Billie Holiday

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Billie Holiday (Filadélfia, 7 de Abril, 1915 — Nova Iorque, 17 de Julho, 1959), Lady Day para os fãs, é por muitos considerada a maior de todas as cantoras do jazz. Nascida Eleanor Fagan Gough, foi criada em Baltimore por pais adolescentes. Quando nasceu, seu pai, Clarence Holiday, tinha quinze anos de idade e sua mãe, Sara Fagan, apenas treze . Seu pai, guitarrista e banjista, abandonou a família quando Billie ainda era bebê, seguindo viagem com uma banda de jazz. Sua mãe, também inexperiente, freqüentemente a deixava com familiares. Menina americana negra e pobre, Billie passou por todos os infortúnios possíveis. Aos dez anos foi violentada por um vizinho, e internada numa casa de correção. Aos doze, trabalhava lavando assoalhos em prostíbulo e aos catorze anos, morando com sua mãe em Nova York, caiu na prostituição. Sua vida como cantora começou em 1930. Estando mãe e filha ameaçadas de despejo por falta de pagamento de sua moradia, Billie sai à rua em desespero, na busca de algum dinheiro. Entrando em um bar do Harlem, ofereceu-se como dançarina, mostrando-se um desastre. Penalizado, o pianista perguntou-lhe se sabia cantar. Billie cantou e saiu com um emprego fixo. Após três anos cantando em diversas casas, atraiu a atenção do crítico John Hammond, através de quem ela gravou seu primeiro disco, em companhia de Benny Goodman. Era o real início de sua carreira. Atingiu a celebridade, apresentando-se com as orquestras de Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie e Artie Shaw, e ao lado de Louis Armstrong. Billie Holiday foi uma das mais comoventes cantoras de jazz de sua época. Com uma voz etérea, flexível e levemente rouca, Sua dicção, seu fraseado, a sensualidade à flor da voz, expressando incrível profundidade de emoção, a aproximaram do estilo de Lester Young, com quem, em quatro anos, gravou cerca de cinqüenta canções, repletas de swing e cumplicidade. A partir de 1940, apesar do sucesso, Billie Holiday, sucumbiu ao álcool e às drogas, passando por momentos de depressão, refletindo em sua voz. Pouco antes de sua morte, Billie Holiday publicou sua autobiografia, Lady Sings the Blues, a partir da qual foi feito um filme, em 1972, tendo Diana Ross no papel principal. Billie Holiday só ganhou a devida fama e respeito após sua morte. Para conhecer sua vida não é preciso ler nenhuma biografia, mas apenas ouvir sua voz interpretando as centenas de preciosidades que deixou gravadas.

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  51. Dream Of Life

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  59. Everything I Have Is Yours

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  63. Foolin' Myself

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  67. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You?

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  80. Guilty

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  81. Havin' Myself A Time

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  85. How Am I To Know

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  86. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

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  90. I Cover The Waterfront

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  96. I Get Along Without You Very Well

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  99. I Hear Music

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  102. I Only Have Eyes For You

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  103. I Thought About You

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  104. I WISH I HAD YOU

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  106. I'll Be Around

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  107. I'll Be Home For Christmas

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  108. I'll Be Seeing You

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  110. I'll Look Around

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  117. I'm Painting The Town Red

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  118. I'm Pulling Through

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  122. If Dreams Come True

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  170. No More

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  171. No Regrets

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  172. Nobody

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  178. P.S. I Love You

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  180. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

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  187. Riffin' The Scotch

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  191. Some Other Spring

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  193. Someone To Watch Over Me

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  195. Sophisticated Lady

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  196. Speak Low

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  197. Spreadin' Rhythm Around

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  198. Spreadin' The Rhythm Around

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  199. St. Louis Blues

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  201. Stormy Blues

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  202. Stormy Weather

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  203. Strange Fruit

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  209. Tenderly

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  217. The Way You Look Tonight

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  218. Them There Eyes

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  220. There'll Be Some Changes Made

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  222. These Foolish Things

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  223. They Say

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  224. This Is Heaven To Me

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  225. This Year's Kisses

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  226. Time On My Hands

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  227. Too Marvelous For Words

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  228. Trav'lin' All Alone

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  229. Under A Blue Jungle Moon

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  230. Violets For Your Furs

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  233. What A Night, What A Moon, What A Girl

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  235. What Is This Thing Called Love

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  237. When A Woman Loves A Man

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  238. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

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  239. When You're Smiling

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  240. Where Is The Sun?

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  241. Wherever You Are

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  242. Who Loves You?

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  245. Willow Weep For Me

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  246. With Thee I Swing

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  247. Without Your Love

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  248. Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town

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  249. You Ain't Gonna Bother Me No More

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  250. You Better Go Now

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  252. You Don't Know What Love Is

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  253. You Go To My Head

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  254. You Let Me Down

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  255. You Showed Me The Way

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  256. You Turned The Tables On Me

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  259. You're Gonna See A Lot Of Me

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  261. You're My Thrill

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