Diana Ross (playing jazz icon Billie Holiday) and Richard Pryor along with Billie Dee Williams in the 1972 hit movie "Lady Sings The Blues". Diana Ross was nominated for an Oscar for her role which she should have won!
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.