This biography delves behind the myths that surround Billie Holliday, the woman who has been described as the most influential singer of the century. The author has had access to unpublished interviews with people who knew Billie from her illegitimate birth through the years of her fame and up to her death at the age of 45. Donald Clarke is the editor and principal author of "The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music".
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Donald Clarke is the principal author of The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music. His other books include Wishing on the Moon: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday, The Rise and Fall of Popular Music, and All or Nothing at All: A Life of Frank Sinatra. He lives with his wife in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
This biography is also a history of the musical era of Lady Day, a songstress with little formal training. We also meet the great musicians of her time who lived and worked with her. Fields discloses a consistent narration in this detailed portrait. Numerous quoted characters offer vivid anecdotes. Fields emphasizes their contributions with thoughtfulness and precision. Her voice asserts ample personality when necessary and explicit description is needed. Emerging from this profile is a complex story of race relations, drug abuse, discography and a legendary jazz singer. B.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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