Peggy Lee’s 1953 Black Coffee album will forever remain a masterpiece of vocal jazz. With such a seminal release, she stood to define an era.
- Black Coffee (1953) A
- Dream Street (1957) B+
- Crafted, conducted by and cuckolded with Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee’s Dream Street is largely the creation of another man. Yet her sophisticated persona shines through, especially in the mysterious title track, a career highlight.