Clef/Mercury

Mercury Record Corporation & Clef Records

  • Mercury Record Corporation
    • 1945年 ChicagoでIrving Green, Berle Adams, Arthur Talmadge の3人により創設され、Jazz, Blues, Classic, Rock &Roll, Country まで色々なジャンルを発売した。
      Jazz では John H. Hammond II (1910-1987) を中心に Keynote を買収した部門と Norman Granz (2001) 自身が 1953年に Norgran Record そして1956年に Verve Record を立ち上げるまでの製作と販売の2部門があった。
    • Jazz Scene
      1949年には Jazz Scene というタイトルの 12インチ SP6枚組豪華セットを発売した。Gjon Mili (1904-1984) をはじめ有名カメラマン撮影のモノクロ 29枚のポートレート写真が付属、 Norman Granz の直筆サイン付き 5,000部限定版で当時としては高価(通常アルバムの約10倍)な $35.00で販売された。 (Coleman HawkinsのソロやLester Young, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell 等の貴重な演奏を含むが Billie Holiday は写真だけで演奏は無い)
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  • Clef Records
    Clef Records (Jazz At The Philharmonic Incorporated) のスタートは諸説ある。
    Norman Granz は Aladdin レーベルで初プロデュースを行い、その後JATPを主催し Moses Asch の Asch Records から1冊 Disc Records から4冊、JATPの SPアルバムを発売している。
    Granz はこの時 David Stone Martin が描いたジャケット・デザインの Trumpeter ロゴを Verve まで使い続けることになる。モデルは Charlie Shavers (1920-1971)
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78rpm Mercury & Clef

Disc No. Title MX No. Rec.Date etc.
89002 These Foolish Things YBC769-3 520326 Mercury
I Only Have Eyes For You YBC770-3 520326 Mercury
89003 You Turned The Tables On Me YBC767-5 520326 Mercury
Easy To Love YBC768-1 520326 Mercury
89004 Blue Moon YBC765-1 520326 Mercury
You Go To My Head YBC766-3 520326 Mercury
89005 East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) YBC764-3 520326 Mercury
Solitude YBC771-1 520326 Mercury
89037 Lover Come Back To Me YBC840-4 520727 Mercury
Yesterdays YBC842-2 520727 Mercury
89064 Tenderly YBC787-3 5204?? Clef
Stormy Weather YBC841-1 520727 Clef
89089 My Man YBC839-2 520727 Clef
He’s Funny That Way YBC843-1 520727 Clef
89096 Remember YBC789-3 52??04 Clef
I Can’t Face The Music (And Her Lads Of Joy) YBC844-3 520727 Clef
89108 If The Moon Turns Green YBC788-2 5204?? Clef
Autumn In New York YBC790-7 5204?? Clef
89132 How Deep Is The Ocean YBC1567-1 540414 Clef
What A Little Moonlight Can Do YBC1568-1 540414 Clef
89141 Willow Weep For Me YBC1937-1 540903 Clef
Stormy Blues YBC1938-3 540903 Clef
89150 I Thought About You YBC1935-3 540903 Clef
Love Me Or Leave Me YBC1936-2 540903 Clef
  • EQ Curve は Mercury, Clef 共に 375/-12

89002 These Foolish Things

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Lyrics : Eric Maschwitz
Music : Jack Strachey & Harry Link & Holt Marvell
26th, March 1952
YBC769-3


A cigarette that bears a lipstick’s traces

An airline ticket to romantic places

And still my heart has wings

These foolish things remind me of you

A tinkling piano in the next apartment

Those stumbling words

That told you what my heart meant

A fairground’s painted swings

These foolish things remind me of you.

