Billie Holiday

Complete Studio Recordings (EJC 55683)

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Complete Studio Recordings

Billie Holiday

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 147153

EJC 55683

JAZZ

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Complete Studio Recordings

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CD 15,69 €

3-CD SET - 79 TRACKS

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

THE COMPLETE COLLABORATIVE STUDIO SESSIONS BY BILLIE HOLIDAY & LESTER YOUNG

Probably no team of singer/tenor saxophonist is better known than the one formed by the inimitable Billie Holiday and Lester Young. Between 1937 and 1941, they recorded a series of superb small group sessions, most of them under the musical direction of pianist Teddy Wilson. This set compiles all of them, including every master and known alternate take, as well as all of their other studio dates together: a three-tune 1949 session for Decca, and their 1957 Columbia recording of “Fine and Mellow”.

PERSONNEL:

BILLIE HOLIDAY, vocals & LESTER YOUNG, tenor sax, on all tracks, with:

BUCK CLAYTON, ROY ELDRIDGE, HARRY JAMES, trumpet
BENNY GOODMAN, BARNEY BIGARD, BUSTER BAILEY, EDMOND HALL, clarinet
BENNY MORTON, trombone
JOHNNY HODGES, alto sax
TEDDY WILSON, piano
FREDDIE GREEN, guitar
WALTER PAGE, bass
JO JONES, drums
Among others

New York, 1937-1957.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD1: Total Time: 79:16

01 HE AIN’T GOT RHYTHM
02 THIS YEAR’S KISSES
03 WHY WAS I BORN?
04 I MUST HAVE THAT MAN
05 SUN SHOWERS
06 YOURS AND MINE
07 I’LL GET BY
08 MEAN TO ME
09 I’LL GET BY [ALT TK]
10 MEAN TO ME [ALT TK]
11 FOOLIN’ MYSELF
12 EASY LIVING
13 I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME
14 ME, MYSELF AND I
15 A SAILBOAT IN THE MOONLIGHT
16 BORN TO LOVE
17 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
18 ME, MYSELF AND I [ALT TK]
19 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE [ALT TK]
20 GETTING SOME FUN OUT OF LIFE
21 WHO WANTS LOVE?
22 TRAVELLIN’ ALL ALONE
23 HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY
24 MY FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOU
25 WHEN YOU’RE SMILING
26 I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME
27 IF DREAMS COME TRUE

CD2: Total Time: 79:19

01 MY FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOU [ALT TK]
02 WHEN YOU’RE SMILING [ALT TK]
03 I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME [ALT TK]
04 IF DREAMS COME TRUE [ALT TK]
05 NOW THEY CALL IT SWING
06 ON THE SENTIMENTAL SIDE
07 BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
08 WHEN A WOMAN LOVES A MAN
09 NOW THEY CALL IT SWING [ALT TK]
10 ON THE SENTIMENTAL SIDE [ALT TK]
11 BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD [ALT TK]
12 THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
13 I CAN’T GET STARTED
14 I’VE GOT A DATE WITH A DREAM
15 YOU CAN’T BE MINE
16 I CAN’T GET STARTED [ALT TK]
17 I’VE GOT A DATE WITH A DREAM [ALT TK]
18 EVERYBODY’S LAUGHIN’
19 HERE IT IS TOMORROW AGAIN
20 SAY IT WITH A KISS
21 APRIL IN MY HEART
22 I’LL NEVER FAIL YOU
23 THEY SAY
24 APRIL IN MY HEART [ALT TK]
25 THEY SAY [ALT TK]
26 NIGHT AND DAY
27 YOU’RE A LUCKY GUY

CD3: Total Time: 77:37

01 THE MAN I LOVE
02 YOU’RE JUST A NO ACCOUNT
03 NIGHT AND DAY [ALT TK]
04 I’M PULLING THROUGH
05 TELL ME MORE
06 LAUGHIN’ AT LIFE
07 TIME ON MY HANDS
08 LAUGHIN’ AT LIFE [ALT TK]
09 LET’S DO IT
10 GEORGIA ON MY MIND
11 ROMANCE IN THE DARK
12 ALL OF ME
13 LET’S DO IT [ALT TK 1]
14 LET’S DO IT [ALT TK 2]
15 GEORGIA ON MY MIND [ALT TK 1]
16 GEORGIA ON MY MIND [ALT TK 2]
17 ROMANCE IN THE DARK [ALT TK 1]
18 ROMANCE IN THE DARK [ALT TK 2]
19 ROMANCE IN THE DARK [ALT TK 3]
20 ALL OF ME [ALT TK 1]
21 ALL OF ME [ALT TK 2]
22 ‘TAIN’T NOBODY’S BUSINESS IF I DO
23 BABY, GET LOST