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Mar102015

BILLY WARD AND HIS DOMINOES

  • Billy Ward and His Dominoes Were Probably the Most Popular R&B Vocal Group of the Early ‘50s

  • The Dominoes Launched Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to Stardom

  • The Complete Federal/King Singles Is Easily the Most Comprehensive Collection Devoted to Their Work

  • 58 Tracks Including Every Single Side Recorded for the Federal and King Labels, Home to All but One of Their R&B Hits

  • Features Such Legendary Tracks as “Sixty- Minute Man. “Have Mercy Baby,” “The Bells,” “Pedal Pushin’ Papa,” and “Rags to Riches”

  • Also Includes a Number of Tracks Making Their CD Debut

  • Spans the Years 1951 to 1965

  • 5000-Word Essay by Bill Dahl

  • Added Photos

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • The Definitive Retrospective 

    AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

    BILLY WARD AND HIS DOMINOES: The Complete Federal/King Singles (2-CD Set)

    Presenting 58 tracks from the group that launched both Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to stardom, Billy Ward and His Dominoes: The Complete Federal/King Singles is the most comprehensive, legitimate collection of this all-time great vocal group ever assembled.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 08

    • Dick’s Picks Vol. 8 Presents the Most Famous Bootlegged Live Show in Dead History, the May 2, 1970 Concert at Harpur College in Binghamton, NY 

    • The First Set on CD One Is Probably the Band’s Finest Acoustic Set, Featuring Beautifully Played and Sung Material from the As-Yet-To-Be- Released Workingman’s Dead Album

    • Sets Two & Three Are Among the Most Soaring Electric Performances in the Band’s Long History

    • Includes a Mind-Melting “The Other One” Sandwiched in a Medley with “St. Stephen,” “Cryptical Envelopment,” “Drums” and “Cosmic Charlie”

    • Also Features Pigpen on James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s World” and Two of the Most Psychedelic Versions of “Good Lovin’” and “Dancing in the Streets” Ever Played

    • Winds Up with a Multi-Crescendo Take on “Viola Lee Blues” and an Extra-Long Take of “We Bid You Goodnight”

    • Out of Print for Years

    • No Dead Collection Is Complete Without Dick’s Picks Vol. 8 

    AVAILABLE APRIL 28, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 8—Harpur College, Binghamton, NY May 2, 1970 (3-CD Set)

    If there were a college course taught on Grateful Dead bootlegs (and if there isn’t one, there should be!), the concert preserved on Dick’s Picks Vol. 8—Harpur College, Binghamton, NY May 2, 1970 would occupy a prominent place on the syllabus.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    PERRY COMO

  • Perry Como Is One of the Most Beloved Singers of All Time

  • His 1968 Album of Ballads and Show Tunes, Look to Your Heart (released as Sings Love Songs overseas), Was Named by Long-Time Como Arranger and Orchestra Leader Nick Perito as His Favorite Como Album

  • Worldwide CD Debut

  • Expanded Edition Offers a Second Album’s Worth of Bonus Tracks Featuring Non-Album Singles and Five Unreleased Tracks

  • Bonus Tracks Include songs by Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield, Harry Nilsson and Teddy Randazzo

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Quotes from Como Collaborator and Vocal Group Director Ray Charles

  • Rare Photos

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios 

    AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

    PERRY COMO: Look to Your Heart (Expanded Edition) CD

    Real Gone Music continues its tour of Perry Como’s sorely neglected album catalog with the worldwide CD debut of his lushly orchestrated 1968 album of ballads and show tunes, Look to Your Heart.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    JACKIE DESHANNON

    • Author of such songs as “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” Jackie DeShannon Is One of Our Greatest Singer-Songwriters

    • In 1972, Jackie Left Liberty Records and Signed with Jerry Wexler and Atlantic Records

    • After Recording Her First Album (Jackie) for Atlantic, Jackie Then Cut Sessions for a Second Album with Famed Producer Tom Dowd

    • However, Only One of the 14 Tracks Came Out as a Single; Six More Came Out on a 2003 Deluxe Reissue of Jackie

    • All the Love—The Lost Atlantic Recordings Includes All the Tracks from the Sessions for the Second Album, Featuring Seven Unreleased Songs

