Monday, November 30, 2009

1023 - Mojo 2. Peggy Lee - Black Coffee (1953)

Track Listing

1. Black Coffee
2. I've Got You Under My Skin
3. Easy Living
4. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
5. A Woman Alone With The Blues
6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
7. When The World Was Young
8. Love Me Or Leave Me


A much better quality recording than Sinatra's which just goes to show how fast the medium developed since 1946. This is a really cool album, cool in the 1950s sense of the word. Full of trumpets and a fast swing, it's some great stuff.

Peggy Lee has got a really great voice which suits the songs chosen for this recording really well, slightly mischievous, slightly world-weary and very heartfelt, her voice works wonders on these themes.

The version in this recording of My Heart Belongs to Daddy is a definitive one with less of the annoying or creepy themes coming to mind and more of a Moll feel to it. So another great album on the Mojo list, starting very well.

Track Highlights

1. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
2. Love Me Or Leave Me
3. Black Coffee
4. Easy Living

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

On October 26, 2004, the album was reissued as part of the Verve Records Master Edition series, Verve and Decca now both units within the giant Universal Music Group conglomerate. The track sequence followed that of the 1956 twelve-inch reissue. No original producer is listed, although Milt Gabler is mentioned in the reissue credits as Decca A&R.

My Heart Belongs to Daddy:

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