maart 17, 2015

Billie Holiday - Lover Man (1985)

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.
Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing.
Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.

“Lover Man” released in 1985, is A full LP issue of singles that Billie Holiday recorded for Decca during the mid and late 40s – all small group sessions, with occasional added instrumentation on small string sections, or vocals.

The sides are a nice counterpoint to Billie's work for Verve and Columbia – as the players differ nicely on many of the numbers, and a few tracks even feature a backing vocal group!

Titles include:
 "Lover Man",
"Old Devil Called Love"
"Girls Were Meant To Take Care Of Boys"
"This Is Heaven To Me"
"There Is No Greater Love", and "Solitude".

Side A
A1.  Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)   (3:19)  
A2.  That Ole Devil Called Love   (2:52) 
A3.  My Man   (2:56) 
A4.  You're My Thrill   (3:18)   
A5.  Crazy He Calls Me   (3:00)  
A6.  Weep No More   (3:19)  

Side B
B1.  There Is No Greater Love   (2:56) 
B2.  This Is Heaven To Me   (2:46)  
B3.  Solitude   (3:11) 
B4.  Porgy   (2:55)  
B5. Girls Were Made To Take Care Of Boys (with The Stardusters)   (3:13)
B6.  Please Tell Me Now   (3:08)

with Instrumental Accompaniment directed by: Bonb Haggart and Camarata
Genre: Jazz
Label: MCA Records
Catalog# 252317-1
© 1985

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