The Pain and Pleasure of Billie Holiday


The incomparable Billie Holiday had a voice like no other. Her singing captures the  fullness and depth of life with all it’s sadness, joy, anger, hope, love, fear and excitement.

Billie grew up in Baltimore. Her father was a jazz guitarist. Initially, she turned tricks for a living before moving to New York City with her mother. She then joined and recorded with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington.