BILLIE HOLIDAY

Biography

Billie Holiday (born April 7, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – died July 17, 1959, New York City, New York, USA) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Daughter of jazz guitarist [a307209]. Godmother of [a=Mala Waldron] and [a41398].

She made her debut circa 1930 singing in various nightclubs in Harlem. In early 1933, the producer [a252830] heard her sing and was impressed by her talent. In 1935 he signed her to [l14624] Records. She made her first recordings with [a254768]. Also in 1935 she made her first appearance in a movie, with more roles in the 1940’s. From 1939 she started recording songs with notable jazz artists of that time. In the 1950’s, her voice was deteriorating as a result of unhappy relationships, heroin use and excessive drinking. In May 1959 she collapsed and was taken to the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City for treatment of liver and heart disease. She was arrested for heroin possession while she lay dying.

She was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 (Early Influence).

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Solitude

Jazz Vocal Vinyl
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The Platinum Collection

Blues Vinyl
34,99  Read more
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SOLITUDE

25.02.2022 Blues Post Bop, Swing Vinyl
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SOLITUDE (GOLD/WHITE SPLATTER VINYL)

31.07.2023 Blues Post Bop, Swing Vinyl
27,49  Add to cart

Cds

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Jazz Ballad, Swing, Vocal CD
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Vinyl

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Solitude

Jazz Vocal Vinyl
15,99  Read more
BILLIE HOLIDAY

The Platinum Collection

Blues Vinyl
34,99  Read more
BILLIE HOLIDAY

SOLITUDE

25.02.2022 Blues Post Bop, Swing Vinyl
16,99  Add to cart
BILLIE HOLIDAY

SOLITUDE (GOLD/WHITE SPLATTER VINYL)

31.07.2023 Blues Post Bop, Swing Vinyl
27,49  Add to cart
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Café Society (White, Numbered)

Jazz Soul-Jazz Vinyl
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SOLITUDE (NATURAL CLEAR VINYL)

25.02.2022 Blues Post Bop, Swing Vinyl
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Solitude

Blues Post Bop, Swing Vinyl
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Lady Sings The Blues

Blues Vinyl
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