A Tribute to Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee
In March 1937 Benny Goodman played The Paramount Theatre in New York City. The result was pandemonium with screaming fans jamming the theatre. Dancing in the aisles and The King of Swing was born. The recording of the legendary Carnegie Hall concert in 1938 has become one of the largest selling recordings of all time. Peggy Lee sang and recorded with Benny Goodman from 1941-43. This collaboration launched the career of Peggy Lee who went on to be not only a vocalist, but a composer and actress as well. Nominated for numerous Grammies, winning one in 1969, the recipient of many lifetime achievement awards, this multi-talented woman had a unique style that influenced female vocalists for three generations. Vocalist Amanda Carr in collaboration with Everett Longstreth's Big-Band perform some of America's most cherished music. Amanda adds her own personal vocal interpretations while paying homage to the woman who set the standard for class and elegance in concert halls and supper clubs throughout the world. There was only one "King of Swing" and there was only one Peggy Lee. If imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery we think both Benny and Peggy would be proud.