Musical artists similar to or like Billie Holiday
American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning 26 years. Wikipedia
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Sentences forBillie Holiday
- On June 12, the orchestra recorded five more songs in the studio, including "Trav'lin' Light" with Billie Holiday.
- The song has previously been recorded by Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
- James S. Murphy of Vanity Fair suggests Beyoncé is among the major artists like Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday who are "celebrated [not] because [they] write such good parts, but because [they] create them out of the words that are given".
- He toured with Eckstine and Billie Holiday and was arrested for heroin possession in Los Angeles.
- In 1971, Diana Ross began working on her first film, Lady Sings the Blues, which was a loosely based biography on singer Billie Holiday.
- He considers Billie Holiday "probably favorite singer".
- Hammond introduced Basie to Billie Holiday, whom he invited to sing with the band.
- In Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit, she sings "Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze/Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees…".
- She has said that "all girl singers" eventually "have to curtsy to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday".
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