Trav'lin' Light (song)

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"Trav'lin' Light"
Single by Billie Holiday
Released 1942
Format 78 rpm
Recorded 1942
Genre Jazz
Label Decca Records
Writer(s) Johnny Mercer
Producer(s) Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy
Billie Holiday singles chronology
God Bless the Child
"Trav'lin' Light"
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)

"Trav'lin' Light" is a 1942 song composed by Trummy Young and Jimmy Mundy with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. In 1942, with vocals by Billie Holiday, Paul Whiteman hit number one on the Harlem Hit Parade charts for three non consecutive weeks. The song also hit the pop charts at number 23 for one week.[1] The Paul Whiteman release lists Billie Holiday as "Lady Day".[2]

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  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 622.