You came you saw

You conquered me

When you did that to me

I knew somehow this had to be

The winds of March

That make my heart a dancer

A telephone that rings

But who’s to answer

Oh, how the ghost of you clings

These foolish things remind me of you

How strange, how sweet

To find you still

These things are dear to me

They seem to bring you near to me

The scent of smoldering leaves

The wail of steamers

Two lovers on the street

Who walk like dreamers

Oh, how the ghost of you clings

These foolish things

Remind me of you

  • Album C-118 89002〜5までの4枚8曲。
  • いずれも Mercury が初出。
  • PERSONNEL
    Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; Alvin Stoller d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca.26th March 1952.
    YouTube


89002 I Only Have Eyes For You

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Lyrics : Al Dubin
Music : Harry Warren
26th, March 1952
YBC770-3


Are the stars out tonight?

I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright

‘Cause I only have eyes for you

The moon may be high

Maybe millions of people go by

But I only have eyes for you

I don’t know if we’re in a garden

Or on a crowded avenue

You are here so am I

Maybe millions of people go by

But they all disappear from view

And I only have eyes for you

(bridge)

I don’t know if we’re in a garden

Or on a crowded avenue

You are here so am I

Maybe millions of people go by

But they all disappear from view

And I only get eyes

Big bulging eyes

Great big eyes
For you

  • Album C-118
  • 1934年のミュージカル映画「Dames」に使われた。
    ポール・アンカやArt Garfunkelなども唄っているポップスの領域でもヒット曲。
    「あなたしか見えない」と恋は盲目を唄う。
  • PERSONNEL
    Charlie Shavers tp; Filip Phillips ts; Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; Alvin Stoller d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca.26th March 1952.
    YouTube


89003 You Turned The Tables On Me

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Louis Alter & Sidney D. Mitchell
26th, March 1952
YBC767-5


You turned the tables on me

And now I’m falling for you

You turned the tables on me

I can’t believe that it’s true
I always thought when you brought

The lovely present you bought

Why hadn’t you brought me more

But now if you’d come

I’d welcome anything

From the five and ten cent store

You used to call me the top

You put me up on a throne

You let me fall with a drop

And now I’m out on my own

But after thinking it over and over

I got what was coming to me

Just like the sting of a bee

You turned the tables on me

(bridge)

You used to call me the top

You put me up on a throne

You let me fall with a drop

And now I’m out on my own

But after thinking it over and over

I got what was coming to me

Just like the sting of a bee

You turned the tables on me

  • Album C-118
  • 1936年の映画「Sing, baby, sing」に使われた。主演のAlice Fayeが唄いヒットした。
    初めは女王様のように奉られたけど、私があなたを好きになってしまって形成は逆転してしまった」
  • PERSONNEL
    Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; Alvin Stoller d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca.26th March 1952.
    YouTube


89003 Easy To Love

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Lyrics and music by Cole Porter
26th, March 1952
YBC768-1


You’d be so easy to love

So easy to idolize

All others above

So worth the yearning for

So swell to keep every home fire burning for
We’d be so grand at the game

So carefree together

That it does seem a shame

That you can’t see

Your future with me

‘Cause you’d be oh

So easy to love

(bridge)

So worth the yearning for

So swell to keep every home fire burning for

We’d be so grand at the game

So carefree together

That it does seem a shame

That you can’t see

Your future with me

‘Cause you’d be oh

So easy to love

  • Album C-118
  • 1936年のMGM映画「Born to dance」の挿入歌。
    You’d be so easy to loveは例の仮定法過去である。
    「あなたはもし私があなたを愛したとしたら私は簡単に夢中になってしまうような相手だわ」となる。
    keep the homefires burningは「家庭を築く、結婚する」という意味。
  • PERSONNEL
    Charlie Shavers tp; Filip Phillips ts; Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; Alvin Stoller d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca.26th March 1952.
    YouTube


89004 Blue Moon

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Lyrics : Lorenz Hart
Music : Richard Rodgers
26th, March 1952
YBC765-1


Blue moon

You saw me standing alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own
Blue moon

You knew just what I was there for

You heard me saying a prayer for

Someone I really could care for

And then there suddenly appeared before me

The only one my arms will ever hold

I heard somebody whisper – please adore me

And when I looked

The moon had turned to gold

Blue moon

Now I’m no longer alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own

(bridge)

Blue moon
You saw me standing alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own
Blue moon

You knew just what I was there for

You heard me saying a prayer for

Someone I really could care for

And then there suddenly appeared before me

The only one my arms will ever hold

I heard somebody whisper – please adore me

And when I looked

The moon had turned to gold

Blue moon

Now I’m no longer alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own
Blue moon

  • Album C-118
  • 1934年に作られ35年にヒットした。
    「私に素敵な恋人を」と青い月に乙女の祈りを捧げ、素敵な恋人ができて、月が金色に輝くというラブソング。
  • PERSONNEL
    Charlie Shavers tp; Filip Phillips ts; Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; Alvin Stoller d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca.26th March 1952.
    YouTube


89004 You Go To My Head

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Lyrics : Haven Gillespie
Music : J. Fred Coots
26th, March 1952
YBC764-3


You go to my head

And you linger like a haunting refrain

And I find you spinning round in my brain

Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne

You go to my head

Like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew

And I find the very mention of you

Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought

That you might give a thought

To my plea

Casts a spell over me

But I say to myself
Get ahold of yourself

Can’t you see that it never can be

You go to my head with a smile

That makes my temperature rise

Like a summer with a thousand Julys

You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

And I’m certain that this heart of mine

Hasn’t a ghost of a chance

In this crazy romance

You go to my head

You go to my head

  • Album C-118
  • PERSONNEL
    Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; Alvin Stoller d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca.26th March 1952.
    YouTube


89005 East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)

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Brooks Bowman
26th, March 1952
YBC764-3


East of the sun and west of the moon

We’ll build a dream house of love, dear

Near to the sun in the day

Near to the moon at night

We’ll live in a lovely way, dear

Living our love in the pale moonlight

Just you and I forever and a day

Love will not die we’ll keep it that way

Up among the stars we’ll find

A harmony of life too lovely tune

East of the sun and west of the moon, dear

East of the sun and west of the moon

(bridge)

Just you and I forever and a day

Love will not die we’ll keep it that way

Up among the stars we’ll find

A harmony of life too lovely tune

East of the sun and west of the moon, dear

East of the sun and west of the moon

  • Album C-118
  • PERSONNEL
    Charlie Shavers tp; Filip Phillips ts; Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; Alvin Stoller d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca.26th March 1952.
    YouTube


89005 Solitude

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Lyrics : Eddie DeLange & Irving Mills
Music : Duke Ellington 
26th, March 1952
YBC771-1


In my solitude you haunt me

With reveries of days gone by

In my solitude you taunt me

With memories that never die

I sit in my chair

Filled with despair

There’s no one could be so sad

With gloom everywhere

I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad

In my solitude

I’m praying

Dear Lord above

Send back my love

I sit in my chair

Filled with despair

There’s no one could be so sad

With gloom everywhere

I sit and I stare

I know that I’ll soon go mad

In my solitude

I’m praying

Dear Lord above

Send me back my love

  • Album C-118
  • PERSONNEL
    Charlie Shavers tp; Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; Alvin Stoller d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca.26th March 1952.
    YouTube


89037 Lover Come Back To Me

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Lyrics : Oscar Hammerstein II
Music : Sigmund Romberg
27th, July 1952
YBC840-4


The sky was blue

And high above

The moon was new

And so was love

This eager heart of mine was singing

Lover where can you be

You came at last

Love had its day

That day is past

You’ve gone away

This aching heart of mine is singing

Lover come back to me

When I remember every little thing

You used to do

I’m so lonely

Every road I walk along

I walk along with you

No wonder I am lonely

The sky is blue

The night is cold

The moon is new
Love is old

While I’m waiting here

This heart of mine is singing

Lover come back to me

(bridge)

When I remember every little thing

You used to do

I grow lonely

Every road I walk along

I walk along with you

No wonder I am lonely

The sky is blue

The night is cold

The moon is new

But love is old

While I’m waiting here

This heart of mine is singing

Lover,
Come back to me

  • PERSONNEL
    Joe Newman tp; Paul Quinichette ts; Oscar Peterson p; Freddy Green g; Ray Brown b; Gus Johnson d; Billie Holiday vc;
    YouTube


89037 Yesterdays

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Lyrics : Otto Harbach
Music : Jerome Kern
27th, July 1952
YBC842-2


Yesterdays

Yesterdays

Days I knew as happy sweet

Sequestered days

Olden days

Golden days

Days of mad romance and love

Then gay youth was mine

Truth was mine

Joyous free and flaming life

Then sooth was mine

Sad am I

Glad am I

For today I’m dreamin’ of

Yesterdays
Yesterdays

Yesterdays

Days I knew as happy sweet

Sequestered days

Olden days

Golden days

Days of mad romance and love

Then gay youth was mine

Then truth was mine

Free and flaming life

Sooth was mine

Sad am I

Glad am I

For today I’m dreamin’ of

Yesterdays

  • PERSONNEL
    Joe Newman tp; Paul Quinichette ts; Oscar Peterson organ; Freddy Green g; Ray Brown b; Gus Johnson d; Billie Holiday vc;
    YouTube


89064 Tenderly

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Lyrics : Jack Lawrence
Music : Walter Gross
April 1952
YBC787-3


The evening breeze

Caressed the trees,
Tenderly

The trembling trees

Embraced the breeze
Tenderly

Then you and I

Came wandering by

And lost in a sigh

Were we

The shore was kissed

By sea and mist

Tenderly

I can’t forget

How two hearts met

Breathlessly
Your arms opened wide

And closed me inside

You took my lips

You took my love

So tenderly

Then you and I

Came wandering by

And lost in a sigh

Were we

The shore was kissed

By sea and mist

Tenderly

I can’t forget

How two hearts met

Breathlessly
Your arms opened wide

And closed me inside

You took my lips

You took my love

So tenderly

  • PERSONNEL
    Charlie Shavers tp; Flip Phillips ts; Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; J C Heard d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca. April 1952
    YouTube


89064 Stormy Weather

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Lyrics : Ted Koehler
Music : Harold Arlen
27th, July 1952
YBC841-1


Don’t know why

There’s no sun up in the sky

Stormy weather

Since my man and I ain’t together

Keeps raining all the time
Life is bare

Gloom and misery everywhere

Stormy weather

Just can’t get my poor self together

I’m weary all the time,
The time

So weary all the time

When he went away

The blues walked in and met me

If he stays away

Old rocking chair will get me

All I do is pray

The Lord above will let me

Walk in the sun once more

Can’t go on

Everything I had is gone

Stormy weather

Since my man and I ain’t together

Keeps raining all the time

Keeps raining all the time

When he went away

The blues walked in and met me

If he stays away

Old rocking chair will get me

All I do is pray

The Lord above will let me

Walk in the sun once more

Can’t go on

Everything I had is gone

Stormy weather

Since my man and I ain’t together

Keeps raining all the time

Keeps raining all the time

  • 1933年の「Cotton Club Parade」に書いた曲。
    その後43年の20世紀Fox映画「Stormy weather」の主題曲としてリナ・ホーンが唄った。
    ブルージーなバラードでBillieが得意にしていた曲の一つ。
  • PERSONNEL
    Joe Newman tp; Paul Quinichette ts; Oscar Peterson p; Freddy Green g; Ray Brown b; Gus Johnson d; Billie Holiday vc;
    YouTube


89089 My Man

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French lyrics : Albert Willemetz & Jacques Charles 
English lyrics : Channing Pollock  
Music : Maurice Yvain
27th, July 1952
YBC839-2


(verse ) 

It’s cost me a lot

But there’s one thing that I’ve got

It’s my man

It’s my man

Cold and wet

Tired you bet

All of this I’ll soon forget

With my man

He’s not much on looks

He’s no hero out of books

But I love him

Yes, I love him

Two or three girls

Has he

That he likes as well as me

But I love him

I don’t know why I should

He isn’t true

He beats me too

What can I do?

