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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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    My All Time Favorite..

    Beautiful artist..tragic..too quick life...my fav song is "God Bless the Child"..it is so true..I love listening to this song in my car driving when I hit the freeway into the city...it calms my nerves...the voice is almost magic..and the pain and the jazz and the blues...
    txwoman2 txwoman2 36-40, F Nov 24, 2009

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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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    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 19-21 1 Response Mar 15, 2008

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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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    Billie Holiday

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

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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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    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 feel like always baking during the holidays! I love making cookies, cakes, fudge, and much! Maybe it's the holiday spirit in me but I love the feeling. Escepcially listening to...
    vallerinaballerina vallerinaballerina 18-21, F a week ago

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    Yesterday my love and I went out and gathered Cedar and Pine and Holly. I have made my own garland and secured it to my wrap-around porch. It is a sight to behold and didn't cost...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 10 Responses Nov 24

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    Top Ten Things To Say About Christmas Gifts You Don't Like! 10. Hey! There's a gift!! 9. Well, Well, Well ... 8. Wow, if I had not recently shot up 4 sizes that would've fit. 7...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 2

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    Baeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    biadhdapnea biadhdapnea 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I am so excited about Thanksgiving and hosting it for the first time in our new house! And I'm absolutely thrilled to begin decorating for Christmas!
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 31-35, F Nov 25

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    Hope everyone has a very blessed day and your favorite team wins their game . Happy Thanksgiving to everyone
    ibbadbenny ibbadbenny 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    happy Turkey day everyone ?????? happy Thanksgiving. Be safe, be happy.
    bitchybrandi bitchybrandi 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I always felt like I had an "Old Soul" when it came to music. Elvis Presley Frank Sinatra Billie Holiday Glenn Miller Orchestra *Sigh* To be in a dim lit room sitting on a...
    LiGHTBULB91 LiGHTBULB91 22-25, M Dec 1

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    She loves the colour white, She loves travels, She loves bad jokes, She loves a clean house, She loves naps, She loves marmalade, She loves to swear, She loves fast cars...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 12 Responses Nov 29

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    Change - A Lover's Holiday
    FlatbushGuy21 FlatbushGuy21 46-50, M Dec 1

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    I hate the holiday season. It's impossible to get anything done, other than shopping. People don't answer e-mails, don't return phone calls, everyone's mind is somewhere else. No...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 51 mins ago

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    Happy Holidays... Enjoy it and be happy.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    no hope I have often wondered what I am to become I have tried many things none work for me, but some how can life be so haneous? my heart be to a different drum the holidays...
    sabrinaastro sabrinaastro 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Been stuck in my IBooks for the past few days enjoying the holidays this year. Finally feeling a Little Normal!!!
    TexasGypsyMommy TexasGypsyMommy 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    The Man Who Came To Dinner, 1942 starring Monty Woolley, Bette Davis and Ann Sheridan. This movie was on TCM yesterday and will replay on Christmas Eve at 8pm. During the...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Dec 8

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    I always listen to this song when I'm feeling weary .When I saw Billie Joe sing this song in concert he had the saddest look in his eyes ..Great lyrics, great voice, great song .
    MizCamille MizCamille 41-45, F Nov 19

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    Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday? Last Sunday morning I was flipping cable channels when I came across a program hosted by a preacher with a Southern accent (have you ever heard a...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
    AnnRhodes AnnRhodes 18-21, F Dec 9

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    Our First Conversation First semester was coming to an end. Where did the time go? Truthfully, I did not feel it go by. It was the last day of first semester and I was eager for...
    TheLoneRaven TheLoneRaven 18-21, F Nov 22

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    My Thanksgiving Message... When we lived in Massachusetts, we spent holidays with our extended families... Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, In-laws, etc. When we moved to Maine, our...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    As the holidays approach….my college aged boys always come home for Thanksgiving and the Christmas winter break. I always look forward to having my empty nest filled again with...
    mik02 mik02 41-45, F 14 Responses Nov 22

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    I absolutely love Christmas but since my dad dies 22 yrs ago the holidays haven't been the same... he was the one who made sure the tree was up and decorated and also that every...
    neydi1972 neydi1972 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I moved to Texas 12 years ago, and rarely have I spent the holidays alone. I have traveled to see family or been with friends but I still feel alone or like I am crashing someone...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Dec 7

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    a list of the christmas, winter movies i'm gonna be watching starting from now till mid january The Phantom Of The Opera (2004) Big Fish Sweeney Todd Curious Case Of Benjamin...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I feel nervous typing this as my beautiful baby sleeps beside me and my very handsome husband, who is a great father and a good person, snores nearby. I just feel so ungrateful, or...
    iamowl iamowl 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Thats right, i did nothing for thanksgiving, went out browsed the town to see what i wanted for christmas. and now christmas is rolling around. i look at the tree that my brother...
    HakuZail HakuZail 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    It my favorite time of year. I'm happy wherever I am if its during the holidays. Even this holiday, I wish I was somewhere else. But I'm just happy it's Christmas time. ^_^
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Nathan544x9hq6 Nathan544x9hq6 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hi I have my own land on the Essex cost UK with 2 caravans with all you need for a grate time it is truly a grate place to get away from it all and with London very close by idea...
    007carpetman 007carpetman 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    It is that time of year again in the US, where everyone puts on their 'gift of giving' hats for another month or so. I DO feel that it is not such a bad thing to be reminded of...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I seem to get many requests to write about the laundry room -and I do have one more holiday event that I can write about if stll intereest in me writing about it. Even though it is...
    Petraschka Petraschka 22-25, F Nov 30

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