Black History Month 2022: Billie Holiday

A voice like no other, a lady who shined sublime on stage, overcame difficulties and demons, Billie Holiday.

She played with the jazz greats, like Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and others.

She had many hit songs, including the controversial “Strange Fruit”.

She has a unique place in the great history of jazz music, an inspired voice and performer, cut down too soon by alcohol and drug abuse.

Her voice lives on, amen amen.

“Strange Fruit” here: https://youtu.be/-DGY9HvChXk

A Wiki-summary here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Holiday?wprov=sfti1

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