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The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 2


Download links and information about The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 2 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 47:46 minutes.

Artist: Billie Holiday
Release date: 1987
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 47:46
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No. Title Length
1. Life Begins When You're In Love (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:01
2. It's Like Reaching for the Moon (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:18
3. These Foolish Things (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:16
4. I Cried for You 3:10
5. Guess Who (featuring Teddy Wilson, Rita Moss) 3:07
6. Did I Remember? (featuring Her Orchestra) 2:49
7. No Regrets (featuring Her Orchestra) 2:35
8. Summertime (featuring Her Orchestra) 2:52
9. Billie's Blues (featuring Her Orchestra) 2:37
10. A Fine Romance (featuring Her Orchestra) 2:49
11. I Can't Pretend (featuring Her Orchestra) 3:03
12. One, Two, Button Your Shoe (featuring Her Orchestra) 2:47
13. Lets Call a Heart a Heart (featuring Her Orchestra) 3:00
14. Easy to Love (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:09
15. With Thee I Swing (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:14
16. The Way You Look Tonight (featuring Teddy Wilson) 2:59



The second of nine volumes in this essential series (all are highly recommended) continues the complete reissue of Billie Holiday's early recordings (although the alternate takes are bypassed). This set is highlighted by "I Cried for You" (which has a classic alto solo from Johnny Hodges), "Billie's Blues" (from Holiday's first session as a leader), "A Fine Romance," and "Easy to Love." Holiday's backup crew includes such greats as pianist Teddy Wilson, baritonist Harry Carney, trumpeters Jonah Jones and Bunny Berigan, and clarinetist Artie Shaw. There's lots of great small-group swing.