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Legacy - The World of Billie Holiday

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Frank Sinatra  One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)   buy on itunes
Madeleine Peyroux  (Getting Some) Fun Out of Life   buy on itunes
Joni Mitchell  Blue Motel Room   buy on itunes
Norah Jones  Don't Know Why   buy on itunes
Erykah Badu  Window Seat   buy on itunes
Macy Gray  Ghetto Love   buy on itunes
Diana Ross & The Supremes  Reflections   buy on itunes
Nina Simone  Four Women   buy on itunes
Squirrel Nut Zippers  Blue Angel   buy on itunes
George Shearing Quintet & Nancy Wilson  The Nearness of You   buy on itunes
Amy Winehouse  Me & Mr. Jones   buy on itunes
Shirley Horn  I Wanna Be Loved   buy on itunes
Dianne Reeves  We'll Be Together Again   buy on itunes
Cassandra Wilson  You Don't Know What Love Is   buy on itunes
Karen Dalton  I Love You More Than Words Can Say   buy on itunes


Yes, she's the godmother to the ladies of neo-soul, but Billie Holiday's musical offspring range far and wide — much farther and wider than you'd ever expect. Born a mere eight months after Holiday, Frank Sinatra was, in his own words, "dazzled by her soft, breathtaking beauty," and you can hear echoes of her late-night ruminations in his battle-weary ode to closing time, "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)." Janis Joplin, whose career was also cut short by the excesses of her very public private life, unleashes a feral howl in her bluesy cover of Big Mama Thornton's "Ball and Chain." And one of the most remarkable singing and songwriting talents of her generation, Amy Winehouse, breaks down whatever was left of the fourth wall to tell it like it is — warts and all — in "Me & Mr. Jones." From Erykah Badu to Madeleine Peyroux, Lady Day still casts a long shadow.
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