This profile of Billie Holiday is presented in three chapters covering the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s respectively. She’s quoted from interviews and her famed memoir, Lady Sings the Blues. Representative recordings, podcast clips and readings add detail and perspective to each decade of her compelling story. It is notable that photographs of Billie’s mercurial visage are constantly shifting, never the same twice.
It’s not an exaggeration to call Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan, 1915-59) the best of all jazz singers.… Read the full article