God Bless the Child" is a song written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. in 1939. It was first recorded on May 9, 1941 and released by the Okeh Records in 1942. Holiday's version of the song was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1976. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Album by Billie Holiday. was sampled in. City of One by Pretty Lights (2009).
God Bless the Child" is a song written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr. in 1939, first recorded on May 9, 1941 under the Okeh label. Holiday's version of the song was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in (1976). It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. In her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues Holiday indicated an argument with her mother over money led to the song.
his 1997 album Tony Bennett on Holiday). The RIAA also included it on their list of the "Songs of the Century. The song inspired a children's picture book, God Bless the Child, which was published by Harper Collins in 2004. Blood, Sweat & Tears recorded this for their 1969 self-titled album, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year
Written-By – A. Herzog, Jr., B. Holiday. Billie Holiday - I hear music 2:39. I Cover the Waterfront-BIllie Holiday 3:41. CBS 30XXX Series by Columbia39.
Billie Holiday’s original 1941 version of God Bless the Child is a timeless recording and a necessary starting point when exploring the song. Her more intimate 1956 version (Lady in Autumn) is also noteworthy and achingly beautiful. Among instrumental versions, Sonny Rollins’ recording from 1962 (The Bridge) is well-loved and manages to match the emotional intimacy of Holiday
On the first single from her upcoming album Ballads - due Aug. 11 on her own label, 675 Records - Cole’s pristine voice graces a cover of the famed Billie Holiday song God Bless the Child. In the Grammy-winning singer's rendition of the jazz classic, she transforms the song with the sound of a delicate acoustic guitar and her signature smooth vocals. The weightlessness of the track feels as if it could slip through your fingers like the ease of a breeze on a summer afternoon.
More albums from Billie Holiday: God Bless The Child by Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday Sings by Billie Holiday. A Recital By Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday. Music For Torching With Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday. Lady Sings The Blues by Billie Holiday. At Newport by Billie Holiday. Lover Man by Billie Holiday. 6. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You). 7. I Only Have Eyes For You. 9. Everything I Have Is Yours.
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