    • Also Includes Four Rare Tracks Jackie Wrote with Van Morrison, Only One of Which Was Released as a Single

    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Quotes by Jackie DeShannon

    • Rare Photos

    • A Major Addition to the Jackie DeShannon Discography 

    AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

    JACKIE DESHANNON: All the Love—The Lost Atlantic Recordings CD

    After a sterling 1960s stint recording for Liberty Records with such era-defining hits as “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” and “When You Walk in the Room” and before she defined another era by penning “Bette Davis Eyes,” singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon was signed to Atlantic Records in 1972 by famed producer and DeShannon fan Jerry Wexler.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    NILS LOFGREN

  • Nils Lofgren Is One of the Most Celebrated Guitarists in Rock History, Famous for His Work with Grin, Neil Young, and the E Street Band As Well As for His Solo Recordings

  • His 1975 Self-Titled Solo Debut Remains Many Fans’ Favorite Record in His Catalog

  • Includes the Lofgren Classics “Back It Up” and the Keith Richards Homage “Keith Don’t Go (Ode to the Glimmer Twin)”

  • Also Features a Great Cover of Carole King’s “Goin’ Back”

  • Revealing, Personal Liner Notes by Nils Lofgren Himself

  • Added Photos

  • First Time on CD Since a Limited Edition Went Out of Print Years Ago 

    AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

    NILS LOFGREN: Nils Lofgren CD

    As Nils Lofgren himself puts it in his notes for our Real Gone reissue of this classic record, “My first self-titled solo album, affectionately nicknamed the ‘Fat Man’ album [after the front cover photo], remains a colorful and dramatic chapter in my musical and personal life.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    JORGE BEN

  • Jorge Ben Is One of Brazil’s Most Legendary Singer-Songwriters

  • His Unique Sound Transcends Any Stylistic Pigeonhole While Incorporating Elements of the Many Movements that Swept Brazilian Pop During the ‘60s and ‘70s

  • This 1972 Album, Ben, Made Him a Superstar in His Native Country

  • Includes Such Ben Classics as “Taj Mahal” and “Fio Maravilha”

  • Real Gone Music’s Expanded Edition Includes Seven Bonus Tracks Featuring a Fast-Paced Version of His Smash “Mas Que Nada” and a Rare Single with Gilberto Gil, “Jazz Potatoes”

  • Liner Notes by Peter Margasak

  • First Time on CD Outside of Brazil 

    AVAILABLE May 5, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 


    JORGE BEN: Ben (Expanded Edition) CD

    If there was one thing that all the movements that swept Brazilian popular music during the ‘60s and ‘70s—bossa nova, Jovem Guarda, Tropicalia, Música Popular Brasileira, samba soul, Black Rio—had in common, it was that they all revered Jorge Ben.

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    Tuesday
    Feb242015

    Autographed Foghat!

    Tuesday
    Feb242015

    Autographed Johnny Mathis!

    AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 
    Thursday
    Feb122015

    CRAIG FULLER/ERIC KAZ

    Craig Fuller and Eric Kaz Had Teamed Up in American Flyer Before Recording This 1978 Album

    Before American Flyer, Fuller Had Co-Founded 
Pure Prairie League (and Co-Wrote “Amie”) and Kaz Had Been a Member of Blues Magoos and Recorded Two Solo Albums for Atlantic

    Among Special Guests on Craig Fuller/Eric Kaz Were J.D. Souther, Russ & Leah Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Michael McDonald and Leo Sayer

    Produced by Val Garay (Kim Carnes, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr, Santana, Etc.)

    Features Definitive Version of Fuller’s “CryLike a Rainstorm,” Which Was Title Track of Linda Ronstadt’s 1978 Grammy-Nominated Album

    Expanded Edition Includes Single Edition of “Annabella”

    Liner Notes by Ed Osborne Feature Quotes by Eric Kaz

    Remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios

    Domestic CD Debut 

    AVAILABLE APRIL, 7 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    CRAIG FULLER/ERIC KAZ: Craig Fuller/Eric Kaz (Expanded Edition). CD

     Craig Fuller and Eric Kaz had already teamed up in American Flyer (along with Blood, Sweat & Tears’ Steve Katz and the Velvet Underground’s Doug Yule) before they collaborated on this 1978 album, but their pedigrees went way farther back than that band.

