CD Essentials [Billie Holiday] [CD] [1 disc] [666496441125] (CD 849538),
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Essentials [Billie Holiday] [CD] [1 disc] [666496441125]

  • 1. Any Old Time
    2. Lover Man
    3. Don't Explain
    4. God Bless the Child
    5. My Man
    6. All of Me
    7. They Can't Take That Away from Me
    8. Swing, Brother, Swing
    9. I Can't Get Started
    10. Fine and Mellow
    11. Blues Are Brewin', The
    12. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4411

  • Credits
    ProducerAthan Maroulis; Athan Maroulis

    Personnel: Elmer Warner, Freddie Green, Al Avola, Tiny Grimes, Mundell Lowe, Bob Bain, Bud Scott, Carl Kress (guitar); Leo Kruczek, Charles Jaffe, George Swernoff, Frank Siefield, David Friscina (violin); Armand Kaproff, Maurice Perlmutter (viola); Kurt Reher (cello); Dick "Dent" Eckles (flute, tenor saxophone); Lester Young (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Edmond Hall, Artie Shaw, Barney Bigard (clarinet); Earle Warren, Don Hill, Amos Gordon, Jack Cressey, Les Robinson, Hank Freeman, Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone); Paul Ricci, John Sparrow, Larry Binyon, Ronnie Perry , Armand Camgros, Herschel Evans, Joe Garland, Tony Pastor, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Earnest Thompson, Stanley Webb , Jack Washington (baritone saxophone); Ed Lewis, Chuck Peterson, Ed Mullins, Bobby Hicks , Louis Gray, Andrew "Fats" Ford, Robert Butler, Claude Bowen, Joe Guy, Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Russ Case, John McClanian Best Jr., Bobby Moore , Buck Clayton, Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Ted Vesely, Eddie Durham, James Whitney, George Arus, Nat Allen, Benny Morton's All Stars, Kid Ory, Vic Dickenson, Dan Minor, Harry Rodgers (trombone); Count Basie, Earl Mason, Sammy Benskin, Art Tatum, Les Burness, Bobby Tucker, Charlie LaVere, Charlie Beal (piano); Denzil Best, Edmond McConney, Arthur Trappier, Jo Jones , Nick Fatool, Specs Powell, Zutty Singleton, Cliff Leeman, Johnny Blowers (drums).
    Recording information: CBS Television Studio 58; Hollywood, CA; Meadowbrook Ballroom, Cedar Grove, NJ; New York, NY; Savoy Ballroom, Harlem, NY; Studios & Artist Records, Hollywood, CA.
    Arrangers: Gordon Jenkins; Toots Camarata.
    Collecting a variety of Billie Holiday recordings done in a wide range of styles and moods, this entry-level best-of features 1940s tracks like the jaunty "Any Old Time" and "Swing Brother Swing" as well as later '50s cuts like "Don't Explain" and "My Man," the latter displaying all the heartbreaking melancholy that the singer was capable of conveying.

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