Freitag, 1. Juni 2018

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingué Lovers (1957)


"Songs for Distingué Lovers" forms part of the last series of extensive small-group recordings that Lady Day would make in the studio.

Although her voice was largely shot at this point, she puts so much feeling into the lyrics that it's easy to overlook her dark sound. The band is a major asset, and made up of all-stars: trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, pianist Jimmie Rowles, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Red Mitchell, and Alvin Stoller or Larry Bunker on drums.

There are plenty of short solos for Edison, Webster, and Kessel. Holiday does her best on such numbers as "A Foggy Day," "One for My Baby," "Just One of Those Things," and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," and there are plenty of haunting moments, even if one could tell (even at the time) that the end was probably drawing near for the singer.

Tracklist:
A1 Day In, Day Out
A2 A Foggy Day
A3 Stars Fell On Alabama
B1 One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
B2 Just One Of Those Things
B3 I Didn't Know What Time It Was

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingué Lovers (1957)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

3 Kommentare:

muddyw123 hat gesagt…

Great post. Thank you for sharing.

Anonym hat gesagt…

Nice share. One of the greatest singers of her time. Thanks for this fine set of tunes. Much appreciated. Danke. pburton

zero hat gesagt…

Glad you like it. Best wishes!

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