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Priceless Jazz: More Billie Holiday

  • 1. On the Sunny Side of the Street
    2. That Ole Devil Called Love
    3. Yesterdays - (Take 2)
    4. I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) - (Take 2)
    5. Solitude - (Take 2)
    6. Baby Get Lost
    7. I Cover the Waterfront - (Take 2)
    8. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    9. Them There Eyes
    10. As Time Goes By - (Take 2)
    11. I'm Yours - (Take 2)
    12. You're My Thrill
    13. No Good Man - (Take 2)
    14. Lover, Come Back to Me - (Take 3)
    15. Billie's Blues - (Take 2)
    16. Somebody's on My Mind
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9917

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Billy Holiday (vocals); Bill Stegmeyer (alto saxophone, clarinet); Hymie Schertzer, Jack Cressey, Lern Davis, Toots Modello, Al Klink, Rudy Powell, George Dorsey (alto saxophone); Larry Binyon, Dave Harris, Kenneth Hollon, Hank Ross, Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Sol Moore (baritone saxophone); Russ Case, Doc Cheatham, Billy Butterfield, Jimmy Nottingham, Buck Clayton, Emmet Berry (trumpet); Vic Dickerson, Dickie Wells, George Matthews (trombone); Eddie Heywood, Dave Bowman, Sammy White, Bobby Tucker (piano); Carl Kress, Jimmy McLin, Teddy Walters, Dan Perry (guitar); John Simmons, Haig Stephens, John Williams, Bob Haggart (bass); Sid Catlett, George Whettling, Eddie Daugherty, Norris "Bunny" Shawker (drums).
    Producers include: Milt Gabler, Toots Camarata, Bob Haggart, Sy Oliver, Gorden Jenkins.
    Compilation producer: Bob Belden.
    Recorded between 1944 and 1949. Includes liner notes by Jim Macnie.
    This is part of GRP Records' Priceless Jazz series.
    Personnel: Billie Holiday (vocals); Tony Mattola, Everett Barksdale, Teddy Walters, Tiny Grimes, Mundell Lowe, Jimmy McLin, Carl Kress (guitar); John Fulton (strings, flute, saxophone); Bill Stegmeyer, Milt Yaner (clarinet, alto saxophone); Eddie Barefield (clarinet, baritone saxophone); Johnny Mince, Al Klink, Rudy Powell, George Dorsey, Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone); Larry Binyon, Dave Harris , Kenneth Hollon, Armand Camgros, Hank Ross , Joe Thomas , Bernard Kaufman, Lester Young , Art Drellinger, Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone); Stanley Webb , Sol Moore (baritone saxophone); Gordon Griffin, Tony Faso, Doc Cheatham, Emmett Berry, Freddy Webster, Joe Guy, Russ Case, Billy Butterfield, Jimmy Nottingham, Bobby Hackett, Dick Vance, Buck Clayton (trumpet); Henderson Chambers, Dicky Wells, Vic Dickenson, George Matthews , Mort Bullman (trombone); Eddie Heywood, Joe Springer , Horace Henderson, Dave Bowman , Sammy Benskin, Sonny White, Bernie Leighton, Bobby Tucker (piano); Cozy Cole, George Wettling, Shadow Wilson, Big Sid Catlett, Specs Powell (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Jim Macnie.
    Recording information: 03/25/1944-10/19/1949.
    Photographers: Jack Bradley; Don Peterson.
    Arrangers: Eddie Heywood; Gordon Jenkins; Sy Oliver; Tutti Camarata; Buster Harding.
    When Holiday cut these sides for Decca and Commodore Records in the mid-'40s, she had already been hailed as perhaps the greatest jazz vocalist to ever grace a microphone. Even so many decades later, Lady Day's timing, phrasing, sense of dynamics, and overpowering emotional expressiveness are still revelatory, placing her alongside Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, and Coleman Hawkins as one of the great instrumental stylists of early jazz. This collection alternates Holiday classics ("Them There Eyes," "Lover Come Back To Me") with lesser-known gems ("Yesterdays," "I'll Get By"), boasting excellent ensemble playing from Holiday's back-up band and fine, clear sound. This collection of superb performances is a testament to the great Lady Day's talents.

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