Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

The Musician and the Myth

Book - 2015
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"Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, ... jazz writer John Szwed considers how [Holiday's] life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, New York: Viking, [2015]
ISBN: 9780670014729
0670014729
Branch Call Number: 92 H717s 2015
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 24 cm

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"Lady Day": probably best known for her sultry voice, lifelong addictions that would eventually take her life, and her sleeper hit that got no radio play but was the best selling song of her career "Strange Fruit."


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