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The Essential Billie Holiday [Box set]

Billie Holiday Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Sep 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • ASIN: B000077JRZ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,071 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (19/11/36) (New York 19/11/1936)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be){4/10/1944} (4/10/1944)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Back In Your Own Back Yard (12/01/1938) (New York 12/1/1938)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 2:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Your Mother's Son-In-Law (27/11/1933) (New York 27/11/1933)Billie Holiday with Bennie Goodman and his Orchestra 2:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Miss Brown To You (2/07/1935) (New York 2/7/1935)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. On The Sunny Side Of The StreetBillie Holiday 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Love My Man (Metropolitan Opera House 1944) (Metropolitan Opera House 1944)Billie Holiday With The All Star Jam Band 4:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Wished On The Moon (2/7/1935) (2/7/1935)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Twenty Four Hours A Day (25/11/1935) (25/11/1935)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. What A Little Moonlight Can Do (2/7/1938) (New York 2/7/1938)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. No More (4/11/1944) (New York 4/11/1944)Billie Holiday with Toots Camarata and His Orchestra 2:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. He's Funny That Way (8/4/1944) (New York 8/4/1944)Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood and his Sextet 3:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Nice Work If You Can Get It (1/11/1937) (1/11/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. My Man (1/11/1937) (1/11/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Lover Come Back To Me (8/4/1944) (8/4/1944)Billie Holiday With Eddie Heywood And His Trio 3:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. I Must Have That Man (25/1/1937) (New York 25/1/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 2:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Easy Living (1/6/1937) (New York 1/6/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. All Of Me (21/3/1941) (21/3/1941)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. You Go To My Head (11/5/1938) (New York 11/5/1938)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 2:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Strange Fruit (20/4/1938) (New York 20/4/1938)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. God Bless The Child (9/5/1941) (9/5/1941)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. I'll Get By (Metropolitan Opera House 1944) (Metropolitan Opera House 1944)Billie Holiday With The All Star Jam Band 1:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Them There Eyes (5/7/1939) (New York 5/7/1939)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Some Other Spring (5/7/1939) (New York 5/7/1939)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 3:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. These Foolish Things (2/6/1936) (2/6/1936)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Don't Explain (14/8/1945) (14/8/1945)Billie Holiday with Bob Haggart & His Orchestra 3:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. YesterdaysBillie Holiday 3:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Any Old TimeBillie Holiday 3:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. I Gotta Right To Sing The BluesBillie Holiday 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. (This Is) My Last Affair {25/1/1937} (25/1/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Moanin' Low (8/11/1944) (New York 8/11/1944)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. That Ole Devil Called Love (8/4/1944) (New York 8/4/1944)Billie Holiday with Toots Camarata and His Orchestra 2:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. I Cried For You (30/6/1936) (30/6/1936)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. The Way You Look Tonight (21/10/1936 (21/10/1936)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Pennies From Heaven (19/11/1936) (19/11/1936)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen36. I Cover The Waterfront (7/8/1941) (7/8/1941)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen37. A Sailboat In The Moonlight (15/6/1937) (15/6/1937)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 2:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Long Gone Blues (21/3/1939) (New York 21/3/1939)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen39. This Year's Kisses (25/1/1937) (25/1/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Carelessly (31/3/1937) (31/3/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen41. They Can't Take That Away From Me (Savoy Ballroom 30/6/1937) (Savoy Ballroom 30/6/1937)Billie Holiday with Count Basie & His Orchestra 3:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen42. The Man I LoveBillie Holiday 3:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Fine And Mellow (20/4/1939) (New York 20/4/1939)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 3:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen44. The Mood That I'm In (18/2/1937) (18/2/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Mean To Me (11/5/1937) (11/5/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen46. I Can't Get StartedBillie Holiday 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Ghost Of Yesterday (29/2/1940) (New York 29/2/1940)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 2:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Swing Brother Swing (Savoy Ballroom 30/6/1937) (Savoy Ballroom 30/6/1937)Billie Holiday with Count Basie & His Orchestra 1:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Did I Remember? (10/7/1936) (New York 10/7/1936)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 2:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen50. I'll Never Be the Same (1/7/1937) (New York 1/7/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen51. I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (23/6/1938) (23/06/1938)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 2:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen52. No Regrets (10/7/1936) (10/07/1936)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 2:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen53. A Fine Romance (19/11/1936) (19/11/1936)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 2:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Who Loves You? (25/11/1936) (25/11/1936)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen55. I'll Get By (Alternate Take){11/5/1937} (Alternate Take - New York 11/5/1937)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra feat. Lester Young and Johnny Hodges 3:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Trav'lin' LightBillie Holiday 3:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen57. SolitudeBillie Holiday 3:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen58. I've Got My Love To Keep You Warm (12/1/1937) (12/01/1937)Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 3:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen59. Good Morning Heartache (22/1/1946) (22/01/1946)Billie Holiday with Bill Stegmeyer and his Orchestra 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen60. These 'n' That 'n' Those (3/12/1936) (New York 3/12/1936)Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 3:200.79  Buy MP3 


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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange Fruit...the greatest song ever 2 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
I love Billie Holiday and have for a long time.

Her voice haunts my soul every time I hear it, it reminds me of the first time I heard it in a cafe in Soho London, time seem to stand still as she sang "Strange Fruit".

This box set is a perfect start to her music and you can see the all other music from jazz to hip hop flowing through it, if you have never heard her sing then I plead with you to buy this boxset and start a journey that will take you to new highs.