(refrain) 

Oh my man I love him so

He’ll never know

All my life is just despair

But I don’t care

When he takes me in his arms

The world is bright

All right

What’s the difference if I say

I’ll go away

When I know I’ll come back

On my knees someday

For whatever my man is

I’m his

Forever more

  • PERSONNEL
    Joe Newman tp; Paul Quinichette ts; Oscar Peterson p; Freddy Green g; Ray Brown b; Gus Johnson d; Billie Holiday vc;
    YouTube


89089 He’s Funny That Way

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Lyrics : Richard A. Whiting & 
Music : Neil Moret
27th, July 1952
YBC843-1


Once he dressed in tweeds and drapes

Owned a Rolls Royce car

Now he seems quite out of place

Like a fallen star

While I worry plan and scheme

Over what to do

Can’t help feeling it’s a dream

It’s just too good to be true

I’m not much to look at

I’m nothing to see

I’m glad I’m living

And I’m lucky to be

But I’ve got a man

Crazy for me
He’s funny that way

I ain’t got a dollar

Can’t save a cent

He doesn’t holler

He’d live in a tent

I’ve got that man

Mad about me

He’s funny that way

Though he loves to work and slave

For me every day

He’d be so much better off

If I went away

But why should I leave him

Why should I go

He’d be unhappy

Without me I know

I’ve got that man

Crazy for me

He’s funny that way

  • PERSONNEL
    Joe Newman tp; Paul Quinichette ts; Oscar Peterson p; Freddy Green g; Ray Brown b; Gus Johnson d; Billie Holiday vc;
    YouTube


89096 Remember

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Lyrics and music by Irving Berlin
April 1952
YBC789-3


(Verse)
One little kiss, a moment of bliss, then hours of deep regret

One little smile, and after a while, a longing to forget

One little heartache left as a token

One little plaything carelessly broken

(refrain)
Remember the night

The night you said -
I love you

Remember?
Remember you vowed

By all the stars
above you

Remember?

(bridge)

Remember the night

The night you said -
I love you

Remember?
Remember you vowed

By all the stars
above you

Remember?

Remember we found a lonely spot

And after I learned to care a lot

You promised that you’d forget me not

But you forgot

To remember

  • 1924年のクリスマスに離ればなれの恋人を想い書き上げた曲。
    (クレジットは1925年)
    恋人のErine Mackayは大実業家John William Mackay (1831-1902)の娘。Johnは娘がNYの貧民街出身のユダヤ人Irvingと結婚することには大反対。結局二人は1926年にやっと結婚する。
  • PERSONNEL
    Charlie Shavers tp; Flip Phillips ts; Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; J C Heard d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca. April 1952
    YouTube


89096 I Can’t Face The Music (And Her Lads Of Joy)

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Bloom & Koehler
27th, July 1952
YBC844-3


Breeze

Stop moaning’ those weird melodies

My man has left me and I can’t face the music

Without singing’ the blues

Rain

Your rhythm on my window pane

Drives me insane because I can’t face the music

Without singing’ the blues
My heart is so broken

I’ve spoken

To the Lord for sympathy

And if He don’t help me

So help me
It’s the bottom of the deep blue sea

For me
I’m gonna end this misery

My man has left me and I can’t face the music

Without singing the blues
My heart is so broken

I’ve spoken

To the Lord for sympathy

And if He don’t help me

So help me
It’s the bottom of the deep blue sea

For me
I’m gonna end this misery

My man has left me and I can’t face the music

Without singing the blues
I can’t face the music

  • PERSONNEL
    Joe Newman tp; Paul Quinichette ts; Oscar Peterson p; Freddy Green g; Ray Brown b; Gus Johnson d; Billie Holiday vc;
    YouTube


89108 If The Moon Turns Green

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Paul Coates & Bernie Hanighen
April 1952
YBC788-2


If the moon turns green

And shadows get up and walk around

Clouds come tumbling to the ground

I wouldn’t be surprised

As didn’t you fall in love with me
If the stars turn blue

And willows that weep began to sing

Winter changes into spring

I wouldn’t raise my eyes

’Cause didn’t you fall in love with me
I thought I was foolish to think of romance

