Billie Holiday

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  1. lady stardust

    lady stardust New Member

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    Billie Holiday, born Eleanor Fagan Gough also called Lady Day.

    Born in Baltimore 7 april 1915,
    died 17 july 1959 in New york.

    Her life was tragic, she started to sing at nightclubs in Harlem in the early 1930s.
    Listen to "God bless the child", "strange fruit" she got such a divine feeling in her voice,
    i have no words for it...:crush::wub:

    pics from / brooksbluesbar.uk, ebay, photobucket.com, africanafrican.com
     

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    worth1000.com, photobucket, ebay
     

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    Wow I didn't realize that we didn't have a thread on Billie :heart: Thanks for starting it!
    I believe I read somewhere that she started wearing the magnolias because she burned/ruined some of her hair..and that it became a traitmark..

    lady stardust - the images credited with photobucket needs a proper credit - please see : Providing the source/credits for an image or news story
     
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    source/tyrolls.com, brooksbluesbar.uk :flower:
     
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    life.com
     

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    source/billie holiday.be :heart::heart::heart:
     

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    same source
     

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    (sonymusic.com)

    I found her life so interesting and tragic
    I wish Queen Latifah could play her, Diana Ross didn't even get close to how she really was and looked

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    somnambule New Member

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    thanks so much for starting this thread,lady stardust:heart:!!!she is my favourite singer.she could convey raw and pure emotions like no one else-her voice bleeding through the micro in all dark velvety shades a bit rough at the seams....just without comparison.the 5th picture of post 2 is one of my absolute favourites...
    more pictures of billie
    (billie holiday-die seele des blues by noel balen,scanned by me)
    strange fruit:

    Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black body swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant south, The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth, Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh, And the sudden smell of burning flesh. Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck, For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck, For the sun to rot, for a tree to drop, Here is a strange and bitter crop.


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    count basie and billie in new york´s strand theatre,1948
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    in front of a club in chicago 1944 with j c igginbotham and red allen
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    in a street behind the apollo theatre,august 1935
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    the last pic..:heart::heart::heart:
    thank you so much somnambule! :flower:
     
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    :heart::flower:!!
    some more (same source)

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    Fantastic thread, love her voice. :heart:
     
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    from the booklets:
    a great compilation of her earlier successes[​IMG]

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    and from her last studio album "lady in satin"
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    scanned by me
    some more from the same book as above..

    jam session in august 1939
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    a scene form the film "new orleans"..with louis armstrong
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    the illusion of a happy couple,with louis mckay,her last husband
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    1949,billie arrives at the court of justice
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    thank you! :heart:


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    oh thanks for all the pics! i love her :)
     
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    ^Yes, thank so much for the lovely thread. Love the photos of her in slightly masculine clothing, great contrast with the flower in her hair.
     
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    i thought there was witchcraft involved when this thread suddenly disappeared.took me a while untill i noticed it was here :blush:.
    love the last picture of her you posted,lady stardust:heart:!!regarding sentiments her face was as expressive as her voice.
    some more (noel balen-bilie holiday)

    the marriage-comedy with john levy
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    lady day and satchmo on the left ^_^
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    in her wardrobe shortly before a performance:heart:
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    billie in a club in ny at the beginning of the 40s
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    with duke ellington ca. 1945
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    sorry, I brought it to AON because she was a singer, singers go here, we need more threads for the big ones. :heart:

    thank you for all your pictures, by the way, going through the pages becomes such a lovely and educating journey. she was almost as beautiful as her music..
     
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    ah,so you were the witch ^_^!!!no, i think billie is just fine here in this forum and probasbly enjoys herself clandestinely.i mean with patti smith,david bowie,nico....quite a nice company:rolleyes:!!!

    again from the artwork of the compilation "lady day"...love pictures of her singing.yes,this face has certainly many pages and chapters...

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