Peggy Lee: The Goddess of Cool
Show runs two 45 minute sets with interval.
(It can also be done as one 80-90 minute set)
Janet does a selection of songs from her CD
‘Don’t smoke in Bed: songs in the key of Peggy Lee’.
Janet and the trio can sometimes be augmented by sax and drums and even a special guest: Don Burrows.
The songs include:
- Things are swinging
- Waiting for the train to come in
- Elmer’s Tune
- Why don’t you do right?
- Mr. Wonderful
- It’s a Good day
- I don’t know enough about you
- The Folks Who Live on the Hill
- He’s a Tramp
- A Long Long Train with a Red Caboose
- Bella Note/ La La Lu
- Them There Eyes
- Johnny Guitar
- I’m gonna go fishing
- Is that all there is?
- You Do Something to me
- The show includes some information about Peggy and her singing and song writing career
GREAT TRIBUTE TO BOTH PEGGY AND JANET
Reviewer: Ed Goodstein
There're a few Peggy Lee tributes floating around, many very good too..... this album is great: both a really nice salute to a truly great vocalist, and also a fine showcase for Janet’s versatility. Janet doesn't try to imitate Lee: her voice is different if somewhat in the same timbre, but she evokes Peggy's 'cool AND sultry' style and approach very well I think. There is a nice cross section of works. In her own way, I think Janet’s interpretations are as valid as Peggy’s: especially the standout "He's a Tramp." I hope this album turns people on to Peggy, but also hope it'll lead some to explore more of Janet's distinctive work.