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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (1915-1959), jazz and blues singer, one of the most important interpreters of the twentieth century, also known as Lady Day. Born in Baltimore, Maryland grew up in a humble and moved to New York in the late 1920's, the city where he began singing in nightclubs. He became known after a recording made ​​in 1935, organized by pianist Teddy Wilson and the saxophonist also involved Ben Webster and trumpeter Roy Eldridge. In these sessions stand out tracks like "I Wished on the Moon" and "Miss Brown to You". From that time he sang in several bands, including Count Basie and Artie Shaw, and shared several recordings with saxophonist Lester Young, with whom he always maintained a great friendship and musical empathy.



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