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Elusive-Lee

Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee

Simply titled Two Shows Nightly, it has remained the Holy Grail of Peggy Lee albums for over 40 years. In the discography attached to Lee’s 1989 memoir, there appears the (likely apocryphal) footnote that “fewer than 10 copies have been traced as in existence in private collections in the USA.”

The intent was to capture Lee live during an April 1968 appearance at what was then her Manhattan venue of choice, the Copacabana. The recordings were made over a series of three evenings then, like all of Lee’s “live” recordings, subsequently “sweetened” in the studio.

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