Billie Holiday Catalog

1936 (age 21)

Billie Holiday - The Golden Years  (Columbia CL 1758)

Bunny Berigan (trumpet) Artie Shaw (clarinet) Joe Bushkin (piano) Dick McDonough (guitar) Pete Peterson (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 10, 1936
19535-1Did I Remember
19536-1No Regrets
Bunny Berigan (trumpet) Irving Fazola (clarinet) Clyde Hart (piano) Dick McDonough (guitar) Artie Bernstein (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 29, 1936
19971-1A Fine Romance
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tab Smith (soprano,alto saxophone) Kenneth Hollon, Stanley Payne (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Bernard Addison (guitar) John Williams (bass) Eddie Dougherty (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 5, 1939
24879-AThem There Eyes
** also issued on CBS (E) BPG 62037.
** part of Columbia C3L 21.

Billie Holiday - Lady Day  (Columbia CL 637)

Bunny Berigan (trumpet) Artie Shaw (clarinet) Joe Bushkin (piano) Dick McDonough (guitar) Pete Peterson (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 10, 1936
19537-1Summertime
19538-1Billie's Blues
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Edmond Hall (clarinet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) James Sherman (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 15, 1937
21249-1Me, Myself And I
21250-1A Sailboat In The Moonlight

Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child  (Columbia C 30783)

Bunny Berigan (trumpet) Irving Fazola (clarinet) Clyde Hart (piano) Dick McDonough (guitar) Artie Bernstein (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 29, 1936
19972-1I Can't Pretend
Jonah Jones (trumpet) Edgar Sampson (clarinet, alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Allan Reuss (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, January 12, 1937
20508-1If My Heart Could Only Talk
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Claude Thornhill (piano) unknown (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 23, 1938
23151-1Having Myself A Time
23152-2Says My Heart
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Albert Casey (guitar) John Williams (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, August 7, 1941
31002-2Jim
31005-3Gloomy Sunday
Gene Fields (guitar) replaces Casey
NYC, February 10, 1942
32408-1+2Until The Real Thing Comes Along
** part of Columbia G 30782; CBS (E) 66267.

Billie Holiday, Vol. 1  (CBS/Sony (J) SOPH-61/62)

Bunny Berigan (trumpet) Irving Fazola (clarinet) Clyde Hart (piano) Dick McDonough (guitar) Artie Bernstein (bass) Cozy Cole (drums, speech -1, drums -2) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 29, 1936
1. 19973-1One, Two, Button Your Shoe
2. 19974-2Let's Call A Heart A Heart

1937

Billie Holiday - The Golden Years, Vol. II  (Columbia CL 2426)

Jonah Jones (trumpet) Edgar Sampson (clarinet, alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Allan Reuss (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, January 12, 1937
20506-1One Never Knows, Does One
20507-1I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Eddie Tompkins (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Joe Thomas (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Carmen Mastren (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Alphonse Steele (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 1, 1937
20918-1Where Is The Sun
20919-1Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
** also issued on CBS (F) 62814.
** part of Columbia C3L 40.

Billie Holiday, Vol. 2  (CBS/Sony (J) SOPH-63/64)

Jonah Jones (trumpet) Edgar Sampson (clarinet, alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Allan Reuss (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, January 12, 1937
20507-2I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
20509-2Please Keep Me In Your Dreams
Eddie Tompkins (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Joe Thomas (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Carmen Mastren (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Alphonse Steele (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 1, 1937
20920-1They Can't Take That Away From Me
20921-1Don't Know If I'm Comin' Or Goin'

Billie Holiday - Rare And Unissued Recordings From The Golden Years, Vol. 2  (Queen-disc (It) Q-065)

Eddie Tompkins (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Joe Thomas (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Carmen Mastren (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Alphonse Steele (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals): same session
NYC, April 1, 1937
20920-2They Can't Take That Away From Me
20921-2Don't Know If I'm Comin' Or Goin'
Shad Collins (trumpet) Eddie Barefield, Leslie Johnakins (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) John Collins (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 21, 1941
29987-3Let's Do It
29988-3inc fakeGeorgia On My Mind
29988-4-
29989-2Romance In The Dark
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Lester Boone, Ernie Powell, Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) Paul Chapman (guitar) Grachan Moncur (bass) Herbert Cowans (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 9, 1941
30458-2God Bless The Child
30458-3inc-
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Gene Fields (guitar) John Williams (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 10, 1942
32405-2Wherever You Are

Billie Holiday, Vol. 3  (CBS/Sony (J) SOPH-65/66)

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Edmond Hall (clarinet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) James Sherman (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 15, 1937
21249-2Me, Myself And I
21251-1Born To Love
Buster Bailey (clarinet) Claude Thornhill (piano) replaces Hall, Sherman
NYC, September 13, 1937
21687-1Who Wants Love
Benny Morton (trombone) Teddy Wilson (piano) replaces Bailey, Thornhill
NYC, January 12, 1938
22281-2Now They Call It Swing
22282-2On The Sentimental Side
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Claude Thornhill (piano) John Kirby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 11, 1938
22922-1The Moon Looks Down And Laughs
22924-2Forget If You Can
add unknown (guitar)
NYC, June 23, 1938
23152-1Says My Heart
23153-2I Wish I Had You
23154-1I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Dicky Wells (trombone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Margaret "Queenie" Johnson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 15, 1938
23468-1I Can't Get Started
23469-2I've Got A Date With A Dream

The Billie Holiday Story, Vol. I  (Columbia C 32123)

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Edmond Hall (clarinet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) James Sherman (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 15, 1937
21252-1Without Your Love
** part of Columbia KG 32121; CBS (E) 68228.

