Lady Sings the Blues is an album by American jazz vocalist Billie Holiday released in December 1956. It was Holiday's last album released on Clef Records; the following year, the label would be absorbed by Verve Records. Lady Sings the Blues was taken from sessions taped during 1954 and 1956. It was released simultaneously with her ghostwritten autobiography of the same name.
And while these autumnal sides bear some of the frayed vocal moments often heard on Holiday's '50s Verve sides, the majority here still ranks with her best material
Lady Sings the Blues (оригинал Billie Holiday). Леди поёт блюз (перевод Алекс). The blues ain't nothin' like a pain in your heart, Блюз – просто боль в твоём сердце, When you get a bad start
Lady Sings the Blues was Billie Holiday’s last album for producer Norman Granz’ Clef Records & Verve Records. The sessions were recorded during 1954 and 1956, and released late in 1956 in conjunction with her autobiography of the same name. Holiday is in top form, backed by many jazz greats including tenor saxophonists Budd Johnson and Paul Quinichette, trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Harry Sweets Edison, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarist Kenny Burrell. These autumnal sides bear the frayed vocal moments that brought so much depth to Lady’s late career.
Album · 2011 · 12 Songs. Lady Sings the Blues. Billie Holiday & Tony Scott and His Orchestra.
Lady Sings The Blues. Written-By – Holiday, Nichols. Written-By – Mundy, Mercer. Lady Sings The Blues (CD, Album, RE, RM). Verve Records. Lady Sings The Blues (LP, Album, Mono, RE).
Contains the original Lady Sings the Blues album plus a Best Of album Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues Remastered - 180G Vinyl Near Mint. BILLIE HOLIDAY The Real Lady Day Sings The Blues 211 LP Vinyl VG Soulmate Record. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. 1972 stroud records release. VINYL: EX, NM labels.
|A1||Lady Sings The Blues||3:45|
|A3||I Must Have That Man||3:03|
|A4||Some Other Spring||3:35|
|A6||No Good Man||3:18|
|B1||God Bless The Child||3:57|
|B2||Good Morning Heartache||3:27|
|B3||Love Me Or Leave Me||2:33|
|B4||Too Marvelous For Words||2:11|
|B5||Willow Weep For Me||3:06|
|B6||I Thought About You||2:45|
- Alto Saxophone – Willie Smith (tracks: B3 to B6)
- Clarinet – Anthony Sciacca (tracks: A1 to B2)
- Double Bass – Aaron Bell (tracks: A1 to B2), Red Callender (tracks: B3 to B6)
- Drums – Chico Hamilton (tracks: B3 to B6), Leonard Browne* (tracks: A1 to B2)
- Guitar – Barney Kessel (tracks: B3 to B6), Kenny Burrell (tracks: A1 to B2)
- Photography By – Herman Leonard
- Piano – Bobby Tucker (tracks: B3 to B6), Wynton Kelly (tracks: A1 to B2)
- Tenor Saxophone – Paul Quinichette (tracks: A1 to B2)
- Trumpet – Charlie Shavers (tracks: A1 to B2), Harry Edison (tracks: B3 to B6)
NotesSongs from A1 to B2 were recorded in New York, June 6, 7, 1956
The last four tunes (B3 to B6) in Los Angeles September 3, 1954
1970s Australian WRC pressing, sourced from original stampers and featuring unique sleeve art.
|MG C-721||Billie Holiday||Lady Sings The Blues (LP, Album)||Clef Records||MG C-721||US||1956|
|POCJ-1903||Billie Holiday||Lady Sings The Blues (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Verve Records||POCJ-1903||Japan||1990|
|G-431||Billy Holiday*||Lady Sings The Blues (LP, Album, Mono, RE)||American Recording Society||G-431||US||1957|
|2304 124||Billie Holiday||Lady Sings The Blues (LP, Album, Mono, RE)||Verve Records||2304 124||Europe||Unknown|
|LP 4366, 2356 079||Billie Holiday||Lady Sings The Blues (LP, Album, RE)||PGP RTB, Metro Records||LP 4366, 2356 079||Yugoslavia||1978|