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Billie Holiday

The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop, ripping the decades-long tradition of song plugging in two by refusing to compromise her artistry for either the song or the band. She made clear her debts to Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong (in her autobiography she admitted, "I always wanted Bessie's big sound and Pops' feeling"), but in truth her style was virtually her own, quite a shock in an age of interchangeable crooners and band singers.

With her spirit shining through on every recording, Holiday's technical expertise also excelled in comparison to the great majority of her contemporaries. Often bored by the tired old Tin Pan Alley songs she was forced to record early in her career, Holiday fooled around with the beat and the melody, phrasing behind the beat and often rejuvenating the standard melody with harmonies borrowed from her favorite horn players, Armstrong and Lester Young. (She often said she tried to sing like a horn.) Her notorious private life -- a series of abusive relationships, substance addictions, and periods of depression -- undoubtedly assisted her legendary status, but Holiday's best performances ("Lover Man," "Don't Explain," "Strange Fruit," her own composition "God Bless the Child") remain among the most sensitive and accomplished vocal performances ever recorded. More than technical ability, more than purity of voice, what made Billie Holiday one of the best vocalists of the century -- easily the equal of Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra -- was her relentlessly individualist temperament, a quality that colored every one of her endlessly nuanced performances.

Billie Holiday's chaotic life reportedly began in Baltimore on April 7, 1915 (a few reports say 1912) when she was born Eleanora Fagan Gough. Her father, Clarence Holiday, was a teenaged jazz guitarist and banjo player later to play in Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra. He never married her mother, Sadie Fagan, and left while his daughter was still a baby. (She would later run into him in New York, and though she contracted many guitarists for her sessions before his death in 1937, she always avoided using him.) Holiday's mother was also a young teenager at the time, and whether because of inexperience or neglect, often left her daughter with uncaring relatives. Holiday was sentenced to Catholic reform school at the age of ten, reportedly after she admitted being raped. Though sentenced to stay until she became an adult, a family friend helped get her released after just two years. With her mother, she moved in 1927, first to New Jersey and soon after to Brooklyn.

In New York, Holiday helped her mother with domestic work, but soon began moonlighting as a prostitute for the additional income. According to the weighty Billie Holiday legend (which gained additional credence after her notoriously apocryphal autobiography Lady Sings the Blues), her big singing break came in 1933 when a laughable dancing audition at a speakeasy prompted her accompanist to ask her if she could sing. In fact, Holiday was most likely singing at clubs all over New York City as early as 1930-31. Whatever the true story, she first gained some publicity in early 1933, when record producer John Hammond -- only three years older than Holiday herself, and just at the beginning of a legendary career -- wrote her up in a column for Melody Maker and brought Benny Goodman to one of her performances. After recording a demo at Columbia Studios, Holiday joined a small group led by Goodman to make her commercial debut on November 27, 1933 with "Your Mother's Son-In-Law."

Though she didn't return to the studio for over a year, Billie Holiday spent 1934 moving up the rungs of the competitive New York bar scene. By early 1935, she made her debut at the Apollo Theater and appeared in a one-reeler film with Duke Ellington. During the last half of 1935, Holiday finally entered the studio again and recorded a total of four sessions. With a pick-up band supervised by pianist Teddy Wilson, she recorded a series of obscure, forgettable songs straight from the gutters of Tin Pan Alley -- in other words, the only songs available to an obscure black band during the mid-'30s. (During the swing era, music publishers kept the best songs strictly in the hands of society orchestras and popular white singers.) Despite the poor song quality, Holiday and various groups (including trumpeter Roy Eldridge, alto Johnny Hodges, and tenors Ben Webster and Chu Berry) energized flat songs like "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Twenty-Four Hours a Day" and "If You Were Mine" (to say nothing of "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo" and "Yankee Doodle Never Went to Town"). The great combo playing and Holiday's increasingly assured vocals made them quite popular on Columbia, Brunswick and Vocalion.

During 1936, Holiday toured with groups led by Jimmie Lunceford and Fletcher Henderson, then returned to New York for several more sessions. In late January 1937, she recorded several numbers with a small group culled from one of Hammond's new discoveries, Count Basie's Orchestra. Tenor Lester Young, who'd briefly known Billie several years earlier, and trumpeter Buck Clayton were to become especially attached to Holiday. The three did much of their best recorded work together during the late '30s, and Holiday herself bestowed the nickname Pres on Young, while he dubbed her Lady Day for her elegance. By the spring of 1937, she began touring with Basie as the female complement to his male singer, Jimmy Rushing. The association lasted less than a year, however. Though officially she was fired from the band for being temperamental and unreliable, shadowy influences higher up in the publishing world reportedly commanded the action after she refused to begin singing '20s female blues standards.

At least temporarily, the move actually benefited Holiday -- less than a month after leaving Basie, she was hired by Artie Shaw's popular band. She began singing with the group in 1938, one of the first instances of a black female appearing with a white group. Despite the continuing support of the entire band, however, show promoters and radio sponsors soon began objecting to Holiday -- based on her unorthodox singing style almost as much as her race. After a series of escalating indignities, Holiday quit the band in disgust. Yet again, her judgment proved valuable; the added freedom allowed her to take a gig at a hip new club named Café Society, the first popular nightspot with an inter-racial audience. There, Billie Holiday learned the song that would catapult her career to a new level: "Strange Fruit."

The standard, written by Café Society regular Lewis Allen and forever tied to Holiday, is an anguished reprisal of the intense racism still persistent in the South. Though Holiday initially expressed doubts about adding such a bald, uncompromising song to her repertoire, she pulled it off thanks largely to her powers of nuance and subtlety. "Strange Fruit" soon became the highlight of her performances. Though John Hammond refused to record it (not for its politics but for its overly pungent imagery), he allowed Holiday a bit of leverage to record for Commodore, the label owned by jazz record-store owner Milt Gabler. Once released, "Strange Fruit" was banned by many radio outlets, though the growing jukebox industry (and the inclusion of the excellent "Fine and Mellow" on the flip) made it a rather large, though controversial, hit. She continued recording for Columbia labels until 1942, and hit big again with her most famous composition, 1941's "God Bless the Child." Gabler, who also worked A&R for Decca, signed her to the label in 1944 to record "Lover Man," a song written especially for her and her third big hit. Neatly side-stepping the musician's union ban that afflicted her former label, Holiday soon became a priority at Decca, earning the right to top-quality material and lavish string sections for her sessions. She continued recording scattered sessions for Decca during the rest of the '40s, and recorded several of her best-loved songs including Bessie Smith's "'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do," "Them There Eyes," and "Crazy He Calls Me."

Though her artistry was at its peak, Billie Holiday's emotional life began a turbulent period during the mid-'40s. Already heavily into alcohol and marijuana, she began smoking opium early in the decade with her first husband, Johnnie Monroe. The marriage didn't last, but hot on its heels came a second marriage to trumpeter Joe Guy and a move to heroin. Despite her triumphant concert at New York's Town Hall and a small film role -- as a maid (!) -- with Louis Armstrong in 1947's New Orleans, she lost a good deal of money running her own orchestra with Joe Guy. Her mother's death soon after affected her deeply, and in 1947 she was arrested for possession of heroin and sentenced to eight months in prison.

Unfortunately, Holiday's troubles only continued after her release. The drug charge made it impossible for her to get a cabaret card, so nightclub performances were out of the question. Plagued by various celebrity hawks from all portions of the underworld (jazz, drugs, song publishing, etc.), she soldiered on for Decca until 1950. Two years later, she began recording for jazz entrepreneur Norman Granz, owner of the excellent labels Clef, Norgran, and by 1956, Verve. The recordings returned her to the small-group intimacy of her Columbia work, and reunited her with Ben Webster as well as other top-flight musicians such as Oscar Peterson, Harry "Sweets" Edison, and Charlie Shavers. Though the ravages of a hard life were beginning to take their toll on her voice, many of Holiday's mid-'50s recordings are just as intense and beautiful as her classic work.

During 1954, Holiday toured Europe to great acclaim, and her 1956 autobiography brought her even more fame (or notoriety). She made her last great appearance in 1957, on the CBS television special The Sound of Jazz with Webster, Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins providing a close backing. One year later, the Lady in Satin LP clothed her naked, increasingly hoarse voice with the overwrought strings of Ray Ellis. During her final year, she made two more appearances in Europe before collapsing in May 1959 of heart and liver disease. Still procuring heroin while on her death bed, Holiday was arrested for possession in her private room and died on July 17, her system completely unable to fight both withdrawal and heart disease at the same time. Her cult of influence spread quickly after her death and gave her more fame than she'd enjoyed in life. The 1972 biopic Lady Sings the Blues featured Diana Ross struggling to overcome the conflicting myths of Holiday's life, but the film also illuminated her tragic life and introduced many future fans. By the digital age, virtually all of Holiday's recorded material had been reissued: by Columbia (nine volumes of The Quintessential Billie Holiday), Decca (The Complete Decca Recordings), and Verve (The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1959). ~ John Bush
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: Lady In Satin: The Centennial Edition

