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Billie Holiday May 30, 1956

Main Session Personnel
piano
vocal
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Israel 2:18
2 Misery 4:40
3 I Must Have That Man 6:29
4 Strange Fruit 5:48
5 God Bless the Child 3:15
6 God Bless the Child 1:08
7 God Bless the Child 3:34
8 One Never Knows, Does One? 2:07
9 Beer Barrel Polka 1:19
10 Some of These Days 1:03
11 A Yiddishe Momme 0:39
12 A Yiddishe Momme 2:16
13 Lady's Back In Town 2:36
14 One Never Knows, Does One? 2:39
Content State: draft
genre: Vocal jazz
Recording Date: 
1956-05-30
Label Name: 
Verve
Leader(s): 
Billie Holiday
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
vocal
Personnel: 
Tony Scott
Personnel: 
Billie Holiday
Ensemble Size: 
duo
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
William and Maely Duffy's Home
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

This was a recorded rehearsal. Tony Scott is listed as piano, and we must assume this is the Tony Scott Holiday was playing with a lot during this time, even though his principal instrument was clarinet.

Once again, the number of alternate takes varies between Lord and Varela. Lord--who lists more tracks than Varela--has very confusion notation, so we are not using it. That is, when he lists, 'Discussion; God Bless the Child', does that mean the song 'God Bless the Child' is discussed? Or that there is talking that leads into the song? Is it a false start? Incomplete? If someone can clarify why he lists more recordings, that would be helpful, but for now we will go with Varela's list of songs. 

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