℗ 1961 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
 

The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live

Billie Holiday

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1
Reading From "Lady Sings The Blues" 1 (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:53
2
Lady Sings The Blues (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:38
3
Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:31
4
Reading From "Lady Sings The Blues" 2/Trav'lin' Light (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
0:45
5
Reading From "Lady Sings The Blues" 3 (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:07
6
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
1:43
7
I'll Be Seeing You (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:24
8
I Love My Man (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
3:18
9
Body And Soul (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:38
10
Reading From "Lady Sings The Blues" 4 (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
0:56
11
Don't Explain (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:28
12
Yesterdays (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
1:13
13
Reading From "Lady Sings The Blues" 5 (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:50
14
My Man (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
3:13
15
I Cried For You (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
3:09
16
Fine And Mellow (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
3:15
17
I Cover The Waterfront (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
3:44
18
What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Live At Carnegie Hall 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:49
Total Playing Time    44:34
"Throughout the night, Billie was in superior form to what had sometimes been the case in the last years of her life ... there was an outgoing warmth, a palpable eagerness to reach and touch the audience. The audience was hers from before she sang, greeting her and saying goodbye with heavy, loving applause. And at one time, the musicians too applauded. It was a night when Billie was on top, undeniably the best and most honest jazz singer alive."
- DownBeat

This live concert album, recorded at two packed shows at Carnegie Hall in November 1956, contains the biographical narration that accompanied the music during the concerts, recited by Gilbert Millstein of The New York Times. Billie Holiday is backed by the Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring guitarist Kenny Burrell and two horn sections including Coleman Hawkins and Al Cohn on tenor sax and Roy Eldridge and Buck Clayton on trumpet.
192 kHz / 24-bit and 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – The Verve Music Group Studio Masters

This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue recording. It may contain noise, distortion or other artifacts, and may also contain audio which is limited in bandwidth and dynamic range, due to the technology available at the time of its original creation. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.

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