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Billie Holiday

Born: 1915. Died: 1959. Lived in: United States

Considered by many to be the greatest jazz vocalist of all time, Billie Holiday lived a tempestuous and difficult life. Her singing expressed an incredible depth of emotion that spoke of hard times and injustice as well as triumph. Though her career was relatively short and often erratic, she left behind a body of work as great as any vocalist before or since.

Born Eleanora Fagan in 1915, Billie Holiday spent much of her young life in Baltimore, Maryland. Raised primarily by her mother, Holiday had only a tenuous connection with her father, who was a jazz guitarist in Fletcher Henderson's band. Living in extreme poverty, Holiday dropped out of school in the fifth grade and found a job running errands in a brothel. When she was twelve, Holiday moved with her mother to Harlem, where she was eventually arrested for prostitution.

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Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Billie Holiday : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 073999822366 : 0634025872 : 00740140

Billie Holiday : Original Keys For Singers

This groundbreaking publication features authentic transcriptions in the original keys of 19 classics from the most signature recordings of the great Lady Day. Includes a biography and discography, and these classic standards in voice with piano accompaniment format. A must for every jazz singer's library!

Songlist: All Of Me, Billie's Blues (I Love My Man), Body And Soul, Crazy He Calls Me, Easy Living, Fine And Mellow, A Fine Romance, God Bless The Child, Good Morning Heartache, I Cried For You, I Wished On The Moon, Lover, Come Back To Me, Miss Brown To You, Solitude, Some Other Spring, Strange Fruit, This Year's Kisses, The Very Thought Of You, You've Changed

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Billie Holiday | 9206b | Songbook | $21.95 | Voice and Piano


Billie Holiday : Pro Vocal Series : Songbook & CD : 884088240134 : 1423438523 : 00740388

Billie Holiday : Pro Vocal Series

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!

Songlist: 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

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Performed by Billie Holiday | 9805b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Voice with Jazz Combo


Billie Holiday : The Very Best of Billie Holiday : Solo : Songbook : 888680075965 : 1495028046 : 00147954

Billie Holiday : The Very Best of Billie Holiday

Two dozen songs are presented in this centennial edition saluting jazz musician and singer/songwriter Billie Holiday. It includes piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of: Billie's Blues (I Love My Man) - Crazy He Calls Me - Don't Explain - Easy Living - God Bless' the Child - Good Morning Heartache - I'll Be Seeing You - Lady Sings the Blues - Now or Never - Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) - Strange Fruit - Them There Eyes - and more.

Songlist: Easy Living, Now Or Never, Billie's Blues (I Love My Man), Body And Soul, Crazy She Calls Me, It Had To Be You, Don't Explain, Fine And Mellow, Stormy Blues, God Bless' The Child, Good Morning Heartache, I'll Be Seeing You, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Long Gone Blues, Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?), My Man (Mon Homme), Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time), Strange Fruit, Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do, Them There Eyes, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Lady Sings The Blues, Somebody's On My Mind, Tell Me More And More And Then Some

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Billie Holiday | 40105b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Billie Holiday : Lady Sings the Blues : Solo : Songbook : 073999572025 : 0793524458 : 00357202

Billie Holiday : Lady Sings the Blues

18 hits featuring 'The Man I Love,' 'Lover, Come Back to Me' and 'Body and Soul.'

Songlist: Easy Living, Body And Soul, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Don't Explain, Easy To Love (You'd Be So Easy To Love), Embraceable You, God Bless' The Child, I Cover The Waterfront, Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?), Lover, Come Back To Me, The Man I Love, My Man (Mon Homme), Nice Work If You Can Get It, Night And Day, Strange Fruit, Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do, Them There Eyes, What Is This Thing Called Love?

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Billie Holiday | 40117b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Billie Holiday : Music of the Stars : Solo : Songbook : 884088522643 : 142349721X : 00001368

Billie Holiday : Music of the Stars

17 classics recorded by Billie Holiday, including: All of Me - Body and Soul - Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It) - Good Morning Heartache - Moonlight in Vermont - My Man (Mon Homme) - Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do - You Go to My Head - and more.

Songlist: Falling In Love Again (Can't Help It), All Of Me, Ain't Nobody's Business, Maybe You'll Be There, No More, Body And Soul, Crazy She Calls Me, We'll Be Together Again, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, Good Morning Heartache, It's Not For Me To Say, Moonlight In Vermont, My Man (Mon Homme), Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do, You Better Go Now, You Go To My Head, You Showed Me The Way

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Billie Holiday | 40159b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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God Bless the Child : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Billie Holiday : Songbook : 08657660 : 888680071592

Kirby Shaw : God Bless the Child

(Shaw) SATB

Arranger: Kirby Shaw Performed By: Billie Holiday

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
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| 08657660


God Bless' the Child : SATB : Anita Kerr : Billie Holiday : Sheet Music : 00007637 : 073999076370

Anita Kerr : God Bless' the Child

(Herzog/Holiday) SATB (Kerr)

Arranger: Anita Kerr Performed By: Billie Holiday

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00007637

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