Billie Holiday for Buddy Holly. I've always thought she was a man, and had no idea what type of music she fell into. Until I listened to the first song on this album. It turns out, 'I'm a Fool to Want You', is almost on repeat during a perfume commercial that airs all the time. I heard the first song, and instantly recognized it. Thankfully, I started this challenge so if I ever met a fan of Billie Holiday I wouldn't make myself look extremely stupid by identifying her as something completely different.
Billie Holiday has a really good, and unique voice, but after the eighth song I felt like I was on repeat. The first song might be worth a download, but the others seem like the same song to me. You could do a lot of slow dancing to this music though, and in between that and Frank Sinatra you're set for the evening. As with most 50s music I've listened to her music fits into the theme of heartbreak, and not having her feelings returned. That must have happened a lot during that era.
I found it quite tragic that Billie Holiday passed away not too long after this hit album. I'm not sure how long she was around in the music industry before then, but it seemed this album was the one that put her down in music history.
If you're looking for some sad slow tunes then you might be into this. If I ever get to feeling rejected I'll have to get out this album since it doesn't really evoke any other emotions. Other than I prefer my music to have a little jive to it. This had no jive.