Peggy Lee: The Man I Love
In April of 1957, after a five-year detour at Decca Records, Peggy returned to Capitol, her original home as a solo recording artist beginning in 1944. As a homecoming celebration of sorts, few albums exude more prestige and sophistication than The Man I Love. In addition to Sinatra conducting Riddle charts before a 31-piece orchestra comprised of top-flight West Coast musicians, the twelve songs hand-picked by Lee and Sinatra represent American popular songwriting at its apex, with titles by George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Arthur Schwartz, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, and other masters of the form.
Peggy promoted The Man I Love on television throughout the summer and fall of 1957, singing the album’s title song on The Jackie Gleason Show, My Heart Stood Still on The Nat King Cole Show, and — on two different episodes of The Frank Sinatra Show — That’s All and He’s My Guy, aided by conductor Sinatra himself. The song The Folks Who Live on the Hill held particular significance for Peggy and is the most frequently anthologized of the album’s tracks. She sang it again on her 1966 television special, included it on albums in 1977 and 1992, and regularly featured it in concert, including her final performances in 1995 at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman-The Man I lOve
01 – The Man I Love
02 – Please Be Kind
03 – Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
04 – Just One Way To Say I Love You
05 – That’s All
06 – Something Wonderful
07 – He’s My Guy
08 – Then I’ll Be Tired Of You
09 – My Heart Stood Still
10 – If I Should Lose You
11 – There Is No Greater Love
12 – The Folks Who Live On The Hill