the incomparable Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday’s glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and floral prints, by brandi

LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947 Follow us on Tumblr  Pinterest  Facebook  Twitter

Billie Holiday "Lady Sings the Blues" [Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February

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

Protest songs: posing or inspiring?

In 1939 Time magazine denounced Billie Holiday’s recording of “Strange Fruit” as a “prime piece of musical propaganda.” In 1999 Time named “Strange Fruit” the song of the century.

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

Billie Holiday "Lady Day Sings the Blues" Carnegie Hall concert poster (March

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.

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.

The Lady - Billie Holiday with her dog, Mister c. 1947                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Lady Day and her Mister

Billie Holiday and her beloved dog Mister at Club Downbeat in New York City, circa (Photo: William Gottlieb, Gottlieb Collection)

Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.

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Billie Holiday, d’Orly airport, Paris, 1958 Jean-Pierre Leloir

hennyproud: “ “Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong taking a break and fooling around during a Decca recording session, c. 1949 ” ”

“Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong taking a break and fooling around during a Decca recording session, c. 1949 ” Notice spliff in hand.Pops is smokin'

Billie Holiday at work in NY city studio, 1957.

Billie Holiday recording "Lady in Satin," New York City, December 1957 Don Hunstein © 2013 Sony Music Entertainment

Billie Holiday  *probably my favorite vocalist that ever lived. she's indescribable.*

Billie Holiday - 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 her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era.

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Style Heroines: Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough, April 1915 – July was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop.

Lady Day, The Great Billie Holiday!

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Billie Holiday by Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten ~ Billie Holiday , 1949 If I had to sing Doggie in the Window , that would actually be work. But singing songs like The.

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