Billie Holiday – The Life And Artistry Of Lady Day

Billie Holiday: unique, incomparable, unforgettable. The troubled existence of a legendary artist viewed through her best songs, images and films. Arguably the best female vocalist in jazz history, a legendary performer of international reputation, Billie Holiday was known for the emotional intensity she put into the lyrics of her songs. Lady Day (as she was known by fans and musicians alike) lived the words she sang. Including biography, discography, lyrics, own compositions and bibliography. Digitally mastered. Interactive menus.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

20 Comments

  • lizk203

    14 diciembre, 2012

    How can anyone say she has a Small voice,it’s one of the Largest ever.

  • Jahlaune Hunt

    14 diciembre, 2012

    billie holiday went to jail with her mother in the 1920s while living in Harlem both were charged with prostitution

  • themrduragss

    14 diciembre, 2012

    Obviously Whitney has nothing to do with Billie. The similarities between the TWO icons is that they both were and became the music which they were singing. There are revelations which have come out from inside the industry which strongly suggest Whitney was on drugs since the early 80s.

  • themrduragss

    14 diciembre, 2012

    Holiday looks full black in her earlier pictures

  • tommary1962

    14 diciembre, 2012

    Also, Ella wert through some very similar trials in her life. Lady had an attitude and a chip on her shoulder from early childhood – in the end, this is what caused her the most heartache – her own bad choices. GREAT artist, f’ed up person.

  • tommary1962

    14 diciembre, 2012

    The notion that the relatives who raised her did not care is BS. It is well documented that she was largely raised by the mother in law of her mother’s half sister and that it was Billie’s MOTHER who did not care. This insipid documentary fails to state SO many of the facts, including the fact that her mother moved both of them into the home of a madam and introduced a pre-teen Billie into the life of a prostitute and much more. She was never jailed until 1947. Read Nicholson’s Billie Holiday.

  • kazzie26

    14 diciembre, 2012

    type in the billie holiday story, it is an hour long doc’ hope this helps

  • jeremiah clivestone

    14 diciembre, 2012

    this is the only documentary on billie holiday i can find on youtube? really? one 27 minute biography? there are 30 on jeffrey dahmer. what the fuck is wrong with this world.

  • dorothysboy1

    14 diciembre, 2012

    She is the ultimate jazz Diva!

  • Daniela Sonntag

    14 diciembre, 2012

    in my blood ..bless You

  • Michael Homer

    14 diciembre, 2012

    You will remain in our hearts. Happy 97th. 

  • Jimmyjewels

    14 diciembre, 2012

    This shit made me cry. ‘Small voice, but a strong voice.» That says it all. God bless the Billie Holiday forever. <3

  • demiselenaalways

    14 diciembre, 2012

    As much as I agree Whitney was a musical genius too. And Billie is one of my favorites but just so you know she battled a life long drug addiction too.

  • Danifeare

    14 diciembre, 2012

    Whitney sang for 30 yrs though…. dont think that’s lazy though??????

  • TheJndrod711

    14 diciembre, 2012

    Geez so many parallels to Whitney…….

  • jona4x

    14 diciembre, 2012

    totally worth viewing! lady singing with count basie’s orchestra??!! her entire recorded output with basie consists of a few radio air checks discovered after her death! hearing AND seeing them work together is beyond my wildest dreams!

  • marazul2008

    14 diciembre, 2012

    The best ever!!! I love her….Great post bro!

  • Adrian22

    14 diciembre, 2012

    Thanks so much for posting this doc. Unique, incomparable, unforgettable – indeed!

  • lesterclaypool1

    14 diciembre, 2012

    Why would you use the phrase, «only 19» in regards to Billie’s mother’s age at her birth in this area?  19 would have been the common age to have children.

  • natescovers

    14 diciembre, 2012

    proof that you just can’t teach tone