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Her voice was like no other, and her phrasing almost always perfect.
The Commodore Master Takes has excellent songs all performed by one of the greatest songbirds ever, that masterful Billie Holiday, also known as "Lady Day."
Her voice is clear, full, and flushed with melancholic phrasing, with none of the harsh tone or roughness that was to creep up in time.
Shipment was very prompt. This CD although "used" seems to be in mint condition.
I am able to enjoy music from Billie's Commodore time that was not previously... Read more
What a great collection of music by one of the greatest blues singers of all time. A legendary voice and one you recognize at once whenever one of her songs comes on the radio.Published 10 months ago by Randall G. Shelden
This is a compilation of some of Holiday's best recordings. She has a unique sounding voice that for me carries much more expression than say, Ella Fitzgerald or many others. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Peter Wright
Famous detour between Holiday's "Columbia" and "Decca" recordings, "Commodore" dared to record/release "Strange Fruit" and here is the rest. Read morePublished on August 13, 2009 by Sasha
billie can sing life into any song or phrase that she pleases. she can turn the most vulgar of songs into the sweetest; the most degrading of them into the most tempting. Read morePublished on June 1, 2000 by jjjcccbbb
Flawless. Billie's wonderfully melancholy voice can make even the sunny side of the street sound shady. Read morePublished on May 2, 2000 by "silo1013"