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Sunday, July 15 2007

Part 1: Beethoven to Phil Ochs (1824-1965)

Psalm 100 instructs, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!". What more joyful sound than the life-affirming song of protest, for that is the sound wrenched from the deepest grief and suffering, from exhausted and diseased lungs, and the voice raised in tuneful protest is among the most beautiful of human sounds. Sing out, indeed!


Reviews

Tuesday, November 15 2011

'Masters of American Music': Come, Be Dazzled By Jazz

Bird, The Divine One, Monk and Lady Day are just the icing on the cake of this fantastic DVD boxset.


Monday, September 7 2009

Billie Holiday: The Life and Artistry of Lady Day

Almost 50 years later, Holiday's sad and partly triumphant story is still ours to trivialize, as exemplified here. Sad.


Thursday, October 4 2007

Billie Holiday: Lady Day

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


Wednesday, November 15 2006

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.


Blogs

Friday, June 14 2013

Toro y Moi Remixes Billie Holiday's "My Man" (stream)

Groovy stuff. Electro-pop's Toro y Moi twiddles the knobs for a chill-out, slow funk take on Lady Day's classic "My Man".


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