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The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 1 (1933-1935)


Download links and information about The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 1 (1933-1935) by Billie Holiday. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 46:54 minutes.

Artist: Billie Holiday
Release date: 1987
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 46:54
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No. Title Length
1. Your Mother's Son-In-Law 2:43
2. Riffin' the Scotch 2:33
3. I Wished On the Moon (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:05
4. What a Little Moonlight Can Do 2:58
5. Miss Brown to You (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:00
6. A Sunbonnet Blue (And a Yellow Straw Hat) (featuring Teddy Wilson) 2:49
7. What a Night, What a Moon, What a Girl 2:56
8. I'm Painting the Town Red 2:59
9. It's Too Hot for Words 2:46
10. Twenty-Four Hours a Day (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:00
11. Yankee Doodle Never Went to Town (featuring Teddy Wilson) 2:44
12. Eeny Meeny Meiny Mo (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:12
13. If You Were Mine (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:11
14. These 'N' That 'N' Those 3:12
15. You Let Me Down 2:52
16. Spreadin' Rhythm Around 2:54



After years of reissuing Billie Holiday's recordings in piecemeal fashion, Columbia finally got it right with this nine-CD Quintessential series. All of Lady Day's 1933-1942 studio recordings (although without the alternate takes) receive the treatment they deserve in this program. Vol. 1 has Holiday's first two tentative performances from 1933 along with her initial recordings with Teddy Wilson's all-star bands. High points include "I Wished on the Moon," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Miss Brown to You," and "Twenty-Four Hours a Day."