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Billie Holiday
Songs For Distingué Lovers | Acoustic Sounds Series

Verve Records

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A beautiful recording evocative of longing, eloquence, and burnished time. Recorded towards the end of Lady Day’s revered life and storied career, this sterling 1958 album consists of evergreen classics from the Great American Songbook sung by the celebrated songstress.

Although some claimed that Billie Holiday’s pipes were largely compromised by this point, the
cherished crooner proved her critics wrong with her inimitable performance on Songs for Distingué Lovers. Accompanied by a small, six-piece jazz band, Holiday utilised her coarser, huskier voice to passioned and expressive effects - grafting hard-earned poignancy and lived-in vulnerability onto numbers such as "A Foggy Day", "One for My Baby", "Just One of Those Things", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was".

Genre: Jazz, Swing, Ballads, Female Vocals

[Reissued: 2023 (Original release: 1958), 1LP, Gatefold, Verve (Acoustic Sounds Series)]

Label:  Verve Records – B0036831-01, UMe – B0036831-01, Verve Records – MG VS-6021
Series:  Acoustic Sounds Series
Format:  Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Stereo, 180 Gram
Country:  Worldwide
Released:  23 Jun 2023
Genre:  Jazz
Style:  Swing