Billie Holiday The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve, 1945-1959 (10-CD)

The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve, 1945-1959
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Polygram Records

Entertainment Reviews:

JazzTimes - 3/93, p.58
"...[Billie Holiday] had innate musicianship that surpassed technique and it maintained her art even as her voice and her life deteriorated. In her late career, when she seemed to be operating only on existential pain, she produced singing that reaches the deepest levels of human emotional response..."

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Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.Day In Day Out
  • 2.Darn That Dream
  • 3.But Not For Me
  • 4.Body And Soul
  • 5.Studio Talk
  • 6.Just Friends
  • 7.Studio Talk
  • 8.Stars Fell On Alabama
  • 9.Stars Fell On Alabama
  • 10.Studio Talk
  • 11.Say It Isn't So
  • 12.Studio Talk
  • 13.Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • 14.Studio Talk
  • 15.One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  • 16.One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  • 17.They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • 18.Embraceable You
  • 19.Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
  • 20.Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • 1.Willis Conover Announcement
  • 2.Johnny Mercer Announcement
  • 3.Fanfare From Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 4.Nice Work if You Can Get It
  • 5.Willow Weep for Me
  • 6.My Man
  • 7.Lover, Come Back to Me
  • 8.Lady Sings the Blues
  • 9.What A Little Moonlight Can Do
  • 10.Fanfare From Oh, Lady Be Good With Conover Announcement
  • 11.Leonard Feather Announcement
  • 12.I Wished On The Moon
  • 13.Lover Man
  • 14.All The Way
  • 15.It's Not For Me To Say
  • 16.I'll Never Smile Again
  • 17.Just One More Chance
  • 18.When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  • 19.Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  • 20.Sometimes I'm Happy
  • 21.You Took Advantage Of Me
  • 22.There'll Be Some Changes Made
  • 23.'Deed I Do
  • 24.All Of You
  • 25.Baby Won't You Please Come Home

Product Description:

This set includes a 200-page booklet and color reproductions of Billie Holiday's four 10" LP jackets. Of the 10 CDs contained in the set, 8 are comprised of studio and concert recordings, including the debut Carnegie Hall concert, the Jazz At The Philharmonic recordings, Lady Day's last recording session, and 2 unissued alternate takes. The other 2 CDs contain rehearsal sessions.
Very few contemporary artists are worthy of exhaustive, multiple-CD retrospectives, but the jazz legend Billie Holiday certainly makes the cut. This 10-CD set, with a hard-bound, lavishly photographed accompanying book, is a must for serious fans of Lady Day and those with a deep interest in the history of classic jazz. While some buffs contend that it was Holiday's earlier recordings for Columbia and Decca that were her best, many aficionados find her final recordings during the Verve years to be her richest, most mature and most poignant work. At this point, the heartache in her voice was nearly palpable. The collection--with its multiple takes, rehearsal recordings, transcripts of conversations, interviews with collaborators, live recordings and more--has enough music and history to keep Holiday fans engrossed for years to come.
By the mid-1940s, Holiday's many vices had culminated into full-blown heroin addiction, and her voice--the unique instrument that made her a legend--was beginning to suffer along with her weakened body. But Verve's fine roster of legendary jazzmen--both up-and-comers like Barney Kessel and Oscar Peterson, and aging masters like Ben Webster--bolstered her singing with their sympathetic and masterly accompaniment.

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  • UPC: 731451765827
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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