Who Needs You (Baby)

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"Who Needs You (Baby)"
Single by Billie Holiday
Recorded 1961 by Aretha Franklin
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Billie Holiday
Jeanne Burns

"Who Needs You (Baby)?" is a jazz song written by singer Billie Holiday, and composer Jeanne Burns and published by E.B. Marks. This is one of seven songs written by or co-written by Holiday that she never recorded.[1][2]

"Who Needs You" appears to have been written by Holiday as an answer to Louis McKay upon his leaving her during their marriage.[3]

The song was recorded, after Holiday's death, by Aretha Franklin for her first album for Columbia Records in 1961, titled "Aretha".

Notes

  1. Stuart Nicholson. Billie Holiday. Northeastern University Press. ISBN 1-55553-303-5. 
  2. Billie Holiday. THE BEST OF BILLIE HOLIDAY: Songs Recorded and Made Famous By Lady Day. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 0-7935-3687-1. 
  3. John Chilton. Billie's Blues. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80363-1. 

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