Billie Holiday - Lady Day

Excerpt from George Avakian’s notes on the album sleeve:
When planning this album, I had a hellish time trying to choose what I thought were the absolute cream of Billie Holiday. In the course of this wrestling, it struck me that not only were Billie’s vocals incredibly perfect, but that I could not remember a single instance of anyone playing a bad solo or even a bad phrase among the hundred or more performances I had to choose from in the golden period of her work. Checking over records (which was almost unnecessary, because I could still remember them almost note for note) was a rather beautiful and somewhat shattering experience. Jazz, a product of so many things – musical evolution, the social scene of a particular time, the economic atmosphere of the moment, what somebody had for breakfast that day – and none of those tings will ever come together again as they did when these records were made.

Billie Holiday (voc); Ben Webster, Lester Young (ts); Johnny Hodges (as); Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton (tr); Benny Goodman, Art Shaw (cl); John Truehart (g); Teddy Wilson (p); John Kirby (b); Cozy Cole, Joe Jones (dr); a.o.
Recording: in mono
Label: Pure Pleasure Records ‎– LPUREPL637
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered, Mono, 180g
Country: US
Released: 13 Jul 2010
Genre: Jazz, Blues


A1 Miss Brown To You  
A2 I Wished On the Moon  
A3 What A Little Moonlight Can Do  
A4 If You Were Mine  
A5 Summertime  
A6 Billie's Blues  
B1 I Must Have That Man  
B2 Foolin' Myself  
B3 Easy Living  
B4 Me, Myself and I  
B5 A Sailboat In the Moonlight  
B6 I Cried For You  


SKU 5060149621271
Barcode # 5060149621271
Brand Jazz

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