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.

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 Meyer) – 03:26 . 3.You Don’T Know What Love Is (Gene Depaul, Don Raye) – 03:48 . 4.I Get Along Without You Very Well (Hoagy Carmichael) – 02:59 . 5.For All We Know (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) – 02:53 . 6.Violets For Your Furs (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 03:24 . 7.You’Ve Changed (Bill Carey, Carl T. Fischer) – 03:17 . 8.It’S Easy To Remember (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 04:01 . 9.But Beautiful (W. Johnny Burke, M. Jimmy Van Heusen) – 04:29 . 10.Glad To Be Unhappy (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 04:07 . 11.I’Ll Be Around (Alec Wilder) – 03:23 . 12.The End Of A Love Affair (Edward Redding) – 04:46


Don Hunstein

Musicians : Billie Holiday – Vocals . Mal Waldron – Piano . Barry Galbraith – Guitar . Milt Hinton – Bass . Osie Johnson – Drums . Mel Davis – Trumpet, Solos On (3 – 9) . Billy Butterfield – Trumpet . Jimmy Ochner – Trumpet . J.J. Johnson – Trombone, Solos On (1 – 8) . Urbie Green – Trombone, Solo On (10) . Jack Green – Trombone . Tommy Mitchell – Bass Trombone . Ray Ellis – Conductor . George Ockner – Violin And Concertmaster . Emmanual Green – Violin . Harry Hoffman – Violin . Harry Katzmann – Violin . Leo Kruczek – Violin . Milton Lomask – Violin . Harry Meinikoff – Violin . David Newman – Violin . Samuel Rand – Violin . David Sarcer – Violin . Sid Brecher – Viola . Richard Dichler – Viola . David Soyer – Cello . Maurice Brown – Cello . Janet Putman – Harp . Danny Bank – Flute . Phil Bodner – Flute . Romeo Penque – Flute . Tom Parshley – Flute . Elise Bretton – Backing Vocals . Miriam Workman – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Irving Townsend . Ray Ellis . Fred Plaut – Engineer

Arrangements : Ray Ellis

Package : Ray Ellis – Liner Notes . Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Don Hunstein asterisques RVM – Photography . Irving Townsend – Liner Notes

Recorded On 19–21 February 1958 At Columbia 30Th Street Studio, New York City, New York.

Released In June 1958 By Columbia.

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JazzWax
Fortunately, there are many more hits than misses on Lady in Lady-in-satin Satin, including breathtaking renditions of For Heaven’s Sake, You Don’t Know What Love Is and I’m a Fool to Want You. More important, there are four stunners that solidify the album’s classic status: […]

Sputnikmusic.com
Many Things: first of all Ray Ellis’ arrangements do not fit the album at all. While Billie is pouring out her saddest lyrics, Ray Ellis’ is conducting a song that seems like it’s about the greatest day of ones life, […]

Stylus Magazine
Taken in its (virtually unnavigable) entirety, Lady in Satin reeks of death to its hollow core, baring a soul naked and scorned with nothing uplifting to soften the blow, yet you could still play it in a coffee shop without exciting much comment. “Oh it’s Billie Holiday, honey. […]

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Billie Holiday’s ‘Lady in Satin’

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