Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

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Eleanora Fagan Gough
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Billie Holiday (born April 7, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - died July 17, 1959, New York City, New York, USA) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

She made her debut circa 1930 singing in various nightclubs in Harlem. In early 1933, the producer John Hammond heard her sing and was impressed by her talent. In 1935 he signed her to Brunswick Records. She made her first recordings with Benny Goodman. Also in 1935 she made her first appearance in a movie, with more roles in the 1940's. From 1939 she started recording songs with notable jazz artists of that time. In the 1950's, her voice was deteriorating as a result of unhappy relationships, heroin use and excessive drinking. In May 1959 she collapsed and was taken to the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City for treatment of liver and heart disease. She was arrested for heroin possession while she lay dying. Daughter of jazz guitarist Clarence Holiday.

She was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 (Early Influence).
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Billie Holiday Discography

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Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday - Hot Jazz Classics (Album, Comp) Columbia, Columbia Canada 1947 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday (Album, Comp) Commodore US 1947 Sell This Version
c-135, C 135 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Vol. 1(4xShellac, 10", Album) Columbia, Columbia c-135, C 135 US 1947 Sell This Version
A-652 Billie Holiday Distinctive Song Stylings(4xShellac, 10", Album) Decca Records, Inc. A-652 US 1948 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Sings (Album) Columbia US 1950 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Favorites (Album) Columbia US 1951 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday An Evening With Billie Holiday (Album) Clef Records US 1953 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Sings (Album) Clef Records Australia 1953 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday At Jazz At The Philharmonic (Album, Comp) Clef Records Australia 1954 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday (Album) Clef Records US 1954 Sell This Version
LA 8676 Billie Holiday Lover Man(10", Mono) Brunswick Records LA 8676 UK 1954 Sell This Version
DA-L.P.-25 Billie Holiday And Stan Getz Billie Holiday And Stan Getz - Billie And Stan (10") Dale (2) DA-L.P.-25 US 1954 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Music For Torching With Billie Holiday (Album) Clef Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Solitude (Album) Clef Records UK 1956 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Velvet Mood (Album) Clef Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues (Album, Comp) Verve Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday The Lady Sings (Album, Comp) Decca Brazil 1956 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday A Recital By Billie Holiday (Album, Comp) Clef Records US 1956 Sell This Version
2304 124 Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records 2304 124 US 1956 Sell This Version
33CX 10064, MGC713 Billie Holiday Velvet Mood(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia, Clef Records 33CX 10064, MGC713 UK 1956 Sell This Version
G-409 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Sings(LP, Album) American Recording Society G-409 US 1956 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Body And Soul (Album) Verve Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Ella Fitzgerald And Billy Holiday* Ella Fitzgerald And Billy Holiday* - At Newport (Album) Verve Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Stay With Me (Album) Verve Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Songs For Distingué Lovers (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records UK 1958 Sell This Version