The Peggy Lee Bio-Discography:
Main Decca Album Gallery

by Iván Santiago-Mercado

Page generated on Dec 22, 2018


Scope And Contents

This page displays photos of the albums that Peggy Lee recorded for Decca Records. Lee's original Decca albums are chronologically presented, beginning with Black Coffee (1953) and closing with The Fabulous Peggy Lee (1964). In addition to the front covers of the original albums, those of later reissues are displayed as well. Notice that Decca compilations or hits packages are covered separately, in another page. For further clarification on this page's contents, and for advice on how to locate particular albums, see final notes below.


I. BLACK COFFEE WITH PEGGY LEE (1953)




Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: 10" LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Dl 5482 / Rel. Year: 1953 / Tracks: 8 / Note: Seen in this picture is the front cover of the original American 10" LP.

2. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: 10" LP / Label: Decca's Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) La 8629 / Rel. Year: 1953 according to some sources; 1958 according to another source / Tracks: 8 / Note: This photo shows the British version of item #1. In addition to the United States and the United Kingdom, this 10" LP was also issued in Brazil, France, Japan, New Zealand, and probably a few other countries. (A few of those foreign editions will also be pictured below, in this section.)

3. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: Double EP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Ed 533 (91060-91061) / Rel. Year: 1953 / Tracks: 8 (two discs) / Note: This is the front cover of the original American EP. Additional images of this gatefold EP are presented near the end of this section.






Album Covers Shown:

4. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Dl 8358 / Rel. Year: 1956 (original) & 1961 (reissue) / Tracks: 12 / Note: This is the front cover of the original American 12" LP. As indicated, American Decca reissued the album at least one, probably in 1961. The issue and its reissue have identical front and back cover but very different labels attached to their respective discs. (Photos of the two versions will be supplied below, near the end of this section.)

5. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: Decca's Ace Of Hearts / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ah 5 / Rel. Year: 1961 / Tracks: 12 / Note: British reissue of the America 12" LP seen in image #4. Produced by British Decca on one of its budget branches, Ace of Hearts. Curiously, this budget item appears to have been the earliest release of the 12" LP in the United Kingdom. (The 10" LP had been issued on Brunswick; see entry #2 above.)

6. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: MCA's Coral / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Cp 94; also Crlm 1055 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 1973; also 1974 / Note: Another British reissue of the America LP seen in image #4. Released on MCA's budget imprint Coral. (MCA had purchased Decca in 1962.) On a separate matter, I should note that, according to all but one of the music catalogues that I consulted, this is a 1973 Coral album, with catalogue number Cp 94. In the one music catalogue that offers divergent information, this Coral album's release date is given as 1974, and its catalogue number Crlm 1055 -- the m presumably standing for mono. Since I have never seen any copies bearing the number Crlm 1055, I cannot provide any corroboration for its existence. Still further, there is yet a third source, a Goldmine article, that lists this Coral album with another catalog number, Cp 964. In that particular case, however, a mistake or a typo is the likeliest explanation: an extra digit appears to have been wrongly added to Cp 94. (At Decca, a 9 prefix stood for a stereo release, ad it could be that Coral followed this practice, at least in its internal documentation. Even so, the prefix would still be erroneous in the case of the monophonic album Black Coffee With Peggy Lee.)

7. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: LP & Cassette / Label: Jasmine / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Jasm 1026 & Jasmc 1036 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 1983 / Note: Third British reissue of the America 12" LP seen in image #4. This reissue was released not on MCA-Decca or any of its branches but on an independent label that licensed it. (In later decades, Jasmine would transition into a Public Domain label.) An image of Jasmine's cassette version can also be found in this section, following the listings of LPs and CDs.





Album Covers Shown:

8 & 9. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: Mca Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 3023 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Both of these LPs are identified as Mca Victor 3023 in my sources. The difference seems to be circumscribed to the color of the obis.

10 & 11. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Jazz Vocal Very Best" Series) / Format: LP / Label: Mca Victor / Tracks: 12 / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Vim 4501 / Rel. Year: 1977, or 1980, 1982, 1983. / Note: Both of these LPs are identified as Mca Victor Vim 4501 in my sources. If the claim is correct for both of them, perhaps we have a case of an often reissue items. The multiple release dates that I found for this album could thus be correct, too. In other words, the original 1977 issue would have been repeatedly reissued through the 1980s. (In Japan, American albums have been routinarily pressed in limited editions, which in many cases sell out and promote subsequent demand. It might be that, in some occasions, the Japanese simply kept the same catalogue number in one reissue after another, while in other occasions they did make the numerical change.)





Album Covers Shown:

12. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Jdl 5026 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: In Japan, there have been numerous vinyl (re)issues of the album Black Coffee, usually distinguished from one another by their respective obis. Those reissues for which I have found pictures are listed in this section. A plain list of these Japanese iterations can be found here. In the case of Jdl 5026, I am missing an image with an obi. One distinguishing feature is the presence of the catalogue number on the front cover, right above the Decca logo.

13. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Gold Of G.D. 100" Series) / Format: LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Sgd 12 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 1991 / Note: Shown in this image is an edition about which I am acquainted only through an internet auction. The seller listed it under catalogue number 8358, which is the original American catalogue number, typically reprinted on many Japanese reissues. I have listed the album under its series' number instead. The "Gold of G.D. 100" series was dedicated to the vinyl reissuing of a hundred albums to which the Japanese Swing Journal had awarded its highest award -- "the gold disc." The albums primarily came from the Decca, MCA, and Impulse vaults, with the first dozen out on April 5, 1991. (The latter could be an American rather that a Jaapanese street date.) Judging from its catalogue number, Black Coffee With Peggy Lee was part of that inaugural dozen. The whole 100-batch might have been issued in 1991.

14. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: Mca Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvjj 30051 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 1995 / Note: Another "limited-edition" Japanese vinyl reissue from the CD era.





Album Covers Shown:

15. Title: Um Cafèzinho Com Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Brazil) Slp 7759 / Rel. Year: unknown / Note: Brazilian edition of the 1956 American 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee.

16. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: Audiophile LP / Label: Speakers Corner / Cat. Num.: (Germany) Lspc Decca Dl 8358 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Note: An 180gr audiophile record, pressed at Pallas. This (modern-day) vinyl product was created by using the original masters. Speakers Corner properly licensed the masters from Universal, current owners of the MCA-Decca catalogue. Listeners in search of superior sound quality are the target audience for this release (whose audio quality naturally requires a hi-fidelity turntable to be appreciated best).

17. Title: Black Coffee & Fever With Peggy Lee / Format: Audiophile LP / Label: Vinylogy's Dol / Cat. Num.: (Russian Federation) Dos 707 / Tracks: 14 / Rel. Year: 2016 / Note: In addition to the 12 songs from the original Decca LP, two songs from a Capitol single have been incongruously added to this LP. "You Don't Know" ends side A; "Fever" starts off side B. This label is more of a budget-oriented Public Domain company. The album's self-advertisement as a "80 gram heavyweight vinyl" point to the likelihood that the main 12-song program was copied from one of the many Japanese CD releases of Black Coffee With Peggy Lee.





Album Covers Shown:

18. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Label: Decca Pioneer / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 25P2 2829 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 1989 / Note: Front and back of the earliest compact disc issue of Black Coffee With Peggy Lee. It was the first of a string of digital Black Coffee reissues that today amount to more than a Japanese dozen -- about 15, and counting. (In comparison, the grand total of times that the album has been issued on CD in the United States is one.) This pictorial discography aims at providing images for all these CD editions. Currently, I am missing less than a handful.

19 & 20. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Decca Vocal Series") / Format: CD / Label: MCA Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvcm 261 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Note: Obi, front and back covers of the second Japanese CD release of Black Coffee With Peggy Lee. Incidentally, this CD's back cover (different from the album's original cover) became something of a standard for Japanese reissues of Black Coffee: it is found in many of them. (One exception is the earliest of these reissues, already shown in the preceding image.)





Album Covers Shown:

21. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Masters Of Jazz" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvcz 33 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 1994 / Note: 20-bit remastered. Cardboard gatefold "mini LP" sleeve.

22. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Original Jazz Vocal" Series) / Format: CD / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (France) Mcd 32938 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 1995 / Note: The above-seen photo might give the impression that this is a LP. It is not. This CD edition is one of various that were housed in a cardboar sleeve, replicating the general look of a LP (size aside).

23. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Songs Cafe" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvcj 19194 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Note: Yet another of the CD reissues of Black Coffee With Peggy Lee from Japan. For a comprehensive list of such Japanese reissues, consult the Foreign Pressings page.





Album Covers Shown:

24. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Jazz Collection 1000" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 5017 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 2003 / Note: Online, I have also come across listings of the CD this catalogue number but a 1995 release date. If such an earlier pressing of Uccu 5017 truly exists, visual confirmation is needed.

25. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Jazz The Best" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9517 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Note: Promoted as a 20-bit remastered, 24k gold-coated disc, housed in a mini-LP slipcase.

26. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Jazz The Best 1500" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9094 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 2005; possibly reprinted (i.e., same catalogue number) in 2007.





Album Covers Shown:

27. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9461 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Note: Advertised as a Super High Material CD (aka Shmcd), a format patented by Universal. According to the promotional spiel, SMH CDs were manufactured with a polycarbonate resin layer that allowed any laser player to produce a very precise reading of the audio data. In practice, little if any difference was noticeable to the common ear. The (debatable) difference did not go beyond a small degree of smoothness or brightness.

28. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9631 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 2008 / As shown in this entry and the preceding one, Black Coffee was issued twice in 2008 -- perhaps an indication of its popularity. Shmcd.





Album Covers Shown:

29. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Jazz The Best" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 6041 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 2011

30. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("Essential Jazz 100" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 99033 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 2014

31. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee ("All Of Jazz" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 5778 / Tracks: 12 / Rel. Year: 2016






Album Covers Shown:

32-35. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Label: Universal's Verve / Cat. Num.: B 0003093 02 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Tracks: 12 / Note: First and only American CD edition of the album under discussion. The original masters were used to remaster this disc, which is part of Verve's "Master Edition" series. Unfortunately (and in contrast with many other artists' titles from the same series), no bonus tracks from the recording sessions were included. (Two tracks suitable for inclusion existed: "Do I Love You" and "Guess I'll Go Back Home This Summer," both of them from the 12" LP Black Coffee sessions.) The first of these images shows the front cover of the original US release. The their image shows an edition concurrently pressed in Japan. The other images offers additional pictures of the original edition, including its booklet, inner tray, and disc.





Album Covers Shown:

36-38. Title: 6 Queens Of Jazz Vocal / Format: SA-CD / Label: Esoteric / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Esso 90143 to Esso 90148 (Lee disc: Esso 90146) / Rel. Year: 2016 / Tracks: 12 by Peggy Lee / Note: Licensed from Universal, this 6-SACD set features reissues six albums, each credited to one of the following female jazz vocalists: Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Carmen MacRae, Helen Merrill, Anita O'Day, and Monica Zetterlund. Black Coffee With Peggy Lee is included in its 12-track, 12" LP version.