Disc 1

1. I'm a Fool to Want You

2. For Heaven's Sake

3. You Don't Know What Love Is

4. I Get Along Without You Very Well

5. For All We Know

6. Violets for Your Furs

7. You've Changed

8. It's Easy to Remember

9. But Beautiful

10. Glad to Be Unhappy

11. I'll Be Around

12. The End of a Love Affair (Stereo Take 4 with Vocal Overdub Take 8)

13. I'm a Fool to Want You (Mono Take 3)

14. The End of a Love Affair (Mono Take 4 with Vocal Overdub Take 8)

15. Fine and Mellow

Disc 2

1. You Don't Know What Love Is (Takes 1-3)

2. I'll Be Around (Takes 1 & 2)

3. I'll Be Around (Takes 3 & 4)

4. For Heaven's Sake (Take 1)

5. But Beautiful (Take 1)

6. For All We Know (Take 1)

7. For All We Know (Take 2)

8. For All We Know (Takes 3 & 4)

9. It's Easy to Remember (Takes 1 & 2)

10. It's Easy to Remember (Takes 3-7)

11. I'm a Fool to Want You (Take 1)

12. I'm a Fool to Want You (Takes 2 & 3)

13. The End of a Love Affair (Takes 1-4)

Disc 3

1. The End of a Love Affair (Composite Takes 1-4)

2. The End of a Love Affair (Composite Takes 5-7)

3. Glad to Be Unhappy (Takes 1 & 2)

4. Glad to Be Unhappy (Take 3)

5. Glad to Be Unhappy (Tales 4-7)

6. You've Changed (Takes 1-3)

7. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Takes 1 & 2)

8. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Takes 3 & 4)

9. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Take 5)

10. Violets for Your Furs (Takes 1-3)

11. Violets for Your Furs (Takes 4 & 5)

12. Violets for Your Furs (Take 6)

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Track List: The Centennial Collection

1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

2. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

3. Summertime

5. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

6. Why Was I Born?

7. I Must Have That Man

10. When A Woman Loves A Man

12. The Very Thought Of You

14. Them There Eyes

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Track List: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia - Vol. 8

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Track List: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia - Vol. 6

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Track List: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia - Vol. 5

1. Everybody's Laughing

2. Here It Is Tomorrow Again

3. Say It With A Kiss

4. April In My Heart

5. I'll Never Fail You

6. They Say

7. You're So Desirable

8. You're Gonna See A Lot Of Me

9. Hello, My Darling

10. Let's Dream In The Moonlight

12. Dream Of Life

13. What Shall I Say?

14. It's Easy To Blame The Weather

15. More Than You Know

16. Sugar

18. Under A Blue Jungle Moon

20. Why Did I Always Depend On You?

21. Long Gone Blues

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Track List: God Bless The Child: Best Of Billie Holiday

1. Tenderly

2. Stars Fell On Alabama

3. My Man

4. Yesterdays

5. Come Rain Or Come Shine

6. Autumn In New York

7. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

8. Stormy Weather

9. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

10. He's Funny That Way

11. Prelude To A Kiss (1955 Version)

12. I Don't Want To Cry Anymore

13. God Bless The Child

14. Strange Fruit

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Track List: The Memorial Album

1. St. Louis Blues

2. I Hear Music

3. Georgia On My Mind

4. Don’t Explain

5. God Bless The Child

7. Lover Come Back To Me

8. Yesterdays

9. Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love

10. I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You)

11. Embraceable You

12. I Got A Right To Sing The Blues

13. Ain’t Nobody’s Business

14. Summertime

15. Love Me Or Leave Me

16. Comes Love

17. Stormy Blues

18. One For My Baby

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Track List: I'm A Fool To Want You

1. I'm A Fool To Want You

2. For Heaven's Sake

3. For All We Know

4. You've Changed

5. It's Easy To Remember

6. But Beautiful

7. Glad To Be Unhappy

8. The End Of A Love Affair

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Track List: Love Songs

1. Crazy He Calls Me

2. Them There Eyes

3. You're My Thrill

4. It Had To Be You

5. Come Rain Or Come Shine

6. Nice Work If You Can Get It

7. Everything I Have Is Yours ("Velvet Mood" Version)

8. Cheek To Cheek

9. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

10. Embraceable You

11. Our Love Is Here To Stay

12. All The Way

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Track List: Standards (Great Songs/Great Performances)

