Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues (1956/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues (1956/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues (1956/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:59 minutes | 670 MB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A delicate and deeply felt collection of recordings, originally released to coincide with the publication of Billie’s autobiography in 1956. In the years since the album title has been appropriated on a number of Billie Holiday collections, but the original album has never been on CD until 2007.

Taken from a pair of sessions taped during 1955-1956, Lady Sings the Blues finds Holiday in top form and backed by the sympathetic likes of tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette, trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Harry Edison, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel. And while these autumnal sides bear some of the frayed vocal moments often heard on Holiday's '50s Verve sides, the majority here still ranks with her best material. This is especially true of the cuts from the June 1956 date, which produced unparalleled versions of "No Good Man," "Some Other Spring," and "Lady Sings the Blues." See why many fans prefer the "worn out" Holiday heard here to the more chipper singer featured on those classic Columbia records from the '30s.


01 - Lady Sings The Blues (with Tony Scott's Orchestra)
02 - Trav'lin Light (with Tony Scott's Orchestra)
03 - I Must Have That Man!
04 - Some Other Spring (with Tony Scott's Orchestra)
05 - Strange Fruit
06 - No Good Man (with Tony Scott's Orchestra)
07 - God Bless The Child
08 - Good Morning Heartache
09 - Love Me Or Leave Me
10 - Too Marvelous For Words (with Tony Scott's Orchestra)
11 - Willow Weep For Me
12 - I Thought About You (with Tony Scott's Orchestra)

Produced by Norman Granz.
Tracks 1-8 recorded in Fine Sound Studios, New York, June 6-7, 1956.
Tracks 9-12 recorded in Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, September 3, 1954.

Billie Holiday - Vocals
Charlie Shavers - Trumpet
Tony Scott - Clarinet, Arranger
Paul Quinichette - Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Kelly - Piano
Kenny Burrell - Guitar
Aaron Bell - Bass
Lenny McBrowne - Drums

Billie Holiday - Vocals
Harry Edison - Trumpet
Willie Smith - Alto Saxophone
Bobby Tucker - Piano
Barney Kessel - Guitar
Red Callender - Bass
Chico Hamilton - Drums

Analyzed: Billie Holiday / Lady Sings The Blues

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -1.32 dB -17.07 dB 3:45 01-Lady Sings The Blues
DR11 -3.35 dB -17.69 dB 3:09 02-Trav'lin Light
DR11 -2.15 dB -16.31 dB 3:03 03-I Must Have That Man!
DR10 -2.47 dB -15.54 dB 3:35 04-Some Other Spring
DR9 -3.93 dB -17.46 dB 3:02 05-Strange Fruit
DR12 -1.16 dB -15.98 dB 3:19 06-No Good Man
DR11 -0.80 dB -15.19 dB 3:58 07-God Bless The Child
DR11 -0.03 dB -15.41 dB 3:28 08-Good Morning Heartache
DR13 0.00 dB -15.36 dB 2:35 09-Love Me Or Leave Me
DR13 0.00 dB -14.52 dB 2:12 10-Too Marvelous For Words
DR13 -0.64 dB -16.87 dB 3:06 11-Willow Weep For Me
DR13 0.00 dB -19.88 dB 2:48 12-I Thought About You

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2270 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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