Billie's Blues

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"Billie's Blues"
Single by Billie Holiday
A-side Summertime
Format 78 rpm
Recorded July 10, 1936
Genre Blues
Length 2:37
Label Vocalion
Writer(s) Billie Holiday
Producer(s) Bernie Hanighen

"Billie's Blues" is a blues song written by jazz singer Billie Holiday, composing it just before being recorded in a session in 1936. According to the article in Melody Maker, 1 August 1936:

"Billie Holiday has her first solo recording at Brunswick last week...Bernie Hanighen,...suggested making a blues, so the blues it was". This blues was Billie's Blues.[1]

Recording Session

  • Did I Remember?
  • Summertime
  • No Regrets
  • Billie's Blues

Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra, (Bunny Berigan, trumpet; Artie Shaw, clarinet; Joe Bushkin, piano; Dick McDonough, guitar; Arthur "Pete" Peterson, bass; Cozy Cole, drums)

Notable cover versions


  1. John Chilton: Billie's blues.Quarter Books 1977 ISBN 0-7043-3114-4


Vladimir, Bogdanov. All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues, Backbeat Books (2003), page 240 - ISBN 0-87930-736-6

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