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Billie Holiday

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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. Read more about Billie Holiday on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

Tracks We Played

Strange Fruit

Last Played on December 06, 2014 10:26am

I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Verve/Remixed Christmas
Last Played on December 25, 2012 3:15pm

LOVER, COME BACK TO ME

18 Greatest
Last Played on July 07, 2012 11:49am

IT HAD TO BE YOU

Icon: Love Songs