You Go to My Head. The Very Thought of You. Ray Noble. I Can't Get Started. Say It with a Kiss. That's All I Ask of You. Odean Pope. Dream of Life. More Than You Know. Strange Fruit. Lewis Allan. Fine and Mellow. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues. Some Other Spring. Arthur Herzog, Jr. Them There Eyes. Night and Day. Cole Porter. Track Listing - Disc 3. The Man I Love. You're Just a No Account. Ghost of Yesterday.
Body and Soul. Laughing at Life. Charles F. Time on My Hands. I Hear Music. Practice Makes Perfect. Romance in the Dark. All of Me. God Bless the Child. Am I Blue? Love Me or Leave Me. Mandy Is Two. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie. Billy Mayhew. Until the Real Thing Comes Along. Trav'lin' Light.
How Am I to Know? My Old Flame. I Cover the Waterfront. I'll Be Seeing You. Track Listing - Disc 4. I'm Yours. Embraceable You. As Time Goes By. Herman Hupfeld. Lover, Come Back to Me. On the Sunny Side of the Street. Lover Man. That Old Devil Called Love. Don't Explain. You Better Go Now. Good Morning Heartache. Big Stuff. Leonard Bernstein. There Is No Greater Love. I Loves You, Porgy. Baby Get Lost. Gimme a Pigfoot And a Bottle of Beer.
Wesley Wilson. Now or Never. You're My Thrill. Crazy He Calls Me. Somebody's on My Mind. Billie's Blues Billie Holiday. This Year's Kisses Irving Berlin. My Last Affair Haven Johnson. Mean to Me Fred E. You Go to My My Old Flame - Billie Holiday - The Lady Sings The Blues (CD) J. Strange Fruit Lewis Allan. Fine and Mellow Billie Holiday. Night and Day Cole Porter.
On March 27,Holiday played Carnegie Hall to a sold-out crowd. Her popularity was unusual because she didn't have a current hit record. Holiday sang 32 songs at the Carnegie concert by her count, including Cole Porter 's " Night and Day " and her s hit, " Strange Fruit ". During the show, someone sent her a box of gardenias. After the third curtain call, she passed out.
Titled Holiday on Broadwayit sold out. But it closed after three weeks. Holiday said she began using hard drugs in the early s.
She married trombonist Jimmy Monroe on August 25, While still married, she became involved with trumpeter Joe Guy, her drug dealer. She divorced Monroe in and also split with Guy. Gabler said the hit was her most successful recording for Decca after "Lover Man". The charts of the s did not list songs outside the top 30, making it impossible to recognize minor hits. By the late s, despite her popularity and concert power, her singles were little played on radio, perhaps because of her reputation.
Holiday's New York City Cabaret Card was revoked because of her conviction, preventing her working anywhere that sold alcohol for the remaining 12 years of her life.
The cabaret system started in and was intended to prevent people of "bad character" from working on licensed premises. A performer had to renew the license every two years. The system lasted until Club owners knew blacklisted performers had limited work and could offer a smaller salary. This reduced Holiday's earnings. She had not received proper record royalties until she joined Decca, so her main revenue was club concerts.
The problem worsened when Holiday's records went out of print in the s. She seldom received royalties in her later years. InHoliday played at the Ebony Club, which, because she lost her cabaret card, was against the law. Her manager, John Levy, was convinced he could get her card back and allowed her to open without one. But nothing happened. I was a huge success. By the s, Holiday's drug abuse, drinking, and relationships with abusive men caused her health to deteriorate.
Her later recordings showed the effects of declining health on her voice, as it grew coarse and no longer projected its former vibrancy [ dubious — discuss ]. Holiday first toured Europe in as part of a Leonard Feather package.
Holiday's late recordings for Verve constitute about a third of her commercially issued output and are as popular as her earlier records for Columbia, Commodore and Decca. In later years, her voice became more fragile, but it never lost the edge that had always made it distinctive.
Holiday's autobiography, Lady Sings the Blueswas ghostwritten by William Dufty and published in Dufty, a New York Post writer and editor then married to Holiday's close friend Maely Dufty, wrote the book quickly from a series of conversations with the singer in the Duftys' 93rd Street apartment. He also drew on the work of earlier interviewers and intended to let Holiday tell her story in her own way.
