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 with swing bands on “Lady Day Swings.” From her stellar "What A Little Moonlight Can Do" to "Them There Eyes," this collection flows effortlessly and makes an otherwise repetative colection do just what the title says, "Swing!"
One exciting addition to this album is the 78 RPM version of "Getting Some Fun Out of Life." The remastering of this shellac master is expertly executed and all of the enjoyable nuances remain.
While many jazz fans have the recordings in this package, it is a well sequenced collection of Holiday' swing and pop tunes that makes this approach very enjoyable.
1. What a Little Moonlight Can Do
2. Let's Do It
3. Easy to Love
4. Getting Some Fun Out of Life
5. He Ain't Got Rhythm
6. I Hear Music
7. If Dreams Come True
8. I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
9. Romance in the Dark
10. I've Got My Love
11. Miss Brown to You
12. Nice Work
13. Spreadin Rhythm Around
14. Swing! Brother Swing!
15. A Fine Romance
16. Them There Eyes
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