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Body and Soul

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Download links and information about Body and Soul by Billie Holiday. This album was released in 1957 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 45:51 minutes.

Artist: Billie Holiday
Release date: 1957
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 45:51
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Body and Soul 6:21
2. They Can't Take That Away from Me 4:11
3. Darn That Dream 6:17
4. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 3:25
5. Comes Love (Master Take 4) 4:01
6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You 5:38
7. Embraceable You 6:48
8. Moonlight In Vermont 3:51
9. Comes Love (Alternate Take 1 With Studio Chatter) 4:25
10. Comes Love (False Start Take 2) 0:32
11. Comes Love (False Start Take 3) 0:22

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The extraordinary Billie Holiday, who passed away in 1959, had a famously tough life. Many critics feel her later work is of lesser quality due to her declining health and substance abuse. But listen to 1957’s Body and Soul, and you'll still hear a great jazz singer. The album opens with the title cut: a Johnny Green gem from 1930 that's attained iconic status. Sensitively accompanied by a rhythm section that includes guitarist Barney Kessel, Holiday brings great feeling and nuance to the love song. Ben Webster’s famously breathy tenor sax tones are wonderful here, and Harry “Sweets” Edison’s muted trumpet is nicely interwoven with Holiday’s vocals. There are two versions of “Comes Love,” and both display bite. Holiday and her band get down and bluesy on “Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You,” which sports spare piano from Jimmy Rowles and a sassy solo by Edison. The Gershwins’ “Embraceable You” is nicely rendered, and Kessel's guitar runs fleck the compelling "Moonlight in Vermont." The album includes studio patter and false starts that provide a glimpse of the recording process.