New Billie Holiday collection for centenary anniversary

Legacy Recordings is celebrating the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday with ‘Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection’, a newly curated anthology of her finest recordings.

Legacy Recordings is celebrating the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday by releasing ‘Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection’, a newly curated anthology showcasing twenty of Lady Day’s finest recordings.

Billie Holiday is regarded as one of the most influential voices of the 20th Century, possessing a unique personal vocal style that had the ability to evoke emotions in the listener with a deep connection to blues. Born Eleanora Fagan on April 7th 1915 she became affectionately known as Lady Day and continues to make an impact on jazz and soul music today. Several tribute albums have already been released by some of the best contemporary jazz singers including José James and Cassandra Wilson. Pop star Rebecca Ferguson has also recorded a tribute called 'Lady Sings The Blues' and is set to perform at this year's Love Supreme Festival on Saturday 4th July.

'The Centennial Collection' represents recordings during the height of her career, from 1935-1945 with some of her most successful and beloved singles and is released March 31st.
 
Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection

1. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra & Billie Holiday - What A Little Moonlight Can Do
2. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra & Billie Holiday - These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
3. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - Summertime
4. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - Billie's Blues
5. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
6. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra & Billie Holiday - Why Was I Born?
7. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra & Billie Holiday - I Must Have That Man
8. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra & Billie Holiday - I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
9. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra & Billie Holiday - Mean To Me
10. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - When A Women Loves A Man
11. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - You Go to My Head
12. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - The Very Thought Of You
13. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - I Can't Get Started
14. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - Them There Eyes
15. Billie Holiday accompanied by Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra - All of Me
16. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - God Bless The Child
17. Billie Holiday accompanied by Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra - Gloomy Sunday
18. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - Strange Fruit
19. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - Fine and Mellow
20. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)

 

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