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Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs: Billie Holiday


Download links and information about Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs: Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 45:38 minutes.

Artist: Billie Holiday
Release date: 2008
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 15
Duration: 45:38
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No. Title Length
1. I Wished On the Moon 3:01
2. If You Were Mine 3:10
3. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:18
4. SummerTime 2:54
5. Easy Living 3:02
6. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (featuring Her Orchestra) 2:56
7. The Very Thought of You 2:45
8. More Than You Know (featuring Teddy Wilson) 3:05
9. The Man I Love 3:04
10. Me, Myself and I 2:36
11. You Go to My Head 2:53
12. Body and Soul 2:57
13. Until the Real Thing Comes Along 3:09
14. Night and Day 2:58
15. All of Me (Accompanied By Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra) 3:50



Every few years, Legacy finds fresh excuses to cull Billie Holiday's classic catalog, with a dubious regularity rivaled by MOJO Beatles covers. Here it's their Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs series, which had heretofore mostly hit soul singers, not American Songbook crooners. Yet, since Columbia had Holiday at her early acme before booze and bad men took tolls, one revels in the endless manna each slice serves. This is more 1935-1941 magic, with tunes by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and the Gershwins given her unforgettably long, languid treatments. Even where there are preferable versions (Fats Waller's whimsical "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," Helen Forrest/Benny Goodman's romantic "The Man I Love," Louis Armstrong's twinkling "Body and Soul"), she puts such a singular stamp on everything, it's incredible. And no one ever did "Summertime," "Night and Day," or "All of Me" better — all so bittersweet, even in surrender. Ahhh. ~ Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover, Rovi