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Billie Holiday. Her effortless, velvet voice just pours the notes she sings, like melted chocolate over molds. There is a grave depth of sadness in her music, bringing shattering vulnerability to it's beauty.

Billie Holiday. Her effortless, velvet voice just pours the notes she sings, like melted chocolate over molds. There is a grave depth of sadness in her music, bringing shattering vulnerability to it's beauty.

Billie Holiday Poster. Lady Day Sings the Blues by UncleGertrudes, $22.00

Billie Holiday Poster. Lady Day Sings the Blues live at Carnegie Hall. March 27 1948.12x18. Jazz Music. Kraft paper. Art. New York

Billie Holiday Poster. Lady Day Sings the Blues by UncleGertrudes, $22.00

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan) April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Protest songs: posing or inspiring?

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan) April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Billie Holiday, 1949 by Carl Van Vechten. [Lady Day swaps gardenias for roses so as not to be like Dinah!]

Billie Holiday, 1949 by Carl Van Vechten. [Lady Day swaps gardenias for roses so as not to be like Dinah!]

the incomparable Billie Holiday

the incomparable Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday is my black history month project person she is awesome to me except........... HER CHILDHOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Billie Holiday is my black history month project person she is awesome to me except........... HER CHILDHOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Billie Holiday with her pit bull terrier Mister, ca.1947. Miss my pittie Tess! She was the best dog ever.

Billie Holiday with her pit bull terrier Mister, ca.1947. Miss my pittie Tess! She was the best dog ever.

Billie Holiday 1915-1959 - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at 44, her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era. Her vinyl recordings are widely sought after today.

Billie Holiday 1915-1959 - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at 44, her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era. Her vinyl recordings are widely sought after today.

Billie Holiday #jazz

Billie Holiday #jazz

Billie Holiday at work in NY city studio, 1957.

Billie Holiday at work in NY city studio, 1957.

Billie Holiday, February 1949

Billie Holiday, February 1949

Billie Holiday, 1958.

Billie Holiday, 1958.

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Billie Holiday singing Fine Mellow accompanied by Cozy Cole on drums James P Johnson at piano other unident musicians during jam session in studio of...

Billie Holiday singing Fine Mellow accompanied by Cozy Cole on drums James P Johnson at piano other unident musicians during jam session in studio of...

Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough,  April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.    Nicknamed Lady Day, Holiday was a seminal 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.

Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough, April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day, Holiday was a seminal 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.