The Billie Holiday Collection: 1935-42

The Billie Holiday Collection: 1935-42

by Billie HolidayBillie Holiday


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One of the more blues-influenced singers from the golden age of jazz singers, Billie Holiday, by altering her phrasing, dropping it in behind the beat, and then slipping into a harmony melody (she always said she tried to sing like a horn, which explains, perhaps, why her tracks with saxophonist Lester Young are among her best), managed to breathe fresh life into all manner of jazz standards. This four-disc, 100-track set covers the first seven years of her recording career (from 1935 to 1942), years that formed a platform for her commercial success later in the decade, and features her with the Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw bands.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
Label: Mvd (Generic)
UPC: 0824046704926
catalogNumber: 7049


Disc 1

  1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
  2. Miss Brown To You
  3. I'm Painting the Town Red
  4. Eeny Meeny Miney Mo
  5. These 'n' That 'n' Those
  6. You Let Me Down
  7. These Foolish Things
  8. I Cried For You
  9. Did I Remember?
  10. No Regrets
  11. Summertime
  12. Billie's Blues
  13. A Fine Romance
  14. I Can't Pretend
  15. One, Two, Button Your Shoe
  16. Easy To Love
  17. With Thee I Swing
  18. The Way You Look Tonight
  19. Who Loves You
  20. Pennies From Heaven
  21. That's Life I Guess
  22. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  23. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  24. If My Heart Could Only Talk
  25. This Year's Kisses

Disc 2

  1. Why Was I Born?
  2. I Must Have That Man
  3. Sentimental And Melancholy
  4. (This Is) My Last Affair
  5. Carelessly
  6. How Could You?
  7. Moanin' Low
  8. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
  9. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  10. I Don't Know If I'm Comin' Or Goin'
  11. Yours And Mine
  12. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
  13. Mean To Me
  14. Foolin' Myself
  15. I'll Never Be The Same
  16. Me, Myself And I
  17. A Sailboat In The Moonlight
  18. Without Your Love
  19. Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
  20. Who Wants Love?
  21. Travelin' All Alone
  22. He's Funny That Way
  23. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  24. My Man
  25. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

Disc 3

  1. When You're Smiling
  2. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
  3. If Dreams Come True
  4. On The Sentimental Side
  5. Back In Your Own Back Yard
  6. When A Woman Loves A Man
  7. You Go To My Head
  8. If I Were You
  9. Having Myself A Time
  10. I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key)
  11. Any Old Time
  12. The Very Thought Of You
  13. I Can't Get Started
  14. I've Got A Date With A Dream
  15. What Shall I Say?
  16. It's Easy To Blame The Weather
  17. More Than You Know
  18. Sugar
  19. Long Gone Blues
  20. Strange Fruit
  21. Yesterdays
  22. Fine And Mellow
  23. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
  24. Night And Day
  25. The Man I Love

Disc 4

  1. You're A Lucky Guy
  2. Ghost Of Yesterday
  3. Body And Soul
  4. Falling In Love Again
  5. Laughing At Life
  6. Time On My Hands
  7. I'm All For You
  8. I Hear Music
  9. The Same Old Story
  10. Practice Makes Perfect
  11. St. Louis Blues
  12. Loveless Love
  13. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
  14. Georgia On My Mind
  15. I'm In A Low Down Groove
  16. God Bless The Child
  17. Am I Blue?
  18. Solitude
  19. I Cover the Waterfront
  20. Love Me Or Leave Me
  21. Gloomy Sunday
  22. Wherever You Are
  23. Mandy Is Two
  24. It's a Sin To Tell A Lie
  25. Travelin' Light

