Billy Holiday

MOVLP258 * 2011

Lady in Satin

Lady in Satin

  • A1 I'm A Fool To Want You (3:24)
  • A2 For Heaven's Sake (3:26)
  • A3 You Don't Know What Love Is (3:48)
  • A4 I Get Along Without You Very Well (2:59)
  • A5 For All We Know (2:53)
  • A6 Violets For Your Furs (3:24)
  • B1 You've Changed (3:17)
  • B2 It's Easy To Remember (4:01)
  • B3 But Beautiful (4:29)
  • B4 Glad To Be Unhappy (4:07)
  • B5 I'll Be Around (3:23)

Information

Billie Holiday is undeniably one of the most influential singers of the twentieth century. As the first vocalist to cite instruments – and especially the horns of Louis Armstrong and Lester Young – as her main inspiration, she was one of the most relentlessly individual singers of the jazz age, transforming silly Tin Pan Alley songs into jazz standards. But her biography also reads as one of the saddest tales of the modern age. Her talents came at a cost; the price seemed to be a predilection for bad men and an addiction to drugs.

Lady In Satin is the last major recording of Billie Holiday that was released during her lifetime, and it is also the most controversial. Ray Ellis' seem like a harsh contrast to Holiday's broken and fragile voice. Ellis himself was, at first, disappointed by the quality of the recording. It was only after listening more closely that he realized the beauty of these sessions and understood why Billie ranked this album as her favorite. More than any of her other recordings, Lady In Satin calls for an emotional rather than a musical listening. Music On Vinyl is exceptionally proud to be allowed add the swan's song of one of history's most important artists to its catalogue.

180 grams audiophile vinyl

Reviews

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    Both sides of this excellent 45 produced by Ronnie Nasrallah are top quality. The A side is 'I won't let you go' and the flipside is 'Love me forever'. Big tunes!!

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    A slower rocksteady track from the Blues Busters on the A side with 'There's always sunshine' the ever reliable 'Maytals' on the flipside with 'Sometimes'.

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  • The Willows - Send Another MosesThe WillowsSend Another Moses

    Classic that was first recorded at Studio One by 'The Willows' comes withe correct version on the flipside. Check the sound samples before you buy as they are JA pressings.

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    The Sound Dimension do a fantastic version of Booker Ts 'Time is Tight' on the A side. Barry Heptone handles the flipside with 'Sad Songs' JA pressings so check the sound files before you buy.

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    Cedric Brooks in combination with the Sound Dimension on a classic Studio One rhythm. Thelma Version on the flipside with Wildman Johnson. Not great pressing quality on the flipside but the A side is better. Check the sound clips before you buy as they are JA pressings

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    The distinctive tones of Albert Griffiths float over a Studio One rhythm. Roots and culture of the early 70s variety. Come with the correct version on the flipside. Nice.

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