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Billie Holiday: Pro Vocal Series



Crazy He Calls Me


Don't Explain


Don't Worry About Me


Easy Living


God Bless' The Child


Just One More Chance


Solitude


Trav'lin' Light

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day by her loyal friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. Critic John Bush wrote that she "changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", and "Lady Sings the Blues". She also became famous for singing jazz standards written by others, including "Easy Living" and "Strange Fruit." This Pro Vocal series contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight of her hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening, and then separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. Or for singing just for the fun of it!

Item code: 9805B | Songbook & CD | $14.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz  | Melody/Lyrics/Chords | Solo | 31 Pages | Softcover | 9 x 12
884088240134 | 1423438523 | 00740388

Music series: Pro Vocal for Singers | Related: Vocal Jazz Songbooks for Solo Female Voice
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