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Tagged With: Billie Holiday

The Heartbreakingly Beautiful Songs of Jazz Legend Billie Holiday

Jazz Legend Billie Holiday referred to all of her songs as “the blues.” She talks about them here and performs her classic “Fine and Mellow.” [youtube=http://youtu.be/Q4Y8UFE7GL8] One of the saddest stories in music history, Billie Holiday died handcuffed to her hospital bed. Under arrest for drug possession. She was only 44. In her day she … Continue reading »

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Music Quote: Billie Holiday on Being Original

“If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on Earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in musicĀ or it isn’t music.” -Billie Holiday Jazz legend Billie Holiday called the songs she sang “the blues.” She knew how to set a mood. Her vocal range was not … Continue reading »

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