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New Billie Holiday Collection Coming From Legacy

20-track set covers 1935-45

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release The Centennial Collection, a new 20-song Billie Holiday collection, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the iconic vocalist. The set will be available on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

The recordings cover 1935-45, and include songs Billie originally cut (as 78 rpm singles) for the Brunswick, Vocalion, OKeh, Commodore and Decca labels.

Track list

1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (Billie Holiday, vocal; Brunswick, 1935)

2. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (Billie Holiday, vocal; Brunswick, 1936)

3. Summertime

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Vocalion, 1936)

4. Billie’s Blues

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Vocalion, 1936)

5. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Vocalion, 1937)

6. Why Was I Born?

Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (Billie Holiday, vocal; Brunswick, 1937)

7. I Must Have That Man

Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (Billie Holiday, vocal; Brunswick, 1937)

8. I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You)

Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (Billie Holiday, vocal; Brunswick, 1937)

9. Mean To Me

Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (Billie Holiday, vocal; Brunswick, 1937)

10. When A Women Loves A Man

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Vocalion, 1938)

11. You Go to My Head

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Vocalion, 1938)

12. The Very Thought Of You

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Vocalion, 1938)

13. I Can’t Get Started

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Vocalion, 1938)

14. Them There Eyes

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Vocalion, 1939)

15. All of Me

Billie Holiday, accompanied by Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra (OKeh, 1941)

16. God Bless The Child

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (OKeh, 1941)

17. Gloomy Sunday

Billie Holiday, accompanied by Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (OKeh, 1941)

18. Strange Fruit

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Commodore, 1939)

19. Fine and Mellow

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Commodore, 1939)

20. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (Decca, 1945)

Originally Published