Love for Sale
Love for Sale (Cole Porter) – Cole Porter made his entrance into the 1930s with the revue The New Yorkers (1930) which included a song about a streetwalker, “Love for Sale”. The lyric was considered too explicit for radio at the time (it was generally recorded as an instrumental), but has gone on to become a standard. – wikipedia
However, Jazz Standards reports that “when Love for Sale was banned from the radio, the song only gained in popularity. Not only did Walter Winchell promote it in his column but the ban itself proved alluring to the record buying public.”
(Above) Waring’s Pennsylvanians photographed in front of Les Ambassadeurs in Paris, 1928
Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians’ vocal group the “Three Waring Girls”
Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians — recorded on 24 December 1930, in New York
The vocal group which sings the refrain was variously billed professionally as the “Three Waring Girls,” the “Waring Girls,” or the “Three Girl Friends.” According to Discogs.com, the members of the trio were June Shafer, Ida Pearson and Stella Friend.
Sidney Bechet Quartet
Billie Holiday – According to billieholidaysongs.com, this recording took place during Session #68 Los Angeles, after 21 April 1952. The band for the session was Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Clef) Charlie Shavers (tp) Flip Phillips (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Barney Kessel (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Billie Holiday (v)
But only Oscar Peterson accompanies Holiday on this song.
From Sings the Cole Porter Songbook, album recorded 7-9 February and 27 March 1956, released 1956
Cannonball Adderley – from Blue Note Records album Somethin’ Else.
Cannonball Adderley (as)
Miles Davis (tp)
Hank Jones (p)
Sam Jones (b)
Art Blakey (ds)
The Manhattan Transfer — track #3 from Pastiche, 1978
Elvis Costello — live on the remastered Rhino Entertainment CD of the 1981 Elvis Costello and the Attractions album Trust
Mick Hucknall and Simply Red — Montreux Jazz Festival 1992