The album documents one of the few recordings of Holiday performing her live set at a nightclub. The recordings on the album were posthumously released by a small label in the s, sourced from a series of radio broadcasts made on Boston's WMEXlive from city's Storyville Club in Late that year, Holiday had performed for a week in the club, accompanied by the pianist and arranger Buster Harding and a rhythm section.
She was interviewed at the time by Nat Hentoffa local jazz critic and historian working for WMEX as well as Down Beatwho described her All Of Me [live] - Billie Holiday - Rare West Coast Recordings being at the time joyful, responsible, and cooperative, due to her recent marriage to Louis McKay.
As well as arriving on time for every set, she volunteered to perform extra sets specifically for the radio broadcast. Sharing the bill was Stan Getzwho Holiday praised for his ability to swing, and the two collaborated for several tunes that were also broadcast and included in this album.
The material on this album has been rereleased many times since, sometimes with different artwork and title, and sometimes adding other songs sourced from the same series of WMEX radio broadcasts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billie Holiday. Discography Awards and nominations. Book Category. Categories : Billie Holiday albums live albums. Hidden categories: Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats. Namespaces Article Talk.
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