Centenary Album - Very Best of

 
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Billie Holiday
Centenary Album - Very Best of

[ Alto / Take: 2 / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 10 June 2015

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'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)

Tracks:

1. Lover Come Back To Me (Romberg/Hammerstein II) 3.18
with Eddie Heywood's Trio, Rec.1944
2. That Old Devil Called Love (Roberts/Fisher) 2.52
with Toots Camarata and his Orchestra, Rec.1944
3. Lover Man (Davis/Ramirez/Sherman) 3.15
with Toots Camarata and his Orchestra, Rec.1944
4. God Bless the Child (Holiday/Herzog) Rec.1950 3.09
5. Don't Explain (Holiday/Herzog) 3.22
with Toots Camarata and his Orchestra, Rec.1944
6. All of Me (Marks/Simons) 3.49
with Eddie Heywood Orchestra ft. Lester Young, Rec.1941
7. Trav'lin Light (Young/Mundy/Mercer) 3.16
with Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra, Rec.1942
8. Fine and Mellow (Holiday) ft. Frank Newton, Tab Smith, Rec.1939 3.10
9. Good Morning Heartache (Higginbotham/Drake/Fisher) 3.06
with Bill Stegmeyer's Orchestra, Rec.1946
10. Sailboat in the Moonlight (Lombardo/Loeb) Rec.1937 2.49
Billie Holiday & Orchestra ft. Lester Young and Buck Clayton
11. Gloomy Sunday (Seress/Lewis) 3.11
with Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra, Rec.1941
12. Billie's Blues (Holiday) 3.07
with Eddie Heywood's Trio, Rec.1944
13. When You're Smiling (Shay/Goodwin/Fisher) 3.00
with Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra ft. Lester Young, Rec.1938
14. Yesterdays (Kern/Harbach) ft.Oscar Peterson, Paul Quinchette, Rec.1952 2.46
15. He's Funny that Way (Whiting/Moret) 3.15
with Eddie Heywood's Trio, Rec.1944
16. Mean to Me (Ahlert/Turk) 3.06
with Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra ft. Lester Young, Rec.1937
17. Crazy He Calls Me (Sigman/Russell) 3.04
with Gordon Jenkins' Orchestra ft. Bobby Hackett, Rec.1949
18. Solitude (Ellington/DeLange/Mills) 3.08
with Bob Haggart and his Orchestra, Rec.1947
19. Lady Sings the Blues (Holiday) 3.44
with Tony Scott's Orchestra, Rec.1956
20. Strange Fruit (Allan) 3.02
with Tony Scott's Orchestra ft.Charlie Shavers, Rec.1956
21. Body and Soul (Green/Heyman/Sour/Eyton) 6.21
Billie Holiday & Orchestra ft. Ben Webster, Barney Kessel, Rec.1957
22. Please Don't Talk about me When I'm Gone (Stept/Clare) 4.19
Billy Holiday and her Orchestra ft. Benny Carter, Rec.1955
23. For All We Know (Coots/Lewis) 2.54
with Ray Ellis Orchestra ft. Billy Butterfield, Hank Jones, Rec.1958
[tracks 4, 8, 14 all backed by Billie Holiday Orchestra]