Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan) April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

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Billie Holiday. Her effortless, velvet voice just pours the notes she sings, like melted chocolate over molds. There is a grave depth of sadness in her music, bringing shattering vulnerability to it's beauty.

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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

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Billie Holiday’s glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and '40s-era floral prints...

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hennyproud: “ “Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong taking a break and fooling around during a Decca recording session, c. 1949 ” ”

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Billie Holiday Concert Poster — Lowe's Sheridan, New York, NY...Can you imagine paying $2.00 - $2.50 to see the 'Great Lady?'

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