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    The Best of Billie Holiday Jazz with Sheet Music

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    1 On the Sunny Side of the Street (McHugh – Fields) (1944) 00:00 Eddie Heywood (piano), John Simmons (bass), Sidney Catlett (drums) 2 All of Me (Marks – Simons) (march 21, 1941) 02:59 Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra ft: Lester Young (tenor sax) 3 I Can’t Get Started (Duke – Gershwin) (1938) 06:01 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra ft: Lester Young (tenor sax) 4 God Bless the Child (Holiday) (1941) 08:48 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra, ft: Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Eddie Heywood (piano) 5 Am I Blue (Clark – Akst) (1941) 11:42 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra, featuring: Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Eddie Heywood (piano)

    6 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) (Holiday) (1944) 14:31 Eddie Heywood (piano), John Simmons (bass), Sidney Catlett (drums) 7 Body and Soul (Green – Heyman – Sour) (1940) 17:38 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra ft: Roy Eldridge (trumpet) 8 Summertime (Gershwin – Heyward ) (1936) 20:34 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra ft: Bunny Berigan (trumpet). Artie Shaw (clarinet) 9 Georgia on My Mind (Carmichael) (1941) 23:27 Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra ft: Eddie Heywood (piano) 10 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (McHugh Fields) (1936) 26:43 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra, ft: Jonah Jones (trumpet), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Benny Goodman (clarinet)

    11 Lover come Back to Me (Romberg – Hammerstein) (1944) 30:08 Eddie Heywood (piano), John Simmons (bass), Sidney Catlett (drums) 12 Pennies from Heaven (Johnstone – Burke) (1936) 33:26 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra, ft: Ben Webster (tenor sax), Benny Goodman (clarinet) 13 My Man (Yvain – Pollack) (1937) 36:40 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra, ft: Prince Robinson (clarinet), Buck Claytron (trumpet) 14 Night and Day (Porter) (1939) 39:41 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra ft: Joe Sullivan (piano) 15 Them There Eyes (Pinkard – Tracey – Link) (1939) 42:37 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra ft: Tab Smith (alto sax), Charlie Shavers (trumpet), Kenneth Hollon (tenor sax)

    16 Love Me or Leave Me (Donaldson – Kahn) (1941) 45:25 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra, ft: Babe Russin (tenor sax) 17 Lover Man (Ramirez – Sherman – Davis) (1944) 48:43 Orchestra arranged and conducted by Toots Camarata 18 The Man I Love (Gershwin) (1939) 51:58 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra ft: Lester Young (tenor sax) 19 The Very Thought of You (Noble) (1938) 55:00 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra ft: Margaret Johnson (piano), Busk Clayton (trumpet), Lester Young (clarinet) 20 Yesterdays (Kern – Harbach) (1939) 57:43 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra, ft: Sonny White (piano), Kenneth Hollon (tenor sax)

    21 These Foolish Things (Strachey – Marvell) (1936 ) 1:01:02 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra, ft Wilson (piano), Harry Carney (baritone sax), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Jonah Jones (trumpet) 22 My Old Flame (Coslow – Johnson) (1944) 1:04:19 Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra 23 They Can’t Take That Away from Me (Gershwin) (1937) 1:07:17 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra ft: Teddy Wilson (piano), Buster Bailey (clarinet) 24 St. Louis Blues (Handy) (1940) 1:10:18 Benny Carter and His Orchestra, ft: Benny Morton (trombone), Georgie Auld (tenor sax), Bill Coleman (trumpet) 25 Strange Fruit (Allan) (1939) 1:13:10 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra ft: Frank Newton (trumpet), Sonny White (piano)

    Biography

    Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning 26 years. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.

    She was a successful concert performer throughout the 1950s with two further sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall. Because of personal struggles and an altered voice, her final recordings were met with mixed reaction but were mild commercial successes. Her final album, Lady in Satin, was released in 1958. Holiday died of cirrhosis on July 17, 1959. She won four Grammy Awards, all of them posthumously, for Best Historical Album. She was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1973. Lady Sings the Blues, a film about her life, starring Diana Ross, was released in 1972.

    She is the primary character in the play (later made into a film) Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill; the role was originated by Reenie Upchurch in 1986 and was played by Audra McDonald on Broadway and in the film. In 2017 Holiday was inducted into the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

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