Blue Billie [Saga]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Billie Holiday is known best for the depth of feeling in her singing, especially as it relates to melancholy and despair. The Saga compilation Blue Billie isolates the best of her '30s and '40s songs in that vein, and as such includes several of the landmark performances of her career: "Strange Fruit," "Billie's Blues," "My Man," "Fine and Mellow." As only one glimpse of the complete picture of Billie Holiday's talent, Blue Billie isn't a good stand-alone collection, but when paired with Saga's companion volume, Happy Billie, it forms a much better look at one of the best singers in American history.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Billie Holiday is known best for the depth of feeling in her singing, especially as it relates to melancholy and despair. The Saga compilation Blue Billie isolates the best of her '30s and '40s songs in that vein, and as such includes several of the landmark performances of her career: "Strange Fruit," "Billie's Blues," "My Man," "Fine and Mellow." As only one glimpse of the complete picture of Billie Holiday's talent, Blue Billie isn't a good stand-alone collection, but when paired with Saga's companion volume, Happy Billie, it forms a much better look at one of the best singers in American history.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2008
  • Label: Saga Jazz France
  • UPC: 602498106341
  • Catalog Number: 9810634

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big City Blues (Saddest Tale) - Duke Ellington (2:29)
  2. 2 Summertime (2:55)
  3. 3 Billie's Blues (2:40)
  4. 4 I Must Have That Man (2:59)
  5. 5 Moanin' Low (3:05)
  6. 6 They Can't Take That Away from Me (3:04)
  7. 7 Mean to Me (3:09)
  8. 8 I'll Never Be the Same (3:06)
  9. 9 My Man (3:05)
  10. 10 Long Gone Blues (3:07)
  11. 11 Strange Fruit (3:14)
  12. 12 Yesterdays (3:28)
  13. 13 Fine and Mellow (3:18)
  14. 14 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (2:54)
  15. 15 Some Other Spring (3:04)
  16. 16 The Man I Love (3:07)
  17. 17 St. Louis Blues (2:55)
  18. 18 Georgia on My Mind (3:20)
  19. 19 Solitude (3:18)
  20. 20 I Cover the Waterfront (2:58)
  21. 21 Gloomy Sunday (3:13)
  22. 22 Trav'lin' Light - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:17)
  23. 23 Don't Explain (3:24)
  24. 24 God Bless the Child (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist, Vocals
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Bill Coleman Trumpet
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Freddie Green Guitar
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Eddie Heywood Piano
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Jo Jones Drums
John Kirby Bass
Artie Shaw Clarinet
Tab Smith Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Lester Young Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield Alto Saxophone
Joe Bushkin Piano
Cozy Cole Drums
Bob Haggart Bass
Benny Morton Trombone
Vido Musso Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Frankie Newton Trumpet
Babe Russin Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sullivan Piano
Grachan Moncur III Bass
Willie Rodriguez Drums
Buddy Weed Piano
Alvy West Reeds
Bob Bain Guitar
Ken Kersey Piano
Trummy Young Trombone
Wellman Braud Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Walter Page Bass
Bernard Addison Guitar
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Benny Carter Clarinet
Artie Bernstein Bass
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Barney Bigard Clarinet
Lester Boone Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney Baritone Saxophone
Paul Chapman Guitar
Kenny Clarke Drums
Shad Collins Trumpet
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Duke Ellington Piano
Nick Fatool Drums
Fred Guy Guitar
Joe Guy Trumpet
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet
J.C. Heard Drums
Freddy Jenkins Trumpet
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Carmen Mastren Guitar
Murray McEachern Trombone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Hot Lips Page Trumpet
Yank Porter Drums
Allan Reuss Guitar
Hymie Schertzer Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Alphonse Steele Drums
Bill Stegmeyer Reeds
Ted Sturgis Bass
Juan Tizol Valve Trombone
Eddie Tompkins Trumpet
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Arthur Whetsol Trumpet
Sonny White Piano
Kenneth Hollon Tenor Saxophone
Dick McDonough Guitar
Larry Neill Trumpet
Stanley Webb Reeds
Sammy Benskin Piano
Dan d'Andrea Reeds
Leslie Johnakins Alto Saxophone
Charlie LaVere Piano
Monty Kelly Trumpet
Skip Layton Trombone
Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Piano
Pete Peterson Bass
Armand Camgros Reeds
Jimmy McLin Guitar
Ernie Powell Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Shapiro Bass
Stanley Payne Tenor Saxophone
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone
Lennie Hartman Reeds
John "Buddy" Williams Bass
John Collins Guitar
Don Waddilove Trumpet
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas Alto Saxophone
Lawrence D. Brown Trombone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Eddie Heywood Arranger
Paul Whiteman Director
Bob Haggart Arranger
Irving Mills Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Benny Carter Arranger
Billie Holiday Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Duke Ellington Arranger, Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
T. Smith Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Albert Willemetz Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Matty Malneck Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Daniel Nevers Liner Notes
Ted Koehler Composer
Jacques Charles Composer
Channing Pollack Composer
Maurice Yvain Composer
Rezsö Seress Composer
James Oliver Young Composer
James Mundy Composer
Laure Wright Adaptation
Lewis Allan Composer
László Jávor Composer
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