Thomasina | If Only.......Billie Unsung

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If Only.......Billie Unsung

by Thomasina

Hear Billie Holiday's voice on classics she never recorded through Thomasina's soul stirring renditions that will have you believing it really is ....BILLIE
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. So Nice
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2. Boy From Ipanema
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3. Take Five
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4. Look of Love
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5. More
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6. Corcovado
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7. Our Day Will Come
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8. What's Wrong With Me
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9. Don't Explain
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10. Strange Fruit
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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This CD is about how I fell in love with Billie's music & voice...
As I was researching for this project, I began to fully understand just how much Billie contributed to jazz - how much she lived through her songs and how her
songs came to life because of her unique phrasing, voice and spirit. I miss her... of course I never met her, but I miss her. She had so much more to give... if only life had taken better care of her. I think many people think of her as I did - stuck in the '30s & '40s - but she was so close to the new sounds of music like the explosion of Motown, Rock & Roll and the continuing evolution of jazz. I couldn't help but hear her voice on a young Barry Gordy tune or to the music of Burt Bacharach. So, here they are... my interpretations of 8 songs written between 1959-1965 in Billie's essence. I hope you are able to sense Billie's spirit through these songs as I did in creating this CD.
I humbly submit to you: If Only... Billie Unsung
With love,
Thomasina


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Dr. Powell

A must have
She sounds just like Billie. The cd is fantastic. My favorite cut is her rendition of the "the look of love".

Go ahead, click buy it!

kevin Klostermann

Wow!! great interpretation
This CD lives up to the artists intent as stated in the liner notes. Even though Billie never sang these songs, one can easily imagine that this is the way she would have done them.

julien

I swear this is Billie... right?!?!?!?!?
I need MORE! I feel like I've discovered a hidden treasure. This is the kind of artistry and creativity I always hope to find, but never expect to. Phenominal. Best birthday gift ever! I'm really excited to see what's next for Thomasina!

Viktorija

Smashing
This is one of the best interpretations heard. She sings fantastically well - the voice is great, the mood is right and the instruments are very appropriate. Really happy with the purchase, so thank you to CDbaby for recommending it! :)

CB


This CD could have been a great disapointment or come off as a stunt. It is neither. It is an amazing CD that pulls off the "Billie" 2004 trick and beyond. Very musical, captures the "Billie" type of expressive singing extremely well and presents a diverse program of tunes that creates a great soulful mood.

Ctmoura (from Brazil)

Thanks, Thomasina!
You made us hear Billie Holiday singing Antonio Carlos Jobim with an amazing voice reencarnation. Go now to Mancini's songs and the standards that Billie never recorded like 'Stardust'.

Carmen Shanell

Beautiful!
This CD is Simply Beautiful. I was looking only for the song Take Five under the assumption it was recorded by Billie. I was skeptical when I found out it wasn't her. Now I am so glad that I ordered the CD anyway. The essence of Billie with a sprinkle of other great energy like Nina Simone. Can't wait to see what's next!!!!

Angela

WOW!!!!
WOW! I agree, you would have thought that these were a "found" collection of songs from Ms. Holiday herself. Thank you for sharing these songs, they are wonderful. Much success in all you do....Peace and Blessings!

CD Baby


Hold on to your jaw because Thomasina is the closest thing to Billie Holiday since Billie herself. If Billie could have made just one more record, if she had been able to give us a little more of her unique, legendary style, this could very well be the album. With all the elegance, the class, the charm and that distinctive delivery, "If Only" carries the torch, pays respect and offers tribute to one of the greatest vocalists in all jazz history.


just a great voice and wonderful interpretation to classic songs
i liked the songs very much, made my skin like goose's bubles to hear such great versions . waiting for more to come. eitan.
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