“Billie Holiday [1947]” by Billie Holiday - album review

TJR says

Often listed as a 1946 issue with some discographers, but can clearly be dated to June 1947 due to its’ review then in the new releases section of Billboard Magazine. A compilation, it consists of 8 of her single sides, 6 of which date to 1944 and 2 of which were as far back as 1939, requiring my discretion to label it as it her “A-list” debut. All eight songs are covers, mostly trawling stage productions published between 1928 and 1938 for material. It’s a set of tepid tinklers and easy-listening light-swingers, only occasionally saved by the attractive vocalisations from the smoky-voiced sultry one.

The Jukebox Rebel
23-May-2012

A [02:50] 5.2.png Billie Holiday and her Orchestra - I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) Jazz
B [03:24] 3.2.png Billie Holiday and her Orchestra - Yesterdays (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) Crooner / Cabaret
C [03:30] 4.3.png Billie Holiday and her Orchestra - I’ll Be Seeing You (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) Crooner / Cabaret
D [02:57] 4.0.png Billie Holiday and her Orchestra - I’ll Get By (Roy Turk, Fred Ahlert) Jazz
E [03:30] 4.5.png Billie Holiday and her Orchestra - I Cover The Waterfront (Edward Heyman, Johnny Green) Jazz
F [03:19] 4.5.png Billie Holiday and The Eddie Heywood Trio - Lover, Come Back To Me (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) Jazz
G [03:14] 4.7.png Billie Holiday and The Eddie Heywood Trio - She’s Funny That Way (Richard A. Whiting, Neil Moret) Jazz
H [02:43] 5.5.png Billie Holiday and Eddie Heywood and his Orchestra - How Am I To Know (Jack King, Dorothy Parker) Crooner / Cabaret




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