Good Morning Heartache

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"Good Morning Heartache"
Single by Billie Holiday
B-side"No Good Man"
RecordedJanuary 22, 1946
GenreJazz blues
Songwriter(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" is a song written by Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, and Dan Fisher. It was recorded by jazz singer Billie Holiday on January 22, 1946.[1]

Bill Stegmeyer and his Orchestra (Decca Session No. 54) New York City, January 22, 1946: with 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.

The song has subsequently been recorded by numerous artists.[2]

Chart recordings[edit]

  • The song was recorded by singer Diana Ross when she portrayed Holiday in the movie Lady Sings the Blues in 1972. 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.[3]


  1. ^ Decca Records: Good Morning Heartache Archived 2010-05-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "". Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Billboard: Chart Beat.

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