Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday reading the sides for her upcoming autobiography "Lady Sings the Blues"

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 17th, 1917 - June 15th, 1996) Billie Holiday (April 7th, 1915 - June 17th, 1959) Thelma Carpenter (January 15th, 1922 - May 14th, 1997) Lena Horne (June 30th, 1917 - May 9th, 2010) Sarah Vaughan (March 27th, 1954 - April 3rd, 1990) Pearl Bailey (March 29th, 1918 - August 17th, 1990)

Marvin Gaye

"Louis Armstrong" by Ernst Moerman

Billie Holiday,

Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa 1950. The Newark, NJ-born Ms. Vaughan studied piano as a child and went on to win first prize at the Apollo Theater’s famous Amateur Night competition. Billy Eckstine was in the audience that night and before long, Ms. Vaughan would sing with Mr. Eckstine in his band. Her recording of “The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 1 and 2,” is still unmatched for its beauty and brilliance. Photo by Gilles Pet

Billie Holiday

19 year old Billie Holiday

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

Billie Holiday

Sonny Rollins

Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald

Ben Webster (w/ hat) and Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan, Lester Young,

Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday, 1940s

One of my favorite singers, Billy Holiday

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Billie Holiday - The Very Thought of You