A TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY RELEASED ON JULY 5th, 2011
ROMO*PR , June 6, 2011
StormVox Records will release A Tribute to Billie Holiday on July 5, 2011 a new compilation featuring Angela Bassett as the guest narrator and musical performances from some of todays hottest musical talent including Esperanza Spalding, Babyface, Rocco DeLuca, Boz Scaggs, Shelby Lynne, and more!
One of the highlights is Grammy-winner Esperanza Spaldings interpretation of Ill Look Around.
Billie Holidays vocal and songwriting legacy continues to influence generations of musicians. Admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing, Holidays music continues to inspire and touch people in ways that transcend the decades since her passing over 50 years ago.
As a young child, actor Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Armageddon, and more) fell in love with Billie Holidays music. With a plan to one day honor her pioneering work, Stormare has officially released A Tribute To Billie Holiday via his label, StormVox Records.
I discovered Billie Holiday through my mother who recommended the autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues by Billie Holiday. From the moment I opened the book, my life was never the same again.
Peter continues, Billies blunt words cut like knives, opening my eyes to her struggles but also opening my soul to something bigger.
A Tribute To Billie Holiday Track Listing 1. Angela Bassett Intro 2. Deborah Cox Fine and Mellow 3. Shelby Lynne Youve Changed 4. Erin Boheme Them There Eyes 5. Renee Olstead Good Morning Heartache 6. A.J. Croce Aint Nobodys Business If I Do 7. Patti Austin, Dave Koz & Luis Conte Body and Soul 8. Rocco DeLuca Lady Sings The Blues 9. Esperanza Spalding Ill Look Around 10. Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Strange Fruit 11. Frida Payne Billies Blues 12. Boz Scaggs Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 13. Rickie Lee Jones They Cant Take That Away From Me 14. Brownstone God Bless The Child