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The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol.7: 1938-1939
Billie Holiday
The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol.7: 1938-1939
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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All Artists: Billie Holiday
Title: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol.7: 1938-1939
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 9/25/1990
Re-Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Blues, Traditional Blues, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074644618020

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Peter | East of Los Angeles | 02/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I would not say this particular set is very memorable only because the song selection is not the strongest. Yet 3 classics emerged from these recording sessions that became part of the Holiday canon: "More Than You Know" "Some Other Spring" and "Dream of Life". The last one written by none other than a teenaged Carmen McRae who worshipped Holiday's artistry. The rest of the songs are almost forgettable that Billie somehow manages to save with her exquisite phrasing and musicianship. Compared to the earlier swinging sides, the pace here is strangely slower and more melancholic. Billie does her best to save the drecky material and mostly succeeds. The sound quality is noticeably clearer compared to the earlier Quintessentials and her backup guys are as wonderful as ever, but I wouldn't say this is an "Essential" volume in the Quintessential series."