Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday

Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday

by Etta James
     
 

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The popular Etta James usually performs raunchy single-entendre blues, so this surprisingly subtle outing is a real change of pace. She sounds quite laid-back on a set of ballads associated with Billie Holiday and utilizes a jazz rhythm section led by pianist Cedar Walton plus three horn players, includingSee more details below

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The popular Etta James usually performs raunchy single-entendre blues, so this surprisingly subtle outing is a real change of pace. She sounds quite laid-back on a set of ballads associated with Billie Holiday and utilizes a jazz rhythm section led by pianist Cedar Walton plus three horn players, including the great Red Holloway on tenor and alto. James makes no attempts at exploring uptempo material or scatting, sticking to soulful interpretations of the classic ballads. Despite the lack of variety in tempos, the music is quite satisfying.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/1994
Label:
Rca Victor
UPC:
0010058211426
catalogNumber:
82114

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta James   Primary Artist,Vocals
Red Holloway   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Cedar Walton   Piano
Josh Sklair   Guitar
Tony Dumas   Bass
Kraig Kilby   Trombone
Ralph Penland   Percussion,Drums
Ronnie Buttacavoli   Trumpet,Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

Cedar Walton   Arranger
Jay Newland   Engineer,Mastering
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
John Snyder   Producer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Lupe DeLeon   Executive Producer
Melanie Penny   Artwork
Jimmy Davis   Composer

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