Billie Holiday, early 1950s - Photo Phil Stern                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Print pattern in dress is reflective of endogenous Africa. She was photographed with African motif earrings and head turbans.

Billie Holiday

Lady in Sepia Photographer Unknown 'Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday' by Robert O' Meally

Known for her distinctive phrasing and expressive, sometimes melancholy voice, Holiday went on to record with jazz pianist Teddy Wilson and others in 1935.

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

Billie Holiday with her dog, Pepi, at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958. Photo: Jerry Stoll

Billie Holiday with her dog, Pepi, at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Photo: Jerry Stoll A sho' nuff singer

Lady in Satin

Billie Holiday But Beautiful 1958 / from the album:Lady In Satin / Billie Holiday was one of the great singers of Jazz and Blues /

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday by Carl Van Vechten “I never hurt nobody but myself and that’s nobody’s business but my own.

Billie Holiday singing Fine and Mellow for the Negro Series A New World ...

Billie Holiday singing Fine and Mellow for the Negro Series A New World A-Coming Broadcast

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