With someone as charming as you

I thought I was hoping without any chance

Then every hope came true
If the moon turns green

And rivers began to flow upstream

This is all a crazy dream

I wouldn’t be surprised

Anything can happen

If you can fall in love with me
I thought I was foolish to think of romance

With someone as charming as you

I thought I was hoping without any chance

Then every hope came true
If the moon turns green

And rivers began to flow upstream

This is all a crazy dream

I wouldn’t be surprised

‘Cause anything can happen

If you can fall in love with me

  • PERSONNEL
    Charlie Shavers tp; Flip Phillips ts; Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; J C Heard d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca. April 1952
    YouTube


89108 Autumn In New York

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Vernon Duke
April 1952
YBC790-7


Autumn in New York

Why does it seem so inviting?

Autumn in New York

It spells the thrill of first-nighting
Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds

In canyons of steel

They’re making me feel

I’m home

It’s autumn in New York

That brings the promise of new love

Autumn in New York

Is often mingled with pain
Dreamers with empty hands

May sigh for exotic lands

It’s autumn in New York

It’s good to live it again

Autumn in New York

The gleaming rooftops at sundown

Autumn in New York

It lifts you up when you’re rundown
Jaded roués and gay divorcés

Who lunch at the Ritz

Will tell you that
“It’s divine !”

This autumn in New York

Transforms the slums into Mayfair

Autumn in New York

You’ll need no castle in Spain
Lovers that bless the dark

On benches in Central Park

Greet Autumn in New York

It’s good to live it again

  • 1934年のレヴュー「Thumbs up」に使用された。
    New Yorkの秋の素晴らしさをうたった素敵な曲。
    roués[ru:eiz]は仏語で放蕩者。Mayfairはロンドンの高級住宅地。
    Billieはこの盤でしっとりと情感たっぷりに唄っている。
  • PERSONNEL
    Oscar Peterson p; Barney Kessel g; Ray Brown b; J C Heard d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca. April 1952
    YouTube


89132 How Deep Is The Ocean

Lyrics and music by Irving Berlin
14th, April 1954
YBC1567-1


How much do I love you?

I’ll tell you no lie

How deep is the ocean

How high is the sky?
How many times a day

Do I think of you?

How many roses

Are sprinkled with dew?

How far would I travel
To be where you are?

How far is the journey

From here to a star?
And if I ever lost you

How much would I cry?

How deep is the ocean

How high is the sky?

(bridge)

How much do I love you?

I’ll tell you no lie

How deep is the ocean

How high is the sky?
How many times a day

Do I think of you?

How many roses

Are sprinkled with dew?

How far would I travel
To be where you are?

How far is the journey

From here to a star?
And if I ever lost you

How much would I cry?

How deep is the ocean

How much would I cry?

How high is the sky?

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    Charlie Shavers tp; Oscar Peterson p; Herb Ellis g; Ray Brown b; Ed Shaughnessy ds; Billie Holiday vc; NYC 14th April 1951
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89132 What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Lyrics and music by Harry Woods
14th, April 1954
YBC1568-1


Ooh,

What a little moonlight can do

Ooh, ooh, ooh

What a little moonlight can do to you

You’re in love

Your heart’s fluttering all day long

You only stutter cause your poor tongue

Just will not utter the words

I love you

Ooh, ooh, ooh

What a little moonlight can do

Wait a while

Till a little moonbeam comes peeping through

You’ll get bold

You can’t resist him

All you’ll say

When you have kissed him is

Ooh, ooh

What a little moonlight can do

(bridge)

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

What a little moonlight can do

Ooh, ooh, ooh

What a little moonlight can do to you

You’re in love

Your heart’s fluttering all day long

You only stutter cause your poor tongue

Just will not utter the words

I love you

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

What a little moonlight can do

Wait a while

Till a little moonbeam comes peeping through

You’ll get bold

You can’t resist him

All you’ll say

When you have kissed him is

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

What a little moonlight can do

  • PERSONNEL
    Charlie Shavers tp; Oscar Peterson p; Herb Ellis g; Ray Brown b; Ed Shaughnessy ds; Billie Holiday vc; NYC 14th April 1951
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89141 Willow Weep For Me

