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Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holliday

One Peace. May 2019. 112p. ISBN 9781642730210. pap. $14.95. BIOG
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Known for her recording of “Strange Fruit,” a lyrical ballad about lynchings, Billie Holiday became one of the greatest jazz singers of all time despite a troubled life of poverty, jail, violence, discrimination, ill-fated love, and substance abuse. Parisi’s spare, approachable account uses mostly Holiday’s voice as narrator, dramatized by understated images and vignettes in black and grayscale.

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