Billie Holiday

Lady in Satin (29015)

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Lady in Satin

Billie Holiday

Matchball Records

8436569193228

LPS 156731

29015

JAZZ

1

LP 12,39 €

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Lady in Satin (Columbia CS-8048) marked Billie Holiday’s last big hit and her second to last album ever. It represents something close to her swan song. Although some live recordings made after that Columbia album exist, and she even made a second album with Ray Ellis for MGM, none of these documents were as enduring as Lady in Satin. In fact, Billie herself loved this album, on which she fully impregnates the music with her soul, even though the effects of a lifetime of drug abuse and alcoholism are apparent in her voice. Most jazz fans now consider Lady in Satin to be Holiday’s last great effort.

PERSONNEL:

  • BILLIE HOLIDAY, vocals, plus:
  • RAY ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA :
  • [A2], [A3 & [B5]: Mel Davis (tp), Urbie Green, Jack Green (tb),
  • Tom Mitchell (b- tb), Eddie Powell, Romeo Penque, Tom Parshley,
  • Phil Bodner (reeds), George Ockner, Milton Lomask, Emanuel “Manny”
  • Green, Harry Katzman, David Sarcer, Sam Rand, Leo Kruczek,
  • Harry Melnikoff, Harry Hoffman, David Newman (vln), Sid Brecher,
  • Richard Dickler (viola), David Soyer, Maurice Brown (cello),
  • Janet Putnam (harp), Bobby Rosengarden (xylophone), Mal Waldron (p),
  • Barry Galbraith (g), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d), unknown choir,
  • Ray Ellis (arr, cond). New York, February 18, 1958.
  • A1, A5, B2, B3: Same personnel except Eugene Bergen (vln)
  • replaces Lomask; Alan Shulman (cello) replaces Brown.
  • New York, February 19, 1958.
  • [A4], [A6], [B1], [B4] & [B6]: Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson (tb),
  • Tom Mitchell (b-tb), Eddie Powell, Romeo Penque, Tom Parshley,
  • Phil Bodner (reeds), George Ockner, Eugene Bergen, Max Cahn,
  • Harry Katzman, David Sarcer, Sam Rand, Leo Kruczek, Felix Giglio,
  • Harry Hoffman, David Newman (vln), Sid Brecher, Richard Dickler (viola),
  • David Soyer, Maurice Brown (cello), Janet Putnam (harp), Bradley
  • Spinney (xylophone), Mal Waldron (p), Barry Galbraith (g),
  • Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), unknown choir, Ray Ellis (arr, cond).
  • New York, February 20, 1958.

SIDE A:

  • 1. I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU
  • 2. FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE
  • 3. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
  • 4. I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL
  • 5. FOR ALL WE KNOW
  • 6. VIOLETS FOR YOUR FURS

SIDE B:

  • 1. YOU’VE CHANGED
  • 2. IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER
  • 3. BUT BEAUTIFUL
  • 4. GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY
  • 5. I’LL BE AROUND
  • 6. THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR