Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday (World Record Club TS30)
Max Jones, Melody Maker, 31 December 1966
THERE ARE FEW singers in and around jazz who continue to excite our wonder long after their death. Bessie Smith is one, and Mildred Bailey may be another. Billie, who died seven years ago is certainly another. Her stature increases, so to speak, as time goes by.
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