Billie Holiday

The Unforgettable Lady Day (37084)

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The Unforgettable Lady Day

Billie Holiday

Jazz Images

8436569191507

LPS 151880

37084

JAZZ

1

LP 12,39 €

THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION
180 pure virgin vinyl LPs in Gatefold packaging

In the last ten years of her life (which ended prematurely in 1959 when she was only 44), Billie Holiday recorded for jazz producer Norman Granz, who teamed her up with some of the best jazz figures of that era. The Unforgettable Lady Day, released in 1959 just after the singer’s death, compiles some of her best sides from that period, featuring such stars as Ben Webster, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Charlie Shavers, and Oscar Peterson, among many others.

PERSONNEL:

BILLIE HOLIDAY, vocals
On all tracks, plus:

A1-A2 & B3: Charlie Shavers (tp), Flip Phillips (ts),
Oscar Peterson (p), Barney Kessel (g), Ray Brown (b),
J. C. Heard or Alvin Stoller (d). Los Angeles, May 1952.

A3, A6-A7 & B4: Joe Newman (tp), Paul Quinichette (ts),
Oscar Peterson (p, organ on “Yesterdays” only),
Freddie Green (g), Ray Brown (b), Gus Johnson (d).
New York, July 27, 1952.

A4-A5: Charlie Shavers (tp), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g),
Ray Brown (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d). New York, April 14, 1954.
B1: Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp), Ben Webster (ts),
Jimmy Rowles (p), Red Mitchell (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Hollywood, January 3, 1957.

B2: Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp), Ben Webster (ts),
Jimmy Rowles (p), Red Mitchell (b),
Larry Bunker (d). Hollywood, January 9, 1957.

B5: Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp), Benny Carter (as),
Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel (g),
John Simmons (b), Larry Bunker (d).
Hollywood, August 23, 1955.

SIDE A:

1 IF THE MOON TURNS GREEN
2 REMEMBER
3 YESTERDAYS
4 I CRIED FOR YOU
5 WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO
6 I CAN’T FACE THE MUSIC
7 HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY

SIDE B:

1 I WISHED ON THE MOON
2 GEE, BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU
3 THESE FOOLISH THINGS
4 LOVER, COME BACK TO ME
5 WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE