Billie Holiday Sings (Solitude)


Billie Holiday Sings is Lady’s first full-length album, released in the United States by Clef Records in 1952 in the 10-inch format. It was reissued in 1956 with four extra tracks recorded at the same sessions at the famed Radio Recorders in Hollywood, CA, where artists as diverse as Charlie Parker, Jimmie Rodgers, Louis Armstrong, Mario Lanza, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, & The Carpenters had recorded their classics. Bille’s album was renamed Solitude, given a dramatic new photographic album cover and issued as a 12-inch LP on Verve Records.