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Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin mp3 download

Performer: Billie Holiday
Title: Lady in Satin
Style: Classic Female Blues,Traditional Pop,Vocal Jazz,Early Jazz Vocals
Duration: 39:10
Released: 1958
Size MP3 version: 1669 mb
Size FLAC version: 1339 mb
Size WMA version: 1101 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 416
Genre: Vocal

Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin mp3 download

Arranged By, Conductor – Ray Ellis Bass – Milt Hinton Cello – David Sawyer Concertmaster, Violin – George Ockner Drums – Osie Johnson Guitar – Barry.

Lady in Satin is an album by jazz singer Billie Holiday released in 1958 on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 1157 in mono and CS 8048 in stereo. It is the penultimate album completed by the singer and last released in her lifetime (her final album, Last Recording, being recorded in March 1959 and released just after her death). The original album was produced by Irving Townsend, and engineered by Fred Plaut.

This was Billie Holiday's penultimate album, recorded when her body was telling her enough was enough. During the sessions with arranger Ray Ellis she was drinking vodka neat, as if it were tap water. Despite her ravaged voice (the sweetness had long gone), she was still an incredible singer. The feeling and tension she manages to put into almost every track set this album as one of her finest achievements. You've Changed" and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" are high art performances from the singer who saw life from the bottom up.

Lady In Satin was Billie Holiday's penultimate studio album, at once a testament to her singular interpretive artistry and a chilling portrait of an artist living on borrowed time. In her voice was a far cry from the blithe, connected like an instrument that during the 1930s stood the jazz world on its ear, it now drew from the deepest wellsprings of emotional experience

Composers: Billie Holiday - Ray Ellis. Total duration:1 h 06 min. 01. I'm a Fool to Want You. Billie Holiday. Lady in Satin - Billie Holiday.

It’s Colleen Murphy’s second monthly instalment of her Classic Album Sunday show. Episode 2 features Billie Holiday’s Lady In Satin album, first released in 1958 and the final album before her passing. Listen now Tracklist. Billie Holiday & Teddy Wilson – Nice Work If You Can Get It // USA Billie Holiday – Aint Nobody’s Business If I Do // USA Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Basin Street Blues // USA Bessie Smith – Cake Walkin’ Babies // USA Louis Armstrong – West End Blues // USA Benny Goodman and his Orchestra feat.

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Lady in Satin Tracklist. 1. I'm a Fool to Want You Lyrics. I’m a Fool to Want You (Mono Take 3). I’m a Fool to Want You (Take 2). The End of a Love Affair (The Audio Story). The End of a Love Affair (Take 4 w/Vocal Overdub Take 8). Lady in Satin Q&A. More Billie Holiday albums. This Is Billie Holiday. The Centennial Collection. Show all albums by Billie Holiday.

Lady In Satin (1958) is Billie’s penultimate album completed in her lifetime. Produced by Irving Townsend, and engineered by Fred Plaut, its sound is sensuous, rich and swelling with emotion – though much criticized by Lady’s fans who had grown to enjoy her recordings with deft jazz combos earlier in the decade. The song material for Lady in Satin derived from the Great American Songbook, but was unlike the bulk of Holiday’s recordings. 3CDs + 12 page booklet, CD1 Lady In Satin’ original album + Fine And Mellow one song excerpt from The Sound Of Jazz with Billie Holiday accompanied by Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Mal Waldron, Jo Jone. Recorded on December 5, 1957, two months before the Lady In Satin sessions). Newly remixed and remastered.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 I'm a Fool to Want You Billie Holiday 3:24
2 For Heaven's Sake Billie Holiday 3:26
3 You Don't Know What Love Is Billie Holiday 3:48
4 I Get Along Without You Very Well Billie Holiday 2:59
5 For All We Know Billie Holiday 2:52
6 Violets for Your Furs Billie Holiday 3:24
7 You've Changed Billie Holiday 3:17
8 It's Easy to Remember Billie Holiday 4:01
9 But Beautiful Billie Holiday 4:29
10 Glad to Be Unhappy Billie Holiday 4:07
11 I'll Be Around Billie Holiday 3:23


Billie Holiday - Primary Artist
There are two kinds of Jazz Singers. Billie Holiday and everyone else. And amongst everyone else, there are also two kinds of Jazz singers - those who came before Billie Holiday and those who came after, who are equally cursed and blessed - cursed to live in her shadow and blessed to be able to learn from her craft. And, while the voice wavers here with it ravages, the craft is impeccable. "I'm a Fool to Want You" is enough to make a believer of even the stoniest-hearted cynic.
An album of ironies. The sweet strings juxtaposed with a voice ravaged by hard times creates a masterpiece of emotion. Billie Holiday was looking at the end and she bravely faced it. She left us her final statement. Upon hearing it, prepare yourself for something powerful and remember her enormous gift.
We finally get to hear Lady Day. Unfortunately, on this journey, I'm introduced to her penultimate album, and the last released in her lifetime - she died a year later at the age of 44 from cirrhosis of the liver. At the end, it was the drugs and alcohol that did her in, incredibly audible in her voice, which is fragile and raspy. This frailness, along with the mood and content of the songs (Sinatra's "I'm A Fool To Want You" makes an appearance again), creates a very intimate portrait of this quintessential jazz singer in decline. How apropos to hear her sing "You've changed, that sparkle in your eyes is gone, your smile is just a careless yawn, you're breaking my heart..." It's a sad affair, with topics of despair, resignation, and acceptance of a love long gone. Lady Day died with only 70 cents in her bank account, handcuffed to her hospital bed, arrested for heroin possession. Not a great ending here, kids, and I feel like going back to her earlier works to hear her lovely voice and lift my spirits a bit (although it's all blues all the time).
Legendary Jazz-Blues singer Billie Holiday sounds almost ancient at age 43 on these sessions recorded just a year before her untimely death. Billie is joined by a full orchestra, which often makes her sound like she’s starring in some Broadway production. In terms of sound quality, the recording is big & crystal clear given its 1958 recording date. Fans & critics of Billie’s work seem fiercely divided over this somewhat controversial album that many feel is not the most flattering representation of her abilities. By the time she recorded this album, her voice had been reduced to a quavering and reedy instrument. Although she still does her best to imbue these songs with the dripping emotion you would expect, what makes you saddest about this record is knowing she had reached the end of her road. For the aforementioned reasons and my general distaste for these gaudy string arrangements, I would suggest you look elsewhere for a better representation of Billie Holiday as an artist & vocalist.Favorite Tracks: “You Don’t Know What Love Is”.
Billie Holiday well past her best. Say all you want about her aged, ravaged voice bringing an added layer of feeling to these recordings, the truth is that while Lady Day's sense of timing and drama are present, there is little of the beauty of her early recordings present. First, I am more of a fan of Billie in a jazz setting, rather than the string-accompanied pop standards present here. Give me piano, a few horns, and a jazzy rhythm section. "You've Changed" is a real standout here, one of the highlights of Holiday's later career thanks to a real sense of mystery and drama in both the arrangements and the singer's delivery. Outside of that, this record is overrated by many fans and critics due to its being a document of a tragic life nearing its end.