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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    CarolinaRebellion CarolinaRebellion 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    These are excuse notes from parents (with their original spelling) collected by schools from all over the country: 1) My son is under a doctor's care and should not take P.E...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Hear me out if you wish.. This is me in France, driving through the canals of Southern France (Toulouse) it all began where my ex girlfriend decided to break up with me days before...
    lewismoore7 lewismoore7 18-21, M Feb 11

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    I feel so lonely right now. Yet again my husband reminds me that he's depressed every holiday because he misses his Mom. Yes, I married a Mama's boy. I love him so much but he...
    iflsoh iflsoh 36-40, F Feb 14

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    What I'm about to tell you is the experience of love I felt for the first time, the story is very long but I'am very thankful to those who reads this to the very end...Introduction...
    ThatOneGuyInCSK ThatOneGuyInCSK 16-17, M 5 Responses Feb 4

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    I wanted to share my meaning behind Valentine's day. A day of love and caring for those we, love. Those that are still with us, and those that have passed on and are forever...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 8 Responses Feb 8

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    I am going on holiday and looking back regretfully because I will miss my new friends. I will be gone for a week so I hope you can post nice things on my whiteboard while I am away...
    rockerlinda15 rockerlinda15 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Halloween Christmas Valentines day Pancake day Easter Summer Solstice Harvest Festival They're all great. They're excuse to have a party. They're all excuse to do something nice...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Your salary is not love and your word is not love. Your clothes are not love and holding hands is not love. Sex is not love and a kiss is not love. Long letters are not love and a...
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    On August 5, 2914 I lost my daughter and grandson, and they went to heaven to be with Jesus forever. She was planning to start a new life with a man she knew for a long time. She...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Feb 1

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    I love Audrey Heburn!!! She is the epitome of elegance, class, grace, style, and sophistication!! I will definitely be watching Roman Holiday along with The Notebook this...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Valentine's Day a cruel holiday for the unhappily married. You must look through the cards full of love and sentiment. Reading words meant for someone's great love but not my own...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 13 Responses Feb 16

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    My MM and I have known each other for 11 years. The first time we met and dated we were both single but lived in different states. Actually he had a fiancé but broke up with her...
    Jennnnni Jennnnni 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 4 years, and I love him very much. I would say we are happy, which I think we are for the majority of the time, but lately I've...
    Deda0505 Deda0505 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I think I'm actually a bit of a pyromaniac. I love staring at a candle flame or into a fireplace or fire pit. I absolutely love the 4th of July (Independence Day for all of the non...
    ts92 ts92 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not because of the over commercialization of the holiday but because it was the day my husband proposed to me. We went on a romantic dinner cruise and I was expecting him to...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    So of course being from Louisiana I have to love Mardi Gras. It's honestly one of my favorite, if not my actual favorite holiday! Just the atmosphere of parades and how everyone...
    joseph6472 joseph6472 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Mr Hulot's Holiday (Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot) was filmed at Saint-Marc-sur-Mer on the Southern coast of Brittany and appeared in 1953. It was Tati's second big film. Full of...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Feb 7

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    Happy Valentine's Day! I love all of you
    ErikaaaaaRenee ErikaaaaaRenee 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    Every since childhood I have loved to wear short shorts , being a naturist I only like to wear the minimum clothing when I do have to dress.At school i had the smallest gym shorts...
    skimpyboy skimpyboy 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    1. The BBC has dropped the use of the terms Before Christ (BC) and Anno Domini (AD) on one of their programmes and decided that the terms 'Before Common Era' / 'Common Era' are...
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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