Peggy Lee sings "He's a Tramp" from Lady and the Tramp ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Peggy Lee sings "He's a Tramp" from Lady and the Tramp

A few days ago I wrote about the The Firehouse Five Plus Two playing Tiger Rag. The Firehouse Five consisted of members of the Walt Disney Studios animation department so I started to think about that there are a lot of animated Disney movies that has jazz songs.

One of the lesser known jazz songs is "He's a Tramp" from "Lady and the Tramp" which is sung by jazz singer Peggy Lee in the original film version. Peggy Lee was also a song and lyrics writer for the movie. Here is a behind-the-scenes video clip that shows how "He's a Tramp" was recorded. I can't but smile when I see the guys from The Mellomen sing the dogs' harmonies, what hilarious facial expressions, got to love that.

In her early jazz career Peggy Lee sang with the Benny Goodman Band with popular songs as "Why Don't You Do Right?". Maybe that's a good question to ask the Tramp?

What do you think of the video clip with Peggy Lee singing He's a Tramp? Tell me.


Lindsey said...

Loved this clip; how fun to see the making of a song from a classic, childhood favorite! I truly love the quality of Peggy Lee's voice...just beautiful.

Henrik said...

Lindsey, I really appreiciate your comments :)

Thank you!

Lindsey said...

No problem. I am a social person, I love to talk, even if it's on line. You can always count on me for a comment! =)