Doxy present a reissue of Billie's Best, a selection drawn from Billie Holiday's recordings of the mid-1950s, originally released in 1992. Holiday's voice possessed a unique presence, a sound that seems lit up by a resilient vitality. Producer Norman Granz set Holiday among the small jazz combos that suited her talents best, groups that included some of the finest soloists of her generation, such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and saxophonists Benny Carter and Ben Webster. Granz also supplied ideal rhythm sections, with pianist Jimmy Rowles and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel making appearances here. There's more room to stretch out than was available on the early Columbia and Commodore recordings, and the results are relaxed and profound treatments of some great songs.
"A1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
A2. A Foggy Day
A3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
A4. Comes Love
B1. He's Funny That Way
B2. Stars Fell On Alabama
B3. Gone With The Wind
B4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
C1. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
C2. Everything I Have Is Yours
C3. Stormy Blues
C4. Speak Low
D1. April In Paris
D2. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
D3. Some Other Spring
D4. All The Way"
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.