Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday
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Forget for a moment that The Best of Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday was tied into the release of the superb box set, Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944), thereby offering a bit of advertisement to the full-fledged set. That doesn't matter — even if there was never a box set, this would have been a welcome addition to Billie Holiday's catalog, since it's the first concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to her groundbreaking, perhaps greatest, recordings. Over the course of two discs, nearly all of her finest moments for Columbia are chronicled (along with a handful of rarities to entice the curious to the big box), providing a welcome summary for serious listeners on a budget. Prior to this release, the Columbia recordings were available either individually, as part of the Quintessential series, or on haphazard single-disc collections. This provides a logical, thorough overview of her acknowledged peak at Columbia (meaning that there's nothing from Lady in Satin) and that may be enough for serious listeners who don't have the money or inclination to delve into the full box.
Born: 07 April 1915 in Baltimore, MD
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s
Top Albums and Songs by Billie Holiday
||Gloomy Sunday||Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday||3:10||12,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Strange Fruit (1956 Version)||Lady Sings the Blues||3:01||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Speak Low (Bent Remix)||Verve Remixed 3 (Bonus Track Version)||4:21||12,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||I'll Be Seeing You||The Notebook||3:33||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Strange Fruit (1939 Single Version)||Billy Remembers Billie||3:10||12,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Gloomy Sunday (Enregistré 7 aout 1941 New York)||Rétrospective (1935-1952)||3:13||12,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||God Bless the Child||Rétrospective (1935-1952)||2:55||12,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)||Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits||3:15||12,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||I Cried for You||Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday||3:11||12,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||SummerTime||Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs: Billie Holiday||2:54||12,00 kr||View In iTunes|