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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Billie Holiday CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Billie Holiday albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Billie Holiday record collection, Billie Holiday CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Billie Holiday and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Billie Holiday Biography

Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 ? July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day, was an American singer known equally for her difficult life and her emotive, poignant singing voice. Holiday has long been considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. According to Billie Holiday's accounts, she was recruited by a brothel, worked as a prostitute, and was eventually imprisoned for a short time. It was in Harlem in the early 1930s that she started singing for tips in various night clubs. According to legend, penniless and facing eviction, she sang "Body and Soul" in a local club and reduced the audience to tears. She later worked at various clubs for tips, ultimately landing at Pod's and Jerry's, a well known Harlem jazz club. Her early work history is hard to verify, though accounts say she was working at a club named Monette's in 1933 when she was discovered by talent scout John Hammond.

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Billie Holiday Discography Updated January 2007
Billie Holiday Albums

Billie Holiday Vinyl & Billie Holiday CDs: Studio Recordings

1950 Billie Holiday Sings Mercury
1950 Billie Holiday, Vol. 1 Jolly Roger
1950 Billie Holiday, Vol. 2 Jolly Roger
1953 An Evening with Billie Holiday Clef
1954 Billie Holiday, Vol. 3 Jolly Roger
1954 Lady Sings the Blues Polygram
1955 Music for Torching Clef
1955 All or Nothing at All Polygram
1956 Songs for Distingué Lovers Classic
1956 Jazz Recital Clef
1956 Velvet Moods Clef
1956 A Recital by Billie Holiday Clef
1957 Body and Soul Mobile
1958 Lady in Satin Classic
1958 Blues Are Brewin' Decca
1959 Last Recordings Verve
1959 Billie Holiday Castle
1959 Stay with Me Polygram
1960 The Unforgettable Lady Day Verve
1990 Embraceable You Verve
1992 Lady Day & Pres Fremaux
1998 Back to Back: Billie Holiday and Etta James Excelsior
1999 Miss Brown to You Swing House
2002 Singin' the Blues Universal
2002 Love for Sale Prestige
2002 Fine and Mellow Prestige
2002 Billie Holiday For Lovers Verve
2003 Day In, Day Out HearMusic
2004 Autumn in New York Giants of Jazz
2004 Ghost of Yesterday Blue Orchid

Billie Holiday Records and Billie Holiday CD Releases: Live Recordings

1936 Don't Explain Audio Fidelity
1937 As Time Goes By Drive Archive
1944 Fine & Mellow Collectables
1946 Jazz at the Philharmonic Verve
1949 Broadcast Performances, Vol. 1 ESP
1951 Billie Holiday at Storyville 1201 Music
1951 The Complete 1951 Storyville Club Sessions Fresh Sound
1953 Radio & TV Broadcasts 1953-56 ESP
1956 Broadcast Performances, Vol. 3 1956-58 ESP
1956 The Essential Billie Holiday Carnegie Hall... Verve
1958 The Monterey Jazz Festival with Buddy... Black Hawk
1964 Rare Live Recordings RIC
1991 Billie Holiday Live Verve
1990 Classic Live Recordings JCI
1993 Broadcast Performances, Vol. 4 Esp
1995 At Carnegie Hall: The Billie Holiday Story,... Polygram
1995 Immortal Lady in Concert Musketeer
2000 1949-52 Radio & TV Broadcast Calibre
2000 1953-1956 Radio & TV Broadcast Calibre
2001 Live at Stratford 57 & Rare Interviews Baldwin Street
2002 New York to Los Angeles: 1935-1944
2005 Lady Live 1939-1940 Columbia

