Song: Solitude

Written by Eddie De Lange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills

The music was composed by legendary jazz great Duke Ellington, whose version soared to No. 2 in 1935. Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills wrote the lyric to Solitude. The song was recorded by vocalist Billie Holiday on Decca in February 1947 and again on Verve Records in the early 1950s. Other artists who've released versions of this classic love song include Tony Bennett (who recorded it in 1960 and in 1995), R&B singer Sam Cooke, big band leaders Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, songstress Sarah Vaughan and vocal group the Mills Brothers. Jazz giant Louis Armstrong recorded Solitude several times, most notably with Duke Ellington in 1961.

Recordings of this song:

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recording details  Louis Armstrong save license this
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recording details  Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington save license this
recording details  Merril, Beck, Grapelli, Lacy save license this
recording details  Bob Crosby save license this
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recording details  Marianne Faithful save license this
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recording details  Billie Holiday save license this
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recording details  Jerry Vale save license this
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recording details  Fats Waller and Rudy Powell save license this