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Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
6 Apr 2015 // 9:45 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 // 6:00 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!
The Story of Billie Holiday's Life Shouldn't Overshadow the Power of Her Music
12 May 2015 // 10:45 PM
To say that Billie Holiday's songs remain memorable because we know she lived a hard life does her artistry a most insulting disservice.
Billie Holiday at 100: Still an Inspiration
6 Apr 2015 // 9:30 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.
Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection
18 May 2015 // 10:05 PM
The Centennial Collection serves as a masterful representation of Billie Holiday’s enduring legacy.
Billie Holiday:The Essential Brunswick Collection
12 Jun 2014 // 9:02 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.
Toro y Moi Remixes Billie Holiday's "My Man" (stream)
14 Jun 2013 // 9:06 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".