In June 1958.

In June 1958, “Columbia” label released “Lady in Satin”, the eleventh Billie Holiday album. It was the final album completed by Holiday and last released in her lifetime. The album was recorded in February 1959, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Billie Holiday – lead vocals
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Barry Galbraith – guitar
  • Milt Hinton – double bass
  • Osie Johnson – drums
  • Danny Bank – flute
  • Phil Bodner – flute
  • Romeo Penque – flute
  • Tom Parshley – flute
  • Mel Davis – trumpet 
  • Billy Butterfield – trumpet
  • Jimmy Ochner – trumpet
  • Bernie Glow – trumpet
  • J.J. Johnson – trombone 
  • Urbie Green – trombone
  • Jack Green – trombone
  • Tommy Mitchell – bass trombone
  • Ray Ellis – conductor
  • Claus Ogerman – arranger
  • George Ockner – violin, concertmaster
  • Emmanual Green – violin
  • Harry Hoffman – violin
  • Harry Katzmann – violin
  • Leo Kruczek – violin
  • Milton Lomask – violin
  • Harry Meinikoff – violin
  • David Newman – violin
  • Samuel Rand – violin
  • David Sarcer – violin
  • Sid Brecher – viola
  • Richard Dichler – viola
  • David Soyer – cello
  • Maurice Brown – cello
  • Janet Putman – harp
  • Elise Bretton – backing vocals
  • Miriam Workman – backing vocals
  • Fred Plaut – engineer

Track listing:

  1.  I’m a Fool to Want You – Frank Sinatra, Joel Herron, Jack Wolf
  2. For Heaven’s Sake -Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer
  3. You Don’t Know What Love Is – Gene DePaul, Don Raye
  4. I Get Along Without You Very Well – Hoagy Carmichael
  5. For All We Know – J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis
  6. Violets for Your Furs – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
  7. You’ve Changed – Bill Carey, Carl T. Fischer
  8. It’s Easy to Remember – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  9. But Beautiful – lyrics by Johnny Burke, music by Jimmy Van Heusen
  10. Glad to Be Unhappy – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  11. I’ll Be Around – Alec Wilder
  12. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding

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