Peggy Lee

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, over a career spanning seven decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, Lee created a sophisticated persona, writing music for films, acting, and recording conceptual record albums combining poetry and music. Called the "Queen of American pop music," Lee recorded over 1,100 masters and composed over 270 songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 26, 1920 (Jamestown), Died January 21, 2002 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 135 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-1404 10-in. 4/5/1946 I don't know enough about you Johnny Desmond ; Russ Case Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and instrumental orchestra songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0423 10-in. 1/11/1947 It's a good day Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0590 10-in. 7/1/1947 Just an old love of mine Tommy Dorsey ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia CO43903 10-in. 1950 Mañana Delia Doris ; Willi Stanke Tanzorchester Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Gramophone 0EA12730 10-in. 2/18/1948 Mañana (is soon enough for me) Elizabeth Batey ; Joe Loss Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band 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 82781 4/28/1952 Lover Peggy Lee vocalist  
Decca 82813 5/1/1952 Lover 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  
(Results 1-25 of 135 records)


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