Lady Sings the Blues 03:47 002. Biography to accompany a Time Life record set. A challenging series of essays by poet and novelist. Joachim Berendt, 1984 The Jazz Book Revised Edition ; Paladin. No Good Man 03:21 007. It was there that Holiday first heard and on a Victrola record player. White gardenias, worn in her hair, became her trademark.
If you're familiar with , you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. An anthology of various women singers, part of a stageshow. Intro to history and practice of jazz music, best of this type. Willow Weep For Me 03:10 012. We only index and link to content provided by other sites.
Given the obvious musical connection on display in these sides, it is telling that both Holiday and Young died only four months apart in 1959. At thirteen she was working as a call girl in New York. She was born on April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States and died on July 17, 1959 in New York City, New York, the U. I Thought About You 02:49 013. John Chilton, 1979 Jazz; Hodder and Stoughton. At ten, Holiday describes a serious sexual assault by a neighbour, after which she was sent to a Catholic institution. It has also a mini-biography.
Ted Fox, 1985 Show Time at the Apollo; Quartet. Holiday first came across jazz and blues in her mid-teens when running errands for the women in a Baltimore brothel. Stanley Dance, 1974 The World of Swing; Scribners. She would sometimes sing with the accompaniment of a house piano player while other times she would work as part of a group of performers. Soon she gained a good reputation in the jazz world and moved to much better clubs. The notorious autobiography on which the film of the same name is loosely based. Gottleib, 1995 The Golden Age of Jazz; Pomegranate.
Strangely restrained audience, polite applause at end of songs. Beautifully illustrated celebration of jazz history. Melvin Maddocks, 1979 Billie Holiday Giants of Jazz ; Time Life. It includes the 18 tracks recorded for Commodore, being 4 in 1939 and 14 in 1944. Warm portraits of five singers including Billie.
Various periods of institutional incarceration followed, for prostitution or for punching a woman down a flight of stairs. Jack Millar, 1979 Born to Swing; JazzMedia Denmark. At the beginning of 1930s trying to earn some money legally she began singing in night clubs which were illegal, selling alchol during the the time when it was forbidden by law. Essays by the New York Times Jazz critic. Story of the great trumpeter and Billie accompanist. Thoroughly researched chronicle of Billies time in Paris 1954 and 1958.
Paola Boncompagni, 1992 Lady Day Life and Songs; Nuovi Equilibri. Holiday claimed that her great-grandmother had sixteen children by the plantation owner, an Irishman named Charles Fagan, of whom only one survived. Too Marvelous For Words 02:15 011. So much to choose from. One of the first in the field and still very reliable. Kitty Grime, 1983 Jazz Voices; Quartet.
More Than You Know Jazzeem Throwback Remix 3. A fine collection of essays and criticism. But don´t forget that I managed to get a copy of Perfect in the very beginning, so I built upon that. Apparently the world just couldn't handle one without the other. One of the truly great jazz histories.
Porter What Shall I Say? She was arrested several times for illegal possession of narcotics, she also drank a lot. A comprehensive overview of the Louis Armstrong legacy. I would go for it. Adventures involving the writer and Billie on tour in England 1954. Small Format, An introduction in the Jazz Masters series. Elisabeth Hardwick, 1979 Sleepless Nights; Random House. Updated by Jack Millar until his death in 1999.