Articles tagged billie holiday

Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection

The Centennial Collection serves as a masterful representation of Billie Holiday’s enduring legacy.

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The Story of Billie Holiday’s Life Shouldn’t Overshadow the Power of Her Music

To say that Billie Holiday's songs remain memorable because we know she lived a hard life does her artistry a most insulting disservice.

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José James: Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday

Forgoing a more exploratory route, José James delivers a set of pleasantly predictable Billie Holiday covers.

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30 Jul 2013 // 10:15 PM

In with the A&R Crowd

Will crowdsourced talent discovery kill traditional A&R? Or is it just the boost the industry needs?

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Ride This Time Machine Down a Road Less Traveled

Jump into that ’59 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz with the maxed-out tailfins, contemplate what an original Barbie doll could fetch on eBay, and enjoy this roll call of Reasons Why Everything Changed in 1959.

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Laughing Through the Tears: The Enduring Journey of Etta James

As much as Etta James used her songwriting and vocal skills as primary sources for empowerment and critique, her performances and image were equally significant in reflecting a public persona bursting with wit, wildness, and sassy radicalism.

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Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues by Joe Evans

It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.

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4 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Billie Holiday: Lady Day

Some of the finest small-group swing ever, accompanying the finest body of vocal performances in jazz history.

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Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child: The Very Best of Billie Holiday

Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.

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	Billie Holiday: Jazz Moods—‘Round Midnight

OR: Billie Holiday in her absolute prime sings only high quality standards. Lovers of gloom looking for anything Stygian or depressive on this issue in

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	Billie Holiday: Love Songs, Volume 2

Billie Holiday has been dead for more than four decades now, but her legacy is such that she will be forever releasing new material through

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21 Apr 2003 // 12:00 AM

Strange Fruit

A meditation on the song of the same name that chillingly relates the story of a lynching.

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	Billie Holiday: The Best of Billie Holiday (20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection)

The Best of Billie Holiday 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection is a wonderful introduction to the artist. Holiday’s musical career spanned the years

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Yes, these are the original divas, not of the recent Mariah Carey/Celine Dion variety. Ultimate Divas collects three 1997 releases of each artist. For each

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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