Love Songs [Columbia Portrait Cover]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Billie Holiday sang plenty of love songs throughout her career, yet it still seems a little odd to have a Holiday collection entitled Love Songs, mainly because her love songs were never quite so simple. And that's part of the problem here -- Holiday's art may be too rich for audiences who just want a collection of love songs like this. It's better to hear her in the context of her original sessions, but this remains a pretty good sampler of love songs from her Columbia recordings. If you want just a taste of her work, or are looking for a sultry, romantic album from Holiday, this isn't a bad bet -- just be forewarned that this...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Billie Holiday sang plenty of love songs throughout her career, yet it still seems a little odd to have a Holiday collection entitled Love Songs, mainly because her love songs were never quite so simple. And that's part of the problem here -- Holiday's art may be too rich for audiences who just want a collection of love songs like this. It's better to hear her in the context of her original sessions, but this remains a pretty good sampler of love songs from her Columbia recordings. If you want just a taste of her work, or are looking for a sultry, romantic album from Holiday, this isn't a bad bet -- just be forewarned that this is designed with casual fans in mind.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/1996
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074646485323
  • Catalog Number: 64853
  • Sales rank: 17,670

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Leader, Vocals
Chuck Berry Tenor Saxophone
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Count Basie Piano, Leader
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Al Casey Guitar
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Eddie Heywood Piano
Jo Jones Drums
Jonah Jones Trumpet
John Kirby Bass
Gene Krupa Drums
Tab Smith Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Claude Thornhill Piano
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson Piano
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Lester Young Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Barbour Guitar
Eddie Barefield Alto Saxophone
Cozy Cole Drums
Edmond Hall Clarinet
Benny Morton Trombone
Vido Musso Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
Edgar Sampson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Joe Sullivan Piano
Ken Kersey Piano
Walter Page Bass
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Kenny Clarke Drums
John Collins Guitar
Shad Collins Trumpet
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Herschel Evans Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet
J.C. Heard Drums
Milt Hinton Bass
George Hunt Trombone
Edward Lewis Trumpet
Dan Minor Trombone
Irving "Mouse" Randolph Trumpet
Allan Reuss Guitar
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Ted Sturgis Bass
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
John Williams [double bass] Bass
Kenneth Hollon Tenor Saxophone
Leslie Johnakins Alto Saxophone
Prince Robinson Clarinet
Jimmy Sherman Piano
Jimmy McLin Guitar
Stanley Payne Tenor Saxophone
Ed Lewis Trumpet
Bob Moore Trumpet
Margaret Johnson Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Steven Berkowitz Producer, Reissue Producer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Delfeayo Marsalis Liner Notes
Mark Wilder Producer, Reissue Producer, Remastering
Albert Willemetz Composer
Josephine DiDonato Art Direction
Jacques Charles Composer
Channing Pollack Composer
Maurice Yvain Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Holiday is Great!

    I love Billie Holiday. I bought this for one song and found a wealth of beautiful music. I'm now a fan!

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