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Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Body and Soul
Billie Holiday 3:24
2 Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday 3:01
3 I Cried for You
Billie Holiday 2:18
4 Fine and Mellow
Billie Holiday 3:51
5 He's Funny That Way
Billie Holiday 3:22
6 The Man I Love
Billie Holiday 3:04
7 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
Billie Holiday 2:20
8 All of Me
Billie Holiday 1:56
9 Billie's Blues
Billie Holiday 3:39
10 Travelin' Light
Billie Holiday 3:28
11 He's Funny That Way
Billie Holiday 2:56
12 [announcement]
Norman Granz 0:09
13 You Better Go Now
Billie Holiday 2:56
14 You're Driving Me Crazy
Billie Holiday 1:30
15 There Is No Greater Love
Billie Holiday 2:34
16 I Cover the Waterfront
Billie Holiday 2:58
17 [announcement]
Norman Granz 0:29
18 East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
Billie Holiday 2:56
19 Blue Moon
Billie Holiday 3:31
20 You Go to My Head
Billie Holiday 2:57
21 You Turn the Tables on Me
Billie Holiday 3:28
22 Easy to Love
Billie Holiday 3:02
23 These Foolish Things
Billie Holiday 3:35
24 I Only Have Eyes for You
Billie Holiday 2:54
25 Solitude
Billie Holiday 3:29
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Everything I Have Is Yours
3 3:45
2 Love for Sale
2:59
3 Moonglow
3:00
4 Tenderly
3:25
5 If the Moon Turns Green
2:47
6 Remember
2:37
7 Autumn in New York
3:43
8 Autumn in New York (78 rpm)
3:56
9 My Man
2:39
10 Lover, Come Back to Me
3:37
11 Stormy Weather
3:43
12 Yesterdays
2:50
13 He's Funny That Way
3 3:14
14 I Can't Face the Music
3:19
15 [MC and Leonard Feather announcement]
0:48
16 Blue Moon
2:05
17 All of Me
1:43
18 My Man
2:52
19 Them There Eyes
1:40
20 I Cried for You
3:23
21 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
2:41
22 I Cover the Waterfront
3:17
23 [Leonard Feather announcement]
0:21
24 Billie's Blues
11:39
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Lover, Come Back to Me
6:51
2 How Deep Is the Ocean?
2:59
3 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
3 3:12
4 I Cried for You
2:31
5 Love Me or Leave Me
2:35
6 P.S. I Love You
3:37
7 Too Marvelous for Words
2:13
8 Softly
2:57
9 I Thought About You
2:48
10 Willow Weep for Me
3:08
11 Stormy Blues
3:31
12 Say It Isn't So
3:04
13 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
4 3:58
14 I Wished on the Moon
6:50
15 Always
3:59
16 Everything Happens to Me
6:22
17 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
5:01
18 Ain't Misbehavin'
4:39
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Nice Work If You Can Get It
4:05
2 [discussion about Nice Work If You Can Get It]
0:41
3 Mandy Is Two
4:32
4 Prelude to a Kiss
2:48
5 I Must Have That Man
1:06
6 Jeepers Creepers
2:13
7 Jeepers Creepers
0:51
8 [discussion about Jeepers Creepers]
3:25
9 [discussion about Jeepers Creepers]
2:28
10 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
1:57
11 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
2:58
12 [discussion about Moonlight in Vermount]
0:52
13 Misery
0:36
14 Restless
2:45
15 Moonlight in Vermont
2:02
16 Everything Happens to Me
3:26
17 [discussion]
0:37
18 I Don't Want to Cry Any More
4:25
19 I Don't Want to Cry Any More
2:27
20 [discussion about I Don't Want to Cry Any More]
5:34
21 Everything Happens to Me
3:00
22 [discussion]
1:49
23 When You Are Away, Dear
1:41
24 [discussion]
0:49
25 It Had to Be You
1:56
26 The Mood That I'm In
0:32
27 Gone With the Wind
1:38
28 I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
3:17
29 [discussion]
2:31
30 A Sunbonnet Blue
0:07
31 (I Don't Stand a) Ghost of a Chance
1:33
32 [discussion]
2:15
33 I'm Walkin' Through Heaven With You
2:06
34 [discussion]
0:42
35 Just Friends
1:02
36 The Nearness of You
1:06
37 [discussion]
0:27
38 It's Too Hot for Words
0:21
39 They Say
2:26
40 I Won't Believe It I Don't Want to Cry Any More
0:20
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 I Don't Want to Cry Any More
0:32
2 I Don't Want to Cry Any More
3:55
3 [studio talk about Prelude to a Kiss]
0:14
4 [studio talk about Prelude to a Kiss]
0:52
5 Prelude to a Kiss
5:35
6 (I Don't Stand a) Ghost of a Chance
4:29
7 When Your Lover Has Gone
0:50
8 [studio talk about When Your Lover Has Gone]
1:01
9 [studio talk]
0:24
10 When Your Lover Has Gone
4:59
11 Gone With the Wind
3 3:26
12 [studio talk]
0:10
