Billie's Bounce

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"Billie's Bounce"
Composition by Charlie Parker
RecordedNovember 1945
Composer(s)Charlie Parker

"Billie's Bounce" (also known as "Bill's Bounce") is a jazz composition written in 1945 by Charlie Parker in the form of a 12 bar F blues. It was dedicated to Billy Shaw by the Yardbird. The original recording by Charlie Parker and His Re-Boppers was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.[1] Copyright 1945 by Atlantic Music Corp. Copyright renewed and assigned 1973 to Atlantic Music Corp.

Originally an instrumental, lyrics were added later by Jon Hendricks and by Eddie Jefferson. [2]


The original 1945 recording had the following lineup:[2]


See also[edit]

Charlie Parker's Savoy and Dial Sessions


  1. ^ Grammy Hall of Fame Archived July 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine - retrieved on 28 April 2009
  2. ^ a b Billie's Bounce at - retrieved on 28 April 2009