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6 edition of Billie Holiday Companion found in the catalog.

Billie Holiday Companion

Seven Decades of Commentary (Companion Series)

by Leslie Gourse

  • 380 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Schirmer Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blues,
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Jazz,
  • Black Musicians And Their Music,
  • Music,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Composers & Musicians - Jazz,
  • People of Color,
  • Women,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Holiday, Billie,
  • Genres & Styles - Jazz

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9224119M
    ISBN 100028646134
    ISBN 109780028646138

    Holiday was worried at first because she thought that nobody would want her back, but she decided do it. I needed the prestige and publicity all right, but you can't pay rent with it. They fingerprinted Billie on her hospital bed. Titled Holiday on Broadway, it sold out. Teddy Wilson was signed to Brunswick Records by John Hammond to record pop songs in the new 'swing' style for jukeboxes. Wilson, one of the most influential jazz pianists of the swing era, [] accompanied Holiday more than any other musician.

    When she arrived at Newarkeverybody was there to welcome her back, including her pianist Bobby Tucker. Billie loved those songs. Holiday first toured Europe in as part of a Leonard Feather package. Despite her triumphant concert at New York's Town Hall and a small film role -- as a maid!

    According to the reviewer Richard Brody"Szwed traces the stories of two important relationships that are missing from the book—with Charles Laughtonin the s, and with Tallulah Bankheadin the late s—and of one relationship that's sharply diminished in the book, her affair with Orson Welles around the time of Citizen Kane. Her biographers Julia Blackburn and Donald Clark studied the only remaining interview with Jimmy Fletcher—now lost by the archives handling it—and they wrote about what he remembered in detail. But then the methadone was suddenly stopped, and she began to sicken again. Dorothy Day, Holiday's contemporary who founded the Catholic Worker movement to shelter and feed the poor, made it her task to "see the dear sweet Christ in [every] pestering drunk that comes in demanding attention.


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Billie Holiday Companion book

Her friend Maely Dufty screamed at them that it was against the law to arrest somebody who was on the critical list. They sided with Billie against Anslinger and White, and found her not guilty. So in the convent too Holiday had the example of young women who showed their bruises to the world as if to say, "Bring it on-I do not transcend these injuries, but neither am I vanquished by them.

Lady Day is unquestionably the most important influence on American popular singing in the last twenty years. We will have a great national round-up arrest of all such persons on a single day. She was buried at Saint Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx. The musical drama film featured Holiday singing with Armstrong and his band and was directed by Arthur Lubin.

It wasn't until I heard the final mix a few weeks later that I realized how great her performance really was. They had orders to forbid any visitors from coming in without a written permit, and her friends were told there was no way to see her. She also separated from Guy. More than technical ability, more than purity of voice, what made Billie Holiday one of the best vocalists of the century -- easily the equal of Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra -- was her relentlessly individualist temperament, a quality that colored every one of her endlessly nuanced performances.

The narrative further chronicles Holiday's relationships, descent into drug addiction, the subsequent diminishment of her talent, and tragic early death. Colonel George White—a vastly obese white slab of a man—had his hands tightened around his throat, and he was not letting go.

Her voice became rough, but some people say that her singing became more emotional. They took a mug shot of her on her hospital bed.

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They grilled her on her hospital bed without letting her talk to a lawyer. Her mother's death soon after affected her deeply, and in she was arrested for possession of heroin and sentenced to eight months in prison.

After nine months in care, she was "paroled" on October 3,to her mother. She was taken to the Knickerbocker Hospital in Manhattan and made to wait for an hour and a half on a stretcher, and they said she was a drug addict and turned her away.

She insisted to the police that she had been clean for over a year. Plagued by various celebrity hawks from all portions of the underworld jazz, drugs, song publishing, etc. Holiday was very good at improvising the melody line to fit the emotions.May 03,  · Billie Holiday: The Musician & The Myth by John Szwed (William Heinemann, £20).

To order a copy for £16, go to atlasbowling.com. Jun 07,  · The Billie Holiday companion by ed. by Leslie Gourse. Publication date Topics Holiday, Billie, -- Criticism and interpretation Publisher Schirmer Books Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow.

Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive atlasbowling.com: Lady Sings The Blues Billie Holiday/William Dufty Pages ISBN: Penguin Modern Classics For many, Billie Holiday was the greatest of all the jazz singers, while her emotive delivery and tragic persona seemed to embody the early jazz life in.

Apr 03,  · John Szwed’s brief but revelatory new book, “Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth” (Viking), which comes out this week—just under the wire for her centenary (Holiday was born April 7.

Feeding the flame anew and enlightening the tragic saga of Billie Holiday is a welcome addition to the ingenious Schirmer Books Companion Series, seasoned jazz writer Leslie Gourse's Billie Holiday: Seven Decades of Commentary.

Gourse has undertaken the awesome task of drawing on 26 diverse writers, interviews with Holiday, and recordings to. Jan 17,  · He wanted to bring the full thump of the federal government down upon that scourge of modern society, his Public Enemy #1: Billie Holiday.

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