- Album name: Billie Ella Lena Sarah
- Artist name: Various artists (Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan)
- Year: 1980
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Columbia Records
- Collection: Selman
- Buy it:
- Amazon (CD): $18.70
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve heard of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan (Holiday and Fitzgerald far more than Horne and Vaughan), but don’t really know much about any of them or their music.
What I expected
Upbeat jazz that showcases vocal talent.
What it was actually like
This was much more old-timey than I anticipated, and definitely far less upbeat. I didn’t enjoy it anywhere near as much as I expected!
Nice Work If You Can Get It was ok. Side 2 seemed like it was getting off to a much livelier start than side 1, with What A Little Moonlight Can Do, but ultimate most of this record was pretty bland.
2/5: weak, but I was able to listen to the whole thing