Billie Holiday

Lady Sings the Blues (Colored Vinyl) (350216)

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Lady Sings the Blues (Colored Vinyl)

Billie Holiday

20th Century Masterworks

8436563183324

LPS 162301

350216

JAZZ

1

LP 12,39 €

180 GRAM COLORED VIRGIN VINYL

LIMITED EDITION

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACKS

CONTAINS NEW SPECIALLY PREPARED LINER NOTES BY PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ’s WRITER BRIAN MORTON AND BY PARIS' PRESTIGIOUS JAZZ MAGAZINE

“Billie Holiday is an important artist in the time of Black Lives Matter. Her voice and her songs are a permanent reminder that the second act of American life doesn’t just have to balance the first; it has to redress it, too. And that is more than a comeback.” PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ

“And while she was poignant in her interpretation of the dark ‘Strange Fruit’, she was perhaps even more moving when singing about the setbacks of love and everyday life, because that’s when she allowed us to take a glimpse into her own tragic life.” JAZZ MAGAZINE

PERSONNEL:

  • Billie Holiday - vocals, plus:
  • SIDE A & B1-B2:
  • Charlie Shavers (tp), Tony Scott (cl, arr), Paul Quinichette (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Aaron Bell (b), Lennie McBrowne (d).
  • New York, June 6-7, 1956.
  • SIDE B3-B7:
  • Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp), Willie Smith (as), Bobby Tucker (p), Barney Kessel (g), Red Callender (b), Chico Hamilton (d).
  • Los Angeles, September 3, 1954

Originally released as Lady Sings the Blues (Clef MG C-721)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 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
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. GOOD MORNING, HEARTACHE
  • 02. NO GOOD MAN
  • 03. LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
  • 04. TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS
  • 05. WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
  • 06. I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU
  • 07. STORMY BLUES (*)
  • (*) BONUS TRACK: Not included on the original LP.