Body and Soul (Billie Holiday album)

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Body and Soul
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
Body and Soul
Songs for Distingué Lovers
Professional ratings
Review scores
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



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Body and Soul,, 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,, accessed March 13, 2016