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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 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 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.

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 ” ”

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

Billie Holiday Poster. Lady Day Sings the Blues live at Carnegie Hall. March 27 1948.12x18. Jazz Music. Kraft paper. Art. New York

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

The stunning Billie Holiday

The stunning Billie Holiday

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Style Heroines: Billie Holiday

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If Billie Holiday was still alive, she would have been 99 yesterday. Big Happy Birthday to Billie! Birthday: April 7th

If Billie Holiday was still alive, she would have been 99 yesterday. Big Happy Birthday to Billie! Birthday: April 7th

the incomparable Billie Holiday

the incomparable Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday - Chanteuse de jazz et copositrice parolière - 1915-1959

Who Is Your Style Icon?

Billie Holiday - Chanteuse de jazz et copositrice parolière - 1915-1959

Billie Holiday Blue Pop Art Print - 13x19

Billie Holiday Blue Pop Art Music Poster

Billie Holiday Blue Pop Art Print - 13x19

All of me- Billie Holiday♡♡♡                                                                                                                                                     More

All of me- Billie Holiday♡♡♡ More

Billie Holiday, February 1949

Billie Holiday, February 1949

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

Lady Day and her Mister

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

Billie Holiday at BillieHoliday.com

Billie Holiday at BillieHoliday.com

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An entry from My Dozol Eye

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