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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.

LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947.

LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947.

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

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Billie Holiday, 1949 by Carl Van Vechten. [Lady Day swaps gardenias for roses so as not to be like Dinah!]

Billie Holiday, 1949 by Carl Van Vechten. [Lady Day swaps gardenias for roses so as not to be like Dinah!]

Billie Holiday at work in NY city studio, 1957.

Billie Holiday at work in NY city studio, 1957.

Billie Holiday Poster. Lady Day Sings the Blues by UncleGertrudes, $22.00 this would be awesome in my piano room!

Billie Holiday Poster. Lady Day Sings the Blues by UncleGertrudes, $22.00 this would be awesome in my piano room!

Billie Holiday’s glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and '40s-era floral prints...

Billie Holiday’s glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and '40s-era floral prints...

Billie Holiday, February 1949

Billie Holiday, February 1949

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.

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

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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 ” ”

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

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

Billie - style matters

Style Heroines: Billie Holiday

"that's nobody's business but my own" -Billie Holiday

"that's nobody's business but my own" -Billie Holiday

one of my favorite photos of Billie Holiday. I used to have a copy of it, but I've moved so often I lost it. #BillieHoliday

one of my favorite photos of Billie Holiday. I used to have a copy of it, but I've moved so often I lost it. #BillieHoliday

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