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The Complete Commodore Masters

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
01-07-2022
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Barcode:
8436559469029
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
950722
The Complete Commodore Masters
The Complete Commodore Masters

Description

Limited edition 180g bronze coloured vinyl, includes a unique sticker.

"These are top-notch performances at the very peak of Holiday's power as an artist." (Thom Jurek)

Billie Holiday was probably the most lyrical and expressive female vocalist in jazz history. This set compiles her complete sessions for the legendary Commodore label. Made between Billie's contracts for Columbia / Okeh and Decca, these recordings present her in top form, backed by excellent small groups featuring such names as Frankie Newton, Freddie Webster, Tab Smith, Vic Dickenson, Eddie Heywood, and Sidney Catlett.

Among the highlights of the set are Billie's first version of the shocking "Strange Fruit", which she used to conclude her stage performances, as well as readings of famous standards she would never record again, such as "As Time Goes By" and "I'll Be Seeing You".

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Side A: 1 Strange Fruit
  3. Yesterdays
  4. Fine And Mellow
  5. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
  6. How Am I To Know?
  7. My Old Flame
  8. Ill Get By
  9. I Cover The Waterfront
  10. I'll Be Seeing You
  11. Im Yours
  12. Embraceable You
  13. As Time Goes By
  14. Hes Funny That Way
  15. Lover Come Back To Me
  16. I Love My Man (Aka Billies Blues)
  17. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
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