Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) (1944-10-04, 72404-A)

~ Recording by Billie Holiday

Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.1 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) / That Ole Devil Called Love Billie Holiday Decca Records 23391
1.2 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 That Ole Devil Called Love Billie Holiday MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCA 1007
1.4 Lover Man 3:14 20 Golden Greats Billie Holiday DejaVu (Italian jazz, blues, "the * collection", "the essential *" and "the * story" series of releases/sublabels) DVCD 2018
1.4 Lover Man 3:16 The Billie Holiday Collection Billie Holiday DejaVu (Italian jazz, blues, "the * collection", "the essential *" and "the * story" series of releases/sublabels) 5018-2
2.3 Lover Man 3:16 Jazz Greats Various Artists Telstar Records (UK, mostly compilations) IFS 002
1.2 Lover Man 3:17 The Billie Holiday Story Billie Holiday MCA Records Canada (1970–1995) MCAD 4006
1.12 Lover Man 3:14 Willow Weep For Me Billie Holiday That's Jazz TJ015
1.6 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:19 Your Hit Parade: The '40s Various Artists Time-Life Music HPD-29
1.1 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 The Complete Decca Recordings Billie Holiday BMG Direct Marketing, Inc., GRP (Grusin-Rosen Productions), MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) D217027, GRD2-601
1.1 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 The Complete Decca Recordings Billie Holiday GRP (Grusin-Rosen Productions) GRD2 601
1.1 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 The Complete Decca Recordings Billie Holiday GRP (Grusin-Rosen Productions) GRP 26012
1.9 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:19 The Essential Recordings Billie Holiday Music Club (Demon Music Club, UK) MCCD 095
1.5 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) 3:15 We're All in This Together Various Artists GRP (Grusin-Rosen Productions) GRD-9721
1.2 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 God Bless the Child Billie Holiday Universal Special Products
1.2 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 God Bless the Child Billie Holiday MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD-20254
1.6 Lover Man 3:17 Jazz Moods 2 Various Artists Telstar Records (UK, mostly compilations) TCD 2740
1.15 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 Songs That Got Us Through WWII, Volume 2 Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 71718
1.18 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) 3:18 Stardust: The Classic Decca Hits & Standards Collection Various Artists MCA Classics
1.18 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) 3:18 Stardust: The Classic Decca Hits & Standards Collection Various Artists MCA Victor (renamed Universal Victor, Inc. in July 1997) MVCM-32031, MVCM-32032
1.1 Lover Man 3:15 Lover Man Billie Holiday Prime Cuts
1.17 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:17 Greatest Hits Billie Holiday GRP (Grusin-Rosen Productions) GRD 16532
1.17 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:17 Greatest Hits Billie Holiday BMG Direct Marketing, Inc., GRP (Grusin-Rosen Productions) D 111329, GRD-653
1.18 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:19 The Chronological Classics: Billie Holiday 1944 Billie Holiday Classics Records (compilations of the Chronological Series) 806
1.14 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 Deutscher Film-Kult Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 0630-15174-2 / CA-851
1.6 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:17 Songs of the Siren, Starbucks Favorite Divas Various Artists
1.18 Lover Man 3:16 Blues Various Artists Time Music International Limited TMI026
1.20 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:15 Lady Day: The Very Best of Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) MOODCD52
1.20 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:17 Mad About the Boy - The Ladies Sing the Blues Various Artists
