[78-L] Peggy Lee vocal effect

Steven C. Barr stevenc at interlinks.net
Sat Apr 24 20:31:20 PDT 2010

From: "Hopkins/Kato" <hopkat at sa2.so-net.ne.jp>
> On "Don't Smoke in Bed," for the last part of the song, Peggy's voice 
> seems
> to be coming from far away. Was that merely her distance from the
> microphone, or was there some other effect used to make that sound. It
> sounds really good, but I don't remember hearing other records try for 
> that
> effect.
Peggy Lee was one of the first vocalists to take advantage of multi-track
tape recordings; one of her Mercury discs was credited to "Peggy Lee,
Peggy Lee, Peggy Lee, Peggy Lee!" So that vocal was probably recorded
on a different mike from the other vocal tracks...?!

Steven C. Barr 

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