Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee Bridgewater
Studio album by Dee Dee Bridgewater
Released March 15, 2010
Recorded June 5–7, 2009
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 51:47
Label EmArcy
Producer Dee Dee Brdgewater
Dee Dee Bridgewater chronology
Red Earth
(2007)
Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love From Dee Dee Bridgewater
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Eleanora Fagan (1915–1959): To Billie with Love From Dee Dee Bridgewater is a 2009 studio album by Dee Dee Bridgewater, recorded in tribute to Billie Holiday.[1] It won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Bridgewater's third Grammy win in her career. Bridgewater had previously starred in Lady Day in the late 1980s, a biographical play about Holiday.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lady Sings the Blues" (Billie Holiday, Herbie Nichols) – 3:31
  2. "All of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 2:58
  3. "Good Morning Heartache" (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higgenbotham) – 5:10
  4. "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)" (Jimmy Davis, Roger ("Ram") Ramirez, and James Sherman) – 4:43
  5. "You've Changed" (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer) – 5:11
  6. "Miss Brown to You" (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, Ralph Rainger) – 2:12
  7. "Don't Explain" (Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) – 6:15
  8. "Fine and Mellow" (Holiday) – 4:55
  9. "Mother's Son-In-Law" (Alberta Nichols, Mann Holiner) – 2:46
  10. "God Bless the Child" (Holiday, Herzog) – 5:13
  11. "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:33
  12. "Strange Fruit" (Abel Meeropol) – 4:16

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Steve Genewick - assistant engineer
  • Justin Gerrish
  • Sangwook "Sunny" Nam - assistant mastering engineer
  • Al Schmitt - engineer
  • Tulani Bridgewater Kowalski - graphic supervision
  • Dan Ouellette - liner notes
  • Edward Powell - make-up
  • Doug Sax - mastering
  • Mark Higashino - photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[2] 134
Greek Albums (IFPI)[3] 6
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[4] 42
US Jazz Albums (Billboard)[5] 19

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