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“Good Morning Heartache” by Billie Holiday

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    “Good Morning Heartache” by Billie Holiday is a jazz blues song.

    Song Title: Good Morning Heartache
    Artist: Billie Holiday
    Genre: jazz blues, classic pop
    Composer: Copyright © 1946 Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher
    Lead Vocals: Billie Holiday
    Guitar: Tiny Grimes
    Piano: Joe Springer
    Bass: John Simmons
    Drums: Sidney Catlett
    Tenor saxophone: Hank Ross, Bernie Kaufman, Armand Camgros
    Alto saxophone: Bill Stegmeyer
    Trumpet: Gordon “Chris” Griffin, Joe Guy
    Recorded: 22 January 1946
    Date: 1946
    Format: 7" 45-rpm vinyl single
    B-side: No Good Man
    Label: Decca Records #27515
    Number of listens: 5225
    Current rank: 2163 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 1906 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Good Morning Heartache” (Decca Records) is a song written by Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, and Dan Fisher. Originally recorded by jazz singer Billie Holiday on January 22, 1946.

About the songwriters

    Irene Higginbotham (1918-1988) was a songwriter and pianist, and joined the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1944.

    Ervin Drake (born April 3, 1919) songwriter and inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983. Joining the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1958.

    Dan Fisher (1920-2001) was a songwriter, author, producer and publisher. Joining American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1953.

Recording session

    Bill Stegmeyer and his Orchestra (Decca Session #54) New York, January 22, 1946: with Gordon “Chris” Griffin (trumpet), Joe Guy (trumpet) Bill Stegmeyer (alto saxophone), Hank Ross (tenor saxophone), Bernie Kaufman (tenor saxophone), Armand Camgros (tenor saxophone), Joe Springer (piano), Tiny Grimes (guitar), John Simmons (bass), Sidney Catlett (drums), Billie Holiday (vocal) + 4 strings.

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