Duke Ellington, Joya Sherrill and Margaret Tynes rehearsing for the television version of Mr. Ellington's jazz suite, 'A Drum is a Woman' on March 4, 1957. The one-hour television special aired on CBS’s “U.S. Steel Hour” four days later. Photo: CBS via Getty Images.
Billie Holiday sings her standard, "Fine and Mellow," accompanied by James P. Johnson on piano and others during a 1942 jam session in Gjon Mili's studio. "Fine and Mellow" was the B-side of Holiday's classic 1939 Commodore Records single, "Strange Fruit," a composition and recording that TIME magazine once called "the song of the century."