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Maria Muldaur: A Woman Alone With the Blues

It’s been well over a year since Peggy Lee’s passing, but the tributes continue to pour in. Most intriguingly unexpected among them is A Woman Alone With the Blues: Remembering Peggy Lee (Telarc), a 12-track salute from Maria Muldaur. The last time Muldaur crossed my radar screen, it was 1974 and she was sending her camel to bed with “Midnight at the Oasis.” Since then, she’s shaped herself into an impressively smoky chanteuse, and her voice has grown both deeper and mellower. That patina of outlandish bohemianism is gone, but her ethereal wispiness remains.

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