The Best of Billie Holiday (2) Jazz with Sheet Music
00:00 Me, Myself And I (1937) (Irving Gordon, Allan Roberts, Alvin S. Kaufman) 02:33 Nice Work If You Can Get It (1937) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) 05:39 Summertime (1936) (George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) 08:31 A Fine Romance (1936) (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) 11:21 Moanin’ Low (1937) (Ralph Rainger, Howard Dietz) 14:22 God Bless The Child (1941) (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) 17:16 My Man (1938) (Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) 20:15 Easy Living (1937) (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin)
23:16 That’s Life I Guess (1936) (Peter DeRose, Sam M. Lewis) 26:23 Billie’s Blues aka I Love My Man (1936) (Billie Holiday) 29:00 These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) (1936) (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey) 32:16 Pennies From Heaven (1937) (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke) 35:20 I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (1937) (Irving Berlin) 38:24 They Can’t Take That Away From Me (1937) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) 41:24 Don’t Explain (1944) (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) 44:43 I’m A Fool To Want You (1958) (Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf, and Joel Herron) 48:04 I’ll Be Around (1958) (Alec Wilder) 51:24 It’s Easy to Remember (1958) (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) 55:21 Glad to Be Unhappy (1958) (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) 59:26 For All We Know (1958) (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)
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.
Jazz Sheet Music download from our Library.
- Libertango (Piano Solo) – Astor Piazzola
- Out of Africa – music by John Barry (piano solo)
- Oblivion (Astor Piazzolla) by Nadja Kossinskaja, guitar (with sheet music)
- Milonga del Angel by Astor Piazzolla (arr. piano solo)
- Oblivion (A. Piazzolla) Two pianos – pianists Argerich and Hubert
- Bill Evans, american jazz pianist and composer (1929-1980)