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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 highly original 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. She co-wrote… read more

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  • Avatar for Zellwegermateus
    <333
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    A playlist with Édith Piaf, Amália Rodrigues, Maria Tănase and Billie Holiday is otherworldly!
  • Avatar for pteronophobic
    Why is Gloomy Sunday all the way down at #10? You'd think it would be second after Strange Fruit.
  • Avatar for Sergey_Fuck
    Billie Holiday – Gloomy Sunday
  • Avatar for Himiko-JP
    I feel heartache. (like a "Good morning heartache)
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    A voz da melancolia.
  • Avatar for iwannagoindeep
    Perfeição define essa mulher.
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    Maravillosa <3
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    rainha do coração partido <3
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    100 years of a legend who will live forever.

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