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Billie Holiday - Billie's Best Colored 140g Vinyl 2LP - direct audio

Billie Holiday - Billie's Best Colored 140g Vinyl 2LP

DOXY Records

  • $ 3198

Billie Holiday Billie's Best Colored 140g Vinyl 2LP

This selection is drawn from Billie Holiday's recordings of the mid-1950s. Her voice possessed a unique presence, a sound that seems lit up by a resilient vitality. Producer Norman Granz set Holiday among the small jazz combos that suited her talents best, groups that included some of the finest soloists of her generation, such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and saxophonists Benny Carter and Ben Webster.

Granz also supplied ideal rhythm sections, with pianist Jimmy Rowles and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel making appearances here. There's more room to stretch out than was available on the early Columbia and Commodore recordings, and the results are relaxed and profound treatments of some great songs.

Audiophile Clear Vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortion" often found on records.

By itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to make the record black in color the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback.


Harry "Sweets" Edison, trumpet
Benny Carter, Ben Webster, saxophone
Jimmy Rowles, piano
Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessel, guitar

Billie Holiday Billie's Best Track Listing:


1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
2. A Foggy Day
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
4. Comes Love
5. He's Funny That Way
6. Stars Fell On Alabama
7. Gone With The Wind
8. They Can't Take That Away From Me


1. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
2. Everything I Have Is Yours
3. Stormy Blues
4. Speak Low
5. April In Paris
6. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
7. Some Other Spring
8. All The Way

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