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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 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. 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

I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM

Verve/Remixed Christmas
Last Played on December 25, 2013 10:21am

LOVER, COME BACK TO ME

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

IT HAD TO BE YOU

Icon: Love Songs