Velvet Mood

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Velvet Mood
Studio album by Billie Holiday
Released 1956
Recorded August 23, 25 1955
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 37:41
Label Clef Records (Verve Records)
Producer Norman Granz
Billie Holiday chronology
Music For Torching
Velvet Mood
The Lady Sings

Velvet Mood is an album by jazz singer Billie Holiday, released in 1956 on Clef Records. This is the only Billie Holiday album that is out of print.

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Track Listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Irving Gordon) - 5:37
  2. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) - 4:58
  3. "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" (Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare, Bee Palmer) - 4:23
  4. "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Side two[edit]

  1. "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 5:55
  2. "What's New?" (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) – 4:20
  3. "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" (Ray Noble) – 4:05
  4. "Everything I Have Is Yours" (Burton Lane, Harold Adamson) – 4:33


Billie Holiday, vocals
Benny Carter, alto saxophone
Harry Edison, trumpet
Jimmy Rowles, piano (celeste on I Hadn't Anyone Till You and What's New?)
Barney Kessel, guitar
Larry Bunker, drums
John Simmons, bass