Billie Holiday

Lady Sings the Blues (90260)

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Lady Sings the Blues

Billie Holiday

American Jazz Classics

8436559466677

AJC 156309

90260

JAZZ

1

CD 8,26 €

LIMITED EDITION 6-PANEL DIGIPACK

INCLUDES 9 BONUS TRACKS

5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

Presented here is the classic 1956 Billie Holiday album Lady Sings the Blues (Clef Records MG C-721), which features the singer backed by such stars as Charlie Shavers, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Tony Scott, and Paul Quinichette, plus three tracks that complete the 1954 session from which the second part of the LP was taken. The album contains versions of the classics “Strange Fruit” and “God Bless the Child,” as well as the title song, composed by Herbie Nichols, which would also provide the title for Holiday’s autobiography, published in 1956 along with the appearance of the album. A 1955 date has also been added, which presents a similar front line to the first session from Lady Sings the Blues, with Charlie Shavers and Tony Scott.

PERSONNEL:

ON TRACKS [1-8]:

  • CHARLIE SHAVERS, trumpet
  • TONY SCOTT. clarinet
  • PAUL QUINICHETTE, tenor sax
  • WYNTON KELLY , piano
  • KENNY BURRELL, guitar
  • AARON BELL, bass
  • LENNIE McBROWNE, drums.
  • New York, June 6-7, 1956.

ON TRACKS [9-15]:

  • HARRY “SWEETS” EDISON, trumpet
  • WILLIE SMITH, alto sax
  • BOBBY TUCKER, piano
  • BARNEY KESSEL, guitar
  • RED CALLENDER, bass
  • CHICO HAMILTON, drums
  • Los Angeles, September 3, 1954.

(*) From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP."

(**) Bonus Tracks

TRACKS:

  • 01 Trav’lin’ Light
  • 02 I Must Have That Man!
  • 03 Some Other Spring
  • 04 Lady Sings the Blues
  • 05 Strange Fruit
  • 06 God Bless the Child
  • 07 Good Morning, Heartache
  • 08 No Good Man
  • 09 Love Me or Leave Me
  • 10 Too Marvelous for Words
  • 11 Willow Weep for Me
  • 12 I Thought About You
  • 13 P.S. I Love You (*)
  • 14 Softly (*)
  • 15 Stormy Blues (*)
  • 16 Say It Isn’t So (**)
  • 17 I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (**)
  • 18 I Wished on the Moon (**)
  • 19 Always (**)
  • 20 Everything Happens to Me (**)
  • 21 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (**)
TOTAL TIME: 78:08 Min.