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I Love Billie Holiday

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    It Has To Be Lady Day & Pres For Me

    I think Billie Holiday's later recording, when her voice was like gravel, are really sad. But her recordings with Lester Young in the 1930's are purrrrrfection.
    pyramus pyramus 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2011

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    I don't know a voice that gives me a thrill like Billie's. Smokey, tormented and feminine. I heard the first song, more than 30 years ago.  I wanted to hear them all. I got three double LP's and for a long time it was my most treasured musical possession. I never...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M May 5, 2010

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    Tears to My Eyes

    Every time I listen to her, I get that lump in my throat and my eyes tear up because the pain and emotion in her voice, it makes you feel it. Especially STRANGE FRUIT, you felt like you were there seeing this "Strange Fruit" and it gives you an eerie, sad feeling. She...
    SoakedInSoul SoakedInSoul 18-21 1 Response Mar 15, 2008

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    You're My Thrill

    This treasure from Lady Day has just driften onto the radio. Simply superb. 
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M Apr 10, 2011

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    Listening to Billie tonight to remember there

    are still beautiful things and most of all beautiful people in this worldAnd even be gladjust to be sadthinking of you 
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses May 14

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    KarateChopThatCop KarateChopThatCop 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    London Travel

    hi     i had recently travelled to london for a holiday and i booked Airport Taxi transfer service with Hummingbird Cars.   They were excellent at...
    chris02 chris02 22-25 Aug 14, 2009

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    Billie Holiday's song Strange Fruit.

    . Powerful. I cried. I cant believe how much hate must be in someones personality for them to kill someone because they are black. Terrible. More than terrible...
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Billie's Blues ~

    She had the face of an angel and the voice of a strong, independant woman who had known more than her share of heartache. I often close my eyes while listening to her raspy, weathered voice belt out a song that takes me back to a time before I was even born. She calls to me...
    OnlyOneChiquita OnlyOneChiquita 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    I Love Billie Holiday

    Her voice is just so magical that i cant  help but fall in love with her music everytime i listen.  From the sadest  to the most loving songs... i cant help but just float away while  listening to her music.  
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F Apr 20, 2011

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    Lovely and Intense

    She knew how to make the most of a song. No one will ever be able to sing Strange Fruit,Lover Man,Good Morning Heartache,Don't Explain,God Bless The Child,Taint' Nobody's Business...any of her songs like she did.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Strange Fruit

      Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves Blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth The scent...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    The Old Days

    I love Billie Holiday and all music from her time. When I listen to it I imagine I'm on a porch, it's an early  summers night, listening to the radio and they announce "here is an all new tune from the lovely Billie Holiday, enjoy folks!". I wish
    francie333 francie333 22-25 2 Responses May 26, 2009

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    The First Time I Ever Heard Her......

    Back in the 1960's, I was a billing clerk for a trucking company so worked from 4 pm until everything was done, usually not until 3 or 4 a.m. the next morning........so I got lots of overtime!!! Anyway, one morning I was finishing up my work, and the station I had on the radio...
    BG43214 BG43214 66-70, M Sep 22, 2011

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    She had such a beautiful

    and original voice. Her songs make me cry even if i'm not sad. 🙌
    SaintInHell SaintInHell 18-21, F May 3

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    I Love Billie Holiday.

    Im surprised i havent joined this group earlier. Billie Holiday is one my absolute favorite female singers of all time. I just feel the soul in her voice and if i lay down with my eyes closed.... il end up crying of how beautiful she sounds.
    LennonLover LennonLover 22-25, F Apr 6, 2012

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    Before Heroin

    I think her earlier days was her best music.  After her herion addiction I found her music more depressing.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday, just love the music.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Oct 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I love being with my friends and family Just being together, eating good food, and catching up :)
    thatcurlyredhead77 thatcurlyredhead77 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My favorite of all holidays. The day I can dress up as my favorite horror movie characters and no one questions it, and I can watch horror movies and eat candy all day. Well, other...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Green day was the band that helped me through those harsh teenage years. I was obsessed. I knew every song better than I knew myself. I fell in love with their older albums. I saw...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I didn't want to post this on one of the most important holidays in order to not take away any happiness from those that celebrate. I don't celebrate holidays anymore because I...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 15 Responses May 11

