В альбоме Billie Holiday – The Platinum Collection собрано 42 трека, прослушав которые, вы познакомитесь с искусством и душой вокального артиста, который, как настаивал Фрэнк Синатра, трогал всех крупных американских певцов своего поколения своим гением.
Certainly no singer has been more mythologized and more misunderstood than Billie Holiday, who helped to create much of the mystique herself with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. "Now, finally, we have a definitive biography," said Booklist of Donald Clarke's Billie Holiday, "by a deeply compassionate, respectful, and open-minded biographer [whose] portrait embraces every facet of Holiday's paradoxical nature, from her fierceness to her vulnerability, her childlikeness to her innate elegance and amazing strength." Clarke was given unrivaled access to a treasure trove of interviews from the 1970s—interviews with those who knew Lady Day from her childhood in the streets and good-time houses of Baltimore through the early days of success in New York and into the years of fame, right up to her tragic decline and death at the age of forty-four. Clarke uses these interviews to separate fact from fiction and, in the words of the Seattle Times, "finally sets us straight. . .evoking her world in all its anguish, triumph, force and irony." Newsday called this "a thoroughly riveting account of Holiday and her milieu." The New York Times raved that it "may be the most thoroughly valuable of the many books on Holiday," and Helen Oakley Dance in JazzTimes said, "We should probably have to wait a long time for another life of Billie Holiday to supersede Donald Clarke's achievement."
Содержание: 01. Rudy Vallee - As Time Goes By02. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - Moonglow 03. Fred Astaire - The Way You Look Tonight04. Billie Holiday - I'll Be Seeing You05. Frances Langford - Someone To Watch Over Me06. Connie Boswell - Blue Moon07. Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - Stardust08. Billie Holiday - You Go To My Head09. Nat 'King' Cole - I'm In The Mood For Love10. Al Jolson - Blue Skies11. Al Bowlly - The Very Thought Of You12. Billie Holiday - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm13. Fred Astaire - They Can't Take That Away From Me14. Ray Eberle And Glenn Miller Orchestra - The Nearness Of You15. Vera Lynn - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square16. Bob Hope And Shirley Ross - Thanks For The Memory17. Fred Astaire - Cheek To Cheek 18. The Ink Spots - Don't Get Around Much Anymore19. Billie Holiday - I Can't Get Started 20. Maurice Chevalier - Isn't It Romantic