The Billie Holiday The Ultimate Collection DVD features rare TV and film performances, an especially rare radio interview with Mike Wallace, an audio-only rehearsal session with pianist Jimmy Rowles, audio interviews with friends and fellow musicians, an interactive timeline and an evocative photo-document gallery featuring hundreds of images, from rare photos to personal letters, plus Lady Day’s complete recording history for major record companies. Performance highlights include three from 1956’s Stars Of Jazz TV that are seen here for the first time since their original broadcast, Holiday’s first appearance on film, Duke Ellington’s “Saddest Tale,” and the classic “Fine And Mellow” with Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and other jazz greats.
FILM AND TV PERFORMANCES
The Blues Are Brewin’
Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New Orleans)?
My Man (Mon Homme)
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
Fine And Mellow
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
St. Louis Blues – Bessie Smith
I Cover The Waterfront – Louis Armstrong
Swing! Brother, Swing!
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
I’ll Get By
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
John Hammond, Jo Jones, Roy Eldridge, Barney Josephson, Tiny Grimes, Billy Eckstine, Jimmy Rowles, Sylvia Syms, Corky Hale 1955 Audio Rehearsal: Billie Holiday And Jimmy Rowles For “Jeepers Creepers”
1956 Audio Interview: Billie Holiday With Mike Wallace, Night Beat
Timeline: Hundreds Of Images And Interactive Features
Complete Recording History For Okeh, Vocalion, Brunswick, Aladdin, Columbia, Commodore, Capitol, Decca, Clef And Verve