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Holiday   Primary Artist,Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Danny Barker   Guitar
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Casey   Guitar
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Eddie Heywood   Piano
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
Jonah Jones   Trumpet
John Kirby   Bass
Gene Krupa   Drums
Artie Shaw   Clarinet
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Claude Thornhill   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lester Young   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Eddie Barefield   Alto Saxophone
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Cozy Cole   Drums,Spoken Word
Irving Fazola   Clarinet
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Benny Morton   Trombone
Vido Musso   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Pastor   Violin,Tenor Saxophone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Edgar Sampson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Joe Thomas   Tenor Saxophone
Don Redman   Alto Saxophone
Willie Rodriguez   Drums
Buddy Weed   Piano
Alvy West   Reeds
Ken Kersey   Piano
Walter Page   Bass
George Arus   Trombone
Georgie Auld   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Avola   Guitar
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
John Best   Trumpet
Lester Boone   Alto Saxophone
Bill Bowen   Alto Saxophone
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Burness   Piano
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Paul Chapman   Guitar
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Collins   Guitar
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Eddie Dougherty   Drums
Gene Fields   Guitar
Hank Freeman   Alto Saxophone
Carl Frye   Alto Saxophone
Hall   Bass
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Hart   Piano
J.C. Heard   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Ronnie Perry   Tenor Saxophone
Yank Porter   Drums
Jimmy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Cecil Scott   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kermit Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Artie Shapiro   Bass
Alphonse Steele   Drums
Ted Sturgis   Bass
Eddie Tompkins   Trumpet
John Trueheart   Guitar
Ted Vesely   Trombone
Jack Washington   Alto Saxophone
Sid Weiss   Bass
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Sonny White   Piano
John Williams [double bass]   Bass
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Larry Neill   Trumpet
Tom Macey   Clarinet
Bernard Anderson   Trumpet
Dan d'Andrea   Reeds
Joe Eldridge   Alto Saxophone
Leslie Johnakins   Alto Saxophone
Chuck Peterson   Trumpet
Prince Robinson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Grachan Moncur   Bass
Monty Kelly   Trumpet
Skip Layton   Trombone
Pete Peterson   Bass
Jimmy McLin   Guitar
Ernie Powell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Payne   Tenor Saxophone
Hal West   Drums
Lennie Hartman   Reeds
"Countess" Margaret "Queenie" Johnson   Piano
Dick Clark   Trumpet
Don Waddilove   Trumpet
James Sherman   Piano
Wilson Meyers   Bass
Earl Warren   Alto Saxophone
Mike Pingitore   Guitar
Frank Newton   Trumpet
Irving Randolph   Trumpet
Herbert Cowens   Drums
Harry Robers   Trombone
Kenneth Hollen   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Franz Waxman   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Ray Noble   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Abe Lyman   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Ernest Gold   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Nick Kenny   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Albert Willemetz   Composer
Kurt Elling   Composer
Peter Gamble   Liner Notes
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Fulton McGrath   Composer
Carmen Lombardo   Composer
Terry Shand   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Jacques Charles   Composer
Grant Clarke   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Dave Dreyer   Composer
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Frederick Hollander   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Peter Tinturin   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Maurice Yvain   Composer
Sammy Lerner   Composer
Billy Mayhew   Composer
Rezsö Seress   Composer
Walter Samuels   Composer
Fred Stryker   Composer
Irene Wilson   Composer
Edna Alexander   Composer
Jerry Bresler   Composer
Charles Cornell   Composer
Norman Ellis   Composer
Bob Emmerich   Composer
Edgar Fairchild   Composer
Lupin Fein   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
James Mundy   Composer
Charles Newman   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
Alex Hyde   Composer
Joe Burke   Composer
Dorothy Heyward   Composer
Don Roberts   Composer
Basil Adlam   Composer
Buddy Bernier   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Alvin Kaufman   Composer
Haven Johnson   Composer
Michael Field   Composer
Newt Oliphant   Composer
Lewis Allan   Composer
Johnny Lange   Composer
Lee Wainer   Composer
Milton Pascal   Composer
Roy Ingraham   Composer
John Green   Composer
Samuel Lewis   Composer
Roy Jordan   Composer
Jimmy Monaco   Composer
Charles Kenny   Composer
Sam Stept   Composer
John Loeb   Composer
Laszlo Javor   Composer
Jimmy Eaton   Composer
Edward Breuder   Composer
Lena Wynn   Composer
Robert Todd   Composer
Paul Rusincky   Composer

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