Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Peggy Lee, Quincy Jones
"Blues Cross Country"

Peggy Lee records a jazzy blues record with Quincy Jones arranging and conducting the orchestra.
Released in 1962, this conception of the blues is very 'big band' still and very 'white friendly.'
Quincy Jones gives a big, splashy treatment to the backing ensemble.

Aside from that, I don't have too many hard opinions about this record. Sinatra and Ella did this style of music much better.

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