1. I'll Be Seeing You

3. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

4. Blue Moon

5. I Thought About You

6. Come Rain Or Come Shine

7. It Had To Be You

8. All The Way

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Track List: Blue Moon

2. Blue Moon

4. Your Mother's Son-In-Law

5. The Way You Look Tonight

6. These 'N' That 'N' Those

7. Summertime

8. On The Sentimental Side

9. Am I Blue?

10. He's Funny That Way

11. Let's Call A Heart A Heart

12. If You Were Mine

13. Let's Dream In The Moonlight

14. I Loves You Porgy

15. Fine And Mellow

16. Easy To Love

17. Spreadin' Rhythm Around

18. God Bless The Child

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Track List: I'll Never Be The Same

1. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)

2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

3. A Fine Romance

4. Getting Some Fun Out Of Life

5. I'll Never Be The Same

7. The Man I Love

8. T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do

9. You're So Desirable

11. You're My Thrill

12. Solitude

13. Riffin' The Scotch

14. No Regrets

15. St Louis Blues

16. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

17. When You're Smiling

18. Nice Work If You Can Get It

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Track List: Billie Holiday - Remixed & Reimagined

1. I Hear Music (Swingsett & Takuya)

2. More Than You Know (Jazzem)

3. Spreadin' Rhythm Around (Lady Bug V Lady Day)

4. Long Gone Blues (Gxr)

5. Trav'lin All Alone (Nickodemus And Zeb)

6. He Ain't Got Rhythm (Poppyseed)

7. Summertime (Organica)

8. I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (Madison Park)

9. Glad To Be Unhappy (Dj Logic)

10. Billie's Blues (Daniel Y.)

11. You're So Desirable (Sunday People)

12. Pennies From Heaven (Count De Money)

13. But Beautiful (Tony Humphries)

14. All Of Me (Charles Feelgood)

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Track List: Lady Sings The Blues

1. Lady Sings The Blues

2. Trav'lin' Light

3. I Must Have That Man

4. Some Other Spring

5. Strange Fruit

6. No Good Man

7. God Bless The Child

8. Good Morning Heartache

9. Love Me Or Leave Me

10. Too Marvelous For Words

11. Willow Weep For Me

12. I Thought About You

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Track List: To Go

1. Lady Sings The Blues

2. Fine And Mellow

3. God Bless The Child

4. Crazy He Calls Me

5. Good Morning Heartache

6. Strange Fruit

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Track List: The Voice Of Jazz

Disc 1

1. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

2. Prelude To A Kiss

3. Trav'lin' Light

4. I Hadn't Anyone Till You

6. I Thought About You

7. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

8. When Your Lover Has Gone

9. Some Other Spring

10. God Bless The Child

11. Love Me Or Leave Me

Disc 2

1. Too Marvellous For Words

2. What's New

3. Good Morning Heartache

4. Stormy Blues

5. Everything I Have Is Yours

6. No Good Man

8. Willow Weep For Me (Live)

9. My Man (Live)

10. Lover Come Back To Me (Live)

12. What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Live)

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Track List: Fine and Mellow

1. Fine and Mellow

2. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

3. Fooling Myself

4. Until The Real Thing Comes Along

5. Blues Are Brewin'

6. He's Funny That Way

7. Billie's Blues

8. All Of Me

9. Tenderly

11. I Love's You Porgy

12. When Your Lover Has Gone

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Track List: The Essentials

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Track List: The Legend Of Billie Holiday

1. That Ole Devil Called Love

2. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)

3. Don't Explain

4. Good Morning Heartache

5. There Is No Greater Love

6. Easy Living

7. Solitude

9. My Man (Mon Homme)

10. Them There Eyes

11. Now Or Never

13. Somebody's On My Mind

15. You're My Thrill

16. God Bless The Child

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Track List: The Billie Holiday Collection # 1

Disc 1

1. I Wished On The Moon

2. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

3. Miss Brown To You

4. If You Were Mine

5. These 'N' That 'N' Those

6. You Let Me Down

7. Life Begins When You're In Love

8. It's Like Reaching For The Moon

9. These Foolish Things

10. I Cried For You

11. Did I Remember?

12. Summertime

13. Billie's Blues

14. A Fine Romance

15. One, Two, Button Your Shoe

16. Easy To Love

17. The Way You Look Tonight

18. Pennies From Heaven

Disc 2

1. That's Life I Guess

2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

3. He Ain't Got Rhythm

4. This Year's Kisses

5. Why Was I Born?

6. I Must Have That Man

7. My Last Affair

8. Moanin' Low

9. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

10. They Can't Take That Away From Me

11. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)

