We remember Billie Holiday. ‘Billie Queen’

This day (July 17, 1959), in New York City, New York, died Eleanora Harris a.k.a Billie Holiday, an American jazz singer and songwriter.

VIDEO DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

My man don’t love Me (1967) . My Man . Strange Fruit . What A Little Moonlight Can Do (1958) . Don’t Explain (1958) . Fine And Mellow (1957) . w/ Louis Armstrong – The Blues Are Brewin’ . I Only Have Eyes For You (1956) . Billie Holiday & Count Basie – God Bless the Child / nor or Never (1952) . I Love You Porgy .

TOP 10

Billie Holiday Top 10 :

Easy Living . Strange Fruit . All of Me . God Bless the Child . Summertime . You’re My Thrill . What a Little Moonlight Can Do . My Man . Crazy He Calls Me . Blue Moon .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded on January 3, 4,7 & 9, 1957, Body and Soul is a studio album by Billie Holiday. >>

Billie Holiday’s Lady in Satin is an album released in June 1958 (the last during her lifetime). >>

Recorded (partly) on February 12, 1945 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic is a live album by Billie Holiday. >>

Released on February 4, 1997, Tony Bennett on Holiday is a studio album by Tony Bennett, recorded in tribute to Billie Holiday. >>

Recorded on January 18, 19, 1961, Travlin Light is an album (tribute to her idol Billie Holiday) by Anita ODay. >>

Recorded from January 3 to January 9, 1957, Songs for Distingué Lovers is an album by Billie Holiday. >>

Recorded on August 23 & 25, 1955, Music For Torching is a studio album by Billie Holiday. >>

Recorded on March 26, 1952, Billie Holiday Sings is the first album made by Billie Holiday. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[2014] if you are in Holland, you do not want to miss José James paying tribute to Billie Holiday on VPRO >> 20 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1957] you do not want to miss Billie Holiday at Art Ford’s Jazz Party on WNTA-TV in New York City >> 10 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (July 17, 1959), in New York City, New York, died Eleanora Harris a.k.a Billie Holiday, an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Billie Holiday : Her soulful, unique singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time. TODAY, Holiday is remembered for her masterpieces, creativity and vivacity, as many of Holiday’s songs are as well known today as they were decades ago.

The Unofficial BILLIE HOLIDAY Website : The development of her unique musical persona, which she refused to surrender in the big bands of Count Basie and Artie Shaw, is traced with the collaboration of Shaw himself. By the time she was twenty the jazz world seemed to be at Billie Holiday‘s feet; but then she became increasingly enmeshed in the world of narcotic drugs.

@last.fm : Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. Critic John Bush wrote that she “changed the art of American pop vocals forever. ” She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably “God Bless the Child,” “Don’t Explain,” and “Lady Sings The Blues.”

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