Monday, April 07, 2008

Lady Day's Diamond Eyes

Billie Holiday was born on this day back in 1915. I’ve heard it said that a candle which burns twice as bright lasts half as long. This is a befitting analogy to apply when trying to reconcile her tremendous talent and the impact she had on the course of American Jazz with her rather short life. The Austin Public Library has a multitude of resources readily available in trying to decipher the mystery of perhaps this country’s greatest Jazz singer and the personal demons that led to her premature demise.


If you can't be free, be a mystery : in search of Billie Holiday

Wishing on the moon : the life and times of Billie Holiday

Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday

Billie's blues : Billie Holiday's story 1933-1959


Billie Holiday, the ultimate collection

Lady Day [sound recording] : the complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944

Mystery lady [sound recording] : songs of Billie Holiday

Motion Pictures:

Lady sings the blues [videorecording]

Billie Holiday [videorecording] : the ultimate collection

Lady day [videorecording] : the many faces of Billie Holiday

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