Lady Sings The Blues

£ 18.99


The Los Angeles sessions dating from 1954 offer a fresher-sounding Billie, but that in no way diminishes the quality of the songs recorded in New York City. When it was originally released on Clef records, Down Beat magazine gave the album a glowing review and five stars. In their review of the 78-rpm release of Love Me Or Leave Me coupled with I Thought About You, Down Beat said: 'What counts is the penetratingly personal presence of Lady Day.’. When the album came out, there was a concert at New York City's Carnegie Hall on 10 November 1956 featuring much of this material along with readings from her autobiography. It was a sellout and despite the limitations with Billie's voice she delivered a superb performance. In less than three years, however, she would be dead.

Lady Sings The Blues
Trav'lin' Light
I Must Have That Man
Some Other Spring
Strange Fruit
No Good Man
God Bless The Child
Good Morning Heartache
Love Me Or Leave Me
Too Marvelous For Words
Willow Weep For Me
I Thought About You
Format: LP
Label: Verve Records Universal Music Catalogue
Catalogue numbers: MGV-8099

Mastered At-Abbey Road Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p)-The Verve Music Group
Copyright (c)-The Verve Music Group
Published By-Northern Music Corp.
Published By-Bregman
Vocco & Conn
Published By-Mills Music
Published By-Edward B. Marks Music Corporation
Published By-Harms
Published By-Bourne
Published By-Burke And Van Heusen

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Rights Society-BIEM SDRM
Rights Society-ASCAP
Rights Society-BMI
Matrix / Runout-5345887 BD26350-01 A1 VX
Matrix / Runout-5345887 VT BD26350-01 B1
Matrix / Runout-5345887 BD26350-01 A1
Matrix / Runout-5345887 BD26350-01 B1
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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