Billie Holiday

Control Booth Series, Vol. 2

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This Jazz Unlimited CD (available through Storyville) features multiple takes of Billie Holiday during the last four sessions from her early prime years. Strangely enough, three of the takes, including two masters, are not included on this otherwise complete set. Holiday is heard on such numbers as "All of Me," "God Bless the Child," "Am I Blue," "Gloomy Sunday," and a swinging arrangement of "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie"; other than short spots for trumpeter Emmett Berry and pianist Teddy Wilson (in addition to tenorman Lester Young on "All of Me"), the focus is entirely on Lady Day's voice. The many versions (which include eight that were previously unissued) should greatly interest collectors, but the missing renditions are quite unfortunate.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:51 Spotify
2 2:57 Spotify
3 3:05 Spotify
4 2:52 Spotify
5 2:55 Spotify
6 2:31
7 2:42 Spotify
8 2:47 Spotify
9 3:11 Spotify
10
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:01 Spotify
11
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:06 Spotify
12
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:54 Spotify
13
feat: Teddy Wilson
0:34 Spotify
14
feat: Teddy Wilson
1:22
15
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:17 Spotify
16
feat: Teddy Wilson
1:16
17
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:08 Spotify
18
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:57 Spotify
19
feat: Teddy Wilson
0:20 Spotify
20
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:56 Spotify
21
feat: Teddy Wilson
0:43 Spotify
22
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:04 Spotify
23
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:05 Spotify
24
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:59 Spotify
25
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:15 Spotify
26
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:06 Spotify
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