Billie Holiday ‎– The First Verve Sessions

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Verve Records ‎– VE-2-2503
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered, 53, Gatefold
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A1 East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Bowman*
2:53
A2 Blue Moon
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Rodgers / Hart*
3:25
A3 You Go To My Head
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Gillespie*, Coots*
2:53
A4 You Turned The Tables On Me
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Alter*, Mitchell*
3:25
A5 Easy To Love
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Porter*
2:58
A6 These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Link*, Marvell*, Strachey*
3:35
B1 I Only Have Eyes For You
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Dubin*, Warren*
2:50
B2 Solitude
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Ellington*, Delange*, Mills*
3:25
B3 Everything I Have Is Yours
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – J.C. HeardGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Lane*, Adamson*
2:40
B4 Love For Sale
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – J.C. HeardGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Porter*
2:52
B5 Moonglow
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – J.C. HeardGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Delange*, Mills*, Hudson*
2:34
B6 Tenderly
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – J.C. HeardGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Lawrence*, Gross*
3:20
C1 If The Moon Turns Green
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – J.C. HeardGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Hanighen*, Cates*
2:44
C2 Remember
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – J.C. HeardGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Berlin*
2:33
C3 Autumn In New York
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – J.C. HeardGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip PhillipsTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Duke*
3:49
C4 My Man
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Gus JohnsonGuitar – Freddie GreenPiano, Organ – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Paul QuinichetteTrumpet – Joe NewmanVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Willemetz*, Pollock*, Charles*, Yvain*
2:35
C5 Lover Come Back
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Gus JohnsonGuitar – Freddie GreenPiano, Organ – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Paul QuinichetteTrumpet – Joe NewmanVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Hammerstein II*, Romberg*
3:34
C6 Stormy Weather
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Gus JohnsonGuitar – Freddie GreenPiano, Organ – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Paul QuinichetteTrumpet – Joe NewmanVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Arlen*, Koehler*
3:36
D1 Yesterdays
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Gus JohnsonGuitar – Freddie GreenPiano, Organ – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Paul QuinichetteTrumpet – Joe NewmanVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Kern*, Harbach*
2:47
D2 (I Got A Man Crazy For Me) He's Funny That Way
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Gus JohnsonGuitar – Freddie GreenPiano, Organ – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Paul QuinichetteTrumpet – Joe NewmanVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Moret*, Whiting*
4:05
D3 I Can't Face The Music
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Gus JohnsonGuitar – Freddie GreenPiano, Organ – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Paul QuinichetteTrumpet – Joe NewmanVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Bloom*, Koehler*
3:14
D4 How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Moon)
Drums – Ed ShaughnessyGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar PetersonTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Berlin*
2:57
D5 What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Drums – Ed ShaughnessyGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar PetersonTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Woods*
3:11
D6 I Cried For You
Drums – Ed ShaughnessyGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar PetersonTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie HolidayWritten-By – Lyman*, Freed*, Arnheim*
2:27

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Notes

This is for the Hauppauge Manufacturing Pressing of the VE-2-2503 catalog as derived from the deadwax etchings on all sides and the "53" label identifier.

Side A to C have Trutone Mastering - Phil Austin remastering credits as derived from the encircled "TR" etch followed by the initials "pa" and the date "3•83". Side D contains original Trutone Mastering credits. This reissue pressing was, therefore, likely released after March of 1983.

Tracks A1 to B2 Recorded in Los Angeles, March 26, 1952.
Tracks B3 to C3 Recorded in Los Angeles, April 1952.
Tracks C4 to D3 Recorded in New York City, July 27, 1952.
Tracks D4 to D6 Recorded in New York City, April 14, 1954.

"Previously released on Verve albums V 8027 and V 8074"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): VE-2-2503 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): VE-2-2503 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): VE-2-2503 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): VE-2-2503 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): VE-2-2503-A-1 [TR encircled]pa 3•83 HRM A-1 ⟷
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): VE-2-2503-B-1 [TR encircled]pa 3•83 HRM A-1 ⟷
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): VE-2-2503-C-1 [TR encircled]pa 3•83 HRM A-1 ⟷
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): VE-2-2503-D [TR encircled]SR1282 HRM A-1 ⟷
  • Pressing Plant ID (Printed, label rim text): 53
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2610 027 Billie Holiday The First Verve Sessions(2xLP, Comp) Verve Records 2610 027 France 1976 Sell This Version
823 064-1 Y-2 Billie Holiday The First Verve Sessions(2xLP, Comp, RE, Gat) Verve Records 823 064-1 Y-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ct-2-2503 Billie Holiday The First Verve Sessions(Cass, Comp) Verve Records ct-2-2503 Unknown Sell This Version
2632 048 Billie Holiday The First Verve Sessions(2xLP, Comp) Verve Records 2632 048 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
VE-2-2503 Billie Holiday The First Verve Sessions(2xLP, Comp) Verve Records VE-2-2503 US 1976 Sell This Version

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