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Ray Ellis February 18, 1958

Content State: draft
genre: Swing, vocal
Recording Date: 
1958-02
Label Name: 
Columbia
Leader(s): 
Ray Ellis
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
vocal
Skill/instrument: 
Conductor
Personnel: 
Mel Davis
Personnel: 
Billy Butterfield
Personnel: 
Bernie Glow
Personnel: 
Urbie Green
Personnel: 
Gene Quill
Personnel: 
Hank Jones
Personnel: 
Barry Galbraith
Personnel: 
Milt Hinton
Personnel: 
Osie Johnson
Personnel: 
Billie Holiday
Personnel: 
Ray Ellis
Ensemble Size: 
big_band
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

Lord combines the 2/18 and 2/19 sessions into one, but Varela does not list all of the incomplete and false start takes, like Lord does. However, this doesn't completely describe all the differences between the two. For example, Lord doesn't include "I Get Along Without You Very Well" in 2/18-2/19 at all, but lists it as happening during a 2/21 session which, by the way, Varela does not list at all, but has those tracks from Lord's 2/21 session scattered throughout the February 1958 sessions he has listed. For the sake of uniformity, except for the alternate/false starts/incomplete takes, we are going solely off of Varela's discography. 

 

Finally, the 'incomplete' takes are the ones that Lord qualifies as being 'studio chatter' but associated with a particular track/composition. Ergo, they are 'incomplete' because they are broken up by the chatter. 

Sources: 
Alberto Varela's Billie Holiday Discography; Tom Lord (lordisco.com)