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Billie Holiday: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944

Billie Holiday

The Billie Holiday recordings of 1935-42, both with and without pianist Teddy Wilson, are rightfully famous. Teamed with all-stars drawn from a variety of swing bands including tenor saxophonist Lester Young (a perfect fit) and trumpeter Buck Clayton, Lady Day is often heard at her happiest in these three-minute gems that consistently make every second count. The recordings have been reissued many different times, with the 10-CD The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 being the best way to acquire everything, including alternate takes.

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