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    Billie Holiday

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    They Can't Take That Away From Me lyrics
    Ella Fitzgerald feat. Billie Holiday
    2Gentleman Friend lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Sarah Vaughan
    3Darn That Dream lyrics
    4If You Were Mine lyrics
    Teddy Wilson feat. Billie Holiday
    5Baby, Won't You Please Come Home lyrics
    6East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Carmen McRae
    7There Is No Greater Love lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Sarah Vaughan
    8You're A Lucky Guy lyrics
    9This Year's Kissses lyrics
    10A-Tisket, A-Tasket lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Ella Fitzgerald

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Music for Torching [1955]
    2Billy Remembers Billie [1954]
    3Billie Holiday Sings [1952]
    4Lady In Satin [1958]
    5The Lady Sings [1956]
    Stay with Me [1955]
    7An Evening with Billie Holiday [1953]
    8Billie Holiday [1954]
    9Velvet Mood [1956]
    10Solitude [1956]


    Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Harris, April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, 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.

    Critic John Bush wrote that Holiday "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", "Fine and Mellow", and "Lady Sings the Blues". She also became famous for singing "Easy Living", "Good Morning Heartache", and "Strange Fruit", a protest song which became one of her standards and was made famous with her 1939 recording.

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