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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
As part of the "Love Songs" subcategory of its discount-priced Icon series of compilations, Universal Music Group issues this Billie Holiday CD, collecting 12 tracks from the latter part of her career, originally recorded for Decca Tracks 1-3, produced by Milt Gabler, Verve Tracks 4-11, produced by Norman Granz, and MGM Track 12, produced by Ray Ellis. The Gabler recordings find Holiday fronting a string orchestra; Granz has her record standards by the likes of Arlen, Berlin, and Gershwin before a small jazz ensemble; and Ellis returns her to a string arrangement for a reading of the Frank Sinatra hit "All the Way." Of course, Holiday's voice betrays some wear and tear...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
As part of the "Love Songs" subcategory of its discount-priced Icon series of compilations, Universal Music Group issues this Billie Holiday CD, collecting 12 tracks from the latter part of her career, originally recorded for Decca Tracks 1-3, produced by Milt Gabler, Verve Tracks 4-11, produced by Norman Granz, and MGM Track 12, produced by Ray Ellis. The Gabler recordings find Holiday fronting a string orchestra; Granz has her record standards by the likes of Arlen, Berlin, and Gershwin before a small jazz ensemble; and Ellis returns her to a string arrangement for a reading of the Frank Sinatra hit "All the Way." Of course, Holiday's voice betrays some wear and tear at this point in her career, more so as the album goes on, but she makes up for it with her idiosyncratic phrasing and surprising note choices, and the backings, whether orchestral or jazzy, are sympathetic. Most of the songs Holiday recorded in her career could be described as "love songs," so this is really just a sampler of her later years, but a reasonable one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2011
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602527568805
  • Catalog Number: 001510502
  • Sales rank: 29,189

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Ray Ellis Producer
Milt Gabler Producer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Bob Russell Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Chuck Stewart Back Cover
Harold Adamson Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Sidney Clare Composer
Jay Gorney Composer
Doris Tauber Composer
William Tracey Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
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