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Billie Holiday 1915-1959 - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at 44, her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era. Her vinyl recordings are widely sought after today.

Billie Holiday - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era.

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit  Rare Live Footage of one of the firtst anti rascism songs ever.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs

The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit'

Strange Fruit-Billie Holiday Rare Live Footage of one of the firtst anti rascism songs ever.

Billie Holiday, 1949 by Carl Van Vechten. [Lady Day swaps gardenias for roses so as not to be like Dinah!]

Carl Van Vechten ~ Billie Holiday , 1949 If I had to sing Doggie in the Window , that would actually be work. But singing songs like The.

Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.

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Billie Holiday, d’Orly airport, Paris, 1958 Jean-Pierre Leloir

Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough,  April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.    Nicknamed Lady Day, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.

Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough, April 1915 – July was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop.

LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947 Follow us on Tumblr  Pinterest  Facebook  Twitter

Billie Holiday "Lady Sings the Blues" [Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February

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El arrebato blues de Billie Holiday

Strange Fruit”, the song about black lynching in the south made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday, was originally a poem written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx.

Billie Holiday at work in NY city studio, 1957.

Billie Holiday recording "Lady in Satin," New York City, December 1957 Don Hunstein © 2013 Sony Music Entertainment

the incomparable Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday’s glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and floral prints, by brandi

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