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Lady Day: The Many Faces Of Billie Holiday
"Billie Holiday deserves a biography in which her musicianship isn't overshadowed by the tragic events of her life. O'Meally has written that book," says Entertainment Weekly about this absorbing and authoritative account of the greatest jazz singer in history. O'Meally emphasizes Holiday's artistry and training rather than her personal miseries, and he uses voluminous arc ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 7th 2000 by Da Capo Press
(first published November 1991)
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I really enjoyed this book. I loved all the pictures. While this primarily focuses on the musicality of Billie Holiday, there is still so much information given in this book for non-musicians. This book showed many sides of Billie and argued that the singer was great all through her performing life. I great read for fans or those just wanting to know more about this legend.