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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Three Rivers Pr
Publication date July 18, 2006
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Edition 50 anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780767923866
ISBN-10 0767923863
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Summary
In a fiftieth anniversary edition of Holiday's unforgettable memoir, the legendary singer describes her early childhood in an East Baltimore ghetto, her career as an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, and her years in bondage to a drug habit. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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Paperback
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With William Dufty | 50 anv edition from Three Rivers Pr (July 18, 2006)
9780767923866 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Billie Holiday describes her early childhood in an East Baltimore ghetto, her career as an internationally-acclaimed jazz vocalist, and her years spent battling a drug habit.
from Tusquets Editor (January 1, 2002)
9788472231962 | details & prices | 150 pages | List price $17.95
from Tusquets Editor (January 1, 2002)
9788472236370 | details & prices | 150 pages | List price $9.95
from Tusquets (June 1, 1998)
9788483105801 | details & prices | List price $31.99
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Reissue edition from Avon Books (February 1, 1981)
9780380004911 | details & prices | List price $2.50
About: Billie Holiday describes her early childhood in an East Baltimore ghetto, her career as an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, and her years in bondage to a drug habit

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