Album Covers Shown:

39. Title: Black Coffee & Sea Shells / Format: CD / Label: MCA International / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mcld 19363 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 27 / Note: MCA International, then-owner of the US Decca catalogue, mastered this twofer in the UK. Judging from the CD's middling sound quality, the tapes used for the mastering process might have been old copies housed in the UK. (Such UK tapes would have been copied from the original US masters in the 1950s and sent to the UK at that time.) A more vibrant sonic atmosphere could have been attained by remastering the US masters in 1998 (or, alternatively, by sending newly made copies of the US masters to the UK, so that the UK engineers could work with them).

40. Title: In The Late Hours; Black Coffee & Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: CD / Label: Flare / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Roycd 247 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Tracks: 25 (total). 12 (from the album Black Coffee With Peggy Lee) + 9 (Lee's tracks from the album Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues) + 4 (bonus tracks, all of them Decca masters). / Note: This is a Public Domain twofer CD.

41. Title: Black Coffee & Dream Street; The Complete Sessions / Format: CD / Label: Essential Jazz Classics / Cat. Num.: (Spain) 55441 / Rel. Year: 2009 / Tracks: 27 (total). 12 (from the album Black Coffee With Peggy Lee) + 3 (bonus tracks, taken from the Black Coffee With Peggy Lee sessions) + 12 (from the album Dream Street). / Note: This is a Public Domain twofer CD.

42. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Label: Hallmark / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 710992 / Rel. Year: 2011 / Tracks: 12 / Note: As the twenty-first century progresses and music issued after 1950 begins to become fair game for European Public Domain companies, more and more Peggy Lee albums are unfortunately being re-released by the mass-marketing, horrendously subpar label Hallmark. The company's CDs are becoming justly infamous for their uneven, sometimes downright atrocious sound quality. Some of them suffer from audible needle skips and extensive background noise (originating in the worn out LPs and CDs that the label carelessly uses as main sources).





Album Covers Shown:

43. Title: Miss Peggy Lee / Format: EP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (France/Germany) 10 120 Epb / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 4 / Note: All tracks in this 1957 European EP had been previously issued in the 1956 Decca 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee.

44. Title: Black Coffee ("Jazz Concise" Series) / Format: EP / Label: Decca Techiku / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Sdw 10121 / Rel. Year: unknown. In the absence of any actual specifics about the release date, I have tentatively assumed it to fall within the 1960s. In the USA, the type of Decca logo seen in this cover was used from around 1962 to at least 1967. / Tracks: 4 / Note: All tracks in this EP were originally issued in the 1956 Decca 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee.

45. Title: Love Me Or Leave Me / Format: EP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Fx 10 537 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Tracks: 4 / Note: All tracks in this 1957 European EP had been previously issued in the 1956 Decca 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee.





Album Covers Shown:

46. Title: Black Coffee ("Golden Groove" Series) / Format: LP / Label: MCA's Decca / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Cops 5117 / Release Year: unknown, but no earlier than 1969 and no later than 1982; possibly mid-1970s / Tracks: 12 / Note: Australian edition of the 1956 American LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee. Online sellers often credit it to not only to MCA but also to the label Astor, which served as more of a manufacturer and distributor when it came to MCA reissues. ("Pressed by the manufacturers of Astor Radios, Radiograms and Television.") Electronically re-channelled stereo. Both this item and the next one feature a front cover that is different from the standard one. Their photo had been previously used as the front cover of the 1960 American Decca 2LP set The Best Of Peggy Lee.

47. Title: Black Coffee / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Sdl 10298 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Another Japanese edition of the 1956 American 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee, with a different front cover from the standard one. (The photo on this front cover was originally used for a Decca compilation LP set called The Best Of Peggy Lee. That compilation featured a color version of the photo, however; see also preceding entry.)





Album Covers Shown:

48. Title: Black Coffee / Format: 10" LP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Cfr 10 510 / Rel. Year: 1954 / Tracks: 8 / Note: Australian edition of the 1953 American 10" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee (item #1 above).

49. Title: Peggy Lee Canta Para Você ... / Format: 10" LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Brazil) Lts 23016 / Release Year: unknown / Tracks: 8 / Note: Brazilian edition of the 1953 American 10" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee (item #1 above). A few rows below, the back cover can be seen here, too.

50. Title: Black Coffee / Format: 10" LP / Label: Cid / Cat. Num.: (France) Us 223 139; also Um 233 139 / Tracks: 8 / Rel. Year: 1955 / Note: French edition of the 1953 American 10" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee (item #1 above). The catalogue number Us 223 139 is found on both the front and back cover. The physical label of the vinyl bears a slightly different catalogue identifier: Um 233 139. See next entry, too.

51. Title: Black Coffee / Format: 10" LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (France) Us 233 139 / Tracks: 8 / Rel. Year: 1955? / Note: This is presumably a reissue of the preceding item (or vice versa). Note that the respective catalogue numbers differ by one digit. The catalogue number is seen on the front cover. I have not been able to inspect the disc itself, nor the jacket's back cover.





Album Covers Shown:

52. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: 10" LP / Label: Decca's Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (Australia) La 8629 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 8 / Note: This photo shows the Australian version of items #1 and #2. It actually bears the same number as item #2; its cover design is slightly different, however.

53 & 54. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: 10" LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Al 10002 / Tracks: 8 / Rel. Year: 1956 (according to online listings) / Note: Japanese edition of the 1953 American 10" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee (item #1 above). Whereas the front covers of the two editions are identical, the back covers are different. (The back cover of the American 10" LP can be seen a few rows below.)





Album Covers Shown:

55. Title: Black Coffee / Format: LP / Label: [?] Popular Records / Cat. Num.: (unknown) E 258 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Reissue of the American 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee. Various details, including country of origin, unknown. Canada and Italy are possibilities.

56. Title: Black Coffee / Format: LP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Fl 12 7026 / Rel. Year: 1958 (or, according to another source, 1962) / Tracks: 12 / Note: Australian reissue of the American 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee. A picture of its back cover has also been supplied here, a few rows below.

57. Title: Black Coffee / Format: Cassette / Label: MCA's Special Products / Cat. Num.: Mcac 20251 / Rel. Year: 1985 / Tracks: 8 / Note: Abridged reissue of the American 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee.





Album Covers Shown:

58. Title: Crazy In The Heart / Format: LP / Label: Vocalion / Cat. Num.: Vl 7 3903 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: 10 / Note: This compilation from Decca's budget branch Vocalion combines 5 tracks from the album Black Coffee, the other half from the album Miss Wonderful. (This fact is not revealed or acknowledged in the item itself.) Simulated stereo.

59. Title: By Popular Request ... Black Coffee / Format: Cassette / Label: MCA's Coral / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) ___ / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1980s / Tracks: 12 / Note: Reissue of the American 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee. Coral also issued this album on vinyl; see entry #6 above.

60. Title: Black Coffee With Peggy Lee / Format: Cassette & LP / Label: Jasmine / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Jasmc 1026 & Jasm 1026 / Rel. Year: 1983 / Note: British reissue of the album Black Coffee With Peggy Lee licensed by Jasmine Records from the MCA company. For the LP counterpart of this cassette, see entry #7 above.

61. Title: Black Coffee / Format: CD / Label: RDM / Cat. Num.: (France) Cd ?372 / Rel. Year: 2011 / Tracks: same 12 as in original LP / Note: The available information about this issue (seemingly a budget Public Domain release, probably issued on MP3 first, then copied from MP3 to CD) is scant and sparse. I am not fully certain that the catalogue number is 372; I am surer of the fact that it falls within the 300s.

62. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Volumes: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Rgjcd 314 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 99 (total), including 94 Peggy Lee vocals plus 2 enactments of the instrumental "Peggy Lee's Bow Music" and 3 instrumentals by the George Shearing Quintet / Note: This crass Public Domain budget release combines the contents of Decca's 12" LP Black Coffee with seven assorted Capitol albums.





Album Covers Shown:

63. Decca's trade ad on behalf of four songbird albums that were released during the same time period. The first songbird shown is Peggy Lee, and the promoted album is her 1956 12" LP edition of Black Coffee.

64. Image found on the net, identity of the album unclear. Though essentially the same 10" LP as the one seen in image #2 above, its texture is noticeably different. Perhaps the image originates in a newspaper/magazine ad, or maybe the uploader willfully altered the cover's overall look?

65. Back cover of the aforementioned Australian reissue LP on Festival Records.





Album Covers Shown:

66. Back cover of the original American 10" LP (item #1 above).
67. Back cover of the original American 12" LP (item #4 above).
68. Back cover of the aforementioned Brazilian Decca LP.





Album Covers Shown:

69. Back cover of the British Brunswick 10" LP (item #2 above).
70. Back cover of the British 12" Ace Of Hearts LP (item #5 above).
71. Back cover of the British 12" Jasmine LP (item #7 above).





Album Artwork Shown:

72 & 73. Both of these images purport to show the label of the original American 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee (1956), previously discussed in entry #4 above. There are slight differences between them, suggesting that the two album copies to which they belong either comes from separate pressing plants or were released years apart. (If the latter, the differences would be enough to talk about an original issue and a reissue.) As for the differences, look at the presence or absence of these two features: a parentheses around MG 4864 and a dash within side 1. (There is an additional difference on side two, not pictured here. The symbol that ensues MG 4864 is diamond-shaped in one case, circular in the other case.)

74. Estimated to date from 1961, here is a reissue of the original American 12" LP Black Coffee With Peggy Lee.





Album Artwork Shown:

75-78. Various views of the gatefold EP itemized in entry #3 above.


Other Versions Of Note, Not Shown Above:

79. Title: Black Coffee / Format: LP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Fr 12 1474 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 12


II. SONGS IN AN INTIMATE STYLE (1954)






Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Songs In An Intimate Style / Format: double EP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Ed 684 (91302-91303) / Rel. Year: 1954 / Tracks: 8 / Note: This is a gatefold cover (as made clearer by image #8 below) which houses two EPs.

2. Title: Songs In An Intimate Style / Format: 10" LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Dl 5539 / Rel. Year: 1954 / Tracks: 8 / Note: Original LP version. This album was never expanded into a 12" LP edition.





Album Covers Shown:

3. Title: Songs In An Intimate Style / Format: 10" LP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) La 8717 / Rel. Year: 1955 / Tracks: 8 / Note: British edition of the original 10" LP (item #2 above). Laminated cover. My thanks to William Naylor for his generous contribution of this album's scans (images #3 and #10).

4. Title: Songs In An Intimate Style / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Icd 273 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: 8 / Note: This item was originally available only as a bonus disc for customers who bought an entire 20CD set entitled Universal Female Vocal Collection. The words "not for sale" are printed in the CD's back cover (which I have displayed below, as image #9). This limited edition is the one and only CD version of Songs In An Intimate Style to date.





