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Billie Holiday When Holiday joined Count Basie in 1937 and then Artie Shaw in 1938, she became one of the very first black women to work with a white orchestra, an impressive accomplishment of her time.
Billie Holliday ~ Beautiful Lady Day: “Strange Fruit”, (the song made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday, about Black Lynchings in the South, was originally a poem written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish Schoolteacher from the Bronx. www.olivecocomag.... Source: Biography.com http://www.labotanicals.com/blog/index.php?s=burnished
Strange Fruit”, the song about black lynching in the south made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday, was originally a poem written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx. It was a huge protest for Billie to sing this song to all white audiences, but she did, often facing angry shouts and walkouts from her performances. She risked her life to sing the truth. #billieholiday
Today in Black History, 4/7/2014 - Billie Holiday, hall of fame jazz singer and songwriter sang the song “Strange Fruit” (1939) which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and is listed on the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.” For more info, check out today's blog!
Lorraine Glover. Photo by William Claxton, 1960.
...died to soon. The beautiful. The talented. The tragic...Billie Holiday
billie holiday, so often flowers in her hair
Billie followed her emotions, as a singer and in life. More quotes from Lady at BillieHoliday.com
Billie Holiday by Roy DeCarava in the Photographs Dept.
the incomparable Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday ~ Suffering with depression, Billie made some beautiful music. She has tragic beauty