13 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
4:21
14 It Had to Be You
4:02
15 [studio talk]
0:08
16 Nice Work If You Can Get It
3:51
17 Come Rain or Come Shine
3 4:24
18 I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
5:53
19 What's New
4:18
20 A Fine Romance
0:47
21 A Fine Romance
2:45
22 A Fine Romance
0:18
23 A Fine Romance
1:16
24 A Fine Romance
3:19
25 A Fine Romance
0:26
26 A Fine Romance
3:13
27 A Fine Romance
3:35
28 [studio talk]
0:06
29 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
4:03
CD 6
# Title Rating Length
1 I Get a Kick Out of You
5:42
2 Everything I Have Is Yours
4:32
3 Isn't This a Lovely Day?
4:16
4 [discussion about Misery]
1:26
5 Israel
2:18
6 Misery
4:39
7 Discussion
1:16
8 I Must Have That Man!
6:30
9 Discussion
0:28
10 Strange Fruit
5:48
11 [discussion about God Bless the Child]
5:50
12 [discussion]
1:16
13 God Bless the Child
3:16
14 God Bless the Child
1:08
15 [discussion]
0:34
16 God Bless the Child
3:36
17 One Never Knows, Does One?
2:09
18 [discussion]
2:00
19 Beer Barrel Polka
1:19
20 Some of These Days
1:03
21 A Yiddishe Momme
0:39
22 A Yiddishe Momme
2:16
23 [discussion]
0:42
24 Lady's Back in Town
2:36
25 [discussion]
4:34
26 [discussion]
1:13
27 One Never Knows, Does One?
2:39
28 [discussion]
1:19
29 [unknown title]
1:54
CD 7
# Title Rating Length
1 Travelin' Light
3:10
2 I Must Have That Man
3:06
3 Some Other Spring
3 3:39
4 Lady Sings the Blues
3:46
5 Strange Fruit
3:04
6 God Bless the Child
4:00
7 Good Morning Heartache
3:32
8 No Good Man
3:23
9 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
4:14
10 Cheek to Cheek
3:39
11 Ill Wind
6:17
12 Speak Low
3 4:29
13 We'll Be Together Again
4:27
14 All or Nothing at All
5:41
15 Sophisticated Lady
4:51
16 April in Paris
3:02
CD 8
# Title Rating Length
1 Lady Sings the Blues
2:53
2 Lady Sings the Blues
2:38
3 Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
2:33
4 Travelin' Light
0:44
5 [reading from Lady Sings the Blues]
2:06
6 Billie's Blues
3:20
7 Body and Soul
2:40
8 [reading from Lady Sings the Blues]
0:55
9 Don't Explain
2:30
10 Yesterdays
1:16
11 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
1:43
12 I'll Be Seeing You
2:28
13 [reading from Lady Sings the Blues]
2:50
14 My Man
3:13
15 I Cried for You
3:09
16 Fine and Mellow
3:15
17 I Cover the Waterfront
3:46
18 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
2:54
19 I Wished on the Moon
3:28
20 Moonlight in Vermont
3:53
21 A Foggy Day
3 4:44
22 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
6:02
23 Just One of Those Things
0:25
24 [studio talk]
0:47
25 Just One of Those Things
5:32
26 [studio talk]
0:29
27 Comes Love
4:00
28 Comes Love
0:36
29 Comes Love
0:23
30 Comes Love
4 4:00
CD 9
# Title Rating Length
1 Day in, Day Out
6:49
2 Darn That Dream
6:20
3 But Not for Me
3:51
4 Body and Soul
6:26
5 [studio talk]
0:45
6 Just Friends
6:30
7 [studio talk]
0:17
8 Stars Fell on Alabama
0:38
9 Stars Fell on Alabama
3 4:30
10 [studio talk about Say It Isn't So]
0:26
11 Say It Isn't So
3:18
12 [studio talk about Our Love Is Here to Stay]
0:28
13 Our Love Is Here to Stay
3:43
14 [studio talk about One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)]
0:28
15 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
1:56
16 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
5:42
17 They Can't Take That Away From Me
4:12
18 Embraceable You
6:49
19 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
3:26
20 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You?
5:37
CD 10
# Title Rating Length
1 [Willis Conover announcement]
0:54
2 [Johnny Mercer announcement]
0:42
3 [fanfare from Oh, Lady Be Good]
0:11
4 Nice Work If You Can Get It
2:39
5 Willow Weep for Me
3:08
6 My Man
3:30
7 Lover, Come Back to Me
2:06
8 Lady Sings the Blues
3:00
9 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
2:54
10 [fanfare from Oh, Lady Be Good with Conover announcement]
0:23
11 [Leonard Feather announcement]
0:47
12 I Wished on the Moon
2:43
13 Lover Man
3:06
14 All the Way
3 3:26
15 It's Not for Me to Say
2:28
16 I'll Never Smile Again
3:26
17 Just One More Chance
3:47
18 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
4:08
19 Don't Worry 'Bout Me
3:11
20 Sometimes I'm Happy
2:49
21 You Took Advantage of Me
3:12
22 There'll Be Some Changes Made
2:54
23 'Deed I Do
2:16
24 All of You
2:33
25 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?
3:03

