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September 10, 2007

 

Billie Holiday Revisited

One of my favorite Billie Holiday records is Solitude. Released in 1952, in my mind it's one of the singer's best efforts for Verve, curiously overlooked.

March 4, 2006

 

Billie Holiday

Ghosts of Yesterday: Billie Holiday and the Two Irenes

An iconic singer, a songwriter (or two) named Irene, lost love and inspiration, and a history-mystery of identity.

August 20, 2005

 

Count Basie: The 1950 Octet And Combo

We'll hear collaborations with former Basie big-band singers Billie Holiday and Helen Humes, as well as a live version of some bop anthems.

July 16, 2005

 

For Lady: Early Tribute LPs to Billie Holiday

Anita O'DayAlthough there had been tribute LPs to other artists before Billie Holiday–Bix Beiderbecke and Fats Waller among them–the concept really took off in the two years before and after Holiday’s death in 1959, as six albums dedicated to the iconic singer…

May 28, 2005

 

Turn Out the Stars: Jazz Elegies

Lester's hatSometimes when a great jazz musician dies, another jazz musician writes a musical tribute. On this Memorial Day weekend edition of Night Lights we’ll hear elegies for Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Sonny Clark, Clifford Brown, Billie Holiday and more, from artists such as Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans…

April 16, 2005

 

Let’s Spring One

Ike QuebecThis edition of Night Lights is a salute to warmer weather with “Let’s Spring One,” including music from Ike Quebec, Thelonious Monk & Milt Jackson, Anita O’Day, Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker, June Christy…

July 17, 2004

 

The Day Lady Died: Billie Holiday

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday died in New York City at 3 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 1959–45 years to the day of this broadcast. In addition to Holiday’s music–”Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me,” from her little-known last album BILLIE HOLIDAY (recorded after LADY IN SATIN), “This Year’s Kisses” (with Lester Young), the vibrant early side “Life Begins When You’re in Love,” a moodier & spookier alternate take of her Decca recording “No More,” and other…

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