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Billie Holiday - The Most Important Recordings Of flac album Performer: Billie Holiday
Title: The Most Important Recordings Of
Style: Big Band, Swing
Released: 1989
Country: Denmark
MP3 album: 1132 mb
FLAC album: 1901 mb
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Jazz

Live recordings of the second Carnegie Hall concert were released on a Verve/HMV album in the UK in late 1961 called The Essential Billie Holiday The liner notes for this album were written partly by Gilbert Millstein of the New York . .During her stay in Wilson's band, Holiday would sing a few bars and then other musicians would have a solo. Wilson, one of the most influential jazz pianists of the swing era, accompanied Holiday more than any other musician

Billie Holiday is one of the greatest jazz singers of the 20th century (competing at the same level as Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald). Her friend tenor saxophonist Lester Young gave her the nickname Lady Day and their recordings together are some of her best, possessing a joy and playfulness not found in the emotional intensity of her later recordings

Billie Holiday ( MG C-161) is the third 10 inch LP album of original material by jazz singer Billie Holiday, released on Clef Records in 1954 (her final album would also be given the same title, prior to being changed to Last Recording instead). The recordings took place in 1952 and 1954. April, 1952 Recordings. Tracks A1–B1) The exact date of this session is not known  . Earlier Gold series compilations had a design based on that of ABBA Gold, such as the compilations for The Carpenters and Etta James.

Arguably the most recognizable voice in vocal jazz history, Billie Holiday is the epitome of style. Born in the poor part of Baltimore to two teenage parents, Billie turned to music as a way to support herself. At 15 years old, after moving to New York City with her mother, she started singing in Harlem nightclubs for tips. At 18 years old, record producer John Hammond discovered her at a club and took her under his wing. She quickly became of the most coveted singers around, performing with the Duke Ellington orchestra and then eventually Count Basie and Artie Shaw.

Two recordings, What a Little Moonlight Can Do and I Cried for You were also recorded by Holiday in the 1930s with Teddy Wilson’s band, at the beginning of her career. Body and Soul An Evening With Billie Holiday. Billie holiday estate. This site is maintained by the Estate of Billie Holiday. In accordance with the generous wishes of William Gottlieb, the photographs in the William P. Gottlieb Collection entered into the public domain on February 16, 2010.

Many of Holiday's recordings were released on 78-rpm records, before the advent of long-playing vinyl records, and only Clef, Verve, and Columbia issued Holiday albums during her lifetime that were not compilations of previously released material Contents. Billie Holiday Sings. Billie Holiday at JATP. Most of Holiday's albums prior to 1952 were made up of material previously released as singles.

Another proud viper, jazz singer Billie Holiday used to take cab rides between her club sets to smoke marijuana, because smoking in and around the club was too risky. She was infamously hounded by America's "first drug czar," Harry Anslinger of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Anslinger was a hater of jazz and black music in which "ancient indecent rites of the East Indies are resurrected," as one of his internal memos read. He testified in front of Congress that "coloreds with big lips lure white women with jazz and marijuana.


Did I Remember
A Fine Romance
Easy To Love
The Way You Look Tonight
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Why Was I Born
I'll Get By
Easy Living
I'll Never Be The Same
He's Funny That Way
Nice Work If You Can Get It
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
Now They Called It Swing
You Go To My Head
Strange Fruit
Some Other Spring
Night And Day
You're A Lucky Guy
I Hear Music
Let's Do It
Georgia On My Mind
Love Me Or Leave Me
God Bless The Child
I'll Be Seeing You
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Don't Explain
Ain't Nobody Business If I Do
God Bless The Child
Lover Come Back To Me
Stars Fell On Alabama


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
3048-2 Billie Holiday The Most Important Recordings Of ‎(2xLP, Comp) Official 3048-2 Denmark 1989
83 048-2 Billie Holiday The Most Important Recordings Of ‎(LP, Comp) Official 83 048-2 Europe 1989