Billie & Ella & Carmen

Three High Priestesses of the Jazz Vocal Tradition, all born during the month of April: Billie Holliday on April 7th, Carmen McRae on April 8th, and Ella Fitzgerald on April 25th — here’s to the Ladies.

Lover, Come Back To Me on Billie’s Fine and Mellow: Golden Classics, followed by Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered on Ella’s First Lady Of Song , and Suddenly In Walked Bud on Carmen’s Dream Of Life

God Bless The Child on Billie’s Complete American Decca Recordings, followed by Blue Skies on Pure Ella, and Miss Brown To You on Carmen’s Dream of Life

What A Little Moonlight Can Do on Billie’s Fine and Mellow: Golden Classics, followed by Love You Madly on Ella’s Love Songs, and Sunday on Carmen’s Dream of Life

Fine and Mellow on Ken Burn’s Jazz Collection: Billie Holiday, followed by a change in pace with Party Blues on Joe Williams’ Finest Hour, and I Didn’t Know What Time on Carmen’s Dream of Life

We close out with Darn That Dream on Jazz ‘Round Midnight: Billie Holiday

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