Good Morning Heartache

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"Good Morning Heartache"
Single by Billie Holiday
B-side "No Good Man"
Format 78 RPM
Recorded January 22, 1946
Genre Jazz blues
Length 3:05
Label Decca
Writer(s) Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher
Billie Holiday singles chronology
God Bless the Child
"Good Morning Heartache"
"I Cover the Waterfront"

"Good Morning Heartache" (Decca Records) is a song written by Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, and Dan Fisher. Originally recorded by jazz singer Billie Holiday on January 22, 1946.[1]

About the songwriters[edit]

Recording session[edit]

Bill Stegmeyer and his Orchestra (Decca Session #54) New York, January 22, 1946: with Gordon "Chris" Griffin (trumpet), Joe Guy (trumpet) Bill Stegmeyer (alto saxophone), Hank Ross (tenor saxophone), Bernie Kaufman (tenor saxophone), Armand Camgros (tenor saxophone), Joe Springer (piano), Tiny Grimes (guitar), John Simmons (bass), Sidney Catlett (drums), Billie Holiday (vocal) + 4 strings.

Diana Ross version[edit]

The song was revived by R&B/soul singer Diana Ross, when she portrayed Holiday in the biopic Lady Sings the Blues, in 1972, starring with Billy Dee Williams. With her release of the song as a single later on that year to promote the movie, Ross brought jazz back to the pop and R&B audiences, sending it to numbers 20 and 34 on the R&B and Pop charts respectively.[5]

Notable cover versions[edit]

A partial list includes:


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