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Anyone who has ever heard a Billie Holiday record knows the sound of her voice—sad, sexy, always relaxed but securely aware of the beat. Conveying a poignancy that cut to the heart of a song, she redeemed even trivial material with her impeccable sense of dramatic phrasing and time. The well-known tale of her lifelong battle with drugs has obscured the artistry that has ma ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 22nd 1989 by Da Capo Press
(first published January 1st 1975)
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The first book with pictures I read on Ms.Holiday as a junior high school student. I guess it's sadly out of print now. Also so much information has become available since it was written. BUT it is a very well written book. I love how this author writes. It made me seek out another book of his on the great Bessie Snith