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    CANNONBALL ADDERLEY 

  • Tenor Saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley Is One of the Greatest Ever to Play the Instrument

  • His Final Project Was Big Man, a Musical Play Based on the Legend of John Henry

  • Released as a 2-LP Set with a Libretto, BigMan Featured Music from Adderley and His Then-Current Musical Associates Including Brother Nat Adderley, George Duke (Using the Alias “Dawilli Gonga”), Roy McCurdy, Airto Moreira, Carol Kaye and others

  • Vocal Cast Included Lead Vocalist Joe Williams,
    Randy Crawford (Making Her Professional Debut) and Robert Guillaume (Soap, Benson)

  • Our Real Gone Reissue Features Liner Notes by Bill Kopp Boasting Quotes from Robert Guillaume Plus the Full Libretto

  • Remastered by Joe Tarantino

  • Worldwide CD Debut 

    AVAILABLE APRIL, 7 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    CANNONBALL ADDERLEY: Big Man—The Legend of John Henry. CD

    In what would turn out to be the final years of his short life, jazz great Julian “Cannonball” Adderley embarked on a number of ambitious, genre-stretching projects.

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    Crumbsuckers

  • Formed in 1982 in Long Island, The Crumbsuckers Were Part of Hardcore Punk’s Second Wave and Probably the Most Musically Accomplished Band of Them All

  • Were at the Vanguard of the “Crossover” Movement of the Mid-‘80s That Merged the Power of Hardcore Punk with the Complexity of Heavy Metal

  • Their Debut Release, Life of Dreams, Was Produced by Norman Dunn, Producer of Agnostic Front and Carnivore

  • Beast on My Back, Their Second and Final Record from 1988, Featured Production by Megadeth Producer Randy Burns

  • The Crumbsuckers’ Bass Player Gary Meskil Would Go On to Form Pro-Pain

  • LinerNotesbyTonyRettman,Authorof NYHC—New York Hardcore 1980-1990

  • Remastered at Sony’s Own Battery Studios

  • A Pair of Long Out-of-Print Hardcore Classics on One CD 

    AVAILABLE APRIL, 7 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    THE CRUMBSUCKERS: Life of Dreams/Beast on My Back. CD

    Formed in 1982 in Baldwin, Long Island, The Crumbsuckers were inspired by the initial wave of hardcore punk spearheaded in America by bands such as Los Angeles’ Black Flag, Washington D.C.’s Minor Threat and Detroit’s Negative Approach.

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    Dusty Springfield

  • Dusty Springfield’s Sessions for the Atlantic Label Rank as Some of the Greatest Pop-Soul Recordings of All Time

  • In 1971, Dusty Recorded a Full Album and a Single Side for the Label with Famed Producer/Songwriter Jeff Barry, Husband and Songwriting Partner to Ellie Greenwich and Author of Multiple Chart-Topping Hits

  • Atlantic Released Four Tracks as Singles but the Rest of the Tracks Stayed on the Shelf for Over Two Decades Until They Were Found by Producer Jim Pierson

  • Faithful Assembles All the Jeff Barry- Produced Tracks and Presents Them in Stereo as They Were Originally Intended for Release as Dusty’s Third Album for Atlantic

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Package Includes Rarely Seen Photos

  • A Missing/Jumbled Part of Dusty’s August Recorded Legacy Finally Set Right 

    AVAILABLE APRIL, 7 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: Faithful. CD

    In 1971, Atlantic Records released a pair of Dusty Springfield singles produced by the legendary songwriter/producer Jeff Barry (one-time songwriting and romantic partner of Ellie Greenwich, and author of too many hits to name):  "Haunted"/"Nothing Is Forever" and "I Believe In You"/"Someone Who Cares."

