“I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That’s all I know.”
– Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday (1915 – 1959) was a fantastic American jazz singer and songwriter.
Billie Holiday singing “Fine and mellow” in New York, December 8, 1957. The band includes the following all star musicians; Lester Young (ts), Roy Eldridge (tp), Ben Webster (ts), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Doc Cheatham (tp), Vic Dickenson (tb), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Danny Barker (g), Mal Waldron (p), Milt Hinton (b) and Osie Johnson (dr)
Billie Holiday singing “My man” with Jimmy Rowles
Bonus: Billie Holiday – Sensational Lady (BBC)