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The Resource Is that all there is? : the strange life of Peggy Lee, James Gavin

Is that all there is? : the strange life of Peggy Lee, James Gavin

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Is that all there is? : the strange life of Peggy Lee
Title
Is that all there is?
Title remainder
the strange life of Peggy Lee
Statement of responsibility
James Gavin
Title variation
Strange life of Peggy Lee
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Language
eng
Summary
Miss Peggy Lee cast a spell when she sang. She purred so intimately in nightclubs that couples clasped hands and huddled closer. She hypnotized, even on television. Lee epitomized cool, but her trademark song, "Fever" -- covered by Beyoncé and Madonna -- is the essence of sizzling sexual heat. Her jazz sense dazzled Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. She was the voice of swing, the voice of blues, and she provided four of the voices for Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp, whose score she co-wrote. But who was the woman behind the Mona Lisa smile? Music journalist James Gavin offers the most revealing look yet at an artist of infinite contradictions and layers, including interviews with hundreds who knew her. Lee was a North Dakota prairie girl who became a temptress of enduring mystique. She was a singer-songwriter before the term existed. Lee "had incredible confidence onstage," observed the Godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop; yet inner turmoil wracked her. She spun a romantic nirvana in her songs, but couldn't sustain one in reality. As she passed middle age, Lee dwelled increasingly in a bizarre dreamland. She died in 2002 at the age of eighty-one, but Lee's mystique has only grown since
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10376628
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Gavin, James
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Lee, Peggy
  • Lee, Peggy
  • Singers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • Singers
  • United States
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the strange life of Peggy Lee
Label
Is that all there is? : the strange life of Peggy Lee, James Gavin
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 567-568), bibliographical references (pages 525-565), and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1068452
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
601 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451641684
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451641684
  • (OCoLC)873006303
Label
Is that all there is? : the strange life of Peggy Lee, James Gavin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 567-568), bibliographical references (pages 525-565), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1068452
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
601 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451641684
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451641684
  • (OCoLC)873006303

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