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Fever: The Life and Music of Miss Peggy Lee.

Richmond, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0312426615 / ISBN 13: 9780312426613
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New York :. Picador, 2007. Paperback. 562 pp.- "I learned courage from Buddha, Jesus, Lincoln, and Mr. Cary Grant." So said Miss Peggy Lee. Albert Einstein adored her; Duke Ellington dubbed her "the Queen." With her platinum cool and inimitable whisper, Peggy Lee sold twenty million records, made more money than Mickey Mantle, and presided over music's greatest generation alongside pals Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Drawing on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen information, Peter Richmond delivers a complex, compelling portrait of an artist that begins with a girl plagued by loss, her father's alcoholism, and her stepmother's abuse. One day she boards a train, following her muse and hoping her music will lead her someplace better. And it does: to the pantheon of great American singers. Condition : very good. ISBN 9780312426613 KEYWORDS : music, pictures *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 231620

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Titel: Fever: The Life and Music of Miss Peggy Lee.

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"American popular culture is filled with people who claim to have reinvented themselves. North Dakota's Norma Egstrom puts most such claimants to shame. She invented Peggy Lee with Dickensian precision, not to mention a voice that could cool down a volcano. In this definitive biography, Peter Richmond honors her story with equal precision, and with a generosity and insight that had me cheering her onward, every step of the way."--Gary Giddins, author of "Natural Selection" and "Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams"
"A book on Peggy Lee? It's high time!"--Elaine Stritch
"Peter Richmond's lovely and big-hearted biography of Peggy Lee is not only chockfull of fascinating jazz stories, it is scintillatingly insightful about the fate and destiny of a small-town girl and the dreams that came true to claim her."--Wil Haygood, author of "In Black and White: The Life of ""Sammy"" ""Davis"" ""Jr."""
"At long last there's a full-length biography of one of American music's most crucial cultural icons. I learned a lot I didn't know about Peggy Lee in this well-researched volume, and I am certain that anybody who cares about this great singer, or about American music in general, will find it essential reading."--Will Friedwald, author of "Sinatra""! The Song is You: A Singer's Art"
"Fever "is" a very engaging book presented with as much style and aplomb as Lee delivered in her many classic songs. The legendary Ellington, with whom Lee wrote the delightful 'I'm Gonna Go Fishin'," once said, 'If I'm the Duke, man, Peggy Lee is Queen." With 'Fever," she finally gets an elegantly written biography fit for royalty." --Boston Globe In "Fever," Richmond "manages both candor and respect. This is the rare bio of a golden-age entertainer that doesn't skimp on scandal but is quadruply concerned with conveying musical brilliance. You won't be left asking, "Is that all there is?" A-" --Entertainment Weekly "Affectionate, readable biography . . . Richmond writes smoothly and researches diligently . . . For those who only know Peggy Lee as the voice behind the Siamese cats in Disney's "Lady and the Tramp," Richmond's biography is a gorgeous, eye-opening corrective. "Fever" is a perfect title for music lovers this spring."--"Cleveland Plain Dealer" "American popular culture is filled with people who claim to have reinvented themselves. North Dakota's Norma Egstrom puts most such claimants to shame. She invented Peggy Lee with Dickensian precision, not to mention a voice that could cool down a volcano. In this definitive biography, Peter Richmond honors her story with equal precision, and with a generosity and insight that had me cheering her onward, every step of the way."--Gary Giddins, author of "Natural Selection" and "Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams"
"A book on Peggy Lee? It's high time!"--Elaine Stritch
"Peter Richmond's lovely and big-hearted biography of Peggy Lee is not only chockfull of fascinating jazz stories, it is scintillatingly insightful about the fateand destiny of a small-town girl and the dreams that came true to claim her."--Wil Haygood, author of "In Black and White: The Life of ""Sammy"" ""Davis"" ""Jr."""
"At long last there's a full-length biography of one of American music's most crucial cultural icons. I learned a lot I didn't know about Peggy Lee in this well-researched volume, and I am certain that anybody who cares about this great singer, or about American music in general, will find it essential reading."--Will Friedwald, author of "Sinatra""! The Song is You: A Singer's Art"
"Peter Richmond gives the great singer-composer her due. . . . A vivid montage of American pop at its peak."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)

"Here is a fan who has immersed himself in Lee's music deeply enough to understand it to the core. . . . He grasps every nuance of an artist who was all about nuance and minute calculation."--"The New York Times Book Review"

"Richmond tells a fascinating tale of the singer's rise to stardom."--"Baltimore Sun"

"This is the rare bio of a golden-age entertainer that doesn't skimp on scandal but is quadruply concerned with conveying musical brilliance."--"Entertainment Weekly""" "Richmond writes smoothly and researches diligently. . . . A gorgeous, eye-opening corrective."--"The Plain Dealer "(Cleveland) "Loaded with worthwhile detail . . . Richmond writes perceptively about Lee's various albums, never afraid to comment frankly on what worked and what did not."--"The Washington Post"

Peter Richmond gives the great singer-composer her due. . . . A vivid montage of American pop at its peak. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

Here is a fan who has immersed himself in Lee's music deeply enough to understand it to the core. . . . He grasps every nuance of an artist who was all about nuance and minute calculation. "The New York Times Book Review"

Richmond tells a fascinating tale of the singer's rise to stardom. "Baltimore Sun"

This is the rare bio of a golden-age entertainer that doesn't skimp on scandal but is quadruply concerned with conveying musical brilliance. "Entertainment Weekly"

Richmond writes smoothly and researches diligently. . . . A gorgeous, eye-opening corrective. "The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)"

Loaded with worthwhile detail . . . Richmond writes perceptively about Lee's various albums, never afraid to comment frankly on what worked and what did not. "The Washington Post""

"Peter Richmond gives the great singer-composer her due. . . . A vivid montage of American pop at its peak." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Here is a fan who has immersed himself in Lee's music deeply enough to understand it to the core. . . . He grasps every nuance of an artist who was all about nuance and minute calculation." --The New York Times Book Review

"Richmond tells a fascinating tale of the singer's rise to stardom." --Baltimore Sun

"This is the rare bio of a golden-age entertainer that doesn't skimp on scandal but is quadruply concerned with conveying musical brilliance." --Entertainment Weekly

"Richmond writes smoothly and researches diligently. . . . A gorgeous, eye-opening corrective." --The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"Loaded with worthwhile detail . . . Richmond writes perceptively about Lee's various albums, never afraid to comment frankly on what worked and what did not." --The Washington Post

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