12. Mean To Me

13. Foolin' Myself

14. Easy Living

15. I'll Never Be The Same

16. Without Your Love

17. Who Wants Love?

18. Trav'lin' All Alone

Disc 3

1. He's Funny That Way

2. Nice Work If You Can Get It

3. Things Are Looking Up

4. My Man

5. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

6. When You're Smiling

7. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

8. When A Woman Loves A Man

9. You Go To My Head

10. I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key)

11. The Very Thought Of You

12. I Can't Get Started

13. I've Got A Date With A Dream

14. Long Gone Blues

15. Some Other Spring

16. Them There Eyes

17. Swing! Brother, Swing!

18. Night And Day

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Track List: I Wish I Had You

1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

2. Miss Brown To You

3. Twenty Four Hours A Day

4. Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town

5. If You Were Mine

7. Spreadin' Rhythm Around

8. Let's Call A Heart A Heart

9. Please Keep Me In Your Dreams

10. I Wish I Had You

11. I'll Never Fail You

12. You're Gonna See A Lot Of Me

13. Hello, My Darling

14. Let's Dream In The Moonlight

15. More Than You Know

16. Night And Day

17. What Is This Going To Get Us ?

18. Loveless Love

19. Georgia On My Mind

20. Romance In The Dark

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Track List: Billie Holiday Sings

1. I Only Have Eyes For You

2. You Turned The Tables On Me

3. Blue Moon

4. Solitude

5. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

6. Easy To Love

7. You Go To My Head

8. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)

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Track List: Billy Crystal Remembers Billie Holiday

1. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

2. My Old Flame

3. Fine And Mellow

4. Embraceable You

5. As Time Goes By

6. He's Funny That Way

7. I'll Get By

8. I Cover The Waterfront

9. Yesterdays

10. I'll Be Seeing You

11. Lover, Come Back To Me

12. Strange Fruit

13. God Bless The Child

14. Don't Explain

15. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)

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Track List: The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes

Disc 1

1. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)

2. Blue Moon

3. You Go To My Head

4. You Turned The Tables On Me

5. Easy To Love

6. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

7. I Only Have Eyes For You

8. Solitude

9. Everything I Have Is Yours ("Billie Holiday" 10'' Version)

10. Love For Sale

11. Moonglow

12. Tenderly

13. If The Moon Turns Green

14. Remember

15. Autumn In New York

16. My Man

17. Lover, Come Back To Me

18. Stormy Weather

19. Yesterdays

20. He's Funny That Way

21. I Can't Face The Music

Disc 2

1. How Deep Is The Ocean?

2. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

3. I Cried For You

4. Love Me Or Leave Me

5. P.S. I Love You

6. Too Marvelous For Words

7. Softly

8. I Thought About You

9. Willow Weep For Me

10. Stormy Blues (Single Version)

11. Say It Isn't So ("Stay With Me" Version)

12. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

13. I Wished On The Moon ("Stay With Me" Version)

14. Always

15. Everything Happens To Me

16. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me ("Stay With Me" Version)

17. Ain't Misbehavin' (I'm Savin' My Love For You)

Disc 3

1. I Don't Want To Cry Anymore

2. Prelude To A Kiss (1955 Version)

3. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You

4. When Your Lover Has Gone

5. Gone With The Wind

6. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

7. It Had To Be You

8. Nice Work If You Can Get It

9. Come Rain Or Come Shine

10. I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues

11. What's New

12. A Fine Romance

13. I Hadn't Anyone Till You

14. I Get A Kick Out Of You

15. Everything I Have Is Yours ("Velvet Mood" Version)

16. Isn't This A Lovely Day?

Disc 4

1. Trav'lin Light (Album Version)

2. I Must Have That Man!

3. Some Other Spring

4. Lady Sings The Blues

5. Strange Fruit

6. God Bless The Child

7. Good Morning Heartache

8. No Good Man

9. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me ("All Of Nothing At All" Version)

10. Cheek To Cheek

11. Ill Wind

12. Speak Low

13. We'll Be Together Again

14. All Or Nothing At All

15. Sophisticated Lady

16. April In Paris

Disc 5

1. I Wished On The Moon ("All Of Nothing At All" Version)

2. Moonlight In Vermont

3. A Foggy Day

4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

5. Just One Of Those Things

6. Comes Love (Master Take 4)

7. Day In Day Out

8. Darn That Dream

9. But Not For Me

10. Body And Soul

11. Stars Fell On Alabama

12. Say It Isn't So ("All Of Nothing At All" Version)

13. Our Love Is Here To Stay

14. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)

