Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
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|"Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)"|
|Single by Billie Holiday|
|Recorded||October 4, 1944|
|Writer(s)||Jimmy Davis, Roger ("Ram") Ramirez
"Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)" (often called simply "Lover Man") is a 1941 popular song written by Jimmy Davis, Roger ("Ram") Ramirez, and James Sherman. It is particularly associated with Billie Holiday, for whom it was written, and her version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1989. Holiday's version reached #5 on the R&B chart and #16 on pop in 1945. In July 1946, Charlie Parker recorded a rendition of "Lover Man", considered by many to be one of his most passionate recordings, during which he was severely intoxicated. Dial Records producer Ross Russell had to hold Parker up to the microphone during the recording. Barbra Streisand recorded "Lover Man" for her 1967 album, Simply Streisand, with an arrangement by David Shire. She also sang the song live during her 1994 concert tour.
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- Video on YouTube
3: In the film, Celebrating Bird we learn that Parker had not had his 'medicine' that day.