A budget-priced 12-track collection of Billie Holiday's most-loved hits.
1.Twenty-Four Hours A Day
2.Life Begins When You're In Love
3.They Can't Take That Away From Me
4.Don't Know If I'M Comin' Or Goin'
5.The Moon Looks Down And Laughs
6.Forget If You Can
7.I Wish I Had You
8.You're So Desirable
9.You're Gonna See A Lot Of Me
10.Hello, My Darling
11.Let'S Dream In The Moonlight
12.Swing! Brother, Swing!
Personnel includes: Billie Holiday (vocals); Teddy Wilson Orchestra.
Though hardly a greatest-hits package, this CD offers up interesting asides from Billie Holiday's storied career. All are quality tracks, but many are more obscure numbers, some that showcase a lighthearted Lady Day, especially "Getting Some Fun Out of Life" and "The Moon Looks Down and Laughs." The prime cuts are the title selection, "They Can't Take That Away from Me," and "Mean to Me," while the remainder reminds us how Holiday was able to take any tune and make it her own. It seems now like there are more collections of her works released than original albums -- this one is in the middle of the pack. ~ Michael G. Nastos