Billie Holiday
Features // 2 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 9 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
Media // 1 Articles
//Features

Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
6 Apr 2015 // 8:45 PM

Given what we know about Billie Holiday now, much of Lady Sings the Blues can be read as autobiographical fiction.

Part 1: Beethoven to Phil Ochs (1824-1965)
15 Jul 2007 // 5:00 PM

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!

//Columns

Billie Holiday at 100: Still an Inspiration
6 Apr 2015 // 8:30 PM

On Billie Holiday's centennial, her influence remains everywhere in music. Jazz singers Cassandra Wilson and Jose James, have new tributes out on Blue Note.

//Reviews

Billie Holiday:The Essential Brunswick Collection
12 Jun 2014 // 8:02 PM

Fans and critics consider the music on these three discs, dated from 1935 to 1939 when she first signed to Brunswick Records, the cream of Holiday’s recordings.

'Masters of American Music': Come, Be Dazzled By Jazz
15 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

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

//Blogs

Toro y Moi Remixes Billie Holiday's "My Man" (stream)
14 Jun 2013 // 8:06 AM

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".

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Double Take: Marty (1955)

// Short Ends and Leader

"Paddy Chayefsky's adaptation of Marty may be a period piece, but it's a heck of a piece nonetheless.

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