Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 1 (1933-1935)

Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 1 (1933-1935)

by Billie Holiday
     
 

After years of reissuing Billie Holiday's recordings in piecemeal fashion, Columbia finally got it right with this nine-CD Quintessential series. All of Lady Day's 1933-1942 studio recordings (although without the alternate takes) receive the treatment they deserve in this program. Vol. 1 has Holiday's first two tentativeSee more details below

Overview

After years of reissuing Billie Holiday's recordings in piecemeal fashion, Columbia finally got it right with this nine-CD Quintessential series. All of Lady Day's 1933-1942 studio recordings (although without the alternate takes) receive the treatment they deserve in this program. Vol. 1 has Holiday's first two tentative performances from 1933 along with her initial recordings with Teddy Wilson's all-star bands. High points include "I Wished on the Moon," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Miss Brown to You," and "Twenty-Four Hours a Day."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644064629
catalogNumber:
40646

Tracks

  1. Your Mother's Son-In-Law  -  Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
  2. Riffin' the Scotch  -  Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
  3. I Wished on the Moon  - Billie Holiday
  4. What A Little Moonlight Can Do  - Billie Holiday
  5. Miss Brown to You  - Billie Holiday
  6. A Sunbonnet Blue (And A Little Straw Hat)  - Billie Holiday
  7. What A Night, What A Moon, What A Girl  - Billie Holiday
  8. I'm Painting the Town Red  - Billie Holiday
  9. It's Too Hot for Words  - Billie Holiday
  10. Twenty-Four Hours a Day  - Billie Holiday
  11. Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town  - Billie Holiday
  12. Eeny Meeny Meiny Mo  - Billie Holiday
  13. If You Were Mine  - Billie Holiday
  14. These 'N' That 'N' Those  - Billie Holiday
  15. You Let Me Down  - Billie Holiday
  16. Spreadin' Rhythm Around  - Billie Holiday

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Holiday   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
John Kirby   Bass,String Bass
Gene Krupa   Drums
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano,Track Performer
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Cozy Cole   Drums
Benny Morton   Trombone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Artie Bernstein   Bass,String Bass
Shirley Clay   Trumpet
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Cecil Scott   Clarinet
John Trueheart   Guitar
Buck Washington   Piano
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Art Karle   Tenor Saxophone
Tom Macey   Clarinet
Grachan Moncur   Bass
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Richard Clark   Trumpet
Dick Clark   Trumpet

Technical Credits

John Hammond   Producer
Dorothy Parker   Composer
Larry Keyes   Engineer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Michael Brooks   Liner Notes

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