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Music Many people can name a number of greats in the jazz music scene, including Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Harry Connick Jr., Scott Joplin and Bobby McFerrin. What do you notice about this list? Something I first notice when taking a look at the jazz scene is that it is largely made up of men. However, there are many incredible women who have made their mark on this community that should not be forgotten. One of those great women who we all should remember is Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan and popularly known as Lady Day (pegged in 1936 by Lester Young), is perhaps one of the most exceptional music singers of the 20th century. Growing up in jazz talent-rich Baltimore, Maryland in the 1920s, Holiday began singing along with records by Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong in after-hours jazz clubs at a young age. She eventually moved to New York to live with her mother and began her true singing debut in Harlem nightclubs. The name Billie Holiday was created from the screen star Billie Dove. Amongst the many amazing things about Billie Holiday is the fact that she was never technically trained in vocals nor learned how to read music. This didnt stop her though. Billie quickly became an active participant in one of the most vibrant jazz scenes in the country. She was officially discovered by John Hammond at the age of 18 and in 1935, Holidays career hit big when she landed a recording contract of her own after recording four sides that had gone on to become hits. Billie Holiday grew to great success and was adored by many. She recorded a number of master tracks that have become an ultimate building block of early American jazz music. Holiday was one of the first black women to work with a white orchestra, which was an impressive accomplishment of her time. Her emotional song Strange Fruit is considered one of the most important songs in history because of the powerful theme (about the lynching of a black man) and deliverance by Holiday. This song eventually prompted her to continue her signature ballads we know and love today. Billie Holidays voice, although lacking in range and a bit thin, delivered a powerful and intense performance that was greatly inspired by the sound of the instruments she heard. Unfortunately, as some wonderful talent does, Billie Holiday began a struggle with drug addiction in the 1940s that would eventually lead to untimely her death in 1959 at the young age of 44. With her drug addiction came voice alterations that are apparent in her recordings. Despite her struggles and sad ending, Billie Holiday received many Grammy Hall of Fame awards for her work and her emotive voice continue to live on through her moving songs. For more information or for questions on buying or selling used Jazz, Latin Jazz and any other genre of music CDs, visit .used-jazz… If you have any questions please email at [email protected] Brad Parmerter has almost 20 years experience in the music and entertainment industry as a writer, programmer, and merchandiser. He has professionally interviewed and photographed such artists as: Rush, Metallica, Celine Dion, Live, Phil Collins, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Live, Van Halen, Queensryche, Anna Nalick, Styx, Def Leppard, and many more. Please visit SecondSpin.. for all of your entertainment needs. Article Published On: 相关的主题文章: