Billie Holiday

Stay with Me (Gatefold Cover) (37074)

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Stay with Me (Gatefold Cover)

Billie Holiday

Jazz Images

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LPS 152704

37074

JAZZ

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LP 8,25 €

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

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

"Stay With Me" derives from a 1955 session that only produced the seven songs on the album, without any additional tunes or alternate takes. The original pianist scheduled for the date was Carl Drinkard, but he argued with the singer and with bassist Leonard Gaskin at the last minute, and was fired. Drummer Jo Jones was present at the date (although he didn’t play, as the drummer on all performances was Cozy Cole), and he urgently called Billy Taylor as a replacement. Recorded for Norman Granz, this date produced some of the best music Billie made during the later stage of her career.

PERSONNEL:

BILLIE HOLIDAY, vocals
CHARLIE SHAVERS, trumpet
TONY SCOTT, clarinet
BUDD JOHNSON, tenor sax
BILLY TAYLOR, piano
BILLY BAUER, guitar
LEONARD GASKIN, bass
COZY COLE, drums

New York, February 14, 1955.

Musical director: LEROY LOVETT

(*) BONUS TRACKS:
BILLIE HOLIDAY, vocals; OSCAR PETERSON, piano.
Los Angeles, May 1952.

SIDE A:

1 I WISHED ON THE MOON
2 AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’
3 EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME

SIDE B:

1 SAY IT ISN’T SO
2 I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM
3 ALWAYS
4 DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
5 LOVE FOR SALE (*)