Disc 6

1. They Can't Take That Away From Me

2. Embraceable You

3. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

4. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

5. All The Way

6. It's Not For Me To Say

7. I'll Never Smile Again

8. Just One More Chance

9. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Feat. Ray Ellis And His Orchestra)

10. Don't Worry 'Bout Me

11. Sometimes I'm Happy

12. You Took Advantage Of Me (Feat. Ray Ellis And His Orchestra)

13. There'll Be Some Changes Made

14. 'Deed I Do

15. All Of You

16. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

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Track List: Autumn In New York

1. A Fine Romance

2. Autumn In New York

3. Come Rain Or Come Shine

4. Everything I Have Is Yours

5. Gone With The Wind

7. Love For Sale

8. Moonglow

9. Prelude To A Kiss

10. Remember

11. Solitude

12. Strange Fruit

13. Tenderly

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Track List: Billie Holiday: The Jazz Biography

1. Georgia On My Mind

2. Blue Moon

3. Autumn In New York

4. I Can't Face The Music

5. I Hear Music

6. Love For Sale

7. Moon Flow

8. My Man

9. Night & Day

10. Solitude

11. Stormy Weather

12. East Of the Sun

13. Easy To Love

14. Everything I Have Is Yours

15. I Only Have Eyes For You

16. If the Moon Turns Green

17. Jim

18. Tenderly

19. Yesterdays

20. Strange Fruit

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Track List: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia - Vol. 1

1. Your Mother's Son-In-Law

2. Riffin' The Scotch

3. I Wished On The Moon

4. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

5. Miss Brown To You

6. A Sunbonnet Blue (And A Yellow Straw Hat)

7. What A Night, What A Moon, What A Girl

8. I'm Painting The Town Red

9. It's Too Hot For Words

13. If You Were Mine

14. These 'N' That 'N' Those

15. You Let Me Down

16. Spreadin' Rhythm Around

17. Life Begins When You're In Love

18. It's Like Reaching For The Moon

19. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

21. Guess Who

24. Summertime

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Track List: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia - Vol. 4

1. Nice Work If You Can Get It

2. Things Are Looking Up

3. My Man

4. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

5. My First Impression Of You

6. When You're Smiling

8. If Dreams Come True

9. Now They Call It Swing

10. On The Sentimental Side

12. When A Woman Loves A Man

13. You Go To My Head

14. The Moon Looks Down And Laughs

16. Forget If You Can

17. Having Myself A Time

18. Says My Heart

19. I Wish I Had You

20. I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key)

21. The Very Thought Of You

22. I Can't Get Started

23. I've Got A Date With A Dream

24. You Can't Be Mine

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Track List: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia - Vol. 3

1. Carelessly

2. How Could You?

3. Moanin' Low

4. Where Is The Sun?

5. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

6. They Can't Take That Away From Me

8. Sun Showers

9. Yours And Mine

10. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)

11. Mean To Me

12. Foolin' Myself

13. Easy Living

14. I'll Never Be The Same

15. Me, Myself And I

16. A Sailboat In The Moonlight

17. Born To Love

18. Without Your Love

19. Getting Some Fun Out Of Life

20. Who Wants Love?

21. Trav'lin' All Alone

22. He's Funny That Way

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Track List: Early Lady Day: 1933 - 1937

1. Your Mother's Son-In-Law

2. I Wished On The Moon

3. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

4. It's Too Hot For Words

5. If You Were Mine

6. Billie's Blues

7. A Fine Romance

8. Easy To Love

9. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

10. This Year's Kisses

11. I Must Have That Man

12. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

13. I'll Get By

14. Mean To Me

15. Foolin' Myself

16. Easy Living

17. Me, Myself And I

18. Without Your Love

19. Getting Some Fun Out Of Life

21. He's Funny That Way

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Track List: Billie Holiday: Love Songs 2

1. These Foolish Things

2. Did I Remember?

3. A Fine Romance

4. Easy To Love

5. This Year's Kisses

6. Why Was I Born?

7. I Must Have That Man

8. Moanin' Low

9. I'll Never Be The Same

10. He's Funny That Way

11. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

12. When A Woman Loves A Man

13. More Than You Know

14. Body And Soul

15. I Cover The Waterfront

16. Love Me Or Leave Me

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Track List: Easy Livin'

