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Billie Holiday — Lady Sings The Blues
Album: Lady Sings The Blues
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Released: 1956
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Lady sing the blues,
she's got them bad,
she feels so sad.

And wants the world to know,
just what her blues are all about,

Lady sings the blues,
She tells her side,
nothing to hide.

Now the world will know,
just what her blues is all about

The blues ain't nothin' like a pain in your heart,
when you get a bad start,
when you and your man have to part

I ain't gonna just sit around and cry,
i know i won't die,
'cause i love him

Lady sings the blues,
i'm tellin' you, she's got 'em bad,
but now the world will know,
she's never gonna sing them no more.

The blues ain't nothin' but a pain in your heart,
when you get a bad start,
when you and your man have to part

Ain't gonna just sit around and cry,
i know i won't die,
'cause i love him

Lady sings the blues,
i'm tellin' you, she's got them bad,
but now the world will know,
she's never gonna sing them no more.
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Charlie Shaver's opening trumpet solo is like a flaming icicle through the heart. 
 LPCity wrote:
Oh My!  To me, the mark of an all time classic like this is when you've heard it before, but it captivates and enthralls you to hear it again.  Hearing this just now was to have time and place just disappear and to be lost in the beauty of the song.
 
Well said!
Long Live                                                                                     Radio Paradise
Rating to me:                   8 -M o s t    E x c e l l e n t        not climbing
Oh My!  To me, the mark of an all time classic like this is when you've heard it before, but it captivates and enthralls you to hear it again.  Hearing this just now was to have time and place just disappear and to be lost in the beauty of the song.
1st time hearing on RP. Why has it taken me so long. A Classic Indeed. 
No one like her. A Unique representation of the human voice. Outstanding!
A fellow choir member once said "There are too many people singing with vibrato" and our director, an organ performance major, director, music educator, vocal coach, and instrumental instructor shut her down by saying "no, actually, vibrato helps you find the pitch!" {#Clap}
 aaronm wrote:
To me, that trumpet at the beginning is like a klaxon that indicates, "Really good music is coming up. Pay attention."

And by the way, it's right. 

 
indeed. Not only did we get the Greatness of Billie, but those were some very good musicians.
I think this would easily be a 10 without her singing.
Wow - {#Clap}
 hayduke2 wrote:
I never give this artist real time, but my god this song is fantastic to listen to
 
My opinion?  This woman invented sexy siren singing.  Gives me goosebumps.
An all time goddess. An all time godlike 10.

{#Cowboy}
Billie Holiday?  Straight up Goddess.  {#Clap} 
Do not watch this.

Amazing singer!
I never give this artist real time, but my god this song is fantastic to listen to
Nuthing left to say when the Lady Sings.
To me, that trumpet at the beginning is like a klaxon that indicates, "Really good music is coming up. Pay attention."

And by the way, it's right.