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A Billie Holiday Songbook - Lara Downes
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  1. Yesterdays
  2. God bless the child
  3. Blue moon
  4. Willow weep for me
  5. Don't explain
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  1. Yesterdays
  2. God bless the child
  3. Blue moon
  4. Willow weep for me
  5. Don't explain
  6. Body and soul
  7. I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you
  8. I wished on the moon
  9. Them there eyes
  10. Billie's blues
  11. Good morning heartache
  12. The end of a love affair
  13. What a little moonlight can do
  14. Ain't nobody's business
  15. Strange fruit
  16. I'll be seeing you
  17. Lover man
  18. I'm a fool to want you
  19. I'll be around
  20. I cover the waterfront
  21. (In my) solitude
  22. But beautiful
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The title A Billie Holiday Songbook on this release by the unconventional American pianist Lara Downes may refer to that of George Gershwin's Song-Book for piano composed (or abstracted from his live improvisations) by George Gershwin in 1932. The Gershwin work is probably the nearest point of reference for this collection of piano arrangements of Billie Holiday's hit songs: the textures of most of the pieces are dense, and they depart considerably from the melodies of the originals. Some of them circle back to Holiday by ...

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A Billie Holiday Songbook 2015, Steinway & Sons

UPC: 034062300266

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