Columbia publish Billie Holiday’s last album during her lifetime : ‘Lady in Satin’ (1958)

Billie Holiday's 'Lady in Satin' is an album released in June 1958 (the last during her lifetime) by Columbia.1 . It's easy to remember (w/ Mary Osborne) 2 . Foolin´Myself / Easy To Remember / Little Moonlight Can Do (1958-07-10, Art Ford) Track Listing : 1.I'M A Fool To Want You (Frank Sinatra, Joel Herron, Jack Wolf) - 03:23 . 2.For Heaven'S Sake (Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards, Donald…

Billie Holiday records ‘Strange Fruit’ and more songs featured on the ‘Lady Sings The Blues’ album (1956)

Billie Holiday's 'Lady Sings the Blues' is an album recorded on June 6, 7, 1956 in New York City and September 3, 1954 in Los Angeles, produced by Norman Granz and released in December 1956 by Clef RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Lady Sings The Blues (Billie Holiday, Herbie Nichols) - 03:46 . 2.Trav'Lin' Light (Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer) - 03:08 . 3.I Must Have That Man (Dorothy Fields,…

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 .…

Billie Holiday records for Clef Records, ‘Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic’ (1945)

'Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic' is a live album recorded (partly) on February 12, 1945 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and released in 1954 by Clef Records.Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 03:24 . 2.Strange Fruit (Abel Meeropol) - 03:01 . 3.Trav'Lin' Light (Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer) - 03:28 . 4.He'S…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s tribute album to Billie Holiday : ‘Tony Bennett on Holiday’ (1997)

'Tony Bennett on Holiday' is a studio album recorded in tribute to Billie Holiday and released on February 4, 1997 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.(In My) Solitude (Eddie Delange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 02:57 . 2.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 01:44 . 3.When A Woman Loves A Man (Bernie Hanighen, Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer) - 03:11 . 4.Me, Myself And I (Irving Gordon, Alan…

Billie Holiday records ‘Songs for Distingué Lovers’ with Harry Edison, Ben Webster, Barney Kessel et al (1957)

Billie Holiday's 'Songs for Distingué Lovers' is an album recorded from January 3 till January 9, 1957 with Harry Edison, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel & more and released the same year by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Day In, Day Out (Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom) - 06:47 . 2.A Foggy Day (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin) - 04:40 . 3.Stars Fell On Alabama (Frank Perkins, Mitchell…

Billie Holiday begins the recording of ‘Body and Soul,’ an album for Verve (1957)

Billie Holiday's 'Body and Soul' is a studio album recorded on January 3, 4,7 & 9, 1957 and released the same year by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 06:18 . 2.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:08 . 3.Darn That Dream (Eddie Delange, James Van Heusen) - 06:15 . 4.Let'S Call The Whole…

Billie Holiday records ‘Music For Torching’ with Harry Sweets Edison, Benny Carter, Barney Kessel et al (1955)

Billie Holiday's 'Music For Torching' is a studio album recorded on August 23 & 25, 1955 and released In October 1955 By Clef.Track Listing : 1.It Had To Be You (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 04:02 . 2.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 04:23 . 3.I Don'T Want To Cry Anymore (Victor Schertzinger) - 03:55 . 4.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Victor Young, Ned…

On TV today, Billie Holiday on “Stars of Jazz” (1956)

August 13, 1956 - you do not miss Billie Holiday on TV program "Stars of Jazz" hosted by Bobby Troup<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Billie-Holiday-Songs-for-Distingué-Lovers-RVJ-SMALL.jpg' alt='Billie Holiday - Songs for Distingué Lovers' width='190' height='161'/>

We remember Billie Holiday. ‘Billie Queen’

This day (July 17, 1959), in New York City, New York, died Eleanora Harris a.k.a Billie Holiday, an American jazz singer and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : My Man . Strange Fruit . What A Little Moonlight Can Do (1958) . Don't Explain (1958) . w/ Louis Armstrong - The Blues Are Brewin' . I Only Have Eyes For You (1956) . Billie Holiday & Count Basie – God Bless the Child / nor or Never…

On TV today, Art Ford has Billie Holiday on his Jazz Show (1958)

July 10, 1958 - you do not want to miss Billie Holiday at "Art Ford's Jazz Party" on WNTA-TV in New York City<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Billie-Holiday-Songs-for-Distingué-Lovers-RVJ-SMALL.jpg' alt='Billie Holiday - Songs for Distingué Lovers' width='190' height='161'/>

José James celebrates Billie Holiday in Brussels (2012)

April 26, 2012 - José James backed by Takuya Kuroda (tp), Michael Campagna (ts), Kris Bowers (p), Solomon Dorsey (b), Richard Spaven (d), presents his "Lady Day - The Music of Billie Holiday" album at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium

Jose James – Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday

Released on March 31, 2015, "Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday" is an album-tribute to the legendary singer by José James, backed by Jason Moran, John Patitucci and Eric Harland. (Source Released on March 31, 2015, "Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday" | Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday | The official site of Jose James)<img…

Today we wish Billie Joe Armstrong, a Happy Birthday. The Perfect (green) Day for a ‘Green Day At their Bests’

As we wish, today, Billie Joe Armstrong a 'Happy 49th Birthday,' the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Green Day CREDITSPhoto : Victoria MorseAudio : Basket Case . Boulevard of Broken Dreams . Wake Me Up When September Ends . American Idiot . Holiday . Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) . When I Come Around . 21 Guns . Welcome to Paradise . Jesus of Suburbia . Video : Boulevard…

Green Day release their seventh album : ‘American Idiot’ featuring ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ ‘Holiday’ and ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ (2004)

Green Day's 'American Idiot' is their seventh studio album produced by Rob Cavallo and released on September 20, 2004 by Reprise Records. Track Listing : 1.American Idiot (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool) - 02:54 . 2.Jesus Of Suburbia (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool) - 18:16 . I.Jesus Of Suburbia . Ii.City Of The Damned . Iii.I Don'T Care . Iv.Dearly Beloved . V.Tales Of…

‘Madonna’ is her self-titled debut album featuring ‘Holiday,’ ‘Borderline’ and ‘Lucky Star’ (1983)

'Madonna' feat. 'Holiday' is her eponymous debut studio album released on July 27 1983 by Sire Records.Track Listing : 1.Lucky Star (Madonna) - 05:37 . 2.Borderline (Reggie Lucas) - 05:18 . 3.Burning Up (Madonna) - 03:45 . 4.I Know It (Madonna) - 03:47 . 5.Holiday (Curtis Hudson, Lisa Stevens) - 06:08 . 6.Think Of Me (Madonna) - 04:54 . 7.Physical Attraction (Reggie Lucas) - 06:39 . 8.Everybody…

Verve publish Melody Gardot’s second album : ‘My One and Only Thrill’ (2009)

Melody Gardot's 'My One and Only Thrill' is her second studio album produced by Larry Klein and released on April 28, 2009 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.Baby I'M A Fool (Melody Gardot) - 03:30 . 2.If The Stars Were Mine (Melody Gardot) - 02:48 . 3.Who Will Comfort Me (Melody Gardot) - 04:56 . 4.Your Heart Is As Black As Night (Melody Gardot) - 02:42 . 5.Lover Undercover (Melody Gardot) - 04:24 .…

We remember Nina Simone. ‘Nina Quitte Pas’

This day ( April 21, 2003), in Carry-le-Rouet (France), died Eunice Kathleen Waymon a.k.a. Nina Simone, an American singer, songwriter and pianistDigest Tracklist : Ne Me Quitte Pas . See Line Woman . A Single Woman (1993) . Fodder In Her Wings (1988) . A Tribute To Billie Holiday (1979) . Voleurs (1977) . Feelings (1976) . Ain'T Got No / I Got Life (1970) . Save Me (1969) . I Wish I Knew (1968)…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Natalie,’ her second album featuring ‘Sophisticated Lady (She’s a Different Lady)’ (1976)

Natalie Cole's 'Natalie' is her second studio album released on April 9, 1976 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) - 04:35 . 2.Billie'S Blues (Billie Holiday) - 05:08 . 3.Crazy He Calls Me (Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) - 06:19 . 4.You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 04:08 . 5.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 04:06 . 6.The Way You…

Grover Washington Jr. records ‘Soul Box’ arranged by Bob James (1973)

Grover Washington, Jr.'s 'Soul Box' is his third album arranged by Bob James, recorded in March 1973 and released the same year by Kudu Records.Track Listing : 1.Aubrey (David Gates) - 03:44 . 2.Masterpiece (Norman Whitfield) - 013:20 . 3.Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye) - 015:56 . 4.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder) - 06:03 . 5.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 011:11 .…

Joni Mitchell releases ‘Both Sides Now’ featuring jazz songs orchestrated by Vince Mendoza (2000)

Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now' is a concept album released March 20, 2000 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.You'Re My Thrill (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) - 03:52 . 2.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 04:28 . 3.Comes Love (Lew Brown, Sam H.Stept, Charles Tobias) - 04:29 . 4.You'Ve Changed (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer) - 05:00 . 5.Answer Me, My Love (Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler) - 03:23 .…

Madeleine Peyroux releases ‘The Blue Room,’ her sixth album (2013)

Madeleine Peyroux's 'The Blue Room' is her sixth album released on March 19, 2013 by Decca/Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Take These Chains From My Heart (Hank Williams) - 03:10 . 2.Bye Bye Love (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) - 03:26 . 3.Changing All Those Changes ( Buddy Holly) - 03:09 . 4.Born To Lose (Ray Charles) - 04:26 . 5.Guilty (Randy Newman) - 03:50 . 6.Bird On The Wire (Leonard Cohen) -…

We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed 'Pres' or 'Prez', an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams - (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin' With The Synphony Sid (1958) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Blues For Greasy (1950) . Lester Leaps In - The Life And Times Of Lester Pres Young . Jammin' The Blues…

Verve release ‘You’re My Thrill’ by Shirley Horn (2001)

Shirley Horn's 'You're My Thrill' is a studio album arranged by Johnny Mandel and released on March 13, 2001 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.You'Re My Thrill (Jay Gorney, Sidney Clare) - 04:45 . 2.The Best Is Yet To Come (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 02:37 . 3.Solitary Moon (Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Johnny Mandel) - 05:06 . 4.Sharing The Night With The Blues (Emmanuel Logan) - 03:00 . 5.I Got…

Eric Dolphy records ‘The Illinois Concert’ with Herbie Hancock (1963)

Eric Dolphy's 'The Illinois Concert' is a live album recorded on March 10, 1963 with Herbie Hancock and released in 1999 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Sigmund Romberg) - 20:17 . 2.Something Sweet, Something Tender (Eric Dolphy) - 01:28 . 3.God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday , Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 08:45 . 4.South Street Exit (Eric Dolphy) -…

Columbia publishes Aretha Franklin’s second album ‘Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo’ (1961)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo' is her second album also known as 'Right Now It's Aretha' and released on February 27, 1961 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Won'T Be Long (J. Leslie Mcfarland) - 03:12 . 2.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg) - 02:42 . 3.Love Is The Only Thing (J. Leslie Mcfarland) - 02:44 . 4.Sweet Lover (J. Leslie Mcfarland, Sidney Wyche) - 03:26 .…

EMI releases ‘Corinne Bailey Rae,’ her eponymous first album (2006)

'Corinne Bailey Rae' is her eponymous debut album released on February 24, 2006 by EMI.Track Listing : 1.Like A Star (Corinne Bailey Rae) - 04:01 . 2.Enchantment (Corinne Bailey Rae, Rod Bowkett) - 03:56 . 3.Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae, John Beck, Steve Chrisanthou) - 03:34 . 4.Till It Happens To You (Corinne Bailey Rae, Pamela Sheyne, Paul Herman) - 04:36 . 5.Trouble Sleeping…

Abbey Lincoln records ‘Straight Ahead’ with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins & Max Roach (1961)

Abbey Lincoln's 'Straight Ahead' is an album recorded on February 22, 1961 with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and others and released the same year by Candid.Track Listing : 1.Straight Ahead (Abbey Lincoln, Earl Baker, Mal Waldron)- 05:24 . 2.When Malindy Sings (Oscar Brown, Paul Lawrence Dunbar)- 04:05 . 3.In The Red (Chips Bayen, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach)- 08:32 . 4.Blue Monk (Abbey…

Erykah Badu releases her debut album : ‘Baduizm’ featuring ‘On & On’, ‘Next Lifetime’, ‘Otherside of the Game’ and ‘Appletree’ (1997)

Erykah Badu's 'Baduizm' feat. 'Appletree' is her debut album released on February 11, 1997 by Kedar Records. Track Listing : 1.Rimshot (Intro) (Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah) - 01:56 . 2.On & On (Erykah Badu, Jaborn Jamal) - 03:45 . 3.Appletree (Erykah Badu, Robert Bradford) - 04:25 . 4.Otherside Of The Game (Erykah Badu, The Roots, Questlove, Richard Nichols, James Poyser) - 06:33 .…

