Saturday, March 09, 2013

Saturday Night Music: Billie Holiday


4 comments:

Ron Scheer said...

Holy smoke. I think of this as her signature song. But then again, she made just about every song her "signature song." Thanks.

I think I remember this right. I was coming home from school one day and heard on the car radio that she had been hospitalized, and there was all this trouble with a drug arrest and so on. It was 1959. A month or two later she had died.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - What an amazing voice!!! So much talent...

Anonymous said...

What really turned me on to Billie Holiday was the movie Rocket Gibraltar, where the dying Burt Lancaster played her records constantly.


Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I don't think I have ever seen ROCKET GIBRALTOR.
She was a real train wreck all right but I could listen to her and Nina Simone all day.