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    Ive decided to keep my holiday weight. Even further, im spending the whole year gaining. Im sick of being someone im not so its time to be myself; a fatty! Ive been eating the same...
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M May 1

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    I hate bank holiday weekends. I have to work four fourteen hour shifts and a ten hour shift. I really do hate bank holidays. On the bright side one more shift then a day off :).
    lilmorsie lilmorsie 22-25, M May 3

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    I stupidly believed a guy who was visiting the country on holiday that he loved me because he told me he loved me.. Only when he left the country he suddenly didn't love me and was...
    immortellecapture immortellecapture 31-35, F 3 Responses May 5

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    I lay sleeping, and I smell coffee, and bacon, oh I know I must be dreaming. I make the coffee, eggs, and fry the bacon. What's this I hear, running water in the bathroom, wake up...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I got nice and plump over the holidays and decided to keep the weight on. Little did i know that would lead to me wanting more and more. Now im gaining on purpose! Im a fat pig now...
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M May 2

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    Woooo! We've just booked a holiday for 2 weeks in Portugal! So excited 😝
    HMC17 HMC17 13-15, M 4 Responses May 12

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    Exam's over.Youpie Holidays
    Elaina12 Elaina12 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    So excited to be going on holiday with my friends in July. My dad has booked it for us and we are going to Pontins in Southport for a week. Just the 4 of us. Girls on tour 2015 so...
    kellyloveslife kellyloveslife 18-21, F May 17

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    I love the beach. I love walking along its shores. I love the sun, sea and sky. In my country where there are a thousand most beautiful white sand beaches, one can enjoy basking...
    ThereIsASantaClaus ThereIsASantaClaus 46-50, M May 17

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    So many years, I was living in an illusion that I found my true love. i think my relationship has harassed me to the extent that I have completely forgotten what true love is...All...
    alexmatilda alexmatilda 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    For Feedees, feeders, gainers, or just fat loving belly lovers. There is this new website specifically for this topic. It's like a Facebook for fatties and fatty lovers. You can...
    QueenJayde16 QueenJayde16 18-21, F May 2

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    I think of how our late night talks will be. Our morning wake ups how it would feel. The kisses that makes my body shiver for you. When I look at your eyes you hypnotize me, could...
    Natashxxs Natashxxs 31-35, F 1 Response May 13

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    I love to take a very relaxing bath at my parents spa, when they are away on holiday. I get it all to myself. I add the milk powder for baths in it and sometimes add a few bath...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F May 21

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    Role play - everyone's favourite? I am always buying different outfits for my wife. She loves to wear them and I love to see her in them. Before we go on holiday I always like to...
    Larryloud Larryloud 41-45, M 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    We were sitting on his bed as he showed me photographs he had taken on holiday with his parents and brothers. He looked so happy and looking at their smiling faces i knew i could...
    solongago2 solongago2 31-35, F Apr 29

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    I LOVE when the scabs are ELIMINATED!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY scabs ELIMINATION Day!!!!!!!!!! This should be an AMERICAN HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom 36-40, F May 13

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    My favorite is Yankee Candles, they're expensive but I get them at Marshall's or Home Goods and it's like half the price. I love the clean scents like cotton or linen. In the...
    ShaynaJo ShaynaJo 26-30, F 1 Response May 16

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    More like I would love a large room in my home that is entirely a library. Much more than the study I have. I know the Internet is an immense database, but what about the...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response May 17

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    I have gotten two phone calls in one week!! Man I love a national holiday!! It is so amazing to hear his voice! Oh and when he started crying just hearing my voice only melted my...
    Andersonlee94 Andersonlee94 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Today me and my best friend went to school for a study session ( in the holidays x.x) and we decided since on our first 2 years of secondary school we got the train to school and...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Where's your next holiday??? Hmmmm lol
    HammerD08 HammerD08 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 29

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