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Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Arcade Pub
Publication date October 1, 1991
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781559701471
ISBN-10 1559701471
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $29.95
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A biography of the 'First Lady' of modern jazz, based on newly released archival information, stresses her contributions to jazz singing instead of dwelling on her personal difficulties
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
"Billie Holiday deserves a biography in which her musicianship isn't overshadowed by the tragic events of her life. O'Meally has written that book," says Entertainment Weekly about this absorbing and authoritative account of the greatest jazz singer in history. O'Meally emphasizes Holiday's artistry and training rather than her personal miseries, and he uses voluminous archival material to correct common myths about Holiday. Chronicling her rigorous musical apprenticeship in Baltimore, her reception in New York by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, and her work with various musicians, particularly Lester Young, Lady Day is an impassioned testament to Holiday's genius that confirms her place in American jazz.


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from Arcade Pub (October 1, 1991)
9781559701471 | details & prices | List price $29.95
About: A biography of the 'First Lady' of modern jazz, based on newly released archival information, stresses her contributions to jazz singing instead of dwelling on her personal difficulties
Paperback
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from Da Capo Pr (September 6, 2000)
9780306809590 | details & prices | 7.75 × 9.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Profiling the life and music of this jazz legend, the author avoids oft-repeated myths and facts about the 'tragic' life of Billie Holiday to focus on her musicianship.
from Arcade Pub (December 1, 1993)
9781559702003 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $17.95
About: A biography of the 'First Lady' of modern jazz, based on newly released archival information, stresses her contributions to jazz singing instead of dwelling on her personal difficulties

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