℗ 1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Velvet Mood

Billie Holiday

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Prelude To A Kiss
Billie Holiday
When Your Lover Has Gone
Billie Holiday
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Billie Holiday
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Billie Holiday
I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues
Billie Holiday
What's New
Billie Holiday
I Hadn't Anyone Till You
Billie Holiday
Everything I Have Is Yours
Billie Holiday
Total Playing Time    37:38
"... Holiday could still sing better than most, her sense of rhythm still mostly intact, her unusual timbre still there (perhaps even a bit more idiosyncratic with age) and still able to tell the story of any song. And what songs she was given for these sessions: there isn't a dud in the bunch."
- All About Jazz

This 1956 album of standards from Billie Holiday has long been out of print, despite receiving a five star review in DownBeat magazine when released. Holiday was always very demanding about the quality of her musicians and this session was no exception; she is backed by a superb sextet that features Benny Carter on alto sax, Harry “Sweets” Edison on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar and Larry Bunker on drums.
192 kHz / 24-bit and 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – The Verve Music Group Studio Masters

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