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    Billie Holiday

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    Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit "Strange Fruit" is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who released her first recording of it in 1939, the year she first sang it. Written by the teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem, it exposed American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Such lynchings had occurred chiefly in the South but also in all other regions of the United States. The writer, Abel, set it to music and with singer Laura Duncan, performed it as a protest song.

    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.

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    Billie Holiday ~ Suffering with depression, Billie made some beautiful music. She has tragic beauty

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    Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday, 1940s

    Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday 1915-1959 - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at 44, her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era. Her vinyl recordings are widely sought after today.

    Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday on the set of Arthur Lubin’s New Orleans (1946)

    Billie Holiday

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

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