Credits

CD 1

trumpet:
Charlie Shavers (track 19)
drums:
Alvin Stoller (track 19)
guitar:
Barney Kessel (track 19)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (track 19)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (track 19)
tenor saxophone:
Flip Phillips (track 19)
additional composer:
Harry Link (track 23)
composer:
Arthur Freed (track 3)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (track 16)
Isham Jones (track 15)
Abe Lyman (track 3)
Jimmy Mundy (track 10)
Don Redman (track 7)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (track 24)
Trummy Young (track 10)
Lewis Allan (track 2)
Edward Heyman (track 16)
Billie Holiday (track 4)
Billie Holiday (– 1936-08-01) (track 9)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 6)
Neil Moret (US composer) (1928) (tracks 5, 11)
Walter Donaldson (1930) (track 14)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (1930) (track 1)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1934) (track 25)
Richard Rodgers (1934) (track 19)
Brooks Bowman (1934) (track 18)
Jack Strachey (1935) (track 23)
Cole Porter (1936) (track 22)
J. Fred Coots (1938) (track 20)
lyricist:
Lewis Allan (track 2)
Gus Arnheim (track 3)
Walter Donaldson (track 14)
Al Dubin (track 24)
Edward Heyman (track 16)
Billie Holiday (tracks 4, 9)
Johnny Mercer (track 10)
Andy Razaf (track 7)
Marty Symes (Lyricist) (track 15)
Ira Gershwin (1924) (track 6)
Richard A. Whiting (1928) (tracks 5, 11)
Frank Eyton (1930) (track 1)
Edward Heyman (1930) (track 1)
Robert Sour (1930) (track 1)
Brooks Bowman (1934) (track 18)
Eddie DeLange (1934) (track 25)
Lorenz Hart (1934) (track 19)
Irving Mills (1934) (track 25)
Eric Maschwitz (1935) (track 23)
Cole Porter (1936) (track 22)
Haven Gillespie (1938) (track 20)
vocals:
Billie Holiday (tracks 19, 22)
writer:
Louis Alter (track 21)
Eddie DeLange (track 25)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 25)
Irvin Graham (track 13)
Irving Mills (track 25)
Sidney Mitchell (track 21)
Bickley Reichner (track 13)
Walter Donaldson (track 14)
Gerald Marks (1932) (track 8)
Seymour Simons (1932) (track 8)
publisher:
Arthur Freed Music (track 3)
B. Feldman & Co. (tracks 20, 24)
B. Feldman Ltd. (track 24)
Basart Editions (tracks 2, 9)
Bourne Co. (tracks 8, 23)
Chappell (track 22)
Chappell & Co. (track 18)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 22)
Druropetal Music (track 1)
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP) (track 19)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (tracks 2, 4)
Lafleur Music Ltd. (track 23)
New World Company (track 6)
Quartet Music Inc. (track 1)
Razaf Music (track 7)
Ross Jungnickel, Inc. (tracks 5, 11)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 1, 6)
Warner Bros. Music (track 20)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 16)
Sam Fox Publishing Company (1936) (track 21)
arrangements:
Solitude (for strings, Gould) (track 25)
The Man I Love (for piano solo) (track 6)
The Man I Love (for solo piano, transcr. by Percy Grainger) (track 6)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Blå lys (track 19)
Cuerpo y Alma (track 1)
Mia zwa (track 6)
later versions:
Baby Girl (track 23)
Såna små ting (track 23)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 6)
Born to Dance (track 22)
recording of:
(In My) Solitude (track 25)
All of Me (track 8)
Billie’s Blues (track 9)
Body and Soul (track 1)
Easy to Love (track 22)
Fine and Mellow (track 4)
I Cried for You (track 3)
She’s Funny That Way (tracks 5, 11)
Strange Fruit (track 2)
The Man I Love (track 6)
Travelin' Light (track 10)
You Better Go Now (track 13)
You Go to My Head (track 20)
Blue Moon (1952) (track 19)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 8)
version of:
Bitter Fruit (track 2)

