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Lady Day — the True Sound of Soul

Memoir by Max Jones, Melody Maker, August 1969

MAX JONES writes on the tenth anniversary of Billie Holiday's death ...

Lady Sings The Blues (Motown/Paramount Pictures)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, December 1972

I had to be darkened down so the show could go on in dynamic-assed Detroit. It's like they say, there's no damn business like show business. ...

Diana Ross: The Lady Is A Winner

Report and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, April 1973

NO ONE is more aware than the lady herself of the totally negative attitude prevalent amongst quite a large number of people when it was ...

John Hammond: From Billie to Bruce

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, December 1975

John Hammond recalls his 40 years atthe forefront of popular music recording ...

John Hammond 1910-1987

Obituary by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, August 1987

LEGENDARY RECORD producer and talent scout John Hammond — who played a key role in the careers of Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Aretha ...

How to Buy Billie Holiday

Guide by Fred Dellar, MOJO, November 1997

TIME WAS when Billie Holiday records were hard to come by. But Motown's filmed version of her life, based on a dubious autobiography to which ...

Billie 4 Miles: A Kind Of Blue Love

Essay by James Maycock, Guardian, The, February 1999

MILES DAVIS CONFESSED twice in his candid autobiography he fancied Billie Holiday. "She had such a sensuous mouth," he remarked, "I thought she was not ...

Billie Holiday And Lester Young: The Intimate Friendship Between Lady Day & Prez

Retrospective by James Maycock, Independent, The, July 1999

IN PARIS, A COUPLE of weeks before his death on 15th March, 1959, Lester Young spoke about his friend, Billie Holiday. "She’s still my ...

'Strange Fruit' At 70

Retrospective by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, May 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO this month Billie Holiday released 'Strange Fruit'; man's inhumanity to man made manifest in precisely three minutes, 12 scalding lines, inspired by ...

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