BILLIE HOLIDAY:
The Musician and the Myth

JOHN SZWED

When Billie Holiday first stepped into a recording studio in November 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career in twentieth-century popular music. Read more

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'As with the best of Holiday's music, this elegant and perceptive study is restrained, nuanced, and masterfully carried out.' (Kirkus Reviews)