1. Easy Living

2. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

3. They Can't Take That Away From Me

4. I'll Get By

5. You Go To My Head

6. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

7. My Man

8. He's Funny That Way

9. I'll Never Be The Same

10. Me, Myself And I

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Track List: Lady Day Sings Jazz

1. Summertime

3. A Fine Romance

4. Pennies From Heaven

5. The Mood That I'm In

6. That's Life I Guess

7. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

8. Carelessly

9. Detour Ahead

10. How Could You

11. Me, Myself And I

12. Who Loves You

13. This Is My Last Affair

14. Mean To Me

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Track List: Billie Holiday For Lovers

1. Moonlight In Vermont

2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

3. Embraceable You

4. I Wished On The Moon ("All Of Nothing At All" Version)

5. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You

6. Speak Low

7. April In Paris

8. Body And Soul

9. They Can't Take That Away From Me

10. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)

11. Stars Fell On Alabama

12. We'll Be Together Again

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Track List: Body And Soul

1. Body And Soul

2. They Can't Take That Away From Me

3. Darn That Dream

4. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

5. Comes Love (Master Take 4)

6. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You

7. Embraceable You

8. Moonlight In Vermont

9. Comes Love (Take 2)

10. Comes Love (Take 3)

11. Comes Love

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Track List: Billy Holiday The Original Authentic Recordings

1. My Man

2. Don't Explain

3. Them There Eyes

4. Swing! Brother, Swing!

5. Lover Man

6. I Cover The Waterfront

8. They Can't Take That Away From Me

9. Lover, Come Back To Me

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Track List: The Early Years (1933-1936)

1. A Sunbonnet Blue

3. I Wished On The Moon

4. If You Were Mine

5. I'm Painting The Town Red

6. It's Like Reaching For The Moon

7. It's Too Hot For Words

8. Life Begins When You're In Love

9. Miss Brown To You

10. Riffin' The Scotch

11. Spreadin' Rhythm Around

12. These Foolish Things

13. These 'N' That 'N' Those

14. Twenty Four Hours A Day

15. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

16. What A Night, What A Moon, What A Girl

17. Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town

18. You Let Me Down

19. Your Mother's Son-In-Law

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Track List: Ken Burns Jazz - Billie Holiday

1. I Cried for You

2. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

3. Me, Myself And I

4. Without Your Love

5. Strange Fruit

6. Yesterdays

7. Some Other Spring

8. Solitude

9. God Bless The Child

10. Gloomy Sunday

11. I Cover The Waterfront

12. Lover Man

13. Trav'lin' Light

14. Don't Explain

15. Good Morning, Heartache

16. Autumn In New York

17. Lady Sings The Blues

18. Fine And Mellow

19. You've Changed

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Track List: Anthology 1944-1959

Disc 1

1. Lover Man

2. Don't Explain

3. God Bless The Child

4. My Man

5. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You

6. Fine And Mellow

7. Foolin' Myself

8. Easy To Remember

9. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

10. God Bless The Child

Disc 2

1. He's Funny That Way

2. Them There Eyes

3. I Cover The Waterfront

4. Crazy He Calls Me

5. Detour Ahead

6. Strange Fruit

7. Ain't Nobody's Business

8. All Of Me

9. I Loves You Porgy

10. Miss Brown To You

11. You're Driving Me Crazy

12. Nice Work If You Can Get It

13. When Your Lover Has Gone

14. I Love My Man (Billie's Blues)

15. Lover, Come Back To Me

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Track List: The Commodore Master Takes

1. Strange Fruit

2. Yesterdays

3. Fine And Mellow

4. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

5. How Am I To Know ?

6. My Old Flame

7. I'll Get by

8. I Cover The Waterfront

9. I'll Be Seeing You

10. I'm Yours

11. Embraceable You

12. As Time Goes by

14. Lover Come Back To Me

15. (Billie's Blues) I Love My Man

16. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

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Track List: More Billie Holiday

1. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

2. That Ole Devil Called Love

3. Yesterdays

4. I'll Get By

5. Solitude

6. Baby Get Lost

7. I Cover The Waterfront

8. What Is This Thing Called Love

9. Them There Eyes

10. As Time Goes By

11. I'm Yours

12. You're My Thrill

13. No Good Man

14. Lover Come Back To Me

15. Billie's Blues

16. Somebody's On My Mind

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Track List: Ultimate Billie Holiday

