Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child
16th Mar 2018

• A dozen songs from the iconic jazz musician and singer Billie Holiday

• Hits include God Bless The Child, Everything Happens To Me, Ain’t Nobody’s Business and others

• This collection of music by Billie Holiday is a must for any serious music collector

Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills, which made up for her limited range and lack of formal music education. There were other jazz singers with comparable talent, but Holiday had a unique vocal style that captured the attention of her audience.

Her notorious private life -- a series of abusive relationships, substance addictions, and periods of depression -- undoubtedly assisted her legendary status, but Holiday's best performances ("Lover Man," "Don't Explain," "Strange Fruit," her own composition "God Bless the Child") remain among the most sensitive and accomplished vocal performances ever recorded. More than technical ability, more than purity of voice, what made Billie Holiday one of the best vocalists of the century -- easily the equal of Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra -- was her relentlessly individualist temperament, a quality that coloured every one of her endlessly nuanced performances.

Everything Happens to Me
I Don't Want To Cry
I Must Have That Man
Jeepers Creepers
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Part 1)
Prelude To A Kiss
(I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance
Ain't Nobody's Business
God Bless The Child
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Part 2)
They Can't Take That Away From Me
What A Little Moonlight Can Do

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