Control Booth Series, Vol. 1: 1940-1941

Control Booth Series, Vol. 1: 1940-1941

by Billie Holiday

CD(Spanish Import)

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Control Booth Series, Vol. 1: 1940-1941

Strictly for completists, this Storyville CD has 25 performances but just ten separate songs; 15 are alternate takes. Slightly more complete than an Affinity box set that covered the 1940 selections, this release surprisingly leaves out one version of "Loveless Love." The music, particularly the originally released versions, is excellent; Lady Day is in fine form, and there are some solos from trumpeter Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter (on clarinet), tenorman Georgie Auld, pianist Teddy Wilson and (on the final session) tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Among the tunes are "I Hear Music," "St. Louis Blues," "Let's Do It" and "Romance in the Dark." Most collectors would be satisfied with just having the regular versions, but one can appreciate slight differences in each rendition, particularly from the soloists.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/11/2000
Label: Jazz Unlimited
UPC: 0717101201426
catalogNumber: 2014
Rank: 284877

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Holiday   Primary Artist
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Eddie Heywood   Piano
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield   Alto Saxophone
Benny Morton   Trombone,Tuba
Don Redman   Alto Saxophone
Georgie Auld   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Collins   Guitar
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Hall   String Bass
Jimmy Hamilton   Tenor Saxophone
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
Wilson Myers   Baritone Saxophone,String Bass
Yank Porter   Drums
Ted Sturgis   Baritone Saxophone,String Bass
Sonny White   Piano
Leslie Johnakins   Alto Saxophone
Hall   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

John Hammond   Producer
Ernest Gold   Composer
Carl A. Hällström   Reissue Producer
Don Roberts   Composer
Jan Evensmo   Liner Notes
Don "Red" Roberts   Composer

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