Lady Sings the Blues (album)


Lady Sings the Blues (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Lady Sings the Blues
Type =soundtrack
Artist = Diana Ross


Released = October 1972
Recorded = 1972
Genre = Jazz
Length = 57:10
Label = Motown
M 758-D
Producer = Gil Askey
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:d9ftxqt5ldte link]
Last album = "Surrender"
(1971)
This album = "Lady Sings the Blues"
(1972)
Next album = "Greatest Hits"
(1972)
Misc = Singles
Name = Lady Sings the Blues
Type = studio
single 1 = Good Morning Heartache / God Bless the Child
single 1 date = December 18, 1972

"Lady Sings the Blues" was the successful soundtrack to the Billie Holiday biopic of the same name, which starred Diana Ross in her screen debut in 1972. The album went on to be Ross' only #1 album on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart as a solo act.

Track listing

ide One

#"The Arrest" – 0:15
#"Lady Sings the Blues" – 1:03
#"Baltimore Brothel" – 0:25
#"Billie Sneaks Into Dean & Dean's/Swinging Uptown" – 0:49
#"'Taint Nobody's Bizness If I Do" – 1:06
#"Big Ben/C.C. Rider" – 1:06
#"All of Me" – 2:19
#"The Man I Love" – 2:27
#"Them There Eyes" – 1:03
#"Gardenias from Louis" – 2:03
#"Cafe Manhattan/Had You Been Around/Love Theme" – 2:03

ide Two

#"Any Happy Home" – 0:37
#"I Cried For You" – 0:37
#"Billie & Harry/Don't Explain" – 0:37
#"Mean to Me" – 1:18
#"Fine and Mellow" – 0:45
#"What a Little Moonlight Can Do" – 2:09
#"Louis Visits Billie on Tour/Love Theme" – 0:45
#"Cafe Manhattan Party" – 1:37
#"Persuasion/'Taint Nobody's Bizness If I Do" – 3:48
#"Agent's Office" – 1:09
#"Our Love Is Here to Stay" – 2:01

ide Three

#"Fine and Mellow" – 2:54
#"Lover Man" – 3:22
#"You've Changed" – 2:34
#"Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)" – 2:06
#"Good Morning Heartache" – 2:21
#"All of Me" – 2:04

ide Four

#"Love Theme" – 2:53
#"My Man" – 2:26
#"Don't Explain" – 2:10
#"I Cried for You" – 2:13
#"Strange Fruit" – 3:35
#"God Bless the Child" – 2:42
#"Closing Theme" – 1:08

Chart positions

succession box
before = "Dueling Banjos" by Eric Weissberg
title = "Billboard" 200 number-one album
years = April 7 - April 20 1973
after = "Billion Dollar Babies" by Alice Cooper


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