Billie Holiday releases her first album : ‘Billie Holiday Sings’ on Clef Records (1952)

‘Billie Holiday Sings’ is her first album recorded on March 26, 1952 and released the same year by Clef Records.

Track Listing : 1.I Only Have Eyes For You (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 02:57 . 2.You Turned The Tables On Me (Louis Alter, Sidney D. Mitchell) – 03:29 . 3.Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 03:31 . 4.(In My) Solitude (Eddie Delange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 03:31 . 5.These Foolish Things (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 03:38 . 6.You’D Be So Easy To Love (Cole Porter) – 03:01 . 7.You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 02:56 . 8.East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) (Brooks Bowman) – 02:54

Musicians : Billie Holiday – Vocals . Charlie Shavers – Trumpet . Flip Phillips – Tenor Saxophone . Oscar Peterson – Piano . Ray Brown – Double Bass . Barney Kessel – Guitar . Alvin Stoller – Drums

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Judy Granger – Liner Notes

Recorded On March 26, 1952 At Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

ReleasedIn 1952 By Clef Records.

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This maybe her debut but Holiday had some 20 or so years of recording behind her. This cd holds one of my favorite Billie Holiday songs, You Go To My Head. This is a rare find if your lucky enough to have found it please buy it. […]

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This LP captures the first studio session for Billie Holiday in the 1950s. Supervised by Norman Granz, backing musicians are all famous JATP guys. Actually Lady Day herself once toured as a member of JATP in the 1940s. Anyway this album holds one of the best singing in her last decade. And of course, we must thank Mister David Stone Martin for this great drawing on the front sleeve! […]

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