Billie Holiday
Velvet Mood + bonus track =180g=

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

( 1956 ) - 2014 EU reissue on 180g vinyl LP- with “Prelude to a Kiss”, along with such standards as Harold Arlen’s “I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues”, and “Everything I Have Is Yours”. Gershwins’ “Nice Work If You Can Get It”. Captures the 41-year-old Holi

Label:  jazz wax 
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Release date: 03-032014 (originally released in 1956)
 
2014 EU reissue on 180g vinyl LP- Captures the 41-year-old Holiday Backed by Harry Sweets Edison, Benny Carter, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel, John Simmons & Larry Bunker, with Billie's edgy vocal perfectly set against the smooth backdrop. Although hard living had already begun to take its toll on Holdiay (who died just three years later), she was still a huge international star at this time, giing sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and touring Europe.
 
Tracks:
A1 Prelude To A Kiss
A2 When Your Lover Has Gone
A3 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
A4 Nice Work If You Can Get It


B1 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
B2 What's New
B3 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
B4 Everything I Have Is Yours
B5 Gone With The Wind (Bonus Track)
 
Personnel:
BILLIE HOLIDAY - vocals
HARRY “SWEETS” EDISON - trumpet
BENNY CARTER - alto sax
JIMMY ROWLES - piano
BARNEY KESSEL - guitar
JOHN SIMMONS - bass
LARRY BUNKER - drums
 
Velvet was indeed the mood for this Lady Day session – an altogether pleasing combination of artist and song. Miss Holiday is equipped vocally to do well by any song, but she does her particularly best with two types of vocals –the basic blues and the sophisticated tunes.
 
The latter is in evidence on this album, topped off by the Duke Ellington effort, “Prelude to a Kiss”, along with such standards as Harold Arlen’s “I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues”, and “Everything I Have Is Yours”. And for a change of pace, there’s the Gershwins’ cheerful suggestion that it’s “Nice Work If You Can Get It”. In all the songs, of course, the very special Billie Holiday characteristics of intensity and emotion are revealed in good measure. Through the years, it has been another characteristic of Miss Holiday that her accompanists be of a high order as jazzmen themselves. Such is the case here.
Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: jazz wax
Originally released: 1956
This release: 2014
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