請登入

The Commodore Master Takes

Billie Holiday2000年2月3日 16 首歌
有關 The Commodore Master Takes
The Commodore Master Takes, recorded for Milt Gabler's small independent label, were a step towards Holiday's eventual infamy, thanks notably to the recording of "Strange Fruit," a controversial song about lynching that Columbia Records simply refused. Recording with several small bands that seemed to understand the nuances of her voice perfectly, Holiday is in full command of her faculties here, without a trace of her later deterioration. Instead, we have a singer bearing all the bittersweet conviction of the best blues stylists. Songs like "How Am I to Know?" and "My Old Flame" simply smolder, and the band's support is understated, not overpowering. Holiday is the show here. In its own way, that sets a precedent, considering this was still the big-band era, and a jazz singer with such sparse backing was still an anomaly. Excellent liner notes by Orrin Keepnews,who explains how his own relationship with Billie Holiday was sometimes rocky,complete the picture.

更多 Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday's Hits2019年10月11日
Lady Day2019年5月4日
Lady Sing the Blues2019年3月27日
Body and Soul2019年3月27日