Billie Holiday: Centenary Album Very Best Of... | Alto ALN1952

Billie Holiday: Centenary Album Very Best Of...

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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALN1952

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 7th April 2015

Contents

Artists

Billie Holiday

Artists

Billie Holiday

About

‘a singular and unrepeatable talent, whose finest hours are remarkably revealing and often surprisingly – given her reputation – joyful ... One of her innovations was to suggest a role for the singer which blended in with the musicians ... While the most obvious characteristic of her singing is the lagging behind the beat, she seldom sounds tired or slow to respond  ... her best singing invests the words with shades of meaning that vocalists until that point had barely looked at’ - Penguin Guide to Jazz

Track Listing:
1. Lover Come Back To Me (Romberg/Hammerstein II)                                 
with Eddie Heywood’s Trio
Rec.1944

2. That Old Devil Called Love (Roberts/Fisher)                                                
with Toots Camarata and his Orchestra
Rec.1944

3. Lover Man (Davis/Ramirez/Sherman)                                                           
with Toots Camarata and his Orchestra
Rec.1944

4. God Bless the Child (Holiday/Herzog)
Billie Holiday Orchestra
Rec.1950                                          

5. Don’t Explain (Holiday/Herzog)                                                                   
with Toots Camarata and his Orchestra
Rec.1944

6. All of Me (Marks/Simons)                                                                              
with Eddie Heywood Orchestra ft. Lester Young
Rec.1941

7. Trav’lin Light (Young/Mundy/Mercer)                                                         
with Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
Rec.1942

8. Fine and Mellow  (Holiday)
Billie Holiday Orchestra ft. Frank Newton, Tab Smith
Rec.1939          

9. Good Morning Heartache (Higginbotham/Drake/Fisher)                             
with Bill Stegmeyer’s Orchestra
Rec.1946

10. Sailboat in the Moonlight (Lombardo/Loeb)
Rec.1937                                 
Billie Holiday & Orchestra ft. Lester Young and Buck Clayton

11. Gloomy Sunday (Seress/Lewis)                                                                      
with Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra
Rec.1941

12. Billie’s Blues (Holiday)                                                                                  
with Eddie Heywood’s Trio
Rec.1944

13. When You’re Smiling (Shay/Goodwin/Fisher)                                              
with Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra ft. Lester Young
Rec.1938

14. Yesterdays (Kern/Harbach)
ft.Oscar Peterson, Paul Quinchette, Billie Holiday Orchestra
Rec.1952   

15. He’s Funny that Way (Whiting/Moret)                                                         
with Eddie Heywood’s Trio
Rec.1944

16. Mean to Me (Ahlert/Turk)                                                                             
with Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra ft. Lester Young
Rec.1937

17. Crazy He Calls Me (Sigman/Russell)                                                            
with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra ft. Bobby Hackett
Rec.1949

18. Solitude (Ellington/DeLange/Mills)                                                               
with Bob Haggart and his Orchestra
Rec.1947

19. Lady Sings the Blues (Holiday)                                                                     
with Tony Scott’s Orchestra,
Rec.1956

20. Strange Fruit (Allan)                                                                                     
with Tony Scott’s Orchestra ft.Charlie Shavers
Rec.1956

21. Body and Soul (Green/Heyman/Sour/Eyton)                                                 
Billie Holiday & Orchestra ft. Ben Webster, Barney Kessel
Rec.1957

22. Please Don’t Talk about me When I’m Gone  (Stept/Clare)                        
Billy Holiday and her Orchestra ft. Benny Carter
Rec.1955

23. For All We Know (Coots/Lewis)                                                                    
with Ray Ellis Orchestra ft. Billy Butterfield, Hank Jones
Rec.1958

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