Billie Holiday - Lady Day - 180g Vinyl LP

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This collection of classic jazz interpretations by Billie Holiday features all-star accompaniments from various sessions from 1935 to 1937. Tracks 5 & 6 on side A and tracks 4 & 5 on side B were taken from Billie's first and fifth sessions under her own name.

"When planning this album, I had a hellish time trying to choose what I thought were the absolute cream of Billie Holiday. In the course of this wrestling, it struck me that not only were Billie's vocals incredibly perfect, but that I could not remember a single instance of anyone playing a bad solo or even a bad phrase among the hundred or more performances I had to choose from in the golden period of her work. Checking over records (which was almost unnecessary, because I could still remember them almost note for note) was a rather beautiful and somewhat shattering experience. Jazz, a product of so many things - musical evolution, the social scene of a particular time, the economic atmosphere of the moment, what somebody had for breakfast that day - and none of those things will ever come together again as they did when these records were made." - Excerpt from George Avakian's liner notes

• 180g Vinyl Analogue
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Mono
• Limited Edition

Billie Holiday, vocals
Tracks A/1-3 - July 2, 1935:
Roy Eldridge, trumpet
Benny Goodman, clarinet
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Teddy Wilson, piano
John Truehart, guitar
John Kirby, bass
Cozy Cole, drums
Track A/4 - October 25, 1935:
Replacing Goodman, Webster & Truehart:
Benny Morton, trombone
Chu Berry, tenor saxophone
Dave Barbour, guitar
Tracks A/5-6 - July 10, 1936:
Bunny Berigan, trumpet
Art Shaw, clarinet
Joe Bushkin, piano
Dick McDonough, guitar
Pete Peterson, bass
Cozy Cole, drums
Track B/1 - January 25, 1937:
Teddy Wilson, piano
Buck Clayton, trumpet
Benny Goodman, clarinet
Lester Young, tenor saxophone
Freddie Green, guitar
Walter Page, bass
Jo Jones, drums
Tracks B/2-3 - June 1, 1937:
Buster Bailey, clarinet (replaces Goodman)
Tracks B/4-5 - June 15, 1937:
Replacing Wilson & Goodman:
Jimmy Sherman, piano
Ed Hall, clarinet
Track B/6 - June 30, 1936:
Teddy Wilson, piano
Jonah Jones, trumpet
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone
Harry Carney, baritone saxophone
Lawrence Lucie, guitar
John Kirby, bass
Cozy Cole, drums

Side A:
1. Miss Brown To You
2. I Wished On the Moon
3. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
4. If You Were Mine
5. Summertime
6. Billie's Blues
Side B:
1. I Must Have That Man!
2. Foolin' Myself
3. Easy Living
4. Me, Myself and I
5. A Sailboat In the Moonlight
6. I Cried For You


SKU 5060149621271
Barcode # 5060149621271
Brand Columbia / Pure Pleasure Records

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