Lady Sings the Blues: The Billie Holiday Story, Vol. 4

Lady Sings the Blues: The Billie Holiday Story, Vol. 4

by Billie Holiday


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Taken from a couple of sessions taped during 1955-1956, Lady Sings the Blues, Vol. 4 finds Holiday in top form and backed by the sympathetic likes of tenor saxophonists Budd Johnson and Paul Quinichette, trumpeter Charlie Shavers, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarist Billy Bauer. And while these autumnal sides bear some of the frayed vocal moments often heard on Holiday's '50s Verve sides, the majority here still ranks with her best material. This is especially true of the cuts from a June 1956 date, which produced unparalleled versions of "No Good Man," "Some Other Spring," and "Lady Sings the Blues." See why many fans prefer the "worn out" Holiday heard here to the more chipper singer featured on those classic Columbia records from the '30s.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042283377042
catalogNumber: 833770

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Holiday   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tony Scott   Clarinet,Piano
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Aaron Bell   Bass
Cozy Cole   Drums
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Lenny McBrowne   Drums
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Taylor   Piano

Technical Credits

Tony Scott   Director,Producer
Charlie Shavers   Contributor
Matt Dennis   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Norman Granz   Executive Producer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Michael Lang   Compilation Supervisor
Leroy Lovett   Director
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Phil Schaap   Compilation Research
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
John Chilton   Liner Notes
Ben Young   Compilation Research
Tom Adair   Composer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Irene Kitchings   Composer
Lewis Allan   Composer

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