Peggy Lee Black Coffee (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series) 180g LP
Peggy Lee Black Coffee (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series) 180g LP

Peggy Lee Black Coffee (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series) 180g LP

Peggy Lee

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SKU:
VERLP12089
UPC:
602435120898

All Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!

Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' new audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

Included in the December title releases for the the series is the iconic Peggy Lee's first 12-inch album, Black Coffee (1956). Black Coffee was Peggy Lee's album smash for Decca (she left Capitol in 1952 over creative, artistic differences) and it offered her an intimate stage with a small jazz combo, exchanging her usual jazz-pop style with a big band or orchestra. This smaller combination worked to perfection.

"Each step in our production process — from title selection to mastering, pressing and packaging — is designed to meet the highest standards, and we want everyone who hears these albums to feel the love and hard work we put into everything we do," says Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds.

Encouraged by longtime Decca A&R Milt Gabler, she hired a small group including trumpeter Pete Candoli and pianist Jimmy Rowles (two of her favorite sidemen) to record an after-hours jazz project similar in intent and execution to Lee Wiley's 'Manhattan project' of 1950, Night in Manhattan. While the title-track opener of Black Coffee soon separated itself from the LP - to be taught forever after during the first period of any Torch Song 101 class - the album doesn't keep to its concept very long; Lee is soon enough in a bouncy mood for 'I've Got You Under My Skin' and very affectionate on 'Easy Living.' (If there's a concept at work here, it's the vagaries of love.) Listeners should look instead to 'It Ain't Necessarily So' or 'Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You?' for more examples of Lee's quintessentially slow-burn sultriness. Aside from occasionally straying off-concept, however, Black Coffee is an excellent record, spotlighting Lee's ability to shine with every type of group and in any context.
-John Bush, Allmusic.com, 4.5/5 stars

Features

  • Acoustic Sounds Series reissue from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog
  • Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
  • Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jacket

Musicians

Peggy Lee vocals
Cootie Chesterfield trumpet
Jimmy Rowles piano
Max Wayne bass
Ed Shaughnessy drums

Selections

Side One:

  1. Black Coffee
  2. I've Got You Under My Skin
  3. Easy Living
  4. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
  5. It Ain't Necessarily So
  6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

Side Two:

  1. A Woman Alone With The Blues
  2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  3. (Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young
  4. Love Me Or Leave Me
  5. You're My Thrill
  6. There's A Small Hotel
Description

All Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!

Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' new audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

Included in the December title releases for the the series is the iconic Peggy Lee's first 12-inch album, Black Coffee (1956). Black Coffee was Peggy Lee's album smash for Decca (she left Capitol in 1952 over creative, artistic differences) and it offered her an intimate stage with a small jazz combo, exchanging her usual jazz-pop style with a big band or orchestra. This smaller combination worked to perfection.

"Each step in our production process — from title selection to mastering, pressing and packaging — is designed to meet the highest standards, and we want everyone who hears these albums to feel the love and hard work we put into everything we do," says Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds.

Encouraged by longtime Decca A&R Milt Gabler, she hired a small group including trumpeter Pete Candoli and pianist Jimmy Rowles (two of her favorite sidemen) to record an after-hours jazz project similar in intent and execution to Lee Wiley's 'Manhattan project' of 1950, Night in Manhattan. While the title-track opener of Black Coffee soon separated itself from the LP - to be taught forever after during the first period of any Torch Song 101 class - the album doesn't keep to its concept very long; Lee is soon enough in a bouncy mood for 'I've Got You Under My Skin' and very affectionate on 'Easy Living.' (If there's a concept at work here, it's the vagaries of love.) Listeners should look instead to 'It Ain't Necessarily So' or 'Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You?' for more examples of Lee's quintessentially slow-burn sultriness. Aside from occasionally straying off-concept, however, Black Coffee is an excellent record, spotlighting Lee's ability to shine with every type of group and in any context.
-John Bush, Allmusic.com, 4.5/5 stars

Features

  • Acoustic Sounds Series reissue from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog
  • Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
  • Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jacket

Musicians

Peggy Lee vocals
Cootie Chesterfield trumpet
Jimmy Rowles piano
Max Wayne bass
Ed Shaughnessy drums

Selections

Side One:

  1. Black Coffee
  2. I've Got You Under My Skin
  3. Easy Living
  4. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
  5. It Ain't Necessarily So
  6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

Side Two:

  1. A Woman Alone With The Blues
  2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  3. (Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young
  4. Love Me Or Leave Me
  5. You're My Thrill
  6. There's A Small Hotel
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Female Vocals
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
45.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Peggy Lee
Title
Black Coffee
Composer
Additional Artists
Pete Candoli, Jimmy Rowles, Larry Bunker, Buddy Clark, Lou Levy, Bill Pitman
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
12-04-2020
Release Date
01-27-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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