Billie Holiday - Essential Works 1937 - 1958

Tracklist

1
Side A
1.
All Of Me
G. Marks, S. Simon - New York, March 21, 1941, Billie Holiday With Eddie Heywood And His Orchestra : Billie Holiday (voc), Shad Collins (tp), Leslie Johnakins, Eddie Barefield (as), Lester Young (ts), Eddy Heywood (p), John Collins (g), Ted S turgis (b),
03:55
2.
When You’re Smiling
L. Shay, J. Goodwin, M. Fisher
02:55
3.
If Dreams Come True
E. Sampson, B. Goodman, I. Mills - New York, January 6, 1938, Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra: Billie Holiday (voc), Buck Clayton (tp), Benny Morton (tb), Lester Young (ts), Teddy Wilson (p), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d)
03:08
4.
The Man I Love
G. Gershwin - New York, December 13, 1939, Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra: Billie Holiday (voc), Buck Clayton, Harry Edison (tp), Earl Warren, Jack Washington (as), Lester Young (ts), Joe Sullivan (p), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d)
03:10
5.
Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
E. Leslie, J. Burke - New York, September 13, 1937, Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra : Billie Holiday (voc), Buck Clayton (tp), Buster Bailey (cl), Lester Young (ts), Claude Thornhill (p), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d)
03:08
6.
Time On My Hands
V. Youmans, H. Adamson, M. Gordon - New York, June 7, 1940, Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra : Billie Holiday (voc), Roy Eldridge (tp), Bill Bowen, Joe Eldridge (as), Kermit Scott, Lester Young (ts), Teddy Wilson (p), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), J
03:10
7.
The Very Thought of You
R. Noble - New York, September 15, 1938, Billie Holiday and her orchestra : Billie Holiday (voc), Buck Clayton (tp), Dickie Wells ( tb), Lester Young ( ts, cl), Margaret “Queenie” Johnson (p), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d)
02:44
Side B
1.
My Man
M. Yvain, A. Willemetz, J. Charles, C. Pollock - July 27, 1952, Billie Holiday (voc) And Her Lads Of Joy : Joe Newman (tp), Paul Quinichette (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Freddie Green (g), Ray Brown (g), Gus Johnson (d)
02:40
2.
Jim
C. Petrillo, M. Samuels,, N. Shaw - August 7, 1941, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. byT eddy Wilson And His Orchestra: Emmett Berry (tp), Jimmy Hamilton (cl), Hymie Schertzer (cl, as), Babe Russin (cl, ts), Teddy Wilson (p), Al Casey (g), John Williams (b), J.
03:08
3.
Solitude
D. Ellington, E. DeLange, I. Mills - May 9, 1941, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by Eddie Heywood And His Orchestra, with Roy Eldridge (tp), arranged by Eddie Heywood
03:18
4.
Georgia On My Mind
H. Carmichael, S. Gorrell - March 21, 1941, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by Eddie Heywood (p) And His Orchestra
03:10
5.
Lover man
R. Ramirez, J. Davis, J. Sherman - October 4, 1944, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by Toots Camarata And His Orchestra, arranged by Toots Camarata
03:21
6.
Am I Blue ?
H. Akst, G. Clarke - May 9, 1941, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by Eddie Heywood And His Orchestra, with Roy Eldridge (tp), arranged by Eddie Heywood
02:48
7.
I’ll Be Seeing You
S. Fain, I. Kahal - April 1, 1944, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by Eddie Heywood (p) And His Orchestra, arranged by Eddie Heywood
03:32
2
Side C
1.
Now or Never
C. R. Lewis, B. Holiday - September 30, 1949, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by Sy Oliver And His Orchestra : big band including Bernie Privin (tp), Billy Kyle (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Joe Benjamin (b), Jimmy Crawford (d), arranged by Sy Oliver`
03:17
2.
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
J. McHugh, D. Fields - April 8, 1944, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by the Eddie Heywood Trio : Eddie Heywood (p), John Simmons (b), Sidney Cattlet (d)
03:04
3.
Blue Moon
R. Rodgers, L. Hart - Late Spring 1952, Billie Holiday (voc) And Her Orchestra : Charlie Shavers (tp), Flip Phillips (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Barney Kessel (g), Ray Brown (b), Alvin Stoller (d)
03:32
4.
Remember
I. Berlin - Late Spring 1952, Billie Holiday (voc) And Her Orchestra : Charlie Shavers (tp), Flip Phillips (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Barney Kessel (g), Ray Brown (b), Alvin Stoller (d)
02:38
5.
Sugar
M. Pinkard, S. Mitchell, E. Alexander - January 30, 1939, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra : Roy Eldridge (tp), Benny Carter (cl, as), Ernie Powell (ts), Teddy Wilson (p), Danny Barker (g), Milt Hinton (b), Cozy Cole (d)
02:49
6.
Them There Eyes
M. Pinkard, W. Tracey, D. Tauber - August 29, 1949, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by Sy Oliver And His Orchestra : big band including Bud Johnson (ts), Mort Bullman (tb), Bernie Privin (tp), Cozy Cole (d), arranged by Sy Oliver
02:53
7.
Lover Come back To me
S. Romberg, O. Hammerstein - April 8, 1944, Billie Holiday (voc) acc. by the Eddie Heywood T rio : Eddie Heywood (p), John Simmons (b), Sidney Cattlet (d).
03:22
Side D
1.
Love Me Or Leave Me
W. Donaldson, G. Kahn
02:36
2.
Willow Weep For Me
A. Ronell - Los Angeles, September 3, 1954, Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra : Billie Holiday (voc), Harry Edison (tp), Willie Smith (as), Bobby Tucker (p), Barney Kessel (g), Red Callender (b), Chico Hamilton (d)
03:09
3.
I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
I. Berlin - February 14, 1955, Billie Holiday (voc), Charlie Shavers (tp), Tony Scott (cl), Budd Johnson (ts), Billy Taylor (p), Billy Bauer (g), Leonard Gaskin (b), Cozy Cole (d), Leroy Lovett (arr.)
03:58
4.
Cheek To Cheek
I. Berlin - August 14, 1956, Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra : Billie Holiday (voc), Harry Edison (tp), Ben Webster (ts), Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d)
03:38
5.
All Or Nothing At All
A. Altman, J. Lawrence - August 18, 1956, Billie H oliday and H er Orchestra : Billie H oliday (voc), H arry Edison (tp), Ben W ebster (ts), Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney K essel (g), R ed Mitchell (b), Alvin S toller (d)
05:49
6.
I’m a Fool To Want You
J. Wolf, J. Herron, F. Sinatra - February 20,1958, Orchestra directed by Ray Ellis : Billie Holiday (voc), Urbie Green, J. J. Johnson, Tom Mitchell (tb), Danny Bank, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (woodwinds), George Ockner (vln), Janet Putman (harp), Phil Kra
03:26

