Posts Tagged ‘Billie Holiday’

Without Your Love

May 8, 2021

“Without Your Love,” written by Johnny Lange and Fred Stryker, recorded by Billie Holiday, 1937. Billie Holiday (vocal), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Edmond Hall (clarinet), Lester Young (tenor sax), James Sherman (piano), Freddie Green (guitar), Walter Page (bass), Jo Jones (drums).

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Come Rain or Come Shine

January 10, 2021

“Come Rain or Come Shine,” written by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, recorded by Billie Holiday, 1955. Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Larry Bunker (drums).

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One for My Baby (and One More For the Road)

September 15, 2019

“One for My Baby (and One More For the Road),” written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, recorded by Billie Holiday, 1957. Billie Holiday (vocalist), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Harry Edison (trumpet), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Barney Kessel (guitar), Alvin Stoller (drums), and either Red Mitchell or Joe Mondragon on bass.

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I’ll Be Seeing You

September 8, 2019

“I’ll Be Seeing You,” written by by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Irving Kahal, recorded by Billie Holiday, with Eddie Heywood And His Orchestra, 1944. Billie Holiday (vocal), Eddie Heywood (piano), Doc Cheatham (trumpet), Lem Davis (alto sax), Vic Dickenson (trombone), John Simmons (bass), Sidney Catlett (drums).

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Strange Fruit

November 22, 2015

Strange Fruit,” words and music by Abel Meeropol, performed here by Billie Holiday, who recorded the influential song in 1939 with the Cafe Society Band (Frank Newton [trumpet], Tab Smith [alto sax], Kenneth Hollon [tenor sax], Stanley Payne [tenor sax]. Sonny White [piano] Jimmy McLin [guitar]. John Williams [bass], Eddie Dougherty [drums]).

More:

“Strange Fruit, a Song That Changed the World,” Delancey Place

“Strange Fruit: the first great protest song,” Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian

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