Album Covers Shown:

5 & 7. Title: Songs In An Intimate Style ("Red Ribbon" Series) / Format: 10" LP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Cfr 10 589 / Rel. Year: 1955 / Tracks: 8 / Note: Australian reissue of item #2 above. Note that only one of the two images carry a gray-colored ribbon. In the web, I have seen (mis)identification of the image with a ribbon as an EP, whereas the image without is regularly identified as a 10" LP. At this point in time, I believe that no such EP existed, and that all copies of the 10" LP originally carried the ribbon.

6. Title: Peggy Lee E Suas Interpretaçoes / Format: 10" LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Ltn 54 / Rel Year: unknown / Tracks: 8 / Note: Brazilian edition of item #2 above.






Album Covers Shown:

8. Front and back covers of the original EP set (item #1 above).

9. Back cover of the Japanese CD (item #4 above), which is identical to the back cover of the original American 10" LP (item #2 above). The only difference is the addition of the words "Icd-273 not for sale" near the bottom of the CD's cover.

10. Back cover of the British 10" LP (item #3 above).






Artwork Shown:

11 & 12. A shot from the same photo session as the one seen in the front cover of the album Songs In An Intimate Style.

13. Photo shot used for the front cover of the album Songs In An Intimate Style.

14-16 (below). A portion of a promotional ad placed by Decca in the pages of Billboard magazine. The albums on display (including Songs In An Intimate Style) were among a total of 50 LPs and EPs simultaneously released to celebrate Decca's 20th anniversary (1954).





General Note:
Songs In An Intimate Style, the successor to the 10" vinyl version of Black Coffee, is basically an anthology, though a very satisfactory one. The promotional note in the back cover of the album states that "Peggy's preceding album, Black Coffee, was acclaimed by her fans and was immediately followed by demands for a new group of Peggy Lee songs. This collection is the answer to that demand." The tracks come from sessions which were not only held months apart (November 28, 1952; February 13, 1953; September 14 and 16, 1953) but also led by three different conductors (Victor Young, Sy Oliver, Gordon Jenkins). Despite such divergence of personnel and recording dates, Songs In An Intimate Style still manages to come off as a cohesive collection of beautifully sung numbers, thanks in no small measure to its uniformly romantic mood. Of the 8 tracks, 7 are love ballads which Peggy Lee renders with a deep sense of intimacy. The eighth number ("Apples, Peaches And Cherries") is actually a charming folk ballad (rather than a modern-day ballad), whose theme is also love.


III. SONGS FROM WALT DISNEY'S LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955)





Album Covers Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: EP & 10" LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Ed 728 (EP, consisting of discs #91505 to #91506) & Dl 5557 (10" LP) / Rel. Year: 1955 / Tracks: 9 (total). 6 (numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 3 (numbers performed by Oliver Wallace and The Disney Studio Orchestra, George Givot, and The Mellomen, aka The Pound Hounds) / Note: These are the original configurations of the album to which the present section is dedicated. Both configurations came out two years before the original 12" LP, pictured below (item #4). All three items (EP, 10" LP, 12" LP) can be best described as partial movie soundtracks, because Peggy Lee sings in them not only her own soundtrack vocals but also those that were assigned to other artists in the movie. (For further clarification on this matter, see general note at the end of this entry.) It's worth adding that all album tracks were co-written by Peggy Lee -- including those for which the movie used other artists' interpretations. The only exceptions are the instrumental "Lady" and the barbershop-style quartet harmony "Home, Sweet Home."

3. Title: Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: 10" LP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) La 8731 / Rel. Year: 1955? / Tracks: same 9 as in previously discussed items / Note: British version of item #2.






Album Covers Shown:

4. Title: Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: DL 8462 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 13 (total). 10 (numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 3 (numbers performed by Oliver Wallace and The Disney Studio Orchestra, George Givot, and The Mellomen aka The Pound Hounds). / Note: In 1956, Peggy Lee recorded new tracks expressly for inclusion in this expanded, 12" LP edition of the original 10" LP and EP. The newly recorded songs were not brand new compositions, however: she had co-written them back when the Disney movie was in production, and they had been considered for inclusion in the film at that time.

5. Title: Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: LP / Label: Decca's Ace Of Hearts / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ah 70 / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: same 13 as in item #4 / Note: British reissue of item #4, released on a Decca-MCA budget branch. A photo of the back cover can also be found in this section, a few picture rows below.

6. Title: Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: LP / Label: MCA Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mca 7150 (also Map 5 3229) / Rel. Year: 1975 / Tracks: same 13 as in item #4 / Note: Japanese reissue of item #4.






Album Covers Shown:

7. Title: Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Jdl 16 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 9 (total). 6 (numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 3 (numbers performed by other acts) / Note: Japanese edition of item #2 above.

8. Title: Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: LP / Label: Decca Teichiku / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Sdl 10201 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Japanese edition of the album under discussion. Given its self-identification as a stereophonic release, chances are that it is a reissue of the 1975 Buena Vista LP below (image #15 & #16), which was electronically reprocessed.

9. Title: Cançoes Do Filme De Walt Disney A Dama E O Vagabundo / Format: 10" LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Brazil) Slp 7027 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 9 / Note: Brazilian edition of item #2 above.

10. Title: Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: 10" LP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Fr 10 1186 / Rel. Year: 1955 / Tracks: 9 / Note: Australian edition of item #2 above.





Album Covers Shown:

11-12. Title: Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: Cassette & LP / Label: DISNEY's Buena Vista / Cat. Num.: Bvs 2c 5008 & Bvs 2c 5008s / Rel. Year: 1975 / Tracks: same 13 as in item #4 / Note: Disney reissue of the original Decca 12" LP (item #4 above).

13. This back cover belongs to Ace Of Hearts LP Ah 70 (entry #5 above). It features the same text and images that had been previously issued on the Brunswick back cover (see next picture row), but the images have been reshuffled as part of a re-design.





Album Covers Shown:

14. Back cover of the original Decca EP (item #1).

15. Back cover of the original Decca 12" LP (item #4).

16. Back cover of the British 10" LP on Brunswick Records (item #3).





Album Covers Shown:

17. Title: La Belle Et Le Clochard / Format: EP / Label: Cid / Cat. Num.: (France) Eus 100 558; also Pe 45 3067 / Rel. Year: 1956 / Tracks: 4 / Note: All four tracks are vocals taken from the album titled Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp, originally issued as items #1 and #2 above. (Besides being on those items, some of the songs were also originally issued on American Decca singles.)

18. Title: La Dama Y El Vagabundo (Lady And The Tramp) / Format: EP / Label: Columbia / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Ecge 70169 / Rel. Year: 1956 / Tracks: 4 (total). 3 (numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 1 (numbers not performed by Lee) / Note: The numbers in this EP were originally issued in items #1 and #2 above. (Besides being on those items, some of the songs were also originally issued on American Decca singles.)

19. Title: La Dama Y El Vagabundo (Lady And The Tramp) / Format: EP / Label: Columbia / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Ecge 70170 / Rel. Year: 1956 / Tracks: 5 (total). 3 (numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 2 (numbers not performed by Lee) / Note: The numbers in this EP were originally issued in items #1 and #2 above. (Besides being on those items, some of the songs were also originally issued on American Decca singles.)

20. Title: La Dama Y El Vagabundo (Lady And The Tramp) / Format: EP / Label: Columbia / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Ecge 70925 / Rel. Year: 1956 / Tracks: 4 / Note: This image actually shows not only the EP under discussion but also (behind Ecge 70925) the two previously discussed ones. Unlike those other EPs, this one includes tracks that are not from the film. To be more specific, two of the tracks in Ecge 70925 are vocals from Lady And The Tramp and were originally issued on items #1 and #2 above, and/or on an American Decca single. The other two tracks are ballads that Lee recorded in 1954 and 1955, and which American Decca originally released as singles.



General Note: Decca Versus Disney

Most of the songs in the albums under discussion were originally penned by Peggy Lee for inclusion in the soundtrack of the Walt Disney classic Lady And The Tramp. Being part of the cast of characters, Lee sang some of her own songs in the film. There were also songs of hers that were assigned to other actors or characters. There were as well songs that she co-wrote for the film but which were ultimately left unused.

Commercial releases of the Disney film Lady And The Tramp (i.e., VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, etc.) receive coverage on a separate page of this discography. It is a page dedicated to Peggy Lee's contributions to animated film.

Decca, the record label to which Lee was contracted at the time of the film's debut (1955), joined forces with Disney to release a commercial album based on the soundtrack's music. In the album, Lee is heard singing most of the numbers that she had written -- including some assigned to other actors on the film, as well as the aforementioned songs that had been left unused. Though primarily a Lee item, the album also includes a few soundtrack numbers as interpreted by other acts from the movie.

The original Decca issues of Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp (i.e., the LP and the EP seen in images #1 and #2 above) contain six numbers sung by Peggy Lee. Such original Decca issues qualify as partial rather than full replicas of the movie soundtrack: of the six Lee numbers, three seem to be the exact same versions that are heard in the soundtrack ("La La Lu," "He's A Tramp," "The Siamese Cat Song"). As for the other three numbers ("What Is A Baby?," "Bella Notte," "Peace On Earth"), the original Decca issues offers Lee's interpretation of lyrics of hers which were sung by other vocalists in the movie.

Although of "La La Lu" and "He's A Tramp" on Lee's Decca LP are, as already mentioned, the same ones heard in the soundtrack, there are a few differences between them. The most notable difference pertains to the length of "La La Lu." The film's soundtrack features an edited, 2:57 version of "La La Lu" whereas the album offers a longer, 4:10 performance of the same master take. (Decca released the 2:57 version on a single. The 4:10 version would have not fit on one side of a single.) Another significant difference pertains to the spoken coda that closes "La La Lu." Though uttered by Lee in both cases, the words are not the same.

Naturally, the present section focuses on any Lady And The Tramp music albums on which Peggy Lee is the featured singer, independently of whether the album was issued by Decca, Disney, or any of those label's branches and affiliates. The point is worth making because, over the years, Disney hired other vocalists to re-record the vocals from the movie, with a view to using their versions on albums released by Disney itself. I have actually prepared a miscellaneous section to cover the bulk of such albums, on which Lee is not heard singing, though sometimes she is credited on their jackets. To consult that section, scroll down to the bottom of this page (right before the index).

As for various-artists compilations with just one or two Peggy Lee tracks from the Lady And The Tramp soundtrack, take a look at section V of this page.






Artwork Shown:

21-24. Title: Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: LP / Label: DISNEY RECORDS / Cat. Num.: 3103 / Rel. Year: 1980 / Tracks: 9 (total). 4 (numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 5 (numbers not performed by Lee) / Note: This is a picture disc, marketed to Disney's audience of children. Shown above are both sides of the disc (central images), along with the front and back of the yellow jacket (images placed first and fourth). All the tracks heard in this issue are taken from the soundtrack of the original movie, except for "Peace On Earth / Silent Night" and "La La Lu," which are Lee's versions from her Decca album. The transfer of "He's A Tramp actually includes the soundtrack's opening to the song, as well as the ensuing spoken bits uttered by the Pound Hounds. All the Lee vocals are heard on the first side; the second side does not feature her voice at all. (Though not identified as such, the version of "What Is A Baby?" on the second side is the soundtrack version, which Lee wrote but did not sing by her on film.)