Billie Holiday - The Golden Years  (Columbia CL 1759)

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Edmond Hall (clarinet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) James Sherman (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals): same session
NYC, June 15, 1937
21252-2Without Your Love
Buster Bailey (clarinet) Claude Thornhill (piano) replaces Hall, Sherman
NYC, September 13, 1937
21686-1Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
21688-1Trav'lin' All Alone
Benny Morton (trombone) Teddy Wilson (piano) replaces Bailey, Thornhill
NYC, January 12, 1938
22282-1On The Sentimental Side
22283-1Back In Your Own Backyard
22284-2When A Woman Loves A Man
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Claude Thornhill (piano) John Kirby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 11, 1938
22921-1You Go To My Head
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Dicky Wells (trombone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Margaret "Queenie" Johnson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 15, 1938
23467-1The Very Thought Of You
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone) Chu Berry (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Albert Casey (guitar) John Williams (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, January 20, 1939
23992-1That's All I Ask Of You
23993-1Dream Of Life
Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Tab Smith (soprano,alto saxophone) Kenneth Hollon, Stanley Payne (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) Jimmy McLin (guitar) John Williams (bass) Eddie Dougherty (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 21, 1939
24249-1Long Gone Blues
** also issued on CBS (E) BPG 62038.
** part of Columbia C3L 21.

Billie Holiday - The Golden Years, Vol. II  (Columbia CL 2427)

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Claude Thornhill (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 13, 1937
21689-1He's Funny That Way
Benny Morton (trombone) Teddy Wilson (piano) replaces Bailey, Thornhill
NYC, January 12, 1938
22281-1Now They Call It Swing
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Claude Thornhill (piano) John Kirby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 11, 1938
22923-2If I Were You
add unknown (guitar)
NYC, June 23, 1938
23154-2I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Dicky Wells (trombone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Margaret "Queenie" Johnson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 15, 1938
23469-1I've Got A Date With A Dream
23470-2You Can't Be Mine
** also issued on CBS (F) 62815.
** part of Columbia C3L 40.

1938

Billie Holiday - Rare And Unissued Recordings From The Golden Years, Vol. 1  (Queen-disc (It) Q-064)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Claude Thornhill (piano) John Kirby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 11, 1938
22922-2The Moon Looks Down And Laughs
add unknown (guitar)
NYC, June 23, 1938
23151-2Having Myself A Time
23153-1I Wish I Had You
Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Tab Smith (soprano,alto saxophone) Kenneth Hollon, Stanley Payne (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) Jimmy McLin (guitar) John Williams (bass) Eddie Dougherty (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 21, 1939
24245-2You're Too Lovely To Last
24246-2Under A Blue Jungle Moon
Buck Clayton, Harry Edison (trumpet) Earl Warren, Jack Washington (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Joe Sullivan (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, December 13, 1939
26341-BNight And Day

The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944 - Lady Day  (Columbia/Legacy CXK 85470)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Claude Thornhill (piano) John Kirby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 11, 1938
22923-1If I Were You
22924-1Forget If You Can

1939

Billie Holiday, Vol. 4  (CBS/Sony (J) SOPH-67/68)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone) Chu Berry (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Albert Casey (guitar) John Williams (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, January 20, 1939
23992-2That's All I Ask Of You
Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Tab Smith (soprano,alto saxophone) Kenneth Hollon, Stanley Payne (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) Jimmy McLin (guitar) John Williams (bass) Eddie Dougherty (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 21, 1939
24245-1You're Too Lovely To Last
24246-1Under A Blue Jungle Moon
24247-1Everything Happens For The Best
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tab Smith (soprano,alto saxophone) Kenneth Hollon, Stanley Payne (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Bernard Addison (guitar) John Williams (bass) Eddie Dougherty (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 5, 1939
24878-AOur Love Is Different
24880-ASwing, Brother, Swing
Buck Clayton, Harry Edison (trumpet) Earl Warren, Jack Washington (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Joe Sullivan (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, December 13, 1939
26343-AYou're Just A No Account

Billie Holiday - The Golden Years, Vol. II  (Columbia CL 2428)

Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Tab Smith (soprano,alto saxophone) Kenneth Hollon, Stanley Payne (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) Jimmy McLin (guitar) John Williams (bass) Eddie Dougherty (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 21, 1939
24248-1Why Did I Always Depend On You
Buck Clayton, Harry Edison (trumpet) Earl Warren, Jack Washington (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Joe Sullivan (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, December 13, 1939
26341-ANight And Day
26344-AYou're A Lucky Guy
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Carl Frye, Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone) Kermit Scott (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Lawrence Lucie (guitar) John Williams (bass) Hal West (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 29, 1940
26575-BFalling In Love Again
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Georgie Auld, Don Redman (alto saxophone) Don Byas, Jimmy Hamilton (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) John Collins (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 12, 1940
28617-2I'm All For You
28618-2I Hear Music
28619-3The Same Old Story
28620-3Practice Makes Perfect
Bill Coleman (trumpet) Benny Morton (trombone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, clarinet) Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Ulysses Livingston (guitar) Wilson Myers (bass) Yank Porter (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, October 15, 1940
28874-1St. Louis Blues
Shad Collins (trumpet) Eddie Barefield, Leslie Johnakins (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) John Collins (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 21, 1941
29987-1Let's Do It
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Lester Boone, Ernie Powell, Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) Paul Chapman (guitar) Grachan Moncur (bass) Herbert Cowans (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 9, 1941
30457-1I'm In A Low-Down Groove
30460-1Solitude
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Gene Fields (guitar) John Williams (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 10, 1942
32406-1Mandy Is Two
32407-1It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
** also issued on CBS (F) 62816.
** part of Columbia C3L 40.

