Celebrated jazz and blues singer Peggy Lee passed away in January 2002. A Woman Alone With the Blues is Maria Muldaur's tribute to Lee.

Celebrated jazz and blues singer Peggy Lee passed away in January 2002. A Woman Alone With the Blues is Maria Muldaur's tribute to Lee. Muldaur's native sultriness certainly meets the first requirement any woman must meet in order to take on Lee's material. Anyone who has followed Muldaur's musical preoccupations for the past 10 years will not be surprised to learn that Lee's songs seem very much at home in Muldaur's care. Cue up her rendition of "Some Cats Know" for a definitive example of just how deep Muldaur digs into Lee's sexy, hip vibe. More special moments arrive with "Winter Weather," "Black Coffee," and Lee's signature tune, "Fever." Bravo to Muldaur for showing some major class in remembering Lee as she deserved to be remembered.—PVV