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.
“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…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…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
- Stop This World
- The Girl in the Other Room
- Almost Blue
- I’ve Changed My Address
- Love Me Like a Man
- I’m Pulling Through
- Black Crow
- Narrow Daylight
- Abandoned Masquerade
- I’m Coming Through
- Departure Bay