1.5 Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) 3:18 Priceless Jazz Collection Billie Holiday GRP (Grusin-Rosen Productions) GRD-9871
1.3 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 Little Voice: Music From the Miramax Motion Picture Various Artists Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
1.20 Lover Man 3:16 Essentials Billie Holiday Proper Records EMCD 01 M7 817
1.3 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 Little Voice: Music From the Miramax Motion Picture Various Artists Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 7243 4 98071 2 9
1.2 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 The Very Best of Billie Holiday Billie Holiday MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCBD 19539
1.6 Lover Man 3:16 Women in Jazz, Volume One Various Artists BX99782
1.2 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:17 The Legend of Billie Holliday Billie Holiday
1.13 Lover Man 3:19 I Loves You Porgy Billie Holiday
3.7 Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) 3:17 Sirens of Swing: Great Songs of the '30s & '40s Various Artists Compendia Music Group 1477
1.8 Lover Man 3:16 Indigo Blues Various Artists
1.17 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:19 Yesterdays Billie Holiday Castle Pie, Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) PIESD 043
1.2 Lover Man 3:18 Very Best of Billie Holiday Billie Holiday
1.13 Lover Man 3:19 Ken Burns Jazz: Definitive Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Verve (aka “Verve Records”, US jazz) 314 549 081-2
1.1 Lover Man 3:18 Anthology 1944-1959 Billie Holiday Stardust Records (budget (?) compilations, CLP prefix) CLP 08662
2.15 Lover Man 3:18 Best of Blues Various Artists Madacy Records 0435
1.1 Lover Man 3:19 Billie's Blues Billie Holiday 46 122
7.23 Lover Man 3:15 Les Triomphes du jazz Various Artists Haba’na 111 201, 111 202, 111 203, 111 204, 111 205, 111 206, 111 207, 111 208, 111 209, 111 210, 111 211, 111 212, 111 213, 111 214, 111 215, 111 216, 111 217, 111 218, 111 219, 111 220
1.6 Lover Man 3:17 Jazz Divas: Celebrate the Classic Voices of Jazz Various Artists Direct Source 3616
1.2 Lover Man 3:17 The Man I Love Billie Holiday Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36723-2
1.3 Lover Man 3:18 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday Billie Holiday
3.23 Lover Man 3:16 Golden Greats Billie Holiday Disky MP 791852
1.1 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) 3:18 Day In, Day Out Billie Holiday Hear Music 64701
7.12 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:16 Giants of Jazz Various Artists Cloud 9 Music (only for releases with the logo “Cloud 9” (ant not “Dance”) on it) 2003771, 2003772, 2003773, 2003774, 2003775, 2003776, 2003777, 2003778, 2003779, 2003780, 2003781, 2003782, 2003783, 2003784, 2003785, 2003786, 2003787, 2003788, 2003789, 2003790
1.4 Lover Man 3:15 It's All in Melody Various Artists Direct Source Special Products Inc. BBT 26412
1.1 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:17 Jazz Ballads 12: Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Documents 222542-311
1.6 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 The Essential Hits Billie Holiday Spectrum Music (budget label) 981 349-3
17.14 Lover Man 3:17 Ultimate Jazz & Blues Various Artists Centurion Jazz IECJ30001
3.20 Lover Man 3:14 The Very Best of Blues Brother Soul Sister Various Artists Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom WSMCD210
9.15 Lover Man 3:17 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Documents 222914
1.5 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:14 Billie's Blues Billie Holiday Musical Memories RGCD 1054
1.6 Lover Man 3:18 Divas of Jazz Various Artists Madacy Records DDP2 50483
1.8 Lover Man 3:19 Lady Sings the Blues Various Artists Weton-Wesgram LATA527
1.13 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:18 The Ultimate Collection Billie Holiday Decca Records, Hip‐O Records, Verve (aka “Verve Records”, US jazz) B00003918-00
1.6 Lover Man 3:18 First Class Jazz (disc 2: Billie Holiday) Various Artists EMI Music Belgium 0946 3 52115 2 8
