“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2
Peggy Lee is one of my very favorites.Any remake of her song is just a pale immitation Fever!Blues in the Night Yeah. These are from my parent's genre, but I still have them high on my ITunes play lists!
Peggy lee had sex appeal. Totally unforced. Like all genuinely sexy women she just had it, no flaunting required.As to her singing? Can't honestly say she ever bowled me over. But the effect of singers on listeners is highly subjective. I recently watched a youtube of a very old Willie Nelson singing, of all things, Irving Berlin's Let's Face the Music (and Dance) and was genuinely moved; even though Nelson, for all his mastery doesn't often get to me.
As to her singing? Can't honestly say she ever bowled me over. But the effect of singers on listeners is highly subjectiveI have to admit that her voice, itself, isn't really all that great. I think it is her timing and the counterpoint to the music and the beat that makes her songs interesting. By that I mean she isn't singing ON the beat. Willie Nelson does this off the beat singing as well.
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