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

billie holiday

the incomparable Billie Holiday

the incomparable Billie Holiday

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 (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.

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, 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.

LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947 Follow us on Tumblr  Pinterest  Facebook  Twitter

LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947 Follow us on Tumblr Pinterest Facebook Twitter

Billie Holiday: definitely a favorite of mine.

Billie Holiday: definitely a favorite of mine.

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