The Complete Decca Recordings

Format: CD
Release Date: 3/24/2017
Style(s): Vocal
$15.99
Availability: In Stock
Overview

Billie Holiday is heard at her absolute best on this two-disc set of recordings made at her musical zenith between 1944 and 1950. Her voice was at its strongest in those years, and among the high points here are her original versions of songs which Billie would keep in her repertoire, such as “Lover Man,” “Don’t Explain,” and “Good Morning Heartache.” This collection also contains two studio duets with Louis Armstrong. Three previously unissued alternate takes are presented here for the first time ever. 

Tracks
1. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
Length: 03:19
2. No More
Length: 01:49
3. No More (Alternate Track)
Length: 03:07
4. The Ole Devil Called Love
Length: 02:59
5. The Ole Devil Called Love (Alternate Track)
Length: 02:56
6. Don't Explain (First Version)
Length: 02:58
7. Big Stuff (First Version)
Length: 02:30
8. Don't Explain
Length: 03:25
9. Big Stuff (Second Version)
Length: 03:01
10. You Better Go Now
Length: 02:38
11. What Is This Thing Called Love
Length: 03:08
12. Good Morning Heartache
Length: 03:09
13. No Good Man (Alternate Take)
Length: 03:25
14. No Good Man
Length: 03:09
15. Big Stuff (Breakdown)
Length: 00:23
16. Big Stuff (Third Version)
Length: 02:48
17. Big Stuff
Length: 02:33
18. Baby I Don't Cry Over You (Alternate Take)
Length: 03:14
19. Baby I Don't Cry Over You
Length: 03:13
20. I'll Look Around (Alternate Take)
Length: 03:17
21. I'll Look Around
Length: 03:16
22. The Blues Are Brewin'
Length: 03:04
23. Guilty (Alternate Take)
Length: 02:54
24. Guilty (Breakdown)
Length: 01:08
25. Guilty
Length: 03:15
26. Deep Song (Breakdown)
Length: 01:02
27. Deep Song
Length: 03:14
28. There Is No Greater Love (Alternate Track)
Length: 03:04
29. There Is No Greater Love
Length: 02:58
30. Easy Living
Length: 03:13
31. Solitude (Alternate Take)
Length: 03:15
32. Solitude
Length: 03:11
33. Weep No More
Length: 03:22
34. Girls Were Made to Take Care of Boys
Length: 03:14
35. I Loves You Porgy
Length: 02:58
36. My Man (Mon Homme) [Alternate Take]
Length: 03:11
37. My Man (Mon Homme)
Length: 02:58
38. Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do (Alternate Take)
Length: 03:18
39. Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Length: 03:22
40. Baby Get Lost
Length: 03:16
41. Keeps on a Rainin'
Length: 03:17
42. Them There Eyes
Length: 02:51
43. Do Your Duty
Length: 03:17
44. Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)
Length: 02:46
45. You Can't Lose a Broken Heart
Length: 03:15
46. My Sweet Hunk O' Trash
Length: 03:21
47. Now or Never
Length: 03:18
48. You're My Thrill
Length: 03:26
49. Crazy He Calls Me
Length: 03:05
50. Please Tell Me Now
Length: 03:15
51. Somebody's on My Mind
Length: 02:58
52. God Bless the Child
Length: 03:11
53. This Is Heaven to Me
Length: 02:51
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 157:05
UPC: 8436559462358