Billie Holiday

In the nearly 50 years since her death in 1959, vocalist Billie Holiday has become a prisoner of her legend – a legend that to some degree she was complicit in creating. She is considered today not simply an inventive, powerful, and even revolutionary musician, but a tortured victim of the jazz life. Today the public is probably less familiar with her music than it is with the lurid depictions of her story – her 1956 autobiography Lady Sings the Blues, a sensationalistic tome ghost-written by tabloid journalist William Dufty, and the hit like-titled 1972 film starring ex-Supremes lead singer Diana Ross,... Read More

City Of Origin:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Genre:
Jazz, Jazz Vocal
Birthdate:
04/07/1915
Death date:
07/17/1959
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These 'n That 'n Those

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I'll Never Fail You

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Hello My Darling

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Let's Dream in the Moonlight

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Twenty Four Hours a Day

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Miss Brown to You

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What a Little Moonlight Can Do

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