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Complete Billie Holiday 1945-59 10 CD Box Set

256 Tracks! Almost 12 hours of great music!!

 

NEVER  PLAYED - BRAND  NEW  CONDITION.

The book and jewel cases are in very good condition. All-in-all a great set.

 

Incredible 10 CD Box Set 0f the amazing Billie Holiday. If you're a fan, this is set to get. The discs are in near mint condition.  All 10 discs play perfectly.

This set includes a 200-page booklet and color reproductions of Billie Holiday's four 10" LP jackets. Of the 10 CDs contained in the set, 8 are comprised of studio and concert recordings, including the debut Carnegie Hall concert, the Jazz At The Philharmonic recordings, Lady Day's last recording session, and 2 unissued alternate takes. The other 2 CDs contain rehearsal sessions.

 

Contributing Artists:

 

 

Buck Clayton, Charlie Shavers, Coleman Hawkins, Freddie Green, Herb Ellis, Jimmy Rowles, Milt Hinton, Oscar Peterson

 

 

Album notes

 

 

Very few contemporary artists are worthy of exhaustive, multiple-CD retrospectives, but the jazz legend Billie Holiday certainly makes the cut. This 10-CD set, with a hard-bound, lavishly photographed accompanying book, is a must for serious fans of Lady Day and those with a deep interest in the history of classic jazz.

 

While some buffs contend that it was Holiday's earlier recordings for Columbia and Decca that were her best, many aficionados find her final recordings during the Verve years to be her richest, most mature and most poignant work. At this point, the heartache in her voice was nearly palpable. The collection--with its multiple takes, rehearsal recordings, transcripts of conversations, interviews with collaborators, live recordings and more--has enough music and history to keep Holiday fans engrossed for years to come.

 

By the mid-1940s, Holiday's many vices had culminated into full-blown heroin addiction, and her voice--the unique instrument that made her a legend--was beginning to suffer along with her weakened body. But Verve's fine roster of legendary jazzmen--both up-and-comers like Barney Kessel and Oscar Peterson, and aging masters like Ben Webster--bolstered her singing with their sympathetic and masterly accompaniment.

 

 

Editorial reviews

 

...[Billie Holiday] had innate musicianship that surpassed technique and it maintained her art even as her voice and her life deteriorated. In her late career, when she seemed to be operating only on existential pain, she produced singing that reaches the deepest levels of human emotional response...

JazzTimes  (03/01/1993)

 

...[Billie Holiday] had innate musicianship that surpassed technique and it maintained her art even as her voice and her life deteriorated. In her late career, when she seemed to be operating only on existential pain, she produced singing that reaches the deepest levels of human emotional response...

JazzTimes  (03/01/1993)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Track listing

 

DISC 1:

1. Body and Soul

2. Strange Fruit

3. I Cried For You

4. Fine and Mellow

5. He's Funny That Way

6. Man I Love, The

7. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You

8. All of Me

9. Billie's Blues (I Love My Man)

10. Travelin' Light

11. He's Funny That Way

12. Norman Granz Announcement

13. You Better Go Now

14. You're Driving Me Crazy

15. There Is No Greater Love

16. I Cover the Waterfront

17. Norman Granz Announcement

18. East of the Sun

19. Blue Moon

20. You Go to My Head

21. You Turned the Tables on Me

22. Easy to Love

23. These Foolish Things

24. I Only Have Eyes For You

25. Solitude

 

DISC 2:

1. Everything I Have Is Yours

2. Love For Sale

3. Moonglow

4. Tenderly

5. If the Moon Turns Green

6. Remember

7. Autumn in New York

8. Autumn in New York

9. My Man

10. Lover, Come Back to Me

11. Stormy Weather

12. Yesterdays

13. He's Funny That Way

14. I Can't Face the Music

15. MC and Leonard Feather Announcements

16. Blue Moon

17. All of Me

18. My Man

19. Them There Eyes

20. I Cried For You

21. What a Little Moonlight Can Do

22. I Cover the Waterfront

23. Leonard Feather Announcement

24. Billie's Blues (I Love My Man)

 

DISC 3:

1. Lover, Come Back to Me

2. How Deep Is the Ocean?

3. What a Little Moonlight Can Do

4. I Cried For You

5. Love Me or Leave Me

6. P.S. I Love You

7. Too Marvelous For Words

8. Softly

9. I Thought About You

10. Willow Weep For Me

11. Stormy Blues

12. Say It Isn't So

13. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

14. I Wished on the Moon

15. Always

16. Everything Happens to Me

17. Do Nothing till You Hear From Me

18. Ain't Misbehavin'

 

DISC 4:

1. Nice Work If You Can Get It

2. Discussion; Nice Work If You Can Get It

3. Mandy Is Two

4. Prelude to a Kiss

5. I Must Have That Man!

6. Jeepers Creepers

7. Jeepers Creepers

8. Discussion; Jeepers Creepers

9. Discussion; Jeepers Creepers

10. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

11. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

12. Discussion; Moonlight in Vermont

13. Misery

14. Restless

15. Moonlight in Vermont

16. Everything Happens to Me

17. Discussion

18. I Don't Want to Cry Any More

19. I Don't Want to Cry Any More

20. Discussion; I Don't Want to Cry Any More

21. Everything Happens to Me

22. Discussion

23. When You Are Away, Dear

24. Discussion

25. It Had to Be You

26. Mood That I'm In, The

27. Gone With the Wind

28. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)

