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I Love Billie Holiday

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F Apr 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 23

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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 
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 14

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    Billie Holiday

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

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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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    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 Apr 28, 2011

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    Oh my god, summer holidays over, kids back to school tomorrow GYM HERE I COME 😁😁💪🏻💪🏻
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    Sunday mornin' wake up early Skip church service to find my Jesus I know it sounds so sacrilegious But I just don't belong in a place like that I love the cause but not the act...
    Smelyalata97 Smelyalata97 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    30-08-15116 days and counting....*grins* i know i said it im sorry*oops* for all those who are still in summer holiday mode, but i honestly cannot wait to get into full on...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I love the end of the year. Even though it's the end of August, it's so exciting that the holiday season is coming up. I don't like going out and celebrating (don't dress up, don't...
    TeaAndReading TeaAndReading 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Don't understand why people say they dislike attention seekers. I love getting attention. I love it when people say they love me! :D
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I think I love my girl more than she loves me. 😔 I don't wanna think like this but all I'm left are my own thoughts.
    Pudgylp Pudgylp 16-17, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I love this nature. It is my mother. I love you nature mother.
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