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Billie Holiday: The Complete Decca Recordings 4LP Box Set

Billie Holiday


Billie Holiday was at the peak of her vocal artistry during her 5 ½ years with Decca Records, 1944 to 1950.
This four-LP limited edition collection set captures every musical nuance of this brilliant period. The 50 tracks include master takes of all 36 songs she recorded for the label, plus additional versions and alternate takes.
Included is a 20-page booklet featuring many rare photographs of the artist, an interview with her Decca producer, Milt Gabler, and extensive liner notes documenting the period and the music.


LP 1

Side A
1. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
2. No More
3. No More (Alternate)
4. That Ole Devil Called Love
5. Don’t Explain (First Version)
6. Big Stuff (First Version)
7. Don’t Explain

Side B
1. Big Stuff (Second Version)
2. You Better Go Now
3. What Is This Thing Called Love?
4. Good Morning Heartache
5. No Good Man (Alternate)
6. No Good Man

LP 2

Side C
1. Big Stuff (Breakdown & Chatter)
2. Big Stuff (Third Version)
3. Big Stuff
4. Baby, I Don’t Cry Over You (Alternate)
5. Baby, I Don’t Cry Over You
6. I’ll Look Around (Alternate) 7. I’ll Look Around

Side D
1. The Blues Are Brewin’
2. Guilty (Alternate)
3. Guilty (Breakdown & Chatter)
4. Guilty
5. Deep Song
6. There Is No Greater Love
7. Easy Living

LP 3

Side E
1. Solitude (Alternate)
2. Solitude
3. Weep No More
4. Girls Were Made To Take Care Of Boys
5. I Loves You, Porgy
6. My Man (Mon Homme) (Alternate)

Side F
1. My Man (Mon Homme)
2. ’Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do (Alternate)
3. ’Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do
4. Baby Get Lost
5. Keeps On A-Rainin’
6. Them There Eyes

LP 4

Side G

1. Do Your Duty
2. Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer)
3. You Can’t Lose A Broken Heart (Duet With Louis Armstrong)
4. My Sweet Hunk O’ Trash (Duet With Louis Armstrong)
5. Now Or Never
6. You’re My Thrill

Side H
1. Crazy He Calls Me
2. Please Tell Me Now
3. Somebody’s On My Mind
4. God Bless The Child
5. This Is Heaven To Me