Masters of American Music: Lady Day - The Many Faces of Billie Holiday ()

directed by Matthew Seig
featuring Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Annie Ross, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison

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Billie Holiday is recognized as one of the greatest blues and jazz vocalists of all time. This program tells her story. Holiday's song, "Strange Fruit," a reference to the lynching of black Americans in the South, was voted the most important piece of music of the 20th century. The singer experienced firsthand the indignities of racism in her native land. She found solace in the alcohol and drugs which eventually killed her. Her music continues to thrill audiences. Many of her signature tunes are included in this ...

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