The Jazz Show Episode April 7, 2014

Broadcast on 07-Apr-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Celebratimg the 99th Birthday of Billie Holiday: "The Commodore Master Takes"

The recordings are considered some of the finest of Billie Holiday's long career. They are three recording dates done for a small independent label called Commodore Records run by a musically sensitive producer named Milton Gabler. Gabler loved and respected Miss Holiday and wished to present her with HER choice of material in the best possible setting. These recordings were done firstly in April of 1939 and then a bit later in April of 1944 for two sessions.Many people consider these recordings to be Billie's finest. The 16 tracks made up of mostly standards plus a couple of originals by Miss Holiday make up the bulk of the set and these are the master takes chosen by Mr. Gabler and Miss Holiday. We hope you agree with assessment that these tracks a re perhaps the finest of her long career. Sit back and enjoy a lady who was called without reservation "the voice of Jazz". Happy 99th Birthday to Billie Holiday aka Lady Day.

Track Listing:

Fables of Faubus
Charles Mingus · In France 1972
Just You Just me.
Lester Young · The Best of Prez.
I Never Knew
Lester Young · The Best of Prez
Afternoon of a Basie-ite.
Lester Young · The Best of Prez
Sometimes I'm Happy
Lester Young · The Best of Prez
Fine and Mellow
Billie Holiday · The Sound of Jazz
Outer Forces.
Freddie Hubbard · Blue Spirits
Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
Yesyerdays
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
Fine and Mellow
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
Billie Holiday · The Master Taker
How Am I to Know?
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
My Old Flame.
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
I'll Get Get By
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
I Cover The Waterfront
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
I'll Be Seeing You.
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
I'm Yours.
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
Embraceable You.
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
As Time Goes By.
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
Billie's Blues
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes
On The Sunny Side of The Street
Billie Holiday · The Master Takes