Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues

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Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues
Soundtrack album by Peggy Lee
Released 1955
Recorded April 6 and 10, 1955
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 38:27
Label Decca
Producer Milt Gabler
Peggy Lee chronology
Songs in an Intimate Style
(1954)Songs in an Intimate Style1954
Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues
Black Coffee
(1956)Black Coffee1956
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues is a 1955 (see 1955 in music) soundtrack album by Peggy Lee featuring tracks by Ella Fitzgerald, and several jazz instrumentals.

It is the soundtrack to the 1955 film Pete Kelly's Blues,[2] which starred Lee and Fitzgerald.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Opening: Narration by Jack Webb – 1:21
  2. "Smiles" (J. Will Callahan, Lee Roberts) – 2:14
  3. "(What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?" (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) – 3:44
  4. "Breezin' Along with the Breeze" (Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons, Richard Whiting) – 2:45
  5. "Oh! Didn't He Ramble" – 2:49
  6. "I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now" (Benny Davis, Jesse Greer) – 2:34
  7. "Somebody Loves Me" (George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald) – 3:39
  8. "Sugar" (Maceo Pinkard, Sidney D. Mitchell, Edna Alexander) – 3:07
  9. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson) – 2:50
  10. "He Needs Me" (Arthur Hamilton)
  11. "I Never Knew" (Gus Kahn, Ted Fiorito)
  12. "Sing a Rainbow" (Arthur Hamilton)
  13. "I Never Knew" – 2:58
  14. "Hard Hearted Hannah" (Milton Ager, Chas Bates, Bob Bigelow, Jack Yellen – 3:08
  15. "Pete Kelly's Blues" (Ray Heindorf, Sammy Cahn) – 3:41


Recorded April 6 and 10, 1955, Hollywood, Los Angeles:


  1. ^ [link Allmusic review]
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