Portrait – Billie Holiday

Release name: Portrait

Picture: https://jazzinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/MTItMzA3NS5qcGVn.jpeg

Label: Storyville

Label code: DALP 2/1940

Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Reissue

Country: Germany

Release date: 1974

Genre: Jazz, Blues

Style: Swing


A 1 Strange Fruit
A 2 Yesterdays
A 3 Fine And Mellow
A 4 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
A 5 How Am I To Know
A 6 My Old Flame
A 7 I`ll Get By
A 8 I Cover The Waterfront
B 1 I’ll Be Seeing You
B 2 I’m Yours
B 3 Embraceable You
B 4 As Time Goes By
B 5 She’s Funny That Way
B 6 Lover Come Back To Me
B 7 I Love My Man
B 8 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
C 1 Billie’s Blues
C 2 Lover Man
C 3 Them There Eyes
C 4 My Man
C 5 I Cover The Waterfront
C 6 Crazy He Calls Me
C 7 Lover Come Back To Me
D 1 Detour Ahead
D 2 Strange Fruit
D 3 Drivin’ Me Crazy
D 4 Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do
D 5 All Of Me
D 6 I Loves You Porgy
D 7 Miss Brown To You


  • Distributed By – Metronome


  • Illustration, CoverPatrick Von Spreckelsen
  • Liner NotesHauke Voigt


Record 1 of this 2 Lp Set is a Reissue of the US Compilation Billie Holiday – Twelve Of Her Greatest Interpretations and does feature early recordings 1939-1944. Release date and details for Commodore Records Compilation is unknown.
Record 2 of this 2 Lp Set is a Release of later recordings, approximately taken 1958 Live in Storyville Club, Boston and was original released by Storyville Records Billie Holiday – At Storyville Club, Boston, Vol. 1. It`s rather unknown when and where this recordings were released first.

The outer gatefold Cover illustration by Patrick von Spreckelsen was mainly influenced by the Cover illustration of a US Compilation – Billie Holiday – Billie Holiday – Commodore Records FL 30,008. Inside the gatefold are liner notes in german language by Hauke Voigt.

The timings on Labels do not match with the timings on Cover.


  • Matrix / Runout: Ⓟ 1974
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Buy link: https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/12628404?ev=rb

All artists: Billie Holiday