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Songs for Distingué Lovers / Songs for Distingue Lovers


Download links and information about Songs for Distingué Lovers / Songs for Distingue Lovers by Billie Holiday. This album was released in 1957 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Classical genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 58:37 minutes.

Artist: Billie Holiday
Release date: 1957
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Classical
Tracks: 12
Duration: 58:37
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No. Title Length
1. Day In, Day Out 6:51
2. A Foggy Day 4:43
3. Stars Fell on Alabama (1957 Stereo Version) 4:32
4. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) [1957 Stereo Version] 5:42
5. Just One of Those Things (1957 Stereo Version) 5:34
6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (1957 Stereo Version) 6:07
7. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 3:27
8. I Wished on the Moon (1957) 3:29
9. They Can't Take That away from Me 4:13
10. Body and Soul (1957 Studio) 6:25
11. Moonlight in Vermont (1957 Studio) 3:53
12. Love Is Here to Stay 3:41



Songs for Distingué Lovers forms part of the last series of extensive small-group recordings that Lady Day would make in the studio. Although her voice was largely shot at this point, she puts so much feeling into the lyrics that it's easy to overlook her dark sound. The band is a major asset, and made up of all-stars: trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, pianist Jimmie Rowles, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Red Mitchell, and Alvin Stoller or Larry Bunker on drums. There are plenty of short solos for Edison, Webster, and Kessel. Holiday does her best on such numbers as "A Foggy Day," "One for My Baby," "Just One of Those Things," and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," and there are plenty of haunting moments, even if one could tell (even at the time) that the end was probably drawing near for the singer. [Some reissues add six songs, doubling the original program, including further recordings made during the same January 1957 sessions.]