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It is widely known to be the definitive film on Billie Holiday.
Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Mel Torme, Karrin Allyson, Carmen McRae and Susannah McCorkle capture the melodic and emotional warmth that is the very spirit of jazz with such tracks as "You Go To My Head," "How Long Has This Been Going On?
Through a fuzzy mobile phone, Contreras, who - depending on what she sings - sounds like Dolly Parton or Billie Holiday, indicates that her band is Seattle-bound to open on tour for Australian alt-country singer Kasey Chambers.
BILLIE HOLIDAY, ``Billie Holiday for Lovers'': A dozen jewels including ``Body and Soul'' and ``They Can't Take That Away From Me.
Among the legendary artists are Abba, Aerosmith, Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Carpenters, Eric Clapton, Patsy Cline, John Coltrane, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, The Four Tops, Judy Garland, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly, The Jackson Five, The Mamas & The Papas, Bob Marley, Bill Monroe, Van Morrison, Nirvana, The Police, Smokey Robinson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, The Supremes, The Temptations, Conway Twitty, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, and The Who.
She's finding her voice, finding the self-confidence, shaking the ghosts of Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith, and defying the mold being cast for Barbra Streisand.
Pursuing timeless and classic reissues, by such luminaries as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, the label created STARDUST and GOLDENLANE imprints (2000).
BILLIE HOLIDAY, ``20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection'': Opening with the chilling ``Strange Fruit'' and closing with ``God Bless the Child,'' a dozen deep blue Holidays.
Artists asked to ruminate on the intersection of life and art in the music of Billie Holiday point to the sense of truth imparted in highly personal interpretations of sometimes unremarkable material.
The catalog of tracks spans all genres of music including artists such as Bob Marley, The Cult, and Billie Holiday.
More often, she seems to be dipping into a smorgasbord of archetypes: a little Monroe, a little Billie Holiday, a little sex kitten.