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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This three-LP box set is one of the more bizarre Billie Holiday reissues with virtually all of the discographical information given on its back cover being completely inaccurate. A hodgepodge collection of live performances along with a few presumably illegal studio cuts, the recordings jump all over the place, from broadcasts with Count Basie in 1937 to TV appearances, concert performances in the 1950s and the 1936 studio version of "I Can't Pretend"; the latter has dubbed in phony applause. The recording quality varies from decent to barely listenable.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This three-LP box set is one of the more bizarre Billie Holiday reissues with virtually all of the discographical information given on its back cover being completely inaccurate. A hodgepodge collection of live performances along with a few presumably illegal studio cuts, the recordings jump all over the place, from broadcasts with Count Basie in 1937 to TV appearances, concert performances in the 1950s and the 1936 studio version of "I Can't Pretend"; the latter has dubbed in phony applause. The recording quality varies from decent to barely listenable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: A Jazz Hour With
  • EAN: 8712177042883
  • Catalog Number: 73615
  • Sales rank: 232,434

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist, Vocals
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Bobby Hackett Trumpet
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
Horace Henderson Piano
Al Klink Alto Saxophone
Bernie Leighton Piano
Johnny Mince Alto Saxophone
Joe Thomas Tenor Saxophone
Bob Bain Guitar
George Duvivier Bass
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Joe Benjamin Bass
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Denzil Best Drums
Wallace Bishop Drums
Mort Bullman Trumpet
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Henderson Chambers Trombone, Trumpet
Pete Clark Alto Saxophone
Shad Collins Trumpet
Sid Cooper Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Bob Dorsey Tenor Saxophone
George Dorsey Alto Saxophone
Nick Fatool Drums
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Joe Guy Trumpet
Leo Kruczek Strings
Billy Kyle Piano
Jack Lesberg Bass
George Matthews Trombone
Dave McRae Baritone Saxophone
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
Norris "Bunny" Shawker Drums
John Simmons Bass
Bill Stegmeyer Alto Saxophone
Bobby Tucker Piano
Dick Vance Trumpet
Shadow Wilson Drums
Milt Yaner Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Stanley Webb Baritone Saxophone
Sammy Benskin Piano
Tony Faso Trumpet
John Fulton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Springer Piano
George Stevenson Trombone
Rostelle Reese Trumpet
Armand Camgros Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Williams Trumpet
Art Drellinger Tenor Saxophone
Charles Jaffe Strings
Pat Nicazza Tenor Saxophone
Armand Kaproff Strings
Bernie Kaufman Tenor Saxophone
Lou Butterman Bass
Billy Stegmeyer Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Charles La Vere Piano
Dan Perry Guitar
Dickie Wells Trombone
Dent Eckesl Flute, Saxophone
George Wernoff Strings
Frank Siegfield Strings
Fred Williams Tenor Saxophone
Morris Leftko Leftkowitz Strings
John Levy Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Billie Holiday Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Grainger Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
William Hogeland Liner Notes
Pinkard Composer
Reichner Composer
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