Peggy Lee

Black Coffee (JAZZ)

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602435120898

Black Coffee

Peggy Lee

Verve

602435120898

LPS 162891

JAZZ

1

LP 32,22 €

180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE REISSUES

GATEFOLD SLEEVES EDITION

MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG TAPES

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

In April of 1953, Peggy Lee embarked upon a recording project that would produce a top-ten jazz vocal album of all time—her peerless and legendary collection Black Coffee. This album represented the crowning achievement of her Decca years, the most acclaimed album of her entire career, and one of the very first concept albums ever produced. Initially it appeared in a 10-inch, long-play record format with only eight songs. The enormous success of this modest recording compelled Decca executives to propose an expansion and rerelease of the album a few years later to include a total of 12 songs. The augmented album was crafted in the new 12-inch disc medium that remained prevalent in fans’ living rooms for nearly three more decades. Songs subsequently added to this project in 1956 included “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “You’re My Thrill,” “There’s a Small Hotel,” and “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You.”

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Black Coffee
  • A2. I've Got You Under My Skin
  • A3. Easy Living
  • A4. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
  • A5. It Ain't Necessarily So
  • A6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
  • SIDE B
  • B1. A Woman Alone With The Blues
  • B2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • B3. (Ah The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young
  • B4. Love Me Or Leave
  • B5. You're My Thrill
  • B6. There's A Small Hotel