Blue Turning Grey Over You - 3. God Bless The Child - 4. Nice Work If You Can Get It - 12. In the 1950's, her voice was deteriorating as a result of unhappy relationships, heroin use and excessive drinking. Lover Come Back To Me - 14. Nice Work If You Can Get It - 10. Heard, drums; Billie Holiday, vocals.
Disc seven begins laying out the alternate takes and airchecks and personnel crisscrosses all over the set. He's Funny That Way - 9. Crazy He Calls Me - 14. Fine and Mellow: A Discography of Billie Holiday. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - 17. As for the box set issues, how could one successfully package this material with all of the foreign issues in a way that made sense? Please Tell Me Now - 15.
Believe me, since these too are laid out chronologically as alternates, it's a pleasure to listen to them rather than wading through five or six or even two takes of the same song laid back to back. Them There Eyes - 7. Johnson, Tom Mitchell, trombone; Danny Bank, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque, unknown a flute specialist , woodwinds; George Ockner, concertmaster; 11 unknown, violin; 3 unknown, viola; 2 unknown, David Sawyer, cello; Janet Putnam, harp; Mal Waldron, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; Phil Kraus, percussion; Lois. From 1939 she started recording songs with notable jazz artists of that time. She made her first recordings with. Good Morning Heartache - 3.
Also in 1935 she made her first appearance in a movie, with more roles in the 1940's. God Bless The Child - 5. Would it be one disc at a time? Musicians like , , , , , , Freddie Greene, , , , , , Milt Hinton, , , and literally dozens of others contribute to the development of the legend. Oh, What A Little Moonlight Can Do - 10. Griffin writes with heart and directness of purpose. She was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 Early Influence. Gone With The Wind - 12.
Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer - 3. Literally, it is confounding that these recordings were previously unavailable here in that they mark her reunion with or other fine sessions with or her vocal collaborations with in 1939. The story begins with her first two recordings for the label with in November and December of 1933, moves to two years later when she recorded another session, and ends some 43 sessions later in 1944 with her own band that starred , , , , and. The last item could be ruled out based on the label's aggressive and very thorough packages of single discs by , , , and others. What A Little Moonlight Can Do - 11. Heard, drums; Billie Holiday, vocals.
The unissued masters are a cipher. You Go To My Head - 17. My Sweet Hunk O'Trash - 11. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You? I Love My Man - 11. Fine And Mellow - 15. Some Other Spring - Track Listing — Disc 9 Song Title Time 1.
I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance - 10. You Can't Lose A Broken Heart - 9. Good Morning Heartache - 7. They Can't Take That Away From Me Live - 4. It's a biographical essay written with a critic's eye and holds no punches where 's particular strengths and limitations lie, and he voices his own surprise at hearing certain things on the set he was previously unfamiliar with.
She was arrested for heroin possession while she lay dying. Lover Come Back To Me - 7. Baby Get Lost - 18. Lady Sings The Blues - 12. God Bless The Child - 2. Finally, producer provides -- along with an introductory essay -- a track-by-track analysis with all the data a jazz historian or musicologist could ever want, including matrix numbers. This is a new standard in what liner notes for these kinds of projects should aim for: humanizing a legend and cultural myth and making the contribution stand out somehow as something that exists almost in spite of whatever the human being's life was like.
This Is Heaven To Me - 16. I Thought About You - 3. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - 6. There are tough arguments made here, but she makes them with grace and she makes them plainly. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me - 16.
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? Willow Weep For Me - 6. You Turned The Tables On Me - Track Listing — Disc 5 Song Title Time 1. There is also a fine cultural and socio-historical essay by Professor Farah Griffin from Columbia University. I Cried For You - 15. Please, Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - 15. In all, this set contains 230 tracks. Somebody's On My Mind - 12.