Album Covers Shown:

25. Title: Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: Cassette & CD / Label: DISNEY RECORDS / Cat. Num.: 5008 60951 0 0 & 5008 60951 7 9 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 22 (total). 3 (soundtrack numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 19 (soundtrack numbers in which Peggy Lee does not participate) / Note: The contents of this CD come from the movie's soundtrack. In other words, this is not a reissue of Peggy Lee's original Decca album (displayed in items #1, #2, and #4 above). Furthermore, each of this CD's tracks is an assemblage of various components (e.g., sound effects, music cues, solo vocals, group vocals) which exist separately from one another, and which are housed at Disney's reel library. Rather than taking the (relatively) easy route of reissuing any existent tapes of the movie soundtrack, the commendable producer of this CD (Randy Thornton) retrieved those original components and reassembled them for release on compact disc.

26. Title: Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: CD / Label: DISNEY RECORDS / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Ocd 65008 / Rel. Year: probably 1997 / Tracks: 22 (total). 3 (soundtrack numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 19 (soundtrack numbers in which Peggy Lee does not participate) / Note: I have not ben able to inspect or find copy of this CD.   Judging from information provided by online databases, it is a Japanese edition of the item discussed in the previous entry. 

27. Title: Walt Disney Records Presents Lady And The Tramp / Format: CD / Label: DISNEY RECORDS / Cat. Num.: unknown / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: unknown / Note: I am missing most basic details about this CD, which for the time being I am assuming to be another foreign edition of the 1997 CD Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp.

28. Title: Lady And The Tramp ("The Legacy Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: DISNEY RECORDS / Discs: 2 / Cat. Num.: D002066192 / Rel. Year: 2015 / Tracks: 31 (total). 3 (soundtrack numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 19 (soundtrack numbers in which Peggy Lee does not participate) + 9 non-soundtrack numbers, also sans Peggy Lee / Note: The first CD is a reissue of the 1997 Randy Thornton CD discussed in a previous entry. The second CD features the set of re-recordings of songs from the film that Disney has released in many albums, over the years. In them, Peggy Lee's original vocals are covered by other female vocalists (Robie Lester, Teri York, an uncredited Marilyn Hooven). Also included in the second CD are two songs that were considered for the movie's soundtrack but ultimately left unused. Peggy Lee was not involved in the creation or interpretation of the first song. She was, on the other hand, the lyricist of the second number, titled "Singing ('Cause He Wants To Sing)." Lee probably sang the number on a demo that might have not survived, because the CD's producers hired a modern-day male singer (Jeff Gunn) to sing the track. (In addition to the hypothetical demo, Lee did her own studio recording of the number for Decca. It can be heard in the 12" Decca LP Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp (item #4 above).





Album Covers Shown:

29. Title: Disney's Lady And The Tramp And Friends / Format: CD / Label: DISNEY RECORDS / Cat. Num.: 861428 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Tracks: 9 (total). 3 (soundtrack numbers performed by Peggy Lee) + 6 (numbers not performed by Peggy Lee, though two of them come from the Lady And The Tramp soundtrack, and feature her lyrics; remaining numbers are from modern-day Disney films.) / Note: The CDs from Disney's "And Friends" series were tie-ins to the company's Platinum Edition DVDs. (The former were issued shortly after the latter came out.) The 3 Peggy Lee vocals in this particular issue were "transported" or taken from the Randy Thornton CD just discussed in a previous entry.

30. Title: Disney's Lady And The Tramp And Friends / Format: CD / Label: EMI Music / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 9463 5 6302 2 0 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Tracks: same as in previous item / Note: British edition of the preceding item.

31. Title: Favourite Songs From Disney's Lady And The Tramp / Format: CD / Label: unknown / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom?) unknown / Tracks: 5 / Note: Tentative entry. Found at an online commercial site, which lists only 5 tracks for this CD, and credits Peggy Lee as the artist for all but the opening track ("Bella Notte," credited instead to The Disney Studio Chorus). I would appreciate receiving further details about this CD.



General Note: 78 & 45 Singles

Although albums are the chief concern of the present gallery, this particular section exceptionally makes room for singles as well. With its ties to both film and music, Disney and Decca, kid marketing and adult receptiveness, the complicated case of Lady And The Tramp calls for a more encompassing approach. -- or so I feel. The following entries account for all the Peggy Lee Lady And The Tramp vocal singles of which I am aware. (I make the point of calling them "Lee vocal singles" as a way to differentiate these items from other Lady And The Tramp singles, on which Lee does not sing but is still credited in her capacity of lyricist. Deceptively, some of those other singles do not specify that credit is for Lee as a composer, rather than a vocalist on the single.) Viewers interested in further pursuing the world of Peggy Lee's singles are invited to click on the blue link supplied above.





Items Shown:

32. Title: {He's A Tramp / The Siamese Cat Song} / Format: 78 & 45 /    Label: DECCA  /   Cat. Num.: 29427 & 9 29427  /   Rel. Year: 1955 / Note: Features the same 1954 Peggy Lee recordings of "He's A Tramp" and "The Siamese Cat Song" that were issued on items #1, #2, and #4 above, as well as their derivates). The picture above shows just the "He's A Tramp" side of the single. (Viewers wishing to see the flip side of any of the singles listed here should consult this discography's 45 & 78 index, to which there is a link at the start of the preceding paragraph.)

33. Title: {He's A Tramp / The Siamese Cat Song} / Format: 78 & 45 /    Label: DECCA  /   Cat. Num.: 29427 & 9 29427  /   Rel. Year: 1955 / Note: Oddly, Decca issued two variants of single #29427. As pictured above, the respective physical labels seem identical but actually contain three differentiating bits of data, pertaining to timing, master number, and personnel. Both variant feature versions of "He's A Tramp" and "The Siamese Cat Song" sung by Lee, but they are not the same versions. This variant features the versions that Peggy Lee recorded in 1955, and which were not issued in items #1, #2, 34, or their derivates.





Items Shown:

34. Title: {Bella Notte / La La Lu [edit]} / Format: 78 & 45   /  Label: DECCA   /  Cat. Num.: 29460 & 9 29460  /   Rel. Year: 1955 / Note: Both of these songs were co-written by Lee and both were heard in the Disney movie, though she was the designated interpreter for only of them ("La La Lu"). The version of "La La Lu" heard in this single is not the one heard in the Disney movie, however, but a closely similar version that was recorded for the Decca original cast album. (See items #1, #2, #4 above, and their derivates). To further complicate matters, this is an edit of that version: due to the space limitations of singles, the album version had to be downsized from over four minutes to nearly three minutes. As for the nature of the copy on display in this entry's picture, it is a promo.

35. Title: {Peace On Earth-Silent Night / What Is A Baby [edit]} / Format: 45   /  Label: DECCA  /   Cat. Num.: 9 38005 / Rel. Date: unknown; possibly 1955 / Note: Both of these songs were co-written by Lee and both were heard in the Disney movie, albeit she was not the designated interpreter for either one. The versions on this single were recorded by her for inclusion in the original 10" LP and EP cast album (items #1 and #2 above). As with the just-discussed case of "La La Lu," length dictated the editing of that original album version of "What Is A Baby." On another note, I should add that this single is not listed in Peggy Lee's session files. It might be an oversight. Be that as it may, It is listed, however, in two other sources: Michel Ruppli's The Decca Labels: A Discography and Charles Garrod's Decca New York Masters, Volume 7 (8700-8999). Garrod states that this master was "not used" -- i.e., not issued at all. The pictures shown above proves that, at the very least, promotional copies were pressed.





Items Shown:

36. Title: {Bella Notte / Let Me Go Lover (aka Cobra)} / Format: 45   /  Label: Fonit Cetra  /  Cat. Num.: (Italy) Sp 50021  /   Rel. Year: 1958 / Note: Uses Peggy Lee's Decca recording of "Bella Notte." (She co-wrote that number but did not sing it in the Disney movie.) The flip side of this Lee single bears no connection to Lady And The Tramp.

37. Title: {He's A Tramp / Home, Sweet Home} / Format: 45     /Label: Buena Vista    /  Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Bv 2      Rel. Year: 1975 / Note: Peggy Lee sings "He's A Tramp" only -- not "Home, Sweet Home." I have not listened to this single, but I believe that its version of "He's A Tramp" is the same one that was originally issued in items #1 and #2 above. One further point worth noting: this single is likely to be an extraction from (and companion to) the Buena Vista cassette/LP album discussed several rows above.





Items Shown:

38 & 39. Title: {La La Lu / Bella Notte} / Format: 78 & 45  /   Label: DECCA  /   Cat. Num.: (Japan) De 346 & D45 346  /   Rel. Year: 1955 / Note: The 78-rpm edition is seen in the first picture, the 45-rpm edition in the second. The US and the UK were among the countries where this particular Peggy Lee single ("La La Lu / Bella Notte") was issued. By including a picture sleeve, the Japanese edition improved on those countries' editions.





Items Shown:

40. Title: From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp ("Children's Series") / Format: 78-rpm single & 45-rpm single / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: K 149 (88186) & 1 275 (9-88186) / Rel Year: unknown / Tracks: 2 / Note: Same song versions issued in some of the aforementioned singles, and originally in items #1 and #2 above.

41. Title: Siamese Cat Song ("Little Gems" Series) / Format: 78-rpm single & 45-rpm single / Label: DISNEYLAND / Cat. Num.: Lg 756 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Tracks: 2 / Note: A tentative entry, this single have not been auditioned by me. It contains versions of "The Siamese Cat Song" and "Home, Sweet Home." The former is a song that Peggy Lee co-wrote for the Disney movie Lady And The Tramp and recorded for the Decca album Songs From Lady And The Tramp. Unfortunately, I do not know is she is the singer heard on this single's performance. No artist is credited on the single's colorful cover. Since Disney is the releasing label, this "He's A Tramp" could be any of the various re-recordings for which the company hired other singers. Or it could be the actual movie soundtrack version. If the latter, then Peggy Lee would be the singer heard in it. The third alternative is, of course, that this is the same Lee version of "He's A Tramp" that was issued by Decca in the singles and albums that have been already discussed. See also the next two entries.





Items Shown:

42 & 44. Title: Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp ("Little Gems" Series) / Format: 78-rpm single & 45-rpm single / Label: DISNEYLAND / Cat. Num.: Lg 755 / Rel Year: 1962 / Tracks: 2 / Note: This issue contains versions of two Lee compositions, "He's A Tramp" and "Bella Notte." It is actually a companion piece to the preceding item. They were sequenced back to back in Disneyland's record catalogue. Unfortunately, I have not listened to them, not do I have enough information about either. Hence both entries must be considered tentative, and the question of the featured singer's identity lingers. (In the specific case of "Bella Notte," the singer would be Lee only if this were to be the same version of the song that was issued on the Decca singles and albums that have been discussed throughout tho section. If it is instead the movie soundtrack version, then the singer is George Givot.) The next entry might provide an answer to the questions posed so far.

