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Jazz Masters: Billie Holiday

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A Flag For Lady Day

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Biography:
Birth Name: Elinore Harris
Born: 1915/04/07
Birth Place: Harlem, New York, U.S.
Died: 1959/07/17
Years Active: 1933–1959
Genres: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Jazz Blues, Torch Songs, Swing

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, 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. She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child," "Don't Explain," "Fine and Mellow," and "Lady Sings the Blues." She also became famous for singing "Easy Living," "Good Morning Heartache," and "Strange Fruit", a protest song which became one of her standards and made famous with he... Continue Bio >>

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