Billy Holiday 4/7/15- 5/17/59

17 Jul

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Harris April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American  singer and songwriter. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and musical partner , Holiday had 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. One of the greats of all time.

A retrospective of great ladies singing the blues:

One of my favorite movies of all time The great Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues .. beautiful and tragic,,,

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