Billie Holiday – The Musician and The Myth. – Szwed, John.

Szwed, John.


Publisher: Viking Books. New York. 2015.
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8vo, VIII, 230pp. Hardcover with brown boards and d/w in excellent condition protected by clear archival covering, text in likewise as-new condition. Drawing on a large amount of new material that had surfaced by the end of the last century, the author is able to strip away much of the accumulation of myth, looking instead at Holiday’s great qualities not always acknowledged even in her controversial autobiography “Lady Sings The Blues”.Her story deals with arguably the most remarkable and influential career in 20th Century popular music.