Remembering Billie Holiday Today, Born 102 Years Ago on April 7, 1915
classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half quality that colored every one of her endlessly nuanced performances. Billie Holiday's chaotic life Remembering Billie Holiday Today, Born 102 Years Ago on April 7, 1915 Billie Holiday Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Billie Holiday’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of her with us. than purity of voice, what made Billie Holiday one of the best vocalists of the century -- easily Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Billie Holiday’s musical legacy and share your . Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop
Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Billie Holiday’s “Autumn in New York” (1952)
“Autumn in New York” was originally recorded by Billie Holiday in 1952 and appears on her 1954 album ‘Billie Holiday Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Billie Holiday’s “Autumn in New York” (1952) ARTIST: Billie Holiday TITLE: “Autumn in New York” (Originally recorded in 1952) ALBUM: Billie Holiday (1954) EXPLORE: Amazon | iTunes LISTEN: Billie Holiday
Happy Birthday to Regina Spektor, Born February 18, 1980
Conservatory. During her studies, she was exposed to blues and jazz artists, including Billie Holiday. These
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Erykah Badu’s ‘Baduizm’ (1997)
Billie Holiday. But it’s easy to forget how hard this album goes. “Otherside of the Game” is simmering
INTERVIEW: Hannah Grace, a Vital Voice on the Verge
Harrison: Your influences (Eva Cassidy, Billie Holiday, Stevie Nicks) are strong women who have a very melodies or harmony that’s already set in place. Singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday do With influences that range from Billie Holiday to Eva Cassidy to Amy Winehouse, Grace is a next-gen vocal talent worthy of our rapt attention. used her distinctive tone, colored by influences ranging from Billie Holiday to Eva Cassidy to Amy
Happy Birthday to Sade Adu, born January 16, 1959
the music business. She listened to Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, and Billie Holiday, and studied fashion design at St. Martin's School of Art in London while also doing some
Remembering Ella Fitzgerald, Born 100 Years Ago on April 25, 1917
Holiday's. Growing up in poverty, Fitzgerald was literally homeless for the year before she got her finest female jazz singer of all time (although some may vote for Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holiday). Blessed class. One could never guess from her singing that Ella Fitzgerald's early days were as grim as Billie
Remembering Dinah Washington Today on What Would Have Been Her 93rd Birthday (Born 8/29/24)
banal as any easy listening dross of the period, there are gems to be found, like Billie Holiday's "Don't
Happy Birthday to Erykah Badu, Born February 26, 1971
listening to '70s soul and '80s hip-hop, but Erykah Badu drew more comparisons to Billie Holiday upon her
Remembering Sarah Vaughan Today on What Would Have Been Her 93rd Birthday (Born 3/27/24)
Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in the very top echelon of female jazz singers. She often gave the
Remembering Bessie Smith Today, Born 123 Years Ago on April 15, 1894
kept on working. She played the Apollo in 1935 and substituted for Billie Holiday in the show Stars
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s Debut EP ‘All Souled Out’
Dunaway, Billie Holiday, Magic Johnson, and Doctor Ruth, among several others. The flute-driven “Go
INTERVIEW: José James Turns the Page, Transforms His Sound
commemorate Billie Holiday’s centennial birthday, Yesterday I Had the Blues, the Blue Note Records artist
Happy Birthday to Norah Jones, Born March 30, 1979
Ravi Shankar, Jones grew up in Texas with her mother. While she always found the music of Billie Holiday and Bill Evans both intriguing and comforting, she didn't really explore jazz until attending
Happy Birthday to Diana Ross, Born March 26, 1944
into acting, starring in a film biography of Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues (November 1972
ALBUM REVIEW: Rosie Lowe Shines on Divine Debut ‘Control’
art of songwriting. Citing inspirations that include Erykah Badu, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 40 Years of Queen’s ‘News Of The World’
, emphasizing a jazz cadence Billie Holiday breathed life into. Now fast forward 40 years. News Of The
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Erykah Badu’s Debut Album ‘Baduizm’
feeling only heightened by the comparisons she drew at the time to the peerless Billie Holiday. But
Happy Birthday to Chaka Khan, Born March 23, 1953
11 years old. Some of Khan's early musical heroines include Billie Holiday and Gladys Knight. The
Remembering Amy Winehouse Today on What Would Have Been Her 34th Birthday (Born 9/14/83)
, Frank (2003), elicited comparisons ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Macy Gray and
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