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First Issue: The Great American Songbook


Download links and information about First Issue: The Great American Songbook by Billie Holiday. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 34 tracks with total duration of 02:17:29 minutes.

Artist: Billie Holiday
Release date: 1994
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 34
Duration: 02:17:29
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No. Title Length
1. Blue Moon (1952 Version) 3:32
2. Nice Work If You Can Get It (1955 Version) 3:50
3. Yesterdays (1952 Version) 2:52
4. Easy to Love 3:03
5. Prelude to a Kiss (1955 Version) 5:34
6. Day In, Day Out 6:50
7. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm 3:59
8. Embraceable You (1957 Version) 6:50
9. Love Is Here to Stay 3:44
10. Too Marvelous for Words 2:14
11. Cheek to Cheek 3:38
12. Come Rain or Come Shine (1955 Version) 4:25
13. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 3:26
14. I Thought About You 2:48
15. A Fine Romance 3:36
16. P.S. I Love You (1954 Version) 3:38
17. Always 3:56
18. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (1956 Version) 5:00
19. I Get a Kick Out of You 5:39
20. Say It Isn't So (1955 Version) 3:15
21. How Deep Is the Ocean? 2:57
22. Trav'lin' Light 3:07
23. Remember 2:34
24. Stormy Weather (1952 Version) 3:41
25. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) [1957 Stereo Version] 5:39
26. But Not for Me 3:48
27. Solitude (1952 Version) 3:29
28. I Gotta a Right to Sing the Blues 5:51
29. Just One of Those Things (1957 Stereo Version) 5:31
30. Love for Sale 2:56
31. A Foggy Day 4:39
32. All of You (1959 Stereo Version) (featuring Ray Ellis And His Orchestra, Ray Ellis) 2:30
33. Sophisticated Lady 4:48
34. They Can't Take That Away from Me 4:10



For this double-disc set commemorating her American postage stamp (and patterned after Ella Fitzgerald's Songbook series), Verve compiled two discs of Billie Holiday covering the best of American popular song, from Ellington to Gershwin to Berlin to Porter and others. Though most of the material comes from the late '50s, when Holiday's voice was often in poor shape, her versions never fail to stir the heart — often because her voice was in such bad repair. All of the tracks are familiar standards, including light-hearted songs like "A Fine Romance," "Embraceable You," "Prelude to a Kiss," and "I Get a Kick Out of You," as well as darker fare like "But Not for Me," "Stormy Weather," "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)," and "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues."