Billie holiday — american musician born on april 07, 1915, died on july 17, 1959 eleanora fagan, professionally known as billie holiday, was an american jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Read about the life history and biography of billie holiday, the famous american jazz singer billie holiday was born eleanora fagan on the 7th of april, 1915 her mother's name was sadie fagan and her father is believed to be clarence holiday. Probably no voice in the history of jazz exerts a deeper fascination than the vulnerable, intimate slur of billie holiday, who died 27 years ago at the age of 44 with a vocal range of barely an. The billie holiday records stopped me in my tracks i was enthralled by lady day, her dark eyes shaded by a white gardenia, her world-worn voice, and by what i knew even then to be the totally, startlingly distinctive qualities of mood and phrasing, line and color that she brought to even the simplest tune.
The art of billie holiday’s life though holiday's music, like all music, defies description, it doesn’t defy analysis, and szwed, joining musicological precision to historical insight. Billie holiday, was an american jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years nicknamed lady day by her friend and music partner lester young, holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. The revolutionary records and iconic artists that shaped jazz wax on is both a listening party, placing the needle in the groove of a collection of favourite jazz albums, as well as an intimate space for story-telling and reflections the september wax on event will focus on the life and music of jazz vocalist billie [.
Today, legends are ten a penny when billie holiday was given the accolade it meant something: she was one of, if not the, best jazz singers of all time today, “legends” are ten a penny when. About billie holiday “revelatory one of the most briskly revealing pieces of jazz biography that i’ve read” —richard brody, the new yorker when billie holiday first stepped into a recording studio in november 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career in twentieth-century popular music. Billie holiday - lady sings the blues - amazoncom music from the community amazon try prime cds & vinyl go although these songs relate to those less than joyful moments in life, there is not a traditional blues song in the bunch nor do these ladies commit the sacrilege of trying to give a bluesy spin to these songs therefore, the. Wishing on the moon: the life and times of billie holiday,by donald clark, narrated by anna fields, produced by blackstone audio, downloaded from audiblecom this book was written in 1994 and recorded by anna fields in 1996, who is no longer alive, and whose narrations i still miss.
This music is life (remastered) | billie holiday to stream in hi-fi, or to download in true cd quality on qobuzcom. But it is far from the way the song was conceived by its author, the great jazz singer billie holiday holiday lived a tragic life born to an unwed 13-year-old mother, sadie fagan, in 1915, she. Billie holiday, who started performing in harlem night clubs, was discovered by jazz producer john hammond in 1933 she adapted her stage name by combining the first name of her favorite movie star, billie dove, with her father’s last name. Billie is one of the most enduring legends in jazz, and even folks who could name you a single one of her songs probably knows that she was once a prostitute and wore a gardenia in her hair. She was one of the greatest jazz singers in america ((music) voice one: that was billie holiday singing one of her famous songs billie holiday's life was a mixture.
Jazz vocalist billie holiday was born in 1915 in philadelphia considered one of the best jazz vocalists of all time, holiday had a thriving career as a jazz singer for many years before she lost. Billie holiday udiscover artist page featuring curated audio playlist who at least kept drugs out of her life by 1956, billie published the aforementioned billie holiday – jazz masters 47. Billie holiday, birth name elinore harris, byname lady day, (born april 7, 1915, philadelphia, pennsylvania, us—died july 17, 1959, new york city, new york), american jazz singer, one of the greatest from the 1930s to the ’50s. Billie holiday was a true artist of her day and rose as a social phenomenon in the 1950s her soulful, unique singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time.
On the 100th anniversary of billie holiday's birth, the jazz legend is enjoying a renaissance as a trailblazer for generations of singers. José james released yesterday i had the blues: the music of billie holiday on blue note records on march 31, while cassandra wilson’s coming forth by day appears on april 7, holiday’s birthday.
Eleanora fagan (april 7, 1915 – july 17, 1959), better known as billie holiday, was an american jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years nicknamed lady day by her friend and music partner lester young , holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. The focus of this quiz and worksheet combo will be on the personal and professional life of singer, billie holiday questions will focus on holiday's biography, songs, and facts about her life and. 100 facts about billie holiday's life and legacy one hundred years ago, billie holiday, as she later became known, was born in philadelphia.