Control Booth Series, Vol. 1: 1940-1941

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Strictly for completists, this Storyville CD has 25 performances but just ten separate songs; 15 are alternate takes. Slightly more complete than an Affinity box set that covered the 1940 selections, this release surprisingly leaves out one version of "Loveless Love." The music, particularly the originally released versions, is excellent; Lady Day is in fine form, and there are some solos from trumpeter Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter on clarinet, tenorman Georgie Auld, pianist Teddy Wilson and on the final session tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Among the tunes are "I Hear Music," "St. Louis Blues," "Let's Do It" and "Romance in the Dark." Most collectors would be satisfied ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Strictly for completists, this Storyville CD has 25 performances but just ten separate songs; 15 are alternate takes. Slightly more complete than an Affinity box set that covered the 1940 selections, this release surprisingly leaves out one version of "Loveless Love." The music, particularly the originally released versions, is excellent; Lady Day is in fine form, and there are some solos from trumpeter Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter on clarinet, tenorman Georgie Auld, pianist Teddy Wilson and on the final session tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Among the tunes are "I Hear Music," "St. Louis Blues," "Let's Do It" and "Romance in the Dark." Most collectors would be satisfied with just having the regular versions, but one can appreciate slight differences in each rendition, particularly from the soloists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2000
  • Label: Jazz Unlimited
  • UPC: 717101201426
  • Catalog Number: 2014

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm All for You (3:28)
  2. 2 I'm All for You (3:09)
  3. 3 I Hear Music (2:42)
  4. 4 I Hear Music (2:42)
  5. 5 It's the Same Old Story (3:19)
  6. 6 It's the Same Old Story (3:09)
  7. 7 It's the Same Old Story (3:12)
  8. 8 It's the Same Old Story (3:10)
  9. 9 Practice Makes Perfect (2:44)
  10. 10 Practice Makes Perfect (2:43)
  11. 11 Practice Makes Perfect (2:35)
  12. 12 St. Louis Blues - Benny Carter (2:58)
  13. 13 St. Louis Blues - Benny Carter (2:53)
  14. 14 Loveless Love - Benny Carter (3:18)
  15. 15 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) - Eddie Heywood (2:58)
  16. 16 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) - Eddie Heywood (1:11)
  17. 17 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) - Eddie Heywood (2:58)
  18. 18 Georgia on My Mind - Eddie Heywood (3:01)
  19. 19 Georgia on My Mind - Eddie Heywood (3:19)
  20. 20 Georgia on My Mind - Eddie Heywood (3:09)
  21. 21 Romance in the Dark - Eddie Heywood (2:28)
  22. 22 Romance in the Dark - Eddie Heywood (2:20)
  23. 23 Romance in the Dark - Eddie Heywood (2:18)
  24. 24 Romance in the Dark - Eddie Heywood (2:16)
  25. 25 All of Me - Eddie Heywood (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist
Bill Coleman Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Eddie Heywood Piano
Teddy Wilson Piano
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield Alto Saxophone
Benny Morton Trombone, Tuba
Don Redman Alto Saxophone
Georgie Auld Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Benny Carter Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Clarke Drums
John Collins Guitar
Shad Collins Trumpet
Al Hall String Bass
Jimmy Hamilton Tenor Saxophone
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Wilson Myers Baritone Saxophone, String Bass
Yank Porter Drums
Ted Sturgis Baritone Saxophone, String Bass
Sonny White Piano
Leslie Johnakins Alto Saxophone
Al Hall Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
John Hammond Sr. Producer
Ernest Gold Composer
Carl A. Hällström Reissue Producer
Don Roberts Composer
Jan Evensmo Liner Notes
Don "Red" Roberts Composer
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