In honor of Billie Holiday’s birthday (April 7, 1915), I’m sharing a few of her songs that are favorites of mine. I don’t listen to much jazz, but her voice was so unique and beautiful, I think everyone who ever encountered it must love it.
Billie Holiday often performed and was photographed with white gardenias in her hair.
2 thoughts on “Sepia Soul: Happy Birthday, Billie Holiday”
She was incredible! The sad, soulful voice of a Depression Era Generation, but most definitely the voice of the downtrodden. There has been no other that could reach the highs she did in her lows yet.
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Yes, her voice sounds like sepia to me