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Lady Day : The Many Faces Of Billie Holiday - Robert O'Meally

Lady Day

The Many Faces Of Billie Holiday

Paperback Published: 7th September 2000
ISBN: 9780306809590
Number Of Pages: 208

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"Billie Holiday deserves a biography in which her musicianship isn't overshadowed by the tragic events of her life. O'Meally has written that book," says "Entertainment Weekly" about this absorbing and authoritative account of the greatest jazz singer in history. O'Meally emphasizes Holiday's artistry and training rather than her personal miseries, and he uses voluminous archival material to correct common myths about Holiday. Chronicling her rigorous musical apprenticeship in Baltimore, her reception in New York by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, and her work with various musicians, particularly Lester Young, "Lady Day" is an impassioned testament to Holiday's genius that confirms her place in American jazz.

ISBN: 9780306809590
ISBN-10: 0306809591
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 7th September 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.04 x 20.63  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1