The Ultimate Collection
More than 45 years after her death in 1959, Billie Holiday remains our most revered jazz singer. For those unfamiliar with Holiday's exquisite artistry, this superb overview collection is a perfect starting point. Touching on signature performances from the most important labels Holiday recorded for -- Columbia, Decca, Commodore, and Verve -- The Ultimate Collection provides a panoramic view of a brilliant, if troubled, career. Lady Day's extraordinary expressiveness is always apparent, whether she is singing ballads ("God Bless the Child"), blues ("Fine and Mellow"), or rhythm songs ("What a Little Moonlight Can Do"). The DVD provides glorious visual proof of Holiday's captivating presence and in-performance magnetism.