...This CD is a fantastic collection of seminal recordings by Miss Peggy Lee. Peg was one of the first female vocalists who had a 'hands on' control of her career at all times, quite ground-breaking in that respect. As a result this collection of work from her Capitol Records era is a very eclectic selection, from the atmospheric "Ghost Riders In The Sky", to tongue in cheek songs like "I'm A Woman" (A feminist rocker in the style of Elvis's "Trouble" from King Creole), the smouldering ballad "Fever" and, finally, "Is That all There is?" a stunning song written by Leiber and Stoller in the style of Berlin cabaret torch songs, by turns melodramatic and witty, and used to great effect by Martin Scorcese in his cult film "After Hours". There is also an excellent version of "Big Spender" that shreds Shirley Bassey's more well-known rendition to pieces! I would also recommend "Black Coffee" for a sampling of her work on Decca Records.