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    JESSE WINCHESTER

    With the Passing of Jesse Winchester a Year Ago, America Lost One of Its Great Singer- Songwriters

    Winchester’s Early Career Was Stymied by His Exile in Canada as a Draft Resister

    This Previously Unreleased Radio Broadcast Marked the First Time a Jesse Winchester Live Concert Had Been Heard in America Since He Moved to Canada

    This Montreal Concert Was Also the First-Ever Live Show Broadcast Internationally on Stereo FM Radio

    Features Such Classics as “Mississippi on My Mind,” “Brand New Tennessee Waltz” and “Yankee Lady”

    Also Includes the Underground Radio Classic “Twigs and Seeds” and Such Sterling Covers as the Everly Brothers’ “Bowling Green”

    Crystal Clear Fidelity and Fantastic Performances Featuring a Full Band

    Liner Notes by Long-Time Winchester Fan Gene Sculatti

    Added Photos

    A Major Addition to the Jesse Winchester Discography and a Timely Tribute 

    AVAILABLE APRIL, 7 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    JESSE WINCHESTER: Seems Like Only Yesterday—Live in Montreal 1976. CD 

    With the passing of Jesse Winchester last year, America lost one of its truly great singer-songwriters, but here is an unexpected release that will remind both his fans and those new to his art what a remarkable talent he was.

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    RICK WAKEMAN

  • After Becoming a Keyboard Icon with Yes, Rick Wakeman Went On to Have a Very Successful Solo Career

  • Released in 1979, the Double Album Rhapsodies Was His Last Solo Album for the A&M Label

  • Never Before on CD in the U.S.; Previously Available Only as a Very Expensive Double-CD Japanese Release

  • Includes 17 Pieces, Featuring Versions of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Summertime”

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

  • A Dizzying Blend of Styles and Moods, Anchored by Wakeman’s Prodigious Chops 

    AVAILABLE March, 31 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    RICK WAKEMAN: Rhapsodies. CD

    Real Gone Music concludes its survey of Rick Wakeman’s solo recordings for the A&M label with yet another first-time-on-CD-in-the-U.S. release, this time of his last album for the label, a double-LP from 1979.

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 09

    Two More Sought-After Volumes from the
 Dick’s Picks Series of Live Dead Shows, Both Out of Print for Years

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 Was the First-Ever Full Concert from 1972 Released by the Grateful Dead

    Features One of the Great “Dark Star” Performances with a One-Time-Only Segue into “Cumberland Blues”

    A Perfect Complement to Europe ‘72

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 9 Features Keyboardists
Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby Playing in Only Their Seventh and Second Shows, Respectively

    The First Dick’s Pick to Feature a Show from the ‘90s

    Peak Moments Include a Couple of Superb Jams, “Lunatic Preserve” and “No MSG Jam” 

    AVAILABLE March, 31 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 9—Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 9/16/90 (3-CD Set)

    The signs were not exactly auspicious for the tribes trekking to Madison Square Garden for this mid-September 1990 show—less than two months had passed since the death of Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick had taken over keyboard duties earlier in the month, and Bruce Hornsby had joined the band just the night before!

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 11

    Two More Sought-After Volumes from the
 Dick’s Picks Series of Live Dead Shows, Both Out of Print for Years

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 Was the First-Ever Full Concert from 1972 Released by the Grateful Dead

    Features One of the Great “Dark Star” Performances with a One-Time-Only Segue into “Cumberland Blues”

    A Perfect Complement to Europe ‘72

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 9 Features Keyboardists
Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby Playing in Only Their Seventh and Second Shows, Respectively

    The First Dick’s Pick to Feature a Show from the ‘90s

    Peak Moments Include a Couple of Superb Jams, “Lunatic Preserve” and “No MSG Jam” 

    AVAILABLE March, 31 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 


    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 11—Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ 9/27/72 (3-CD Set)

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 was not only the first concert from 1972 to be released in the series, but also was the first full concert from that hallowed year ever to be released by the Dead.

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    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    SHANTI

  • Shanti Was Part of the Fertile Late-‘60s/ Early-‘70s Bay Area Psychedelic Rock Scene

  • Led by Tabla Master Zakir Hussain, Who Went On to Collaborate with the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart Among Many Others

  • Also in Shanti’s Line-Up Were Sarod Virtuoso Ashish Khan and Former Members of the Loading Zone, Cold Blood and the Travel Agency

  • Cult Classic “Raga Rock” Album Sampled by Everybody from Richard Ashcroft to Fatboy Slim

  • Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger

  • Worldwide CD Debut 

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    SHANTI: Shanti. CD

    One of the earliest and greatest raga rock bands! Shanti’s most famous member was the legendary tabla player Zakir Hussain, who moved to Marin County in the late ‘60s and was eventually to hook up with the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart in the Diga Rhythm Band and Planet Drum. But before that, he formed this outfit, which also featured renowned sarod player Ashish Khan along with former members of the Loading Zone, Cold Blood and the Travel Agency.

