Body and Soul

每当听到比莉‧哈乐黛的歌声,就不禁汗涔涔而泪潸潸。她的歌声带着沉重的社会写实感,坎坷的身世加上苍凉的际遇更加的使她的声音有着与众不同的韵味。一种能透视人生的洗鍊, 在她歌生中表显现无遗。
本张专辑是她在Verve厂牌旗下所发行的一张重要专辑。专辑同名曲“Body and Soul”是萨克斯风手Coleman Hawkins成名曲,比莉的嗓音在这裡的表现出乎意料之外的纤细成熟。本张专辑也收录了许多盖希文的经典曲目,诸如“They Can`t Take That Away From Me”、“Let`s Call the Whole Thing Off”与“Embraceable You”等,都是脍炙人口的名曲。由比莉˙哈乐黛诠释起来,更有着别的歌手难以达到的艺术成就,值得一听再听。

This session comes from close to the end of the line (1959) in the erstwhile swinging company of Barney Kessel on guitar, Ben Webster on tenor, and naysayers will be quick to point out that Lady Day wasn’t in peak form here. But Billie Holiday with some of the platinum chipped off the pipes is still way better than a buncha finger-snappin’ wannabes anyday. Her interpretations of the title cut, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” and “Darn That Dream” hold you in the palm of her hand with their gentle swing and the band support here is never less than stellar. This Mobile Fidelity reissue (also available as an audiophile vinyl pressing) features in-the-control-room sound that makes this session sound even cozier. The Lady sings and swings.

by Cub Koda


  1. Body and Soul
  2. They Can’t Take That Away from Me
  3. Darn That Dream
  4. Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
  5. Comes Love
  6. Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
  7. Embraceable You
  8. Moonlight in Vermont

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