Label: Music Club - MCCDSE 095 • Series: Limited Collectors Edition • Format: CD Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing
Billie Holiday 's first recordings for Norman Granz' Clef Records present a vocalist truly at the top of her craft, although she would begin a rapid decline soon thereafter. This recording originally issued as a 10" LP, Billie Holiday Sings places Holiday in front of small piano and tenor saxophone-led groups including jazz luminaries such as Oscar Peterson and Charlie Shaverswhere her gentle phrasing sets the tone for the sessions, evoking lazy evenings and dreamy afternoons.
The alcoholism and heroin use that would be her downfall by the end of this decade seems to be almost unfathomable during these recordings since Holiday is in as fine a voice as her work in the '30s, and the musical environment seems ideal for these slow torch songs.
Solitude runs as the common theme throughout these 16 tracks; the idle breathiness of "These Foolish Things Remind Me of You " Sidewinder - Dark Illumination - Dead Planet the vocalist casually reminiscing, and Barney Kessel 's warm guitar lines frame the title track beautifully. Several of Holiday 's best-known recordings came from this session, including outstanding Jaded Lover - Jerry Jeff* - Ridin High of "I Only Have Eyes for You" and a darkly emotional Solitude - Billie Holiday - The Essential Recordings for Sale," making this album far and away the best work of her later years, and Shall We Take A Trip - Various - Weekender a noteworthy moment of her entire career.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Vocal Blues Jazz. Bittersweet Elegant Intimate.
Track Listing. East of the Sun And West of the Moon. Brooks Bowman. Billie Holiday. Blue Moon. You Go to My Head. You Turned the Tables on Me. Easy to Love. Cole Porter. These Foolish Things. I Only Have Eyes for Solitude - Billie Holiday - The Essential Recordings . Everything I Have Is Yours.
Love for Sale. If the Moon Turns Green. Irving Berlin. Autumn in New York. Vernon Duke. You Go to My Head J. Easy to Love Cole Porter. Love for Sale Cole Porter. Remember Irving Berlin. Autumn in New York Vernon Duke.
April - Various - Pop Ambient 2016, Chanson Pour Elle - Moustaki* - Live, Live Like A Lady, Alternate Take - The Remo Four - Smile!, Greensleeves - George Goodman - Sings Summer Time, Žádnej Neví Jako Já - Dudlajda, F. Albrecht*, P. Vokůrka* - Hospodský Sprostonárodní Zpěvník