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I Love Billie Holiday

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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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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

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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

    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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    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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