Reviews for music released in 1949.
1. Billie Holiday: “Them There Eyes” (8/10)
This is another bouncy big band track where the band sounds massive. There are solos in this one. A return to jazz. (There’s even a call and response section, albeit a brief one.)
2. Billie Holiday: “‘Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do” (7/10)
Up-tempo big band. Stands out among these late ’40s track. Music doesn’t fit the lyrics, which is neat. (Though they defend abuse…)
3. Billies Holiday: “You’re My Thrill” (6/10)
Romantic orchestration this time. A little over the top. But Holiday still thinks she’s singing jazz, which makes it a lot easier to take.