With Billie: A New Look at the Unforgettable Lady Day

With Billie: A New Look at the Unforgettable Lady Day

Julia Blackburn

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0375705805

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Few jazz singers have become icons like Billie Holiday. In With Billie, we hear the voices of those people who knew Billie best: piano players and dancers, pimps and junkies, lovers and narcs, producers and critics, each recalling intimate stories of the Billie they knew. What emerges is a portrait of a complex, contradictory, enthralling woman, a woman who — contrary to myth — knew what she wanted and what really mattered to her. Julia Blackburn has pieced together an oral history of this jazz great, creating a unique and fascinating view of an astonishing woman.

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