Billie Holiday

Songs for Distingue Lovers (24750)

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Songs for Distingue Lovers

Billie Holiday

Jazz Images CS

8436569194355

JIM 157000

24750

JAZZ

1

CD 8,26 €

• THE JEAN-PIERRE LELOIR COLLECTION

• 3-PANEL DIGIPACK

• 4 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

"Songs for Distingué Lovers" was one of the numerous albums Billie Holiday recorded in the 1950s, during her contract with jazz producer Norman Granz. The jazz impresario surrounded the singer with important instrumentalists, such as Ben Webster and Harry “Sweets” Edison, who had both worked with the singer during the 1930s and 1940s – Edison as a member of the Count Basie Orchestra during Holiday’s brief stint as the band’s female vocalist, and Webster from the recordings under her own name for Vocalion Records and Okeh Records. Granz also provided her with a repertoire including some of the best pieces from the Great American Songbook. The complete LP Body and Soul (Verve V6-8197) and a wonderful reading of “I Wished on the Moon”, all taken from the same sessions, have been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • BILLIE HOLIDAY, vocals
  • BEN WEBSTER, tenor sax
  • HARRY “SWEETS” EDISON, trumpet
  • JIMMY ROWLES, piano
  • BARNEY KESSEL, guitar
  • RED MITCHELL, bass
  • ALVIN STOLLER or LARRY BUNKER, drums

All tracks recorded in Hollywood, California, January 1957.

(*) Bonus album (7-14): BODY AND SOUL. Same personnel & date.

(**) Bonus track: From the same sessions.

TRACKS:

  • 01 DAY IN, DAY OUT
  • 02 A FOGGY DAY
  • 03 STARS FELL ON ALABAMA
  • 04 ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD)
  • 05 JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
  • 06 I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS
  • 07 BODY AND SOUL (*)
  • 08 THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME (*)
  • 09 DARN THAT DREAM (*)
  • 10 LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF (*)
  • 11 COMES LOVE (*)
  • 12 GEE, BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU (*)
  • 13 EMBRACEABLE YOU (*)
  • 14 MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT (*)
  • 15 I WISHED ON THE MOON (**)
  • TOTAL TIME: 78:15 Min: