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.

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.

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

Protest songs: posing or inspiring?

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

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

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

billie holiday

billie holiday

the incomparable Billie Holiday

the incomparable Billie Holiday

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Style Heroines: Billie Holiday

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She is just amazing. Billie Holiday.

She is just amazing. Billie Holiday.

Billie Holiday, February 1949

Billie Holiday, February 1949

Billie Holiday, photographed by Carl Van Vechten

Billie Holiday, photographed by Carl Van Vechten

hennyproud: “ “Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong taking a break and fooling around during a Decca recording session, c. 1949 ” ”

hennyproud: “ “Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong taking a break and fooling around during a Decca recording session, c. 1949 ” ”

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