With Billie: A New Look at the Unforgettable Lady Day
Few jazz singers have become icons like Billie Holiday. In "With Billie," we hear the voices of those people who knew Billie best: piano players and dancers, pimps and junkies, lovers and narcs, producers and critics, each recalling intimate stories of the Billie they knew. What emerges is a portrait of a complex, contradictory, enthralling woman, a woman who -- contrary to myth -- knew what she wanted and what really mattered to her. Julia Blackburn has pieced together an oral history of this jazz great, creating a unique and fascinating view of an astonishing woman.
Author: Julia Blackburn
Release Date: 2006-04-11