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Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1935 - 1959
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Researched and compiled by Michael D. Anderson
 
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During the more than twenty-five years of her career, Holiday gave an unknown number of live performances on TV and radio and in clubs and concert halls, many of which were recorded both officially and unofficially by sound engineers, fellow musicians, and fans. Today ESP-Disk Records, which for many years has been assembling unofficial recordings of several artists from before 1972, has released one of the most comprehensive collections of live Billie Holiday recordings to date, some previously available but most not. These Holiday recordings, laid out in chronological order, not only demonstrate the arc of Holiday’s development as a vocalist, but give a rare behind-the-scenes look into how the singer approached her musicians and her audience.


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Track Listing


CD ONE
1. Lost my man blues
1:54
2. Theme - Moten Swing
0:20
3. Announcer Introduction
0;25
4. Swing Brother Swing
1:48
5. Announcer Introduction
0:09
6. They can't take that away from me
3:22
7. I cried for you
2:25
8. Fine and Mellow
3:31
9. Announcer Introduction
1:57
10.
I'll get by
1:42
11. Billie's Blues
4:11
12. Do nothin' 'till you hear from me
3:30
13. Danny Kaye Introduces Jerome Kern who introduces Billie with her award
1:15
14. I cover the waterfront
3:11
15. Fine and Melow
3:11
16. All of Me
2:01
17. Endy gets caught playing piano
2:03
18. Endy goes to Storyville
1:41
19. Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
1:54
20. Satchmo Talks
0:43
21. Farewell to Storyville
4:11
22. Farewell to Storyville (studio version)
3:16
23. The Blues are Brewin'
3:45
24. The man I love
2:24
25. Miss Brown to you
2:00
26. Lover Man
2:43
27. I wonder where our love has gone
3:54
28. Billie's Blues
3:35
29. No More
3:03
30. Good morning heartache
3:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD TWO
1. You're driving me crazy
1:33
2. Maybe you'll be there
3:31
3. Introduction by Donald Wood
0:33
4. You'd better go now
3:12
5. Them there eyes
1:57
6. Lady Day and Eddie Condon Speak
0:38
7. Keeps on rainin'
2:46
8. Lady Day and Eddie Condon Speak
0:33
9. Lover man (incomplete)
2:15
10. I cover the waterfront
3:02
11. All of Me
2:00
12. Narration/early history
0:28
13. Fine and Mellow
2:56
14. Porgy
2:58
15. Jam session introduction
0:08
16. All of Me
5:06
17. You're my thrill
3:36
18. Lover come back to me
2:20
19. Ain't nobody's business
2:19
20. You're driving me crazy
1:14
21. He's funny that way
3:02
22. Miss Brown to you
2:00
23. Lover Man
2:16
24. Them there eyes
1:38
25. My Man
3:18
26. I cover the waterfront
3:24
27. Crazy he calls me
2:08
28. Detour Ahead
2:21
29. Strange fruit
3:17
30. Ain't nobody's business
2:55
31. All of me
1:42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CD THREE
1. Porgy
3:02
2. My man
2:56
3. Tenderly
2:58
4. God bless the child
2:29
5. My man
2:57
6. Them there eyes
1:53
7. Lover man
2:33
8. Willow weep for me
3:29
9. I only have eyes for you
1:46
10. My man
2:48
11. Please don't talk about me when I'm gone
1:59
12. Jon McCloughland - Introduction
1:11
13. I cover the waterfront
3:24
14. Too marvelous for words
2:13
15. Porgy
3:08
16. Them there eyes
1:46
17. Willow weep for me
3:53
18. I only have eyes for you
2:43
19. You go to my head
3:26
20. Stormy weather
3:33
21. Ghost of a chance
3:40
22. Nice work if you can get it
2:32
23. God bless the child
2:52
24. Please don't talk about me when I'm gone
1:53
25. Don't Explain
2:40
26. Porgy
2:32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CD FOUR
1. Fine and mellow
8:47
2. What a little moonlight can do
2:28
3. Foolin' myself
2:29
4. Easy to remember
3:29
5. Moanin' Show
1:55
6. Don't Explain
2:49
7. When your lover has gone
2:02
8. Mort Saul - Introduction
0:23
9. Ain't nobody's business
3:25
10. Willow weep for me
2:56
11. When your lover has gone
2:14
12. God Bless the Child
3:12
13. I only have eyes for you
2:16
14. Good morning heartache
3:52
15. Them there eyes
2:19
16. Billie's blues
3:31
17. What a little moonlight can do
3:10
18. Travelin' light
3:35
19. Lover come back to me
2:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD FIVE
1. I got it bad and that ain't good
5:48
2. Lady Day speaks - Early history
2:06
3. Just friends
1:02
4. Lady Day speaks - The number 13
0:43
5. Ghost of a chance
1:12
6. Please don't talk about me when I'm gone
1:58
7. Everything happens to me
3:27
8. Please don't talk about me when I'm gone
2:57
9. I don't want to cry anymore
1:27
10. Prelude to a kiss
2:46
11. Jeepers Creepers
1:42
12. My Yiddishe Mama
2:38
13. Hey! Lady's Here!
3:14
14. God bless the child
3:03
15. Introduction
0:40
16. Nice work if you can get it
2:21
17. Willow weep for me
2:28
18. When your lover has gone
1:55
19. Billie's Blues
3:09
20. Please don't talk about me when I'm gone
2:14
21. God bless the child
2:51
22. Now or Never
2:17

 

 

 

Credits


Producer, research & compilation: Michael D. Anderson, Digital Remastering: Douglas McGregor, Cover design & layout: Sookyung Lee, Inside photos provided by The Institute of Jazz Studies.


Press Quotes


"But none of the previous reissues, as imperishable as they are, have as intense a presence of Lady as in the truly historic new five-disc set "Billie Holiday: Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959" on Bernard Stollman's ESP-Disk label."
- Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal

"Anyone new to Holiday gets a sense of the entire sweep of her career; anyone familiar with the often superior studio material gets an excellent portrait of the Holiday career in context." - Stuart Broomer, Signal To Noise

"...this fascinating anthology of her uncommon works can and will act as a richly rewarding appendix to the more familiar portions of her legacy." - Arwulf Arwulf, All Music Guide








   

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