43 & 45. Title: Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp (Disneyland Series) / Format: EP / Label: His Master's Voice / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 7eg 8921 / Rel Year: 1965 / Tracks: 4 / Note: This British EP has the same front cover as the preceding item. It could also be said to fuse the Disneyland singles Lg 755 and Lg 756 into one release. It has three of the four Lg 755-756 tracks. The substituted number is just the one on which Lee had no involvement ("Home Sweet Home"), replaced with one song which she co-wrote and sang on both the Disney movie and the Decca original cast album. Once again, no artist credit is to be found anywhere. In this case, however, we have a possible clue: the above-seen label specifies that the issue contains "music from the original score." If the specification means that all four tracks come from the original soundtrack, then George Givot is the singer on "Bella Notte," Peggy Lee the singer on the other three numbers. Finally, the fact that Disneyland Records used this same front cover on a 1964 LP (#1231) should not go unnoticed. That LP (pictured in the miscellaneous section sat the bottom of this page), features re-recordings by Teri York and Bob Grabeau -- no vocals by Lee. It also describes itself as containing "all the songs from the motion picture," rather than the original score.


IV. SONGS FROM PETE KELLY'S BLUES (1955)





Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Dl 8166 / Rel. Year: 1955 / Tracks: 12 (total). 9 (numbers sung by Peggy Lee) + 3 (numbers sung by Ella Fitzgerald) / Note: Original American LP edition of the album under discussion.

2. Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: LP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Lat 8078 / Rel. Year: 1956 / Tracks: Same as in American edition. / Note: Earliest British edition of the album under discussion. Curiously, Brunswick chose to create or use a front cover entirely different from that of the original American edition. (See, however, the first entry in the next row of images.)

3. Title: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Jdl 5084 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: Same as in American edition / Note: Early (possibly earliest) Japanese LP edition of the album under discussion.






Album Covers Shown:

4. Title: Songs From The Warner Bros. Film Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: LP / Label: Ace Of Hearts / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ah 26 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Tracks: 12 (same as in American edition) / Note: This release from a budget branch of British Decca used the same artwork as the American edition.

5 & 6. Songs From The Warner Bros. Film Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: LP & Cs / Label: Jasmine / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Jasm 1024 / Rel. Year: 1983 / Tracks: Same as in American edition / Note: This British release (from a then licensed, later Public Domain company) used the artwork of the 1955 British edition.





Album Covers Shown:

7. Title: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Vim 7240 / Rel. Year: ca. 1985 / Tracks: 12 (total; same as in original LP, item #1). / Note: The Japanese LP edition of which I am aware. Although I have found no evidence, earlier editions are likely to exist.

8 & 9. Title: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: LP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Fr 12 889 / Rel. Year: 1956 / Tracks: 12 (total). 9 (numbers sung by Peggy Lee) + 3 (numbers sung by Ella Fitzgerald) / Note: A showcase of the album's Australian edition, these images show the Aussie front cover and its vinyl disc (or rather, the label on the latter).





Album Covers Shown:

10. Title: "Taverna Maldita" / Format: LP / Label: Discos Decca / Cat. Num.: (Argentina?) 42-32 / Rel. Year: unknown, possibly 1955 / Tracks: 12 (total). 9 (numbers sung by Peggy Lee) + 3 (numbers sung by Ella Fitzgerald) / Note: Hispanic edition of the album under discussion.

11 & 12. Title: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues ("Tempo Di Furore") / Format: LP / Label: Fonit / Cat. Num.: Dl 8166 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1955 / Tracks: 12 (total). 9 (numbers sung by Peggy Lee) + 3 (numbers sung by Ella Fitzgerald) / Note: The Italian LP edition of the album bears the same catalogue number but a seemingly different title. Tempo di Furore was actually the name under which the movie played in Italian theaters. That title was printed on the label of the vinyl disc (second of the images above).





Album Covers Shown:

13 & 14. Back cover and vinyl label of the original Decca LP.

15 & 16. Vinyl label and back cover of an US reissue of the Decca LP.

General Note:
The ensuing sub-section is exclusively dedicated to extended-play releases. In the United States, Decca released two Pete Kelly's Blues EPs, one by Ella Fitzgerald and one by Peggy Lee. Lee's was actually a double EP. In the United Kingdom, Brunswick released three Pete Kelly's Blues EPs, of which the first two featured Peggy Lee, and the third one Ella Fitzgerald. All 5 items are seen above and discussed below.







Album Covers Shown:

17. Title: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: double EP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Ed 758 (91638-91639) / Rel. Year: 1955 / Tracks: 9 (all numbers performed by Peggy Lee)

18. Title: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: EP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: Ed 2269 / Rel. Year: 1955 / Tracks: 3 (all numbers performed by Ella Fitzgerald)

19. Title: Songs From The Warner Bros. Film Pete Kelly's Blues, Volume 1 / Format: EP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Oe 9153 / Rel. Year: 1956 / Tracks: 5 (all numbers sung by Peggy Lee)

20. Title: Songs From The Warner Bros. Film Pete Kelly's Blues, Volume 2 / Format: EP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Oe 9154 / Rel. Year: 1956 / Tracks: 4 (all numbers sung by Peggy Lee)

21. Title: Songs From The Warner Bros. Film Pete Kelly's Blues, Volume 3 / Format: EP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Oe 9155 / Rel. Year: 1956 / Tracks: 3 (all numbers sung by Ella Fitzgerald) / Note: Brunswick also (re)issued this EP with the simpler title Pete Kelly's Blues, catalogue number 10 033 EPB, entirely different artwork, country of origin unknown.





Album Covers Shown:

22. Title: Somebody Loves Me / Format: EP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Fx 10 538 / Rel. Year: 1962 / Tracks: 4 / Note: All four numbers are sung by Peggy Lee and originate in the Decca LP Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues.

23. Back cover of the aforementioned American EP Ed 758.

General Note:
Having already covered EPs and LPs, this section will reserved its remainder for compact-disc releases.






Album Covers Shown:

24. Title: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues ("Songs Cafe" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvcj 19197 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: 12 (total; same as in original LP, item #1). / Note: One of at least two official Japanese CD editions of the album under discussion.

25. Title: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues ("Decca 70th Anniversary" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9088 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Tracks: 12 (total; same as in original LP, item #1). / Note: Another official Japanese CD edition of the album under discussion.





Album Covers Shown:

26. Title: Pete Kelly's Blues (Expanded Soundtrack) / Format: CD / Label: Giant Steps - Cherry Red / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Gscr 027 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 24 (total). 9 (numbers sung by Peggy Lee) + 3 (numbers sung by Ella Fitzgerald) + 12 (from RCA Victor's LP Pete Kelly's Blues, featuring 'Pete Kelly' And His Big Seven, with narrative by Jack Webb) / Note: This is a Public Domain twofer CD.

27. Title: In The Late Hours; Black Coffee & Pete Kelly's Blues / Format: CD / Label: Flare / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Roycd 247 / Rel. Year: 2006 / Tracks: 25 (total). 9 (Lee's tracks from the album Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues) + 12 (from the album Black Coffee With Peggy Lee) + 4 (bonus tracks, all of them Decca masters). / Note: This is a Public Domain twofer CD.

28. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 2 / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Holland) Rgjcd 329 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 97 (total), including 93 Peggy Lee vocals and 4 instrumentals by Stella Castellucci and Gene DiNovi / Note: Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues is among the albums included in this crass set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.


V. DREAM STREET (1957)





Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Dream Street / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Dl 8411 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Image #1 shows the original American album, on Decca.

2. Title: Dream Street / Format: LP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Lat 8171 / Rel. Year: 1957 / Tracks: 12 (total). 11 (numbers from the original American Decca album; the number "I've Grown Accustomed To His Face" was left out) + 1 (substitute track, "I Don't Know Enough About You"). / Note: British edition of the American album, notable for using a variation of the original artwork, and for containing a substitute track.

3. Title: Dream Street / Format: LP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Fr 12 475 / Rel. Year: 1957 (or, according to an alternate source, 1967) / Tracks: 12 (total). 11 (numbers from the original American Decca album; the number "I've Grown Accustomed To His Face" was left out) + 1 (substitute track, "I've Got You under My Skin"). / Note: Australian edition of the original American Decca album. Like the British item discussed in entry #2, this edition's front cover features a variant picture from the American album's artwork. This reissue is also notable for substituting one number from the original American album. My thanks to Michael Wigg for his very kind supply of the image.





Artwork And Album Cover Shown:

4. Publicity photo that inspired the drawing on the American LP cover.
5. Publicity photo that inspired the drawing on the British LP cover.
6. Publicity photo that inspired the drawing on the Australian LP cover.





Album Covers Shown:

7. Title: Dream Street / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: possibly Dl 8411 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: This edition appears to be an American reissue of the original issue (item #1). Given the Decca logo on the cover, the release date is likely to fall within the 1960s.

8. Title: Dream Street / Format: LP / Label: Decca's Ace Of Hearts / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ah 44 / Rel. Year: 1963 / Tracks: same 12 as in the Brunswick album described above. / Note: Released by a branch of British Decca, this is a reissue of item #2 above. Contains the aforementioned substitute track.

9. Title: Dream Street / Format: CS & LP / Label: Jasmine / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Jasm 1032 / Rel. Year: 1983 / Tracks: 12 (total). 11 (from the original American Decca album) + 1 (from the British Brunswick album). / Note: Reissue of the Brunswick edition of the album. Released by a then-licensed (later on, Public Domain) label. In early editions of this discography, I incorrectly listed a total of 13 tracks for this British reissue, the 13th number being "I've Grown Accustomed To His Face." The error stemmed from my consultation of music price guides that listed that track total. As someone who now owns a copy of the Jasmine LP (and at a time when the web provides ample photographic evidence), I can categorically assert that the total is 12, with no "I've Grown Accustomed To His Face" included.





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10. Title: Dream Street / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 3093 / Rel. Year: 1974 / Tracks: 12 / Note: I am aware of only two Japanese LP editions of Dream Street, and both are pictured in this page. I find it likely that there was at least one earlier, 1960s Japanese vinyl edition of the original album.

11. Title: Dream Street / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvjj 30050 / Rel. Year: 1995 / Tracks: 12





12-13. Title: So Blue / Format: LP & 8-Track / Label: MCA's Vocalion / Cat. Num.: Vl 3776 [mono] & 7 3776 [simulated stereo] & 3776 [8-Track] / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: 10 / Note: Abridged version of Dream Street. It contains 9 of the 12 tracks from the original Decca album. Also included is a bonus track of sorts: "The Night Holds No Fear" a number that had been previously available only as the B side of a single. This abridged LP was issued on Vocalion, a budget label that originally belonged to Columbia, and which MCA apparently acquired in the 1960s. The parent company resurrected the budget label for the purpose of reissuing back catalogue. (For another Peggy Lee title on MCA's Vocalion, see section VII below.)

