Peggy Lee was one of the few jazz & pop legends of the post-swing era who was also an accomplished songwriter. She wrote the lyrics to many of her hit singles as well as songs for motion pictures including songs included in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp (1955), Anatomy of a Murder w/Duke Ellington, Carl Reiner’s The Russians Are Coming! The Russians are Coming! (1966), and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968).
One of Lee’s favorite composers was Cy Coleman, with whom she had teamed up with for much of the 1960′s and beyond. In 1964 she released her eighteenth album for Capitol Records, In Love Again! which included this week’s Top Tune with music by Coleman (who also composed the title track). The album was another success for Peggy Lee who brazenly conquered versions of “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Unforgettable” immortalized by Ray Charles & Nat King Cole on the set.
That’s my style
A stormy smoldering fire
I can’t fight it. I can’t fake it.
And I know I just can’t make it.
Call out those engines now
And clang those bells, I’m burning wow!
Yes, that’s my style
Contact & Licensing Info
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com
Publishing controlled by Denslow Music, Inc. Inc (Peggy Lee) / Administered by Universal Music – MGB Songs (ASCAP) / contact: http://www.umusicpub.com/licensingrequests.aspx
Master controlled by Capitol Records. Contact: Doug James / firstname.lastname@example.org