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September 10, 2007

 

Billie Holiday Revisited

One of my favorite Billie Holiday records is Solitude. Released in 1952, in my mind it's one of the singer's best efforts for Verve, curiously overlooked.

March 4, 2006

 

Billie Holiday

Ghosts of Yesterday: Billie Holiday and the Two Irenes

An iconic singer, a songwriter (or two) named Irene, lost love and inspiration, and a history-mystery of identity.

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Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.

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