Norma Deloris Egstrom (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002), known professionally as Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer. During her career, she wrote music for films, acted, and recorded conceptual record albums that combined poetry and music.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 26th, 1920 (Jamestown), Died January 21st, 2002 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1957
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, lyricist, songwriter
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 131 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||CO43903||10-in.||1950||Mañana||Delia Doris ; Willi Stanke Tanzorchester||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Decca||82613||4/3/1952||Forgive me||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||82614||4/3/1952||Be anything (but be mine)||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||82615||4/3/1952||I'm glad there is you||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||82616||4/3/1952||You go to my head||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||82780||4/28/1952||Just one of those things||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||83739||12/16/1952||I hear the music now||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||83740||12/16/1952||This is a very special day||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||84409||4/30/1953||I've got you under my skin||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||84410||4/30/1953||I didn't know what time it was||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||84411||4/30/1953||Love me or leave me||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||84417||5/1/1953||Easy living||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||84418||5/1/1953||A woman alone with the blues||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||84419||5/1/1953||My heart belongs to Daddy||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||84433||5/4/1953||Black coffee||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||84434||5/4/1953||(Ah, the apple tree) When the world was young||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||87041||11/9/1954||It must be so||Peggy Lee ; Mills Brothers||vocalist|
|Decca||87042||11/9/1954||Straight ahead||Peggy Lee ; Mills Brothers||vocalist|
|Decca||87268||12/20/1954||He's a tramp||Peggy Lee ; The Pound Hounds||vocalist|
|Decca||87270||12/20/1954||The Siamese cat song||Peggy Lee ; Oliver Wallace||vocalist|
|Decca||87455||12/6/1954||La la lu||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
|Decca||88894||11/7/1955||What is a baby?||Peggy Lee||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lee, Peggy," accessed May 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/326903.
Lee, Peggy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/326903.
"Lee, Peggy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 May 2021.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Send the Editors a message about this record.