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Billie Holiday Sings Standards

Label: Nimbus West Records
Released: 1998

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Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday Sings Standards

Read "Billie Holiday Sings Standards" reviewed by Larry Koenigsberg


This collection of mostly gems from the great and influential singer who peaked in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s holds many pleasures: Holiday’s caressing, behind-the-beat swing with its great feeling of relaxation, and that quivering slide as her phrase ends; a great repertoire of songs from the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and ...


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