℗ ℗ 1961 UMG Recordings; A Verve Label Group Release
 

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; Gilbert Milstein
2:53
2
Lady Sings The Blues (Live At Carnegie Hall / 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:36
3
Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do (Live At Carnegie Hall / 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:30
4
Reading From "Lady Sings The Blues" 2/Trav'lin' Light (Live At Carnegie Hall/1956)
Billie Holiday; Gilbert Millstein
0:44
5
Reading From "Lady Sings The Blues" 3 (Live At Carnegie Hall/1956)
Billie Holiday; Gilbert Millstein
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
2:28
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
2:39
10
Reading From "Lady Sings The Blues" 4 (Live At Carnegie Hall/1956)
Billie Holiday; Gilbert Millstein
0:55
11
Don't Explain (Live At Carnegie Hall / 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:26
12
Yesterdays (Live At Carnegie Hall / 1956)
Billie Holiday
1:16
13
Reading From "Lady Sings The Blues" 5 (Live At Carnegie Hall/1956)
Billie Holiday; Gilbert Millstein
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
3:24
17
I Cover The Waterfront (Live At Carnegie Hall, 1956)
Billie Holiday
3:49
18
What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Live At Carnegie Hall, 1956)
Billie Holiday
2:49
Total Playing Time    44:49
"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 PCM – Verve Reissues Studio Masters

Tracks 1-18 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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