1940

GHOST OF YESTERDAY * BILLY HOLIDAY * PARLOPHONE 2771 * UK

Recorded New York February  29th, with; Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Jimmy Powell, Carl Frye, alto saxophone; Kermit Scott, tenor saxophone; Sonny White, piano; Lawrence Lucie, guitar; John Williams, string bass, and Hal West, drums. Four tracks were recorded at this session: Ghost Of Yesterday, What Is This Going To Get UsFalling In Love Again and Body And Soul. Like to have been there that day? or would you have preferred to be part of popular history at the spectacle   - known as the Oscars - where Gone With The Wind received eight awards.

Oops, err, Hattie McDaniel was first African American to win an Academy Award- for best supporting actress with her performance in Gone With The Wind.


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