Billie's Blues [Blue Note]

Billie's Blues [Blue Note]

by Billie Holiday


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Most of this excellent CD features one of Billie Holiday's finest concert recordings of the 1950s. Recorded in Europe before an admiring audience, this enjoyable set finds Lady Day performing seven of her standards with her trio and joining in for jam session versions of "Billie's Blues" and "Lover Come Back to Me" with an all-star group starring clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, vibraphonist Red Norvo and guitarist Jimmy Raney. These performances (which find Holiday in stronger voice than on her studio recordings of the period) have also been included in Verve's massive CD box set. This program concludes with Holiday's four rare sides for Aladdin in 1951 (between her Decca and Verve periods) which are highlighted by two blues and "Detour Ahead," and her 1942 studio recording of "Trav'lin' Light" with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643208048
catalogNumber: 32080

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Holiday   Primary Artist,Vocals
Beryl Booker   Piano,Soloist
Sonny Clark   Piano,Soloist
Buddy DeFranco   Clarinet
Tiny Grimes   Guitar
Red Mitchell   Bass
Red Norvo   Vibes
Jimmy Raney   Guitar
Willie Rodriguez   Drums
Buddy Weed   Piano
Alvy West   Reeds
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Elaine Leighton   Drums
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Artie Shapiro   Bass
Bobby Tucker   Piano
Carl Drinkard   Piano
Larry Neill   Trumpet
Mike Pingatore   Guitar
Monty Kelly   Trumpet
Skip Layton   Trombone
Lennie Hartman   Reeds
Don Waddilove   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Herb Ellis   Composer
Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Fats Waller   Composer
Paul Whiteman   Musical Director
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger,Composer
Abe Lyman   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Mark Gardner   Liner Notes
Johnny Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Frank Haywood   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Albert Willemetz   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
M. Tucker   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Lou Carter   Composer
Jacques Charles   Composer
Channing Pollack   Composer
Maurice Yvain   Composer
John Freigo   Composer
Alan Darnell   Composer

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