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The Best of Billie Holiday [Compendia]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. What a Little Moonlight Can Do
    2. Miss Brown to You
    3. Summertime
    4. Billie's Blues
    5. Easy Livin'
    6. Them There Eyes
    7. (This Is) My Last Affair
    8. Any Old Time
    9. I Cover the Waterfront
    10. They Can't Take That Away from Me
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Sugar (That Sugar Baby O'Mine)
    2. Strange Fruit
    3. Fine and Mellow
    4. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
    5. Yesterdays
    6. Love Me or Leave Me
    7. God Bless the Child
    8. My Man
    9. Trav'lin' Light
    10. I'll Get By
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5996

  • Credits
    ProducerDavid Lennick; David Lennick (Compilation)

    Personnel includes: Billie Holiday (vocals); Teddy Wilson Orchestra; Artie Shaw Orchestra; Eddie Heywood Orchestra; Count Basie Orchestra; Frankie Newton Orchestra.
    Recorded between 1935 and 1944. Includes liner notes by David Lennick.
    Liner Note Author: David Lennick.
    Pulled from old 78s, this isn't the place to start your Billie Holiday collection by a long shot. But this two-disc set is a pretty great overview of Lady Day's rise to greatness, featuring her own early sessions as well as her guest spots on a number of small- and big-band sides. Disc one finds her working with Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, and Eddie Heywood, while the second disc continues the thread with more sides with Wilson and Heywood, plus stray tracks with Paul Whiteman, Frankie Newton, and on her own. A nice chunk of early Lady Day. ~ Cub Koda

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