Writers’ Block: Lady Day – A Pictorial Dedication


Anyone who knows me, knows Billie Holiday is one of my all time favorite singers (aside from Mahalia Jackson, Lauryn Hill, and Ms. Badu).  I was introduced to her as a child by my grandmother then later intrigued by such songs as “Strange Fruit” and somehow developed a love for gardenia flowers.  

Boy, she was a bold yet troubled soul. The emotion that fills her voice when she performs is so raw and touching.  From songs such as Summertime from Porgy and Bess to God Bless the Child, Lady Day blessed us all with her powerful voice.

But any who, without any further delay, enjoy the greatness that follows that is…Lady Day.
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Here are two of my favorite songs:
Strange Fruit:
(If you are squeamish, don’t press play)

  Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit .mp3  
  http://beemp3.com/player/player.swf  
Found at bee mp3 search engine

Man I Love:

  BILLIE HOLIDAY THE MAN I LOVE.mp3  
  http://beemp3.com/player/player.swf  
Found at bee mp3 search engine

Yes it is…

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

The poison that became her…such a beautiful tradegy

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

My favorite pic of her! I am also a dog lover. This is her dog named “Mr. DownBeat” kewl right?! My dog’s name was Chocolate Chip…lol

Birth Name: Eleanora Fagan ( Born 04/07/1915) if you want to find out more about her tragic, yet purposeful life click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Holiday

Official site created by the owners of her estate:

http://www.cmgww.com/music/holiday/about/biography.htm

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