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Photographed by Phil Stern. Day in Jazz: Vocalist Billie Holiday records “I’ll Never Be The Same” on June 1937 with a band led by pianist Teddy Wilson, including tenor saxophonist Lester Young.

Billie Holiday    Photo by Carl Van Vechten

Billie Holiday, photographed by Carl Van Vechten in Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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earthakitt: “ “Like that photographic portrait of Billie Holiday by Moneta Sleet I love so much, the one where instead of a glamorized image of stardom, we are invited to see her in a posture of.

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On her centennial, what Billie Holiday means to Baltimore

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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.

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her glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and floral prints, glamorous jewelry and, always, her signature outsized gardenia tucked behind her ear !

Billie Holiday - never saw her, but this is how I've always pictured that I would.

Billie Holiday, like all great artists, is as distinctive, as idiosyncratic, as original off-stage and off-mike as on. Photograph by Charles Hewitt / LIFE / Getty

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Carnegie Hall, NYC, between 1946 and 1948. William Gottlieb Collection, Libary of Congress  Want to know more about Black History ? Visit Discover Black Heritage.

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Carnegie Hall, NYC, between 1946 and William Gottlieb Collection, Libary of Congress Want to know more about Black History ?

13 of the 1950s' Most Iconic Hairstyles

13 of the 1950s' Most Iconic Hairstyles

The legendary BILLIE “Lady Day” HOLIDAY Her unique way with a tune inspired singers from Frank Sinatra to Nora Jones.

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