Holiday, Billie: Rare Live Recordings 1935-1959

Holiday, Billie SKU: 12633982
Billie Holiday: Rare Live Recordings 1935-1959

Holiday, Billie: Rare Live Recordings 1935-1959

Holiday, Billie SKU: 12633982

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Title: Rare Live Recordings 1935-1959
Artist: Holiday, Billie
Label: Esp Disk LTD.
UPC: 825481040396
Genre: Jazz Vocals, Box Sets

In 1972, thirteen years after her death, Congress extended copyright protections to include recorded musical performances. Billie Holiday would have benefited greatly from such protection: during the more than twenty-five years of her career, Holiday gave an unknown number of live performances on TV & Radio and in clubs & concert halls, many of which were recorded both officially and unofficially by sound engineers, fellow musicians and fans. Today, ESP-Disck, which for many years has been assembling unofficial recordings of several artists from before 1972, has released one of the most comprehensive collections of live Billie Holiday recordings to date, some previously available but most not. These recordings, laid out in chronological order, not only demonstrate the arc of Holiday's development as a vocalist but give a rare behind-the-scenes look into how the singer approached her musicians and her audience. The first disc of this compilation opens with a twenty-year-old Billie Holiday performing with Duke Ellington in 1935, followed by a radio broadcast from the Savoy Hotel in New York two years later in which Holiday fronts the Count Basie Orchestra. The next four discs cover Holiday's career from 1949 to her death in 1959.

1.1 Lost My Man Blues
1.2 Theme: Moten Swing
1.3 Announcer Introduction
1.4 Swing Brother Swing
1.5 Announcer Introduction
1.6 They Can't Take That Away from Me
1.7 I Cried for You
1.8 Fine and Mellow
1.9 Announcer Introduction
1.10 I'll Get By
1.11 Billie's Blues
1.12 Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear from Me
1.13 Danny Kaye Introduces Jerome Kern, Who Presents Billie with Her Award
1.14 I Cover the Waterfront
1.15 Fine and Mellow
1.16 All of Me
1.17 Endy Gets Caught Playing Piano
1.18 Endy Goes to Storyville
1.19 Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
1.20 Satchmo Talks
1.21 Farewell to Storyville
1.22 Farewell to Storyville: Studio Version
1.23 The Blues Are Brewin': Studio Version
1.24 The Man I Love
1.25 Miss Brown to You
1.26 Lover Man
1.27 I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
1.28 Billie's Blues
1.29 No More
1.30 Good Morning Heartache
2.1 You're Driving Me Crazy
2.2 Maybe You'll Be There
2.3 Introduction By Donald Wood
2.4 You'd Better Go Now
2.5 Them There Eyes
2.6 Lady Day and Eddie Condon Speak
2.7 Keeps on Rainin'
2.8 Lady Day and Eddie Condon Speak
2.9 Lover Man (Incomplete)
2.10 I Cover the Waterfront
2.11 All of Me
2.12 Narration/Early History
2.13 Fine and Mellow
2.14 Porgy
2.15 Jam Session Introduction
2.16 All of Me
2.17 You're My Thrill
2.18 Lover Come Back to Me
2.19 Ain't Nobody's Business
2.20 You're Driving Me Crazy
2.21 He's Funny That Way
2.22 Miss Brown to You
2.23 Lover Man
2.24 Them There Eyes
2.25 My Man
2.26 I Cover the Waterfront
2.27 Crazy He Calls Me
2.28 Detour Ahead
2.29 Strange Fruit
2.30 Ain't Nobody's Business
2.31 All of Me
3.1 Porgy
3.2 My Man
3.3 Tenderly
3.4 God Bless the Child
3.5 My Man
3.6 Them There Eyes
3.7 Lover Man
3.8 Willow Weep for Me
3.9 I Only Have Eyes for You
3.10 My Man
3.11 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
3.12 Jon McCloughland: Introduction
3.13 I Cover the Waterfront
3.14 Too Marvelous for Words
3.15 Porgy
3.16 Them There Eyes
3.17 Willow Weep for Me
3.18 I Only Have Eyes for You
3.19 You Go to My Head
3.20 Stormy Weather
3.21 Ghost of a Chance
3.22 Nice Work If You Can Get It
3.23 God Bless the Child
3.24 Please, Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
3.25 Don't Explain
3.26 Porgy
4.1 Fine and Mellow
4.2 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
4.3 Foolin' Myself
4.4 Easy to Remember
4.5 Moanin' Low
4.6 Don't Explain
4.7 When Your Lover Has Gone
4.8 Mort Saul: Introduction
4.9 Ain't Nobody's Business
4.10 Willow Weep for Me
4.11 When Your Lover Has Gone
4.12 God Bless the Child
4.13 I Only Have Eyes for You
4.14 Good Morning Heartache
4.15 Them There Eyes
4.16 Billie's Blues
4.17 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
4.18 Travelin' Light
4.19 Lover Come Back to Me
5.1 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
5.2 Lady Day Speaks: Early History
5.3 Just Friends
5.4 Lady Day Speaks: The Number 13
5.5 Ghost of a Chance
5.6 Please, Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone: 1
5.7 Everything Happens to Me
5.8 Please, Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone: 2
5.9 I Don't to Cry Anymore
5.10 Prelude to a Kiss
5.11 Jeepers Creepers
5.12 My Yiddishe Mama
5.13 Hey! Lady's Here
5.14 God Bless the Child
5.15 Introduction
5.16 Nice Work If You Can Get It
5.17 Willow Weep for Me
5.18 When Your Lover Has Gone
5.19 Billie's Blues
5.20 Please, Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
5.21 God Bless the Child
5.22 Now or Never
5.23 Untitled Track
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