Billie Holiday

Real Name:
Eleanora McKay née Eleonora Fagan
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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.

Daughter of jazz guitarist Clarence Holiday. Godmother of Mala Waldron and Lorraine Feather.

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.

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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CR-2 Billie Holiday — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Billie Holiday (Album, Comp) Commodore CR-2 US 1947 Sell This Version
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A-652 Distinctive Song Stylings — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Distinctive Song Stylings(4xShellac, 10", Album) Decca A-652 US 1948 Sell This Version
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CL 6129 Billie Holiday Sings — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Sings (Comp) Columbia CL 6129 US 1950 Sell This Version
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9-250 Lover Man — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Lover Man (Comp, Album) Decca 9-250 US 1951 Sell This Version
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MGC-118 Billie Holiday Sings — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Sings (Album) Mercury MGC-118 US 1952 Sell This Version
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MG C-144 An Evening With Billie Holiday — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday An Evening With Billie Holiday (Album) Clef Records MG C-144 US 1953 Sell This Version
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MG C-161 Billie Holiday — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Billie Holiday (Album) Clef Records MG C-161 US 1954 Sell This Version
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FL 20,006 Volume Two — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Volume Two (Album, Comp) Commodore FL 20,006 US 1954 Sell This Version
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DA-L.P.-25 Billie And Stan  — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday And Stan Getz Billie Holiday And Stan Getz - Billie And Stan (Album) Dale (2) DA-L.P.-25 US 1954 Sell This Version
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MG C-669 Music For Torching With Billie Holiday — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Music For Torching With Billie Holiday (Album) Clef Records MG C-669 US 1955 Sell This Version
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MG C-169 At Jazz At The Philharmonic — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday At Jazz At The Philharmonic (Album, Comp) Clef Records MG C-169 Australia 1955 Sell This Version
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MG C-713 Velvet Mood — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Velvet Mood (Album) Clef Records MG C-713 US 1956 Sell This Version
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MG V-8099 Lady Sings The Blues — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues (Album) Clef Records MG V-8099 US 1956 Sell This Version
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33CX 10076 Solitude — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Solitude (Album) Clef Records, Clef Records 33CX 10076 UK 1956 Sell This Version
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MG V-8197 Body And Soul — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Body And Soul (Album) Verve Records MG V-8197 US 1957 Sell This Version
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CL 1098 The Sound Of Jazz — Billie Holiday Count Basie / Billie Holiday / Henry "Red" Allen / The Jimmy Giuffre Trio / Jimmy Rushing / Mal Waldron Count Basie / Billie Holiday / Henry "Red" Allen / The Jimmy Giuffre Trio / Jimmy Rushing / Mal Waldron - The Sound Of Jazz (Album) Columbia CL 1098 US 1958 Sell This Version
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DL 8702 Lover Man — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Lover Man (Album, Comp) Decca DL 8702 US 1958 Sell This Version
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DL 8701 The Blues Are Brewin' — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday The Blues Are Brewin' (Album, Comp) Decca DL 8701 US 1958 Sell This Version
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MG V-8302 Stay With Me — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Stay With Me (Album) Verve Records MG V-8302 US 1958 Sell This Version
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CL 1157 Lady In Satin — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra - Lady In Satin (Album) Columbia CL 1157 US 1958 Sell This Version
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G 433 At Newport — Billie Holiday Ella Fitzgerald And Billie Holiday Ella Fitzgerald And Billie Holiday - At Newport (Album, Comp) Verve Records G 433 US 1957 Sell This Version
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MGV-8257, MG V-8257 Songs For Distingué Lovers — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Songs For Distingué Lovers (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records MGV-8257, MG V-8257 US 1958 Sell This Version
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FL 30,011, FL 30011 An Evening With Eddie Heywood And Billie Holiday — Billie Holiday Eddie Heywood And Billie Holiday Eddie Heywood And Billie Holiday - An Evening With Eddie Heywood And Billie Holiday (Album, Comp) Commodore, Commodore FL 30,011, FL 30011 US 1959 Sell This Version
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MG V-8329 All Or Nothing At All — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday All Or Nothing At All (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records MG V-8329 US 1959 Sell This Version
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TT530 Billie Holiday  — Billie Holiday Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra - Billie Holiday (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records TT530 UK 1959 Sell This Version

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