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    Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues Poster

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      billie holiday singing fine and mellow with cozy cole, james p. johnson during jam session. photo: gjon mili, 1941.

    • Susanna Nykyri

      Billie Holiday singing ‘Fine & Mellow’ with Cozy Cole, James P. Johnson during jam session in studio of LIFE photographer Gjon Mili in 1941


      When LIFE featured jazz giants Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Billie Holiday in 1943, the magazine described Holiday as having "the most distinctive style of any popular vocalist." If only we had a video of this jam session. See more: (Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

    • Maria Marie

      Billie Holiday sings 'Fine and Mellow,' a blues recorded for Commodore Label. She has most distinctive style of any popular vocalist, is imitated by other vocalists. Gjon Mili, photographer.

    • Arthur Trupp

      "And if Mozart is for Sundays, who do you listen to the rest of the week?" "Louis Armstrong on Mondays, Frank Sinatra on Wednesdays. And Glenn Miller on Fridays, unless it's raining. If it's raining, it's always Billie Holiday." ~ Clare Vanderpool (Navigating Early) / Photo: Gjon Mili ~ Billie Holiday Singing “Fine and Mellow,” New York City 1943

    • Sheila Cunningham

      BILLIE HOLIDAY Singing "Fine and Mellow" with Cozy Cole and James P. Johnson during a jam session in the studio of LIFE magazine in 1941 Photo by Gjon Mili

    • jamie piazza

      (16x20) Billie Holiday (Lady Sings the Blues, Carnegie Hall, NYC 1944) Music Poster Print

    • Silvano Bottaro

      Gjon Mili At the Jazz Jam Session, Billie Holiday Singing, New York City 1943

    • A.B.

      Billie Holliday singing Fine & Mellow. Photo by Gjon Mili.

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