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I Love Billie Holiday

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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Holiday

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 23

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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        this poetry called ,, <<<< MY SECRET LOVE >>..... THIS IS 4 YOU ....... you know who you are ..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...............i sat down beside you...
    ladysaya ladysaya 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    Just wanted to post because I can relate to all of you. My boyfriend was due back from holiday on the 21st July after being away for two weeks and now has been arrested for...
    betha19 betha19 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Im 26 from london on holiday in america at the moment if anyone wants to meet up and do something
    sexyhotguy1989 sexyhotguy1989 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I just booked a fantastic holiday for myself a while in advance, its been so long since I've had a good holiday. I went on holiday on my own last year too but that was the most...
    DanBurnett DanBurnett 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I've been on holiday for the last 11 days which has been a good excuse to eat take out and in restaurants but even then I didn't get to eat as much as I usually would at home but...
    obesepiggy obesepiggy 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Going to be starting a short spy/assassin story soon, something to do over the holidays. I'll post it on here when I'm done :)
    Venables98 Venables98 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just got back from a 2 week holiday abroad to find I've gained 7 pounds, my t shirts aren't fitting quite as well as they did before I went out!
    jimmywestside jimmywestside 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You know it's a good book when your read over 400 hundred pages in a few days when your on holidays. I never want a good book to end.
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Over the next few months I could feel myself falling in love with him. I wanted to be around him all the time. He made me feel so happy, because he always complimented my hard work...
    HawaiianGirl191 HawaiianGirl191 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I hate holidays because i can't see my teacher, i can't speak with him
    Annesenic Annesenic 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I haven't been on holiday in 4years,, had someone in my life that didn't even want to go anywhere... What a waste... I am ready to branch out and live it up on holiday.. Sooo...
    Smiler01 Smiler01 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    On driving away from my home on holiday, it became immediately apparent that I was being tailgated (tailed) by a white vehicle that was so close behind me that I couldn't read it's...
    Herbidacious Herbidacious 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am on my summer holidays..., i will leave to the south of France (Cannes on friday. I know that i am ganna enjoy it. So friends have a great Summer holidays. Make Every Minute...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    My name is Vicky. I have cerebral palsy. I went to a boarding school near Brighton. I was a pretty girl then. I had long blond hair. I am slim as well as being quite small. I...
    vickybiggs vickybiggs 18-21 a week ago

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    It would be amazing for me if I could live in some small town in Canada and be able to visit the city and explore all around Canada. I met these really nice Canadian guys who were...
    Austin300 Austin300 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    so this happend to me few months ago, it was end of march 2015. me and my family decided to go to bali for holidays. me and my sister is going to be there for 5 nights while my...
    whattheactual whattheactual 31-35, F Jul 20

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    Halloween is by far my favorite holiday and I love being able to dress up and be whatever and whoever I want to be even just for a night
    Naniebananie Naniebananie 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Feeling happy! No alarm in the morning! 6 weeks holiday starts here yeah!!!!
    mysteryb mysteryb 51-55, M Jul 19

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    There is no dream, so wake up Run your lips across your fingers till you find Some scent of yourself that you can hold up high To remind yourself that you didn't die On a day...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am not sure why, but I always do, I get depressed and feel low in holidays. The only thing I remember from my psychology class in high school is that when people feel low during...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I always love the holidays because I am the skinniest in my whole family including all the aunties and cousins. It's great because they have so much food and everyone eats South...
    ExCheerFatty ExCheerFatty 16-17, M Jul 18

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