August 10, 2010

Remembering Summertimes (Repost)

Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.
Here's an electronic-based tribute to this goddess of all times; this entry features Billie Holiday recordings culled from her years on Columbia.



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