29. Discussion

30. Sunbonnet Blue, A

31. (I Don't Stand A) Ghost of a Chance

32. Discussion

33. I'm Walkin' Through Heaven With You

34. Discussion

35. Just Friends

36. Nearness of You, The

37. Discussion

38. It's Too Hot For Words

39. They Say

40. I Won't Believe It

 

DISC 5:

1. I Don't Want to Cry Any More

2. I Don't Want to Cry Any More

3. Studio Talk; Prelude to a Kiss

4. Studio Talk; Prelude to a Kiss

5. Prelude to a Kiss

6. Ghost of a Chance (I Don't Stand A)

7. When Your Lover Has Gone

8. Studio Talk; When Your Lover Has Gone

9. Studio Talk

10. When Your Lover Has Gone

11. Gone With the Wind

12. Studio Talk

13. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

14. It Had to Be You

15. Studio Talk

16. Nice Work If You Can Get It

17. Come Rain or Come Shine

18. I Got a Right to Sing the Blues

19. What's New?

20. Fine Romance, A - (take 1, incomplete)

21. Fine Romance, A - (take 2, alternate)

22. Fine Romance, A - (take 3, false start)

23. Fine Romance, A - (take 4, incomplete)

24. Fine Romance, A - (take 5, incomplete)

25. Fine Romance, A - (take 6, false start)

26. Fine Romance, A - (take 7, incomplete)

27. Fine Romance, A - (take 8, master take)

28. Studio Talk

29. I Hadn't Anyone till You

 

DISC 6:

1. I Get a Kick Out of You

2. Everything I Have Is Yours

3. Isn't This a Lovely Day?

4. Discussion; Misery

5. Israel

6. Misery

7. Discussion

8. I Must Have That Man!

9. Discussion

10. Strange Fruit

11. Discussion; God Bless the Child

12. Discussion

13. God Bless the Child

14. God Bless the Child

15. Discussion

16. God Bless the Child

17. One Never Knows Does One?

18. Discussion

19. Beer Barrel Polka (A.K.A. "Roll Out the Barrel")

20. Some of These Days

21. Yiddishe Momme, A

22. Yiddishe Momme, A

23. Discussion

24. Lady's Back in Town

25. Discussion

26. Discussion

27. One Never Knows Does One?

28. Discussion

29. (Unknown Title)

 

DISC 7:

1. Travelin' Light

2. I Must Have That Man!

3. Some Other Spring

4. Lady Sings the Blues

5. Strange Fruit

6. God Bless the Child

7. Good Morning Heartache

8. No Good Man

9. Do Nothing till You Hear From Me

10. Check to Check

11. I'll Wind

12. Speak Low

13. We'll Be Together Again

14. All or Nothing at All

15. Sophisticated Lady

16. April in Paris

 

DISC 8:

1. Lady Sings the Blues (With Reading From Lady Sings the Blues)

2. Lady Sings the Blues

3. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do

4. Travelin' Light (With Reading From Lady Sings the Blues)

5. Reading From Lady Sings the Blues

6. Billie's Blues

7. Body and Soul

8. Reading From Lady Sings the Blues

9. Don't Explain

10. Yesterdays

11. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

12. I'll Be Seeing You

13. Reading From Lady Sings the Blues

14. My Man

15. I Cried For You

16. Fine and Mellow

17. I Cover the Waterfront

18. What a Little Moonlight Can Do

19. I Wished on the Moon

20. Moonlight in Vermont

21. Foggy Day, A

22. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

23. Just One of Those Things

24. Studio Talk

25. Just One of Those Things

26. Studio Talk

27. Comes Love - (take 1, alternate)

28. Comes Love - (take 2, false start)

29. Comes Love - (take 3, false start)

30. Comes Love - (take 4, master take)

 

DISC 9:

1. Day in, Day Out

2. Darn That Dream

3. But Not For Me

4. Body and Soul

5. Studio Talk

6. Just Friends

7. Studio Talk

8. Stars Fell on Alabama

9. Stars Fell on Alabama

10. Studio Talk; Say It Isn't So

11. Say It Isn't So

12. Studio Talk; Our Love Is Here to Stay

13. Our Love Is Here to Stay

14. Studio Talk; One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)

15. One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)

16. One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)

17. They Can't Take That Away From Me

18. Embraceable You

19. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

20. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You?

 

DISC 10:

1. Wills Conover Announcement

2. Johnny Mercer Announcement

3. Fanfare From Oh, Lady Be Good

4. Nice Work If You Can Get It

5. Willow Weep For Me

6. My Man

7. Lover, Come Back to Me

8. Lady Sings the Blues

9. What a Little Moonlight Can Do

10. Fanfare From Oh, Lady Be Good With Conover Announcement

11. Leonard Feather Announcement

12. I Wished on the Moon

13. Lover Man

14. All the Way

15. It's Not For Me to Say

16. I'll Never Smile Again

17. Just One More Chance

18. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

19. Don't Worry 'Bout Me

20. Sometimes I'm Happy

21. You Took Advantage Me

22. There'll Be Some Changes Made

23. 'Deed I Do

24. All of You

25. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?

 

 

 


 

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