Cover image for Billie Holiday Ken Burns jazz.
Title:
Billie Holiday Ken Burns jazz.
Author:
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959, performer.
Publication Information:
Universal City, Calif. : Verve : Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, [2000]

â„—2000
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Issued in conjunction with the PBS documentary; all songs previously released.

Compact disc.

Biographical notes by Phil Bailey ([12] p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
I cried for you ; What a little moonlight can do (Teddy Wilson and his orchestra) -- Me, myself and I ; Without your love (Billie Holiday and her orchestra) -- Strange fruit -- Yesterdays -- Some other spring (Billie Holiday and her orchestra) -- Solitude ; God bless the child (Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood and his orchestra) -- Gloomy Sunday -- I cover the waterfront (Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson and his orchestra) -- Trav'lin' light (Paul Whiteman and his orchestra) -- Lover man (Toots Camarata and orchestra) -- Don't explain -- Good morning, heartache -- Autumn in New York (Billie Holiday and her orchestra) -- Lady sings the blues -- Fine and mellow -- You've changed (Ray Ellis and orchestra).
Subject Term:

Added Uniform Title:
Jazz (Television program)
UPC:
731454908122
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

In conjunction with the release of Ken Burns' ten-part, 19-hour epic PBS documentary Jazz, Columbia issued 22 single-disc compilations devoted to jazz's most significant artists, as well as a five-disc historical summary. Since the individual compilations attempt to present balanced overviews of each artist's career, tracks from multiple labels have thankfully been licensed where appropriate. That's especially nice in the case of Billie Holiday, who recorded excellent and essential work for Columbia, Commodore, Decca, and Verve. Since her signature numbers were also spread out over those labels, and since Ken Burns Jazz includes pretty much all of her best-known songs, this makes an excellent introduction and an even better single-disc retrospective. No previous Holiday compilation gathers her original recordings of "Strange Fruit," "God Bless the Child," "Gloomy Sunday," "Lover Man," and "Lady Sings the Blues." While the collection isn't quite perfect -- some might miss "Tain't Nobody's Business if I Do" or her cover of Bessie Smith's "Them There Eyes" -- it is the only one to draw from Holiday's entire output, and as such, it's truly a best-of. ~ Steve Huey


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