José James On Song Travels The jazz and R&B singer remembers Billie Holiday by performing several of her signature tunes.
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José James In The Studio

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José James On Song Travels

José James On Song Travels

José James In The Studio

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Set List

  • James (voice), Leo Genovese (piano), "Good Morning Heartache" (Fisher, Higginbotham, Drake)
  • James (voice), Genovese (piano), "Body and Soul" (Green, Heyman, Sour, Eyton)
  • James (voice), Genovese (piano), "Fine and Mellow" (Holiday)
  • James (voice), Feinstein (voice), Genovese (piano), "When I Fall in Love" (Young, Heyman)
  • James (voice), Genovese (piano), "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)" (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)
  • James (voice), Genovese (piano), "Tenderly" (Gross, Lawrence)
  • James (voice), Genovese (piano), "God Bless the Child" (Holiday, Herzog)

Singer and songwriter José James draws his musical inspiration from hip-hop and indie rock in addition to jazz and R&B. He's toured extensively and has gained a following with his acclaimed 2013 album, No Beginning No End, and his 2014 release, While You Were Sleeping.

On this episode of Song Travels, James remembers Billie Holiday, who was born 100 years ago this past April, and performs her classics "Lover Man" and "God Bless the Child."

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