Billie Holiday: The Complete Decca Recordings


Billie Holiday: The Complete Decca Recordings by HOLIDAY,BILLIE at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. These famous recordings, dating from 1944-1950 and produced by Milt Gabler, represent the full ripening of Billie's prodigious talent. This 2-CD set-her entire output for Decca-includes 10 unreleased tracks, a collectable booklet and such Lady Day standards as God Bless the Child and Lover Man . Holiday recorded for Decca between 1944 and 1950, a period in which she was at the heights of both her popularity and her vocal powers. The music is less jazz-oriented in its backing than were the earlie


Billie Holiday: The Complete Decca Recordings by HOLIDAY,BILLIE
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These famous recordings, dating from 1944-1950 and produced by Milt Gabler, represent the full ripening of Billie's prodigious talent. This 2-CD set-her entire output for Decca-includes 10 unreleased tracks, a collectable booklet and such Lady Day standards as God Bless the Child and Lover Man . Holiday recorded for Decca between 1944 and 1950, a period in which she was at the heights of both her popularity and her vocal powers. The music is less jazz-oriented in its backing than were the earlier Columbia and Commodore or later Verve recordings, but these are superb vocal performances, including matchless renderings of "Lover Man," "Don't Explain," and "Solitude." Holiday achieved the highest level that torch singing has ever known, creating consummately expressive, almost etched renditions that are richly nuanced, often enhanced by tasteful string arrangements. Holiday's deepest musical sources are strongly evident in songs associated with Bessie Smith, including the earthy "Gimme a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)," and two spirited duets with Louis Armstrong. --Stuart Broomer

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  • Billie Holiday- The Complete Decca Recordings

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Brand:
HOLIDAY,BILLIE
Manufacturer:
Verve
Category:
Cabaret
Release Date:
1991-10-01
UPC:
011105060127
Artist:
Billie Holiday
Publisher:
Verve
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Format:
CD
Publication Date:
1991-10-01
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.81 pounds
Item Size:
6 x 0.5 x 12 inches
Package Weight:
0.8 pounds
Package Size:
5.8 x 0.6 x 11.8 inches

 


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