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Columbia

Billie Holiday ‎– Lady Day | Pure Pleasure

$70.00

Columbia

Billie Holiday ‎– Lady Day | Pure Pleasure

$70.00

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Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London. Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

This collection of classic jazz interpretations by Billie Holiday features all-star accompaniments from various sessions from 1935 to 1937. Tracks 5 & 6 on side A and tracks 4 & 5 on side B were taken from Billie's first and fifth sessions under her own name.

"When planning this album, I had a hellish time trying to choose what I thought were the absolute cream of Billie Holiday. In the course of this wrestling, it struck me that not only were Billie's vocals incredibly perfect, but that I could not remember a single instance of anyone playing a bad solo or even a bad phrase among the hundred or more performances I had to choose from in the golden period of her work. Checking over records (which was almost unnecessary, because I could still remember them almost note for note) was a rather beautiful and somewhat shattering experience. Jazz, a product of so many things - musical evolution, the social scene of a particular time, the economic atmosphere of the moment, what somebody had for breakfast that day - and none of those things will ever come together again as they did when these records were made." – Liner Notes


Label: Columbia ‎– CL 637, Columbia ‎– PPAN CL 637

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered, Mono, 180g

Country: UK

Released: 13 Jul 2010

Genre: Jazz, Blues