This remarkable DVD includes 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 dates and 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 arc seen hare for the first time since their original broadcast. Holiday's first appearance on film, Duke Ellington's "Saddest Tale," and the classic "Tine and Mellow" with Lester Young. Goleman Hawkins, and other jazz greats.
Film and TV Performances
1. Saddest Tale
2. The Blues Are Brewin
3. Do You Know What It Means To Miss Hew Orleans
4. Please don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
5. Billie's Blues
6. My Man (Mon Homme)
7. Fine and Mellow
8. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
9. St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith
10. I Cover the Waterfront - Louis Armstrong
1. Swing! Brother, Swing!
2. They Can't Take That Away From Me
3. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
4. I'll get By
5. I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
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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