Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra

Billie Holiday (1933-1937)

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Two things stand out in these early recordings. One, of course, is Lady Day's already fully mature style. The other is the superb quality of the musicians who backed her. A Benny Goodman combo; Bunny Berigan and Artie Shaw with Joe Bushkin and Cozy Cole; Jonah Jones with Ben Webster and Teddy Wilson; Buster Bailey; a bunch of Basie-ites including the superb Lester Young. Even without her this would be a gem.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:43
2 2:33
3 2:50
4 2:35
5 2:54
6 2:38
7 2:50
8 3:03
9 2:48
10 3:01
11 3:02
12 2:54
13 3:02
14 2:18
15 2:46
16 3:36
17 3:02
18 2:45
19 2:35
20 2:49
21 2:38
22 2:52
23 3:01
24 2:33
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