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Billie Holiday Sings (MGC-118) is a 10-inch LP album made by jazz singer Billie Holiday, released in the United States by Clef Records in 1952.[3] It was her first album for the label, and her first album of original material, following several compilations of previously released 78rpm sides for Columbia, Commodore, and Decca.

Billie Holiday Sings
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Studio album by
Released1952
RecordedMarch 26, 1952 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
GenreVocal jazz
Length25:57
LabelClef
ProducerNorman Granz
Billie Holiday chronology
Billie Holiday Sings
(1952)
An Evening with Billie Holiday
(1953)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Solitude
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Studio album by
Released1956
RecordedMarch 26, 1952, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, April 1952, Los Angeles, California
GenreVocal jazz
Length38:57
LabelClef Records
ProducerNorman Granz
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]

In 1956, when the 10-inch format was phased out, the album was reissued by Clef Records as Solitude (MG C-690),[4] with four extra tracks recorded at a second session sometime in April 1952 (exact date unknown), with the same musicians.[5] The final track, "Tenderly", had been previously released on her second 10-inch LP, An Evening with Billie Holiday (MG C-144). The other three new songs had been previously released on her third 10-inch LP, simply titled Billie Holiday (MG C-161).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Billie Holiday Sings at Allmusic.
  2. ^ Solitude at AllMusic.
  3. ^ Billie Holiday Sings, Discogs.com, accessed December 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Solitude, Discogs.com, accessed December 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Billie Holiday Discography, accessed December 23, 2015.