CD 2

trumpet:
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (track 10)
drums:
Gus Johnson (track 10)
double bass [Bass]:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (track 10)
tenor saxophone:
Paul Quinichette (track 10)
composer:
Paul Coates (songwriter; “If the Moon Turns Green”) (track 5)
Arthur Freed (track 20)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (track 22)
Bernie Hanighen (track 5)
Will Hudson (track 3)
Jerome Kern (track 12)
Burton Lane (track 1)
Abe Lyman (track 20)
Irving Mills (track 3)
Maurice Yvain (tracks 9, 18)
Vernon Duke (tracks 7–8)
Edward Heyman (track 22)
Harry M. Woods (track 21)
Billie Holiday (– 1936-08-01) (track 24)
Irving Berlin (1925) (track 6)
Neil Moret (US composer) (1928) (track 13)
Sigmund Romberg (1928) (track 10)
Maceo Pinkard (1930) (track 19)
Cole Porter (1930) (track 2)
Doris Tauber (1930) (track 19)
Harold Arlen (1933) (track 11)
Richard Rodgers (1934) (track 16)
Walter Gross (American composer) (1946) (track 4)
instruments:
Oscar Peterson (track 10)
lyricist:
Harold Adamson (track 1)
Gus Arnheim (track 20)
Jacques Charles (tracks 9, 18)
Eddie DeLange (track 3)
Vernon Duke (tracks 7–8)
Otto Harbach (track 12)
Edward Heyman (track 22)
Billie Holiday (track 24)
Albert Willemetz (tracks 9, 18)
Harry M. Woods (track 21)
Irving Berlin (1925) (track 6)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1928) (track 10)
Richard A. Whiting (1928) (track 13)
Cole Porter (1930) (track 2)
William Tracey (1930) (track 19)
Ted Koehler (1933) (track 11)
Lorenz Hart (1934) (track 16)
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (1946) (track 4)
Billie Holiday (1954) (track 5)
translator:
Channing Pollock (tracks 9, 18)
vocals:
Billie Holiday (tracks 2, 6, 10–11)
writer:
Rube Bloom (American songwriter, pianist and vocalist) (track 14)
Ted Koehler (track 14)
Gerald Marks (1932) (track 17)
Seymour Simons (1932) (track 17)
publisher:
Arthur Freed Music (track 20)
Basart Editions (track 24)
Bourne Co. (tracks 17, 19)
CBS Feist Catalog, Inc. (tracks 9, 18)
Chappell & Co. (tracks 2, 4, 7–8)
Connelly Basart (track 21)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 11)
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP) (track 16)
Harms, Inc. (track 2)
Marlong Music Corp. (track 17)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 12)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 12)
Warner Bros. Music (track 21)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (tracks 10, 22)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 10)
later translated versions:
Blå lys (track 16)
Det som var (track 12)
恋人よ我に帰れ (今は淋しく 君は去りて 忘れられない あの面影…) (track 10)
later versions:
Nostalgia (Marie Myriam song) (track 11)
part of:
Roberta (track 12)
recording of:
All of Me (track 17)
Autumn in New York (1934) (tracks 7–8)
Billie’s Blues (track 24)
Blue Moon (track 16)
I Cried for You (track 20)
Love for Sale (track 2)
Lover, Come Back to Me (The New Moon) (track 10)
Moonglow (track 3)
My Man (Mon homme) (tracks 9, 18)
Remember (track 6)
Stormy Weather (track 11)
Tenderly (track 4)
Them There Eyes (track 19)
Yesterdays (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Love Medley (track 2)
Septemberly (jazz instrumental medley of "Tenderly" and "September in the Rain") (track 4)
Ja-Da Medley (track 17)
translated version of:
Mon homme (tracks 9, 18)

CD 3

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1954-04-14) (track 3)
trumpet:
Charlie Shavers (track 3)
drums:
Ed Shaughnessy (track 3)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (track 3)
bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (track 3)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (track 3)
composer:
Irving Berlin (track 12)
Matt Dennis (American singer, pianist, band leader) (track 16)
Walter Donaldson (track 5)
Arthur Freed (track 4)
Abe Lyman (track 4)
Ralph Rainger (track 14)
Jimmy Van Heusen (track 9)
Harry M. Woods (track 3)
Irving Berlin (1925) (track 15)
Sigmund Romberg (1928) (track 1)
Harry Brooks (jazz pianist & songwriter) (1929) (track 18)
Fats Waller (1929) (track 18)
Irving Berlin (1932) (track 2)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 10)
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 13)
Richard A. Whiting (1937) (track 7)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1943) (track 17)
lyricist:
Irving Berlin (track 12)
Tom Adair (track 16)
Gus Arnheim (track 4)
Gus Kahn (track 5)
Johnny Mercer (track 9)
Dorothy Parker (track 14)
Harry M. Woods (track 3)
Irving Berlin (1925) (track 15)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1928) (track 1)
Andy Razaf (1929) (track 18)
Irving Berlin (1932) (track 2)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 10)
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 13)
Johnny Mercer (1937) (track 7)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1943) (track 17)
vocals:
Billie Holiday (tracks 2, 15)
writer:
Eddie Beal (track 8)
Joe Greene (track 8)
Gordon Jenkins (track 6)
Billie Holiday (track 11)
Johnny Mercer (track 6)
publisher:
Arthur Freed Music (track 4)
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. (not for release label use! file releases under its imprint "BMG Chrysalis") (track 18)
Connelly Basart (track 3)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 18)
Jerry Leiber Music (track 9)
Redwood Music (track 18)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 18)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 17)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 9)
Warner Bros. Music (track 3)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 1)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Always (track 15)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
恋人よ我に帰れ (今は淋しく 君は去りて 忘れられない あの面影…) (track 1)
later versions:
part of:
recording of:
I Cried for You (track 4)
Lover, Come Back to Me (The New Moon) (track 1)
P.S. I Love You (track 6)
Say It Isn't So (track 12)
Softly (Eddie Beal/Joe Greene song) (track 8)
Stormy Blues (track 11)
Willow Weep for Me (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
Concerto for Cootie (track 17)

