Sunday, February 7, 2010

1957 Live Jazz

The Great Billie Holiday in a live performance.  When I listen to this and think of most female "musicians" today I feel nauseated.  Oh well, that's why God gave us recordings eh???  Holiday's phrasings are absolutely incredible, and only a woman with "life experience" could sing it like she does.  Hope you enjoy.  They booted her out of the "speakeasies" and basically ruined her career.  She always told the story like it really was, and that's what people do to you when you speak the raw truth. My favorite part of the lyrics are the last part "Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.  Sometimes when you think it's on baby, it has turned off and gone."

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