Billie Holiday

“Tribute to Billie Holiday” by Rosemary Clooney

billie-at-100Concord Jazz 1978This CD reissue of Rosemary Clooney’s third Concord album (which was originally titled Here’s to My Lady) is one of her best. Clooney sings ten songs associated with Billie Holiday, and she is in prime form on such numbers as “I Cover the Waterfront,” “Mean to Me,” “Comes Love,” and a swinging “Them There Eyes.” The backup group is quite noteworthy too: tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, cornetist Warren Vaché, guitarist Cal Collins, pianist Nat Pierce, bassist Monty Budwig, and drummer Jake Hanna. Recommended. – Scott Yanow (AllMusic)

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Bass – Monty Budwig
Cornet – Warren Vaché
Drums – Jake Hanna
Guitar – Cal Collins
Mastered By – George Horn
Piano – Nat Pierce
Producer – Carl E. Jefferson
Saxophone – Scott Hamilton
Notes
“Tribute to Billie Holiday” was originally titled “Here’s To My Lady” and available on cassette.
Label: Concord Jazz 1978 (Concord Music Group)