“Lady In Satin” by Billie Holiday - album review

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TJR says

There's a morbid fascination in delving into the last Billie Holiday album released in her lifetime, the well-documented struggles with heroin all too apparent in her croaked vocals. For me, “I’m A Fool To Want You” is the only track where that results in an artistic positive. By and large, the critically acclaimed “Lady In Satin” was, alas, another “Great American Songbook” yawnathon; I guess Hoagy Carmichael and Rodgers & Hart are just not my thing.

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A1 [03:25] 6.0.png Billie Holiday - I’m A Fool To Want You (Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf, Noel Herron) Jazz
A2 [03:29] 3.5.png Billie Holiday - For Heaven’s Sake (Donald Meyer, Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards) Crooner / Cabaret
A3 [03:51] 5.6.png Billie Holiday - You Don’t Know What Love Is (Don Raye, Gene DePaul) Crooner / Cabaret
A4 [03:02] 4.0.png Billie Holiday - I Get Along Without You Very Well (Hoagy Carmichael) Crooner / Cabaret
A5 [02:55] 3.9.png Billie Holiday - For All We Know (John Frederick Coots, Sam Lewis) Crooner / Cabaret
A6 [03:26] 3.9.png Billie Holiday - Violets For Your Furs (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) Jazz
B1 [03:20] 4.5.png Billie Holiday - You’ve Changed (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer) Crooner / Cabaret
B2 [04:03] 3.6.png Billie Holiday - It’s Easy To Remember (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [04:32] 4.3.png Billie Holiday - But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) Crooner / Cabaret
B4 [04:10] 4.3.png Billie Holiday - Glad To Be Unhappy (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Jazz
B5 [03:26] 4.0.png Billie Holiday - I’ll Be Around (Alec Wilder) Crooner / Cabaret
B6 [04:52] 4.2.png Billie Holiday - The End Of A Love Affair (Edward C. Redding) Crooner / Cabaret

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