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The Decca Singles Vol. 2: 1949-1951
The Decca Singles, Vol. 1: 1945-1949
Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959
The Centennial Collection
Lady Sings the Blues
The Essential Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Remixed & Reimagined
Gold: Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday for Lovers
Billie Holiday For Lovers
Singin' the Blues
20th Century Masters: Best Of Billie Holiday (The Millennium Collection)
Ken Burns Jazz: Billie Holiday
The Commodore Master Takes
Billie Holiday: Ken Burns's Jazz
V Disc: A Musical Contribution By America's Best (For Our Armed Forces Overseas)
The Complete Commodore Recordings
Love Songs: Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits
Jazz 'Round Midnight
God Bless the Child
Billie's Best
The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945-1959
The Complete Decca Recordings
Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years
The Billie Holiday Songbook
Billie's Blues
Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah
The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live
Billie Holiday
Lady In Satin (The Centennial Edition)
All or Nothing At All
Lady In Satin
Stay With Me
At Newport (Live)
Billie Holiday
Body and Soul
Songs for Distingué Lovers
Velvet Mood
Music for Torching
Billie Holiday At Jazz At the Philharmonic (Live)
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 8
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 9
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 10
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 6
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 5
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 3
A Musical Romance
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 4
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 7
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 2
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia (1933-1944)
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944, Vol. 1
Billie Holiday Nov 16, 2018
62 years ago, minutes before curtain call and nervous for one of the biggest shows of her life, Lady Day is comforted by her husband. The concert would be an autobiographical tour through her astounding life, from scrubbing stairs in Baltimore to selling out Carnegie Hall. Between each song, harrowing passages of both suffering and redemption were read aloud from her just-released book "Lady Sings The Blues". The songs were mostly of her own writing, and if they weren't, they may as well have been, because no one sang them like her. "Billie was on top, undeniably the best and most honest jazz singer alive." - Nat Henthoff. Listen to the concert now:
Billie Holiday Nov 12, 2018
60 years ago today in 1958 #LadyDay played L'Olympia Music Hall in #Paris and gave this sumptuous performance of "Trav'lin' Light" for eternity to cherish. At one point she looks into the camera and you feel as though you know her as a friend. We look back now and delight in the wisdom of her aging voice and the poignancy of her phrasing. Today we honor and adore those qualities in our elder musical heroes such as Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, Mavis Staples or Tony Bennett. Hard to believe the rest of her French dates were viciously cancelled by the promoter. Despite this she would stay on in Paris and play a small club for a percentage of the door. Billie never backed down.
Billie Holiday Nov 08, 2018
Today in 1956, during a TV interview, Lady Day was asked to close her eyes and recite the words to her composition "Don't Explain" like a poet would, without singing. If the lyrics never gave you goosebumps before, they will now. Listen for yourself. https:// Hush now, don't explain O know you raise Cain I'm glad you're back, don't explain Quiet, don't explain You mixed with some dame Skip that lipstick Don't explain You know that I love you And what love endures All my thoughts of you For I'm so completely yours Cry to hear folks chatter And I know you cheat But Right or wrong, don't matter When you're with me, sweet Hush now, don't explain You're my joy and pain My life's yours, love Don't explain
Billie Holiday Oct 29, 2018
A new publicity shot May 1945, just in time for Billie’s epic run at Club Downbeat, NYC. “Billie Holiday, the thrush, is breaking all 52nd Street records,” lauds critic Walter Winchell.
Billie Holiday Oct 15, 2018
In 1957, by varying accounts, photographer Paul J. Hoeffler took this shot either at the Ridge Crest Inn, Rochester New York or Pep's Musical Bar in Philadelphia. Either way, Lady Day is epic!
Billie Holiday Oct 05, 2018
Let's put aside her musical and cultural accomplishments for a moment and just say "Wow, look at that gorgeous necklace!" #LadyDay had taste… Forever perfectly in style.
Billie Holiday Sep 28, 2018
Verve Records
Billie Holiday Sep 14, 2018
She was brave and bold… and invented the modern singing style. #BillieHoliday #LadyDay
Billie Holiday Sep 11, 2018
Verve Records
Billie Holiday Sep 04, 2018
"I'll be loving you always With a love that's true always When the things you plan Need a helping hand I will understand always, always Days may not be fair always That's when I'll be there always Not for just an hour Not for just a day Not for just a year, but always" Always from Billie's 1958 album Stay With Me. #NowPlaying
Billie Holiday Aug 17, 2018
Billie Holiday Aug 08, 2018
Today in 1944 Lady Day signs with Decca Records and from the very first recording session came her eternal "Lover Man", a tune that would forever be all Billie's. Someday we'll meet And you'll dry all my tears Then whisper sweet Little things in my ear Hugging and a kissing Oh, what we've been missing Lover man, oh, where can you be
Billie Holiday Aug 07, 2018
Billie Holiday. Photo by Murray Kormann
Billie Holiday Aug 04, 2018
"Just thinking of you And the way you look tonight..." #NowPlaying
Billie Holiday Jul 20, 2018
As beautiful as the music she gave us. This photo shoot of #BillieHoliday was right around the time she first recorded her superb renditions of “These Foolish Things“ “Summertime“ “A Fine Romance“ "The Way You Look Tonight“ and her own classic composition “Billie’s Blues“. Photo by Robin Carson c.1936
Billie Holiday Jul 18, 2018
#BillieHoliday lives on forever in our hearts. Her swing, her soul, her courage and the tidal wave of emotions she brought to us are not dissipated fully 61 years after her passing. (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)
Billie Holiday Jul 17, 2018
Verve Records
Billie Holiday Jul 17, 2018
For 8 weeks, 7 days a week, 5 shows daily, 40 minute sets, every 3 hours! Count Basie Orchestra, #LadyDay & Key Largo set a Warner Strand Theater box office record, opening today in 1948. But as Billie put it, "You can go dressing room crazy." #LaurenBacall #HumphreyBogart #TCMParty
Billie Holiday Jul 05, 2018
NPR Music
Billie Holiday Jul 04, 2018
One of the greatest music partnerships in all history, and yet so few photos of them together. Here they are: #BillieHoliday & #LesterYoung. What is left for us but their indelible music? Also pictured: (l-r) Coleman Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan at The Sound of Jazz TV shoot, New York, December 8, 1957.
Billie Holiday Jun 28, 2018
Look what we found! #LadyDay promo photo from the early 40’s by Robin Carson for her agency Associated Booking. From the E. Azalia Hackley Collection at the #detroitpubliclibrary
Billie Holiday Jun 28, 2018
"Billie Holiday will forever be the queen of slow-burn jazz singing, but here she stretches and impresses within that spine-tingling realm." Billie's Deep Cuts playlist courtesy of Apple Music
Billie Holiday Apr 15, 2018
Join us in welcoming Nina Simone into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today!
Billie Holiday Apr 07, 2018
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan) entered this world on April 7th 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In her short 44 years with us here on earth, she blessed us with a devotion to family, friends and food, a deeply abiding love for her pets and revealed an emotional reach to music that still lights the way for lovers and the broken-hearted everywhere, 103 years later! Happy birthday Lady Day! 🎂
Billie Holiday Apr 01, 2018
"For heaven's sake, let's fall in love It's no mistake to call it love An angel's holding hands with me How heavenly heaven can be" #NowPlaying