Billie Holiday

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Billie Holiday
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Holiday at the Downbeat club, New York,[1] c. Februar 1947
Background information
Birth nameEleanora Fagan
Born7 Apryle 1915(1915-04-07)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie, U.S.
OreiginHarlem, New York, U.S.
Deid17 Julie 1959(1959-07-17) (aged 44)
New York Ceety, New York
GenresVocal jazz, jazz blues, torch sangs, swing, blues, R&B
Years active1933–1959
LabelsBrunswick, Vocalion, Okeh, Bluebird, Commodore, Capitol, Decca, Aladdin, Verve, Columbia, MGM
Associate actsElla Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Lester Young, Tony Scott

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. doi:10.1017/s0261143000005602. JSTOR 931303.