(2012) Priscilla Loves Billy

Priscilla Paris

... read moreGirl group alumna Priscilla Paris may not seem the logical candidate to record a collection of jazz standards identified with Billie Holiday, but listen closer to the Paris Sisters' records and beneath her breathy vocals exists a potent undercurrent of loneliness and loss. Priscilla Loves Billy does...

38′:44″ 12 Songs

1
Priscilla Paris
Just Friends
2:38
2
Priscilla Paris
He's Funny That Way
3:14
3
Priscilla Paris
Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me
3:27
4
Priscilla Paris
There Is No Greater Love
3:21
5
Priscilla Paris
I Love You Porgy
3:03
6
Priscilla Paris
Stars Fell On Alabama
2:55
7
Priscilla Paris
Tenderly
3:44
8
Priscilla Paris
My Man
3:02
9
Priscilla Paris
Moonglow
2:45
10
Priscilla Paris
Crazy She Calls Me
3:27
11
Priscilla Paris
In My Solitude
3:37
12
Priscilla Paris
Girls Were Made To Take Care Of Boys
3:31
Released 01 August 2012, ℗ Screenland Records

Review

Girl group alumna Priscilla Paris may not seem the logical candidate to record a collection of jazz standards identified with Billie Holiday, but listen closer to the Paris Sisters' records and beneath her breathy vocals exists a potent undercurrent of loneliness and loss. Priscilla Loves Billy does real justice to Holiday's spirit and brilliance, largely because Paris doesn't even attempt to match the matchless; instead, she favors the kind of light, airy pop arrangements that serve her best, teaming with arrangers Sid Feller and Don Peake to create a sweetly romantic record informed by genuine pathos and poignancy. ~ Jason Ankeny