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Latin Ala Lee!/Ole Ala Lee!

Peggy Lee Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B0000071JK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,283 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Heart 1:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. On The Street Where You Live (1997 - Remaster) 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Am In Love (1996 - Remaster) 2:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hey There 2:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Could Have Danced All Night (1997 - Remaster) 2:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top 1:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Party's Over 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dance Only With Me 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Wish You Were Here 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. C'est Magnifique 2:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Enjoy Being A Girl 2:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Till There Was You (1995 - Remaster) 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Come Dance With Me (1995 - Remaster) 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. By Myself (1997 - Remaster) 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. You're So Right For Me (1997 - Remaster) 1:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Just Squeeze Me (1997 - Remaster) 1:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Fantastico (1997 - Remaster) 2:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Love And Marriage 2:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Non Dimenticar (1997 - Remaster) 2:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. From Now On (1991 - Remaster) 1:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. You Stepped Out Of A Dream 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Ole (1997 - Remaster) 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. I Can't Resist You (1997 - Remaster) 2:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Together Wherever We Go (1997 - Remaster) 1:460.99  Buy MP3 


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This CD brings together two superb Latin-tinged LP's originally recorded in 1960 on the Capitol label, with two extra bonus tracks. Latin a la Lee sees Peggy performing Broadway hits with an Afro-Cuban beat, accompanied by Jack Marshall's orchestra. Highlights include "On The Street Where You Live", "I Could Have Danced All Night", "The Surrey With A Fringe On Top" and "Till There Was You". Olé ala Lee finds Peggy in fine sultry swinging form performing Broadway tunes, motion picture hits and personal favourites styled in a spectacular Latin fashion, accompanied by Jack Harnell and his orchestra. Highlights include "Fantastico", "Love And Marriage", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", "Olé" and "Together Wherever We Go". --F.B.Hawkes

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peggy with a touch of Latin 31 May 2003
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
These two albums were recorded in 1960 and feature Peggy singing to a Latin-styled musical backing. Despite the music, Peggy sings the same way she always did, and the songs selected here are also typical although the second album on this twofer contains some Latin songs – Fantastico, Non dimenticar and Ole..
Many of the songs will therefore be familiar to fans of the Great American Songbook and Broadway show tunes, right from the opening Heart (if that title doesn’t mean anything, you may remember the chorus line You gotta have heart). On the street where you live, Surrey with the fringe on top, Hey there, I could have danced all night, The party’s over, I enjoy being a girl, Come dance with me, Love and marriage, You stepped out of a dream – these are just some of the classic songs here. Peggy’s covers are always distinctive, but the Latin style makes them even more so.
Two bonus tracks – Till there was you (which has never sounded better than when sung here by Peggy) and Together wherever we go – make this even more desirable than it would have been anyway.
These albums, while typical in many ways of Peggy’s music, are distinctive simply because of the Latin style. For that reason, this twofer is one of the most important among the many released.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peggy Lee in top vocal form. 6 April 2011
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One does not need a long review of this album. It's Fabulous.Peggy Lee singing at the top of her vocal prowess with excellant latin backings and the occasional male chorus. Fast moving on some tracks, smoothly latin on others.I tried to get this album for ages on CD but eventually decided to download it as that was all that was available. Good clear crisp download. In the car it's wonderful as long as you don't drive at the same speed as some of the tracks.Buy it!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums ever made...great tunes 12 Oct 1999
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I bought the vinyl version in the early '60s (mere child then) and still listen to it all the time. Still stands up -- never tire of it. So happy to see it's on CD so I can play it in my car. Best Peggy Lee album ever because every song is great -- the best show tunes ever written, sung by Peggy Lee with a Latin beat, Latin arrangements. Infectious, makes you happy to listen...makes you want to sing, dance, perform...chases the blues away. Can't stand songs I don't like (Fever, Is That All There Is) even sung by my favorite singers, so this is that great rarity -- a perfect album, with no clunky or draggy or depressing tunes. Absolutly one of the best albums ever recorded by anyone at any time. Swear to God.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece! 8 Jun 2000
By "marrano" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What "Hairspray" is to John Waters, "Latin ala Lee" is to Peggy Lee. It is a masterpiece of mid-century camp, with groovy and sometimes frantic Afro-Cuban and Latin arrangements of familiar Broadway tunes, topped by the light and inimitably breathy phrasing of Miss Peggy Lee. Some of the songs are just so far out there -- like the "cha cha" version of "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" -- that you can't imagine how she could get away with it. And yet she did, and still does, because every track is still remarkably fresh after nearly four decades. This is a combined album, actually -- "Latin Ala Lee" has been reissued with "Ole Ala Lee", and since the sequel is almost as good, this is a terrific bargain purchase.
One fun fact: the Beatles loved this album, and their version of "Till There Was You", which I think is on the Meet the Beatles LP, was directly inspired by Peggy Lee's version. If it was good enough for them, it's good enough for you. You can't go wrong!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5-Stars-Plus 16 May 2002
By AlainDelonLover - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
"Reviewer: marrano
"What "Hairspray" is to John Waters, "Latin ala Lee" is to Peggy Lee. It is a masterpiece of mid-century camp, with groovy and sometimes frantic Afro-Cuban and Latin arrangements of familiar Broadway tunes, topped by the light and inimitably breathy phrasing of Miss Peggy Lee. Some of the songs are just so far out there -- like the "cha cha" version of "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" -- that you can't imagine how she could get away with it."
With all due respect to a fellow music lover and fan of Miss Peggy Lee, I beg to differ with your view that this album is "camp." I am passionate about music and when these albums (both I and II) were cut, Latin music was all the rage, -- from Sergio Mendes to the Ray Conniff Latin-themed albums. I remember the era well. It was before rock and roll and my beloved Rolling Stones. Other albums I purchased around this time and still play from time to time include several top jazz albums with Latin themes by performers such as Zaviar Cugat, Ahmad Jamal, and many, nany others -- if I were at home and had access to my collection I could list them for you.
So calling this album camp is a disservice to Peggy Lee and everyone who contributed to these albums. These songs never sounded better and I have heard the Broadway cast versions of almost all of them. What Peggy Lee did to these show tunes was liven them up and make them infinitely more romantic and listenable.
I bet you are young -- you kids are great but you know nothing.
Nothing.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peggy with a touch of Latin 31 May 2003
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
These two albums were recorded in 1960 and feature Peggy singing to a Latin-styled musical backing. Despite the music, Peggy sings the same way she always did, and the songs selected here are also typical although the second album on this twofer contains some Latin songs - Fantastico, Non dimenticar and Ole..
Many of the songs will therefore be familiar to fans of the Great American Songbook and Broadway show tunes, right from the opening Heart (if that title doesn't mean anything, you may remember the chorus line You gotta have heart). On the street where you live, Surrey with the fringe on top, Hey there, I could have danced all night, The party's over, I enjoy being a girl, Come dance with me, Love and marriage, You stepped out of a dream - these are just some of the classic songs here. Peggy's covers are always distinctive, but the Latin style makes them even more so.
Two bonus tracks - Till there was you (which has never sounded better than when sung here by Peggy) and Together wherever we go - make this even more desirable than it would have been anyway.
These albums, while typical in many ways of Peggy's music, are distinctive simply because of the Latin style. For that reason, this twofer is one of the most important among the many released.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth 10 Stars! 14 Sep 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was elated to find these 2 albums together on 1 cd. Every song is a delight and this cd stays on my player so I can listen to it 5 days out of 7 without ever tiring of it. A must have for any fan of Miss Peggy Lee.
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