Billie Holiday 1940-49




The 26 tunes with Billle Holiday on this 77 min, CD span the years 19401949. There are eleven different sessions on the CD both live and studio ranging from a duo number with piano to octets and full orchestra. lncluded on the CD are Billie Holiday’s last official recordings with tenor saxophonist Lester Young and pianist Teddy Wilson. The repertoire consists mostly of Billie Holiday ballad and blues standards. Accompanying Billie Holiday on this CD are many other masters af jazz, including Roy Eldridge, Red Norvo, Don Byas, Benny Carter, Barney Bigard, Coleman Hawkins, Jimmy Hamilton, Hot Lips Page and Art Tatum. 9 Fantastic live sessions include the Esquire AllAmerican Poll Winners Concert from 1944, an Apollo Theater concert from 1945, and eight tunes from the Just Jazz Concert in Los Angeles with the Red Norvo Septet in 1949. Billie Holiday sings wonderfully throughout: check out her blues renditions of “St. Louis Blues” and “Loveless Love”.

Billie Holiday and her orchestra, and with Benny Carter and his All Star Orchestra / Eddie Heywood and his orchestra / Teddy Wilson and his orchestra / The All Star Jam Band / The Apollo House Band / Archie Blyer / Red Norvo and his orchestra / Percy Faith Orchestra

I’m All For You
I Hear Music
It’s The Same Old Story
Practice Makes Perfect
St Louis Blues
Loveless Love
Lets Do It
All Of Me
I’m In A Low Down Groove
I Cover The Waterfront
It’s Sin To Tell A Lie
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
I’ll Get By
Billie’s Blues
All Of Me
The Man I Love
Miss Brown To You
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
I Love My Man
You Aint Gonna Bother Me No More
Good Morning Heartache
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Maybe You’ll Be There
You Better Go Now

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