Is That All There Is? (Remastered)
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||Is That All There Is?||Peggy Lee||4:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Love Story||Peggy Lee||3:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Me and My Shadow||Peggy Lee||3:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sing a Rainbow||Peggy Lee||2:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||My Old Flame||Peggy Lee||4:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm a Woman||Peggy Lee||2:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Somethin' Stupid||Peggy Lee||2:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show||Peggy Lee||3:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Something||Peggy Lee||3:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Whistle for Happiness||Peggy Lee||2:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Johnny (Linda)||Peggy Lee||2:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Can Hear the Music||Peggy Lee||1:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Don't Smoke In Bed||Peggy Lee||3:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby||Peggy Lee||1:50||$1.29||View in iTunes|
By the late '60s, Peggy Lee was gradually becoming one of the grand dames of American song. Thankfully, the generation of artists that had taken over believed in the central principle of sexual freedom, and even at age 50, Lee exuded more sexuality than almost any vocalist who appeared at Woodstock. Is That All There Is? is the work of an aging vocalist, but one who hasn't lost her place. Certainly, Lee could locate the exhaustion in sensuality; this is shown by her rendition of George Harrison’s “Something,” which equates lustfulness with a very specific feeling of drowsiness. Of all the great innovations happening in rock and soul music during this time, no other band or singer achieved the particular vision of eerie, gaunt funk shown in “Me and My Shadow.” The singer’s image on this album is that of a wise woman, one whose wisdom and talent have left her alone. Over the course of her career, Lee returned many times to “My Old Flame”; here, the song is read as a message not to an old lover but to a younger self. It’s a haunting, heartbreaking piece of introspection.
I have been looking for this version of Me and My Shadow for 10 years. Check out the Basser version on YouTube. This is Ms. lee Winning in her 3rd act.
One of the most uniue recording ever made which remains cross generational. This is a truly existential piece of artistry which is striking in both the head and the heart. Surely not for everyone, but it will remain an American classic similar to "The Catcher in the Rye" or "To Catch a Mockingbird.
Born: May 26, 1920 in Jamestown, ND
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s