Billie Holiday The Ultimate Collection

The Ultimate Collection
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Verve
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews

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Entertainment Reviews:

Uncut - 01/01/2006
"The performances here -- all slow-burning drama -- are uniformly astounding."
Mojo - 01/01/2006
"This is probably as good as it gets....Hypnotic."

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This DVD features rare TV and film performances; an especially rare radio interview with Mike Wallace; an audio-only rehearsal session with pianist Jimmy Rowles; audio interviews with friends and fellow musicians; an interactive timeline; an evocative photo-document gallery featuring hundreds of images, from rare photos to personal letters; plus Lady Day's complete recording history for major companies. Performance highlights include 3 from 1956's "Stars of Jazz" TV series, seen here for the first time since their original broadcasts, as well as Holiday's first appearance on film, and more. Tracks by Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats are also included.

Product Description:

Fans of Billie Holiday will be delighted to find some rare material on THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, with rarely seen interviews, TV appearances, and live performances unearthed from the vaults. The treasure trove of delights that awaits eager viewers also includes a chance to read some letters Holiday wrote, and a timeline that charts all her amazing achievements. But it's during the live footage that Holiday really soars, with the late jazz singer working wonders on songs such as "The Blues Are Brewin'" and "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone." A carefully curated package aimed at Holiday's loyal fan base, this is a great opportunity to witness her incredible voice, and discover some interesting facts about her life away from the spotlight.


  • 1.Saddest Tale [DVD]
  • 2.The Blues Are Brewin' [Film and TV Performances][Multimedia Track]
  • 3.Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans [Film and TV ...]
  • 4.Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone [Film and TV ...]
  • 5.Billie's Blues [DVD]
  • 6.My Man (Mon Homme) [DVD]
  • 7.Fine and Mellow [DVD]
  • 8.What a Little Moonlight Can Do [DVD]
  • 9.St. Louis Blues [DVD]
  • 10.I Cover the Waterfrong [DVD]
  • 11.Swing! Brother, Swing! [DVD]
  • 12.They Can't Take That Away from Me [DVD]
  • 13.Do Nothing Til You Hear from Me [DVD]
  • 14.I'll Get By [DVD]
  • 15.I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone [DVD]
  • 16.John Hammond [DVD]
  • 17.Jo Jones [DVD]
  • 18.Roy Eldridge [DVD]
  • 19.Barney Josephson [DVD]
  • 20.Tiny Grimes [DVD]
  • 21.Billy Eckstine [Audio Interviews][Multimedia Track]
  • 22.Jimmy Rowles [DVD]
  • 23.Sylvia Syms [DVD]
  • 24.Corky Hale [DVD]
  • 25.Audio Rehearsal: Jeeper Creepers [DVD]
  • 26.Audio Interview: Billie Holiday [DVD]
  • 27.Timeline [DVD]
  • 28.Complete Major Label Recording History [DVD]

Plot Keywords:

Interviews | Jazz | Jazz Legends | Jazz Musicians | Jazz Vocal | Jazz Vocalists | Live Performances | Music (General)

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  • UPC: 602498842850
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