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Lady Sings The Blues

Artist : Diana Ross

Genre: Jazz


Release Info

Lady Sings the Blues is the soundtrack to the Billie Holiday biopic of the same name, which starred Diana Ross in her screen debut in 1972. The album became Ross' 4th #1 album (eventually selling over 2,000,000 US copies), though the only one as a solo artist, on the U.S. Top 200 Billboard Albums Chart as a solo act, going to #2 on the U.S. Billboard R&B Album Chart, and #50 on the UK Albums Chart. It was certified gold on the UK for sales of over 100,000 copies. It was also the fourth best-selling R&B album and fifth best-selling Pop album of 1973. Music writers said Ross emulated Billie Holiday's voice while retaining her own individual sound. This soundtrack album was the only Motown album to have a special designed label to match the album cover on the vinyl release, rather than Motown's usual "Map of Detroit" design. This label design would also turn up on the single releases from the soundtrack. Personnel: Diana Ross - vocals John Collins - guitar, banjo Arthur Edwards, Max Bennett, George "Red" Callender - bass Chester Lane, Don Abney, Gerald Wiggins - piano Earl Palmer, Jessie Sailes - drums Caughey Roberts - soprano saxophone, clarinet William "Buddy" Collette, Ernie Watts, Georgie Auld, Jack Nimitz, Marshall Royal, Plas Johnson - saxophone George Bohanon, Grover Mitchell, Henry Coker, Jimmy Cleveland, John Ewing, Maurice Spears - trombone Al Aarons, Bobby Bryant, William "Cat" Anderson, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Teddy Buckner - trumpet Benny Golson, Gil Askey, Oliver Nelson - arrangements Michel Legrand - arrangements, conductor Gil Askey - conductor Berry Gordy - executive produ

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