Billie Holiday  (Commodore FL 30008)

Frank Newton (trumpet) Tab Smith (soprano,alto saxophone) Kenneth Hollon, Stanley Payne (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Jimmy McLin (guitar) John Williams (bass) Eddie Dougherty (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 20, 1939
24403-BStrange Fruit
24404-AYesterdays
24405-AFine And Mellow
24406-BI Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
Doc Cheatham (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Lem Davis (alto saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) Teddy Walters (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 25, 1944
A4742-3How Am I To Know
A4743-1My Old Flame
A4744-1I'll Get By
A4745-2I Cover The Waterfront
omit Walters
NYC, April 1, 1944
A4750-1I'll Be Seeing You
Eddie Heywood (piano) John Simmons (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 8, 1944
A4754-2She's Funny That Way
A4755-2Lover Come Back To Me
A4757-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
** also issued on Stateside (E) SL 10007; Arteco/Rank (F) RLP 113; Top Rank (Du) HJA 16502; Sonet (Swd) SLP 1000.

Billie Holiday - The Golden Years  (Columbia CL 1760)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tab Smith (soprano,alto saxophone) Kenneth Hollon, Stanley Payne (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Bernard Addison (guitar) John Williams (bass) Eddie Dougherty (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 5, 1939
24877-ASome Other Spring
Buck Clayton, Harry Edison (trumpet) Earl Warren, Jack Washington (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Joe Sullivan (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, December 13, 1939
26342-AThe Man I Love
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Carl Frye, Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone) Kermit Scott (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Lawrence Lucie (guitar) John Williams (bass) Hal West (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 29, 1940
26572-AGhost Of Yesterday
26573-ABody And Soul
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Bill Bowen, Joe Eldridge (alto saxophone) Kermit Scott, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 7, 1940
26900-AI'm Pulling Through
26901-ATell Me More
26902-ALaughing At Life
26903-ATime On My Hands
Shad Collins (trumpet) Eddie Barefield, Leslie Johnakins (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) John Collins (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 21, 1941
29988-1Georgia On My Mind
29989-1Romance In The Dark
29990-1All Of Me
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Lester Boone, Ernie Powell, Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) Paul Chapman (guitar) Grachan Moncur (bass) Herbert Cowans (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 9, 1941
30458-1God Bless The Child
30459-1Am I Blue
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Albert Casey (guitar) John Williams (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, August 7, 1941
31003-1I Cover The Waterfront
31004-1Love Me Or Leave Me
31005-1Gloomy Sunday
** also issued on CBS (E) BPG 62039.
** part of Columbia C3L 21.

1940

Billie Holiday, Vol. 5  (CBS/Sony (J) SOPH-69/70)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Carl Frye, Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone) Kermit Scott (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Lawrence Lucie (guitar) John Williams (bass) Hal West (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 29, 1940
26574-AWhat Is This Going To Got Us
26575-AFalling In Love Again
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Georgie Auld, Don Redman (alto saxophone) Don Byas, Jimmy Hamilton (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) John Collins (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 12, 1940
28620-1Practice Makes Perfect
Bill Coleman (trumpet) Benny Morton (trombone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, clarinet) Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Ulysses Livingston (guitar) Wilson Myers (bass) Yank Porter (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, October 15, 1940
28874-2St. Louis Blues
28875-1Loveless Love
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Albert Casey (guitar) John Williams (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, August 7, 1941
31002-1Jim
Gene Fields (guitar) replaces Casey
NYC, February 10, 1942
32405-1Wherever You Are
32408-1Until The Real Thing Comes Along

Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child  (Columbia C 30784)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Georgie Auld, Don Redman (alto saxophone) Don Byas, Jimmy Hamilton (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) John Collins (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 12, 1940
28617-1I'm All For You
28618-1I Hear Music
28619-1The Same Old Story
Bill Coleman (trumpet) Benny Morton (trombone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, clarinet) Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone) Sonny White (piano) Ulysses Livingston (guitar) Wilson Myers (bass) Yank Porter (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, October 15, 1940
28875-2Loveless Love
Shad Collins (trumpet) Eddie Barefield, Leslie Johnakins (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) John Collins (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 21, 1941
29988-2Georgia On My Mind
29989-4Romance In The Dark
29990-2All Of Me
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Lester Boone, Ernie Powell, Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) Paul Chapman (guitar) Grachan Moncur (bass) Herbert Cowans (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 9, 1941
30459-3Am I Blue
** part of Columbia G 30782; CBS (E) 66267.

