Billie Holiday. Her effortless, velvet voice just pours the notes she sings, like melted chocolate over molds. There is a grave depth of sadness in her music, bringing shattering vulnerability to it's beauty.

Her effortless, velvet voice just pours the notes she sings, like melted chocolate over molds. There is a grave depth of sadness in her music, bringing shattering vulnerability to it's beauty.

LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947 Follow us on Tumblr  Pinterest  Facebook  Twitter

Billie Holiday "Lady Sings the Blues" [Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February

Billie Holiday Poster. Lady Day Sings the Blues by UncleGertrudes, $22.00

Billie Holiday "Lady Day Sings the Blues" Carnegie Hall concert poster (March

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan) April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Protest songs: posing or inspiring?

In 1939 Time magazine denounced Billie Holiday’s recording of “Strange Fruit” as a “prime piece of musical propaganda.” In 1999 Time named “Strange Fruit” the song of the century.

The Lady - Billie Holiday with her dog, Mister c. 1947                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Lady Day and her Mister

Billie Holiday and her beloved dog Mister at Club Downbeat in New York City, circa (Photo: William Gottlieb, Gottlieb Collection)

Billie Holiday 1915-1959 - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at 44, her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era. Her vinyl recordings are widely sought after today.

Billie Holiday - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era.

Billie Holiday at work in NY city studio, 1957.

Billie Holiday recording "Lady in Satin," New York City, December 1957 Don Hunstein © 2013 Sony Music Entertainment

Billie Holiday Blue Pop Art Music Poster Print at AllPosters.com

Billie Holiday Blue Pop Art Music Poster

the incomparable Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday’s glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and floral prints, by brandi

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