Billie Holiday Ringtones and Lyrics

Billie Holiday

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About Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough, Philadelphia, PA, April 7, 1915 - New York City, NY, July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day by her loyal friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a germinal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. Critic John Bush wrote that she "changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless The Child," "Don't Explain," and "Lady Sings The Blues." She also became famous for singing jazz standards written by others, including "Easy Living" and "Strange Fruit." Billie Holiday had a difficult childhood, which greatly affected her life and career. Not much is known about the true details of her early life, though stories ... Read More

Career Started: 1933
Official Website: http://www.billieholiday.com/
Tags: holiday, jazz, blues, swing, pop,

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