Billie Holiday Jazz at the Philharmonic The Billie Holiday Story vol 1 1945 to 1958

Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Billie Holiday Story vol 1 is a collection of live recordings by Billie Holiday.

Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic was originally issued in 1954 collecting together eight songs from 1945 and 1946. Since then it has been massively extended to include 30 tracks going all the way through to 1958.

Billie Holiday Jazz at the Philharmonic The Billie Holiday Story vol 1

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Songs On Billie Holiday Jazz at the Philharmonic The Billie Holiday Story vol 1

These songs were collected from:

Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles/1945 tracks 1, 2
Carnegie Hall, New York City tracks 3 to 9
Shrine Auditorium 1946 tracks 10, 11
Carnegie Hall, New York City 1947 tracks 12 to 17
Newport Jazz Festival 1957 tracks 18 to 27
Seven Ages Of Jazz Festival 1958 tracks 28 to 30

  1. Body And Soul – 3:33
  2. Strange Fruit – 2:51
  3. I Cried For You – 2:17
  4. Fine And Mellow – 3:50
  5. He’s Funny That Way – 3:22
  6. The Man I Love – 3:03
  7. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You? – 2:19
  8. All Of Me – 1:55
  9. Billie’s Blues – 3:39
  10. Trav’lin’ Light – 3:28
  11. He’s Funny That Way – 2:56
  12. Norman Granz Announcement – 0:09
  13. You Better Go Now – 2:55
  14. You’re Driving Me Crazy – 1:29
  15. There Is No Greater Love – 2:34
  16. I Cover The Waterfront – 2:58
  17. Norman Granz Announcement Of Billie Holiday And Intermission – 0:28
  18. Willis Conover Announcement – 0:53
  19. Johnny Mercer Announcement – 0:41
  20. Fanfare From Oh, Lady Be Good – 0:10
  21. Nice Work If You Can Get It – 2:38
  22. Willow Weep For Me – 3:08
  23. My Man – 3:29
  24. Lover, Come Back To Me – 2:06
  25. Lady Sings The Blues – 2:59
  26. What A Little Moonlight Can Do – 2:53
  27. Fanfare From Oh, Lady Be Good With Conover Announcement – 0:22
  28. Leonard Feather Announcement – 0:46
  29. I Wished On The Moon – 2:43
  30. Lover Man – 3:01

A like like this means that sound quality and backing bans change regularly which reduce the natural flow of a live album. However I take the view that I’m grateful for the opportunity to hear any live recordings of Billie Holiday.

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