Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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by Audra McDonald
     
 

A play with music by Lanie Robertson, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, directed by Lonny Price, first opened on Broadway in the spring of 2014 with Audra McDonald starring as the heartworn Billie Holiday singing and telling stories about her lifeSee more details below

Overview

A play with music by Lanie Robertson, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, directed by Lonny Price, first opened on Broadway in the spring of 2014 with Audra McDonald starring as the heartworn Billie Holiday singing and telling stories about her life accompanied by her piano player Jimmy Powers (portrayed by Shelton Becton) at a rundown club in Philadelphia in 1959, less than four months before her death. McDonald's inspired take on Holiday's singing in what is essentially a one-woman show is on full display here in this two-disc official cast recording.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/2014
Label:
P.S. Classics
UPC:
0803607142322
catalogNumber:
1423
Rank:
15434

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Introduction
  2. I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
  3. When A Woman Loves A Man
  4. I'm even glad to be back in Philly...
  5. I want to introduce my accompanist...
  6. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
  7. We got this contract...
  8. Crazy He Calls Me
  9. They used to be hangin' from the rafters
  10. Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer)
  11. That was in the early thirties...
  12. Baby Doll
  13. I better watch myself here...
  14. God Bless The Child
  15. That was for my mama...

Disc 2

  1. Nobody but me ever liked Sonny...
  2. Foolin' Myself / Somebody's On My Mind
  3. Easy Living
  4. I was singin' with Artie's band...
  5. Strange Fruit
  6. It's bad again, Jimmy...
  7. Blues Break
  8. Now I'll take a little break right here...
  9. T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
  10. I want you all to meet Pepi...
  11. I was doin' the bad drugs heavy...
  12. Don't Explain / What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Reprise)
  13. Deep Song

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Audra McDonald   Primary Artist,Vocals,Actor
Shelton Becton   Piano,Conductor,Vocals,Actor
Clayton Craddock   Drums
George Farmer   Bass

Technical Credits

Bessie Smith   Original Material
Gordon Jenkins   Original Material
Buddy Johnson   Original Material
Billie Holiday   Original Material
Philip Chaffin   Executive Producer
Porter Grainger   Original Material
Arthur Herzog   Original Material
Tommy Krasker   Producer
Jack Lawrence   Original Material
Johnny Mercer   Original Material
Ralph Rainger   Original Material
Leo Robin   Original Material
Bob Russell   Original Material
Carl Sigman   Original Material
Bernie Hanighen   Original Material
Wesley Wilson   Original Material
Tim Weil   Arranger,Orchestration,Original Material
Patrick Pacheco   Liner Notes
Harry Woods   Original Material
Everett Robbins   Original Material
Peter Tinturin   Original Material
George Cory   Original Material
Bart Migal   Producer,Engineer
Derek Bishop   Art Direction
Lonny Price   Stage Direction
Allan Lewis   Original Material
Douglas Cross   Original Material
Warwick Saint   Cover Photo
Romy Draxler   Editorial Coordinator
Lanie Robertson   Composer

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