Stay with Me (Billie Holiday album)

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Stay with Me
Studio album by
Released1958 (CD 1991)
RecordedFebruary 14, 1955
(CD bonus tracks: April 14, 1954)
Fine Sound Studios, New York[1]
Length33:47 (CD 42:27)
MGV 8302 (511 523-2)
ProducerNorman Granz
Billie Holiday chronology
Songs for Distingué Lovers
Stay with Me
All or Nothing at All
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Stay with Me (MGV 8302) is an album by jazz singer Billie Holiday accompanied by Tony Scott and his Orchestra. It contains all the material from a session recorded February 14, 1955, in New York City,[3] and released in 1958 on producer Norman Granz' Verve label.[4]

For the CD reissue in 1991 another session was appended, that Granz had previously issued as part of the self-titled Billie Holiday LP on his Clef Record label (10" LP, Clef EPC 224/Verve MGC 690).[5] The recording from April 14, 1954 at the same studio with "Billie Holliday and Her Band" consisted of the Oscar Peterson Trio, Ed Shaughnessy on drums, and trumpeter Charlie Shavers as the only members of both sessions beside Holiday.[6] Beyond that all tracks were part of many compilations and the complete recording issues of Billie Holiday.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "I Wished on the Moon" (Ralph Rainger, Dorothy Parker) - 6:48
  2. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Fats Waller, Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf) - 4:38
  3. "Everything Happens to Me" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) - 6:20
Side two
  1. "Say It Isn't So" (Irving Berlin) - 3:01
  2. "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (Irving Berlin) - 3:55
  3. "Always" (Irving Berlin) - 3:57
  4. "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) - 5:00

Appended session on CD release in 1991, previously released on Billie Holiday (probably 1954)
  1. "How Deep Is the Ocean" (Irving Berlin) - 3:01
  2. "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" (Harry Woods) - 3:12
  3. "I Cried for You" (Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman) - 2:29


Original session of February 14, 1955

Billie Holiday with Tony Scott and his Orchestra

Session of April 14, 1954, added on CD release 1991

Billie Holiday and Her Band


  1. ^ Session details on Mike Lubbers' Billie Holiday Discography website Retrieved on 2012-11-13.
  2. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Billie Holiday: Stay with Me". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ Session details on
  4. ^ Album release details on
  5. ^ Album details for Billie Holiday on
  6. ^ Session details on
  7. ^ Details for the CD release on Retrieved on 2012-11-13