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    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    Betty LaVette

  • Betty (Now Bettye) LaVette Is One of the Greatest Female Soul Singers Alive, with a Brand-New Album Out (Worthy) Co-Produced by Joe Henry

  • Child of the Seventies Presents Her Long-Lost Album for the Atco Label Recorded in 1972

  • Also Includes Two Tracks Unreleased Prior to This Collection, Plus Six Single Sides and Two Mono Single Versions

  • Previously Available Only in a Hard-to-Find Limited Edition

  • Liner Notes by David Nathan

  • Masterful, Gritty Soul Performances 

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    BETTY LaVETTE: Child of the Seventies. CD

    With a brand-new album out this year (Worthy) co-produced by Joe Henry, Bettye LaVette is hotter than ever, easily one of our greatest living soul singers and still an irresistible artistic force. So, we thought the time was right to reissue this collection featuring her complete recordings for the Atco and Atlantic labels, which previously came out only in a hard-to-find limited edition.

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    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    PERRY COMO

    With 131 Chart Singles and Over 20 Charting Albums, Perry Como Is One of the Most Decorated Singers in Pop Music History

    Nevertheless, Because of His Television Shooting Schedule His Live Performances Were Somewhat Rare

    1980’s Perry Como Live on Tour Offers a Rare Chance to Hear Him Perform

    Captures Mr. C. Captivating a Live Chicago Audience with His Trademark Warmth and Charm, Plus Some Very Funny Bits of Crowd Interaction

    An Hour-Long Concert Recording

    Includes Renditions of Such Huge Hits as “Temptation,” “It’s Impossible,” “Till the End of Time,” ”Catch a Falling Star,” ”Round and Round,” and ”Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes”

    Also Includes a Number of Songs He Never Recorded Commercially

    Musical Accompaniment Provided by Como’s Long-Time Music Director Nick Perito, with Vocal Arrangements by the Great Ray Charles

    Liner Notes by Como Expert Matthew Long

    Includes Photos from the Tour Drawn from the Sony Archive

    Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in NYC...Sounds Better Than the Original Vinyl Release

    Worldwide CD Debut 

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    PERRY COMO: Perry Como Live on Tour. CD

    With 21 charting albums, 53 chart hits, and countless appearances on television and radio to his name, Perry Como has been awarded with virtually every accolade the music industry has to offer.

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    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    PEGGY LEE

  • Peggy Lee Is One of the Greatest Pop Vocalists of All Time

  • During the ‘50s, She Was a Regular on the Radio Airwaves, Particularly on Her Own Show Which Aired over the CBS Network and the Armed Forces Radio Service

  • However, Unlike Many of Her Peers, Peggy Has Never Enjoyed a Legitimate Retrospective of Her Radio Appearances

  • At Last—The Lost Radio Recordings Captures Peggy at Her Early-to-Mid-‘50s Peak, Performing 44 Songs She Never Recorded Commercially

  • Includes Popular Standards, Novelty Numbers, and Songs Made Famous by Such Contemporaries as Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, Jo Stafford, Kay Starr and Margaret Whiting

  • Musical Direction by Sonny Burke and Russ Case

  • Superior Sound on Recordings Licensed from the Peggy Lee Estate and Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Liner Notes by David Torresen, Long-Time Editor of PeggyLee.com, Her Official Website

  • Includes Photos from the Family Archives

  • Almost All of the Performances Have Not Been Heard Since They First Aired over the Radio Some 50 Years Ago

  • A Major, Historic Addition to the Peggy Lee Discography and Legacy 

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    PEGGY LEE: At Last—The Lost Radio Recordings (2-CD Set)

    As one of the greatest and most popular female pop singers working during radio’s Golden Age, Peggy Lee made her share of appearances on the dial, particularly on her own radio show that, starting in 1951, was broadcast over the CBS network and the Armed Forces Radio Service.

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