I ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm & Billie Holiday


Billie Holiday sings “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” Charlie Shavers (trumpet), Tony Scott (clarinet), Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone), Carl Drinkard (piano), Billy Bauer (guitar), Leonard Gaskin (bass), and Cozy Cole (drums). Recorded in NYC, February 14, 1955 (Verve Records).


Earlier and I think better version with smaller ensemble. Jonah Jones (trumpet), Edgar Sampson (clarinet, alto sax), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Teddy Wilson (piano), Allan Reuss (guitar), John Kirby (bass), Cozy Cole (drums). Recorded in New York, January 12, 1937 (Vocalion Records).

Incidentally, 2015 is Billie Holiday’s centenary. Check out the tributes at billieholiday.com.