Peggy Lee & George Shearing Beauty And The Beat! DMM 180g Import LP
Three Bonus Tracks Included on 180g Import Jazz LP!
Beauty and the Beat! Peggy Lee and George Shearing performed together for the
first time in the spectacular concert recorded during the Disc Jockey Convention
in Miami, Florida, May 29, 1959. Though Peggy Lee and George Shearing did in
fact perform there (and attempts were made to record them for later release),
the songs heard on the subsequent LP were recorded in the studio and overdubbed
with rather obvious canned applause, announcements, and even post-production
The Quintet played with spirit and taste in support of the famous Shearing piano
lead - both in instrumental numbers and in the inventive vocal backings. And
Peggy Lee sang as though she didn't have a care in the world other than her
interpretations, which included quite a variety of ballad and uptempo stylings.
For example, her treatment of "I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City" was sultry and
insinuating. Ellington's beautiful "All Too Soon" emerged lush and dreamy, and
she breezed delightfully through an "up" version of "If Dreams Come True". The
instrumentals by George Shearing and the Quintet included an original penned for
the occasion by conga drummer Armando Peraza, and entitled "Mambo in Miami".
"Satin Doll" and "Isn't it Romantic?" showed off the free-swinging precision of
• 180g Vinyl
• Direct Metal Master
• Made in the E.U.
1. Do I Love You?
2. I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City
3. If Dreams Come True
4. All Too Soon
5. Mambo in Miami
6. Isn't It Romantic?
1. Blue Prelude
2. You Came A Long Way from St. Louis
3. Always True To You In My Fashion
4. There'll be Another Spring
5. Get Out Of Town
6. Satin Doll
7. You Deserve
8. I'm Lookin' Out The Window
9. Hallellujah, I Love Him So