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Anthology - Deluxe Edition, Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

April 22nd, 2012

Birth Name:
Eleanora Fagan Gough

Born:
Billie Holiday

Genre:
Jazz

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

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Billie Holiday

Biography

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 highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop, ripping the decades-long tradition of song plugging in two by refusing to compromise her artistry for either the song or the band. She made clear her debts to Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong (in her autobiography she admitted, "I always wanted Bessie's big sound and Pops' feeling"), but in truth her style was virtually her own, quite a shock in an age of interchangeable crooners and band singers.

Top Albums

Anthology - Deluxe Edition, Billie Holiday
1. Anthology - ..
Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits, Billie Holiday
2. Billie Holid..
Billy Remembers Billie, Billie Holiday
3. Billy Rememb..
Lady Day - The Best of Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday
4. Lady Day - T..
Billie Holiday Remixed & Reimagined, Billie Holiday
5. Billie Holid..
Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday
6. Billie Holid..
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday
7. 20th Century..
Lady In Satin, Billie Holiday
8. Lady In Sati..
The Complete Decca Recordings (US Release  Box Set), Billie Holiday
9. The Complete..
The Diva Series: Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday
10. The Diva Ser..
Solitude, Billie Holiday
11. Solitude
Love Songs: Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday
12. Love Songs: ..
The Complete Commodore Recordings, Billie Holiday
13. The Complete..
At Newport: Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday (Live  Remastered), Billie Holiday
14. At Newport: ..
The Commodore Master Takes (1939-44), Billie Holiday
15. The Commodor..
A Musical Romance, Billie Holiday
16. A Musical Ro..
Songs for Distingué Lovers, Billie Holiday
17. Songs for Di..
Jazz 'Round Midnight: Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday
18. Jazz 'Round ..
Billie Holiday for Lovers, Billie Holiday
19. Billie Holid..
Billie Holiday Sings (Limited Edition), Billie Holiday
20. Billie Holid..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
I'll Be Seeing You (1944 Single)Complete Commodore Recordin..3:33$1.29
2.
God Bless the ChildBillie Holiday's Greate..3:09$1.29
3.
I'll Be Seeing YouBilly Remembers Billie3:37$1.29
4.
Strange Fruit (1939 Single Version)Diva Series: Billie Holiday3:11$1.29
5.
Them There EyesBillie Holiday's Greate..2:51$1.29
6.
SugarLady Day - The Best of Bill..2:44$0.99
7.
Good Morning, HeartacheBillie Holiday's Greate..3:07$1.29
8.
SummertimeLady Day - The Best of Bill..2:53$0.99
9.
Crazy He Calls MeBillie Holiday's Greate..3:05$1.29
10.
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)Billie Holiday's Greate..3:17$1.29
11.
Let's Do ItLady Day - The Best of Bill..2:54$0.99
12.
God Bless the ChildBillie Holiday: Greatest Hi..2:54$0.99
13.
Lover Man (Single)Complete Decca Recordings (..3:18$1.29
14.
'Tain't Nobody's Busines..Billie Holiday's Greate..3:20$1.29
15.
Summertime (Organica Remix)Billie Holiday Remixed &..4:28$0.99
16.
Man I LoveLady Day - The Best of Bill..3:04$0.99
17.
Very Thought of YouLady Day - The Best of Bill..2:44$0.99
18.
Gloomy SundayBillie Holiday: Greatest Hi..3:10$0.99
19.
Autumn In New YorkBillie Holiday3:41$1.29
20.
As Time Goes ByBilly Remembers Billie3:11$0.99
21.
Easy LivingBillie Holiday's Greate..3:13$0.99
22.
All Of MeLove Songs: Billie Holiday3:01$0.99
23.
Speak Low (Bent Remix)Verve Remixed 34:21$0.99
24.
I Cried for You (1954 Studio Version..Billie Holiday2:26$0.99
25.
Everything I Have Is Yours (1952 Ver..Billie Holiday3:44$0.99

Top Music Videos

Strange Fruit (The Speek), Billie Holiday
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Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (The Speek), Billie Holiday
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