Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues Import LP

Billie Holiday

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Beautiful, Smoky, Slow-Burning Piece Of Jazz Vocal History On Vinyl LP!
Limited To 500 Copies!

Wax Love present a reissue of Billie Holiday's Lady Sings The Blues, originally released in 1956. Though her late career was marred by addiction and personal issues, and her chipper voice had grown raspy and hardened by the years and the pain, Lady Sings The Blues has come to be regarded as one of the finest albums of her career, despite a lack of critical enthusiasm at the time. Originally released in 1956, concurrently with her autobiography, Holiday was joined for these sessions by tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette, trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Harry Edison, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel. A beautiful, smoky, and slow-burning piece of jazz vocal history. Essential.

"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 the 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." - AllMusic

• Vinyl LP
• Limited to 500 copies
• Import

Tracks 1-8 (June 6 & 7, 1956):
Billie Holiday, vocals
Paul Quinichette, tenor saxophone
Charlie Shavers, trumpet
Tony Scott, clarinet
Wynton Kelly, piano
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Lenny McBrowne, drums
Aaron Bell, bass
Tracks 9-12 (September 3, 1954):
Billie Holiday, vocals
Willie Smith, alto saxophone
Harry Edison, trumpet
Bobby Tucker, piano
Barney Kessel, guitar
Chico Hamilton, drums
Red Callender, bass

Side A:

1. Lady Sings The Blues
2. Trav'lin' Light
3. I Must Have That Man!
4. Some Other Spring
5. Strange Fruit
6. No Good Man
Side B:
1. God Bless The Child
2. Good Morning Heartache
3. Love Me Or Leave Me
4. Too Marvelous For Words
5. Willow Weep For Me
6. I Thought About You

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