Thursday, February 14, 2008

"Why don't you do right?"

That's the title of a famous piece sung by Peggy Lee and performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra.

Sultry, suggestive, smoky and smokin!

And Benny could really play that horn.

Also, take a look at the microphone. Is it the same as this one?


Bob Crowley said...

This recording sounds almost too good to have been made as we see it in the film.

What do you think?

Peggy's voice has a present and close quality to it even though she is pretty far from the mic. Or, is that just what a great professional singer is supposed to be able to do?

One of my favorites, and quite enigmatic.

Bob Crowley said...

I'm sure this was dubbed

Watch Goodman move away from the mic and listen to it.