Ultimate Billie Holiday

Ultimate Billie Holiday

by Billie Holiday
     
 

Shirley Horn compiled The Ultimate Billie Holiday, a 16-track selection of her best-known songs that offers an excellent introduction to her Verve recordings. Although purists and collectors will have little use for this set, it suits the purposes of neophytes and curious listeners quite well. Among the highlights are "Lover, ComeSee more details below

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Shirley Horn compiled The Ultimate Billie Holiday, a 16-track selection of her best-known songs that offers an excellent introduction to her Verve recordings. Although purists and collectors will have little use for this set, it suits the purposes of neophytes and curious listeners quite well. Among the highlights are "Lover, Come Back to Me," "Body and Soul," "Solitude," "He's Funny That Way," "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone," "Strange Fruit," "God Bless the Child" and "Lady Sings the Blues."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/1997
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731453905122
catalogNumber:
539051

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Holiday   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tony Scott   Clarinet,Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Chico Hamilton   Drums
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Charles Mingus   Bass
Red Mitchell   Bass
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Ventura   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Aaron Bell   Bass
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Ray Brown   Bass
Larry Bunker   Drums
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Gus Johnson   Drums
Lenny McBrowne   Drums
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Raskin   Piano
John Simmons   Bass
Carson Smith   Bass
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Carl Drinkard   Piano

Technical Credits

Tony Scott   Director
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Albert Willemetz   Composer
Cicero Deguzman   Art Direction
Jacques Charles   Composer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Channing Pollack   Composer
Maurice Yvain   Composer
Irene Kitchings   Composer
Lewis Allan   Composer

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