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DOC Ú READER Lady Sings the Blues ☆ RANDARENEWABLES ↠ With photosOriginally released by Doubleday in 1956 Harlem Moon Classics celebrates the publication with the fiftieth anniversary edition of Billie Holiday’s unforgettable and timeless memoir Updated with an insightful introduction and a revised discography bothR on a fast moving journey from Holiday’s rough and tumble Balti childhood where she ran errands at a whorehouse in exchange for the chance to listen to Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith albums to her emergence on Harlem’s club scene to sold out performances with the Count Basie Orchestra and with Artie Shaw and his band this revelatory memoir is notable for its trenchant observations on the racism that darkened Billie’s life and the heroin addiction that ended it to My mom was a jazz band singer in the same era as Billie Holiday All the young singers were in awe of Billie according to Mom but her addiction was well known Her nickname in the music trade was Miss Needles The music industry in the late 1930's and early 1940's was one of the few places where whites and African Americans could mingle freely Mom was white and worked with many persons of color Unfortunately once off stage and off the work sites in the southern cities where they worked they were forbidden to enter the same restaurants hotels etc Mom hated that and worked for civil rights all her life Her insights into band era life were so very interesting

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O soon We are with her during the mesmerizing debut of “Strange Fruit”; with her as she rubs shoulders with the biggest movie stars and musicians of the day Bob Hope Lana Turner Clark Gable Benny Goodman Lester Young Coleman Hawkins and ; and with her through the scrapes with Jim Crow spats with Sarah Vaughan ignominious jailings and tragic decline All of this is told in Holiday’s tart streetwise style and hip patois that makes it read as if it were written yesterda next week when I get home In the meantime although it's widely known that parts of this book are embellished it still makes for great reading

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Lady Sings the BluesWith photosOriginally released by Doubleday in 1956 Harlem Moon Classics celebrates the publication with the fiftieth anniversary edition of Billie Holiday’s unforgettable and timeless memoir Updated with an insightful introduction and a revised discography both written by celebrated music writer David Ritz Lady Sings the Blues is the fiercely honest no holds barred autobiography of Billie Holiday the legendary jazz swing and standards singing sensation Taking the reade Touching story unbelievableinterestingamazinglyrical goddesscaptivating and factually correct information about the 'real' Billie Holiday paperback