Thursday, December 8, 2011

More Billie Holiday and Elis Regina

I was listening to the Billie Holiday - Elis Regina comp I made last year (which you can still download) a while ago and, well, I thought it'd be nice to have another volume. Score one for niceness. :)

20 Anos Blue Elis Regina
I Love My Man Billie Holiday
I Don't Want To Cry Anymore Billie Holiday
O Que Foi Feito De Vera with Milton Nascimento Elis Regina
All Of Me Billie Holiday
Madalena Elis Regina
Bicho Do Mato Elis Regina
Swing, Brother, Swing Billie Holiday
Canto de Ossanha Elis Regina & Toots Thielemans
Jeepers Creepers Billie Holiday
Alo Saudade Elis Regina
Who Wants Love? Billie Holiday
East Of The Sun Billie Holiday
O Que Tinha De Ser Elis Regina
These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) Billie Holiday
Gracias a la Vida Elis Regina
Them There Eyes Billie Holiday
E Com Esse Que Eu Vou Elis Regina
Confissao Elis Regina
What A Little Moonlight Can Do Billie Holiday


Den said...

I've just recently found your fine blog and all your interests really confirm your free-range diversity and good taste.
I don't think I've ever seen these two ladies of song done together... more inventive than "the it girls of country and rock" Chrissy Hynde and Emmylou Harris redux... Hey, that's a great idea too! Just sayin'
Elis Regina is special in Brazilian song, perhaps the two had early tragedy, that is, Elis and Lady Day. SO THANX and I'm pleasantly surprised by this fine group.
Hey, this morning, by chance, I'm listening to a jazz singer I just recently found... Britta Rex. She's got good pipes, inventive approach, pretty word driven, and good sound, with a great backup band, excellent arrangements, on a disc called "Traces of Life" , I recommend if you haven't heard. Sorry if you got her here already and I don't know. I'm still finding my way in your vast estate.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Hey, glad you like it - and I must admit to patting myself back a little when I came up with the pairing. :)

Haven't heard of Britta Rex, but will definitely check her stuff out.