CD 4

composer:
Matt Dennis (American singer, pianist, band leader) (tracks 16, 21)
John Klenner (track 35)
Herb Magidson (track 27)
Fulton McGrath (track 3)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 5)
Victor Schertzinger (tracks 18–19)
Tony Scott (bop/jazz clarinetist) (track 13)
Sam H. Stept (tracks 10–11)
Karl Suessdorf (track 15)
Joe Turner (Jazz pianist, 1907–1990) (track 33)
Allie Wrubel (track 27)
Victor Young (track 31)
Isham Jones (1924) (track 25)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 1)
Hoagy Carmichael (1938) (track 36)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1938) (track 4)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (1938) (tracks 6–7)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (track 28)
lyricist:
Herb Magidson (track 27)
Tom Adair (tracks 16, 21)
John Blackburn (songwriter) (track 15)
Sidney Clare (tracks 10–11)
Bing Crosby (track 31)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 5)
Rozz Gordon (track 33)
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (track 35)
Johnny Mercer (track 3)
Ned Washington (track 31)
Gus Kahn (1924) (track 25)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 1)
Irving Gordon (1938) (track 4)
Johnny Mercer (1938) (tracks 6–7)
Irving Mills (1938) (track 4)
Ned Washington (1938) (track 36)
Paul Francis Webster (1941) (track 28)
writer:
Martin Block (composer) (track 40)
Henry Blossom (track 23)
Sam Coslow (track 14)
Sammy Fain (track 30)
Victor Herbert (track 23)
Edward Heyman (track 39)
Irving Kahal (track 30)
Paul Mann (German/American pianist and composer) (track 39)
Teddy Powell (track 38)
J. Russel Robinson (track 40)
Walter Samuels (track 38)
Tommy Satterfield (pianist) (track 14)
Victor Selsman (track 40)
Al Sherman (jazz trombone) (track 26)
Abner Silver (track 26)
Stephan Weiss (track 39)
Leonard Whitcup (track 38)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (tracks 10–11)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (tracks 6–7)
Embassy Music Corporation (tracks 16, 21)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 36)
Sony/ATV Harmony UK (track 36)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Just Friends (track 35)
later translated versions:
Je suis mordue (track 28)
later versions:
Allet passiert imma nur mir (tracks 16, 21)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 1)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 1)
recording of:
A Sunbonnet Blue (track 30)
Everything Happens to Me (tracks 16, 21)
Gone With the Wind (track 27)
I Don't Want to Cry Anymore (tracks 18–19)
It Had to Be You (track 25)
Jeepers Creepers (tracks 6–7)
Mandy Is Two (track 3)
Misery (track 13)
Prelude to a Kiss (track 4)
Restless (track 14)
The Nearness of You (track 36)
They Say (track 39)
referred to in medleys:
Piano Roll Blues Medley (tracks 10–11)

CD 5

trumpet:
drums:
Larry Bunker (track 13)
guitar:
Barney Kessel (track 13)
bass:
John Simmons (track 13)
alto saxophone:
Benny Carter (track 13)
piano:
Jimmy Rowles (track 13)
composer:
Bob Haggart (track 19)
Herb Magidson (track 11)
Ray Noble (track 29)
Victor Schertzinger (tracks 1–2)
Sam H. Stept (track 13)
Allie Wrubel (track 11)
Victor Young (track 6)
Einar Aaron Swan (tracks 7, 10)
Isham Jones (1924) (track 14)
Harold Arlen (1932) (track 18)
Jerome Kern (1936) (tracks 20–27)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 16)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1938) (track 5)
Harold Arlen (1946) (track 17)
lead vocals:
Billie Holiday (track 13)
lyricist:
Herb Magidson (track 11)
Ray Noble (track 29)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (track 19)
Sidney Clare (track 13)
Bing Crosby (track 6)
Einar Aaron Swan (tracks 7, 10)
Ned Washington (track 6)
Gus Kahn (1924) (track 14)
Ted Koehler (1932) (track 18)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1936) (tracks 20–27)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 16)
Irving Gordon (1938) (track 5)
Irving Mills (1938) (track 5)
Johnny Mercer (1946) (track 17)
vocals:
Billie Holiday (tracks 5, 16, 18)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (track 13)
Chappell & Co. (tracks 20–27)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 19)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 16)
later parody versions:
Come Rain or Come Shine (Friars Club Tribute version) (track 17)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 16)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 16)
recording of:
A Fine Romance (tracks 20–27)
Gone With the Wind (track 11)
It Had to Be You (track 14)
Prelude to a Kiss (track 5)
What’s New? (track 19)
When Your Lover Has Gone (tracks 7, 10)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (1955-08-23) (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
Swing Time Medley (tracks 20–27)

