STRANGE FRUIT: Happy Birthday Lady Day


Billie Holiday, born in West Philadelphia, on April 7, 1915, was a musical and social phenomenon who changed the face of music forever. A vocalist who needed a personal connection to the songs she sang, Billie’s voice had an emotional quality that made her style so compelling. The songs she sang mirrored the circumstances of her life, and that fact enabled her to bring them to life in such a way that her audiences lived them too.

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