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Billie Holiday
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Holiday at the Downbeat club, New York,[1] c. Februar 1947
Background information
Birth name Eleanora Fagan
Born Aprile 7, 1915(1915-04-07)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie, U.S.
Oreigin Harlem, New York, U.S.
Deid Julie 17, 1959(1959-07-17) (aged 44)
New York Ceety, New York
Genres Vocal jazz, jazz blues, torch sangs, swing, blues, R&B
Thrift Sangster
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1933–1959
Labels Brunswick, Vocalion, Okeh, Bluebird, Commodore, Capitol, Decca, Aladdin, Verve, Columbia, MGM
Associate acts Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Lester Young, Tony Scott
Wabsteid www.billieholiday.com

Eleanora Fagan (Aprile 7, 1915 – Julie 17, 1959), professionally kent as Billie Holiday, wis an American jazz muisicker an sangster-sangwriter wi a career spannin nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" bi her friend an muisic pairtner Lester Young, Holiday haed a seminal influence on jazz muisic an pop singin. Her vocal style, strangly inspired bi jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new wey o manipulatin phrasin an tempo. She wis kent for her vocal delivery an improvisational skills, which made up for her leemitit range an lack o formal muisic eddication. Thare war ither jazz sangsters wi equal talent, but Holiday haed a vyce that capturt the attention o her audience.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Spencer, Neil. Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth Review – A Celebration of a True Original. Guardian. May 3, 2015.
  2. Ostendorf, Berndt (1993-01-01). "Review of Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday". Popular Music. 12 (2): 201–202. JSTOR 931303. doi:10.1017/s0261143000005602.