Body and Soul (Billie Holiday album)

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Body and Soul
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Studio album by Billie Holiday
Released 1957
Recorded January 3, January 4, January 7, & January 9, 1957
Genre Jazz
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Billie Holiday chronology
Lady Sings the Blues
(1956)
Body and Soul
(1957)
Songs for Distingué Lovers
(1957)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Body and Soul is a studio album made by jazz singer Billie Holiday, released in 1957.[2] In their 1957 review of the album, Saturday Review wrote:

With changes in her voice which bring Miss Holiday's singing closer to recitative has come an occasional timidity about altering a melody where before there was boldness. But she remains one of the best jazz singers, not only for her unique sound and attack, but for her straightforward, honest, musical communication."[3]

Track listing[edit]

A side
  1. "Body and Soul" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, and Frank Eyton) – 6:18
  2. "They Can't Take That Away From Me" (George and Ira Gershwin) – 4:08
  3. "Darn That Dream" (Jimmy Van Heusen and Eddie DeLange) – 6:15
  4. "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" (George and Ira Gershwin) – 3:22
B side
  1. "Comes Love" (Sam H. Stept, Lew Brown and Charles Tobias) – 3:58
  2. "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf and Don Redman) – 5:34
  3. "Embraceable You" (George and Ira Gershwin) – 6:45
  4. "Moonlight in Vermont" (Karl Suessdorf and John Blackburn)- 3:47
bonus tracks on 2002 Verve Master Edition CD [4]
  1. "Comes Love" (false start take 2) - 0:32
  2. "Comes Love" (false start take 3) - 0:20
  3. "Comes Love" (alternate take 1) - 3:56

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Body and Soul, Discogs.com, accessed March 13, 2016
  3. ^ "Body and Soul: Billie Holiday". Saturday Review. Vol. 40. Saturday Review Associates. 1957. p. 36. 
  4. ^ 2002 Verve Master Edition CD, Discogs.com, accessed March 13, 2016