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Masterpieces 6 - Jazz Archives

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Volume 6 of the Masterpieces series brings together Billie Holiday’s recordings from between 1935 and 1940, most of them with her trusty pianist Teddy Wilson. At the time, Lady Day who was beginning to gain popularity, was not yet the superstar she would later become but her genius was already starting to show in these moving archives. In standards such as These Foolish Things, Night & Day and Summertime, her unique timbre already carries her inner ills and great maturity. And the way she improvises to convey her emotions is totally revolutionary. A highlight of this album is Strange Fruits, which would later become one of the flagship songs of her repertoire, “strange fruits” symbolizing the bodies of black people hanging from trees in an America plagued by racism and segregation. Utterly moving. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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Billie Holiday

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What a little moonlight can do
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Woods Hosea, Composer, Writer

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These foolish things
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Jack Strachey, Composer - Holt Marvell, Writer

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Summertime
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Billie Holiday, Performer - George Gershwin, Composer - Heyward DuBose, Writer

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Billies's blues
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Billie Holiday, Composer, Writer

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Let's call a heart a heart
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Arthur Johnston, Composer - Johnny Burke, Writer

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I've got my love to keep me warm
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Irving Berlin, Composer, Writer

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This year's kisses
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Irving Berlin, Composer, Writer

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I must have that man
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Jimmy Mc Hugh, Composer - Dorothy Fields, Writer

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The mood that i am in
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Silver Adner, Composer - Jimmy Sherman, Writer

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10
They can't take that away from me
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Billie Holiday, Performer - George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Writer

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I'll get by
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Roy Turk, Composer - Ahlert Fred E, Writer

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12
Mean to me
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Ahlert Fred E, Composer - Roy Turk, Writer

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13
He's funny that way
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Billie Holiday, Performer - George Whiting, Composer - Neil Moret, Writer

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14
My man
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Maurice Yvain, Composer - Channing Pollock, Writer

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Strange fruit
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Lewis Allan, Composer - Josh White, Writer

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Fine and mellow
00:03:12

Billie Holiday, Performer - Billie Holiday, Composer, Writer

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Long gone blues
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Trixie Smith, Composer - Billie Holiday, Writer

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18
Them there eyes
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Maceo Pinkard, Composer - William Tracey, Writer

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Night and day
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Cole Porter, Composer, Writer

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20
The man i love
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Billie Holiday, Performer - George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Writer

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21
God bless the child
00:02:56

Billie Holiday, Performer - Herzog Arthur Jr, Composer - Billie Holiday, Writer

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I cover the waterfront
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Billie Holiday, Performer - Green John W, Composer - Edward Heyman, Writer

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Album Description

Volume 6 of the Masterpieces series brings together Billie Holiday’s recordings from between 1935 and 1940, most of them with her trusty pianist Teddy Wilson. At the time, Lady Day who was beginning to gain popularity, was not yet the superstar she would later become but her genius was already starting to show in these moving archives. In standards such as These Foolish Things, Night & Day and Summertime, her unique timbre already carries her inner ills and great maturity. And the way she improvises to convey her emotions is totally revolutionary. A highlight of this album is Strange Fruits, which would later become one of the flagship songs of her repertoire, “strange fruits” symbolizing the bodies of black people hanging from trees in an America plagued by racism and segregation. Utterly moving. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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