Posts Tagged ‘Billie Holiday’

If You Were Mine


October 26th, 2022 Posted 9:27 am

Music is important in the Chet and Bernie series (and central to Heart of Barkness) and this song comes up a lot. Chet is especially into Roy Eldridge’s solo that closes it out. I actually saw him play at club on New York in the ’70’s. As for Billie Holiday all I can say is ou sont les neiges d’antan?



Billie Holiday


April 8th, 2015 Posted 7:23 am

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of her birth. Somehow missed by us, despite her importance to C&B!


Chet And Bernie Music (1)


January 13th, 2012 Posted 9:05 am

“Someone was unfamiliar with If You Were Mine?” Admin says.

“So here it is,” Spence says. “If You Were Mine, by Johnny Mercer and Matty Malneck, with Billie Holiday on vocals and an all-star band. The understated and brilliant pianist is Teddy Wilson, and that’s Roy Eldridge on trumpet at the end – you’ll see why that trumpet does things to Chet. The year – 1936, probably when she was at the height of her powers.”

For Molly.

Welcome Finn McCool. Beary – please retry.


Bernie’s Playlist (1): If You Were Mine


October 16th, 2011 Posted 9:14 am

Music by Matt Malneck, lyrics Johnny Mercer. Teddy Wilson on piano (and bandleader), vocal Billie Holiday, and the trumpet that takes it out is Roy Eldridge (Admin once saw him play, front table in a small club; requested More Than You Know).

Welcome High Hopes, Cocoa & Carmel.


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