaborations.
CD 2 [24-29]: Peggy Lee 1954 singles.
INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET
CD 1: Total Time: 71:29 Min.
01 LOVE, YOU DIDN’T DO RIGHT BY ME
03 IT’S BECAUSE WE’RE IN LOVE
04 SAN FRANCISCO BLUES
05 AIN’T THAT LOVE?
06 SEE SEE RIDER
07 LOADS OF LOVE
08 I BELIEVE IN YOU
09 PLEASE DON’T RUSH ME
10 MY SILENT LOVE
11 I’LL GET BY
12 I DIDN’T FIND LOVE
13 I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU
14 I NEVER HAD A CHANCE
15 WHISPER NOT
16 TELL ALL THE WORLD ABOUT YOU
17 BIG BAD BILL (IS SWEET WILLIAM NOW)
18 THE BEST IS YET TO COME
19 TEACH ME TONIGHT
20 WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT
21 I’LL BE AROUND
23 I DON’T WANNA LEAVE YOU NOW
24 I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
25 EMBRASSE MOI (EMBRACE ME JUST ONE MORE TIME)
26 THE SWEETEST SOUNDS
27 I’M A WOMAN
CD 2 Total Time: 79:29 Min.
01 BOUQUET OF BLUES
02 LOVE LETTERS
03 THE GYPSY WITH FIRE IN HIS SHOES
04 CHARLEY MY BOY
05 OH JOHNNY, OH JOHNNY, OH!
06 MY MAN
07 I’M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY
08 I LOVE TO LOVE
09 IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE A MAN AROUND THE HOUSE
10 SO IN LOVE
11 I LIKE MEN!
14 WHEN A WOMAN LOVES A MAN
15 GOOD FOR NOTHIN’ JOE
16 STORMY WEATHER (*)
17 I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE (*)
18 HAPPINESS IS A THING CALLED JOE (*)
19 TALKIN’ TO MYSELF ABOUT YOU (*)
20 THEM THERE EYES (*)
21 BABY DON'T BE MAD AT ME (*)
22 EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY (*)
23 FOOLIN' NOBODY BUT ME (*)
24 JOHNNY GUITAR (*)
25 AUTUMN IN ROME (*)
26 IT MUST BE SO (*)
27 STRAIGHT AHEAD (*)
28 LET ME GO, LOVER! (*)
29 HOW BITTER, MY SWEET (*)