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The last albums

Billie Holiday (performer)
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Contents
Cd 1 Lady in satin (tracks 1-12)
Cd 2 Last recordings (tracks 24-36)
Title
The last albums
Performer
Billie Holiday 1915-1959 (zang)
Publisher
Essential Jazz Classics, 2016
2 cd's
Recording date
1958,1959
Playing time
02:29:08
Note
Met bonustracks ( tracks 13-23, tracks 36-48)
EAN
8436559461870
CDR
JFX6190
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 2 times in Flemish libraries

About Billie Holiday

Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning 26 years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.

After a turbulent childhood, Holiday began singing in nightclubs in Harlem, where she was heard by producer John Hammond, who commended her voice. She signed a recording contract with Brunswick in 1935. Collaborations with Teddy Wilson yielded the hit "What a Little Moonlight Can Do", which became a jazz standard. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Holiday had mainstream success on labels such as Columbia and Decca. By the late 1940s, however, she was beset…Read more on Wikipedia