Good Morning Heartache

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"Good Morning Heartache"
Single by Billie Holiday
B-side"No Good Man"
Released1946
Format78 RPM
RecordedJanuary 22, 1946
GenreJazz blues
Length3:05
LabelDecca
Songwriter(s)Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher
Billie Holiday singles chronology
"God Bless the Child"
(1942)
"Good Morning Heartache"
(1946)
"I Cover the Waterfront"
(1946)

"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]

About the songwriters[edit]

Recording session[edit]

Bill Stegmeyer and his Orchestra (Decca Session #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.

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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