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    Billie Holiday

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    Genre:Jazz
    Rank:1731
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    4.8/5 from 4 users
    Albums:80
    Songs:552

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    3,176 4.6/5
    I'll Be Seeing You lyrics
    2
    7,598 4.3/5
    They Can't Take That Away From Me lyrics
    Ella Fitzgerald feat. Billie Holiday
    3Gentleman Friend lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Sarah Vaughan
    4Something's Got a Hold on Me lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Etta James
    5Darn That Dream lyrics
    6If You Were Mine lyrics
    Teddy Wilson feat. Billie Holiday
    7East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Carmen McRae
    8There Is No Greater Love lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Sarah Vaughan
    9You're A Lucky Guy lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Lester Young
    10A-Tisket, A-Tasket lyrics
    Billie Holiday feat. Ella Fitzgerald

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    3,984
    An Evening with Billie Holiday [1953]
    2
    9,097
    On The Sentimental Side - 3 Cd Set [2006]
    3Music for Torching [1955]
    4Billy Remembers Billie [1954]
    5Billie Holiday Sings [1952]
    6The Lady Sings [1956]
    7
    5.0/5
    Stay with Me [1955]
    8Billie Holiday [1954]
    9Velvet Mood [1956]
    10Solitude [1956]

    Biography

    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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