Compilation Billie Holiday Vinyl and Billie Holiday CD's: 1930s - 1980s

1933 Billie Holiday (1933-1937) Classics
1933 Billie Holiday: The Legacy Box 1933-1958 Columbia
1933 The Complete Recordings 1933-1940 Affinity
1933 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 1... Columbia
1933 The Voice of Jazz: The Complete Recordings... Affinity
1935 If You Were Mine Drive Archive
1935 Lady Day Columbia
1936 God Bless the Child MCA Special
1936 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 2... Columbia
1936 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 3... Columbia
1936 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vols. 1-9 Columbia
1937 Lover Man: Jazz Archives, Vol. 6 Jazz Archives
1937 Miss Brown to You Jazz Time
1937 The Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra... Classics
1937 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 4... Columbia
1937 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 5... Columbia
1938 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 6... Columbia
1938 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 7... Masters of
1939 Billie Holiday Commodore
1939 Billie Holiday (1939-1940) Classics
1939 Billie Holiday (1939-1949)
1939 I'll Be Seeing You Commodore
1939 Strange Fruit Atlantic
1939 The Commodore Master Takes GRP
1939 The Commodore Recordings Mainstream
1939 The Complete Commodore Recordings GRP
1939 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 8... Masters of
1940 Billie Holiday (1948-1959) Royal
1940 Control Booth Series, Vol. 1: 1940-1941 Storyville
1940 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 9... Columbia
1940 The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 9... Columbia
1941 Control Booth Series, Vol. 2 Jazz Unlimited
1942 Billie's Blues Musketeer
1944 Masters of Jazz, Vol. 3 Storyville
1944 Story MCA
1944 The Billie Holiday Story MCA
1944 The Complete Decca Recordings GRP
1944 The Complete Original American Decca... MCA
1944 The Lady's Decca Days, Vol. 1 MCA
1944 The Lady's Decca Days, Vol. 2 MCA
1945 Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald MCA
1945 The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve... Polygram
1945 Verve Jazz Masters 47: Sings Standards Verve
1946 Billie Holiday on Verve (1946-1959) Verve
1946 Lady in Autumn: The Best of the Verve Years Verve
1949 For a Lady Named Billie Giants of Jazz
1949 Summer of 1949 Bandstand
1950 Favorites Columbia
1951 Billie and Stan Dale
1951 Billie Holiday, Al Hibbler and the Blues Imperial
1952 First Verve Sessions Polygram
1952 Lover Man Prime Cuts
1952 Solitude Polygram
1952 The Billie Holiday Songbook Polygram
1952 The Essential Billie Holiday: Songs of Lost... Verve
1956 Compact Jazz: Billie Holiday Verve
1956 The Lady Sings Charly Budget
1957 Billie Holiday Sings the Blues Score
1957 Embraceable You Prism
1959 The Billie Holiday Story, Vol. 1 Columbia
1960 The Unforgettable Lady Day Verve
1961 The Essential Billie Holiday Rerooted
1962 Lady Love United Artists
1962 The Golden Years, Vol. 1 Columbia
1965 Billie Holiday Clef
1965 Once Upon a Time Mainstream
1966 Lady Verve
1966 The Golden Years, Vol. 2 Columbia
1967 Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits MCA
1973 Billie Holiday Original Recordings Columbia
1973 The Billie Holiday Story, Vol. 2 Columbia
1973 The History of Billie Holiday Verve
1975 A Day in the Life of Billie Holiday Different
1976 Lady Day Blues AJ
1977 Easy to Remember ITI
1979 Swing! Brother, Swing! Sony Special
1980 Giants of Jazz Time-Life
1984 The Silver Collection Verve
1986 History of the Real Billie Holiday Polygram
1986 Sound of Jazz Columbia
1988 Lady Day (1939-1944): The Sixteen Original... Tristar
1988 The Billie Holiday Collection Deja Vu

