For Lovers: Billie Holiday/Nina Simone/Sarah Vaughan

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
With three albums in one, For Lovers: Billie Holiday/Nina Simone/Sarah Vaughan presents an attractive package, especially in comparison to having to buy the individual Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Sarah Vaughan editions. The songs for each singer were chosen to highlight each one's more romantic side (there's no "Strange Fruit" or "Mississippi Goddamn" here), so there's a lot of sentimentality and violin playing, but as long as the recording quality is good (which it is), it's hard to go terribly wrong with three such great artists. Yes, there are better records and compilations of each singer available, but the For Lovers triptych still does each one justice, and it's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
With three albums in one, For Lovers: Billie Holiday/Nina Simone/Sarah Vaughan presents an attractive package, especially in comparison to having to buy the individual Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Sarah Vaughan editions. The songs for each singer were chosen to highlight each one's more romantic side (there's no "Strange Fruit" or "Mississippi Goddamn" here), so there's a lot of sentimentality and violin playing, but as long as the recording quality is good (which it is), it's hard to go terribly wrong with three such great artists. Yes, there are better records and compilations of each singer available, but the For Lovers triptych still does each one justice, and it's nice to hear the three together, in order to better appreciate the gifts of each (Holiday's "I Wished on the Moon," Simone's "Wild Is the Wind," and Vaughan's "Embraceable You," just to name a few).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498862988
  • Catalog Number: 000556602

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moonlight in Vermont (3:48)
  2. 2 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (6:00)
  3. 3 Embraceable You (6:46)
  4. 4 I Wished on the Moon (3:26)
  5. 5 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You? (5:35)
  6. 6 Speak Low (4:26)
  7. 7 April in Paris (3:02)
  8. 8 Body and Soul (6:19)
  9. 9 They Can't Take That Away from Me (4:09)
  10. 10 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) (5:39)
  11. 11 Stars Fell on Alabama (4:29)
  12. 12 We'll Be Together Again (4:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Loves You, Porgy (2:32)
  2. 2 Wild Is the Wind (6:59)
  3. 3 What More Can I Say (2:51)
  4. 4 The Last Rose of Summer (3:07)
  5. 5 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (2:47)
  6. 6 Fodder on My Wings (6:03)
  7. 7 Little Girl Blue (2:34)
  8. 8 If I Should Lose You (3:58)
  9. 9 I Love My Baby (4:03)
  10. 10 If You Knew/Let It Be Me (7:18)
  11. 11 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair (3:24)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I've Got a Crush on You - Sarah Vaughan (4:03)
  2. 2 It's Magic - Sarah Vaughan (3:11)
  3. 3 I'll Close My Eyes - Sarah Vaughan (3:37)
  4. 4 Embraceable You - Sarah Vaughan (4:50)
  5. 5 My One and Only Love - Sarah Vaughan (2:48)
  6. 6 All the Things You Are - Sarah Vaughan (3:09)
  7. 7 I'm in the Mood for Love - Sarah Vaughan (3:42)
  8. 8 I'm Glad There Is You - Sarah Vaughan (5:10)
  9. 9 Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) - Sarah Vaughan (3:22)
  10. 10 That's All - Sarah Vaughan (3:30)
  11. 11 Make Someone Happy - Sarah Vaughan (3:34)
  12. 12 Words Can't Describe - Sarah Vaughan (4:33)
  13. 13 Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe - Sarah Vaughan (3:50)
  14. 14 Dreamville - Sarah Vaughan (3:51)
  15. 15 Polka Dots and Moonbeams - Sarah Vaughan (2:34)
  16. 16 My Romance - Sarah Vaughan (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist, Vocals
Nina Simone Piano, Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Richard Davis Bass
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Quincy Jones Conductor
Barney Kessel Guitar
Herbie Mann Flute
Pierre Michelot Bass
Red Mitchell Bass
Jerome Richardson Flute
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Bud Shank Alto Saxophone
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Ronnell Bright Piano
Richard Hayman Conductor
Hal Mooney Conductor
Arthur Adams Bass
Wayne Andre Trombone
Joe Benjamin Bass
William Boucaya Saxophone
Billy Byers Trombone
Larry Bunker Drums
Clark Terry Trumpet
Kenny Clarke Drums
Pierre Cullaz Guitar
Ernie Wilkins Conductor
Paul Faulise Trombone
Frank Foster Conductor
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Benny Golson Reeds
Roy Haynes Drums
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet
Dick Hixson Bass Trombone
Jo Hrasko Saxophone
Marcel Hrasko Saxophone
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Jimmy Jones Piano
Hugo Peretti Conductor
John Malachi Piano
Joe Mondragon Bass
Jose Mangual Percussion
Cornell McFadden Drums
Horace Ott Conductor
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Vaughan Vocals
Alvin Stoller Drums
Maurice Vander Piano
Kai Winding Trombone
Phil Woods Reeds
Michael A. Hauser Vibes
Rudy Stevenson Guitar
Robert Rodriguez Bass
Joe Newman Quartet Trumpet
Lisle Atkinson Bass
Juan Cadavieco Percussion
Raphael Sierra Percussion
Bobby Hamilton Drums
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
Frankie Laine Composer
Nina Simone Arranger, Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger
Gene Lees Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Don Redman Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Hal Mooney Arranger
Vernon Duke Composer
Ogden Nash Composer
Dorothy Parker Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Alan Brandt Composer
Billy Byers Arranger
Sammy Cahn Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Manny Curtis Composer
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Dorothy Fields Composer
Frank Foster Arranger
Ira Gershwin Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Buddy Kaye Composer
Peter Keepnews Notes Editing
Jay Livingston Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Horace Ott Arranger, Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Billy Reid Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Richard Seidel Producer
Jule Styne Composer
Allan Tucker Mastering
James Van Heusen Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Al Young Liner Notes
Carl Fischer Composer
Quincy Jones & His Orchestra Contributor
Herman Leonard Inlay Photography
Suha Gur Mastering
Hal Mooney Orchestra Contributor
Jan Persson Inlay Photography
Hollis King Art Direction
DuBose Heyward Composer
Robert Sour Composer
Robert Mellin Composer
John Blackburn Composer
Bob Haymes Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
Frank Perkins Composer
Karl Suessdorf Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Paul Madeira Composer
Andy Stroud Composer
Jeff Willens Mastering
Gloria Caldwell Composer
Traditional Composer
Hugo Perretti & His Orchestra Contributor
Ken Druker Executive Producer
Richard Hayman & His Symphony Orchestra Contributor
Amélie Hazard Illustrations
Wade Jr. Brown Composer
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