Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits [MCA]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
GRP's Greatest Hits is not designed for collectors or serious fans, as it will likely frustrate them. Casual fans, however, and the curious will be well served by this 19-track collection of highlights from Billie Holiday's Decca recordings, featuring such songs as "Easy Living," "Solitude," "God Bless the Child," "T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness if I Do," "Lover Man Oh Where Can You Be" and "Crazy He Calls Me." It's not an ideal collection, and it doesn't contain all of her great performances for Decca, but it's a nice sampler that makes for an effective introduction to this era.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
GRP's Greatest Hits is not designed for collectors or serious fans, as it will likely frustrate them. Casual fans, however, and the curious will be well served by this 19-track collection of highlights from Billie Holiday's Decca recordings, featuring such songs as "Easy Living," "Solitude," "God Bless the Child," "T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness if I Do," "Lover Man Oh Where Can You Be" and "Crazy He Calls Me." It's not an ideal collection, and it doesn't contain all of her great performances for Decca, but it's a nice sampler that makes for an effective introduction to this era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/1995
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105065320
  • Catalog Number: 653
  • Sales rank: 15,254

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist, Vocals
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Budd Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Specs Powell Drums
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Bob Haggart Bass, Trumpet
Horace Henderson Piano
Al Klink Alto Saxophone
Carl Kress Guitar
Bernie Leighton Piano
Johnny Mince Alto Saxophone
Joe Thomas Tenor Saxophone
George Wettling Drums
Bob Bain Guitar
George Duvivier Bass
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Denzil Best Drums
Larry Binyon Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Blowers Drums
Dave Bowman Piano
Mort Bullman Trombone
Russ Case Trumpet
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Lem Davis Alto Saxophone
Bob Dorsey Tenor Saxophone
George Dorsey Alto Saxophone
Nick Fatool Drums
Gordon Griffin Trumpet
Joe Guy Trumpet
Armand Karpoff Viola
Leo Kruczek Violin
Jack Lesberg Bass
Kelly Martin Drums
George Matthews Trombone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Alto Saxophone
Sol Moore Baritone Saxophone
Tony Mottola Guitar
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Rudy Powell Alto Saxophone
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Hank Ross Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Norris "Bunny" Shawker Drums
John Simmons Bass
Bill Stegmeyer Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bobby Tucker Piano
Dick Vance Trumpet
Dicky Wells Trombone
Shadow Wilson Drums
Milt Yaner Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Paul Ricci Tenor Saxophone
Kurt Reher Cello
Stanley Webb Baritone Saxophone
Sammy Benskin Piano
Tony Faso Trumpet
John Fulton Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Bernard Kaufman Tenor Saxophone
Charlie LaVere Piano
Maurice Perlmutter Viola
Joe Quadri Violin
Joe Springer Piano
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass
Morris Lefkowitz Violin
Daniel Perry Guitar
Rostelle Reese Trumpet
Armand Camgros Tenor Saxophone
Haig Stephens Bass
Jack Cressey Alto Saxophone
George Serloff Violin
Freddy Williams Tenor Saxophone
Art Drellinger Tenor Saxophone
David Friscina Violin
Dave Harris Tenor Saxophone
Charles Jaffe Violin
John Levy Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Percy Grainger Composer
Gordon Jenkins Arranger, Director
Bob Haggart Director
Tutti Camarata Arranger, Director
Ervin Drake Composer
Milt Gabler Producer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Steve Lasker Liner Notes
Andy McKaie Liner Notes
John Simmons Director
Bill Stegmeyer Director
Clarence Williams Composer
Buster Harding Director
Bud Katzel Director
Alba Acevedo Art Direction
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Dan Fisher Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
Doris Tauber Composer
William Tracey Composer
Robert Prince Composer
Bickley S. Reichmer Composer
Robert Graham Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    love her voice

    Billie Holiday had such a great voice and i love to hear her sing...she could be singing a soap commercial and i would love her voice...she truly was a great singer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Billie Holliday 'Greatest Hits'

    I love anything and everything Billie has ever done; wish I could have seen her just once!

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