Priceless Jazz: More Billie Holiday

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/1998
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105991728
  • Catalog Number: 9917
  • Sales rank: 202,587

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist, 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
Al 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 Jr. Composer
Dan Fisher Composer
Sammy Gallop Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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