The Best of Billie Holiday Jazz with Sheet Music
00:00 Riffin’ The Scotch (1934) 02:29 Twenty Four Hours A Day (1935) 05:28 If You Were Mine (1935) 08:36 You Let Me Down (1935) 11:26 These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (1936) 14:42 No Regrets (1936) 17:17 Summertime (1936) 20:09 A Fine Romance (1936)
23:00 The Way You Look Tonight (1936) 25:58 Who Loves You (1936) 29:10 That’s Life I Guess (1936) 32:17 I Can’t Give You Anything but Love (1936) 35:42 Pennies from Heaven (1936) 38:56 I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (1937) 41:48 Carelessly (1937)
44:54 How Could You? (1937) 47:21 Moanin’ Low (1937) 50:22 Mean To Me (1937) 53:27 Easy Living (1937) 56:25 Yours and Mine (1937) 59:38 Me, Myself And I (1937) 01:02:12 A Sailboat in the Moonlight (1937) 01:04:59 Getting Some Fun Out Of Life (1937)
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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.