Her voice was one of the most beautiful in history and even today her music is an inspiration for many musicians. In this serie of blues remixes she can’t be missed. Billie Holiday was an american jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and musical partner Lester Young,
DJ Logic remixed her version of “Glad To Be Unhappy” brilliantly. This song was written by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers for their musical On Your Toes in 1936. Billie Holiday Recorded her version in 1958 for her Lady in Satin album.
Billie Holiday Glad To Be Unhappy
(DJ Logic Remix)
Turntablist and producer DJ Logic
DJ Logic aka Jason Kibler is an America Turtablist and DJ. On his website you will read that “DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and mixing his sound across the map. As one of the world’s most accomplished turntablist’s, DJ LOGIC is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip – hop realms and is considered by most as a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader”.
His remix of Glad To Be Unhappy is really top notch. Here and there it sounds like a Massive Attack song because of the hypnotic beats and the dreamy vocals. I also like the fact Logic kept this remix close to the original. In that sense, this is a timeless mix.
Original Version by Lady Day
Photo by William P. Gottlieb [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons