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Anthology - Deluxe Edition, Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

April 21st, 2012

Birth Name:
Eleanora Fagan Gough

Billie Holiday


Years Active:
'30s, '40s, '50s


Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
Torch Singers
Torch Singers
Women of Jazz
Women of Jazz

Billie Holiday


The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop, ripping the decades-long tradition of song plugging in two by refusing to compromise her artistry for either the song or the band. She made clear her debts to Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong (in her autobiography she admitted, “I always wanted Bessie's big sound and Pops' feeling”), but in truth her style was virtually her own, quite a shock in an age of interchangeable crooners and band singers.

Top Albums

Anthology - Deluxe Edition, Billie Holiday
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Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits, Billie Holiday
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Lady Day - The Best of Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday
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Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday
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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday
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The Complete Decca Recordings (US Release  Box Set), Billie Holiday
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Solitude, Billie Holiday
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The Complete Commodore Recordings, Billie Holiday
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At Newport: Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday (Live  Remastered), Billie Holiday
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The Commodore Master Takes (1939-44), Billie Holiday
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A Musical Romance, Billie Holiday
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Songs for Distingué Lovers, Billie Holiday
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Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
I'll Be Seeing You (1944 Single) Complete Commodore Recordin.. 3:33 $1.29
I'll Be Seeing You Billy Remembers Billie 3:37 $1.29
Strange Fruit (1939 Single Version) Diva Series: Billie Holiday 3:11 $1.29
God Bless the Child Billie Holiday's Greate.. 3:09 $1.29
Good Morning, Heartache Billie Holiday's Greate.. 3:07 $1.29
Very Thought of You Lady Day – The Best of Bill.. 2:44 $0.99
'Tain't Nobody's Busines.. Billie Holiday's Greate.. 3:20 $1.29
Them There Eyes Billie Holiday's Greate.. 2:51 $1.29
Crazy He Calls Me Billie Holiday's Greate.. 3:05 $1.29
Sugar Lady Day – The Best of Bill.. 2:44 $0.99
Summertime Lady Day – The Best of Bill.. 2:53 $0.99
Autumn In New York Billie Holiday 3:41 $1.29
Embraceable You Billy Remembers Billie 3:13 $0.69
Lover Man (Single) Complete Decca Recordings (.. 3:18 $1.29
Solitude Billie Holiday's Greate.. 3:09 $0.99
I Love My Man (Billie's Blues) Anthology – Deluxe Edition 3:08 $0.99
When Your Lover Has Gone Anthology – Deluxe Edition 1:56 $0.99
Miss Brown to You Anthology – Deluxe Edition 1:57 $0.99
I Loves You Porgy Anthology – Deluxe Edition 3:03 $0.99
All of Me Anthology – Deluxe Edition 1:42 $0.99
Ain't Nobody's Business Anthology – Deluxe Edition 2:55 $0.99
Strange Fruit Anthology – Deluxe Edition 3:16 $0.99
Crazy He Calls Me Anthology – Deluxe Edition 2:07 $0.99
Them There Eyes Anthology – Deluxe Edition 1:39 $0.99
He's Funny That Way Anthology – Deluxe Edition 3:08 $0.99

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Strange Fruit (The Speek), Billie Holiday
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