Great American Song 0694

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Review Text For this double-disc set commemorating her American postage stamp (and patterned after Ella Fitzgerald's Songbook series), Verve compiled two discs of Billie Holiday covering the best of American popular song, from Ellington to Gershwin to Berlin to Porter and others. Though most of the material comes from the late '50s, when Holiday's voice was often in poor shape, her versions never fail to stir the heart -- often because her voice was in such bad repair. All of the tracks are familiar standards, including light-hearted songs like "A Fine Romance," "Embraceable You," "Prelude to a Kiss," and "I Get a Kick Out of You," as well as darker fare like "But Not for Me," "Stormy Weather," "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)," and "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues." ~ John Bush

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Blue Moon - 3:28
  2. 2. Nice Work If You Can Get It - 4:47
  3. 3. Yesterdays - 3:49
  4. 4. Easy to Love - 3:59
  5. 5. Prelude to a Kiss - 6:32
  6. 6. Day In, Day Out - 7:47
  7. 7. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - 4:55
  8. 8. Embraceable You - 7:47
  9. 9. Love Is Here to Stay - 4:41
  10. 10. Too Marvelous for Words - 2:11
  11. 11. Cheek to Cheek - 4:35
  12. 12. Come Rain or Come Shine - 4:22
  13. 13. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - 3:23
  14. 14. I Thought About You - 3:45
  15. 15. Fine Romance - 4:32
  16. 16. P.S. I Love You - 4:35
  17. 17. Always - 4:57

CD: 2

  1. 18. Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me - 5:00
  2. 19. I Get a Kick Out of You - 6:40
  3. 20. Say It Isn't So - 3:16
  4. 21. How Deep Is the Ocean? - 3:57
  5. 22. Trav'lin' Light - 3:07
  6. 23. Remember - 3:34
  7. 24. Stormy Weather - 4:41
  8. 25. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) - 6:39
  9. 26. But Not for Me - 4:48
  10. 27. Solitude - 3:29
  11. 28. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - 6:51
  12. 29. Just One of Those Things - 6:31
  13. 30. Love for Sale - 3:56
  14. 31. Foggy Day - 5:40
  15. 32. All of You - 3:30
  16. 33. Sophisticated Lady - 5:48
  17. 34. They Can't Take That Away from Me - 4:10

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6/21/94 

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