1.6 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) 3:18 Jazz in the Charts 080 (1945) Various Artists Membran Music Ltd. 223779-222
1.17 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:16 Jazz Number 1’s Various Artists Verve (aka “Verve Records”, US jazz) 000867102
1.3 Lover Man 3:17 Jazz Divas: Gold Various Artists Verve (aka “Verve Records”, US jazz)
1.23 Lover Man 3:16 A Portrait of an Artist Through Her Quintessential Recordings Billie Holiday King Jazz KJ 3746 PM
1.23 Lover Man 3:16 A Portrait of an Artist Through Her Quintessential Recordings Billie Holiday
1.11 Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) 3:18 Billy's Blues Billie Holiday Edel Records (multinational, ERE suffix) LC0166
1.10 Lover Man 3:14 Divas of Jazz: 14 of the Greatest Female Jazz Singers of All Time Various Artists CID (Brazilian label)
1.10 Lover Man 3:16 A Lady Sings the Blues Billie Holiday Reader’s Digest
2.4 Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) 3:18 Back to Soul: New Soul Queens and Legendary Divas Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 5308220
2.12 Lover Man 3:19 Easy to Love Billie Holiday Le Chant du Monde (publisher)
8.16 Lover Man 3:18 The Complete Masters 1933–1959 Billie Holiday Universal Music Classics & Jazz France 533 614-4
1.4 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:17 Icon Billie Holiday
1.2 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) 3:19 Starbucks 40: A 40th Anniversary Collection Various Artists Rhino (reissue label)
1.16 Lover Man 3:18 Mitos do jazz, Volume 16: Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Abril Coleções ISBN 978-85-7971-431-3
1.3 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:16 Coleção Folha grandes vozes, Volume 15: Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Folha de S. Paulo ISBN 978-85-7949-087-3
1.15 Lover Man 3:18 Klara Best of Jazz Various Artists Universal Music Belgium 534,427-2
1.7 Lover Man 3:18 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jazz Various Artists
2.20 Lover Man 3:19 Best of Billie Holiday: 1935-1948 Billie Holiday
1.14 Lover Man 3:17 Billie's Blues Billie Holiday
1.14 Lover Man 3:16 Golden Classics Billie Holiday
1.1 Lover Man 3:18 Golden Greats Billie Holiday
1.14 Lover Man 3:15 Great Voices in Jazz Various Artists
1.1 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:17 Jazz Ballads: Prelude to a Kiss Various Artists Documents 231049
1.17 Lover Man (Oh., Where Can You Be?) 3:18 Jazz Number Ones Various Artists
1.10 Lover Man 3:14 Laid Back Jazz Vol.2 Various Artists
1.1 Lover Man 3:15 Lover Man Billie Holiday Classic Records (audiophile reissues) 7558
2.16 Lover Man 3:18 Masters of Jazz Billie Holiday
1.7 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) 3:17 Remember the Hits, Volume 5 Various Artists
1.2 Lover Man 3:17 The Essential Collection Billie Holiday
1.11 Lover Man 3:17 The Story of Jazz (disc 1) Various Artists 803/102,3028-2
1.9 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) 3:17 Time on My Hands Billie Holiday Payless Entertainment Limited
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1.8 Lover Man 3:14 This Is Gold: Billie Holiday Billie Holiday BX 903081
1.1 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 3:20 My Greatest Songs Billie Holiday
1.1 Lover Man 3:18 The Essential Billie Holiday Billie Holiday

Relationships

drums: Johnny Blowers
guitar: Carl Kress
bass: Haig Stephens
alto saxophone: Jack Cressey
Hymie Shertzer
piano: Dave Bowman (jazz pianist)
tenor saxophone: Larry Binyon
Paul Ricci
arranger: Tutti Camarata
conductor: Tutti Camarata
instruments: Russ Case
lead vocals: Billie Holiday
orchestra: Toots Camarata and His Orchestra
producer: Milt Gabler
recording of: Lover Man

Lover Man

composer: Roger “Ram” Ramirez (Puerto Rican jazz pianist)
Jimmy Davis (songwriter, "Lover Man") (1942)
Jimmy Sherman (1942)
lyricist: Jimmy Davis (songwriter, "Lover Man") (1942)
Roger “Ram” Ramirez (Puerto Rican jazz pianist) (1942)
Jimmy Sherman (1942)
publisher: MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated)