Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy birthday, Peggy Lee

Born Norma Egstrom on 26 May 1920, Peggy Lee who died in 2002 was perhaps the best white jazz singer ever. She was beautiful and wrote songs too. (She wrote the lyrics for “Don’t Smoke in Bed”, covered by KD Lang.)

There are many great clips on YouTube: what I like about this one is that the bass player is Max Bennett, who is all over Frank Zappa’s 1969 jazz-rock classic Hot Rats, and plays on my ringtone “Willie the Pimp” from that album.

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