Black Coffee', Peggy Lee's 1956 album smash for Decca (she left Capitol in 1952 over creative and artistic differences), presents her in an intimate setting with a top-notch jazz quartet in place of her usual studio orchestra. This smaller combination, including trumpeter Pete Candoli and pianist Jimmy Rowles (two of her favorite sidemen), works to perfection, especially on sultry takes on 'It Ain't Necessarily So', 'Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You' and the title track.
Track Listing: 1. Black Coffee - Peggy Lee 2. I've Got You Under My Skin - Peggy Lee 3. Easy Living - Peggy Lee 4. My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Peggy Lee 5. It Ain't Necessarily So - Peggy Lee 6. Gee, Baby Ain't I Good to You - Peggy Lee 7. A Woman Alone With the Blues - Peggy Lee 8. I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Peggy Lee 9. (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young - Peggy Lee 10. Love Me Or Leave Me - Peggy Lee 11. You're My Thrill - Peggy Lee 12. There's a Small Hotel - Peggy Lee