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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. 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 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.

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

Lady Day and her Mister

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

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 at work in NY city studio, 1957.

Billie Holiday at work in NY city studio, 1957.

Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.

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Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.

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

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

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 ” ”

"I never hurt nobody but myself..."  BillieHoliday.com

"I never hurt nobody but myself..." BillieHoliday.com

Billie Holiday, February 1949

Billie Holiday, February 1949

don't threaten me with love, baby. let's just go walking in the rain ― billie holiday | foto: underwood & underwood

don't threaten me with love, baby. let's just go walking in the rain ― billie holiday | foto: underwood & underwood

Billie Holiday, New Orleans ,1947, Photograph by Phil Stern

Billie Holiday, New Orleans ,1947, Photograph by Phil Stern

Billie Holiday Poster at AllPosters.com

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Poster at AllPosters.com