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I love hearing candid interviews of Lady Day! She was quite adorable.
This is rarely heard interview with Lady Day in Toronto, Canada in 1952. She talks about a number of different things, including the “good old days” with Teddy Wilson and Artie Shaw, her recent 22 sides she made for Norman Granz and how her and Granz were planning on doing albums with strings dedicated to songwriters such as Gershwin and Jerome Kern and Cole Porter (sound familiar?), Toronto, actually Montreal, hometown boy Oscar Peterson, and her plans on going to Europe.