Ella Fitzgerald records with the Duke Ellington Orchestra : ‘The Stockholm Concert, 1966’

Ella Fitzgerald's 'The Stockholm Concert, 1966' is a live album recorded on February 7, 1966 with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and released in 1984 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Imagine My Frustration (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Gerald Wilson) - 05:13 . 2.Duke'S Place (Duke Ellington, Bob Katz, Bob Thiele) - 04:43 . 3.Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) - 03:08 .…

Lou Rawls records his debut album : ‘Stormy Monday’ a.k.a. ‘I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water’ with the Les McCann trio (1962)

Lou Rawls' 'Stormy Monday' is his debut album also known as 'I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water' recorded on February 5–12, 1962, with the Les McCann trio and released the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.(They Call It) Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker) - 03:45 . 2.God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) - 04:30 . 3.See See Rider (Ma Rainey) - 03:11 . 4.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) -…

Sonny Rollins begins the recording of the album ‘The Bridge’ (1962)

Sonny Rollins' 'The Bridge' is an album recorded on January 30, February 13 & 14, 1962 and released In 1962 by Bluebird/RCA, three years after his unexpected early retirement in 1959.Track Listing : 1.Without A Song (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) - 07:28 . 2.Where Are You? (Harold Adamson, Jimmy Mchugh) - 05:10 . 3.John S. (Sonny Rollins) - 07:45 . 4.The Bridge (Sonny Rollins) -…

We remember Gerry Mulligan. ‘Baritone And Gerry’

This day (January 20, 1996), in Darien, Connecticut, died Gerry Mulligan, an American jazz baritone saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.Tracklist : Satin Doll (1987) . North Atlantic Run (1981) . Out Back Of The Barn (1980) . w/ Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (1975) . w/ Dave Brubeck - Lullaby To Mexico (1969) . As Catch Can (1958) . w/ Bob Brookmeyer - Walking Shoes…

Anita O’Day begins the recording of ‘Trav’lin’ Light’ an album for Verve (1961)

Anita O'Day's 'Trav'lin' Light' is an album (tribute to her idol Billie Holiday) recorded on January 18, 19, 1961 and released in 1961 By Verve.Track Listing : 1.Trav'Lin' Light (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) - 03:36 . 2.The Moon Looks Down And Laughs (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Sid Silvers) - 03:58 . 3.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) - 03:12 . 4.Remember (Irving…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Fine and Mellow,’ an album for Pablo (1974)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Fine and Mellow' is a studio album recorded on January 8, 1974 and released in 1979 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Fine And Mellow (Billie Holiday) – 06:05 . 2.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 06:35 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 05:01 . 4.Rockin' In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving…

Helen Merrill records with Clifford Brown ‘Helen Merrill,’ her eponymous debut album for Emarcy (1955)

'Helen Merrill' is her eponymous debut studio album recorded on December 22-24, 1954, with Clifford Brown and released in 1955 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Explain (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 05:08 . 2.You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) - 04:17 . 3.What'S New? (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) - 04:56 . 4.Falling In Love With Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 03:52 .…

Freddie Hubbard begins the recording of ‘Bolivia,’ an album for Music Master (1990)

Freddie Hubbard's 'Bolivia' is an album recorded between December 13, 1990 and January 14, 1991 In 1991 and released by Music Master.Track Listing : 1.Homegrown (Freddie Hubbard) - 08:41 . 2.Bolivia (Cedar Walton) - 06:54 . 3.God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 06:31 . 4.Dear John (Freddie Hubbard) - 07:30 . 5.Managua (Freddie Hubbard) - 10:00 . 6.Third World (Freddie…

Columbia publish ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ eponymous second album featuring ‘Spinning Wheel’ (1968)

'Blood, Sweat & Tears' feat. 'Spinning Wheel' is their eponymous second album released on December 11, 1968 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (Erik Satie, Dick Halligan) - 02:35 . 2.Smiling Phases (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood) - 05:11 . 3.Sometimes In Winter (Steve Katz) - 03:09 . 4.More And More (Vee Pee Smith, Don Juan) - 03:04 . 5.And When I Die…