There have been many great female singers since the 30’s but the best in my book is Peggy Lee. She not only has a great voice, but you connect emotionally with her when she sings.
You can actually picture the folks who live on the hill in the song by the same name and who can forget Peggy singing Is That All There Is about the many disappointments in life.
The mark of a great singer is if they can transfer the emotions they are feeling in the song they are singing to the listener and none was better at that than Peggy Lee.
She lost her mother at the age of four and had a wicked stepmother that abused her. So when you hear her singing with so much emotion, it is because she has known life at its worst and its best.
Peggy Lee singing You Was Right Baby.
Peggy Lee may be gone, but she will never be forgotten.
Reese Witherspoon is slated to portray Peggy Lee in a biopic that we hope will be in theaters in the next year or two.