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Product details

  • Audio CD (23 Oct. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B00004Y32C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,349 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. That Ole Devil Called Love 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. No More 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Don't Explain (Single Version) 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I'll Look Around 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. My Sweet Hunk O' Trash [feat. Louis Armstrong] 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Blues Are Brewin' 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. What Is This Thing Called Love 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. My Man (Mon Homme) 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Loves You Porgy 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Big Stuff 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. There Is No Greater Love 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Good Morning Heartache 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Guilty 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. You Can't Lose A Broken Heart 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Crazy He Calls Me 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. This Is Heaven To Me 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Easy Living 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. God Bless The Child 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mykool on 13 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
These were recordings made for Decca in the 1940s. Sound quality is perfect, her voice immaculate, what could be wrong? Sadly, the arrangements were radio friendly commercial productions - fake sounding big band, horrid sugary strings, and worst of all a hideous backing choir like you might hear on a wartime Ovaltine advert - listen to the massacre of "God bless the child" and weep. So why 4 stars? Well, there are a couple of real jewels - "That ole devil called love" is a genuinely great pop production as is "Good Morning heartache". But I would recommend anyone buys this for "I love you Porgy" recorded at the same session as the aforementioned "God save the child" after the backing singers had gone. Billie, accompanied sensitively by her working trio with Bobby Tucker on piano, produces one of her greatest performances - understated and incredibly moving. This is one of the greatest vocal performances by anyone ever. Listen to this unadorned piece of true art and you'll understand why I mourn the overdramatic fake slush of the other accompaniments. In fact, this is a 5 star track. Miles Davis singled it out for praise and said he always got Billie to sing it whenever he saw her. "My man" gets similar trio treatment and both stand out a mile in this collection. Buy it and download the four or five great tracks onto your MP3 player and discard the rest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MISS N T PILISO on 14 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Gr8 price product communication and swift delivery
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By Andrew Bull on 27 Dec. 2014
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Classic Billie Holiday , just love her voice
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By Amazon Customer on 7 Dec. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
really pleased with my new cd
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Loppylugs on 11 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
Excellent CD, but the descriptive leaflet, with Billie's holiday's picture on the outside, has a description inside of 'Camel's' 'Breathless'!
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