Thursday, June 09, 2005

Billie Holiday

The Postmistress just delivered my latest gift to myself from Amazon...
Billie Holiday - Greatest Hits and Billie Holiday The Ultimate Collection

The Greatest hits one are all songs recorded for Columbia at Vocation and Brunswick between 1933 and 1942 and are one of the great recording collections of the 20th century...not just my opinion. I can't believe I waited so long to buy this.

The second is a new collection that does contain some of the above recordings (4 or 5) but covers her entire career up until 1958. 42 recordings in all. The bonus is a DVD of rare appearances on TV and film.

Overdose time.