Eulogy: PEGGY LEE

I usually don't get sad about the death of people who led full lives. But I'm sad about PEGGY LEE. She represents an era that is leaving us, one where vocals were king, and I honestly can't think of a better vocalist in that jazz-pop crooning style. What made her so good was that she interpreted and delivered songs with such a complex and dense range of emotions. She would mix in a sardonic sense of humor and back-phrase it, and with a smile or a cock of the head, completely turn the lyric on its head. I've done a lot...

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