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, 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 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  
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  
Decca 101317 1/10/1957 Singing Peggy Lee vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 131 records)

Citation

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.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/326903

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