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Latin Ala Lee/Ole Ala Lee
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#1 HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERon 31 May 2003
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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on 6 April 2011
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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on 18 October 2015
I bought this as my late parents had a vinyl copy of one of the albums featured therein & I well remember them playing it in the evenings. The voice of Peggy Lee is as silky smooth as ever and the songs sound even better, probably as there's no crackle from the vinyl!
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on 1 September 2015
Stereotactic !
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on 19 July 2015
Inimitable.
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on 11 May 2016
Super CD
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