CD 6

arranger:
Eduard Ingriš (1927 – 1934) (track 19)
composer:
Burton Lane (track 2)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 8)
Lew Pollack (tracks 21–22)
Jack Yellen (tracks 21–22)
Lewis Allan (track 10)
Shelton Brooks (track 20)
Jaromír Vejvoda (1927) (track 19)
Cole Porter (1934) (track 1)
Irving Berlin (1935) (track 3)
lyricist:
Jack Yellen (tracks 21–22)
Harold Adamson (track 2)
Lewis Allan (track 10)
Shelton Brooks (track 20)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 8)
Cole Porter (1934) (track 1)
Irving Berlin (1935) (track 3)
translator:
Lew Brown (1939) (track 19)
Wladimir A. Timm (1939) (track 19)
vocals:
Billie Holiday (track 1)
writer:
Mack Gordon (track 17)
Arthur Herzog, Jr. (tracks 5, 13–14, 16)
Billie Holiday (tracks 13–14, 16)
Harry Revell (track 17)
Tony Scott (bop/jazz clarinetist) (tracks 5, 24)
publisher:
Basart Editions ( – ????) (tracks 13–14, 16)
Basart Editions (track 10)
Chappell Music (track 1)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (tracks 10, 13–14, 16)
Harms, Inc. (track 1)
is the basis for:
God Bless the Child (tracks 13–14, 16)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Frida oum papa (Beer Barrel Polka) (track 19)
part of:
Anything Goes (track 1)
recording of:
Beer Barrel Polka (track 19)
God Bless the Child (tracks 13–14, 16)
Israel (track 5)
Lady's Back in Town (track 24)
My Yiddishe Momme (tracks 21–22)
Some of These Days (track 20)
Strange Fruit (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Polkas on 45 (track 19)
Top Hat Medley (Charlie Kunz) (track 3)
translated version of:
Škoda lásky (track 19)
version of:
Bitter Fruit (track 10)

CD 7

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1956-06-07) (tracks 5, 7)
clarinet:
Tony Scott (bop/jazz clarinetist) (1956-06-07) (track 7)
trumpet:
Harry “Sweets” Edison (tracks 9–10, 12–15)
Charlie Shavers (track 5)
drums:
Lenny McBrowne (track 5)
Alvin Stoller (tracks 9–10, 12–15)
Lenny McBrowne (1956-06-07) (track 7)
guitar:
Kenny Burrell (track 5)
Barney Kessel (tracks 9–10, 12–15)
Kenny Burrell (1956-06-07) (track 7)
bass:
Aaron Bell (track 5)
Red Mitchell (tracks 14–15)
Joe Mondragon (tracks 9–10, 12–13)
Aaron Bell (1956-06-07) (track 7)
piano:
Wynton Kelly (track 5)
Jimmy Rowles (tracks 9–10, 12–15)
Wynton Kelly (1956-06-07) (track 7)
tenor saxophone:
Ben Webster (tracks 9–10, 12–15)
Paul Quinichette (1956-06-07) (track 7)
trombone:
Charlie Shavers (1956-06-07) (track 7)
arranger:
Ray Anderson (US jazz trumpeter/trombonist) (track 10)
David Lopato (track 10)
Dion Parson (track 10)
composer:
Arthur Altman (track 14)
Carl T. Fischer (piano and composer) (track 13)
Dan Fisher (tracks 7–8)
Arthur Herzog, Jr. (track 3)
Irene Higginbotham (tracks 7–8)
Irene Kitchings (track 3)
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (track 14)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 2)
Herbie Nichols (track 4)
Kurt Weill (track 12)
Lewis Allan (track 5)
Billie Holiday (track 4)
Vernon Duke (1932) (track 16)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1932) (track 15)
Harold Arlen (1934) (track 11)
Irving Berlin (1935) (track 10)
Jimmy Mundy (1942) (track 1)
Trummy Young (1942) (track 1)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1943) (track 9)
engineer:
Val Valentin (track 13)
lyricist:
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (track 14)
Lewis Allan (track 5)
Ervin Drake (track 7)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 2)
Sammy Gallop (track 8)
Frankie Laine (Italian American singer) (track 13)
Ogden Nash (track 12)
Mitchell Parish (track 15)
Yip Harburg (1932) (track 16)
Ted Koehler (1934) (track 11)
Irving Berlin (1935) (track 10)
Johnny Mercer (1942) (track 1)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1943) (track 9)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 9–10, 12–15)
vocals:
Billie Holiday (tracks 9–10, 12–15)
Billie Holiday (1956-06-07) (track 7)
writer:
Arthur Herzog, Jr. (track 6)
Billie Holiday (track 6)
Irving Mills (1932) (track 15)
phonographic copyright by:
Verve (aka “Verve Records”, US jazz) (1996) (track 7)
publisher:
Basart Editions ( – ????) (track 6)
Basart Editions (track 5)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 16)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (tracks 5–6)
Fisher Music Corp. (track 7)
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 14)
Mills Music, Inc. (track 15)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 9)
Universal/MCA Music (music publisher; do not use as release label!) (track 7)
recorded at:
Radio Recorders Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1956-08-14 – 1956-08-18) (tracks 9, 12–15)
arrangements:
Speak Low (from "One Touch of Venus") (Fox Trot Arrangement (Beguine Tempo)) (track 12)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Kind mot kind (track 10)
Så tyst (track 12)
part of:
One Touch of Venus (track 12)
Sophisticated Ladies (1981 musical) (track 15)
recording of:
April in Paris (track 16)
Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) (track 10)
Ill Wind (track 11)
No Good Man (track 8)
Some Other Spring (track 3)
Sophisticated Lady (track 15)
Strange Fruit (track 5)
Good Morning Heartache (1956-06-07) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Top Hat Medley (Charlie Kunz) (tracks 10, 10)
version of:
Bitter Fruit (track 5)

