Sea Shells

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Sea Shells
Studio album by Peggy Lee
Released 1957
Recorded 7 February, 31 March 1955
Genre Jazz
Length 38:27
Label Decca Records
Producer Milt Gabler
Peggy Lee chronology
The Man I Love
(1957)
Sea Shells
(1957)
Jump for Joy
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Sea Shells is a 1957 album (see 1957 in music) by Peggy Lee, recorded in early 1955.

The album was possibly thought by her record company to be too esoteric, hence its later release. It was her last recording for Decca Records. The album is considered one of Miss Lee's more personal records, featuring a mix of love ballads and poems. She is accompanied only by harp and harpsichord. Peggy also wrote her own liner notes for the release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sea Fever" (Friedrich Silcher, Eleanor Chaffee) – 2:03
  2. "Nine Thorny Thickets" (Rolfe Humphries, Johnny Mercer) – 4:59
  3. "Little Old Car" (Henry Beau, Peggy Lee) – 1:11
  4. "Greensleeves" (Traditional) – 1:58
  5. Chinese Love Poems: "The Fisherman"/"Autumn Evening" (Li Po)/(Po) – 2:18
  6. "The Happy Monks" (Lee) – 1:00
  7. "The White Birch and the Sycamore" (Lee, Willard Robison, Hubert Wheeler) – 4:00
  8. "Of Such Is the Kingdom of God" (Ernest Holmes, Irma Glenn) – 3:13
  9. "A Brown Bird Singing" (Royden Barrie, Haydn Wood) – 2:59
  10. "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard" (Henry W. Petrie, Philip Wingate) – 2:32
  11. "The Maid With the Flaxen Hair" (Claude Debussy) – 1:00
  12. "The Wearing of the Green" (Traditional) – 2:32
  13. "Chaconde (Le Bon Petit Roi d' Yvetot)" (Marcel Grandjany) – 1:38
  14. Chinese Love Poems: "Going Rowing"/"Like the Moon"/"The Music" (Po)/(Po)/(Po) – 2:46
  15. "The Riddle Song" (Traditional) – 3:55
  16. "The Gold Wedding Ring" (Lee, Harry Sukman) – 2:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Peggy Lee – vocals
  • Stella Castellucci - harp
  • Gene DiNovi - harpsichord

References[edit]