"Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had 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...
Critic John Bush wrote that Holiday
"changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child"
(covered by blood, sweat & tears in 1969)
"Fine and Mellow"
"Lady Sings the Blues"
(Diana Ross covered it and others in the movie “Lady Sings The Blues”)
Billie was also famous for singing "Easy Living"
"Good Morning Heartache"
"Strange Fruit", a protest song which became one of her standards and was made famous with her 1939 recording….
The story behind Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" and more biography…
(Info from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, music from You Tube)
There’s a WHOLE LOT written about the GREAT Billie Holiday…Google her and enjoy!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLIE
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