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Fever : the life and music of Miss Peggy Lee

Author: Peter Richmond
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"I learned courage from Buddha, Jesus, Lincoln, and Mr. Cary Grant." So said Peggy Lee, the North Dakota girl who sang like she'd just stepped out of Harlem. Einstein adored her; Duke Ellington dubbed her "the Queen." With her platinum cool and inimitable whisper she sold twenty million records, made more money than Mickey Mantle, and along with pals Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby presided over music's greatest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Peggy Lee; Peggy Lee; Peggy Lee
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Richmond
ISBN: 0805073833 9780805073836
OCLC Number: 61479637
Description: xii, 449 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Dreamland on the train --
In Dakota --
Pick up your telephone --
The most beautiful street west of Minneapolis --
The magic aquarium --
Benny blows in --
Don't be that way --
A cool quality --
Do right --
The lady in the limelight --
Our little dream castle --
On air --
Borderline --
You was --
Home --
Lovers --
Modern screen --
Coffee break --
Kelly Girl --
High on a hill --
Things are swingin' --
Rainy nights in London Town --
Angels on your pillow --
The best is yet to come --
All there was --
Grand tour --
Diplomacy --
Mirrors --
Piano players --
One-woman show --
Hip angel --
I won't dance --
Take me back to Manhattan.
Responsibility: Peter Richmond.
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"I learned courage from Buddha, Jesus, Lincoln, and Mr. Cary Grant." So said Peggy Lee, the North Dakota girl who sang like she'd just stepped out of Harlem. Einstein adored her; Duke Ellington dubbed her "the Queen." With her platinum cool and inimitable whisper she sold twenty million records, made more money than Mickey Mantle, and along with pals Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby presided over music's greatest generation. Yet beneath the diamonds she was still Norma Delores Egstrom, insecure and always looking for acceptance. Drawing on exclusive interviews and new information, Peter Richmond delivers a complex, compelling portrait of an artist and an era that begins with a girl plagued by loss, her father's alcoholism, and her stepmother's abuse. One day she gets on a train hoping her music will lead her someplace better. It does--to a new town and a new name; to cities and clubs where a gallery of brilliant innovators are ushering in a brand-new beat; to four marriages, a daughter, Broadway, Vegas, and finally Hollywood. Richmond traces how Peggy rose, right along with jazz itself, becoming an unstoppable hit-maker ("Fever," "Mañana," "Is That All There Is?"). We see not only how this unforgettable star changed the rhythms of music, but also how--with her drive to create, compose, and perform--she became an artist whose style influenced k.d. lang, Nora Jones, and Diana Krall. Fever brings the lady alive again--and makes her swing.

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by bcarring (WorldCat user on 2006-04-10)

Prologue: White Night Part One: Dreamland on the Train 1. In Dakota 2. Pick up your telephone 3. The most beautiful street west of Minneapolis 4. The magic aquarium 5. Benny blows in 6. Don't be that way 7. A cool quality 8. Do right Part Two: The Lady in the Limelight 9. Our little Dream Castle 10. On air 11. Borderline 12. You was 13. Home 14. Lovers 15. Modern Screen 16. Coffee break 17. Kelly Girl 18. High on a hill 19. Things are swingin' 20. Raniy nights in London town Part Three: Angels on your pillow 21. The best is yet to come 22. All there was 23. Grand tour 24. Diplomacy 25. Mirrors 26. Piano players 27. One-woman show 28. Hip angel 29. I won't dance 30. Take me back to Manhattan Acknowledgements Notes Index

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