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 Thing Off (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:22 . 5.Comes Love (Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias) – 03:58 . 6.Gee Baby, Ain’T I Good To You (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) – 05:34 . 7.Embraceable You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 06:45 . 8.Moonlight In Vermont (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 03:47

Musicians : Billie Holiday – Vocals . Ben Webster – Tenor Sax . Barney Kessel – Guitar . Harry Sweets Edison – Trumpet . Jimmy Rowles – Piano . Red Mitchell – Bass . Larry Bunker – Drums

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Howard Moorehead – Photography . Bob Willoughby – Photography

Recorded On January 3, 4,7 & 9, 1957.

Released In 1957 By Verve Records.

(Source Billie Holiday – Body and Soul | The Official Website of Billie Holiday)


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