Peggy Lee – Peggy At Basin Street East (2020) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Peggy Lee – Peggy At Basin Street East (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 56:25 minutes | 575 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Peggy Lee’s Basin Street East sessions took place in February and March 1961. The amount of extant information about them is actually substantial, yet confusing and, in many areas, inconclusive. This supplementary page features an overview of the sessions and a date-by-date discussion of the data’s complexities. The points discussed throughout are, for the most part, technical or research-related. For more basic details, such as personnel and issues, consult the 1960-1962 page of the sessionography.

Described by music reviewers as “strictly a music room,” the Basin Street East Club was Peggy Lee’s New York venue of choice from March 1960 to February 1965. After the initial smash stay in early 1960, Lee would return to the club twice a year, for engagements that usually lasted from three weeks to a month. Multiple offers from other New York clubs finally led to modification of this schedule. In both 1964 and 1965, she split her annual visits between Basin Street East and two other clubs, The Americana and The Copacabana. (The latter lured her away for good. From 1966 to 1968, The Copacabana became her performing home in the Big Apple. Next, from 1969 to the mid-1970s, she moved on to the Waldorf-Astoria.)

Lee’s initial engagement at Basin Street East (1960) had generated raves from both music critics and general audiences. The raves grew louder for her second engagement, which began on Thursday, January 12, 1961 and lasted until Wednesday, February 8, 1961. Lee’s success at Basin St. East brought particular joy to Phoebe Jacobs, who was in charge of the club’s Public Relations. (She would become a life-long friend of Lee’s.) Jacobs called Capitol producer Dave Cavanaugh in California and enthused not just about Lee’s ongoing hit appearances at her uncle’s club. Furthermore, Jacobs urged Cavanaugh to make arrangements to record the singer live at the venue.


1. Peggy Lee – Overture (Live, Remastered)
2. Peggy Lee – Day In – Day Out (Live, Remastered)
3. Peggy Lee – Call Me Darling (Live, Remastered)
4. Peggy Lee – Medley; One Kiss-My Romance…. (Live, Remastered)
5. Peggy Lee – Medley; But Beautiful-The Second Time Around (Live, Remastered)
6. Peggy Lee – Fever (Live, Remastered)
7. Peggy Lee – I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ (Live, Remastered)
8. Peggy Lee – I Love Being Here With You (Live, Remastered)
9. Peggy Lee – By Myself (Live, Remastered)
10. Peggy Lee – Heart (Live, Remastered)
11. Peggy Lee – I’ve Never Left Your Arms (Live, Remastered)
12. Peggy Lee – Ray Charles Tribute; Hallelujah, I Love Him So… (Live, Remastered)
13. Peggy Lee – Peggy Lee Bow Music (Live, Remastered)
14. Peggy Lee – Medley; I Don’t Know Enough About You…. (Live, Remastered)