Stay with Me (Billie Holiday album)

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Stay with Me
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Studio album by Billie Holiday
Released 1958 (CD 1991)
Recorded

February 14, 1955
(CD bonus tracks: April 14, 1954)

Fine Sound Studios, New York[1]
Genre Jazz
Length 33:47 (CD 42:27)
Label Verve
MGV 8302 (511 523-2)
Producer Norman Granz
Billie Holiday chronology
Songs for Distingué Lovers
(1957)Songs for Distingué Lovers1957
Stay with Me
(1958)
All or Nothing at All
(1958)All or Nothing at All1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 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 member 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

Personnel[edit]

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

References[edit]