A good start to female jazz vocals and from the queen herself.
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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawlessly timeless music 1 Jun 2009
By Dismal Angel TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
These days albums like this get overlooked; the modern generation don't even care to wonder "who is Billie Holiday?" as they clamour for the newest releases by Lady GaGa, Beyonce, and Britney Spears, practically squealing for anything with a (albeit annoying) beat and a catchy tagline rather than any music with real meaning, class or soul.

Those who know Billie's work, this album is definately THE essential (although definately not completed) collection of some her most profound and earliest works. For those who do not know the music of the legendary "Lady Day", it is worth knowing that the measley few pounds this album will cost would be well spent for your musical education.

Billie Holiday struggled through more hardships than any woman should ever have to face in her tragically short life. Depression, drugs, alcoholism, rape, questionable paternity, poverty, prostitution, spousal abuse, and finally a very early death at the young age of 44.

It has always felt that perhaps it is due to all these things, that her voice carried with such resonance, and why the lyrics can carve a way into you right down to the bone. With every tiny warble, with every sweet high note, with every soft low rasp, Billie Holiday takes you on a powerfully emotional journey with her. Although much of the songs in this collectin are slightly soft, sad and bluesy, there are several up-beat tracks to tap your toes to, and bring a little whimsical smile to your lips. She will teach you what love is, what heartache is, what happiness and joy are, and most importantly, teach you that the life of a woman was just as complicated then as it is now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Songs, Great Voice, Great Value 7 Mar 2012
By wolf VINE VOICE
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This collection of 3 CDs of Bille Holiday's work is fantastic value.

All the songs come from the 1930s and 1940s. Perhaps not as well known as her later period (where her albums were recorded), this period captures Holiday at the height of her powers and with the songs that made her famous. For me, it is also her most interesting period - fresh, zesty, smoky and powerful. It is easy to see why she was a hit.

The collection covers almost all the recordings from this period that you might want: from the classic and defining 'Strange Fruit', through jazz standards and popular tunes of the day ('On the Sunnyside of the Street', 'My Last Affair' and 'Pennies From Heaven') and classic songs from Fred Astair movies ('The Way You Look Tonight', 'A Fine Romance' and Gershwin's 'They Can't Take that Away From Me'). What it does lack is her brilliant rendition of 'Gloomy Sunday'. That's a shame, but given the ridiculously reasonable price, one that it is easy to overlook.

Thoroughly recommended.
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60 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lady Sings The Blues 24 Mar 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Billie Holiday is simply one of the best jazz singers of the day, and remains a legend today in spite of having recieved no technical training. Her inimitable voice produces an acute and dramaticly intense sound. It is hard to imagine that this is the same women who had to be dragged physically to her first recording session, due to an attack of nerves. 'Strange Fruit' is perhaps the most famous song in this collection, written about the racist lynchings in the American South that were still very much a reality when she sang it. Her voice cuts angrily through the song with an anguish which feels very potently real. There are also tenderer moments, Holiday's love songs are some of the most moving you'll ever hear 'The man I love' and and 'I can't give you anything but love' are keynotes, but all the tracks on this box set have much to recommend them. This is music with real feeling, beautifully expressed and sung wonderfully well by a woman in her artistic prime.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what music supposed to be 23 Jun 2004
By Onur
Format:Audio CD
It's so sad that there's nothing like this is being produced anymore. The music is what MUSIC supposed to be: powerful, soulful, joyful, relaxing, entertaining, pleasuring...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery 14 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Just right, fantastic vocals and what a way to chill out, they knew how to do make mood music in the 40s
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5.0 out of 5 stars Billie Holiday 20 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although I have many Billie Holiday albums there are a lot of tracks and takes on here that I haven't heard before so delighted to add this to my collection.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely album 31 May 2010
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I really love this album, so many great tracks and a great place to start if you're looking for an introduction to Lady Day's music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
Excellent product, it is very good and deserves the five star rating. This product is exactly what I expecting and I would recommend this to anyone who is considering buying it.
Published 2 months ago by angela mckeon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
These songs are beautiful and priceless. She had such a distinctive voice. Her timing is remarkable and the quality of the CD is superb.
Published 2 months ago by Julia Frances Morris
4.0 out of 5 stars fab for any time of day
would recommend anyone to have this cd, as it is easy listening any time of the day, very good value.
Published 5 months ago by gillian Tarbet
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Billie Holiday must have
Gr8 introduction to a truly great jazz singer All the classics on 3CD,s A good way to collect songs by my favourate artist Good production quality too
Published 5 months ago by miss maureen sellar
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
As always perfectly satisfied with the service and the cd! I am never disappointed when I use Amazon and recommend them to everyone
Published 10 months ago by kate mcintosh
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting Lady
If you like Billie Holiday then this is a good choice, it is high up on my playlist, I would recommend this to any one has never listened to Billie before.
Published 13 months ago by hedgehog
4.0 out of 5 stars For fans old and new
If you like Billie Holliday, as I do, then this is a good collection of many of her best known songs. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. P. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Generous
This is a generous package, with a wide range of songs reaching into the swing years. A comprehensive, valuable introduction.
Published 13 months ago by dafydd faenor edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!
A great party CD and one for single listening too. Billie Holiday's amazing voice reaches many as it reaches one- never fails to cheer me up!
Published 20 months ago by Coco
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb album
Really amazing value for money and a superb collection of Billie Holiday's best work. I would highly recommend purchasing this item while it is available.
Published 21 months ago by Blossom
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