Billie Holiday



Billie Holiday

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1933 to 1959
Born
April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia
Died
July 17, 1959
Location
New York, NY, United States
Genres
Dance
Biography
Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough, Philadelphia, PA, April 7, 1915 - New York City, NY, July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day by her loyal friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a highly original influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child," "Don't Explain," and "Lady Sings the Blues.
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Top Songs by Billie Holiday


Gloomy Sunday - Take 1

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Gloomy Sunday

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What a Little Moonlight Can Do

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God Bless the Child

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Way You Look Tonight

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These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)

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You've Changed - Studio Rio Version

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All of Me

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I Must Have That Man

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This Year's Kisses

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Only Lady Day (Remastered)

The Only Lady Day (Remastered)

Billie Holiday April 21, 2017

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As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Billie Holiday October 14, 2016

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The Legendary Billie Holiday

The Legendary Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday November 6, 2015

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Billie's Choice

Billie's Choice

Billie Holiday April 27, 2015

50 Tracks

The Centennial Collection

The Centennial Collection

Billie Holiday April 3, 2015

20 Tracks

Collection

Collection

Billie Holiday March 27, 2015

25 Tracks

The Collection

The Collection

Billie Holiday March 27, 2015

24 Tracks

That Old Devil Called Love

That Old Devil Called Love

Billie Holiday September 9, 2014

40 Tracks

Me Myself and I

Me Myself and I

Billie Holiday April 1, 2014

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