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Billie HolidayComplete Commodore (2CD set) ... CD
GRP, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 2CD ... $8.99
An amazing little set – and the first to really do such a bang-up job on the Billie Holiday sides recorded for the Decca and Commodore labels in the 1940s! The 3CD set is beautifully put together – with one disc of Commodore material, and two more of Decca sides – and unlike some other collections of this nature, only master takes and issued singles are included – so each of the 52 tracks is different, and you don't just hear Billie singing alternate takes over and over! Plus, the packaging is sublime – book-like, with a cloth hardcover finish – which encloses the 3CDs, as well as notes by Ashley Khan, some great vintage photos, and full discographical details on all the sessions. The evolution in sound and style is amazing – so that by the end of the Decca years, you've really heard Holiday grow as an artist – emerging to the greatness that would make her one of the most important singers of the 20th century. Titles include "The Blues Are Brewin", "Solitude", "Do Your Duty", "Gimme A Pigfoot", "There Is No Greater Love", "I'll Get By", "My Old Flame", "Billie's Blues", "As Time Goes By", "He's Funny That Way", "I'll Be Seeing You", "My Man", "I Loves You Porgy", "Baby Get Lost", "You Can't Lose A Broken Heart", and "My Sweet Hunk O Trash". CD
(Out of print, includes original slipcase and booklet.)

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✨✧ Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irwin MayfieldDee Dee's Feathers ... CD
Okeh, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really beautiful project from the great Dee Dee Bridgewater – a set that has the singer paying tribute to the city and culture of New Orleans, but in a way that's free of the hoke you'd find in other projects of this nature! Dee Dee approaches the music – as with all of her albums – from a rock-solid, jazz vocal approach – focusing first on her tremendous skills as a singer – her fantastic ability to interpret material and really make it her own – then finding space for other flourishes that color the compositions, with great help from Irvin Mayfield, who's at the instrumental helm of the project. And the tunes aren't just some post-Katrina soppy numbers trying to recreate the past – but a wonderful array of different selections that both echo the still-thriving, still-essential jazz culture in the city, and the range of 20th century expressions of its music. Way better than you might guess – and one of Bridgewater's best in years! Titles include "Treme Song/Do Whatcha Wanna", "Dee Dee's Feathers", "Big Chief", "One Fine Thing", "Whoopin Blues", "Congo Square", and "C'Est Ici Que Je T'Aime". CD

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✨✧ King PleasureMoody's Mood For Love ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The rarest of three albums that King Pleasure ever recorded – and pretty darn hard to find, too. The set was recorded after King's earlier sides for the Prestige and HiFi jazz labels, but it's in a very similar style, with some wonderful vocalese-ing done in Pleasure's landmark style. He's really one of the greatest jazz singers of the 20th century, and it's unfortunate that apart from the big hit fame of "Moody's Mood For Love" (recorded here once again), King never got strong recognition as a richly talented singer. A number of cuts on here are re-recordings of earlier work – like "Don't Get Scared" and "Sometimes I'm Happy" – and other tracks include "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "Old Black Magic". Plus, this CD reissue also expands the original album with a lot of bonus cuts, including some great unreleased numbers – a total of 18 tracks in all, and a treasure trove of work by King Pleasure! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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