Billie Holiday

Lady in Satin + 11 Bonus Tracks (170021)

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Lady in Satin + 11 Bonus Tracks

Billie Holiday

20th Century Masterworks Color

8436563183171

TCM 161658

170021

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

Contains new specially prepared liner notes by PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ’s writer BRIAN MORTON and by Paris’ prestigious JAZZ MAGAZINE

INCLUDES 11 BONUS TRACKS

“Revisionists and counter-revisionists argue back and forth,but it remains unmistakable that Holiday’s inimitable way with a heartache song only deepened as her own life unravelled. A compilation of her dozen years recording for Verve was put out under the title Lady in Autumn, which is a marketing cliché, but also a perfect description, for these are autumnal performances: ripe with experience, laden with anticipations of the chill of death, hanging on precariously but ready to fall.” PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ

“Every track is performed in an inimitable and extraordinary way, and the tragic mood never falls into the pathetic. Even today Billie continues to influence the style of innumerable singers and instrumentalists, both male and female. What’s the secret? Just the fact that Billie Holiday simply invented a way of singing: a language.” JAZZ MAGAZINE

PERSONNEL:

  • Billie Holiday, vocals
  • Ray Ellis and His Orchestra

[1-12] LADY IN SATIN: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, February 18-20, 1958.

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS [13-23]: From LAST RECORDING
  • Same personnel. New York, March 3, 4 & 11, 1959.

TRACKS:

  • 01 I’m a Fool to Want You
  • 02 For Heaven’s Sake
  • 03 You Don’t Know What Love Is
  • 04 I Get Along Without You Very Well
  • 05 For All We Know
  • 06 Violets for Your Furs
  • 07 You’ve Changed
  • 08 It’s Easy to Remember
  • 09 But Beautiful
  • 10 Glad to Be Unhappy
  • 11 I’ll Be Around
  • 12 The End of a Love Affair
  • 13 All of You (*)
  • 14 Sometimes I’m Happy (*)
  • 15 You Took Advantage of Me (*)
  • 16 When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (*)
  • 17 There’ll Be Some Changes Made (*)
  • 18 ‘Deed I Do (*)
  • 19 Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me (*)
  • 20 All the Way (*)
  • 21 It’s Not for Me to Say (*)
  • 22 I’ll Never Smile Again (*)
  • 23 Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (*)
  • TOTAL TIME: 78:38 min.