From its origins in the Roaring 20s, to a heyday in the 30s and beyond, big band jazz has produced some of the best jazz bandleaders of all time.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
We look back to a time when jazz was the dominant form of popular music and could be heard emanating from radio stations and concert halls around the world.
‘Lights Out’ focuses on the last broadcast of Cole’s variety show on 17 December 1957, when the jazz giant famously declared: ‘Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark”.
A standout album in a remarkable career, ‘Is That All There Is?’ dared to be different, revealing a new versatility to Peggy Lee’s singing.
'Hallelujah, I Love Her So,' the last hit that Eddie was able to see climbing the UK charts, entered the UK charts on 22 January 1960.
A look at the life of the much-travelled, Philadelphia-born musician with the superior resumé.
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.
There are no shortage of Peggy Lee Christmas recordings. The ‘Fever’ hitmaker adored the festive season – and had a unique eye for seasonal decorations.
There is no shortage of talented vocalists, but the best female jazz singers possess unique voices which hold their own against their male counterparts.
From loud, robust voices to delicate and refined ones, vocal gymnasts and smooth balladeers, the 50 best jazz singers ever is a varied and stunning list.
The history of ‘Fever’ includes some strange tales and unlikely artists. Here are some of the best versions of the song made famous by Peggy Lee.
A timeless juxtaposition of brazen lust and cool sophistication, ‘Fever’ remains the definitive hit for jazz singer Peggy Lee.
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
'You Go To My Head' is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.