CD 8

trumpet:
Harry “Sweets” Edison (tracks 19–21, 25, 30)
drums:
Alvin Stoller (tracks 19–21, 25, 30)
guitar:
Barney Kessel (tracks 19–21, 25, 30)
bass:
Red Mitchell (tracks 19–21, 25, 30)
piano:
Jimmy Rowles (tracks 19–21, 25, 30)
tenor saxophone:
Ben Webster (tracks 19–21, 25, 30)
composer:
Arthur Freed (track 15)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (track 17)
Jerome Kern (track 10)
Abe Lyman (track 15)
Jimmy Mundy (track 4)
Herbie Nichols (tracks 1–2)
Ralph Rainger (track 19)
Everett Robbins (track 3)
Sam H. Stept (tracks 11, 27–30)
Karl Suessdorf (track 20)
Charles Tobias (Tin Pan Alley songwriter) (tracks 27–30)
Trummy Young (track 4)
Maurice Yvain (track 14)
Porter Grainger (track 3)
Edward Heyman (track 17)
Billie Holiday (tracks 1–2, 16)
Harry M. Woods (track 18)
Billie Holiday (– 1936-08-01) (track 6)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (1930) (track 7)
Cole Porter (1935) (tracks 23, 25)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 21)
Sammy Fain (1938) (track 12)
Richard Rodgers (1939) (track 22)
lyricist:
Gus Arnheim (track 15)
John Blackburn (songwriter) (track 20)
Lew Brown (tracks 27–30)
Jacques Charles (track 14)
Sidney Clare (track 11)
Porter Grainger (track 3)
Otto Harbach (track 10)
Edward Heyman (track 17)
Billie Holiday (tracks 6, 16)
Johnny Mercer (track 4)
Dorothy Parker (track 19)
Albert Willemetz (track 14)
Harry M. Woods (track 18)
Frank Eyton (1930) (track 7)
Edward Heyman (1930) (track 7)
Robert Sour (1930) (track 7)
Cole Porter (1935) (tracks 23, 25)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 21)
Irving Kahal (1938) (track 12)
Lorenz Hart (1939) (track 22)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 19–21, 25, 30)
translator:
Channing Pollock (track 14)
vocals:
Billie Holiday (tracks 19–21, 25, 30)
writer:
Arthur Herzog, Jr. (track 9)
Billie Holiday (track 9)
publisher:
Arthur Freed Music (track 15)
Basart Editions (track 6)
Bourne Co. (track 11)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 21)
Connelly Basart (track 18)
Druropetal Music (track 7)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (track 16)
Fain Music (ASCAP) (track 12)
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 3)
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 3)
Northern Music Company (tracks 1–2)
Quartet Music Inc. (track 7)
Universal Music Publishing (Use ONLY if no country-specific information is available) (track 9)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 10)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 10)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 7)
Warner Bros. Music (track 18)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 17)
フジパシフィック音楽出版 (– 2014-12-31) (track 12)
フジパシフィックミュージック (2015-01-01 –) (track 12)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 12)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-01-03 – 1957-01-04) (tracks 19–21, 25, 30)
sampled by:
My Pleasure by Elegia (track 21)
cover recording of:
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (Pal Joey) (track 22)
later translated versions:
A Newö heit (track 21)
Cuerpo y Alma (track 7)
Det som var (track 10)
Jour de brouillard (track 21)
Tyst nu (track 9)
Um dia de garoa (track 21)
later versions:
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 21)
Can‐Can (1960 musical film) (tracks 23, 25)
High Society (stage musical) (tracks 23, 25)
Jubilee (tracks 23, 25)
Panama Hattie (1942 film) (tracks 23, 25)
Roberta (track 10)
Pal Joey (track 22)
recording of:
Billie’s Blues (track 6)
Body and Soul (track 7)
Comes Love (tracks 27–30)
Don’t Explain (track 9)
Fine and Mellow (track 16)
I Cried for You (track 15)
Just One of Those Things (tracks 23, 25)
Lady Sings the Blues (tracks 1–2)
My Man (Mon homme) (track 14)
Travelin' Light (track 4)
Yesterdays (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
translated version of:
Mon homme (track 14)

