The Hits - Billie Holiday - Musik - NEW CONTINENT - 8436569194584 - 30/8-2019

The Hits

Billie Holiday

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The Hits

Contained here are some of the most important recordings by the great Billie Holiday (1915-1959), considered by many to be the best jazz singer of all time. This set's first CD compiles a selection of Billie's incredible ballad performances, while the second is devoted to her medium and up-tempo numbers. CD3 features the singer's studio versions of her own compositions. Four songs from a series of sessions presenting Billie backed by Ben Webster and Harry "Sweets" Edison (also represented on the first two discs) have been added as a bonus.


On all tracks, plus:

Collective personnel: Harry "Sweets" Edison, Charlie Shavers, Roy Eldridge (tp),

Ben Webster, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins (ts), Willie Smith, Benny Carter (as),

Tony Scott (cl), Teddy Wilson, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly (p), Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessel (g),

Red Mitchell, Ray Brown (b), Chico Hamilton, Alvin Stoller (d).

Orchestras conducted by Ray Ellis, Toots Camarata & Sy Oliver, among others.

Recorded in Los Angeles & New York between 1939 & 1959.



Media Music     CD   (Compact Disc)
Number of units × 3
Edition Limited edition
Specielt cover Digipak
Released 30/8-2019
EAN/UPC 8436569194584
Cat. no. 648062
Genre Jazz
Dimensions 125 × 142 × 10 mm
Weight 324 g
Antal tracks 60