14. Title: So Blue / Format: LP / Label: MCA's Coral / Cat. Num.: Mcl 1051 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 10 / Note: Japanese reissue of the aforementioned Vocalion LP. Hence, from one country to another, MCA used different sub-labels (Vocalion in the United States, Coral in Japan) to release this compilation. Coral was also used by MCA in the United States (for yet a second abridged reissue of Dream Street); see next entries.





Album Covers Shown:

15 - 18. Title: Peggy Lee / Format: LP & cassette / Label: MCA's Coral / Cat. Num.: Cr 20187 & Crc 20187 / Rel. Year: 1984 / Tracks: 9 / Note: Abridged reissue of So Blue (same front cover, different title; seen above), which itself is an abridgment of Dream Street (item #1 above). This second abridgment contains 8 of the 12 tracks from the original Decca album as well as the one bonus track from So Blue ("The Night Holds No Fear"). MCA released this album on its Coral imprint, another label that the parent company turned into a budget outfit. To further complicate matters, notice that the cassette configuration was (re)issued in at least three versions, pictured above.





Album Covers Shown:

19 & 20. Title: Dream Street / Format: CD / Label: Warner Pioneer / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 25p2 2830 / Rel. Year: 1989 / Tracks: 15 (total). 12 + 3 (bonus tracks) / Note: Back and front covers of the earliest CD edition of Dream Street (as far as I a aware). In Japan, Lee's Decca albums have been reissued many times, especially on compact disc; read also the notes for the next entry.

21 & 22. Title: Dream Street ("Decca Vocal Series") / Format: CD / Label: MCA Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvcm 263 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Tracks: 15 (total). 12 + 3 (bonus tracks) / Note: Back and front covers of what I believe to be the second CD edition of Dream Street in Japan. When it comes to Japanese compact disc issues of this album, special note should be made of the reissues numbered 25p2 2830 (seen in the preceding images) and Mvcm 263 (seen in these images). Unlike subsequent pressings, these two CDs feature 3 bonus tracks ("Autumn In Rome," "Baubles, Bangles And Beads," and "Do I Love You").





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23. Title: Dream Street ("Songs Cafe" Series) / Format: CD / Label: MCA Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvcj 19195 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Straight reissue of the original American album. Its back cover also gives what appears to be the original release date, as "57/1/1."

24. Title: Dream Street / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9334 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Straight reissue of the original American album.

25. Title: Dream Street / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9632 / Rel. Year: 2008 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Straight reissue of the original American album.

26. Title: Dream Street / Format: CD / Label: LP Time / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Lpt 1160 / Rel. Year: 2011 / Tracks: 19 (total). 12 (from the original American Decca album) + 1 (from the Dream Street sessions, though excluded from the album) + 6 (from the Black Coffee 12" LP session, which was scheduled in conjunction with the Dream Street sessions). / Note: Spanish reissue of the Brunswick edition of the album. Released by a Public Domain label, and exclusively sold to the Japanese market.





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27. Title: Dream Street - Out Of The Blue ("Pin-Up" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Marginal / Cat. Num.: (Belgium) Pc 65002 / Rel. Year: 1997 / Tracks: 24 (total). 12 (from Dream Street) + 12 (from Carol Sloane's Out Of The Blue) / Note: Bootleg CD.

28. Title: Miss Wonderful & Dream Street / Format: CD / Label: MCA International / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mcld 19382 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24 (12 numbers from Dream Street and 12 numbers from Miss Wonderful) / Note: MCA International, then-owner of the US Decca catalogue, mastered this twofer in the UK. Judging from the CD's middling sound quality, the tapes used for the mastering process might have been old copies housed in the UK. (Such UK tapes would have been copied from the original US masters in the 1950s and sent to the UK at that time. They would have been the copies used for the Brunswick LP edition of the album.) A more vibrant sonic atmosphere could have been attained by remastering the US masters in 1998 (or, alternatively, by sending newly made copies of the US masters to the UK, so that the UK engineers could work with them).. Incidentally, notice that the front cover chosen for reproduction in this twofer's own front was neither the original one on American Decca nor the earliest British one on Brunswick, but the cover of the aforementioned reissue on Ace Of Hearts.

29. Title: Black Coffee & Dream Street; The Complete Sessions / Format: CD / Label: Essential Jazz Classics / Cat. Num.: (Spain) 55441 / Rel. Year: 2009 / Note: This is a Public Domain twofer CD. / Tracks: 27 (total). 12 (from the album Black Coffee With Peggy Lee) + 3 (bonus tracks, taken from the Black Coffee With Peggy Lee sessions) + 12 (from the album Dream Street). / Note: This is a twofer CD. Released by a Public Domain label.





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30. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 2 / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Holland) Rgjcd 329 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 97 (total), including 93 Peggy Lee vocals and 4 instrumentals by Stella Castellucci and Gene DiNovi / Note: Dream Street is among the albums included in this crass set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.

31. Title: Peggy Lee ("Four Classic Albums" Series) / Format: CD / Discs: 2 / Label: Avid Music / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Amsc 1290 / Rel. Year: 2018 / Tracks: 48 / Note: Dream Street is one of the four albums featured in this mass-marketed, Public Domain 2CD item. The other albums in the set are The Man I Love, Jump For Joy, and Blues Cross Country.

32. Back cover of the original American LP (item #1).

33. Back cover of the original British LP (item #2).


VI. SEA SHELLS (1958)





Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: Dl 8591 / Rel. Year: 1958; reissued, possibly ca. 1961 / Tracks: 16 (total). 12 (vocals sung by Peggy Lee) + 4 (instrumentals performed by Stella Castellucci) / Note: Original American edition of this album.

2. Title: Chinese Love Poems From Most Ancient To Modern Times / Format: Book / Publishing House: Peter Pauper Press / Pub. Year: 1942 (first edition) / Note: This text was Peggy Lee's source for the Chinese poems that she sings in the album Sea Shells.

3. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Jdl 5085 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 16 (same as in item #1 / Note: Japanese edition of the album under discussion. It comes with an insert that is also pictured within the present section. (Scroll down to this section's last row of images.)





Album Covers Shown:

4 & 5. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Sdl 10324 / Rel. Year: unknown; possibly 1960s / Tracks: same as in entry #1. / Images #4 and #5 show two pressings of Sdl 10234, the second one a bit faded but with its original obi.

6. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: MCA Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Vim 5587 / Rel. Year: 1981 / Tracks: same as in entry #1.

7. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 7099 / Rel. Year: 1972 / Tracks: same as in entry #1. / Note: The images in this and the preceding picture row show the Japanese LP editions of which I am aware. It is certainly possible that more were issued.





Album Covers And Artwork Shown:

8 & 9. More views of the preceding LP (MCA 7099), herein without its obi. Notice that the back cover of this Japanese edition is not the same as the original American one, seen immediately below. Also unlike the American original, this is a gatefold album. To see its inner sleeves, check this section's last row of images.





Album Covers Shown:

10. Back cover of the original US LP (item #1).

11. Back cover of Japanese LP Jdl 5085.

12 & 13. Back cover and insert of Japanese LP Sdl 10324.





Album Covers Shown:

14. Label of of the original American Decca LP, Dl 8591 (image #1).

15. Another copy of American Decca LP, Dl 8591 (image #1), with a different label. This is a reissue, exact date unknown -- probably early 1960s.

16. Label of of Japanese Decca LP Jdl 5085.

17. Label of Japanese Decca LP Sdl 10324.





Album Covers Shown:

18. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Lat 8266 / Rel. Year: 1958 / Tracks: same as in entry #1 / Note: British edition of item #1.

19. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: Decca's Ace Of Hearts / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ah 75 / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: same as in entry #1 / Note: British reissue of Sea Shells, produced by a branch of British Decca.

20. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: Jasmine / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Jasm 1045 / Rel. Year: 1984 / Tracks: same as in entry #1 / Note: British reissue, produced by a the then-licensed label Jasmine. (The company would go on to opt for the Public Domain route during the CD era.)





Album Covers And Artwork Shown:

21. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Fl 7050 / Rel. Year: 1958 / Tracks: same as in entry #1 / Note: Australian edition of the American 12" LP.

22. Title: Sea Shells / Format: LP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (Germany) 87 026 Lpbm / Rel. Year: possibly 1958 / Tracks: same as in entry #1.





Album Covers And Artwork Shown:

23. Title: Sea Shells, Part 1 / Format: EP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 0e 9400 / Rel. Year: 1958 / Tracks: 4 / Note: British edition; I have found no evidence of an American release for this EP nor for its sequel, seen in the next picture.

24. Title: Sea Shells, Part 2 / Format: EP Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 0e 9401 Rel. Year: 1958 / Tracks: 4 / Note: I have not seen physical copies of this EP. Online, I have seen its front cover both with and without the white framing.





Album Covers And Artwork Shown:

25 & 26. Title: Sea Shells / Format: CD / Label: Decca Pioneer / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 25P2 2831 / Rel. Year: 1989 or earlier / Tracks: Same as in entry #1 / Note: To my knowledge, this is the earliest CD edition of Sea Shells. The second image showcases the CD's obi strip. I am aware of the existence of eight Japanese CD releases of the album Sea Shells, the latest one issued in mid-2018. (For a list of all eight releases, consult the Foreign Issues page. There might very well be more.)





Album Covers Shown:

27 & 28. Title: Sea Shells ("Decca Vocal Series") / Format: CD / Label: MCA Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvcm 264 / Rel. Year: 1992 / Tracks: Same as in entry #1 / Note: Front and back covers.

29 & 30. Title: Sea Shells ("Songs Cafe" Series) / Format: CD / Label: MCA Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvcj 19196 / Rel. Year: 1999 / Tracks: Same as in entry #1 / Note: CD edition of Sea Shells is housed in a mini-LP sleeve. Front and back covers are shown above.





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31 & 32. Title: Sea Shells ("Jazz The Best" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 5135 & Uccu 6224 / Rel. Year: 2003 & 2012 / Tracks: Same as in entry #1 / Note: The edition seen in the first image was released in 2003 as part of the "Jazz The Best" series. The edition seen in the second image is a straight reissue of the 2003 predecessor. Even though their catalogue numbers are different and the 2012 obi shows some mildly alterations, both editions are from the same series ("Jazz The Best").

33. Title: Sea Shells ("Jazz The Best 1000" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9546 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Tracks: Same as in entry #1.

34. Title: Sea Shells ("Essential Jazz 100" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 99199 / Rel. Year: 2015 / Tracks: Same as in entry #1.





Album Covers And Artwork Shown:

35. Title: Sea Shells ("All Of Jazz" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 5580 / Rel. Year: 2018 / Tracks: Same as in entry #1. / Note: Released on July 11 of 2018, this s the latest issue of Sea Shells. SHM-CD pressing.

36. Title: Black Coffee & Sea Shells / Format: CD / Label: MCA International / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mcld 19363 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 27 / Note: This is a twofer disc, prepared by the owners of the masters. However, due to the location (United Kingdom), this CD probably was not sourced from the original masters (housed in the United States) but from company tape copies that are housed in British land. Its sound quality is middling.

37. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 2 / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Holland) Rgjcd 329n / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 97 (total), including 93 Peggy Lee vocals and 4 instrumentals by Stella Castellucci and Gene DiNovi / Note: is among the albums included in this crass set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.












Album Covers And Artwork Shown:

38. This Peggy Lee photo shows not only her piano but also a harp, possibly belonging to Stella Castellucci, that Lee kept at home. As made amply evinced by the album under discussion, harp music was greatly favored by Lee -- and so was her friend Stella. (As for the sheet music atop the piano, it is probably one of Lee's own compositions, "Take A Little Time To Smile." Or so I think. Magnification of the photo makes it possible to read the larger font on the sheet, which is probably half folded. The two words that I have made out are to smile.)

39. The inner sleeves of another Japanese LP edition of Sea Shells (MCA 7099, entries #8 & #9 above), a gatefold album.

40. Insert from a Japanese LP edition of Sea Shells (specifically, Jdl 5085, pictured in image #3 above).


General Note:
The original Sea Shells LP was belatedly released. Decca issued it two years after Lee had amiably parted ways with the company. She was not consulted about the choice of photo for the cover, which was not to her liking.


VII. MISS WONDERFUL (1959)





Album Covers Shown:

1 & 2. Title: Miss Wonderful / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Dl 8816 / Rel. Year: 1959 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Image #1 shows the original American album, on Decca. Image #2 shows a Decca reissue, release date unknown.

3. Title: Miss Wonderful / Format: LP / Label: Brunswick / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) 8287 / Rel. Year: ca. 1959 / Tracks: 12 / Note: British edition of item #1, from which it differs by the omission of the second track on the B side ("Joey, Joey, Joey") and its substitution with another Decca master ("Wrong, Wrong, Wrong"). Legal restrictions must have been behind the omission. "Joey, Joey, Joey" comes from the Broadway musical The Most Happy Fella, which did not premiere in London until April 21, 1960.





Album Covers Shown:

4. Title: Miss Wonderful / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 3092 / Rel. Year: 1974 / Tracks: 12 / Note: This is one of at least two Japanese LP reissues of the original Decca album. For a comprehensive list of vinyl and digital reissues, see the Foreign Pressings page.

5. Title: Miss Wonderful / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Vim 5613 / Rel. Year: 1982 / Tracks: 12 / Note: This is one of two Japanese vinyl reissues of Miss Wonderful. (There could be more LP reissues, but if such is the case, I am not aware of their existence.) As these images can attest, the two items are nearly identical, its main difference being the catalogue number and the inclusion or exclusion of the label's name as the uppermost left corner of the front cover. As for the song "Joey, Joey, Joey," it is definitely included herein, and probably included in MCA 3092 (whose track listing I haven't seen) as well.





Album Covers Shown:

6-8. Title: Miss Wonderful ("Decca Vocal Series") / Format: CD / Label: MCA Victor / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Mvcm 262 / Rel. Year: 1992; apparently re-pressed 1998 / Tracks: 12 / Note: The first image spotlights the 1992 CD, whose obi is separately shown in the second image. The last image shows a CD said to have the same catalogue number but to date from 1998.





Album Cover Shown:

9. Title: Miss Wonderful / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9041 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Tracks: 12

10. Title: Miss Wonderful / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9335 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Tracks: 12 / Note: In Japan, Miss Wonderful has been issued on compact disc at least three times -- possibly more. To see a comprehensive list of reissues, visit the Foreign Pressings page.





Album Covers Shown:

11. Title: Miss Wonderful - After Midnight ("Pin-Up" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Marginal / Cat. Num.: (Belgium) Pc 65005 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24 (total). 12 (from Miss Wonderful) + 12 (from Helen Grayco's After Midnight) / Note: This is a bootleg CD.

12. Title: Miss Wonderful & Dream Street / Format: CD / Label: MCA International / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Mcld 19382 / Rel. Year: 1998 / Tracks: 24 (12 numbers from Miss Wonderful and 12 numbers from Dream Street) / Note: This is a twofer disc, prepared by the owners of the masters. However, due to the location (United Kingdom), this CD probably was not sourced from the original masters (housed in the United States) but from company tape copies that are housed in British land. Its sound quality is middling. On the matter of its track listing, this British issue reinstates "Joey, Joey, Joey" into the Miss Wonderful program, and ignores the track that Brunswick Records has used as a replacement ("Wrong, Wrong, Wrong"). As far as I have been able to ascertain, "Joey, Joey, Joey" appears in all CD editions of the album, irrespective of country of origin.

13. Title: Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 2 / Format: CD / Discs: 4 / Label: Real Gone Jazz / Cat. Num.: (Holland) Rgjcd 329 / Rel. Year: 2012 / Tracks: 97 (total), including 93 Peggy Lee vocals and 4 instrumentals by Stella Castellucci and Gene DiNovi / Note: is among the albums included in this crass set. There is no full-size reproduction of the original LP cover, nor are the original liner notes included. Notice that this is an unauthorized release from a Public Domain label [i.e., a company that copies its tracks from already existent CDs, LPs and singles, not from the original masters]. The sound quality of this budget "Eight Classic Albums" series is known to vary considerably from set to set; some sets sound fine, whereas others have audible skips and background noise.





Album Covers Shown:

14. Title: Miss Wonderful / Format: LP / Label: The Popular Record Club / Cat. Num.: (New Zealand) E 38 / Rel. Year: probably 1959 / Tracks: 12 / Note: I have not seen the front cover of this item. Judging from the other releases on the same label that I have seen, it is likely to be identical to the American original. There is a difference, on the other hand, in the respective track listings. The Club's LP differs from Decca Dl 8816 in the omission and substitution of one track ("Joey, Joey, Joey") with another Decca master of Lee's ("I've Got You Under My Skin"). See also note above, under the Brunswick LP edition of the album (entry #3).

15. Title: Miss Wonderful / Format: LP / Label: Official / Cat. Num.: (Denmark) 12013 / Rel. Year: 1989 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Danish reissue of item #1. Includes the track "Joey, Joey, Joey," which some British and Kiwi LP editions of the album omitted.

16. Back cover of the original LP (item #1).







Artwork Shown:

17. Title: Crazy In The Heart / Format: LP / Label: Vocalion / Cat. Num.: Vl 7 3903 / Rel. Year: 1970 / Tracks: 10 / Note: This compilation from Decca's budget branch Vocalion combines five tracks from the album Miss Wonderful with the same number of track from another album, Black Coffee. The fact is not acknowledged anywhere on the release. Simulated stereo.

18 & 19. Photo from the same photographic session that generated the cover picture for the album Miss Wonderful.


General Note:
Miss Wonderful was put together and released three years after Peggy Lee had left Decca Records. Lending cohesiveness to the album is the brassy nature of the tracks and the fact that Sy Oliver is credited with conducting all of them.

On a different note, a clarification about a 1959 EP entitled Miss Wonderful (Fx 10 5097) should be made here. Except for its inclusion of the song "Mr. Wonderful," that Festival Records EP bears no relation to the original Decca LP under scrutiny. Ditto, it seems, for Festival EP Fx 10 038. I have not seen this last item, but the information at hand suggests that it is a ca. 1961 reissue of the 1959 EP.


VIII. LOVER (1964)





Album Covers Shown:

1. Title: Lover / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Dl 4458 (mono) & Dl 7 4458 (stereo enhanced) / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Original edition of the album under discussion.

2. Title: Lover / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Sdl 10169 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: One of at least two Japanese vinyl editions of the album under discussion.

3. Title: Lover / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 3113 / Rel. Year: 1974 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Another Japanese vinyl edition of the album under discussion -- this one with its obi.






Album Covers Shown:

4 & 5. Title: Lover ("Enchanted Universal Vocal Collection" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccc 9042 / Rel. Year: 2002 / Tracks: 12 / note: I am currently aware of only two Japanese CD editions of the album under the discussion. The front and back of the earliest one is shown here.

6. Title: Lover / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9336 / Rel. Year: 2007 / Tracks: 12 / Note: For a comprehensive list of Lover! reissues, consult the Foreign Pressings page.





Album Covers Shown:

7. Back cover of the original LP (item #1).

8 & 9. Title: Lover / Format: EP / Label: Festival / Cat. Num.: (Australia) Fx 10 5003 / Rel. Year: 1958 / Tracks: 4 (total). 3 (found in the Lover LP) + 1 (not found in the Lover LP) / Note: Strictly speaking, this EP bears no direct relation to the album under discussion: Festival's Lover was released years before Decca's Lover -- and continents away. Still, I feel prompted to display and discuss that EP herein, due to the fair amount of common ground that it shares with the LP (same title, three shared songs, same highlighted conductor). Both front and back covers are shown above.


General Note:
Prepared for release long after Peggy Lee had departed from the Decca label, Lover is not an original album, but neither is it a thoughtlessly assembled compilation. Lending cohesiveness to this company project is conductor-arranger Gordon Jenkins' involvement on all chosen tracks. Furthermore, the sessions from which Decca chose those numbers had taken place within an one-year span: April 23, April 28/May 1, July 31, November 28, and December 16, 1952. It is also worth noting that almost none of the album's twelve numbers had appeared on 12" vinyl before 1964. (Most had come out on singles, a few on EP or on 10" LP.)


IX. THE FABULOUS PEGGY LEE (1964)





Album Covers Shown:

1 & 2. Title: The Fabulous Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: DECCA / Cat. Num.: Dl 4461 [mono] & Dl 7 4461 [stereo enhanced] / Rel. Year: 1964 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Original edition of the album under discussion, released in monophonic (image #1) and fake stereophonic sound (image #2).

3. Title: The Fabulous Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: Decca's Ace Of Hearts / Cat. Num.: (United Kingdom) Ah 107 / Rel. Year: 1966 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Reissue of item #1, prepared by a branch of British Decca.





Album Cover Shown:

4. Title: The Fabulous Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: Decca / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Sdl 10148 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Likely to be the earliest Japanese LP edition of the album under discussion. See also the back cover, below.

5. Title: The Fabulous Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 3155 / Rel. Year: 1976 / Tracks: 12 / Note: One of the two Japanese LP editions of the album under discussion. (If there were additional vinyl editions, they remain unknown to me.)





Album Covers Shown:

6. Title: The Fabulous Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Japan) 3155 / Rel. Year: 1976 / Tracks: 12 / Note: This seems to be the exact same Japanese edition shown in the preceding entry. However, the color of the obi is different. I do not know if this is a case of two different releases with the same number, rater than a mere case of discoloration or uploader manipulation.

7. Title: The Fabulous Peggy Lee ("Gold Star" Series) / Format: LP / Label: MCA / Cat. Num.: (Australia) 3155 / Rel. Year: unknown / Tracks: 12 / Note: Identical to the original American issue, except for minor such as the use of the MCA instead of the Decca logo, and the different manufacturer, also listed on the back cover.





