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• Kirkus Best Books of 2015 selection for Biography  •Published in celebration of Holiday’s centenary the first biography to focus on the singer’s extraordinary musical talentWhen Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia’s studios in November 1933 it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career in twentieth century popular music Her voice weathered c oops It was actually the paperback version I read but that s okay When my brain clears from flu fog I ll be back to write about this book but for now I really really enjoyed reading it It offers a number of insights not only into Holiday as an individual but also into her somewhat controversial Lady Sings the Blues into her music and into the history of those who came before her musically At the same time the author is savvy enough to note that some secrets still linger about her life so anyone looking for a tell all sort of thing won t get it here I have loved Holiday s music forever so for me this was definitely a must read soon জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় definitely a must read soon

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Billie Holiday

Ountless shifts in public taste and new reincarnations of her continue to arrive most recently in the form of singers like Amy Winehouse and AdeleMost of the writing on Holiday has focused on the tragic details of her life her prostitution at the age of fourteen her heroin addiction and alcoholism her series of abusive relationships or tried to correct the many fabrications of her autobiography Bu This book renewed my intrigue in Lady Day I loved learning about the descriptions of her personality sometimes rough profane caustic and vengefulwitty kindand perceptive 107 Szwed doesn t deny that she had a drug addiction but he doesn t penalize her for her shortcomings It relieved me He focused on her legend and her musicianship for which lovers of Lady Day ought to be grateful

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T now Billie Holiday stays close to the music to her performance style and to the self she created and put into print on record and on stageDrawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade critically acclaimed jazz writer John Szwed considers how her life inflected her art her influences her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius a number of her signature songs and her lega It was okThe first section of the book was very interesting and kept my attention completely I feel like the second section of the book was like reading a boring dossier I could hardly keep my eyes open to read the last section of the book


10 thoughts on “Billie Holiday

  1. says:

    oops It was actually the paperback version I read but that's okay When my brain clears from flu fog I'll be back to write about this book but for now I really really enjoyed reading it It offers a number of insights not only into Holiday as an individual but also into her somewhat controversial Lady Sings the Blues into her music and into the history of those who came before her musically At the same time the author is

  2. says:

    The concept of The Musician and the Myth was very intriguing as most bios take a rather conventional approach In the average book focusing on a performer you get a chronological look at their private lives with a a dutiful glance at his or her career and almost always they use the career as a way to further understand the print sel

  3. says:

    A must read not only for Billie Holiday fans but for anyone with even a passing interest in musical history Well written and

  4. says:

    Probably the best book I've read about Billie Holiday and the genius of her musical talent Szwed takes the long view on Holiday focusing his sights on what made her vocalizations so uniue and so enduring examining the music she made and the genres that surrounded that music Szwed deals with Holiday's personal sto

  5. says:

    Billie Holiday The Musician and the Myth by John Szwed is a free NetGalley ebook that I read while on a roadtrip to Chicago because what can I say non fiction's my bag right nowA bloody awful book and than a debate in print than a true novel It's basically written in thirds13 These other books are not like my bo

  6. says:

    This book renewed my intrigue in Lady Day I loved learning about the descriptions of her personality sometimes rough profane caustic and vengefulwitty kindand perceptive 107 Szwed doesn't deny that she had a drug addiction but he doesn't penalize her for her shortcomings It relieved me He focused on her legend and her mus

  7. says:

    Fact filled informative biography of Billie Holiday which also provides excellent information about the evolution of blues jazz RB and other popular American music Better editing would have made this an even compelling bio

  8. says:

    Good review of her recorded work

  9. says:

    It was okThe first section of the book was very interesting and kept my attention completely I feel like the second section of the book was like reading a boring dossier I could hardly keep my eyes open to read the last sect

  10. says:

    This book ended up being a biography based on an autobiography written while she was still alive It was interesting in a few parts but it was very drawn out and slow in the majority of it To be honest it left me wanting to

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