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Titel Holiday, Billie - Lady In Satin Artiest Holiday, Billie Aantal units 1 Ranking top 100 N/B Artikelnummer Q61564 Ean 0888751117419 Genre Jazz, Fusion Kwaliteit vinyl M Kwaliteit hoes M Kwaliteit label M Score 10 Kwaliteit Nieuw
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Holiday, Billie - Lady In Satin
Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough, Philadelphia, PA, April 7, 1915 - New York City, NY, July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.
Nicknamed Lady Day by her loyal friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a germinal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. Critic John Bush wrote that she '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,' 'Don't Explain,' and 'Lady Sings The Blues.' She also became famous for singing jazz standards written by others, including 'Easy Living' and 'Strange Fruit.'
Billie Holiday had a difficult childhood, which greatly affected her life and career. Not much is known about the true details of her early life, though stories of it appeared in her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues, first published in 1956 and later revealed to contain many inaccuracies.
Her professional pseudonym was taken from Billie Dove, an actress she admired, and Clarence Holiday, her probable father. At the outset of her career, she spelled her last name 'Halliday', presumably to distance herself from her neglectful father, but eventually changed it back to 'Holiday'.
Music critic Robert Christgau called her 'uncoverable, possibly the greatest singer of the century'.
Tracks :I'm A Fool to Want You
For Heaven's Sake
You Don't Know What Love Is
I Get Along Without You Very Well
For All We Know
Violets for Your Furs
It's Easy to Remember
Glad to Be Unhappy
I'll Be Around