Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers


Verve (Acoustic Sounds Series)



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AVER 83101
UPC: 602448644244
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP


New for 2023!

Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!

Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes

180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets

Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds

It is undeniable that Billie Holiday's singing changed in her later years. Her voice darkened and shifted to a lower range. Her economy of means distilled her sound to its expressive essence — a kind of heightened speech. The classic LP Songs For Distingue Lovers has also deepened and become burnished with time. Maybe it's that still-arresting word, "distingue"; maybe it's that iconic, tinted image of Lady Day on the cover. But now that legendary LP, with the singer's best studio work of the Fifties, is available through the Acoustic Sounds Series.

Originally released in 1957.

Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

Billie Holiday, vocals
Larry Bunker, drums
Harry "Sweets" Edison, trumpet
Barney Kessel, guitar
Red Mitchell, bass
Joe Mondragon, bass
Jimmy Rowles, piano
Alvin Stoller, drums
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone


Side A
Day In, Day Out
A Foggy Day
Stars Fell On Alabama
Side B
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Just One Of Those Things
I Didn't Know What Time It Was

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Miss Holiday

posted on 06/28/2023
5 Stars
Purists say that Billie Holiday at this time in her career lost her voice and did not have the range required to be at the height of Ella. But as Norman Granz pointed out, Billie does not sing rather tells her songs. This is a beautiful album composed of 6 extended songs, which makes it more interesting because in addition to Bilie'svoice there is plenty of room for great solos of Trumpet, Guitar, Piano and Saxophone. It is a very easy album to listen, and it will appeal to people who want to get into Jazz. Regardless to say that Acoustic Sounds made a great job. I just wish Mr. Kassem decided to release the Last Recording LP on his label, another great album but with an orchestra behind her. On another note, if someone wants to understand Billie's life, I would recommend the documentary called "Billie." released in 2019. Then you will truly understand Billie.

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