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  • Artist : Billie Holiday
  • Format : 2 x 12" (140g)
  • CountryFrance
  • GenresJazz
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BILLIE HOLIDAY (1915 - 1959)

Lady Day was born under the name of Eleanora Fagan. How much suffering does it take to express love, pain, despair, or even life itself? Few singers have communicated emotions like Billie Holiday. Her father, a jazz guitarist, wouldn’t recognise her and so refused to give his daughter his name. He was more interested in nightlife than in family life. Billie’s mother was a cleaner, cook and occasional prostitute who abandoned her daughter to the care of her aunts or a reformatory. Billie had a life of violence that commonly included rape and physical abuse of all kinds. In between prostitution, prison and a few gigs in sordid dives where a customer’s generosity was her only means of support, Billie managed to record for Columbia when she was only nineteen. It was the beginning of a recognition that never waned over the years. Few voices of the past eight decades were as capable of moving the hearts of those who loved female singers in the same way as Billie Holiday.

The history of music shows us that different kinds and forms follow each other. And that the latest trend overshadows the one that came before it. Today it's difficult to say exactly which trend dominates, as there are so many music currents that overlap and intersect. Mainstream exists no longer. Yet one thing is certain: each music form is built on the music that precedes it. There would be no jazz without classical music, no rock without blues, no rock without jazz, no rap without soul music, no sampling without the riffs of either soul or rock… and therefore, inside each genre you find different chapters in the history of music. And that is why it is so important to understand their origins: they shed the light that is necessary for an understanding of the music born every day.
The richness of jazz lies at the origin of so much music today that it is essential to discover this creative wealth. The Essential Works of Masters of Jazz bring to light those 20th century creations that still exert an influence on the majority of musicians today — whether they are aware of it or not.

The Essential Works of Masters of Jazz gather the fundamental creations of the music of today.