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Album Review

Excellent play on the songbook trend, with Holiday doing her own material.

Customer Reviews

BILLY< Ms. Lady

Golden Voice, a Fine and mellow Holiday Songbook from ITunes, Ms Holiday captured the Blues, the way they were meant to be sung , and what a show the Lucky People at Carnigie Hall Got To hear and listen too. This is a MUST Have C.D for anyone who loved a Lady Day

The Billie Holiday Songbook

The incomparable Billie Holiday has such a way with a song, that lives on forever. Her phrasing is perfect. Her voice is so clear. I love the album. (plus, my Aunt Kayte sounds like her, when she sings...they are of the same generation)

Biography

Born: April 7, 1915 in Baltimore, MD

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s

The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's...
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