Lady Sings the Blues: The 50Th-Anniversay Edition With a Revised Discography download free [PDF and Ebook] by Billie Holiday

Lady Sings the Blues: The 50Th-Anniversay Edition With a Revised Discography download free [PDF and Ebook] by Billie Holiday year 2006
  • Book name: Lady Sings the Blues: The 50Th-Anniversay Edition With a Revised Discography
  • Author: Billie Holiday
  • Release date: 2006/7/21
  • Publisher: THREE RIVERS PRESS (CA)
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780767923866
  • Rating: 9.49 of 10
  • Votes: 281
  • Review by: Aarav Gentile
  • Review rating: 9.07 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/28
  • Total pages: 231
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Originally released by Doubleday in 1956, Harlem Moon Classics celebrates the publication with the fiftieth-anniversary edition of Billie Holiday's unforgettable and timeless memoir. Updated with photos and with an insightful introduction and a revised discography, both written by celebrated music writer David Ritz.Lady Sings the Blues is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred autobiography of Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz, swing, and standards singing sensation. Taking the reader on a fast-moving journey from Holiday's rough-and-tumble Baltimore childhood (where she ran errands at a whorehouse in exchange for the chance to listen to Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith albums), to her emergence on Harlem's club scene, to sold-out performances with the Count Basie Orchestra and with Artie Shaw and his band, this revelatory memoir is notable for its trenchant observations on the racism that darkened Billie's life and the heroin addiction that ended it too soon. We are with her during the mesmerizing debut of 'Strange Fruit'; with her as she rubs shoulders with the biggest movie stars and musicians of the day (Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Clark Gable, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and more); and with her through the scrapes with Jim Crow, spats with Sarah Vaughan, ignominious jailings, and tragic decline. All of this is told in Holiday's tart, streetwise style and hip patois that makes it read as if it were written yesterday.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H49M3S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: General, Jazz, Biography: Arts & Entertainment, Black & Asian Studies
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.09 USD
  • Dimensions: 142x208x19mm
  • Weight: 268g
  • Printed by: Not Available
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