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    Billie Holiday

    Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, 1940s

    Tonight’s Jazz for Midnight queen - and every night’s jazz and blues queen - is Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959), whose voice and phrasing was incomparable, regardless the quality of the material she was presented with… Photo: Don Hunstein, NYC, 1957

    Janis Joplin.

    The Lady - Billie Holiday with her dog, Mister c. 1947

    Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday

    Diana Ross

    Billie Holiday "Lady in Satin" with Ray Ellis & His Orchestra. One of the great vocal performances captured on record. While this is far from Lady Day at her finest it is a record of vocal art at its peak, an interpretation of pop standards of the day through a life lens. A mythic recording that more than lives up to the lore that surrounds it.

    Tina Turner @ 69!

    aretha franklin

    Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain.

    Billie Holiday. Last recording session on March 3, 1959.

    Debbie Harry, late 1970s.


    james taylor & carly simon

    Tim Curry

    billie holiday

    Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 194?, photographed by WIlliam Gottlieb.

    perfect pair.