In his study, Billie Holiday: The Musician and the MythJohn Szwed argued that Lady Sings the Blues is a generally accurate account of her life, and that co-writer Dufty was forced to water down or suppress material by the threat of legal action. According to the reviewer Richard Brody"Szwed traces the stories of two important relationships that are missing from the book—with Charles Laughtonin the s, and with Tallulah Bankheadin the late s—and of one relationship that's sharply diminished in the book, her affair with Orson Welles around the time of Citizen Kane.
On November 10,Holiday performed two concerts before packed audiences at Carnegie Hall. The 13 tracks included on this album featured her own songs " I Love My Man ", " Don't Explain " and " Fine and Mellow ", together with other songs closely associated with her, including " Body and Soul ", " My Man ", and "Lady Sings the Blues" her lyrics accompanied a tune by pianist Herbie Nichols.
The liner notes for this album were written partly by Gilbert Millstein of the New York Timeswho, according to these notes, served as narrator of the Carnegie Hall concerts. Interspersed among Holiday's songs, Millstein read aloud four lengthy passages from her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues.
He later wrote:. The narration began with the ironic account of her birth in Baltimore — 'Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen, and I was three' — and ended, very nearly shyly, with her hope for love and a long life with 'my man' at her side. It was evident, even then, that Miss Holiday was ill. I had known her casually over the years and I was shocked at her physical weakness. Her rehearsal had been desultory; her voice sounded tinny and trailed off; her body sagged tiredly.
But I will not forget the metamorphosis that night. The lights went down, the musicians began to play and the narration began. Miss Holiday stepped from between the curtains, into the white spotlight awaiting her, wearing a white evening gown and white gardenias in her black hair. She was erect and beautiful; poised and smiling. And when the first section of narration was ended, she sang — with strength undiminished — with all of the art that was hers.
I was very much moved. In the darkness, my face burned and my eyes. I recall only one thing. I smiled. The critic Nat Hentoff of DownBeat magazine, who attended the Carnegie Hall concert, wrote the remainder of the sleeve notes on the album. He wrote of Holiday's performance:. Throughout the night, Billie was in superior form to what had sometimes been the My Old Flame - Billie Holiday - The Lady Sings The Blues (CD) in the last years of her life.
Not only was there assurance of phrasing and intonation; but there was also an outgoing warmth, a palpable eagerness to reach and touch the audience. And there was mocking wit. A smile was often lightly evident on her lips and her eyes as if, for once, she could accept the fact that there were people who did dig her.
The beat flowed in her uniquely sinuous, supple way of moving the story along; the words became her own experiences; and coursing through it all was Lady's sound — a texture simultaneously steel-edged and yet soft inside; a voice that was almost unbearably wise in disillusion and yet still childlike, again at the centre.
The audience was hers from before she sang, greeting her and saying good-bye with heavy, loving applause. And at one time, the musicians too applauded.
It was a night when Billie was on top, undeniably the best and most honest jazz singer alive. Both were less than two years from death. Young died in March Holiday wanted to sing at his funeral, but her request was denied. When My Old Flame - Billie Holiday - The Lady Sings The Blues (CD) returned to Europe almost five years later, inshe made one of her last television appearances for Granada's Chelsea at Nine in London. Her final studio recordings were made for MGM Records inwith lush backing from Ray Ellis and his Orchestra, who had also accompanied her on the Columbia album Lady in Satin the previous year see below.
The MGM sessions were released posthumously My Old Flame - Billie Holiday - The Lady Sings The Blues (CD) a self-titled album, later retitled and re-released as Last Recording. McKay, like most of the men in her life, was abusive. By earlyHoliday was diagnosed with cirrhosis. Although she had initially stopped drinking on her doctor's orders, it was not long before she relapsed. Her manager Joe Glaserjazz critic Leonard Featherphotojournalist Allan Morrison, and the singer's own friends all tried in vain to persuade her to go to a hospital.
On May 31,Holiday was taken to Metropolitan Hospital in New York for treatment of liver disease and heart disease. Anslingerhad been targeting Holiday since at least As she lay dying, her hospital room was raided, and she was placed under police guard. Her funeral Mass was held on July 21,at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan. She was buried at Saint Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx. The story of her burial plot  and how it was managed by her estranged husband, Louis McKay, was documented on NPR in Gilbert Millstein of New York Timeswho was the announcer at Holiday's Carnegie Hall concerts and wrote parts of the sleeve notes for the album The Essential Billie Holiday see abovedescribed her death in these sleeve notes, dated Billie Holiday died in Metropolitan Hospital, New York, on Friday, July 17,in the bed in which she had been arrested for illegal possession of narcotics a little more than a month before, as she lay mortally ill; in the room from which a police guard had been removed — by court order — only a few hours before her death, which, like her life, was disorderly and pitiful.
