The Ultimate Collection
I chose to buy this by simply browsing female blues singers, this album at it's low price with around 60 tracks seemed like a good risk. If I didn't like it, it wouldn't cost me much to find that out.
Billies skilled voice and unique singing style are reminders of a time when music was treated in a different manner. The easy style of the 1950s sound makes a very pleasant change from the overbearing guitar and drum sounds to which we are accustomed.
I was surprised by the number of these lovely recordings I recognised from other places, tracks used in assorted films, some fairly recent, I haven't a clue if Billie performed these first or others did them earlier, either way I like this music very much.