Various Artists - Jazz Potpourri, Vol. 3: 20 Collector Items 1933-1947  (Meritt 25)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Georgie Auld, Don Redman (alto saxophone) Don Byas, Jimmy Hamilton (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) John Collins (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 12, 1940
28619-2nd tryThe Same Old Story

Billie Holiday - Control Booth-Series, Vol. 1 1940-41  (Jazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2014)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Georgie Auld, Don Redman (alto saxophone) Don Byas, Jimmy Hamilton (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) John Collins (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals): same session
NYC, September 12, 1940
28619-inc fakeThe Same Old Story
28620-4Practice Makes Perfect
Shad Collins (trumpet) Eddie Barefield, Leslie Johnakins (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) John Collins (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 21, 1941
29987-2Let's Do It
29989-3Romance In The Dark
29990-3All Of Me

Various Artists - Swing Street, Vol. IV  (Epic LN 24030)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Georgie Auld, Don Redman (alto saxophone) Don Byas, Jimmy Hamilton (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) John Collins (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, September 12, 1940
28620-2Practice Makes Perfect

Various Artists - Make Believe Ball Room Program  (Saga ERO 8014)

Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Charlie Barnet, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
"Make Believe Ballroom", WNEW Studio, NYC, December 19, 1940
The Man I Love

1941

Billie Holiday - Control Booth-Series, Vol. 2 1941-42  (Jazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2015)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Lester Boone, Ernie Powell, Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) Paul Chapman (guitar) Grachan Moncur (bass) Herbert Cowans (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, May 9, 1941
30459-2Am I Blue
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Babe Russin (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Albert Casey (guitar) John Williams (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, August 7, 1941
31004-breakLove Me Or Leave Me
31004-cut-
31005-breakGloomy Sunday
Gene Fields (guitar) replaces Casey
NYC, February 10, 1942
32406-2Mandy Is Two
32406-cut-
32407-2It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
32407-3-
32407-cut-
32408-2Until The Real Thing Comes Along

1944

An Evening With Eddie Heywood And Billie Holiday  (Commodore FL 30011)

Doc Cheatham (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Lem Davis (alto saxophone) Eddie Heywood (piano) John Simmons (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 1, 1944
A4751-1I'm Yours
A4752-2Embraceable You
A4753-1As Time Goes By
Eddie Heywood (piano) John Simmons (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 8, 1944
A4756-1Billie's Blues
** also issued on Top Rank (Du) HJA 16508.

Billie Holiday - Lover Man  (Decca DL 8702)

Russ Case (trumpet) Jack Cressey, Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Larry Binyon, Paul Ricci (tenor saxophone) Dave Bowman (piano) Carl Kress (guitar) Haig Stephens (bass) Johnny Blowers (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified 6 strings, Toots Camarata (conductor)
NYC, October 4, 1944
72404Lover Man
Dave Harris (tenor saxophone) George Wettling (drums) replaces Ricci, Blowers
NYC, November 8, 1944
72497That Ole Devil Called Love
Billy Butterfield (trumpet) Bill Stegmeyer (clarinet, alto saxophone) Al Klink, Toots Mondello (alto saxophone) Art Drellinger, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) Dan Perry (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass, conductor) Bunny Shawker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 13, 1947
73793There Is No Greater Love
73795Solitude
Bobby Tucker (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) John Levy (bass) Denzil Best (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, December 10, 1948
74650Weep No More
74651Girls Were Made To Take Care Of Boys
74652Porgy
74653My Man
Bobby Hackett (trumpet) Milt Yaner (clarinet, alto saxophone) John Fulton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Bernie Leighton (piano) Tony Mottola (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Norris Shawker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified strings, Gordon Jenkins (conductor)
NYC, October 19, 1949
75421You're My Thrill
75422Crazy He Calls Me
75423Please Tell Me Now
Dent Eckels (flute, saxophones) Charles LaVere (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Lou Butterman (bass) Nick Fatool (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified strings
NYC, March 8, 1950
L5417This Is Heaven To Me
** part of GRP GRD-2-601.

Billie Holiday - The Lady Sings  (Decca DL 8215)

Russ Case (trumpet) Jack Cressey, Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Larry Binyon, Paul Ricci (tenor saxophone) Dave Bowman (piano) Carl Kress (guitar) Haig Stephens (bass) Johnny Blowers (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified 6 strings, Toots Camarata (conductor)
NYC, October 4, 1944
72405No More
Joe Guy (trumpet) Bill Stegmeyer (alto saxophone) Armand Camgros, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone) Stan Webb (baritone saxophone) Sammy Benskin (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass, conductor) Specs Powell (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified 6 strings
NYC, August 14, 1945
73006Don't Explain
73008You Better Go Now
73009What Is This Thing Called Love
Gordon Griffin, Joe Guy (trumpet) Bill Stegmeyer (alto saxophone, conductor) Armand Camgros, Bernie Kaufman, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone) Joe Springer (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified 4 strings
NYC, January 22, 1946
73300Good Morning, Heartache
73301No Good Man
Joe Guy (trumpet) Billy Kyle (piano) Jimmy Shirley (guitar) Thomas Barney (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 9, 1946
73498I'll Look Around
Billy Butterfield (trumpet) Bill Stegmeyer (clarinet, alto saxophone) Al Klink, Toots Mondello (alto saxophone) Art Drellinger, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) Dan Perry (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass, conductor) Bunny Shawker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 13, 1947
73792Deep Song
73794Easy Living
Emmett Berry, Buck Clayton, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet) George Matthews, Dicky Wells (trombone) George Dorsey, Rudy Powell (alto saxophone) Joe Thomas, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Sol Moore (baritone saxophone) Horace Henderson (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Buster Harding (conductor)
NYC, August 17, 1949
75147Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Tony Faso, Bernie Privin, Dick Vance (trumpet) Mort Bullman, Henderson Chambers (trombone) George Dorsey, Johnny Mince (alto saxophone) Budd Johnson, Freddie Williams (tenor saxophone) Eddie Barefield (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Horace Henderson (piano) Everett Barksdale (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Sy Oliver (conductor)
NYC, August 29, 1949
75204Them There Eyes
Dent Eckels (flute, saxophones) Charles LaVere (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Lou Butterman (bass) Nick Fatool (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified strings
NYC, March 8, 1950
L5416God Bless The Child
** part of GRP GRD-2-601.

Billie Holiday - Big Stuff  (MCA Coral (G) 6.22125 AK)

Russ Case (trumpet) Jack Cressey, Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone) Larry Binyon, Dave Harris (tenor saxophone) Dave Bowman (piano) Carl Kress (guitar) Haig Stephens (bass) George Wettling (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified 6 strings, Toots Camarata (conductor)
NYC, November 8, 1944
72498Don't Explain (first version)
72499Big Stuff (first version)
Joe Guy (trumpet) Bill Stegmeyer (alto saxophone) Armand Camgros, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone) Stan Webb (baritone saxophone) Sammy Benskin (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass, conductor) Specs Powell (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified 6 strings
NYC, August 14, 1945
73007Big Stuff (second version)
Joe Guy (trumpet) Joe Springer (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Kelly Martin (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 13, 1946
73440-?Big Stuff (previously unissued third version)

1946 (age 31)

Billie Holiday - The Complete Decca Recordings  (GRP GRD-2-601)

Gordon Griffin, Joe Guy (trumpet) Bill Stegmeyer (alto saxophone, conductor) Armand Camgros, Bernie Kaufman, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone) Joe Springer (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified 4 strings
NYC, January 22, 1946
73301-?No Good Man (previously unissued alternate)
Joe Guy (trumpet) Joe Springer (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Kelly Martin (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 13, 1946
73440-??Big Stuff (previously unissued breakdown and chatter)
Joe Guy (trumpet) Billy Kyle (piano) Jimmy Shirley (guitar) Thomas Barney (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 9, 1946
73497-?Baby, I Don't Cry Over You (previously unissued alternate)
73498-?I'll Look Around (previously unissued alternate)
Rostelle Reese (trumpet) Lem Davis (alto saxophone) Bob Dorsey (tenor saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) John Simmons (bass, conductor) Denzil Best (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, December 27, 1946
73768-?Guilty (previously unissued alternate)
73768-??Guilty (previously unissued breakdown and chatter)
Billy Butterfield (trumpet) Bill Stegmeyer (clarinet, alto saxophone) Al Klink, Toots Mondello (alto saxophone) Art Drellinger, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) Dan Perry (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass, conductor) Bunny Shawker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 13, 1947
73795-?Solitude (previously unissued alternate)
Bobby Tucker (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) John Levy (bass) Denzil Best (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, December 10, 1948
74653-?My Man (previously unissued alternate)
Emmett Berry, Buck Clayton, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet) George Matthews, Dicky Wells (trombone) George Dorsey, Rudy Powell (alto saxophone) Joe Thomas, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Sol Moore (baritone saxophone) Horace Henderson (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Buster Harding (conductor)
NYC, August 17, 1949
75147-?Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do (previously unissued alternate)
** same contents as Decca DL 8215 + DL 8701 + DL 8702 + 14 bonus tracks.

Billie Holiday - The Blues Are Brewin'  (Decca DL 8701)

Joe Guy (trumpet) Joe Springer (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Kelly Martin (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 13, 1946
73440Big Stuff
Joe Guy (trumpet) Billy Kyle (piano) Jimmy Shirley (guitar) Thomas Barney (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 9, 1946
73497Baby, I Don't Cry Over You
Rostelle Reese (trumpet) Lem Davis (alto saxophone) Bob Dorsey (tenor saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) John Simmons (bass, conductor) Denzil Best (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, December 27, 1946
73767The Blues Are Brewin'
73768Guilty
Emmett Berry, Buck Clayton, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet) George Matthews, Dicky Wells (trombone) George Dorsey, Rudy Powell (alto saxophone) Joe Thomas, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Sol Moore (baritone saxophone) Horace Henderson (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Buster Harding (conductor)
NYC, August 17, 1949
75148Baby Get Lost
Tony Faso, Bernie Privin, Dick Vance (trumpet) Mort Bullman, Henderson Chambers (trombone) George Dorsey, Johnny Mince (alto saxophone) Budd Johnson, Freddie Williams (tenor saxophone) Eddie Barefield (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Horace Henderson (piano) Everett Barksdale (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Sy Oliver (conductor)
NYC, August 29, 1949
75203Keeps On Rainin'
Buck Clayton, Lester "Shad" Collins, Bobby Williams (trumpet) Henderson Chambers, George Stevenson (trombone) Pete Clark, George Dorsey (alto saxophone) Budd Johnson, Freddie Williams (tenor saxophone) Dave McRae (baritone saxophone) Horace Henderson (piano) Everett Barksdale (guitar) Joe Benjamin (bass) Wallace Bishop (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Sy Oliver (conductor)
NYC, September 8, 1949
75241Do Your Duty
75242Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer
Bernie Privin (trumpet) Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocals -1,2) Sid Cooper, Johnny Mince (alto saxophone) Art Drellinger, Pat Nizza (tenor saxophone) Billy Kyle (piano) Everett Barksdale (guitar) Joe Benjamin (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Sy Oliver (conductor)
NYC, September 30, 1949
1. 75342You Can't Lose A Broken Heart
2. 75343My Sweet Hunk O' Trash
3. 75344Now Or Never
Bobby Hackett (trumpet) Milt Yaner (clarinet, alto saxophone) John Fulton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Bernie Leighton (piano) Tony Mottola (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Norris Shawker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified strings, Gordon Jenkins (conductor)
NYC, October 19, 1949
75424Somebody's On My Mind
** part of GRP GRD-2-601.