She had been strikingly beautiful, but she was wasted physically to a small, grotesque caricature of herself.
The worms of every kind of excess — drugs were only one — had eaten her. The likelihood exists that among the last thoughts of this cynical, sentimental, profane, generous and greatly talented woman of 44 was the belief that she was to be arraigned the following morning.
She would have been, eventually, although possibly not that quickly. In any case, she removed herself finally from the jurisdiction of any court here below. Holiday's delivery made her performances recognizable throughout her career. Her improvisation compensated for lack of musical education. Her contralto voice  lacked range and was thin [ dubious — discuss ]and years of drug use altered its texture and gave it a fragile, raspy sound.
Holiday said that she always wanted her voice to sound like an instrument and some of her influences were Louis Armstrong and the singer Bessie Smith. I would say that the most emotional moment was her listening to the playback of "I'm a Fool to Want You. After we finished the album I went into the control room and listened to all the takes.
I must admit I was unhappy with her performance, but I was just listening musically instead of emotionally. It wasn't until I heard the final mix a few weeks later that I realized how great her performance really was.
Frank Sinatra was influenced by her performances on 52nd Street as a young man. He told Ebony magazine in about her impact:. With few exceptions, every major pop singer in the US during her generation has been touched in some way by her genius. It is Billie Holiday who was, and still remains, the greatest single musical influence on me. Lady Day is unquestionably the most important influence on American popular singing in the last twenty years.
Billie Holiday recorded extensively for four labels: Columbia Recordswhich issued her recordings on its subsidiary labels Brunswick RecordsVocalion Recordsand OKeh Recordsfrom through ; Commodore Records in and ; Decca Records from through ; briefly for Aladdin Records in ; Verve Records and on its earlier imprint Clef Records from throughthen again for Columbia Records from to and finally for MGM Records in Many of Holiday's recordings appeared on rpm records prior to the long-playing vinyl record eraand only Clef, Verve, and Columbia issued albums during her lifetime that were not compilations of previously released material.
Many compilations have been issued since her death; as well as comprehensive box sets and live recordings. InJoel Whitburn 's company Record Research compiled information on the popularity of recordings released from the era predating rock and roll and created pop charts dating back to the beginning of the commercial recording industry. The company's findings were published in the book Pop Memories — Several of Holiday's records are listed on the pop charts Whitburn created.
Holiday began her recording career on a high note with her first major release, "Riffin' the Scotch", of which 5, copies were sold. Wilson, one of the most influential jazz pianists of the swing era,  accompanied Holiday more than any other musician.
He and Holiday issued 95 recordings together. In JulyHoliday began releasing sides under her own name. Holiday had 16 best selling songs inmaking the year her most commercially successful. It was in this year that Holiday scored her sole number one hit as a featured vocalist on the available pop charts of the s, "Carelessly". InHoliday recorded her biggest selling record, " Strange Fruit " for Commodore, charting at number 16 on the available pop charts for the s.
InBillboard began publishing its modern pop charts, which included the Best Selling Retail Records chart, the precursor to the Hot None of Holiday's songs placed on the modern pop charts, partly because Billboard only published the first ten slots of the charts in some issues. Minor hits and independent releases had no way of being spotlighted. Two of Holiday's songs placed on the chart, " Trav'lin' Light " with Paul Whiteman, which topped the chart, and " Lover Man ", which reached number 5.
Holiday's public stature grew in the following years. In she was voted to the Down Beat Hall Of Fame and soon after Columbia reissued nearly a hundred of her early records. Holiday would go on to be nominated for 23 posthumous Grammy awards. Billie Holiday received several Esquire Magazine awards during her lifetime. My Old Flame - Billie Holiday - The Lady Sings The Blues (CD) Baltimore, Maryland erected a statue of Billie Holiday that was completed in with additional panels of images inspired by her seminal song Strange Fruit.
A biographical drama film The United States vs. Billie Holiday starring singer Andra Day portraying Holiday is set for release in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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