Lady Sings the Blues (song)
|"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|
It is the title song to her 1956 album, released on Clef/Verve Records (MGC 721/Verve MV 2047).
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.
Notable cover versions
- Ella Fitzgerald (1957)
- Archie Shepp (1966)
- Diana Ross (1972)
- Terence Blanchard (1993)
- Peter Nero (1995)
- Nnenna Freelon (1999)
- Lonnie Liston Smith (1999)
- Smokey Robinson (2001)
- Regina Spektor's "Lady" is related to this song.
- ladyday.net - The Unofficial Billie Holiday Website
- billieholidaysongs.com discography
- Song: Billie Blues