Hot Sugar Band – Eleanora – The Early Years of Billie Holiday (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 56:10 minutes | 619 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Who is this young woman who watches with a resigned eye her companion dancing with her latest conquest ? Who is this young woman thrown to the ground by her fickle companion ? Who is this scorned young woman who sings a poignant blues to ward off her misfortune ?
Eleanora Harris Fagan, known as Billie Holiday (1915-1959), first appeared on screen in Duke Ellington’s Symphony in Black (1935).
Her sad situation seems to herald the sad fate of Billie Holiday (1915-1959), that of a musician condemned to pay an extraordinary donation for singing by a life obscured from end to end by misery, prostitution, racism, alcohol and drugs that will eventually burn her wings.
01. Hot Sugar Band – What a Night, What a Moon, What a Girl
02. Hot Sugar Band – It’s Like Reaching for the Moon
03. Hot Sugar Band – The Way You Look Tonight
04. Hot Sugar Band – Fine and Mellow
05. Hot Sugar Band – Did I Remember
06. Hot Sugar Band – Moanin’ Low
07. Hot Sugar Band – With Thee I Swing
08. Hot Sugar Band – A Sailboat in the Moonlight
09. Hot Sugar Band – No Regrets
10. Hot Sugar Band – Mean to Me
11. Hot Sugar Band – The Man I Love
12. Hot Sugar Band – What a Little Moonlight Can Do
13. Hot Sugar Band – Yesterdays