Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers


Analogue Productions (Verve)



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AVRJ 6021-45
UPC: 753088602115
In Stock

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM    

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

"The song selection is incredible, the musicians are world class, and the recording is wonderful. Many feel this was her best studio album and Analogue Productions has taken this great LP to a whole new level. They have given it to us on dynamic 45 RPM LPs and a dead quiet pressing. I really like this album and it's so nice to have such great music sounding so good. My highest recommendation!" — Jack Roberts,, September 2012

"...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011

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 at 45 RPM!

Originally released in 1957.

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


1. Day In Day Out
2. A Foggy Day
3. Stars Fell On Alabama
4. One for My Baby (And One More For the Road)
5. Just One of those Things
6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 05/31/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ronny
Several years ago I purchased all twenty five of the 45 rpm Verve Acoustic Sound reissues. To me this was a rare find,because I love female vocals, and this one is incredibly good. It's no exaggeration to say that I have some great female vocal albums, but none better.

Billie gives it her all

posted on 11/24/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike Baskett
Billie and the band are in full swing here and the mastering and pressing are top notch. This is my favorite album from this series because the music is so good. The sound is tight and focused with loads of emotion coming out of every note. Her voice may have shown the ravages of time and a hard life by this time, but her natural abilities and her professionalism carry the day with a presentation that can't be beat.


posted on 12/19/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: paul v k
All I can say is this: Thank you Analogue Productions for bringing me this recording. It's incredible. Thank you.

Great edition, must have!!!

posted on 06/06/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Alexander Golutvin
Another incredible work from Analogue Productions. Although I have 3 of the original Verve first edition of this LP (mono and stereo), this 45 RPM edition is really great!

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