Billie Holiday’s songs are some of the best in depicting the joy and sorrow of love. Her story has been told through many biographies and movies. I first learned about Billie Holiday through Diana Ross’s movie “Lady Sings the Blues”. I didn’t even know about her when I heard Credence Clearwater Revival do “God Bless the Child”. Once I discovered here I loved her music.
Lady Day got her start in the 1930s in Harlem. Lester Young nicknamed her Lady Day. She would go on to perform and record through her passing in 1959.You can find out more at her web site http://www.billieholiday.com/.
On Thursday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day, join Jesse ‘Chuy’ Varela and Melanie Berzon, for a celebration of Billie Holiday. Who else can help us understand the joy and pain of love through song, better than Lady Day? Valentine’s Day, from 2-6pm PCT at 91.1 FM or KCSM.org.
Listen to her sing God Bless the Child. Love you madly!