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The Hidden World Of Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday

The Hidden World Of Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday  

Format: 3 CD

Genre: jazz

Barcode: 7798093711141

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Billie Holiday (born April 7, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - died July 17, 1959, New York City, New York, USA) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Daughter of jazz guitarist Clarence Holiday. Godmother of Mala Waldron and Lorraine Feather.

She made her debut circa 1930 singing in various nightclubs in Harlem. In early 1933, the producer John Hammond heard her sing and was impressed by her talent. In 1935 he signed her to Brunswick Records. She made her first recordings with Benny Goodman. Also in 1935 she made her first appearance in a movie, with more roles in the 1940's. From 1939 she started recording songs with notable jazz artists of that time. In the 1950's, her voice was deteriorating as a result of unhappy relationships, heroin use and excessive drinking. In May 1959 she collapsed and was taken to the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City for treatment of liver and heart disease. She was arrested for heroin possession while she lay dying.

She was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 (Early Influence).

Tracks

1  Just One More Chance  

2  I Cried For You  

3  They Can`t Take That Away From Me  

4  No Regrets  

5  You Let Me Down  

6  Riffin' The Scotch  

7  Violets For Your Furs  

8  See See Rider  

9  Here Comes Cookie (Lookie, Lookie, Lookie)  

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

11  I'll Never Smile Again  

12  Sweet And Hot  

13  Muddy Waters Blues  

14  Who Needs You  

1  Always  

2  Everything Happens To Me  

3  Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me  

4  I'm A Fool To Want You  

5  Blues For Skeeter  

6  Trav'lin' Light  

7  Tenderly  

8  I Got Rhythm  

9  Say It Isn't So  

10  Unforgettable  

11  I Can`t Get Started  

12  It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain`t Got That Swing)  

27  Ain`t Misbehavin'  

14  Gigi  

1  I Cover The Waterfront  

2  Too Marvelous For Words  

3  I Love You Porgy  

4  Them There Eyes  

5  Willow, Weep For Me  

6  I Only Have Eyes For You  

17  You Go To My Head  

18  He's Funny That Way  

19  Billie's Blues  

20  Miss Brown To You  

21  Lover, Come Back To Me  

22  Ain't Nobody Business If I Do  

23  You're Driving Me Crazy  

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