Billie Holiday

The Hits

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Record Label
New Continent

About this item

No one has ever sung or will ever sing like the late Billie Holiday (1925 - 1959). Although her vocal range was more limited than Sarah Vaughan or Ella Fitzgerald, Billie made her interpretations so expressive that even the tritest lyrics sounded almost profound.

This limited gatefold issue consists of her 14 greatest hits, among them her two studio versions of the poignant protest song "Strange Fruit", her unforgettable reading of "All of Me" with Lester Young on tenor saxophone, and her best recordings of her own compositions "Fine and Mellow", "God Bless The Child", "Lady Sings the Blues"(music by Herbie Nichols), and "Don't Explain.


1. Strange Fruit 
2. God Bless The Child 
3. Lover Man 
4. All Of Me 
5. Good Morning, Heatache 
6. Body And Soul 
7. Gloomy Sunday 
8. I'm A Fool To Want You 
9. I'll Be Seeing You 
10. Travlin' Light 
11. Don't Explain 
12. Lady Sings The Blues 
13. Fine And Mellow 
14. Strange Fruit

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