Billie Holiday/Ralph Burns - Jazz Recital  (Clef MGC 718)

possibly Buck Clayton, Joe Guy (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) possibly Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Milt Raskin (piano) possibly Irving Ashby (guitar) Red Callender (bass) David Coleman (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
Body And Soul
Strange Fruit
Trav'lin' Light
He's Funny That Way
The Man I Love
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
All Of Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8098.

Jazz At The Philharmonic - The Historic Recordings  (Verve VE2 2504)

possibly Buck Clayton, Joe Guy (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) possibly Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Milt Raskin (piano) possibly Irving Ashby (guitar) Red Callender (bass) David Coleman (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals): same session
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
Billie's Blues

1949

Billie Holiday - Broadcast Performances, Vol. 1: 1949-1952  (ESP-Disk' ESP 3002)

Neal Hefti (trumpet) Herbie Harper (trombone) Herbie Steward (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Robert "Iggy" Shevak (bass) Blinkie Garner (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
AFRS radio broadcast, "Just Jazz", Los Angeles, CA, June, 1949
My Man
Miss Brown To You
Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Horace Henderson (piano) Jack Lesberg (bass) George Wettling (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NBC television broadcast, "Eddie Condon Floor Show", NYC, August 27, 1949
Keeps On A-Rainin'
Lover Man
Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Horace Henderson (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
television broadcast, "Art Ford Television Show", NYC, August 27, 1949
I Cover The Waterfront
All Of Me
Billie Holiday (vocals) The Apollo House Band
broadcast, "Apollo Theater", Harlem, NY, May 24, 1950
You're My Thrill
Al Haig (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Tiny Kahn (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
broadcast, "Storyville Club", Boston, MA, October 29, 1951
He's Funny That Way
Billie's Blues
Buster Harding (piano) John Field (bass) Marquis Foster (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
broadcast, "Storyville Club", Boston, MA, October 31, 1951
Miss Brown To You
Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified small combo
radio broadcast, "Apollo Theater", Harlem, NY, possibly July, 1952
My Man
Tony Scott (clarinet) Buster Harding (piano, conductor) Billie Holiday (vocals) and others
broadcast, "Apollo Theater", Harlem, NY, December 10, 1952
Tenderly
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 3002 entitled "Broadcast Performances, Vol. 1: Radio And TV Broadcasts".

Billie Holiday/Stan Getz - Billie And Stan  (Dale LP 25)

Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Horace Henderson (piano) Jack Lesberg (bass) George Wettling (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NBC television broadcast, "Eddie Condon Floor Show", NYC, August 27, 1949
Detour Ahead
Them There Eyes
Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Tiny Kahn (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
broadcast, "Storyville Club", Boston, MA, October 29, 1951
You're Driving Me Crazy
Lover Come Back To Me
Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do

1951

Billie Holiday Sings The Blues  (Score SLP 4014)

Haywood Henry (tenor,baritone saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
WOR Studios, NYC, April 29, 1951
WOR1681-4 | IM-3694Be Fair To Me
WOR1682-1 | IM-3695Rocky Mountain Blues
WOR1683-5 | IM-3693Blue Turning Grey Over You
WOR1684-5 | IM-3696Detour Ahead

1952

Songs By Billie Holiday - Solitude  (Clef MGC 690)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March 26, 1952
764-3East Of The Sun
765-1Blue Moon
766-1You Go To My Head
767-2You Turned The Tables On Me
768-1Easy To Love
769-3These Foolish Things
770-3I Only Have Eyes For You
771-1Solitude
J.C. Heard (drums) replaces Stoller
Los Angeles, CA, April, 1952
784-1Everything I Have Is Yours
785-4Love For Sale
786-4Moonglow
787-3Tenderly
** also issued on Verve MGV 8074.

Billie Holiday - You Turned The Tables On Me / Easy To Love  (Mercury 89003x45)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March 26, 1952
767-5You Turned The Tables On Me
** reissue of Mercury 89003.

Billie Holiday - If The Moon Turns Green / Autumn In New York  (Clef 89108x45)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, April, 1952
788-1If The Moon Turns Green
790-7Autumn In New York
** reissue of Clef 89108.

A Recital By Billie Holiday  (Clef MGC 686)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals): same session
Los Angeles, CA, April, 1952
788-2If The Moon Turns Green
789-3(You Forgot To) Remember
790-1Autumn In New York
Joe Newman (trumpet) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 27, 1952
839-6My Man
840-4Lover Come Back To Me
841-3Stormy Weather
842-2Yesterdays
843-2He's Funny That Way
844-3I Can't Face The Music
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 14, 1954
1567-1How Deep Is The Ocean
1568-1What A Little Moonlight Can Do
1569-5I Cried For You
** also issued on Verve MGV 8027.

Billie Holiday - (You Forgot To) Remember / I Can't Face The Music  (Clef 89096x45)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, April, 1952
789-2(You Forgot To) Remember
** reissue of Clef 89096.

Billie Holiday - My Man / He's Funny That Way  (Clef 89089x45)

Joe Newman (trumpet) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 27, 1952
843-6He's Funny That Way
** reissue of Clef 89089.

Billie Holiday - Broadcast Performances, Vol. 2: 1953-1956  (ESP-Disk' ESP 3003)

Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Ray Nance (violin) Buster Harding (piano) John Field (bass) Marquis Foster (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
broadcast, "Carnegie Hall", NYC, November 14, 1952
I Cover The Waterfront
Lover Come Back To Me
My Man (All Of Me)
Fine And Mellow (Billie's Blues)
unknown (trumpet) probably Carl Drinkard (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals, speech) Louis Armstrong, Tallulah Bankhead, Mae Barnes, Leonard Feather, Arthur Herzog, "Pods" Hollingsworth, Artie Shaw (speech) unidentified actors (actor) George Jessel (host, narrator)
television broadcast, "The Comeback Story", NYC, October 16, 1953
God Bless The Child
unknown (trumpet) probably Carl Drinkard (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Steve Allen (announcer) Skitch Henderson (director) and others
television broadcast, "The Steve Allen Tonight Show", NYC, February 8 or 14, 1955
My Man
Them There Eyes
Lover Man
probably Carl Drinkard (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
radio broadcast, "Band Stand U.S.A.", "Red Hill Inn", Pennsauken, NJ, August 29, 1956
I Only Have Eyes For You
My Man
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 3003 entitled "Broadcast Performances, Vol. 2: Radio And TV Broadcasts".

1954

Billie Holiday - Lady Love  (United Artists UAJ 14014)

Carl Drinkard (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Elaine Leighton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Leonard Feather (announcer)
"Jazz Club U.S.A.", live in Cologne, West Germany, January 5, 1954
Announcement
27053Blue Moon
27054All Of Me
27055My Man
27056Them There Eyes
27057I Cried For You
27058What A Little Moonlight Can Do
27059I Cover The Waterfront
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Red Norvo (vibraphone) Sonny Clark, Carl Drinkard (piano) Beryl Booker (piano -1) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Elaine Leighton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Leonard Feather (announcer)
1. 27060Billie's Blues
2. 27061Lover Come Back To Me
** also issued on United Artists UAJS 15014.

Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues  (Clef MGC 721)

Harry Edison (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Chico Hamilton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 3, 1954
1930-2Love Me Or Leave Me
1932-6Too Marvelous For Words
1935-3I Thought About You
1937-1Willow Weep For Me
1938-3Stormy Blues
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet, arranger) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Aaron Bell (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 6, 1956
2850-5 | 62VK224Trav'lin' Light
2851-3I Must Have That Man
2853-1Some Other Spring
2854-4Lady Sings The Blues
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet, arranger -2/4) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone -2/4) Wynton Kelly (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Aaron Bell (bass -2/4) Lenny McBrowne (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 7, 1956
1. 2855-12Strange Fruit
2. 2856-1God Bless The Child
3. 2857-8Good Morning, Heartache
4. 2858-1No Good Man
** also issued on Verve MGV 8099; ARS G 431.

Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues  (Verve VE2 2515)

Harry Edison (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Chico Hamilton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 3, 1954
1931-5P.S. I Love You
1933-7Softly
1936-6What A Little Moonlight Can Do

1955 (age 40)

Billie Holiday - Stay With Me  (Verve MGV 8302)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Carl Drinkard (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 14, 1955
2274-1Say It Isn't So
2275-5I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
2276-4I Wished On The Moon
2277-3Always
2278-2Everything Happens To Me
2279-2Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
2280-2Ain't Misbehavin'

Billie Holiday - Easy To Remember  (Society (E) SOC 1027)

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) Count Basie (organ) Eddie Jones (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
broadcast, "Carnegie Hall", NYC, May 6, 1955
Stormy Weather
probably Carl Drinkard (piano) Billie Holiday (vocals) Steve Allen (announcer) unidentified studio house band, Skitch Henderson (director)
television broadcast, "The Steve Allen Tonight Show", NYC, February 10, 1956
(I Don't Stand A) Ghost Of A Chance (With You)
probably Carl Drinkard (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
radio broadcast, "Band Stand U.S.A.", "Red Hill Inn", Pennsauken, NJ, August 29, 1956
Willow Weep For Me
Jimmy McPartland (cornet) Tyree Glenn (vibraphone) Mal Waldron (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass) Harry Leon (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
television broadcast, "Art Ford's Jazz Party", Channel 13, NYC, May 29, 1958
You've Changed
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone) Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Mary Osborne (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
television broadcast, "Art Ford's Jazz Party", Channel 13, NYC, July 10, 1958
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Foolin' Myself (Fooling Myself)
Easy To Remember
add Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Harry Sheppard (vibraphone)
television broadcast, "Art Ford's Jazz Party", Channel 13, NYC, July 17, 1958
Don't Explain

Billie Holiday - Music For Torching  (Clef MGC 669)

Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto,tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 1955
2438-2I Don't Want To Cry Anymore
2440-1I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
2442-4Gone With The Wind
2444-1It Had To Be You
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1955
2446-3Come Rain Or Come Shine
2449-8A Fine Romance
2451-3I Get A Kick Out Of You
2453-3Isn't This A Lovely Day
** also issued on Verve MGV 8026.

Songs By Billie Holiday - Velvet Moods  (Clef MGC 713)

Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto,tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 1955
2439-2Prelude To A Kiss
2441-3When Your Lover Has Gone
2443-2 | 62VK225Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
2445-5Nice Work If You Can Get It
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1955
2447-1I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
2448-3What's New
2450-1I Hadn't Anyone Till You
2452-2Everything I Have Is Yours
** also issued on Verve MGV 8096.

