Lady Sings the Blues (song)

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"Lady Sings the Blues"
Single by Billie Holiday
from the album Lady Sings the Blues
Recorded July 6, 1956, New York City, Fine Sound Studios
Genre Blues, jazz
Length 3:46
Label Clef, Verve
Writer(s) Billie Holiday
Herbie Nichols

"Lady Sings the Blues" is a song written by jazz singer Billie Holiday, and jazz pianist Herbie Nichols.[1]

It is the title song to her 1956 album, released on Clef/Verve Records (MGC 721/Verve MV 2047).

The song was also chosen to be the title of the 1956 autobiography by Holiday and author William Dufty, and the 1972 movie starring Diana Ross as Holiday.

Recording session[edit]

Studio session #75 New York, June 6, 1956, Tony Scott & His Orchestra (Verve), with Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Tony Scott on clarinet, Paul Quinichette on tenor saxophone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Aaron Bell on bass, Lennie Mc Browne on drums, and Billie Holiday on vocal.[2][3]

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