Lady Sings the Blues: The Billie Holiday Story, Vol. 4

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Taken from a couple of sessions taped during 1955-1956, Lady Sings the Blues, Vol. 4 finds Holiday in top form and backed by the sympathetic likes of tenor saxophonists Budd Johnson and Paul Quinichette, trumpeter Charlie Shavers, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarist Billy Bauer. 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 a 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 ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Taken from a couple of sessions taped during 1955-1956, Lady Sings the Blues, Vol. 4 finds Holiday in top form and backed by the sympathetic likes of tenor saxophonists Budd Johnson and Paul Quinichette, trumpeter Charlie Shavers, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarist Billy Bauer. 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 a 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: 3/21/1995
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452142924
  • Catalog Number: 521429

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist, Vocals
Tony Scott Clarinet, Piano
Billy Bauer Guitar
Budd Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Kelly Piano
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Aaron Bell Bass
Cozy Cole Drums
Leonard Gaskin Bass
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Lenny McBrowne Drums
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Billy Taylor Piano
Technical Credits
Tony Scott Director, Producer
Charlie Shavers Contributor
Matt Dennis Composer
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Trummy Young Composer
Billie Holiday Composer
Norman Granz Executive Producer
Ervin Drake Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Michael Lang Compilation Supervisor
Leroy Lovett Director
Johnny Mercer Composer
Phil Schaap Compilation Research
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
John Chilton Liner Notes
Ben Young Compilation Research
Tom Adair Composer
Dan Fisher Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
Irene Kitchings Composer
Lewis Allan Composer
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