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Lyrics and music by Ann Ronell
3rd, September 1954
YBC1937-1


(Billie chatting)

Willow weep for me,

Willow weep for me

Bend your branches down

Along the ground and cover me
Listen to my plea

Hear me willow and

Weep for me
Gone my lovely dreams

Lovely summer dreams

Gone and left me here

To weep my tears along the stream

Sad as I can be

Hear me willow and

Weep for me
Whisper to the wind

And say that love has sinned

To leave my heart a sign

And crying alone

Murmur to the night

And hide her starry light

So none will find me sighing

Crying all alone
Weeping willow tree

Weep in sympathy

Bend your branches down

Along the ground and cover me
Listen to me plea

Hear me willow and

Weep for me
Whisper to the wind

And say that love has sinned

To leave my heart a sign

And crying alone

Murmur to the night

And hide her starry light

So none will find me sighing

Crying all alone
Weeping willow tree

Weep in sympathy

Bend your branches down

Along the ground and cover me
Listen to my plea

Hear me willow and

Weep for me
Willow
Willow

Weep for me

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    Harry Edison tp; Willie Smith as; Bobby Tucker p; Barney Kessel g; Red Callender b; Chico Hamilton d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca. 3rd September 1954
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89141 Stormy Blues

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Billie Holiday
3rd, September 1954
YBC1938-3


I’ve been down so long

That down don’t worry me

I’ve been down so long

Down don’t worry me

I just sit and wonder

Where can my good man be
When it rains in here

It’s storming on the sea

When it rains in here

It’s storming on the sea

Every time I come here

Everything happens to me
I lose my man

I lose my head

I lose my money

Feel like I’m almost dead

I need you honey

Need you bad as can be

I’ve been down so long

That down don’t worry me

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    Harry Edison tp; Willie Smith as; Bobby Tucker p; Barney Kessel g; Red Callender b; Chico Hamilton d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca. 3rd September 1954
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89150 I Thought About You

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Lyrics : Johnny Mercer
Music : Jimmy Van Heusen
3rd, September 1954
YBC1935-3


I took a trip on a train

And I thought about you

I passed a shadowy lane

And I thought about you
Two or three cars

Parked under the stars

A winding stream

Moon shining down on

Some little town and

With each beam
Same old dream
And every stop that we made

Oh, I thought about you

But when I pulled down the shade

Then I really got blue

I peeked through the crack

And looked at the track

The one going back to you

And what did I do
I thought about you
Thought about you

Thought about you

  • PERSONNEL
    Harry Edison tp; Willie Smith as; Bobby Tucker p; Barney Kessel g; Red Callender b; Chico Hamilton d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca. 3rd September 1954
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89150 Love Me Or Leave Me

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Lyrics : Gus Kahn
Music : Walter Donaldson
3rd, September 1954
YBC1930-2


Love me or leave me

Or let me be lonely

You won’t believe me I love you only

I’d rather be lonely

Then happy with somebody else
You might find the night time

The right time for kissing

But night time is my time

For reminiscing

Regrettin’ instead of forgetting

With somebody else
There’ll be no one
Unless that someone is you

I intend to be independently blue
I want your love

But I don’t want to borrow

To have it today to give back tomorrow

Your love is my love

There’s no love for nobody else
Love me or leave me

Or let me be lonely

You won’t believe me I love you only

I’d rather be lonely

Then happy with somebody else
You might find the night time

The right time for kissing

But night time is my time

For reminiscing

Regrettin’ instead of forgetting

With somebody else
There’ll be no one
Unless that someone is you

I intend to be independently blue
I want your love

But I don’t want to borrow

To have it today to give back tomorrow

Your love is my love

There’s no love for nobody else

  • PERSONNEL
    Harry Edison tp; Willie Smith as; Bobby Tucker p; Barney Kessel g; Red Callender b; Chico Hamilton d; Billie Holiday vc; LA Ca. 3rd September 1954
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