CD 9

engineered in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-01-03 – 1957-01-07) (track 13)
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-01-09) (track 18)
trumpet:
Harry “Sweets” Edison (tracks 1–3, 9, 11, 13, 16–20)
drums:
Larry Bunker (track 18)
Alvin Stoller (tracks 1–3, 9, 11, 13, 16)
guitar:
Barney Kessel (tracks 1–3, 9, 11, 13, 16–20)
bass:
Red Mitchell (tracks 13, 18)
Joe Mondragon (tracks 1–3, 9, 11, 16–17, 19–20)
piano:
Jimmy Rowles (tracks 1–3, 9, 11, 13, 16–20)
tenor saxophone:
Ben Webster (tracks 1–3, 9, 11, 13, 16–20)
arranger:
Joe Lovano (track 18)
composer:
Irving Berlin (track 11)
George Gershwin (composer) (track 13)
John Klenner (track 6)
Frank Perkins (tracks 8–9)
Don Redman (track 20)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 18)
George Gershwin (composer) (1930) (track 3)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (1930) (track 4)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (tracks 17, 19)
Rube Bloom (American songwriter, pianist and vocalist) (1939) (track 1)
Jimmy Van Heusen (1939) (track 2)
Harold Arlen (1943) (tracks 15–16)
engineer:
Val Valentin (tracks 13, 18)
lyricist:
Irving Berlin (track 11)
Ira Gershwin (track 13)
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (track 6)
Mitchell Parish (tracks 8–9)
Andy Razaf (track 20)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 18)
Frank Eyton (1930) (track 4)
Ira Gershwin (1930) (track 3)
Edward Heyman (1930) (track 4)
Robert Sour (1930) (track 4)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (tracks 17, 19)
Eddie DeLange (1939) (track 2)
Johnny Mercer (1939) (track 1)
Johnny Mercer (1943) (tracks 15–16)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–3, 9, 11, 13, 16–20)
vocals:
Billie Holiday (tracks 1–3, 9, 11, 13, 16–20)
publisher:
Chappell Music (track 13)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 13)
Chappell/Morris Ltd. (tracks 15–16)
Druropetal Music (track 4)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (tracks 8–9)
Harwin Music Corporation (aka Harwin-Music Corp.) (tracks 15–16)
Ira Gershwin Music (track 17)
Mills Music (tracks 8–9)
Quartet Music Inc. (track 4)
Razaf Music (track 20)
Scarsdale Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 2)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 4, 17–18)
New World Music Co. (1930) (track 3)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (tracks 17, 19)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1938) (track 13)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-01-07 – 1957-01-09) (tracks 1–3, 9, 11, 16–17, 19–20)
arrangements:
cover recording of:
Just Friends (track 6)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 18)
Cuerpo y Alma (track 4)
Nua ned fia mi (track 3)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (tracks 3, 17)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (tracks 3, 17–18)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (tracks 3, 18)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (tracks 17, 19)
The Goldwyn Follies (track 13)
recording of:
Body and Soul (track 4)
But Not for Me (track 3)
Darn That Dream (track 2)
Day In, Day Out (track 1)
Embraceable You (track 18)
Say It Isn't So (track 11)
Stars Fell on Alabama (tracks 8–9)
referred to in medleys:

CD 10

composer:
Robert Allen (US songwriter/arranger/pianist) (track 15)
Irving Caesar (track 20)
Arthur Johnston (American composer and songwriter) (track 17)
Ruth Lowe (track 16)
Clarence Muse (track 18)
Herbie Nichols (track 8)
Roger “Ram” Ramirez (Puerto Rican jazz pianist) (track 13)
Fred Rose (songwriter) (track 23)
Maurice Yvain (track 6)
Billie Holiday (track 8)
Harry M. Woods (track 9)
Richard Rodgers (1928) (track 21)
Sigmund Romberg (1928) (track 7)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 5)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (tracks 4, 4)
Rube Bloom (American songwriter, pianist and vocalist) (1939) (track 19)
Jimmy Davis (songwriter, "Lover Man") (1942) (track 13)
Jimmy Sherman (1942) (track 13)
Cole Porter (1954) (track 24)
lyricist:
Ruth Lowe (track 16)
Jacques Charles (track 6)
Sam Coslow (track 17)
Billy Higgins (1920s composer) (track 22)
Walter Hirsch (track 23)
Leon René (track 18)
Otis René (track 18)
Al Stillman (track 15)
Albert Willemetz (track 6)
Harry M. Woods (track 9)
Vincent Youmans (track 20)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1928) (track 7)
Lorenz Hart (1928) (track 21)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 5)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (tracks 4, 4)
Ted Koehler (1939) (track 19)
Jimmy Davis (songwriter, "Lover Man") (1942) (track 13)
Roger “Ram” Ramirez (Puerto Rican jazz pianist) (1942) (track 13)
Jimmy Sherman (1942) (track 13)
Cole Porter (1954) (track 24)
publisher:
Harry H. Pace (1921) (track 22)
translator:
Channing Pollock (track 6)
vocals:
Billie Holiday (track 24)
writer:
Sammy Cahn (track 14)
Jimmy Van Heusen (track 14)
Charles Warfield (track 25)
Clarence Williams (track 25)
publisher:
Connelly Basart (track 9)
Harms, Inc. (track 20)
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 13)
Mills Music, Inc. (track 18)
Pickwick Music (publisher) (track 16)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (tracks 19, 25)
Universal MCA Music Publishing (US film music publisher) (track 25)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 25)
Warner Bros. Music (track 9)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 7)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (1924) (track 22)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (tracks 4, 4)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 7)
cover recording of:
’Deed I Do (track 23)
later parody versions:
There’ll Be Some Changes Made (parody version) (track 22)
later translated versions:
Moi sans toi (track 23)
恋人よ我に帰れ (今は淋しく 君は去りて 忘れられない あの面影…) (track 7)
later versions:
live recording of:
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (tracks 4, 4)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (tracks 4, 4)
Hit the Deck (1927 musical) (track 20)
Silk Stockings (1957 musical film) (track 24)
recording of:
All of You (Silk Stockings) (track 24)
All the Way (track 14)
Lover Man (track 13)
Lover, Come Back to Me (The New Moon) (track 7)
My Man (Mon homme) (track 6)
Willow Weep for Me (track 5)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (1956) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Sleeptime Down South Medley (tracks 18, 21)
translated version of:
Mon homme (track 6)