Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah

Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah


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This album contains four recordings apiece from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan and two from Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. All of the performances are available elsewhere, and this CD is rather brief in playing time (just 36 minutes, less than half of its capacity). The music is generally excellent with Lady Day heard during 1935-1939, Fitzgerald's two songs being from a 1936 session with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra, and Lena Horne also being backed by Wilson in 1941. However, Sarah Vaughan takes honors, for she is heard in prime form in 1950 on "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "East of the Sun," "Goodnight My Love," and a classic version of "Ain't Misbehavin'"; her all-star backup group includes Miles Davis.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645763842
catalogNumber: 57638

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Scott   Clarinet
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Lena Horne   Vocals,Track Performer
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
John Kirby   Bass
Mundell Lowe   Piano
Claude Thornhill   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Benny Morton   Trombone
Frankie Newton   Trumpet
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Walter Page   Bass
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Jerry Blake   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bennie Green   Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet
J.C. Heard   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Teddy McRae   Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals,Track Performer
John Trueheart   Guitar
Earle Warren   Saxophone
Jack Washington   Saxophone
John Williams [double bass]   Bass
Bernard Anderson   Trumpet
Billy Taylor   Bass

Technical Credits

Mack Gordon   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
Mort Goode   Producer
George Treadwell   Contributor
Harry Revel   Composer
Ernie Burnett   Composer
George Norton   Composer
George A. Norton   Composer

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