No Cover, No Minimum

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No Cover, No Minimum
Live album by Billy Eckstine
Released 1960
Recorded 1960, Las Vegas
Genre Classic pop
Length 65:03
Label Blue Note
Producer Teddy Reig
Billy Eckstine chronology
Billy and Sarah
(1959)
No Cover, No Minimum
(1960)
Once More with Feeling
(1960)

No Cover, No Minimum is a 1960 live album by Billy Eckstine. It was recorded in Las Vegas and features Eckstine both as a vocalist and also on trumpet, backed by an orchestra arranged and directed by his pianist, Bobby Tucker. Production was by Teddy Reig. The album was originally released by Roulette Records, and was reissued in 1992 on the Blue Note label with 10 additional, previously unreleased tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Have a Song on Me" (Billy Eckstine) - 1:08
  2. "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 2:26
  3. "Lady Luck" (Lloyd Price, Harold Logan) - 3:03
  4. "Lush Life" (Billy Strayhorn) - 4:04
  5. "Without a Song" (Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose) - 2:17
  6. "Moonlight in Vermont" (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) - 2:56
  7. "I Want a Little Girl" (Billy Moll, Murray Mencher) - 2:02
  8. Medley: "Prelude to a Kiss"/"I'm Beginning to See the Light" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mack Gordon)/(Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James) - 4:56
  9. "Fools Rush In" (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) - 2:12
  10. "In the Still of the Night" (Cole Porter) - 3:41
  11. "Prisoner of Love" (Leo Robin, Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill) - 1:57
  12. "Little Mama" (Eckstine, Sid Kuller) - 3:23
  13. "I Apologise" (Eric Nelson, Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart) - 1:57
  14. "Till There Was You" (Meredith Willson) - 3:25
  15. Medley: "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart"/"I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" - (Ellington, Mills, Henry Nemo, John Redmond)/(Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) - 6:08
  16. "Alright, Okay, You Win" (Sidney Wyche, Mayme Watts) - 3:22
  17. "'Deed I Do" (Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch) - 2:21
  18. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 2:44
  19. "That's for Me" (Rodgers, Hammerstein) - 2:25
  20. "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Rodgers, Hammerstein) - 3:20
  21. "Misty" (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke) - 5:07

: previously unreleased tracks, from the 1992 reissue.

Personnel[edit]

  • Billy Eckstine - vocals, trumpet
  • Buddy Balboa - saxophone
  • Charlie McLean
  • Will Friedwald - liner notes
  • Buddy Grievey - drums
  • Bucky Manieri - trombone
  • Teddy Reig - producer
  • Bobby Tucker - piano, arranger
  • Charlie Walp - trumpet
  • Wally Heider - engineer

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