More Billie Holiday Music CD Compilations: 1990s - Present

1991 Billie Holiday Sony Special
1991 Billie Holiday, Vol. 2: I Cried for You Patricia
1991 I Like Jazz: The Essence of Billie Holiday Columbia
1991 Them There Eyes Royal
1992 Billie's Best Verve
1992 Billie's Blues Bulldog
1992 Lover Man Sound
1992 The Early Classics Pearl
1993 16 Most Requested Songs Columbia
1993 Collection Castle
1993 God Bless the Child Pilz
1993 Talks & Sings Quicksilver
1994 Best of Billie Holiday Tristar
1994 Billie Holiday Vol. 1 (1933-1947) RCA Makin'
1994 Billie Sings, Terence Plays Columbia
1994 First Issue: Great American Songbook Polygram
1994 God Bless the Child Universal
1994 Jazz 'Round Midnight: Billie Holiday Polygram
1994 Long Gone Blues Tristar
1994 Millenium Anthology Millenium
1994 The Billie Holiday Story, Vol. 3 Polygram
1994 The Man I Love Pickwick
1994 Verve Jazz Masters 12: Billie Holiday Verve
1995 Billie Sings the Blues Sandy Hook
1995 Billie's Blues Start
1995 Box Set Masters of
1995 Carelessly Smash
1995 Fine & Mellow Indigo
1995 God Bless the Child Prime Cuts
1995 Good Morning Heartache Four Star
1995 Greatest Hits GRP
1995 Greatest Hits GRP
1995 Jazz Portrait Tristar
1995 Lady Sings the Blues: Original Sessions... Accord
1995 Lady Sings the Blues: The Billie Holiday... Verve
1995 Lover Come Back to Me Drive
1995 Me Myself and I Milan
1995 On the Sentimental Side Past Perfect
1995 Original Historic Recordings Jazz Archives
1995 The Billie Holiday Story, Vol. 5: Music for... Polygram
1995 The Gold Collection Deja Vu
1995 Vol. 1: 1933-1936 Masters of
1995 Vol. 10: 1940-1941 Masters of
1995 Vol. 2: 1936-1937 Masters of
1995 Vol. 3: 1934-1937 Masters of
1995 Vol. 4: 1937 Masters of
1995 Vol. 5: 1937-1938 Masters of
1995 Vol. 6: 1938 Masters of
1995 Vol. 9: 1940 Masters of
1995 With Bobby Black Label
1996 1935-1938 Fat Boy
1996 1940-1942 Classics
1996 1944 Classics
1996 40 Great Songs Musketeer
1996 American Legends # 9: Billie Holiday Laserlight
1996 Billie Holiday Love Songs Sony/Legacy
1996 Billie's Blues Collector's
1996 Billie's Blues Leader Music
1996 Billie's Blues Avid
1996 Fine & Mellow Collector's
1996 God Bless the Child K-Tel
1996 Golden Hits Intercontinent
1996 Her Best Recordings: 1935-1942 Best of Jazz
1996 Immortal Lady Day, Vol. 1 Charly Budget
1996 Jazz After Dark: Great Songs, Vol. 1 Public Music
1996 Jazz After Dark: Great Songs, Vol. 2 Public Music
1996 Lady Day's 25 Greatest: 1933-1944 ASV/Living Era
1996 Love Me or Leave Me Hallmark
1996 Love Songs Sony
1996 Me Myself & I Eclipse Music
1996 Miss Brown to You 1933-1936 Jazztory
1996 This Is Jazz, Vol. 15 Sony
1996 Vol. 11: 1941-1942 Masters of
1997 Ain't Nobody's Business Century Vista
1997 Billie Holiday: Members Edition Members
1997 Billie Holliday: Triple Gold Start
1997 Complete, Vol. 12: 1942-1944 Masters of
1997 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Galaxy
1997 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Galaxy
1997 Priceless Jazz GRP
1997 Revue Collection Revue
1997 The Ultimate Billie Holiday Polygram
1997 Vol. 1: 1935-1939 L'art Vocal
1998 Back 2 Back Intercontinent
1998 Back to Back: Billie Holiday and Etta James Excelsior
1998 Billie's Blues Wolf
1998 Gold Collection Fine Tune
1998 Gold Collection Retro Music
1998 Golden Classics Double Play
1998 Greatest Hits Sony
1998 Lady Day & Prez Fremeaux &

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