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Billie Holiday

Jose James attends Chicago Jazz Festival (2015)

September 4, 2015 - José James, backed by Leo Genovese (p, Fender Rhodes), Solomon Dorsey (b) and Nate Smith (d) sings Coltrane and Billie Holiday at "Chicago Jazz Festival" at Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago, IL

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.Digest Tracklist : My Man . Strange Fruit . What A Little Moonlight Can Do (1958) . Don't Explain…

This week In Soul Artists 26

Billie Holiday, The Temptations, Martha and The Vandellas, Etta James, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, George Clinton, the P Funk All Stars, Bernie Worrell, the Woo Warriors. They are the…

We remember Nina Simone. ‘Nina Quitte Pas’

This day ( April 21, 2003), in Carry-le-Rouet (France), died Eunice Kathleen Waymon a.k.a. Nina Simone, an American singer, songwriter and pianistDigest Tracklist : Ne Me Quitte Pas . See Line Woman . A Single Woman (1993) . Fodder In Her…

We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed 'Pres' or 'Prez', an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams - (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin'…

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong's exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist.Who ever they were, Billie Holiday,…

Jazzin’Around Pork Pie Hat

Starting and ending with Charles Mingus's composition 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Charles Mingus'. It has Charlie Haden, Count Basie, Charlie Haden, Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong…

I Wish I Could But I Can’t

From 'I Can't Stay Mad At You' to 'I Can't Get Started' , we have mixed 17 'Jazz, Soul, Blues,…' tunes around the theme of 'Things You Can't Do'. It has Skeeter Davis, Shirley Bassey, Jerry Lee Lewis, Connie McLean's Rythm Boys and many…

Egocentrics

From 'Me, Myself And I' to 'Me And Piney Brown' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz and Other Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Me And The Rest Of The World'. It has Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday & Lester Young, Edith Piaf, Patience And…