1. Lover Come Back To Me

2. Good Morning Heartache

3. Body And Soul

4. I Can't Face The Music

5. Solitude

6. I Cried For You

7. My Man

8. I Must Have That Man

9. He's Funny That Way

10. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

11. Don't Explain

12. Strange Fruit

13. God Bless The Child

14. Some Other Spring

15. Fine And Mellow

16. Lady Sings The Blues

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Track List: Priceless Jazz Collection

1. Good Morning Heartache

2. My Man (Mon Homme)

3. I Love You Porgy

4. Baby, I Don't Cry Over You

5. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)

6. The Blues Are Brewin'

7. There Is No Greater Love

8. You Can't Lose A Broken Heart

9. Big Stuff

10. I'll Look Around

11. Now Or Never

12. Don't Explain

13. Easy Living

14. Crazy He Calls Me

15. My Sweet Hunk Of Trash

16. God Bless The Child

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Track List: The Complete Commodore Recordings

Disc 1

1. Strange Fruit

2. Strange Fruit #2

3. Yesterdays

4. Yesterdays #2

5. Fine And Mellow

6. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

7. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues #2

8. How Am I To Know? #3

9. How Am I To Know? #2 [-1]

10. How Am I To Know? #2 [-2]

11. How Am I To Know

12. My Old Flame #3

13. My Old Flame [Tk 2]

14. My Old Flame #2

15. My Old Flame

16. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)

17. I'l Get By #2

18. I Cover The Waterfront #3

19. I Cover The Waterfront #2

20. I Cover The Waterfront [-1]

21. I Cover The Waterfront

22. I'll Be Seeing You #3

23. I'll Be Seeing You

24. I'll Be Seeing You #2

Disc 2

1. I'm Yours #3

2. I'm Yours #2

3. I'm Yours

4. Embraceable You #3

5. Embraceable You

6. Embraceable You #2

7. As Time Goes By

8. As Time Goes By #2

9. (I've Got A Man, Crazy For Me) He's Funny That Way #2

10. He's Funny That Way [Tk 2a]

11. He's Funny That Way

12. He's Funny That Way #4

13. He's Funny That Way #3

14. Lover Come Back To Me [-1]

15. Lover Come Back To Me #3

16. Billie's Blues #2

17. Billie's Blues #3

18. Lover Come Back To Me

19. Billie's Blues

20. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

21. Lover Come Back To Me

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Track List: Billie Holiday Love Songs

1. All Of Me

2. You Go To My Head

3. Until The Real Thing Comes Along

4. My Man

5. The Very Thought Of You

6. Easy Living

7. They Can't Take That Away From Me

8. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

9. Them There Eyes

10. Night And Day

11. The Man I Love

12. Me, Myself And I

14. If You Were Mine

15. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

16. Let's Do It

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Track List: Billie Holiday Sings Standards

1. But Not For Me

2. When Your Lover Has Gone

3. All Of Me

4. Stormy Weather

5. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You

6. It Had To Be You

7. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)

8. Body And Soul

9. April In Paris

10. Tenderly

11. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

12. You Turned The Tables On Me

13. Love Is Here To Stay

14. What's New

15. We'll Be Together Again

16. Darn That Dream

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Track List: Music For Torching

1. I Don't Want To Cry Anymore

2. Prelude To A Kiss

3. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You

4. When Your Lover Has Gone

5. Gone With The Wind

6. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

7. It Had To Be You

8. Nice Work If You Can Get It

9. Come Rain Or Come Shine

10. I Got A Right To Sing The Blues

11. What's New

13. A Fine Romance

14. I Hadn't Anyone Till You

15. I Get A Kick Out Of You

16. Everything I Have Is Yours

17. Isn't This A Lovely Day

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Track List: The Essential Billie Holiday - Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live

1. Reading From Lady Sings The Blues

2. Lady Sings The Blues (Live)

3. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do (LIve)

4. Reading From 'lady Sings The Blues' With 'trav'lin' Light'

5. Reading From Lady Sings The Blues

6. Billie's Blues (Live)

7. Body And Soul (Live)

8. Reading From Lady Sings The Blues

9. Don't Explain (Live)

10. Yesterdays (Live)

11. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Live)

12. I'll Be Seeing You (Live)

13. Reading From Lady Sings The Blues

14. My Man (Live)

15. I Cried For You (Live)

16. Fine And Mellow (Live At Carnegie Hall) (1959)

17. I Cover The Waterfront (Live)

18. What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Live)

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