The DVD "Billie Holiday on Films"

This rare and exclusive DVD shows Lady Day during 1 hour 10’.As a total it contains 9 sessions and 21 tracks.We have used the best possible sources from our personal collection.(some of the videos are of poor quality but present an important historical value).The video includes 1 film with two songs filmed in Paris in 1958, from michel fontanes private collection. (Copy rights reserved).This film has never been released and shows Billie in great condition . Video and sound are fair. Billie is only 8 months before her death in July 59. This is today almost all what is available on Billie Holiday worldwide.

“I have watched the DVD often since it arrived for review and I find it more captivating each time. Even if you have all the music on record, I think you will find hearing it again with the pictures will add a new dimension to your enjoyment. “
Bob Weir, Jazz Journal Apr.2007

This DVD is only for private and home use and no commercial use is allowed.
Price of the DVD is 20 euros or US$ 25.- surface mail included.

  1. SYMPHONY IN BLACK Film 1935 (complete) Jealousy Blues.
  2. Film “NEW ORLEANS” 1946. Do You Know What It MeansTo Miss New Orleans. Farewell To Storyville. The Blues Are Brewing.
  3. COUNT BASIE AND HIS SEXTET. Universal Studio 25/8/50. God Bless The Child. Now Baby Or Never.
  4. STEVE ALLEN SHOW. NBC NEW YORK 13/9/56. Please Don’t Talk About Me. I Love My Man. (also Billie filmed with Louis McKay on small extract).
  5. THE SOUND OF JAZZ. CBS 8/12/57.billie listening to Basie. Fine & Mellow.
  6. ART FORD JAZZ PARTY 17/7/58/+ Mal Waldron. Fooling Myself. Easy To Remember. Easy To Remember. What A Little Moonlight Can Do To You.
  7. ART FORD JAZZ PARTY 17/7/58.Moaning Low. Do’nt Explain. WhenYour Lover Has Gone (very rare video in very poor condition).
  8. PARIS NOVEMBER 1958. TRAVELIN LIGHT. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU. NEVER ISSUED BEFORE. Video and Sound VG. Billie+Mal Waldron.
  9. CHELSEA AT NIGHT. 24/2/59. Porgy. Please Don’t Talk. Strange Fruit.

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Extract Title : “Now Baby Or Never”