All Or Nothing at All

価格: (税込)
レーベル:Polygram Records
JAN:0731452922625 売上ランキング:音楽で508957位

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Disc : 1
  1. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  2. Cheek To Cheek
  3. Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)
  4. Speak Low
  5. We'll Be Together Again
  6. All Or Nothing At All
  7. Sophisticated Lady
  8. April In Paris
  9. I Wished On The Moon
  10. Moonlight In Vermont
  11. A Foggy Day
  12. Didn't KNow What Time It Was
  13. Just One Of Those Things
  14. Comes Love (Alternative Take)
  15. Comes Love
Disc : 2
  1. Day In, Day Out
  2. Darn That Dream
  3. But Not For Me
  4. Body & Soul
  5. Just Friends (Instrumental)
  6. Stars Fell On Alabama
  7. Say It Isn't So
  8. Love Is Here To Stay
  9. One For My Baby (& One More For The Road)
  10. They Can't Take That From Me
  11. Embraceable You
  12. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
  13. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You?
By the time these recordings were made in 1956 and 57, Billie Holiday's life and career were ebbing to premature close. It's a story which has been told, twisted and embellished ad nauseum. Die-hard fans are bemused that her later work, with her voice reflecting the accumulated scars of addiction and misuse, should be so highly regarded. They prefer to listen to the prodigious output of her early recording career which started as early as 1935, and which reveals her talent as a vocal musician in all its youthful glory. But as biographer Donald Clarke's accompanying notes suggest, the decline of her voice actually heightened her ability as an interpreter of lyrics and it's this quality which makes these sessions so compulsive to listen to. In fact, they originally comprised two classic albums, Songs for Distingue Lovers and Body and Soul, made for Norman Granz's pioneering Verve label. True, the material is heavily biased towards the torch song, but there are a number of light pop standards ("Moonlight In Vermont" and "April In Paris") which make it absolutely clear that Holiday was never, even at this late stage, a one-dimensional tragedienne. --Piers Ford