Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Billie Holiday - "Lady in Satin" - June 1958

June 1958. "Lady in Satin" - the final album Billie Holiday released before her death in July 1959. By the time she recorded "Lady in Satin" her voice was ravaged by years of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and performing, but she still used it to devastating effect. This album is haunting and echoes with all of the sorrow and pain in her life. In my opinion "Lady in Satin" is one of the great recordings of all time.

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