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Billie Holiday: Standards (Great Songs/Great Performances)


Download links and information about Billie Holiday: Standards (Great Songs/Great Performances) by Billie Holiday. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 28:01 minutes.

Artist: Billie Holiday
Release date: 2010
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 8
Duration: 28:01
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No. Title Length
1. I'll Be Seeing You 3:30
2. I Loves You Porgy (Single Version) 2:54
3. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) 3:36
4. Blue Moon 3:28
5. I Thought About You 2:46
6. Come Rain or Come Shine 4:21
7. It Had to Be You 4:02
8. All the Way (featuring Ray Ellis And His Orchestra, Ray Ellis) 3:24



A brief, half-hour look at Billie Holiday's incomparable way with a classic song, Standards: Great Songs/Great Performances is arranged chronologically, beginning with her 1944 take on "I'll Be Seeing You," the great WWII chestnut, and progressing all the way to 1959's "All the Way," a string-laden ballad from her last year of life. Billie Holiday transformed nearly every shopworn standard she strayed across, and the compilers chose wisely (but briefly) in concentrating on tender balladry that never quite descends into torch song territory. Aside from the first two songs, all come from her Verve years in the '50s, when her voice was drying up but her interpretive powers peaked, and it's readily audible in every line. Buyers won't find any notes or recording information (at least the composers were included), but such information is readily available elsewhere.