2 LPs ON 1 CD
SELECTED AS ONE OF THE 100 MOST IMPORTANT JAZZ RECORDINGS BY BEN RATIFF, NEW YORK TIMES, 2002
4 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE
This release contains two complete albums by Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingué Lovers (Verve V6-8257), which only included six long tunes, and Body and Soul (Verve V6-8197), as well as an additional song from the same sessions. Both albums present memorable 1957 Billie Holiday recordings backed by a small group featuring Ben Webster, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Jimmy Rowles and Barney Kessel.
Includes 12-page booklet
BILLIE HOLIDAY (voc)
BEN WEBSTER (ts)
HARRY “SWEETS” EDISON (tp)
JIMMY ROWLES (p)
BARNEY KESSEL (g)
RED MITCHELL (b)
ALVIN STOLLER (d) (on 1-7, 9, 11 & 14-15)
LARRY BUNKER (d) (on 8, 10 & 12-13)
All tracks recorded in Hollywood, California, in January 1957.
(1-6) Originally issued as Songs for Distingué Lovers (Verve V6-8257).
(7-14) Originally issued as Body and Soul (Verve V6-8197)
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: 77:44.