1956

Billie Holiday - Broadcast Performances, Vol. 3: 1956-1958  (ESP-Disk' ESP 3006)

probably Carl Drinkard (piano) Billie Holiday (vocals) Steve Allen (announcer) unidentified studio house band, Skitch Henderson (director)
television broadcast, "The Steve Allen Tonight Show", NYC, February 10, 1956
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
probably Carl Drinkard (piano) unknown (bass) Eddie Phyfe (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
radio broadcast, Olivia Davis' "Patio Lounge", Washington, DC, October 27, 1956
Nice Work If You Can Get It
God Bless The Child
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Don't Explain
probably Carl Drinkard (piano) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified studio house band, including strings, Skitch Henderson (director)
television broadcast, "The Steve Allen Tonight Show", NYC, November 8, 1956
Porgy
Buck Clayton, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone) Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone) Harry Sheppard (vibraphone) Mal Waldron (piano) Mary Osborne (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
television broadcast, "Art Ford's Jazz Party", Channel 13, NYC, July 17, 1958
Moanin' Low
When Your Lover Has Gone
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 3005 entitled "Broadcast Performances, Vol. 3: Radio And TV Broadcasts".

Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All  (Verve MGV 8329)

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 1956
2914-3Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
2915-6Cheek To Cheek
2916-4Ill Wind
2917-8Speak Low
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1956
2929-4We'll Be Together Again
2930-3All Or Nothing At All
2931-6Sophisticated Lady
2932-6April In Paris
Red Mitchell (bass) replaces Mondragon
Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1957
20498-4I Wished On The Moon
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 7, 1957
20506-7But Not For Me
Joe Mondragon (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) replaces Mitchell, Stoller
Los Angeles, CA, January 8, 1957
20562-2Say It Isn't So
20563-2Our Love Is Here To Stay

The Essential Billie Holiday  (Verve V/V6 8410)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Carl Drinkard (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Carson Smith (bass) Chico Hamilton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Gilbert Millstein (narrator)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, November 10, 1956
Lady Sings The Blues
It Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Trav'lin' Light
I Love My Man
Body And Soul
Don't Explain
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet) Al Cohn (tenor saxophone) Carl Drinkard (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Carson Smith (bass) Chico Hamilton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Yesterdays
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
I'll Be Seeing You
My Man
I Cried For You
Fine And Mellow
I Cover The Waterfront
What A Little Moonlight Can Do

1957

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul  (Verve MGV 8197)

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1957
20499-7Moonlight In Vermont
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 1957
20503-4Comes Love
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 7, 1957
20505-3Darn That Dream
20507-1Body And Soul
Larry Bunker (drums) replaces Stoller
Los Angeles, CA, January 9, 1957
20565-3They Can't Take That Away From Me
20566-1Embraceable You
20567-4Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
20568-5Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers  (Verve MGV 8257)

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1957
20500-6A Foggy Day
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 1957
20501-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
20502-2Just One Of Those Things
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 7, 1957
20504-1Day In, Day Out
Joe Mondragon (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) replaces Mitchell, Stoller
Los Angeles, CA, January 8, 1957
20561-2Stars Fell On Alabama
20564-3One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6021.

Ella Fitzgerald And Billie Holiday At Newport  (Verve MGV 8234)

Mal Waldron (piano) Joe Benjamin (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, evening, July 6, 1957
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Willow Weep For Me
Lover Come Back To Me
Lady Sings The Blues
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
My Man
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6022; ARS G 433.

1958

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin  (Columbia CL 1157)

Billy Butterfield, Mel Davis, Bernie Glow (trumpet) Urbie Green (trombone) Gene Quill (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified strings, harp, vocal choir, Ray Ellies (arranger, conductor) and others
NYC, February 18, 1958
CO60460You Don't Know What Love Is
CO60461I'll Be Around
CO60462For Heaven's Sake
same personnel
NYC, February 19, 1958
CO60463But Beautiful
CO60464For All We Know
CO60465It's Easy To Remember
CO60466I'm A Fool To Want You
Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson, Tom Mitchell (trombone) Phil Bodner, Tom Parsley, Romeo Penque, Ed Powell (reeds) Janet Putman (harp) Bradley Spinney (xylophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified strings, harp, vocal choir, Ray Ellies (arranger, conductor)
NYC, February 20, 1958
CO60467The End Of A Love Affair
CO60468Glad To Be Unhappy
CO60469You've Changed
CO60470I Get Along Without You Very Well
CO60471Violets For Your Furs
** also issued on Columbia CS 8048.

Billie Holiday At Monterey 1958  (Black-Hawk BKH 50701)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet -5/11) Benny Carter (alto saxophone -5/11) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone -5/11) Mal Waldron (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Dick Berk (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
"Monterey Jazz Festival", Monterey, CA, October 5, 1958
1.Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
2.Willow Weep For Me
3.When Your Lover Has Gone
4.God Bless The Child
5.I Only Have Eyes For You
6.Good Morning, Heartache
7.Them There Eyes
8.Billie's Blues
9.Oh What A Little Moonlight Can Do
10.Travelin' Light
11.Lover Come Back To Me

1959 (aged 44)

Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra  (MGM E 3764)

Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Romeo Penque (tenor saxophone) Janet Putnam (harp) Hank Jones (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Joe Benjamin (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified string quartet
NYC, March 3, 1959
59XY435All The Way
59XY436It's Not For Me To Say
59XY437I'll Never Smile Again
59XY438Just One More Change
Harry Edison (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Gene Quill (alto saxophone) Janet Putnam (harp) Hank Jones (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified string quartet
NYC, March 4, 1959
59XY439When It's Sleepy Time Down South
59XY440Don't Worry' Bout Me
59XY441Sometimes I'm Happy
59XY442You Took Advantage Of Me
Harry Edison, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Billy Byers (trombone) Danny Bank, Al Cohn (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, March 11, 1959
59XY455There'll Be Some Changes Made
59XY456'Deed I Do
59XY457All Of You
59XY458Baby, Won't You Please Come Home