Priceless Jazz: More Billie Holiday

Priceless Jazz: More Billie Holiday

by Billie Holiday
     
 

Certainly, this is a priceless collection of Lady Day's recordings from the mid-'40s, and though it can't be comprehensive, it does make for a good companion piece to the first volume. What makes it unusual is that, of the 16 selections, nine are alternate takes. The discriminating listener will have to judge whether they are better than the first-take masters. Why… See more details below

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Certainly, this is a priceless collection of Lady Day's recordings from the mid-'40s, and though it can't be comprehensive, it does make for a good companion piece to the first volume. What makes it unusual is that, of the 16 selections, nine are alternate takes. The discriminating listener will have to judge whether they are better than the first-take masters. Why they were chosen and emphasized is curious. Does this make them more precious because they are rare or not commonly heard? This is Billie, and that makes Priceless Jazz: More Billie Holiday special, but other compilations, original packages, and straight releases of complete chronological works are likely more interesting, especially to devotees.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/1998
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0011105991728
catalogNumber:
9917
Rank:
244773

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Holiday   Primary Artist,Vocals
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Tiny Grimes   Guitar
Bobby Hackett   Trumpet
Eddie Heywood   Piano
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Specs Powell   Drums
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Cozy Cole   Drums
Bob Haggart   Bass
Horace Henderson   Piano
Klink   Alto Saxophone
Carl Kress   Guitar
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Johnny Mince   Alto Saxophone
Joe Thomas   Tenor Saxophone
George Wettling   Drums
Freddy Webster   Trumpet
George Duvivier   Bass
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bowman   Piano
Mort Bullman   Trombone
Russ Case   Trumpet
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Gordon Griffin   Trumpet
Joe Guy   Trumpet
George Matthews   Trombone
Sol Moore   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Rudy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Hank Ross   Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Bill Stegmeyer   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bobby Tucker   Piano
Dick Vance   Trumpet
Teddy Walters   Guitar
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Sonny White   Piano
John Williams [double bass]   Bass
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Milt Yaner   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Kenneth Hollon   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Webb   Baritone Saxophone
Sammy Benskin   Piano
Tony Faso   Trumpet
John Fulton   Flute,Strings,Saxophone
Bernard Kaufman   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Springer   Piano
Armand Camgros   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy McLin   Guitar
Haig Stephens   Bass
Art Drellinger   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Harris   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Mattola   Guitar

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Composer
Eddie Heywood   Arranger
Gordon Jenkins   Arranger,Producer
Bob Haggart   Producer
Sy Oliver   Arranger,Producer
Tutti Camarata   Arranger,Producer
Milt Gabler   Producer
Isabelle Wong   Graphic Design
Buster Harding   Arranger
Hollis King   Art Direction
Jim Macnie   Liner Notes
Billy Moore   Composer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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