Monday, 11 January 2016

LADY SINGS THE BLUES – Billie Holiday, 1956

Clearly ghost-written but enjoyable nonetheless, this is better than the usual tale of struggle; of humble beginnings and glittering prizes. Holiday’s story is part of the history of jazz.
The book shows how much Holiday had to endure in order to become a star and it is easy to see how it had the potential to affect her adversely, which of course it did.

It is also full of her reminiscences about the other artists of the era and the events of the time.

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