Billie Holiday Sings

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Billie Holiday Sings
Billiesings.jpg
Studio album by Billie Holiday
Released 1952
Recorded March 26, 1952 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 25:57
Label Clef
Producer Norman Granz
Billie Holiday chronology
Billie Holiday Sings
(1952)
An Evening with Billie Holiday
(1953)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Solitude
Billiesolitude.jpg
Studio album by Billie Holiday
Released 1956
Recorded March 26, 1952 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, April, 1952, Los Angeles, California
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 38:57
Label Clef Records
Producer Norman Granz
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]

Billie Holiday Sings (MGC-118) is a 10 inch LP album made by jazz singer Billie Holiday, released in the United States by Clef Records in 1952.[3] It was her first album for the label, and her first album of original material, following several compilations of previously released 78rpm sides for Columbia, Commodore, and Decca.

In 1956, when the 10inch format was phased out, the album was reissued by Clef Records as Solitude (MG C-690),[4] with four extra tracks recorded at a second session sometime in April 1952 (exact date unknown), with the same musicians.[5] The final track, "Tenderly", had been previously released on her second 10"LP, An Evening with Billie Holiday (MG C-144). The other three new songs had been previously released on her third 10"LP, simply titled Billie Holiday (MG C-161).

Track listing[edit]

1952 10" LP, Billie Holiday Sings[edit]

A side
  1. "I Only Have Eyes for You" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 2:57
  2. "You Turned the Tables on Me" (Louis Alter, Sidney D. Mitchell) – 3:29
  3. "Blue Moon" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 3:31
  4. "(In My) Solitude" (Eddie DeLange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 3:31
B side
  1. "These Foolish Things" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 3:38
  2. "(You'd Be So) Easy to Love" (Cole Porter) – 3:01
  3. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 2:56
  4. "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" (Brooks Bowman) – 2:54

1956 12" LP, Solitude[edit]

A side
  1. "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" (Brooks Bowman) – 2:54
  2. "Blue Moon" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 3:31
  3. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 2:56
  4. "You Turned the Tables on Me" (Louis Alter, Sidney D. Mitchell) – 3:29
  5. "You'd Be So Easy to Love" (Cole Porter) – 3:01
  6. "These Foolish Things" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 3:38
B side
  1. "I Only Have Eyes for You" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 2:57
  2. "(In My) Solitude" (Eddie DeLange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 3:31
  3. "Everything I Have Is Yours" (Harold Adamson, Burton Lane) – 3:43
  4. "Love for Sale" (Porter) – 2:56
  5. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) – 2:58
  6. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 3:23

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billie Holiday Sings at Allmusic
  2. ^ Solitude at AllMusic
  3. ^ Billie Holiday Sings, Discogs.com, accessed Dec 20, 2015
  4. ^ Solitude, Discogs.com, accessed Dec 20, 2015
  5. ^ Billie Holiday Discography, accessed Dec 23, 2015