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Lady Sings the Blues

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Taken from a pair of sessions taped during 1955-1956, Lady Sings the Blues finds Holiday in top form and backed by the sympathetic likes of tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette, trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Harry Edison, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel. And while these autumnal sides bear some of the frayed vocal moments often heard on Holiday's '50s Verve sides, the majority here still ranks with her best material. This is especially true of the cuts from the June 1956 date, which produced unparalleled versions of "No Good Man," "Some Other Spring," and "Lady Sings the Blues." See why many fans prefer the "worn out" Holiday heard here ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Taken from a pair of sessions taped during 1955-1956, Lady Sings the Blues finds Holiday in top form and backed by the sympathetic likes of tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette, trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Harry Edison, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel. And while these autumnal sides bear some of the frayed vocal moments often heard on Holiday's '50s Verve sides, the majority here still ranks with her best material. This is especially true of the cuts from the June 1956 date, which produced unparalleled versions of "No Good Man," "Some Other Spring," and "Lady Sings the Blues." See why many fans prefer the "worn out" Holiday heard here to the more chipper singer featured on those classic Columbia records from the '30s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2007
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517396883
  • Catalog Number: 000940102
  • Sales rank: 10,522

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist, Vocals
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Chico Hamilton Drums
Wynton Kelly Piano
Barney Kessel Guitar
Willie Smith Alto Saxophone
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Aaron Bell Bass, Bass Guitar
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Red Callender Bass, Bass Guitar
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Willie "The Lion" Smith Alto Saxophone
Bobby Tucker Piano
Leonard Brown Drums
Anthony Sciacca Clarinet
Leonard Browne Drums
Technical Credits
Herbie Nichols Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
James Oliver Composer
Billie Holiday Composer
Norman Granz Session Supervisor
Walter Donaldson Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Weinger Reissue Producer
Herman Leonard Cover Photo
Isabelle Wong Reissue Design
Ann Ronell Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Dan Fisher Composer
Sammy Gallop Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
James Mundy Composer
Lewis Allan Composer
Cameron Mizell Reissue Production Coordination
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