Billie Holiday

Vol. 4: 1937

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This French compilation features 25 tracks from 1947, a most productive year for Lady Day. Kicking off with nine tracks with Teddy Wilson's orchestra (with two versions each of "Mean to Me" and "I'll Get By"), the set also features nine with Holiday fronting her own band (with two versions each of "Without Your Love" and "Me, Myself, and I"), two tracks with Count Basie, and four more with Wilson, including a great version of "Nice Work if You Can Get It." The transfers of the original discs are decent, although a bit fusty in spots, and the liner notes are in both French and English.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:07
2
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:16
3
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:10
4
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:08
5
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:08
6
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:07
7
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:03
8
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:04
9
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:05
10 2:36
11 2:35
12 2:51
13 2:39
14 2:52
15 2:53
16 3:23
17 1:53
18 3:04
19 2:35
20 2:15
21 2:41
22
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:10
23
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:22
24
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:04
25
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:15
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