New Horizons

Sunday 2 August 2015, with William Dart

Billie Holiday
Photo: William P. Gottlieb Collection (US Library of Congress), Public Domain

The jazz singer Billie Holiday was born on 7 April 1915. To celebrate her centennary, William looks at two tribute albums:

Cassandra Wilson - Coming Forth By Day
José James - Yesterday I Had The Blues

... and plays a few tracks from Lady Day herself.

New Horizons - 2 August 2015

5:00 PM. William Dart pays tribute to jazz singer Billie Holiday, whose 100th anniversary it is this year, with a couple of recent albums from Cassandra Wilson and José James and a smattering of tracks from Lady Day herself.

Playlist

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Nice Work if You Can Get It' (Gershwin) – Billie Holiday
The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve
(Verve)

'I’ll Be Seeing You' (Kahal/Fain) – Cassandra Wilson
Coming Forth by Day
(Legacy)

'The Way You Look Tonight' (Kern/Fields) – Cassandra Wilson
Coming Forth by Day
(Legacy)

'Billie’s Blues' (Holiday) – Cassandra Wilson
Coming Forth by Day
(Legacy)

'Strange Fruit' (Allan) – Cassandra Wilson
New Moon Daughter
(Blue Note)

'Strange Fruit' (Allan) – Billie Holiday
Strange Fruit (Live)
(BNF Collection)

'Me, Myself and I' (Gordon et al) – Billie Holiday
The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 4
(CBS)

'Let’s Do It' (Porter) – Billie Holiday and Lester Young
All of Me
(International)

'My Sweet Hunk of Trash' (Johnson/Miller) – Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday
The Complete Decca Studio Master Takes 1940-1949
(Definitive)

'Body and Soul' (Green) – José James and Jef Neve
For All We Know
(Impulse/Verve)

'Body and Soul' (Green) – José James
Yesterday I Had the Blues
(Blue Note)

'Strange Fruit' (Allan) – José James
Yesterday I Had the Blues
(Blue Note)

'Lover Man' (Davis et al) – José James
Yesterday I Had the Blues
(Blue Note)

'Lover Man' (Davis et al) – Billie Holiday
The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve
(Verve)