MUSIC TO MY EARS PEGGY LEE TO DIANA KRALL

MUSIC TO MY EARS PEGGY LEE TO DIANA KRALL

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG  28th March 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

 Over the years I have loved music. I cannot sing and I cannot play an instrument but I can operate i-tunes, Spotify, an i-pod, CD player, cassette recorder, record player and gramophone.

I have always kept up with current music until the last 10 years when I have struggled to find ten new tracks a year to count as new favourites where as it used to be at least 10 new tracks a week.

I don’t know why. I have looked at it from every angle. Many folk say it is due to my aging. I do not necessarily agree of course. I try to keep a young outlook on all that I do and keep an open mind. As an example I still love the up and coming new comedians as I always have.

On the music front one change I have found in my later years is a major shift towards jazz. This was kicked started by the amazing Diana Krall, closely followed by Clare Teal.

I have also gone full circle and back to vinyl records.

Recently I came across a 1963 vinyl album, I’m A Woman by Peggy Lee in mono.

At the time it came out I appreciated it, but that was all, I did not want to own it. Now, I think it is a classic album and fantastic and so I bought a copy on Ebay.

It is not currently available on CD but you can pick up a pre-owned copy for in excess of £90. I think that sums up how good the world views the album.

I think the love of this type of album and the Diana Krall album’s is part of my musical maturity, but I still believe if today’s pop scene was creating mind blowing stuff I’d be up there with it. Will any of today’s stuff really become classics or am I turning into my mother and grandmother. (Note: I didn’t know my dad long enough to know his view and my granddad listened to Radio Luxembourg every night but never talked about his musical preferences.)

I’m a Woman is a 1963 song and album by Peggy Lee, arranged by Benny Carter. The title song, one of Lee’s signature songs despite reaching a minor peak of number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, has been covered by many artists.

Track listing:

“The Alley Cat Song” (Frank Bjorn, Jack Harlen) – 1:37

“Mama’s Gone, Goodbye” (Peter Bocage, A.J. Piron) – 2:17

“I’m Walkin'” (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) – 2:33

“Come Rain or Come Shine” (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 2:31

“There Ain’t No Sweet Man That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears” (Fred Fisher) – 3:08

“I’m a Woman” (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) – 2:00

“Mack the Knife” (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein) – 2:03

“You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” (Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, James Cavanaugh) – 2:40

“I’ll Get By” (Fred Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 2:19

“I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (Douglass Cross, George Cory) – 2:39

“A Taste of Honey” (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) – 2:18

“One Note Samba” (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca, Jon Hendricks) – 2:46

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful places.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…listening to Diana Krall, Clare Teal & Peggy Lee

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Ham and Eggs: A day’s work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

LOVE IS…

Love is…someone to snuggle up to

TRACKS OF THE DAY

The Girl in the Other Room (ALBUM) – Diana Krall (Diana Krall’s highest charting album)

Highest Chart Position in Album Charts: No.4 May 2004

Track list:

  1. Stop This World
  2. The Girl in the Other Room
  3. Temptation
  4. Almost Blue
  5. I’ve Changed My Address
  6. Love Me Like a Man
  7. I’m Pulling Through
  8. Black Crow
  9. Narrow Daylight
  10. Abandoned Masquerade
  11. I’m Coming Through
  12. Departure Bay