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BILLIE HOLIDAY - Born Eleanora Fagan on April 7th,1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Billie Holiday transformed American pop, jazz and blues music in the 20th century with a highly personal and distinctive vocal style that communicated beyond the truth of her material into the emotional content of every moment she was singing. Billie Holiday continues to affect the way we hear and feel the human soul in music to this day, celebrations took place earlier this year to celebrate her 100th…

CultureMUSIC: Billie Holiday As you can see from the avatar, Lady Day is a big favorite.

blues jazz ♚ billie holiday by hugh bell I956 (philadelphie I9I5 † ny I959) soul diva vocalist singer portrait

blues jazz ♚ billie holiday by hugh bell I956 (philadelphie I9I5 † ny I959) soul diva vocalist singer portrait

Billie Holiday

hauntedbystorytelling: “ John Vachon :: Billie Holiday, with Teddy Wilson at the piano and Milt Hinton on bass, at the Newport Jazz Festival, July 1954 [for Look magazine] / src and hi-res: Shorpy ”

Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln – was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress who wrote and performed her own compositions. One of many singers influenced by Billie Holiday, Lincoln’s lyrics were often connected to the civil rights movement in America.

Lester Young and Billie Holiday

Lester Young and Billie Holiday. Lester called her 'Lady Day', thus spawning the nickname.

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Carnegie Hall, NYC, between 1946 and 1948. William Gottlieb Collection, Libary of Congress  Want to know more about Black History ? Visit Discover Black Heritage.

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Carnegie Hall, NYC, between 1946 and William Gottlieb Collection, Libary of Congress Want to know more about Black History ?

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Billie Holiday [age March filming Duke Ellington’s Symphony in Black

“ “The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was arguably the finest female jazz singer of all time (although some may vote for Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holiday). Blessed with a beautiful voice and a wide range,Fitzgerald could outswing anyone, was a...

“ “The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was arguably the finest female jazz singer of all time (although some may vote for Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holiday). Blessed with a beautiful voice and a wide range,Fitzgerald could outswing anyone, was a.

Billie Holiday | Legends of Jazz  Billie Holiday (nicknamed Lady Day) was 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. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.    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". She also became…

Billie Holiday performs in a New York nightclub in 1947 taken by Bill Gottlieb for Downbeat magazine

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