Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do

Billie Holiday

Boston, Mass., 1951

Written in the early ’20s by Everett Robbins and Porter Grainger, “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” was first recorded by Anna Meyer in 1922. Since it’s been covered by many artists, including Dinah Washington.

Despite having a very difficult life and seeing her royalties dissipate in the ’50s, Billie Holiday enjoyed some serious nightclub and even Broadway success. Now she belongs to legend.

Personnel:

Billie Holiday, vocals
Buster Harding, piano
Jimmy Raney, guitar
Stan Getz, piano
Teddy Kotick, bass
Tiny Kahn, drums