Billie Holiday – A Billie Holiday Memorial (Mono Version) (Remastered) (1960/2014) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Billie Holiday – A Billie Holiday Memorial (Mono Version) (Remastered) (1960/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:50 minutes | 403 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BnF Collection

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz and swing music singer. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative 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.

After a turbulent childhood, Holiday began singing in nightclubs in Harlem, where she was heard by producer John Hammond, who liked her voice. She signed a recording contract with Brunswick in 1935. Collaborations with Teddy Wilson produced the hit “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”, which became a jazz standard. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Holiday had mainstream success on labels such as Columbia and Decca. By the late 1940s, however, she was beset with legal troubles and drug abuse. After a short prison sentence, she performed at a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. She was a successful concert performer throughout the 1950s with two further sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall. Because of personal struggles and an altered voice, her final recordings were met with mixed reaction but were mild commercial successes. Her final album, Lady in Satin, was released in 1958. Holiday died of cirrhosis on July 17, 1959, at age 44.

1-1. Billie Holiday – I Cried for You (03:14)
1-2. Billie Holiday – Riffin’ the Scotch (02:34)
1-3. Billie Holiday – One, Two, Button Your Shoe (02:50)
1-4. Billie Holiday – That’s Life I Guess (03:10)
1-5. Billie Holiday – I’ll Never Be the Same (03:04)
1-6. Billie Holiday – My Man (03:04)
1-7. Billie Holiday – Nice Work If You Can Get It (03:09)
1-8. Billie Holiday – I’ll Get By (03:09)
1-9. Billie Holiday – If Dreams Come True (03:07)
1-10. Billie Holiday – On the Sentimental Side (03:06)
1-11. Billie Holiday – What Shall I Say? (03:08)
1-12. Billie Holiday – Long Gone Blues (03:07)
1-13. Billie Holiday – It’s Easy to Blame the Weather (03:01)
1-14. Billie Holiday – Gloomy Sunday (03:11)
1-15. Billie Holiday – Am I Blue (02:52)
1-16. Billie Holiday – For All We Know (02:56)