Album Covers Shown:

8. Title: The Fabulous Peggy Lee ("Decca 70th Anniversary" Series) / Format: CD / Label: Universal / Cat. Num.: (Japan) Uccu 9109 / Rel. Year: 2004 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Cardboard, mini-LP sleeve edition. To my knowledge, this is the only official Japanese CD issue of The Fabulous Peggy Lee. Neither MCA nor Victor (previous owners of the Decca catalogue) seem to have ever issued the album on the digital domain. Besides this official disc from Universal, there is also a Public Domain CD release, shown in the next image.

9 & 10. Title: The Fabulous Peggy Lee / Format: CD / Label: LPTime / Cat. Num.: (Spain) Lpt 1125 / Rel. Year: 2010 / Tracks: 20 (total). 12 (numbers from The Fabulous Peggy Lee) + 8 (bonus tracks) / Note: This item's obi is shown twice above. It's worth clarifying that, although made in Spain, releases from the LPTime label are aimed and sold in the Japanese market only. (American commercial sites do not carry them.) LPTime is (was) actually a Public Domain label -- one with a good reputation. The company's edition of The Fabulous Peggy Lee is particularly noteworthy for its healthy dose of bonus tracks.





Album Covers Shown:

11 & 12. Title: The Fabulous Peggy Lee / Format: LP / Label: Official / Cat. Num.: (Denmark) 12002 / Rel. Year: 1988 / Tracks: 12 / Note: Danish reissue of item #1.







Album Covers Shown:

12. Back cover of the original Decca LP (item #1).

13. Back cover of the Australian MCA LP (item #7).

14. Back cover of one of the Japanese LPs (item #4).

15. Back cover of the official Japanese CD (item #8).

General Note:
The Fabulous Peggy Lee was prepared and issued by Decca eight years after the expiration of Lee's contract with the label. The album collects numbers that had been previously released on singles -- never on 12" LP. (There are two partial exception. One track was making its debut; it had never been previously issued. Another had been issued on vinyl, but it was a 10-inch, not a 12-inch LP.


MISCELLANEA: LADY AND THE TRAMP RELEASES, SANS PEGGY LEE




In addition to the Decca and Disney albums whose artwork was spotlighted in the third section of the present page, Lady And The Tramp albums by many other companies have been issued over the years. Given the popularity of the movie Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp, it is not surprising to learn that labels such as Capitol, MGM and RCA issued their own studio versions of the film's songs, too.

Some of those three labels' issues are pictured above. The last image shows the LP edition of the Capitol album Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp; Adapted By Alan Livingston From The Walt Disney Motion Picture; Featuring Members Of The Cast. This album first came out in 1955, as a 78-rpm album (Dbx-3056) and EP (Eaxf 3056). The spotlighted LP (T 3620) has a much later date (1961). Peggy Lee is not among the so-called members of the cast.

For their part, RCA and MGM opted to compete with 45-rpm discs in 1955. RCA's single can be seen in the penultimate image above. It contains the songs "Lady" and "The Siamese Cat Song" -- the latter in a version by The Coquettes. MGM enlisted Kay Armen to cut "Bella Notte" and "La La Lu" (45 #11967) and The Marion Sisters for "The Siamese Cat Song" and "He's A Tramp" (45 #11963). Presumably, these two 45-rpm discs are the ones that MGM put together as a EP (X1145) called Songs From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp.

Those MGM, RCA and Capitol albums have been excluded from the itemization of Lady And The Tramp issues found in section III of this page. So have many Disney albums and singles. The reason: Peggy Lee does not sing in any go them, despite occasional claims to the contrary. Some, whether issued by Disney or by another label, do not even feature singing, being instead narrations of the movie's storyline To further clarify this matter, I am including right below a miscellaneous gallery specifically dedicated to Disney Lady And The Tramp records in which Lee is not among the featured vocalists. (All other album covers seen above belong to items from Disney's own family of labels.)




The first of the Disney LPs directly above is WD 015. It dates from 1962. So does the second album on display, whose catalogue number is 3917. According to Disneyland Records' own website, this second LP was reissued by the label in 1967, with the same front cover but a different back cover (1962: b&w back, with ads for other LPs; 1969: green back, with drawings of film scenes). There were two more reissues of LP 3917, one in 1969 and the other in 1980. Both use a different front cover, seen in the third image above. (This 1980 cover is almost identical to the cover from 1969. The differences pertain only to the coloring of some fonts and the inclusion or exclusion of the yellow advertisement for the read-along book, on one of the upper corners. As for the back covers, they are entirely different. 1969: blue; 1980: yellow).

The fourth and fifth images show 1964 (or, according to other sources, 1962) and 1979 versions of Disney LP DQ-1231. The 1979 reissue came out on both cassette (Dc 1231) and LP (1231). Eventually, it would be issued on CD, too. The last image belongs not to a Disney but to a BBC album, also issued on cassette and LP (Zcm 538 & Rec 538), in 1984. A British release, it appears to be a reissue of the aforementioned 1231 Disney album.

Most if not all of these LPs contain a total of eight songs, thus being the equivalent of latter-day EPs. Some of them also include spoken narration and color booklets in which the film's script is illustrated and narrated. Foreign versions generally feature the same material with a cast voicing or singing in the target language. (Examples: The aforementioned LPs 1231, 3917, and 3103 can be found in Spanish versions with the same catalogue number but the translated title La dama y el vagabundo. Ditto for EP 307, to be mentioned below. Some of such Spanish versions can be seen above, right at the start of this miscellaneous section, along with pictures of French version, which are titled La Belle Et Le Clochard. Versions in quite a few other languages exist as well.) It should be stressed that none of these albums is believed to feature Peggy Lee's singing: I am including them here as miscellanea, chiefly for the purpose of clarification.

All these albums contain recreations of the original soundtrack. For such recreations, the Disney company hired Marilyn Hooven, Robie Lester, and Teri York to replace the various voices of Peggy Lee. Also hired was Bob Grabeau, whose voice substituted for George Givot's bel canto on "Bella Notte." Peggy Lee is listed as a participant in some of these albums because she wrote most of the included lyrics -- not because she does any vocals in them. Some of the items to be mentioned below are likely to feature the very same vocalists (i.e., York, Lester, Hooven), too.





Released in 1961, the first of the above-seen EPs bears catalogue number DBR-35. The second is from 1965 and was numbered LLP-307. The third, FS-908, came out in 1972. The fourth, issued in 1975 and probably reissued with the same cover in 1978, identifies itself as #611. The last EP uses, like the second, the number 307. It was issued in 1979. Most of these EP issues consist of one or two records + a storybook booklet. The included songs tend to be "The Siamese Cat Song," "He's A Tramp," "Bella Notte," and "Home, Sweet Home," with a couple others ("La La Lu," "Lady") occasionally serving as substitutes. Again, none of these albums is believed to feature Peggy Lee's singing: I am including them here as miscellanea, chiefly for the purpose of clarification.





The above-seen items belong to Disney's Little Golden Record series, which was issued on both 78-rpm and 45-rpm discs. The catalogue numbers of these three issues are D190, D195, and D214. In the case of the last item, both the front and back of the sleeve are shown. None of these three Little Golden Records include vocals by Peggy Lee. Instead, these issues and many others in the series were sung by The Sandpipers with music conducted by Mitch Miller.





Seen in the first three images is a Japanese LP set called From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp, catalogue number DRX-7 (brown front cover + both sides of the vinyl). The fourth image shows one of General Electric's PictureSound Program releases, which consisted of a 7" 33.3 rpm single combined with a film strip. Disney's re-recording of "He's A Tramp" is on one side of this single, numbered WD-107. (Teri York sang on that re-recordings. There are no Peggy Lee vocals in either of these issues.)

Additional Note: For Disney's various-artists compilations with one or more Peggy Lee tracks from the Lady And The Tramp soundtrack, take a look at section V of this page.


Index

The following index lists all the original albums that Peggy Lee recorded for Decca, along with those reissues or derivates which bear titles different from the originals. Next to each album title is a Roman numeral, pointing to the section on this page in which the given album receives discussion. (Besides the main, regular sections, this page also has a miscellanea section. Items from that section have not been indexed below, because Peggy Lee is not featured in them.)

6 Queens of Vocal Jazz: I
Belle Et Le Clochard, La: III
Black Coffee: I
Black Coffee ("Jazz Concise" Series): I
Black Coffee & Dream Street; The Complete Sessions: I, V
Black Coffee & Sea Shells: I, VI
By Popular Request .... Peggy Lee Black Coffee: I
Cançoes Do Filme De Walt Disney A Dama E O Vagabundo: III
Chinese Love Poems From Most Ancient To Modern Times: VI
Crazy In The Heart: I, VII
Dama E O Vagabundo, A: III
Dama Y El Vagabundo, La: III
Disney's Lady And The Tramp And Friends: III
Dream Street: V
Dream Street - Out Of The Blue ("Pin-Up" Series): V, VI, VII
Eight Classic Albums, Volume 1 [Public Domain Release]: I
Eight Classic Albums, Volume 2 [Public Domain Release]: IV, V, VI, VII
Fabulous Peggy Lee, The: IX
Favourite Songs From Disney's Lady And The Tramp: III
From Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp ("Children's Series"): III
In The Late Hours; Black Coffee & Pete Kelly's Blues: I, IV
Jazz Singer, The. Selections Featured In The Warner Bros. Motion Picture: see EP page
La Belle Et Le Clochard: III
La Dama Y El Vagabundo: III
Lady And The Tramp, Songs From Walt Disney's: III
Love Me Or Leave Me: I
Lover: VIII
Miss Peggy Lee: I
Miss Wonderful: VII
Miss Wonderful - After Midnight ("Pin-Up" Series): VII
Miss Wonderful - Dream Street: V, VII
Peggy Lee [Coral cassette; cover shows Lee with microphone]: V
Peggy Lee Canta Para Voce: I
Peggy Lee E Suas Interpretaçoes: II
Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 1 [PD Release]: I
Peggy Lee ("Eight Classic Albums" Series), Volume 2 [PD Release]: IV, V, VI, VII
Pete Kelly's Blues, Songs From: IV
Pete Kelly's Blues (Expanded Soundtrack): IV
Road To Bali, Selections From The Paramount Picture: **
Sea Shells: VI
Siamese Cat Song ("Little Gems" Series): III
So Blue: V
Somebody Loves Me: IV
Songs In An Intimate Style: II
Taverna Maldita: IV
Um Cafezinho Com Peggy Lee: I
Walt Disney Records Presents Lady And The Tramp: III
Walt Disney's Lady And The Tramp: III
White Christmas, Selections From Irving Berlin's: see this Bing Crosby page



Cross-references: Further Information

For more detailed information about any particular album (e.g., its track listing), you may use the album's release year to locate it in this discography's chronological LP Index (or, if it is a compact disc, in the CD Index).


Scope And Completeness

Bear in mind that this page concentrates on the original American issues; it does not cover every single foreign version. Abroad, MCA's pressings of Decca albums generally featured the same artwork and the same tracks, but not necessarily the same catalogue number. In this page, I have selectively included a few foreign pressings with the same artwork, but my main interest has lied with artwork that differs from the original. For comprehensive listings of non-American pressings, consult this discography's British and Foreign pages.