Columbia’s Legacy label breaks up the recent all-encompassing Billie Holiday box set into three different themed collections.
The Legacy label takes a look at Billie’s work in the blues idiom on “Blue Billie.” Many of these recordings are quite familiar to many Billie fans, such as “God Bless the Child: and “Night and Day.” But this collection has a nice flow to it that makes an otherwise unexciting collection into a nice compilation that plays well from beginning to end.
A thoughtful approach and reorganization of an already stellar body of work.
Track Listing: 1. Gloomy Sunday
Personnel: 2. Trav'lin All Alone
3. Body and Soul
4. Where Is The Sun
5. You Let Me Down
6. God Bless The Child
7. Billie's Blues
8. I Cover The Waterfront
9. Moanin' Low
10. Am I Blue
11. Loveless Love
12. Night and Day
13. St. Louis Blues
14. Why Was I Born?
15. Ghost of Yesterday
16. Long Gone Blues
I love jazz because next to my kids, it's the love of my life.
I was first exposed to jazz by Joe Rico from a tiny station in Niagara Falls in 1954 when I was 13.
The best show I ever attended was Maynard Ferguson who blew the roof off Massey Hall in the late 50s.
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