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"A young Billie Holiday shows a sense of class beyond her years. Lady Day showed an extension of the style brought on by Louis Armstrong, mixed with a deep mystery and melancholy, there was also a sense of uplifting hope in her music. With her distinctive style, her imprint on the world of jazz is forever prevalent." New York City
Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpet player Donald Byrd, photographed in 1960 by William Claxton [this is NOT Billie Holiday, as many folks online believe. -a.m.]
Billie Holiday by Roy DeCarava in the Photographs Dept.
Billie Holiday: definitely a favorite of mine. I have no board that could encompass all of the amazingness that is Billie, however Crazy Coolness will have to do.
the incomparable Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday- beyond amazing #lbblegends
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Lorraine Glover. Photo by William Claxton, 1960.
Lorraine Glover, wife of hard bop trumpet star Donald Byrd. Photograph was taken by famed jazz photographer William Claxton in 1960
Billie Holiday by Burt Goldblatt in 1958
Billie Holiday in Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958
Billie Holiday ~ Suffering with depression, Billie made some beautiful music. She has tragic beauty
Billie Holiday photographed by Bob Willoughby (1952)