Billie Holiday

Lady Sings The Blues

Image of Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues
Record Label
Groove Replica

About this item

"Lady Sings the Blues, I understand, was a rather stormy session in its first eight tracks; but to a listener who wasn't there, it comes through as a characteristic, satisfyingly troubling, indelible Billie monologue. Tempos are generally slow with some walking-medium. No other singer now in jazz gets so fully into the bloodstream as Billie still does...Billie still has the best vocal game in town when she's playing for keeps. Note, for example, the remarkably effective, understated "I Thought About You" on which Billie is backed only by Bobby Tucker." - Nat Hentoff


Trav'lin' Light
I Must Have That Man!
Some Other Spring
Lady Sings The Blues
Strange Fruit
God Bless The Child
Good Morning, Heartache
No Good Man
Love Me Or Leave Me
Too Marvelous For Words
Willow Weep For Me
I Thought About You
P.S. I Love You

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