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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.

Daughter of jazz guitarist Clarence Holiday. Godmother of Mala Waldron.

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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2867-D Billie Holiday - Keep On Doin' What You're Doin' / Riffin' The Scotch album art Benny Goodman & His Orch.* Benny Goodman & His Orch.* - Keep On Doin' What You're Doin' / Riffin' The Scotch(Shellac, 10") Columbia 2867-D US 1934 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday - I Wished On The Moon / Miss Brown To You album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - I Wished On The Moon / Miss Brown To You Brunswick US 1935 Sell This Version
7520 Billie Holiday - I'm Painting The Town Red (To Hide A Heart That's Blue) / Sweet Lorraine album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra I'm Painting The Town Red (To Hide A Heart That's Blue) Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - I'm Painting The Town Red (To Hide A Heart That's Blue) / Sweet Lorraine(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7520 US 1935 Sell This Version
7550 Billie Holiday - Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town / Twenty Four Hours A Day album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town / Twenty Four Hours A Day(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7550 US 1935 Sell This Version
7498 Billie Holiday - What A Little Moonlight Can Do / A Sunbonnet Blue (And A Yellow Straw Hat) album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - What A Little Moonlight Can Do / A Sunbonnet Blue (And A Yellow Straw Hat)(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7498 US 1935 Sell This Version
02063 Billie Holiday - I Wished On The Moon / Miss Brown To You album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - I Wished On The Moon / Miss Brown To You(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 02063 UK 1935 Sell This Version
7577 Billie Holiday - These ‘N’ That ‘N’ Those / Sugar Plum album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - These ‘N’ That ‘N’ Those / Sugar Plum(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7577 US 1935 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday - Did I Remember / No Regrets album art Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - Did I Remember / No Regrets Vocalion (2) US 1936 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday - I Cried For You / My Melancholy Baby album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - I Cried For You / My Melancholy Baby Brunswick US 1936 Sell This Version
S.47 Billie Holiday - Let's Call A Heart A Heart / One, Two, Button Your Shoe album art Billie Holiday (Vocal) & Her Orchestra* Billie Holiday (Vocal) & Her Orchestra* - Let's Call A Heart A Heart / One, Two, Button Your Shoe(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.47 UK 1936 Sell This Version
7768 Billie Holiday - With Thee I Swing / Who Loves You? album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - With Thee I Swing / Who Loves You?(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7768 US 1936 Sell This Version
7699 Billie Holiday - These Foolish Things / Why Do I Lie To Myself About You album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - These Foolish Things / Why Do I Lie To Myself About You(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7699 US 1936 Sell This Version
7702 Billie Holiday - It's Like Reaching For The Moon /  Guess Who album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - It's Like Reaching For The Moon / Guess Who(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7702 US 1936 Sell This Version
7612 Billie Holiday - Life Begins When You're In Love / Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - Life Begins When You're In Love / Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7612 US 1936 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday - I'll Get By / Mean To Me album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - I'll Get By / Mean To Me Brunswick US 1937 Sell This Version
Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - My Man (Mon Homme) / Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Brunswick US 1937 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday - Sailin’ / I Can't Give You Anything But Love album art Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra* Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra* - Sailin’ / I Can't Give You Anything But Love Brunswick Australia 1937 Sell This Version
S.71 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - I Must Have That Man / Why Was I Born(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.71 UK 1937 Sell This Version
7867 Billie Holiday - Carelessly / How Could You? album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - Carelessly / How Could You?(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7867 US 1937 Sell This Version
DO-1693 Billie Holiday - Carelessly / I'll See You In My Dreams album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - Carelessly / I'll See You In My Dreams(Shellac, 10") Columbia DO-1693 US 1937 Sell This Version
S 89 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - Carelessly / The Mood That I'm In(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S 89 UK 1937 Sell This Version
7789 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - Pennies From Heaven / That's Life I Guess(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7789 US 1937 Sell This Version
7844 Billie Holiday - Sentimental And Melancholy / The Mood That I'm In album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Sentimental And Melancholy and 1 more… Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - Sentimental And Melancholy / The Mood That I'm In(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7844 US 1937 Sell This Version
7926 Billie Holiday - I'll Never Be The Same / I Found A New Baby album art Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra I'll Never Be The Same Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - I'll Never Be The Same / I Found A New Baby(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7926 US 1937 Sell This Version
S.60 Billie Holiday - One Never Knows, Does One? / Please Keep Me In Your Dreams album art Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra* Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra* - One Never Knows, Does One? / Please Keep Me In Your Dreams(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.60 UK 1937 Sell This Version